The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, not-for-profit, non-denominational international development agency that works to improve the quality of life of communities in remote and resource poor areas. AKF is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia. The Foundation implements its programmes without regard to the faith, origin or gender of the people it serves.
American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) advances the well-being of people in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon. Through partnerships and close consultation with local groups and communities, ANERA responds to economic, health and educational needs with sustainable solutions and also delivers humanitarian aid during emergencies. ANERA is non-political and non-religious and is one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for over 45 years.
ARED is a non-governmental organization based in Dakar (Senegal), West Africa. Founded in 1990, our mission is to promote quality education in African languages, for local communities, through training, publication, pedagogical innovations and action research. Since 2009, with the support of "The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation" and recently with Dubai Cares, ARED works with the Ministry of Education to provide a response to the improvement of students' performance in reading/writing and mathematics through a bilingual model (national languages and French) covering 208 classrooms and involving more than 10,593 students in the first four years of elementary school. ARED also works in the design, testing and scaling of original tools dedicated to partners in West Africa (Mali, Burkina, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Benin, Togo, etc).
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, the foundation focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.
At home or abroad, buildOn's goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. In the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Internationally, buildOn is constructing schools in Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Malawi, and Mali. Our students have contributed over 1.2 million hours of service in the U.S., and have helped build more than 593 schools around the world.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
Children in Crossfire is an International NGO with a vision that every child fulfils their potential. The organisation was founded by Richard Moore in 1996. In 1972, aged 10, whilst on his way home from school, Richard was blinded by a rubber bullet in Derry/Londonderry. He has never allowed bitterness to hold him back and has "learned to see life in a different way". The experience inspired Richard to set up Children in Crossfire, a charity committed to the protection and promotion of the rights of the most vulnerable children caught in the crossfire of poverty.
Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. Evidence Action implements cost-effective interventions whose efficacy are backed by substantial rigorous evidence; identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms; and builds best practice operational models. The organization's flagship programs are the Deworm the World Initiative and Dispenser for Safe Water, reaching over 40 million customers to date.
Firelight Foundation believes in the power of African communities to create lasting change for children and families affected by poverty, HIV, and AIDS. The organization identifies, funds, and strengthens promising community organizations that support the health, resilience, and education of children in Africa.