Agir pour le Cambodge (APLC)

APLC is a French NGO which was created in January 1985 by former students of the Lycée Franklin - St Louis de Gonzague (Paris) in response to a humanitarian emergency and to help the Cambodian population which at the time had taken refuge in the camps at the border with Thailand.

From the very beginning, APLC put education and training at the forefront of its mission to fight poverty. In 1995 it turned to aiding development and since then has contributed to reducing poverty and fighting human trafficking. 

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Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC)

Founded in 1999, Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) is a healthcare organisation based in Siem Reap, one of the poorest provinces in Cambodia.

AHC was established to fill an urgent gap in paediatric care for the Cambodia’s most vulnerable children who otherwise would not be able to access these services. At AHC, patients receive respectful, equal and ethical treatment seven days a week.

All treatment provided at AHC is free of charge and extra support including transport and food is provided for families living in extreme poverty.
AHC’s vision: All Cambodian children have access to high quality, compassionate care wherever they live and whatever their ability to pay.
AHC’s mission: to improve healthcare for all Cambodian children.

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Fondation Apprentis d'Autel International (FAAI)

The FAAS is an organisation committed to the protection of childhood. Across 4 continents (in around twenty countries) it is involved in setting up reception, education, training and integration programmes to enable vulnerable young people and families to make a new start in life.
The FAAS is active in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Goals:

  • To support the development of projects to help street children, children and young people who need support with education, training and professional integration, and vulnerable families.
  • To develop projects to help young people in need in Switzerland, in partnership with Swiss charitable organisations.
  • To develop programmes to advocate for young people and families in distress on the international stage.


The FAAS shares its expertise and knowledge in the areas of education and teaching with its local partners.
The FAAS is an extension of the French Foundation "Les Apprentis d'Auteil" and benefits from its 150 years of experience in the education and training of young people in difficulty.
Both foundations seek to restore the confidence of these children and young people who have to find a place in society.

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Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB is a non-profit organization created in 1989 by Albina du Boisrouvray in honor of her son François-Xavier Bagnoud. Present in 14 countries with a staff of 450, its mission is to provide the most vulnerable families with the tools and support they need to become self-sufficient. Through 4 main domains of intervention, namely Community Development, Health, Education and Protection, FXB positively impacted over 17 million children, men and women across 20 countries.

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Association Médicale Franco Asiatique

The Franco-Asian Medical Association (AMFA) was formed in 1979 by four French doctors: Professors Alain Patel and Le Bourgeois, Doctors Michel Bléry and Pierre Lasjaunias - under the stewardship of René Descartes - Paris V University.

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CANELA

CANELA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Pennsylvania, USA.

Its objective is to improve societies through value-based education.

Its mission is to support existing, well proved educational projects for the formation of civic and spiritual values in Latin America and Africa.

Education in both civic and spiritual dimensions is an essential prerequisite for the success of any long-term development support. Often this support is provided before ensuring this kind of education. CANELA exists to bridge that gap which has neutralized the effectiveness of so much public and private development aid in Latin America and Africa.

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Enfants du Mékong

Enfants du Mékong, is a French NGO which, since 1958, has been allowing poor children to reclaim their dignity through access to education and employment.

Our Goal: To educate, train, support and professionally integrate children and young people, enabling them to improve their material living conditions and to develop intellectually, emotionally, and morally.

 

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Fondation FondaMental 

Fondation FondaMental is a private entity, created by the French Ministry of Research in 2007.  Its goals are to fight against major psychiatric disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, resistant depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.

The action is implemented through a French network of expert centers and research laboratories dedicated to the improvement of psychiatric disorders treatments. 

Psychiatric disorders are a major public health challenge, insufficiently addressed by the French State.

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1001 Fontaines

Since its creation in 2004, 1001 Fontaines has focused its efforts on enabling rural populations to produce safe drinking water locally through the creation of social micro-enterprises.

The three pillars of the model are water quality, accessibility (including affordability for beneficiaries) and sustainability.

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Friends-International

Friends-International is a leading social enterprise saving lives and building futures of the most marginalized children & youth, their families and their communities in South East Asia and across the world.

Created in Cambodia in 1994, it has grown through innovative models of best practice in child welfare to reach out, along with partners, to 100,000 persons annually.

