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  • Savegre Tapir Project at Rafiki
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    will provide 1 foot of fencing for the tapir enclosure. The total needed is roughly 10,000 feet. (0,000)
    will provide 1 hour of research for acquiring permits. The total time required may vary, but an estimate of 120 hours or 00 is projected.
    0 — will provide 1 square meter of building costs for the veterinary facility. The total area of the Veterinary facility is 200 sq meters or 0,000.

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    Summary
    The Savegre Tapir Project at Rafiki is dedicated to tapir awareness in the Savegre River Valley and the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor of Costa Rica. Through private land management, education, and on site scientific studies, ASANA and Rafiki hope to shift the paradigm of how local people view tapirs. We believe that if they appreciate the benefit of having tapirs in the environment, they will be more likely to support conservation efforts and help save the species from extinction.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Conservation in the Savegre River Watershed is burdened with the perception by local people that it is responsible lack of employment opportunities. Recent changes in forest laws, especially prohibition of logging and deforestation have caused an end to many of the agricultural jobs that formed the basis of rural economies. Many have resorted to illegal hunting practices in order to supplement their diets. Survival of mammals such as the tapir is unlikely to occur under these conditions.

    Activities
    Rafiki Safari lodge is the only conservation-focused establishment in the lower Savegre Valley. Currently the lodge provides employment opportunity to nearly 20% of the nearest local community. Expanding the tourism model to include the tapir project will directly and immediately stimulate the economy through increased employment opportunities for the tapir enclosure. The project will also benefit the local economy by increasing other "spill-over" tourism business opportunities.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The Savegre Tapir Project at Rafiki is part of an international effort to reintroduce tapir into the wild in its natural ranges. The scientific data gained at Rafiki is invaluable for the future of tapir conservation in Costa Rica and globally. The project will also serve as a model for other landowners showing a sustainable business model utilizing natural resources without disrupting the intact ecosystem.

    Project Sponsor: ASANA (Friends of Nature, Central and Southern Pacific Coast) Costa Rica
    Theme: Animals | Location: Costa Rica
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$95,000
    Project #18332 on GlobalGiving.org
  • School for training Children with Special Needs
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    Speech therapy Materials for one kid
    0 — self help skill materials
    0 — Therapy for Mentally Retarded Child for one year

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    Summary
    Aruna Chetana School for Children with Special Needs is a model for many schools in the state of Karnataka, India. It has been helping children with multiple retardation, special needs, and cerebral palsy for past twenty-five years and counting. The philosophy with which this school is started is that all children regardless of mental disabilities, learning disabilities, and genetic disorders have a basic fundamental right to live a life with dignity and have got right to education.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Children born with disabilities have a appalling health condition and their development is much behind the normal average level. Medical intervention, therapeutic services, conveyance are basic requirements for these children along nutritious drink and supportive Aids. These children need special attention and Preparation to formal education and specific tools which will enable them to get into main stream so that they can also be engaged in vocational activities to develop specific aptitude.

    Activities
    In Aruna Chetana we aim to provide access to education irrespective of the disability by training these children to become self-dependent and respectable citizens. We try to reduce the load on the parents by training them with life skills. We provide free food and Therapic treatment at our centers. After providing them with preliminary training we try to enroll them in regular schools& for few others with less learning ability, we provide them with vocational training to make them independent.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    We aim to bring a positive and encouraging change in the life of these children so that they won't be considered as burden to the society instead they will also be able to contribute productively in whatever little way they can. We are trying to help these children to gain greater social acceptance.

    Project Sponsor: Hindu Seva Pratishthana
    Theme: Children | Location: India
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$50,000
    Project #18293 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Help the Visually Challenged Celebrate Diwali
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    will help provide new dresses and fire crackers to 1 visually challenged child
    buys new clothes and fire crackers for 5 visually challenged children
    0 — will buy new dresses and fire crackers for 10 visually challenged children

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    Summary
    This project hopes to provide new dresses and firecrackers to 600 of our visually challenged children on the occasion of the Diwali festival this year. The beneficiaries of this project are dependent on others for new clothes and crackers, as they are from rural areas.They are no difference from sighted people when it comes to doing anything in life. So your contribution will help in making them go a long way. Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) is an NGO that believes in spreading happiness.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Diwali is also called the 'Festival of Lights' in India, which is celebrated in a grand manner. But when it comes to our visually challenged children, all of them are from rural areas. Hence, even the thought of wearing new clothes and celebrating happily has been a distant dream for them till now. These children hold a lot of expectations towards celebrating Diwali with new clothes and crackers. If their expectations are fulfilled, their hearts will be filled with happiness.

