STA Travel works in active partnership with GlobalGiving UK, an award winning non-profit committed to helping vetted, local projects worldwide to thrive - through more direct funding, skilled volunteering and peer learning. This is to ensure that children, families and communities in need get the best support they need to live safe, secure lives.
STA Travel is committed to helping its employees and clients to come together to make a sustainable difference in the communties we have discovered and grown to love, to ensure that travel has a postive impact on their economies and global citizens thrive.
Below are some wonderful local projects from across the globe that STA Travel is supporting through GlobalGiving UK since we started working together in 2014.
By clicking on the projects you can find out more about their work and read direct updates from the field on how funds are being spent.
If you would like to get more involved - running a fundraising event, volunteering or just learning more please get in touch! Gemma Obeng, Partnerships Manager, GlobalGiving UK at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls provides free primary education to undervalued and underserved girls from rural families. Project provides: Art, Hygiene, Values, confidence building, daily hot meal and transportation . CW provides academic skills needed for a secure future of economic independence, growth of self-worth, self esteem, gender equality, and prepares female leaders to advance family, community and society with women examples to change outdated beliefs.Girls+Educuation=Societal change
Many rural areas in Liberia lack healthcare, health ed., or literacy services. Without this Liberians don't know how to use preventative methods that decrease infant and maternal mortality and improve the quality of life. Each year IHI's Clinic serves over 15,000 people, and our literacy programs work with 200 women and our new "Liberian Women's Health Manual" will be used by local women to teach women and girls improved health, sanitation, nutrition and human rights practices. Please contribute
At The Branch Foundation (TBF) we work directly with marginalized communities in Southeast Asia to achieve sustainable development through supporting education, capacity building, and renewable energy solutions. Through these grassroots endeavours, TBF offers support to populations outside the main scope of humanitarian aid such as ethnic minorities, at-risk youth, and refugees. We ensure high organisational transparency and that operational costs at kept at a minimum.
Every day 15,600 children in India will get married. Almost half of girls in India will be married before the age of 18, and many will have their first child before they are 17. Child marriage perpetuates the poverty cycle and significantly increases the incidence of maternal and neonatal health issues and mortality. Our integrated interventions empower adolescent girls, prevent child marriage, help to delay conception and support young mothers.
We enable disadvantaged children in Sierra Leone and Liberia to access quality education. In Sierra Leone, we support the only functioning primary school on the remote Turtle Islands, and provide scholarships to children from low income families to attend high quality schools in Freetown. In Liberia, we fund the LIFE for Liberia literacy center serving out-of-school children in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The project will provide vegetable seed packets, garden tools and materials so that the survivors can start backyard gardening and ensure food security. International food aid will be gone in a short while and will never be enough. Meanwhile gardening is easy to do, will provide relaxation and value for the depressed survivors and best of all will provide food and nutrients on a daily basis. The survivors do not have to wait for long since some vegetables mature in 22 days.
The earthquake in Nepal on the 25th April, 2015 has shattered the lives of millions of people destroying homes, fields and livelihoods. Sindhupalchowk district, to the north of Kathmandu, has suffered more than other areas. Statistically there have been more deaths than anywhere else, whole villages have disappeared, yet it is still not receiving much government support. The Nepal Trust will support agriculture development and the livelihood of local farming families in this area.
GlobalGiving UK works with over 900 charitable projects all over the world. We believe in local solutions to local problems. The innovation fund helps us to pilot new training and support projects for our partner NGOs and, in turn, allows them to maximise their impact.
On Friday, March 13 2015, Cyclone Pam seriously affected Vanuatu with especially the central and south parts of the archipelago leaving thousands of people without home and resources. 80% of the rural communities live on the subsistence agriculture and in the coming weeks the situation will become more dramatic with a shortage of food. We need some support to be able to assist the communities surrounding our centre in Port Vila and our members from the islands.