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Funding FISH

Funding Fish is a funder collaborative aiming to provide a platform for funders to work together on fisheries and marine conservation issues relevant to Europe.

Funding Fish’s ambitions are to support sustainable fishing in European waters, by European vessels everywhere and maximise Europe’s influence for sustainable fisheries on fisheries issues around the world. Funding Fish see improved monitoring and control alongside sustainable fishing levels as key to improving the state of the world’s fish stocks.

Funding Fish was established shortly after the 2013 Common Fisheries Policy reform. 
The reform included new elements that, if implemented, would address over fishing and lead to sustainable fishing. 
A number of foundations recognized that the implementation would be a challenge and therefore welcomed the opportunity of working together and of pooling resources, experience and knowledge.

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Impact Hope Foundation

The Impact Hope Foundation sets out to promote education that reflects all dimensions of the individual: training and learning, the ability to think, understand and feel, and ultimately the spiritual dimension that gives meaning. It is aimed at marginalised people in developing countries. It wants to work together with them, with material support, to build their life plans. Individual care that leads to a social transformation on the community level.

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Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement

L'Institut européen de coopération et de développement (IECD) is a French international solidarity organisation and registered charity, which since 1988 has been supporting the human and economic development of countries in need of help. IECD believes that if people are well educated on academic, technical, social, and human levels, they will build a better world for themselves and for their families, but also for their community and, more broadly, for society.

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John Paul II Foundation

The John Paul II Foundation was established by a Papal Decree on October 16, 1981 as a charitable organization pursuing religious and educational aims. Its official seat is located at the Vatican.

The main goals of the Foundation are:

  • preservation and development of the spiritual heritage of John Paul II and the Christian heritage and culture;
  • providing educational assistance in the form of scholarships to young intellectuals originally from Eastern European countries and more recently also from Asia to study at the Catholic University in Lublin, and the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków, Poland.
  • collection and preservation of documents and propagation of Pope John Paul II’s teachings;
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l’Œuvre d’Orient

Founded in 1856 by secular professors from Sorbonne University, l’Œuvre d’Orient is a French association that is devoted to helping Christians in the East. A church movement, it is under the protection of the Archbishop of Paris.

Thanks to its 76,500 donors, it supports the work of bishops and priests from a dozen eastern catholic churches and more than 60 religious congregations who help anyone, regardless of their faith.

L’Œuvre d’Orient has three main missions – education, medical and social care, and pastoral care – and works in 23 countries. Since the start of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, it has also been providing humanitarian aid on the ground to displaced populations and refugees in the Middle East.

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MERCY SHIPS

Mercy Ships is an international humanitarian organization founded in 1978 in Switzerland.
It is active in developing countries, more specifically in Africa since 1990.
Knowing that more than 5 billion people worldwide have no access to surgical interventions, its hospital ships travel in developing countries to offer high level surgical and dental care to those in need. You can watch here a short video on the Mercy Ships’ response to global surgical need.

It's mission:

  • provide highly specialized surgical services and dental care for free
  • strengthen the skills of local medical staff to enable sustainable development of the sector

Mercy Ships is also developing agricultural training programs for families and disadvantaged communities to improve the quality of their food and thus improve their health.
Currently, one hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, is active. The Africa Mercy is the largest non- governmental hospital ship in the world. It is located in Cameroon, serving in a mission from August 2017 to June 2018.

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Natangué Sénégal

Natangué Sénégal is a French association created in 1999. In the wolof language, Natangué means bloom, development, prosperity. It’s main objectives are to fight against poverty, exclusion and child mortality. Natangué Sénégal achieves its mission through better access to education, economic assistance, better health support for pre-school children and sustainable economic development.

Recurrent activities: 

  • the construction of educational facilities accommodating children from preschool to the end of the elementary level, these schools being handed over to the public system
  • the distribution of scholarships for primary and secondary level as well as  for vocational training programs.
  • the creation of vocational schools for out-of-school young girls
  • the creation, in the Natangue school, of support programs for the mothers in the form of alphabetization, vocational training, micro-loans accesses and a worker co-operative
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Oceana

Oceana was established in the United States in 2001 by a group of leading foundations – The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oak Foundation, Marisla Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

In 1999, these foundations commissioned a study and discovered that less than 0.5 percent of all resources spent by environmental non-profit groups in the United States went to ocean advocacy. No organisation was working exclusively to protect and restore the oceans on a global scale. To fill the gap, our founders created Oceana: an international organisation focused solely on oceans, dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals.

