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Charity Partners in Asia

In Asia, we are partnering with the following organisations:

Australia

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to raise literacy levels of Aboriginal and Torres Strait children living in remote Australia. 

 

Hong Kong

Po Leung Kuk

Po Leung Kuk (PLK) supports children and young people admitted to PLK residential care and mainly coming from families with disadvantaged backgrounds.
Societe Generale supports notably the programme 'Love to Learn. Learn to Love' that provides to 350 children and young people aged from 3-18 years old, fun and interactive English and Putonghua classes as well as cultural, social and sporting events on the weekends and during holidays.

India

The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education, enabling them to maximise their potential and transform their lives. Akanksha works in the field of education, initiating school reform through The School Project, and providing a supplemental education through the Akanksha center.

Since 1997, Aseema Charitable Trust, a Mumbai-based non-governmental organization, has been working with the vulnerable section of the society – children living in slum communities in Mumbai and remote tribal communities in Igatpuri, Maharashtra.

Aseema’s mission is to equip children from marginalized communities with high quality, value based education enabling development of their limitless potential. In Mumbai, Aseema works in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai(MCGM) to create centres of excellence within the public education system. In addition to academics, the children enjoy a wide range of co-curricular activities, excursions and festival celebrations. Nutritious meals are offered on a daily basis and health camps are organized as required.

Through these and other initiatives, Aseema reaches out to over 4000 children annually.

Action Against Hunger was created in August 2012, and is a not-for profit Indian organisation that promotes community based approaches for the management of acute malnutrition and works towards prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition. It is India’s only foundation exclusively dedicated to child malnutrition.

Severe acute malnutrition, the most serious form of hunger, is deadly if left untreated and threatens millions of lives each year. For young children, the consequences of acute malnutrition are particularly severe and reach far into the future. Fight Hunger Foundation detect, treat and prevent acute malnutrition in children so they can regain their health and fulfil their potential.

Fight Hunger Foundation’s goal is to reach 3 million children and mothers by 2017.

The Foundation for Excellence (FFE) was founded in 1994 with a mission to provide college scholarships to students who, although financially constrained, showed great promise in the technological, engineering and medical fields, three of the most expensive higher education programs in India. Every single donor contribution is directed to the scholarships. Apart from FFE’s alumni, who support future scholars like themselves, donations come from all around the world from individual donors, corporations and foundations.

Girls Inspired For Tomorrow Foundation protects and empowers young girls from the Mumbai slum of Jamrumshinagar. Created in 2010, GIFT is the Indian partner of the French NGO, Un Toit A Bombay (UTAB), which provides sponsorships to educate the girls of the same slum since 2007.

The 115 girls from the age of 3 to 18 years are the focus of GIFT’s work. They are helped through 3 main actions at a kindergarten and day care centre which is opened from Monday to Saturday:

  • Sponsorship for education in good schools and tuitions classes.

  • Health care of the girls

  • Daily lunch and food rations

 

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is known both nationally and internationally for excellence in technical education, basic and applied research, innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial consultancy. A faculty of international repute, a highly motivated and brilliant student community, excellent technical and supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras.

The Indian Rugby Football Union is a non-profit organization incorporated under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act. It is the sole Governing Body for the sport of Rugby-Football in India and recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.

The awareness of Rugby as a sport is very low in India. The mission of Indian Rugby Football Union is to spread awareness and increase participation to improve the overall playing standard and competitiveness of Rugby across the country.

The World Rugby ‘Get Into Rugby’ (GIR) Programme is a global initiative to spread awareness of the sport and increase participation in India. The ‘Get Into Rugby’ (GIR) Programme in India has been introduced across all centres by targeting the youth through schools, colleges and the community.

In partnership with Rugby India, Societe Generale will help nurture talent and fuel interest for Rugby in the country from the grassroots, improving the overall playing standard and competitiveness of the sport. This partnership is part of the “Citizenship Programme” developed by Societe Generale, aiming to support underprivileged communities through education and sports in all countries where it operates.

 

The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust was founded in 1953, by the late Mr. K.C. Mahindra, with the objective of promotion of literacy and higher learning in the country.
With this vision, K.C. Mahindra Education Trust continues to make a difference in the lives of thousands of disadvantaged students by offering them a variety of scholarships, livelihood training programmes and financial support. 

