Thailand is an impoverished nation. Many are enticed to seek work far from their home community. Young people and women are frequently entrapped in bonded service or sex trade as a means to support themselves and their families. There is a need for education, educational support, training and outreach to assist these vulnerable people.
Education is so important in Ethiopia that university entrance exams leaked and posted on Facebook this year caused a crisis! The government shut down social media sites in the country for several days before and during national exams.
In Blantyre, Malawi, thanks to the vision and tireless devotion of one man, Victor Musowa, children with disabilities are receiving high quality education, therapy, and nutritious meals. And it’s not just traditional school-aged children who attend this school. Recognizing the critical role of early intervention therapy, this school, the AKF, admits children as young as four months.
Mothers with a Heart for Ethiopia is a volunteer-led and volunteer driven organization based
Neema Child Project has been established to raise funds in support of Kingdom Child Project
In 2015, the iNSchool project was begun with a pilot project that provided breakfasts, lunches, school supplies and uniforms for selected students at Bisrat Elementary School. The project aims to raise the number of children who receive in-school nutrition to 20 and school supplies and uniform to 25 over the next school year.
The Greenfield Kids Foundation was registered in September 2009; we are non-profit organization, dedicated to providing support to the needy children and orphans in Kabale District, Uganda, Africa. This foundation has focused their attention on solving the problems of needy children and orphans and has put in place the Greenfield Nursery and Primary School for the children ages 2 to 13.
It was in early 2008 that I wrote my first letter regarding my new project (Cyber Matters) to help countries in West Africa. That same year I went to Burkina Faso in mid year and since then I have made nine trips in seven years. Now a new trip is looming on the horizon so I want to share some details with you. This will be my 10th trip.
The Sagome Learning Center plays an important role in its community and nation by helping to educate future leaders. The scholarship program gives students a chance to go on to higher education, by first laying a strong foundation at the primary school level.
Renuka Jeyanayagam made her first volunteer trip to Africa in 2005 and since then returned every year, starting projects in Zambia and Mozambique. Renuka has a passion to see the children of Africa have opportunities to attend school and receive an education, which would completely change their lives. Her hope is to help families break the cycle of poverty by providing them with the resources and opportunities to be self reliant.
The original project has had such a success that it is now multiplying itself into new areas and expanding its original vision to include integrated development with water, health, education, and expanding on income generating activities. One of the new areas is North Shoa a strategic area that is the convergence of 4 tribes/regions in Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromo, Afar, and Arbgoba).
Fadhili is a Swahili word that means compassion or mercy. Fadhili began in May, 2001, as a home based care program which sought to empower pastors and opinion leaders by training them to take care of persons affected by HIV. During this time, mortality rates were high due to lack of awareness and shortage of Anti-retroviral Therapy. The program lost some parents due to AIDS and so the children were left with no one to take care of them in terms of school fees and primary needs. Due this pandemic, the Watoto Wetu program was born to support these children’s needs and others from very poor backgrounds.
Victoria Quinn is lead member for this project in Belize that seeks to build playgrounds in local schools.
Rift Valley Marathon participants and volunteers will visit Kenya in March to run, and contribute their skills to a variety of community based projects.
Sharla Wallace is the lead member of Helping Empower Alternative Rural Development (HEARD).
This project aims to build local capacity for poverty reduction in the rural village of Toh-Kpalime in the Volta Region.
Aberra Makonnen is the Project Lead Member for the Wajju School project aimed at rebuilding a school in Ethiopia.
David O’Leary runs the Grassroots Youth Development program out of Khayelitsha, South Africa. Grassroots Youth is made up of three integrated programs (Boxing, Nutrition, Education) that help disadvantaged youth to realize their full potential.
Tessema Bitew is the lead member of the LIFE scholarship fund. They strive to provide scholarships to deserving students in Ethiopia.
Mesfin Atlaye is the lead member of the Awassa school project which aims to provide education to those who would not otherwise receive it in Awassa, Ethiopia.
Heartprints Community Centre Rwanda has changed its name to Bird of Paradise Ministries- Rwanda (BPMR), a local organization based in Rwanda whose primary goal is to provide basic care for the homeless elderly who do not have family members to provide for them.
Anteneh Emeru is the lead member of the Gojambooks project which focuses on advancing education in Ethiopia by increasing the number of books in schools and libraries.