GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

This month, we’re kicking off summer beach trips by journeying to Curaçao, a remote Dutch Caribbean island known for its secluded beaches and expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. Each year, several endangered sea turtle species travel to this tropical haven to lay their eggs. Between June and September, up to 5,000 baby turtles will hatch—but in the face of dangerous predators, illegal poaching, and rising pollution, their survival is far from certain. 

This is where our May Project of the Month, Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao, comes in. 

With programs ranging from public education to pollution reduction around nesting sites, this locally-led organization is working to ensure that the turtle mothers of Curaçao can nest safely for years to come—and that their hatchlings are able to make it to the surrounding ocean. By saving sea turtles from poaching and entanglement, as well as raising public support for conservation, Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao is giving these endangered animals a chance to live long, healthy lives, and protecting overall marine biodiversity in the process. 

To learn more about how Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao is protecting our planet, one turtle at a time, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion!

With gratitude, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In Indonesia, less than 1% of children who have terminal illnesses are able to access palliative care. They and their families are often forced to endure the grief and pain of their last days without any assistance—particularly in rural, under-resourced communities.

Our April Project of the Month,Yayasan Rumah Rachel ('Rachel House'), is working to bring much-needed comfort to these kids and their families by providing in-home palliative care service for patients and their families as well as palliative care training for medical professionals across the country. Since it was established in 2006, Rachel House has cared for more than 800 children and provided training for nearly 9,000 medical professionals and community volunteers—all in service of a future where no child in Indonesia has to die in pain.

“We at Rachel House are beyond grateful to receive such an honor to be selected as GlobalGiving's Project of the Month for April 2022,” Chief Operating Officer Ella Cecilia shared. “For those who live in poverty, when even putting food on the table is already a daily challenge, receiving palliative care at home is a very essential assistance that they would never dare to imagine.”

Cecilia went on to share that your generosity will make it possible for Rachel House to care for four more patients for up to a year, including medical care at their homes, pyschosocial support, and help navigating hospital policies.

To learn more about how Rachel House is helping kids and their families in Indonesia,  check out their most recent report

Thank you for your commitment to a better world! 

Warmly, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In Kibera, an extremely poor suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, more than 1 million people—including children—live without access to basic resources like food, electricity, healthcare, and education. Kids who are able to go to school are often crammed into crowded, under-resourced classrooms where there are too few teachers to meet every child’s needs.

Our March Project of the Month, Turning Point Trust, is working to change this reality. 

At their schools, just 25 pupils share spacious classrooms so that everyone recieves individualized attention. Even better, their daily meal program ensures that children not only attend every day but also have the energy they need to succeed. 

Turning Point Trust’s Fundraising and Communications Manager Emily shared that funds from the Project of the Month Club will support nearly 200 students by covering school fees, teacher training, and more. 

To learn more about how The Turning Point Trust is supporting Indigenous students, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your compassion and generosity!

Warmly, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Indigenous students at Instituto Chaikuni
Indigenous students at Instituto Chaikuni

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In northern regions of the Peruvian Amazon, only 3.25% of Indigenous students complete higher education. Those who do want to pursue a university degree face long journeys to the city of Iquitos, cultural inequity, financial barriers, and more—including the continued impacts of COVID-19. 

Our February Project of the Month, Instituto Chaikuni’s Support Indigenous Students in the Face of COVID19, is working to change that. A GlobalGiving Climate Action Fund leader since 2019, Instituto Chaikuni supports 120 indigenous youth belonging to 15 different Amazonian communities. By helping these students reach their potential while strengthening their cultural engagement, this project ensures that they have the tools they need to become successful advocates for Indigenous culture—and stewards of the Amazon rainforest they call home. 

Communication coordinator Milton Lopez Tarabochia shared that funds from the Project of the Month Club will go to a number of vital programs, including mental health support, intercultural communications workshops, and trainings focused on sustainable agriculture. 

To learn more about how Instituto Chaikuni is supporting Indigenous students, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your compassion and generosity!

Warmly, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In rural, coastal regions of Bangladesh, 3 out of 4 people struggle to access clean drinking water. Water-borne diseases are common, and women frequently travel miles to find water—sometimes unfiltered—for their families. 

That’s where our partner Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) comes in. By preserving rainwater and installing locally-developed water purification technology, BEDS has helped more than 9,000 individuals from 11 villages access safe drinking water. 

When Chief Executive Md. Maksudur Rahman learned that BEDS had been selected as the Project of the Month, they shared their immense gratitude, saying:

“It's very difficult to explain our happiness—but after receiving the message that we are a member of GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club, we know that we are not alone, that there are many hands helping promote grassroots change.” 

To learn more about how BEDS is supporting the communities and ecosystems of Bangladesh, check out their most recent report

Thank you for ringing in the New Year with generosity! 

With gratitude, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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