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The Adolescent Girls’ program drives intergenerational change by tackling early and forced marriages and provides training and education to 1,400 at-risk girls in Bihar, India. The program’s aim is simple yet effective: to delay marriage of the girls, by ensuring that they stay in school and step out as confident young women. The reason we work to end forced marriage is because it continues the cycle of hunger and poverty.
This project supports increased investment in and access to culturally appropriate eye care services to remote and underserved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, through training and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff.
This project will work with the Peruvian government to protect spectacled bears and manage Machu Picchu for the benefit of wildlife, local Indigenous communities, and future generations, by implementing science-based conservation actions. Spectacled Bear Conservation (SBC) has been studying and protecting an endangered bear population in northern Peru since 2007. SBC’s programs are based on research, community empowerment, and habitat protection.
Children in Ukraine have had their education significantly disrupted by ongoing conflict. Save the Children is working to ensure all Ukrainian children can realise their human right to gain foundational literacy and numeracy skills through their Library for All program.
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 local programs in Costa Rica.
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.
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.
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.
Give pre-school children in rural Ethiopian communities the best possible start in life through holistic support for their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through creation and support of Early Childhood Care & Development centres.
This project will train Village Health Workers in remote locations on using a new mobile phone/SMS tool to assist them in planning and delivery of community health education activities, and the ordering and supply of basic, essential medicines for communities.
This project will reduce the large environmental impact of the Sangam World Centre in Pune through the introduction of large scale worm farming (vermiculture), and in turn educate Indian staff about climate change and the role of composting.
An innovative grassroots program to break poverty cycle through education. Help to ensure a regular supply of the basics - pens, paper, writing books and textbooks (computers are unheard of) to the 11,900 children attending school in the impoverished Sotang district.
The Quality Education program in Nele and Sotang, some of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, will help to ensure that all children have access to primary education. This project builds on 4 years of grass roots educational support in the region.
This project supports community-based sea turtle conservation by hiring residents to patrol nesting beaches, improving egg hatcheries, and supporting the development of local ecotourism in 6 small rural villages along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua in the municipality of San Juan del Sur.
As an alternative to Schoolies, 18 Mosman High year 12 students are travelling to Cambodia to build houses for local Cambodians living in poverty. All donations made by Travel Insurance Direct customers will be matched dollar to dollar to meet the target of funding the materials to build seven houses.
Creating solutions to hunger, HIV and poverty for people in the rural district of uMkhanyakude in KwaZulu-Natal through community veggie gardens. Quality nutrition can reduce HIV-related illness and AIDS-related deaths, and is vital for breaking the poverty cycle.
Informal mentoring and training activities for young Indigenous people aged 10-18 in Kununurra and surrounding communities that focuses on increasing young people’s motivation and ability to make positive life choices, through a range of activities in order to improve long-term health outcomes.
Training courses for health workers to improve health care access and enforce legal protections, supply educational materials and support hospital based services for people living with HIV/Aids in 8 hospitals in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Quang Ninh and Thanh Hoah districts.
This project will provide funding for basic eye care services in rural and remote areas of Nepal, including day to day services and an Outreach Microsurgical Eye Clinic (OMEC) where hundreds of patients will have access to screening and surgical procedures.
To improve the health and quality of life among rural poor communities in 1 village in Liquica District in Timor-Leste through integrated water, sanitation and hygiene education activities, and to advocate for increased quality and quantity output of the whole rural Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector.