Organizations in Sustainable Business Operations:
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.
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.
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
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.
SightLife transforms lives by unlocking life’s possiblities for corneal blind individuals around the globe.
Working with surgeons in over 30 countries, SightLife and our partner eye banks restore sight to more than 30 men, women, and children each day. This is accomplished through eye banking, which is the recovery and placement of eye tissue used in cornea transplants.
Initiative for Global Development
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is an alliance of business leaders working to end global poverty. IGD addresses poverty by promoting government policies that create an environment where private enterprise can thrive and by working with business leaders to increase growth and investment in developing countries.
iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service
iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service is a 501c3, tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate and inspire a new generation of social leaders who are motivated by a commitment to service and have the practical skills, rigorous critical thinking, and global community of support to create positive social and systemic change in the world. In the pursuit of this mission, iLEAP designs and delivers a variety of experiential educational programs that serve as the catalyst for this new generation, and, work to nurture meaningful collaborations between people, organizations, and community. All of our programs emphasize social enterprise, collaboration, conversation and dialogue, and rigorous engagement with ideas and theory. We develop these unique programs in close partnerships with colleges and universities, civil society groups, and for-profit businesses, and programs range in length from one day to nine months.
Songea’s Kids vision is: “The people of Songea, Tanzania, will meet basic, health, and educational needs of their children.” Their mission is: “Songea’s Kids collaborates with Tanzanian partners to support orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC), and build self-sustaining infrastructure in Mshangano Village.” Working with their Tanzania partner NGO Jirani Mwema, they care for 62 OVC in the poor, under-served Mshanagano Ward of Songea, providing funding for food,health care, and education. The two organizations are collaborating to build Hope Village, a self-sustaining complex containing a Children’s home for 160 OVC, health clinic, nursery/pre-primary school and vocational school to be built in 4 phases.
Clay for Earth
Clay for Earth supports practical solutions for sustainable thriving communities worldwide. We focus on empowering communities through sustainable community development; women’s issues; and community driven secondary education options.