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    The contributions from your side will certainly bring so much happiness in the lives of 600 children. By wearing new dresses, bursting firecrackers and celebrating with their friends and family, their dream of a lifetime will be fulfilled. Their day will be made colourful and memorable.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    This project fulfills the motive of spreading happiness and harmony among everyone. So, on this day, each and every penny given by you, will bring a smile on the face of each child in our campus. In future, they will also want to provide the same amount of happiness to the needy. Your contributions will help in creating evergreen memories, which will be cherished by each and every one of them forever.

    Project Sponsor: Indian Association for the Blind
    Theme: Children | Location: India
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$6,000
    Project #18317 on GlobalGiving.org
  • The Children of the Night Home and Onsite School
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    will buy a birth certificate required for a social security card for employment
    private tutoring session in math, science, social studies or writing
    case managment meeting to set up medical, therapy, obtain transcripts

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    Summary
    Children of the Night is the only place in North America where a child can call from a seedy motel or truck stop anywhere in the United States, reach a child care worker 24/7, escape from a dangerous condition, board a pre-paid airline, be met at LAX and arrive in the safe, nurturing Children of the Night home within 24 hour of the initial call for help.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    American children ages 11 -17 are sex trafficked within the United States and Children of the Night offers the only comprehensive program for their recovery by providing long term shelter, onsite school, case management and aftercare.

    Activities
    The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue child prostitutes 24 hours a day. Children of the Night pays for taxi fare and/or airline transportation to bring America's child prostitutes from all over the U.S. into the Children of the Night home. Our hotline staff works closely with law enforcement to rescue children from vile, dominating pimps. Our home features an on-site school.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Since 1979 we have rescued over 10,000 American children from the ravages of prostitution right here in the United States. And in the last 35 years, we have placed over 100 children in colleges across America. Many of our successful graduates are teachers, 911 emergency operators, nurses and child care workers. They want to give back because you "gave them a chance". We maintain an alumni program of over 800 survivors and over 70% are no longer dependent upon criminal activity for survival.

    Project Sponsor: Children of the Night
    Theme: Children | Location: United States
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$50,000
    Project #18124 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Supporting girl friendly toilets in remote schools
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    contributes towards construction of girl friendly toilets in the schools and installing water and sanitation facility
    contributes towards construction of girl friendly toilets in the schools and installing water and sanitation facility
    0 — contributes towards construction of girl friendly toilets in the schools and installing water and sanitation facility

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    Summary
    The aim of the project is to assist in reducing school dropout rates of girl students and improve education and health by supporting the construction of girl friendly toilets (along with water and sanitation facilities) in the remote schools of Nepal.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Many village schools do not have proper toilet and related water & sanitation facilities, students wander out into the forest (or open field) to relieve themselves. Even in schools with existing toilet, basic water & sanitation facility is lacking, resulting in the dirty and unhealthy situation. This gives rise to various diseases. Additionally, girl students (when they reach the age of puberty) do not come to class during their monthly menstruation period, and gradually drop-out from school.

    Activities
    The project will develop basic infrastructure - separate girl friendly toilet (which has provision to dispose the sanitary pads), water and sanitation facilities - in 10 schools. Some of the schools are accessible on foot hours away from homes. The community is aware of this pressing need and is prepared to contribute unskilled labor and further maintain it.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    As school is the place where students spend most of their time during the day light, basic facilities should be ensured in the school compound. Such a good environment will make the students feel better and they will love to come to school. This could lead to increase in class attendance, which in turn will improve the education level and health of the students. 2,000 girl students in 10 schools will be benefited.

