Organizations in Activities:
Clear Path International
Clear Path International provides medical, socio-psychological and economic assistance to landmine accident survivors, their families and their communities in Asia.
Relief and Education for AfghanChildren
We finance schools for girls in rural Afghanistan. We help the Villagers by providing funding and guidance on negotiating with the Afghan Ministry of Education to register the school as construction nears completion. Started by Afghan ex-patriots, the Board now has a predominance of Afghan ex-patriots, rounded out by US-born members (both Afghan and non-Afghan heritage).
To help these schools become “owned” by the Village, we require the villages to donate the land and at least 50% of the required labor. This makes the school truly theirs, and helps ensure continued operation of the school.
PRONTO International is an obstetric and neonatal emergency training program that leads inter-professional medical care teams through a series of skills stations, team-building activities, and low-tech, highly realistic simulations. Participants gain the knowledge and skills necessary for the immediate diagnosis, treatment and stabilization of obstetric emergencies in resource-limited settings through two innovative training modules.
Bo M. Karlsson Foundation (BMKF)
The Bo M. Karlsson Foundation (BMKF), is a non-profit organization which awards scholarships to universities and trade schools to underprivileged young women in Nepal.
Our Mission: Fund higher education for underprivileged Nepali women so that they may become self-reliant, confident, and productive citizens in their own country
Our Belief: The women we support awaken us to our global connectivity and the universal desire for peace and goodwill.
Our Vision: Lifting the barriers that prevent women worldwide from achieving their highest potential
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization whose US offices are based in Federal Way, Washington, and is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. In addition to a robust program here in the United States we work in close to 100 countries with a staff of over 45,000 employees.
West African Vocational Schools
West African Vocational Schools is a Christian, Seattle-based nonprofit that works with local leaders to teach job skills to people in Guinea-Bissau, one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world.
Sou Digna/ I Am Worthy
Sou Digna expands the rights of impoverished women and girls living in Salvador, Brazil, through job training, community development, and education. We also collaborate with other organizations working with communities around the world in work that fosters unity and equality. Sou Digna address critical issues identified by women in Salvador — inequality, discrimination, violence, and lack of access — through programs that expand knowledge, skills, and opportunities for collective action.
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief’s mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.
Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities.
To accomplish our mission, we:
*Work with suppliers to improve bicycle design while ensuring all changes are culturally appropriate
*Enhance distribution with local sourcing, manufacturing and assembly as much as possible
*Partner with existing NGO, government and community based organizations
*Train mechanics in maintenance and repair while strengthening the existing supply of spare parts
*Measure and evaluate the impact of bicycles; communicate the results to improve programs and increase awareness
One Equal Heart Foundation
One Equal Heart Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that supports locally-led community-based programs in Chiapas, Mexico. One Equal Heart works with our Chiapas-based partners to help the Tseltal Maya create healthy families, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
In Seattle, One Equal Heart raises funds and awareness for sustainable development programs that emerge from the wisdom and experience of the Tseltal Maya. One Equal Heart offers experiential and educational opportunities for the local community to explore the Tseltal indigenous vision as we work together to build a sustainable future.
Viva Network North America
Viva is an international Christian development charity based in UK, US, Africa, Asia, & Latin America, with a focus on children at risk. Viva’s mission is enabling people to work together to keep children at risk safe and healthy, giving them opportunities to learn and allowing them to play an active part in shaping their own futures. Website: www.viva.org
Children at risk include street children, orphans, and those in danger because of poverty, war, human trafficking, abandonment, abuse, slavery and exploitation.
Since its founding in 1996, Viva has developed over 40 networks in 20 countries reaching more than 1 million children at risk.
The aims of Viva are to serve primarily the large grassroots, including faith-based, response to ‘children at risk’ through the creation and support of collaborative solutions, seeking to help them:
1. Improve quality
2. Increase action
3. Influence decision makers for ‘children at risk’ globally.
The objectives of Viva are:
1. To alleviate and mitigate child poverty worldwide by enabling Christians and others to work together effectively and appropriately
2. To improve quality of life for children at risk, through training and provision of quality services that enhance their protection, development, health, education, nutrition and welfare
3. To work with children at risk, enabling them to identify their talents, achieve their potential and participate in changing their communities for good.
Viva’s thematic programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America include: Education, Safety, Health and Advocacy.