Oceana in Europe works at both the EU and Member State level to improve, enforce and fully implement ocean conservation and fisheries management laws and EU Directives. We focus primarily on the following campaigns:

  • Improve the establishment of TACs (total allowable catches) for commercial species
  • Eradicate illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing
  • Reduce effects of climate change in the oceans
  • Promote the increased protection of valuable marine habitats, through coherent networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
  • Strengthen protection of threatened and sensitive habitats and species
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Ordre de Malte France

Originating from the oldest charitable organisation in the world, the Order of Malta France (OMF) is an association formed in 1927 and recognised as a non-profit organisation since 1928. OMF has always been hospitalier, with a mission to accommodate, assist and care for those weakened by life, and to train their caregivers.

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Philanthropos

Born in 2004 in Fribourg, Switzerland, the European Institute of anthropologic studies Philanthropos offers a one year academic training (60 ECTS credits) in Christian anthropology. The one year experience is designed for essentially francophone students or young professionals seeking to take some time reflecting over important questions involving the human person before entering professional life or before another step in their education.

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Plan International

Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the world’s leading organizations for children with more than 80 years of experience in the field. It strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Plan International recognizes the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Plan is active in 71 countries and have reached 17.1 million girls and 15.5 million boys in 2016.

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Pour un Sourire d’Enfant

Mission: To allow children escape from destitution and lead them to decent, skilled and well remunerated jobs. 
Since 1995, Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) has been working in Cambodia offering extremely vulnerable children an education and when necessary a shelter, accompanying them until their integration into mainstream society through qualified jobs.
PSE operates mainly in Phnom Penh and the surroundings districts.
PSE is operating six main programs that meet children needs, allowing an integrated approach for the success of its actions:  nutrition, healthcare, protection and accommodation, primary, secondary and higher education as well as vocational training and, lastly family support.

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Rede Asta

Rede Asta is a social business working in the handmade economy in Brazil by developing artisans into entrepreneurs and transforming waste into upcycled products for companies. 

Through education, skills enhancement, design training and innovation we offer capacity-building for artisans (mainly women) from low income communities in order to increase their sales and develop efficient and sustainable production techniques. Our goal is to integrate and foster the handmade economy and the upcycling production in Brazil.

Since 2005, this model has benefited more than 1,500 people and transformed 3 tons of waste into handmade products.

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Shining Hope for Communities

SHOFCO was created in 2004 by the Kenyan Kennedy Odede, who grew up in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa where he experienced extreme poverty, violence, lack of opportunity, and deep gender inequality. The action started with the Kibera’s first free school for girls.
As the cause of extreme poverty is not a singular issue, but rather a complex web of systems and barriers, SHOFCO provides thoughtfully designed services to individuals residing in urban slums in Kenya.

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The Human Technology Foundation

The Foundation supports the OPTIC network.

OPTIC (Order of Preachers for Technologies, Information and Communication) is an international research and innovation network dedicated to the ethical challenges of breakthrough technologies. The network was launched in 2012 in Rome, Italy. It was launched by the Dominican Order, a Catholic Order of Preachers, but has autonomy in choosing the themes of its research. Its work is in the spirit of a tradition of secular dialogue between science and wisdom. Its activities are founded on Christian anthropology.

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The Veerni Project

The mission of the Veerni project is to educate rural girls from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, one of the most deprived regions of the world. The Veerni Institute provides secondary education in a protected environment and gives them access to excellent schools, board and lodging, health care, sports and arts and crafts, computer training and extra tuition when needed. The girls live together with a dedicated and professional staff and form a large loving family.

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WWF

Since its creation as an independent foundation under Swiss law in 1961, WWF has been working with local communities, governments, businesses, and other NGOs to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world.  

WWF's mission is: To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. 

With a presence in over 100 countries across the world and offices in more than 80, WWF's efforts have evolved from localised projects in favour of single species and individual habitats to an ambitious strategy and local to global actions to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable development across the planet. Today, it focuses on 6 Global Goals - ForestsOceansWildlifeFoodClimate & Energy, and Freshwater – and 3 key drivers of environmental problems – MarketsFinanceGovernance in order to make a difference at a scale and help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.

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