    Project Sponsor: Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
    Theme: Women and Girls | Location: Nepal
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$20,000
    Project #18132 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Invest in Local Nonprofits and Social Enterprises!
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    0 — Supporting Donor

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    Summary
    Root Cause's Social Innovation Forum (SIF) brings together nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business to support the spread of emerging social innovations in Greater Boston to solve longstanding social problems. SIF provides promising local nonprofit and social enterprise leaders with opportunities to build the capacity of their organizations. To date, SIF has directed more than million in cash and in-kind services to 70 Social Innovators and Impact Entrepreneurs.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    In 2003, the Social Innovation Forum was created to address a persistent problem in the nonprofit sector: less-connected nonprofits with promising and innovative solutions to important social issues lack access to the resources required to achieve maximum impact, while nonprofits with existing relationships consistently obtain financial support regardless of their ability to address social problems.

    Activities
    Selected Social Innovators and Impact Entrepreneurs that participate in our program each year are SIF's direct constituents; these are promising nonprofit and social enterprise leaders that are poised to transform their fields with exciting innovations. Our intensive, strategic consulting process addresses the particular needs of taking these new ideas to scale. SIF enhances these groups' ability to articulate their models, talk with funders, communicate their visions, and demonstrate success.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    We currently offer support to 70 past Social Innovators and Impact Entrepreneurs in our portfolio; within the next two program years, we anticipate this number to grow to over 100 organizations. invested in the Social Innovation Forum corresponds to an average increase in budget for our Social Innovators within 24 months of their engagement with the Social Innovation Forum. On average, Social Innovators increase their revenue 200% and their FTE's 275% within five years of working with us.

    Project Sponsor: Root Cause
    Theme: Economic Development | Location: United States
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$25,000
    Project #18267 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Upskill and Help Employ 25 Underserved Pakistanis
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    Provide a student with safety shoes
    Provide a student with uniforms
    Provide a student with a training kit

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    Summary
    Disillusioned and frustrated with the lack of employment opportunities after his education from a government organization, Abdul Saboor is a 17-year old boy enrolled in the work study Mechanical program at AMANTECH. After receiving intensive training and soft skills enhancement, Saboor is a key member of the maintenance team at BASF Pakistan as part of his first work term. Numerous students share Saboor's hope for a brighter future. Please donate to AMANTECH and help fulfill their dreams!

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Despite being ranked as the world's 6th most populous country, only 25% of Pakistani youth graduate from secondary school and 1% vocational training. The lack of quality education causes an imbalance of private sector employer expectations and proficiency of the existing labor force. The unemployment caused as a result produces frustration and anger among the impressionable, young labor force, invariably leading to aggression, crime and violence being adopted as forms of outlet and sustenance.

    Activities
    AMANTECH is a state-of-the-art Vocational Training institute established to equip the underserved youth of Pakistan with technical and soft skills in order to enhance and facilitate their employment opportunities. AMANTECH has partnered with leading organizations such as City & Guilds UK and GIZ, ensuring that students are provided quality education that is in line with market demand. This program is geared towards making it easier for students to find jobs upon graduation.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Education serves as the bedrock for stability, curbing detrimental effects of unemployment and illiteracy. As AMANTECH mitigates the effect of this adversity, the long term effect would reduce poverty, violence and crime as well as improve quality of life for the underserved. To date, over 2,000 students have graduated, 924 have been provided employment opportunities in esteemed organizations such as Dawlance, Mercedes & CVS UAE. Many of the remaining are pursuing further education.

    Project Sponsor: Aman Foundation
    Theme: Education | Location: Pakistan
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$36,000
    Project #18314 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Combating the Spread of Ebola
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    Can provide monthly training to one burial team.
    Can help educational outreach efforts to stop the spread of the outbreak.
    0 — Can provide a one day supply of disinfection spray for a burial team.

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    Summary
    Since March, the Global Communities team in Liberia has been delivering outreach messages on preventative hygiene practices to an at-risk population of 366,000 people, placing an emphasis on women, who are disproportionately affected by Ebola due to their role as family caretakers and health workers. We are also providing local burial teams with supplies and training on safe and effective burial techniques that will reduce further spreading of the virus.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak ever faced. As of September 5, 2,097 deaths from the Ebola virus have been reported, with an additional 1,847 cases of infection confirmed or reported. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 20,000 people could be affected within the next nine months.

