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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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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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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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 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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