Magic Bus works with children and youth living in poverty to ensure they complete secondary education, and develop the skills required to transition successfully into the world of work.

They believe that facilitating this journey from Childhood to Livelihood enables young people to break out of the poverty cycle. At present, they are working with 400,000 children across 22 states of India.

Usha School of Athletics is an organization dedicated to advancing promotion and practice of sports at possible levels with state-of- the-art facilities in athletic skill development. The school seeks to provide valuable resources for athletes with high athletic achievement goals through independent research study activities, application of new technologies and development of new specialized training programs and training aids.

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is a non-profit engaged in empowering persons with disabilities and distress in socio-economic-cultural fronts through its various initiatives on Education, Livelihood, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Sports, Culture and Rehabilitation.

The Sanjeevani Institute of Empowerment and Development (SIED) is an NGO established with the objective of focusing on the implementation of projects in rural Maharashtra. Its preference is for the tribals, schedule castes, backward castes and landless regions especially where the environment is degraded. Women are given special attention both in the watershed projects.

SayTrees is a professionally run group of ordinary people extraordinarily determined to protect the environment not just by themselves, but also by sensitising others towards the importance of environment conservation and goading them on to participate in tree-plantation campaigns. SayTrees spearheads a variety of initiatives including research, education, sensitisation and advocacy around the importance of environmental preservation and tree plantation. The group thrives on its vast volunteer base that runs into thousands, from young children to busy professionals, housewives and retired citizens.

TIDE (Technology Informatics Design Endeavour) was founded in 1993 with the purpose of identifying concepts, prototypes and technologies that have been developed in various laboratories, adapt them where required and disseminate them to communities. Gradually, their work has evolved into holistic programs that included themes such as Women and Livelihood, Water & environment, energy efficiency and energy conservation and cookstoves.

VIDYA (Integrated Development for Youth and Adults) is a non-profit NGO started in 1985. They are a charitable organization that specializes in the education and empowerment of less-privileged children, youth and women through working with them at an individual level. They help communities by designing programs in a way that empowering one empowers the other.

Japan

   Kidsdoor is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children in Japan to grow in a fair and healthy environment, and helping them have hopes for a bright future. The organization was founded in January 2007, with the aim of "Realization of the society in which all children in Japan can have a hope and dream for future", and certified as an official NPO by the cabinet on October 2009. Kids' Door has been conducting various activities such as free educational support and events for children in Japan.

Mainland China

Adream

Adream Foundation helps underprivileged children and focuses on promoting equity in education by providing rural areas in Mainland China with “Adream Centre”, a multimedia classroom with books and computers with internet access.

Humana People to People China (HPP China) is an organization supporting poor rural villages and aiming at sustainable development with an ‘Open Future’ for everyone. 

They believe that all people have an equal right to live a dignified life with access to basic needs such as food, health service and education. They also believe that the world has the resources to make this possible. They see overcoming poverty and ensuring human development as a holistic process involving many people: children, parents, teachers, farmers, health workers, passionate community members, local leaders, provincial and national governments and international partners.

Shanghai Young Bakers (SYB) is a charity program providing free training in French bakery to underprivileged Chinese youth aged 17 to 23, enabling them to find qualified jobs and lead independent lives after graduation.

SYB empowers disadvantaged young adults who had to drop out of school because of their family situation (parents’ death, sickness, disability or imprisonment) and are excluded from stable employment.

Singapore and Southeast Asia

Children’s Wishing Well is a non-profit organisation and registered charity which was founded in 2002. They provide a broad range of services for children and youth from low-income families nationwide. Their services support their current educational and daily living needs, and equip them with skills for their future, so as to build a strong foundation for them to contribute as useful members of society.

South Korea

Bookboo

Bookboo Welfare Centre focuses on the support of underprivileged families, located notably in Nowon-Gu (the north part of Seoul). 

Taiwan

Taiwan Fund for Children & Families (TFCF) is a non-governmental organisation that dedicates itself to supporting needy children and their families with welfare and benefits.

TFCF is an independent organisation whose mission and vision remains on the consideration of needy children's benefits.TFCF is helping children in dire need not only within Taiwan but also in 34 other countries worldwide.