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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 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 will improve access to primary school education in the remote, disadvantaged communities and increase the enrolment and retention of girls in primary schools by training teachers, building classrooms ad providing literacy tools and learning materials.
This project will address the negative long-term development implications of under-nutrition for individuals, households and communities in rural Laos. Plan Australia will educate the community on health and nutrition, training health centre staff and implementing monitoring tools.
This project will work to address the eye health crisis in Ethiopia by performing surgeries, distributing antibiotics, educating communities about hygiene and sanitation, and investing in infrastructure such as running water and working toilets.
This project will provide clean water by protecting existing water sources from rubbish, animals and other dangerous pollutants as well as training communities to maintain water facilities and improve their knowledge of sanitation practices.
This coffee project will train poor farmers to increase their yields, produce higher quality coffee, and connect them with international markets, helping them lift their families out of poverty. By diversifying farming practices, families will also develop skills to plant and grow other crops and improve their overall nutrition.
This project will bring clean and sustainable water supplies and decent toilets to four villages in Timor-Leste, whilst teaching people about the importance of hygiene for staying healthy. With all three basics, people will unlock their potential and break free from poverty.
This project will support research and conservation efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change on sea turtle populations nesting in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The project also will provide field training opportunities for aspiring conservation biologists from developing nations in Latin America.
This project will support the continued protection of a relatively new colony of magellanic penguins in Peurto Madryn, a major tourist destination in Argentina. The project activities will include research, monitoring and community conservation outreach activities.
This project will support eight remote communities in Indonesia to improve their everyday sanitation and hygiene practices through training, social awareness and the building of new and safe toilets to prevent open defecation.
This project aims to support newly arrived humanitarian families and help them settle into their new life in Australia, with a focus on supporting multicultural playgroups for children from migrant backgrounds to prepare them for school.
This project will build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls, through increasing their safety and access to public spaces, their autonomy and safe mobility in Hanoi and their active and meaningful participation in urban development.
Through this project, the Sea Turtle Conservancy will train aspiring conservation biologists from developing nations in the proper techniques for monitoring and protecting nesting sites in order to build capacity for sea turtle conservation in Latin America.
This project will empower local communities to participate meaningfully and directly benefit from sustainable community-based tourism initiatives in Southern India. The project will focus on conservation while also improving the income and quality of life of the local population.
This project will increase nutrition, hygiene and sanitation standards for the families of six isolated villages in Gido, Indonesia, through improving available basic health services and coaching volunteers to support the parents of these communities.
This project is a part of an ongoing Teacher Training & Quality Education program, which operates in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, the Lower Solu Khumbu, and helps to ensure that all children have access to a primary education.
This project aims to improve the cleanliness of healthcare facilities and maternity wards in rural Cambodia. Improving water and sanitation facilities, and educating hospital staff in improved hygiene, will prevent the spread of infection and reduce the risk of maternal and infant death.