Organizations in Advocacy:
Clear Path International
Clear Path International provides medical, socio-psychological and economic assistance to landmine accident survivors, their families and their communities in Asia.
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.
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.
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
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.
In addition to the lives of the buildings we help create, McKinstry is committed to improving communities and the lives of people in need, both locally and around the world. Through the McKinstry Charitable Foundation, we’ve had the honor of sharing our prosperity with great organizations of every kind over the years, but we are purposefully focused on efforts that nurture children, support education, and provide global health.
Breakthrough Partners operates in strategic regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and build indigenous leaders who will lead an “Inside-Out” change process to pursue transformational, sustainable solutions to profound ruin, devastation and brokenness.
Prosthetics Outreach Foundation
POF seeks to ensure that children and adults with limb loss or limb deformities in developing countries have access to high-quality orthopedic and physical rehabilitation services, so that they can enjoy lifelong mobility. To this end, we work to strengthen the local capacity of developing countries to provide prosthetic care, orthopedic surgeries and the treatment of children with clubfoot through hands-on teaching and training. This includes assisting developing countries with the in-country fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic components (artificial feet, knee joints, shoe braces, etc.) to break dependence on costly component imports
For over 20 years, POF has helped more than 18,000 children and adults to walk. Currently, POF has programs in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and Haiti.
Schools for Salone
Schools for Salone helps Sierra Leoneans rebuild rural schools destroyed during their country’s ten year civil war that ended in 2002. Because we believe self-initiated solutions are most effective, Schools for Salone seeks partnerships to build schools, to create healthy learning environments and to support students and teachers in Sierra Leone. We work to revitalize communities, empower children and ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for families, communities, and future generations.
LEARNERS: On the Move from WeaponWorld to PeaceWorld
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Everything you struggle for today against a monolithic but seemingly invisible opposition, would be implemented on PeaceWorld as if on autopilot. Similarly, most global evils seemingly insuperable would evaporate.