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Empower 50 needy girls in India through education.
The Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme is a distinctive higher and professional education and personality development programme. It addresses the grim situation of girls' education in India by achieving their overall development via monetary and individual mentoring support. Since 2002 we have reached out to close to 6192 girls, called Shalinis (Dignified Women), who are now either economically independent or moving towards it. Currently, we are looking for support for 50 aspiring girls.
School to School - Connect Urban & Rural Children
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As per the Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER) survey, India has made impressive progress in school enrollments and the focus is to improve quality. Goonj has found that rural students lack basic supplies (uniforms, pencil, books, a bag etc) while urban students have the same in abundance. This recycling, environment-friendly effort sensitizes and motivates urban students to donate their reusable school material, and acts as the carrot to get village children to school.
Empowering Vulnerable Young People with LifeSkills
We work with 10,000 young people a year through our two innovation labs - After School Life Skills Program & Career Connect Program; have trained over 5500 teachers/educators from 157 partners impacting over 137,500 children & young people & sensitize over 2500 volunteers through our unique Life Skills Development model. We work on a strong collaborative approach with local charities, corporates, volunteers, governments, expert consultants & a host of national & international strategic partners
Help older people learn basic IT skills
Age Action's award winning "Getting Started" programme is a learning and awareness raising programme for older people to encourage and help them to use computers and the internet. Our goal is to promote digital inclusion and positive aging by providing opportunities for all older people to learn about technology. All our tutors are trained volunteers and work one-to-one with older learners as each learner may require different levels of support, encouragement and have proven very successful.
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Mayama develops life skills in 195 children & their families who face poverty, abuse, and violence in Mexico. With an innovative program, we empower their intellectual, emotional, physical, artistic & social abilities, so that they can take assertive decisions and become self sufficient members of society. We also carry out our "Ready for school" program with the 15% of our children who have never been to school, so that they can get the basic skills needed to start their studies successfully.
Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico
Elders comprise over 32% of the population in our low-income community. We provide services to people over 60 years old, who live alone, who do not have someone to take care of them and/or who have chronic health problems. Lunch is distributed on weekends and holidays to the homes of 61 elders in the community and nearby areas. Follow-up on their medical conditions is made by a registered nurse, and transportation to their medical appointments is provided in some cases.
In hospital with Licorice
The program "In hospital with Licorice" is a coherent pack of projects that provide the patients with free time activities in order to meaningfully fill their time. Another reason why this program is so important is the goal of making patients' stay in a hospital as pleasant as possible, improving their mood in the process. It happens quite often that good mood can speed up the recovery process.
Sponsor the Care of a Latin American Burned Child
Children throughout Latin America who have suffered severe burns receive comprehensive rehabilitation treatment free of charge at COANIQUEM in Santiago, Chile. (COANIQUEM = Corporacion de Ayuda al Nino Quemado) Services include reconstructive surgery, physical and occupational therapy, psychological services, and education. Your contribution of $1,000 provides the full care of one child for the period of one year. $700 provides the medical care. $300 provides social services and education.
Fin.& Entrepren.Educat.for 800 low-inc.Venez.women
While 38% of Latin American women are in charge of providing their homes' main income for their families, in Venezuela is approximately 40%.Jovenes Emprend. plans to provide financial education, business knowledge and entrepreneurship abilities to 800 women located in low income surroundings, as well as an initial seed capital will be provided by an allied bank for them to initiate their businesses improving their communities and their families'quality of life. Dir.popul.:800 women.Indirect:3200
Computer Skills for Youth in Rural, Slum Areas
The aim of the project is to provide the benefits of computer based education and skills training to high school and college students from socially and economically backward areas of Karnataka (India). We have shortlisted 10 locations where we have a presence either through study centres or hostels of partner organisations. By leveraging on this infrastructure, once we setup a Computer learning Centre, we can reach out and help more than 500 students on a yearly basis.
Help Support Scotland's Sick Children
Children from all over Scotland are treated at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Some have minor ailments, others are fighting for their lives. Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity sits at the heart of the hospital and invests in initiatives that help to make their care and experience the best it can be. Your support will help to ensure that we can invest in world class medical equipment, play programmes, family support services and pioneering research to make young lives better.
Born Learning Campaign to impact 50,000 children.
The recent Hungama survey report reveals that 42% of children in India are malnourished which is being described as a National shame. Deprivation of nutritious food at an early age (0-6 yrs) can cause irreparable damages and paralyze the growth of a child for entire life. Hence, United Way Bengaluru launched its campaign called 'Born Learning' to impact 50,000 children by 2015 .
Medical Services / Medicine for Abuse Children
-Hogar de Ninos Regazo de Paz is a specialize Home for abuse, abandoned and/or neglected children, sheltering up to 15 children at one time, both sexes, from new born to eight years of age. -We provide for all their basic needs, nutrition, access to specialize medical services; tutorial, sports and everything the kids may need. -Medical services/Medicine -Project will help us provide for medical services and medical supplies, therapy and various medical treatments.
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