Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) originated in 1947 as a Catholic aid organization for war refugees and was constituted as a Pontifical foundation in 2011. As a pastoral charity, ACN is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted, oppressed or in need, due to poverty, war or catastrophe. Thanks to private donations, ACN supports every year over 5000 projects in close over 140 countries, providing both spiritual and material aid and support to the Church worldwide. A voice for those in need, ACN builds bridges of charity between benefactors and beneficiaries.

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ActionAid

ActionAid is an international NGO, founded in 1972.

ActionAid works with the poorest women and girls around the world, supporting them to break free from poverty, live a life of dignity and have their rights respected.

We want to see women and girls out of danger and on track to create the future they want.

Working with around 15 million disadvantaged people, we fight for quality education, resilient livelihoods, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, and for governments to provide quality public services.

We listen to what people need and use our resources, influence and experience to work with communities and help them find their own solutions to create a better life for themselves and their children.

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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'Auteuil 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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CCBRT

Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is the largest provider of disability and rehabilitative services in Tanzania.

Since opening in 1994 as a community based rehabilitation organisation identifying patients with preventable blindness for treatment, CCBRT has grown to encompass the country’s largest specialised disability hospital.

Vision
A Tanzania where people have access to quality health services, including maternal and newborn healthcare.

Mission
CCBRT's mission is to become a healthcare social enterprise serving the community and the most vulnerable with accessible, specialised services and development programmes. 

Strategic priorities 2018-2022

  • Becoming an exemplary specialist health care provider with an efficient management system and a culture of continuous improvement that inspires others
  • To work with valued, engaged and committed staff providing highest quality care and achieving excellent client outcome & experience

CCBRT invests in health infrastructures and medical training to lay the foundation for a healthier Tanzania.

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Com’ je t’aime

Com’ je t’aime is a French association created in 2011 by Inès de Franclieu that works to spread a positive message regarding the sexual body and its purpose: love.

Objectives:

  • To help children develop an appreciation for sexuality, body language that allows for the expression of love for others, and respect for their own and others’ bodies.
  • To give young people the keys to experiencing lasting love, a source of happiness.

Com’ je t’aime relies on external speakers who undertake to study and use Com’ je t’aime’s educational methods, developed by Inès de Franclieu, based on experience acquired through over 750 events in schools. They follow a validation track to ensure that schools and associations are provided with consistent educational methods from all speakers.

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Educate!

Educate! tackles youth unemployment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what schools teach and how they teach it so that students in Africa can gain the required skills to get jobs, start businesses, and drive development in their communities.

Educate! works in two ways:

1) delivering leadership, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness training directly in secondary schools;

2) partnering with governments to integrate its solution into national education systems in East Africa, starting with Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. Long-term, Educate! aims to fully incorporate its skills-based education model into national education systems across Africa, creating a systemic and sustainable impact on life outcomes for youth.

In 2018, Educate! is working in more than 900 secondary schools, measurably impacting over 40,000 students and reaching more than half a million youth in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.

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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.

Friends International started in Cambodia in 1994. It has, through the years, developed a holistic approach to tackle all issues children and young people face on their path to become productive citizen of their country.

The model is composed of several inter-connected programs which provide solutions to young people and their families where and when they need them: on the streets, in their communities, at school, on the marketplace and in prisons.

  • The social services
  • The social businesses
  • The childsafe movement
  • The childsafe alliance

Through innovative models of best practice in child welfare, Friends International reaches up to 100,000 persons annually.

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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 European Union (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

Catholic Hospitaller association founded in 1927 which emerged from the oldest charitable organisation in the world.

Mission:

  • Accommodating, assisting and caring for people weakened by disease, disability, exclusion and exile (refugees and migrants); training caregivers and rescue workers.
  • Responding to the pressure and distress of everyday life.
  • Repairing community cohesion and supporting social and professional reintegration. 

Some of our fights against exclusion in France:

  • night-time community patrols: these help to break up the isolation of homeless people, to inform them, direct them or even accompany them to an emergency shelter
  • medical patrols, through a system of mobile medical practices, organised by volunteer medical professionals 

The Order of Malta France performs healthcare, medical training and relief work internationally with the aim of enabling access to good-quality healthcare for all. It relies on a network of hospitals, maternity clinics and health centres. There are five hospitals, 2 maternity clinics and 7 health centres under its direct management.

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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 Sumba Foundation

The Sumba Foundation was established in 2001 by Claude Graves and Sean Downs to help alleviate the crushing burdens of poverty the Sumbanese were living under. Since its inception, water, health, education and economic projects have grown to now cover a 176-square kilometer area in West Sumba assisting more than 30,000 Sumbanese people. In one form or another, every inhabitant of this area is benefiting from the various actions developed over the years. Now, 18 years later, the results of our work are visible everywhere.

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The Human Technology Foundation

The Foundation supports the activities of the OPTIC network, mainly researches activities conducted by scientists and anthropologists.

OPTIC (Order of Preachers for Technologies, Information and Communication) is an international research and innovation network dedicated to the ethical challenges induced by the breakthrough technologies. The network was launched in 2012 in Rome, Italy,  by the Dominican Order, a Catholic Order of Preachers, but has autonomy in choosing the themes of its research.

Its work extends the tradition of secular dialogue between science and wisdom.

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The Veerni Project

Veerni means “women of strength and fortitude, confident and determined”

The Veerni project is a Swiss foundation, created in 1993 and dedicated to the support of the Veerni Institute, a program providing rural girls from Rajasthan, India, with private secondary education and a boarding school which, apart from lodging offers them supplementary education programs, tutoring, and healthcare.

The Institute supports 85 girls annually, accompanying them through their complete secondary education (i.e. during 7 years).

The Institute was created to give an answer to the particularly strong discrimination of girls and women in Rajasthan.

Veerni endeavours to ease the flourishing of independent, confident, wise, educated and healthy women.

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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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Zazakely Sambatra

Zazakely Sambatra is a nonprofit organization working on youth empowerment in Madagascar.
Vision: Malagasy young people are the actors of change of their country.
Mission: to enable young Malagasy to develop their capabilities to their highest level, in order to participate actively in the sustainable development of their society.

Zazakely Sambatra, meaning "Happy children", was founded in 2004.
The Ketsa Centre, a structure providing educational, health, nutrition, and social support to underprivileged children and youth is the main programme of Zazakely.
Today, economic integration enriches its action.

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