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SEE Turtles helps the sea turtle community connect, grow, and thrive by supporting community-based conservation efforts. This project supports the Sea Turtles & Plastic campaign which is designed to get plastic waste out of sea turtle habitats around the world, by supporting four (4) local programs in Costa Rica.
The Global Safer Cities for Girls Program is a joint program developed in partnership between Plan International, Women in Cities International, and UN-HABITAT. The overarching goal is to build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls to prevent and address gender-based violence and sexual harassment. The program aims to increase girls’ safety and access to public spaces and transport, and increase their active and meaningful participation in urban development and governance.
Our goal is a world where gorillas and other wildlife are healthy and their habitats are secure, and where they co-exist with healthy communities. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is home to 43% of the remaining 1,063 endangered mountain gorillas and is one of two remaining strongholds for the species. Surrounded by some of the poorest communities in Uganda, with very limited access to health and social services, the park and its wildlife are under serious threat from human activity. Sharing 98.4% DNA with humans, mountain gorillas are highly susceptible to human diseases. This project improves the health and hygiene of people living in proximity to gorillas to reduce the likelihood of spread of zoonotic diseases, such as COVID-19, common flu, tuberculosis, scabies, intestinal worms and dysentery.
The Sea Turtle Conservancy is working to save the Green Turtles which are in decline, working within the community of Tortuguero in Costa Rica to introduce eco-tourism as an alternative to the “consumptive use” of sea turtles for meat, eggs and shell. Funds raised through the Footprints Program will help fund the project’s research coordinators, research supplies and equipment, provide food for station staff and volunteers, gas for project boats, and supplies for community outreach and education activities.
Improving irrigation will help to address persistent high rates of malnutrition - driven by poverty, insufficient access to water, poor knowledge about nutrition, and low agricultural production, exacerbated by climate change.
Australia is the only developed country to have blinding trachoma. This disease is one of poverty that can be easily avoided through access to clean water, efficient housing, and education.
An estimated 1 billion people around the world cannot officially prove their identity, and 47% of these are children (World Bank, 2018). Your birth certificate proves you exist. Without it, girls around the world struggle to prove their age, and can be forced into child marriage. Bangladesh has the fourth highest rates of child marriage in the world, with over 50% of girls married before their 18th birthday. Plan International has been working with the Bangladesh government to roll out OpenCRVS, to ensure all children are registered and receive a much needed birth certificate that can protect them from early marriage, child trafficking and child labour.
Teacher Training and Quality Inclusive Education(TTQIE)focuses on training teachers in the remote Solukhumbu district of Nepal with the goal of ensuring that children have better opportunities in life through an inclusive and quality education.
This project will encourage exclusive breastfeeding practices in Nias, Indonesia to help minimize the damage caused by the malnutrition-infection cycle. Training and coaching, supported by localized education materials, should stimulate uptake of exclusive breastfeeding and save lives.
The project aims to support improvement in the delivery of more inclusive, equitable and sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for Wewak District in Papua New Guinea.
For decades, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced lower health outcomes than non-indigenous Australians. Through this project the Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to tackling significant eye health issues for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This project will improve the understanding, management, and stewardship of threatened sharks and rays in Panama’s biodiversity-rich Coiba Island and surrounding waters – a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important adventure travel destination – through the long-term engagement of local communities and the public in baseline research and conservation, and the promotion of engaged, conscientious and sustainable tourism.
This project will facilitate community based sustainable tourism in Indian villages as a means to generate additional income for farmers. The proposed training program would empower villagers to meaningfully participate in community-based sustainable tourism.
This project enlisted the local community in a new sea turtle research and conservation program at a recently discovered nesting site in Bocas del Drago, Panama. Results included reductions in illegal poaching and dog predation, a study of the impacts of climate change, and educating the community about the importance and economic value of conservation.
This project focuses on reducing deaths from cervical cancer, currently a leading cause of female mortality in the remote Solomon Islands. SurfAid will work to increase women's access to cervical cancer screening by training peer educators and producing creative media to support health-seeking practices.
This project is part of the The Fred Hollows Foundation's work to eliminate trachoma from Ethiopia by 2020 and will reach the most remote communities by upskilling the existing health workforce and deploying small surgical teams across the country to screen for trachoma and conduct surgery.
This project will strengthen livelihoods and improve income and food security of rural communities in Timor Leste through agriculture technique training and empowering rural men and women to influence local and national decision making.
This project will build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls through increasing their safety and access to public spaces, enabling their safe mobility in Kampala, Uganda; and increasing their active and meaningful participation in urban development.
This project is working to strengthen the eye health of female factory workers in Vietnam through training medical room staff in eye care and screening, training factory management in eye health and occupational eye care and equipping factory's medical rooms with basic ophthalmic equipment.
This project will collect information about nesting and migratory behaviours of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles in the West Indies and use that information to conduct environmental education and stewardship-building programs that support sustainable eco-tourism.
This project will address the digital divide facing young people in disadvantaged communities in regional NSW. Locally-run Digital Excellence Hubs deliver digital training and support services to support educational and employment pathways.
This project will train more local health professionals and surgeons, who will help address the cataract surgical backlog that is estimated to affect 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as well as building and equipping an eye clinic inside the refugee camp.
This project will support innovative entrepreneurs working in the education sector to bring quality, affordable education to millions of young people who can’t otherwise access an education that will set them up for life.
The project will increase access to use of universal, equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services as well as empowering women as leaders in the sector and ensuring people with disabilities have a greater voice in decision making.