    Activities
    Global Communities is partnering with local leaders and working closely with communities to share Ebola prevention messaging that empowers residents to take control of their health by providing them with critical information on the history, signs and symptoms, how the virus spreads, and devastating impact of the Ebola outbreak. We are also providing local burial teams with supplies and training on safe and effective burial techniques that will reduce further spreading of the virus.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Our response to the Ebola epidemic is an extension of ongoing Improving Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene project. Through this project, Global Communities is helping residents in six counties in Liberia and targeted neighborhoods in Monrovia to improve their overall health through better water supply systems, sanitation facilities and hygiene practices.

    Project Sponsor: Global Communities
    Theme: Health | Location: Liberia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$20,000
    Project #18318 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Support J&K & 6 other Indian states' flood victims
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    will provide temporary shield in the form of good quality tarpaulins (18'x12') to 4 families
    will provide Cloth Hand-made Quilts (Sujnis) or blankets to 10-12 people or 3 families.
    0 — will help us in reaching 'Family packs' of 25 kgs of dry ration which will include staples like rice, pulses, salt, sugar, tea leaves etc. to about 4 families.

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    Summary
    Every year adds new dimension of fury to devastation caused by floods in India. While the country hasn't yet recovered fully from Uttarakhand & Odisha floods last year, this year in addition many parts of Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam & most recently Jammu & Kashmir have also been engulfed in flood waters. People are faced with death from basic necessities like food, shelter, clothing, clean water, medicines etc.This project will work to reach relief materials to flood affected areas.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    FLOODS are annual reality for millions across India. Recent floods in Jammu & Kashmir have brought unprecedented destruction in its wake. Over 2 million people have been rendered homeless in parts of Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, U.P & Uttarakhand. Another disaster awaiting flood affected is upcoming winters. Goonj is trying its best to reach out relief in affected areas in phased manner.There is immediate need for relief material like dry ration, blankets, tarpaulins, utensils etc.

    Activities
    "Rahat Floods"(Rahat means relief) will work for recovery & welfare of flood affected. GOONJ will put to work its decade-long experience of disaster relief. We partner with grassroot agencies to give accurate assessment of damage &needs of disaster hit people. Being part of local community, they become crucial leg in distribution chain as they sensitively deal with issue of giving with dignity. Floods have wiped away all that these people had &today they are devoid of even basic amenities.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    For GOONJ, distributing relief material is only 1st step. We work for long-term rehabilitation,wherever possible. People have lost everything in floods &they need more than just relief camps to resurrect their lives.Once flood water recede,Goonj engages people in rural belts into rebuilding of local infrastructure,schools under our 'Cloth for Work' initiative. 'Sujni' initiative (blankets/quilts made out of cloth pieces)as income generation initiative has huge scope given its local acceptance.

    Project Sponsor: GOONJ
    Theme: Disaster Recovery | Location: India
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$90,000
    Project #18320 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
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    will train 1 Swazi woman for proper marula kernel extraction and handling
    will purchase the supplies to construct one crocodile proof crawfish trap
    will provide training for one woman to learn sewing skills.

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    Summary
    Poverty and lack of opportunity kill hope. Providing opportunities for people to earn an income opens all kinds of possibilities for these families: schooling, food, health care, investment, business re-investment, clothing... Kudvumisa Foundation looks for local resources (skills or natural) that can be developed for markets external to the local community. So far over 150 families have participated in programs to utilize sewing skills and local resources such as marula nuts and moringa.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    There are hundreds of families in this area that have the potential to participate in this project. This is an area of extreme poverty: there is little or no economy to participate in. Many families can not even participate in subsistence farming as there is no available land where they are. Further, they live in an area hundreds of kilometers away from markets. Transportation costs by themselves make access uneconomical. The business skills for marketing and managing a business are lacking.

    Activities
    We identify and develop local resources and skills which are marketable outside of the local community and develop the infrastructure to market and supply to these markets while providing business and skills training to participants for sustainability. Experience has shown that most families (women, children and men) are very excited at the opportunity to sell their local commodities, commodities they are very familiar with but have little or no value or market locally.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Several hundred families that can earn money can take responsibility for their own health care, better quality food and nutrition, and schooling for children. Women tend to re-invest their earnings back into their family and household, raising the standard of living at each homestead. Participation results in greater expendable income for participants and the ability of choices in education, homestead investment (livestock, infrastructure), and health care.

    Project Sponsor: Kudvumisa Foundation USA Inc
    Theme: Economic Development | Location: Swaziland
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$35,000
    Project #18319 on GlobalGiving.org

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 15:19
 

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