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afghanistan
Afghan Institute of Learning / Afghanistan
Afghanistan | Kabul

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) increases access to education in Afghanistan by providing women and children with education, health care, and health education. The organization also supports youth clubs and offers trainings on a range of topics including peace, leadership, and human rights.

Visit: sakena.org/afghan-institute-of-learning.php
 
bangladesh
Alor Pothe Nobojatray Foundation
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Alor Pothe Nobojatray Foundation (APON) works with children, their families, and their communities to promote basic rights such as education, health, and hygiene for working children.

Read more: Girls make a pact against child marriage in Bangladesh | A future without hazardous child labor in Bangladesh | Keeping doors open: Meeting the growing needs of children in Dhaka
Visit: aponfoundation.org
Centre for Development & Peace
Bangladesh | Meherpur

Centre for Development & Peace operates a preschool and offers after-school activities to educate children through play-based learning.

Community Management Center
Bangladesh | Gaibandha

Community Management Center runs a preschool and a nonformal school for children from Indigenous communities to ensure equal access to education.

DESH
Bangladesh | Mymensingh

DESH works to ensure education for disadvantaged children by using joyful learning methods to promote equal education rights in society.

Visit: deshbd.org
Development for Disadvantaged People
Bangladesh | Sirajganj

Development for Disadvantaged People provides after-school programming for children, engaging youth volunteers from the community in games and crafts.

Ekmattra Society
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Ekmattra Society provides education to underprivileged children and youth so that they can actively participate in social development.

Visit: ekmattra.org
Feminist Group Bangladesh
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Feminist Group Bangladesh is a platform of diverse community women who are committed to ensuring gender equity and promoting feminism.

Identity Inclusion
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Identity Inclusion works to counter mental health stigmas, foster inclusion, and promote community-based services for people with psychosocial disabilities. Identity Inclusion envisions an inclusive society that realizes the full potential of excluded individuals through the transformation of social and public institutions and by providing psychosocial mental health support.

Visit: facebook.com/identityinclusion
local education and economic development organization
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Local Education and Economic Development Organization (LEEDO) eliminates barriers to success for street children in Dhaka by creating access to education, housing, and economic livelihood opportunities.

Read more: From Bangladesh to the World Cup: Meet the children at LEEDO’s Peace Home | A future without hazardous child labor in Bangladesh | Keeping doors open: Meeting the growing needs of children in Dhaka
Visit: leedobd.org
Mind Menders
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Mind Menders works to create a vast youth-led professional community that aims to eradicate mental health taboos and create a better Bangladesh. The organization spreads mental health awareness throughout the country and ensures access to mental health services.

Visit: facebook.com/mindmendersedu
Ongona Feminist Group
Bangladesh | Chilahati

Ongona Feminist Group is a grassroots youth-led organization that is working to protect the rights of women, especially in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

Visit: facebook.com/Ongona
Prattasha Samazik Unnayan Sangstha
Bangladesh | Chuadanga

Prattasha Samazik Unnayan Sangstha (PSUS) promotes inclusive education by ensuring access to education for children with disabilities.

Visit: psusbd.org
Shobujer Ovijan Foundation
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Shobujer Ovijan Foundation (SOF) promotes the rights and wellbeing of women working in garment factories and their children through specialized crèches, healthcare, livelihood skills training, and community development services.

Read more: A future without hazardous child labor in Bangladesh | Bringing daycare to Dhaka
Visit: sof-bd.org
Shusamaj Foundation
Bangladesh | Jessore

Based on Bangladesh’s western border with India, Shusamaj Foundation works to prevent cross-border trafficking by engaging youth groups in peer-to-peer education on reproductive health, personal safety, and reporting trafficking incidents. The organization also runs a microcredit program that helps families establish healthy and sustainable livelihoods.

Visit: shusamajbd.org
SOHAY
Bangladesh | Dhaka

SOHAY works with disadvantaged communities in six urban slums in Dhaka to provide education, vocational and skills training, and health programs to enhance the capacity of the community and to help eradicate poverty.

Read more: A future without hazardous child labor in Bangladesh
Visit: sohay.org
Taranga Mohila Kalyan Shangstha
Bangladesh | Jamalpur

Taranga Mohila Kalyan Shangstha (TMKS) works to prevent trafficking through a youth-led program that uses peer-to-peer education to encourage young people to stay in school and connects their parents to healthy and sustainable livelihood opportunities. TMKS also provides services for survivors of trafficking through a legal aid program and referrals to safe spaces and shelters.

Utsho Bangladesh
Bangladesh | Gazipur

Founded by a former garment factory worker, Utsho Bangladesh provides free, quality education and residential care to children whose parents are in exploitative situations, in conflict with the law, or have left the children with relatives to find work abroad. The organization also provides safe jobs for the community by operating a café run by survivors of trafficking and a grocery store that gets its supplies from a youth-led agriculture club.

Visit: utshobangladesh.org
VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILY WELFARE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Bangladesh | Dhaka

Voluntary Association for Family Welfare and Social Development (VAFWSD) enhances community capacity on human rights, governance, education, and poverty alleviation by providing need-based support and technical assistance.

Visit: vafwsd.org
 
india
AAROHAN
India | New Delhi

Aarohan generates opportunities for growth and development while providing holistic support and nonformal education to children who have either dropped out of school or never been to school in the slums surrounding the Malviya Nagar area in New Delhi.

Visit: aarohanngo.org
Avani
India | Mumbai

Led by a former child laborer, Avani offers a range of programs and services to support children and youth who are at risk of being trafficked for labor or sexual exploitation. Its programs include a home for rescued child laborers, orphans, and other children in Kolhapur; and gender equity training for boys.

Read more: Going above and beyond: Snapshots of Avani’s work during the pandemic | Community dream-building to advance gender equality
Visit: avani.org.in
Enfold Proactive Health Trust
India | Bengaluru

Enfold Proactive Health Trust works to address child sexual abuse through education, training, research, advocacy, and programs for children and youth, including rehabilitative and restorative programs for children with intellectual and sensory disabilities. Children living with disabilities are at high risk for sexual abuse, which is why Enfold has created specialized programs and their own innovative take-home kit, called The Suvidha Kit.

Visit: enfoldindia.org
Faith Foundation
India | Shillong

Working in and around the city of Shillong, Faith Foundation focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse; rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of trafficked women and girls; prevention of domestic violence; prevention of early marriage; and care and support for abandoned women.

Read more: In India, Faith Foundation is getting to the root of community needs | Developing community capacity to fight COVID-19 and protect children in India | The journey to achieving our dreams begins by appreciating our strengths
Visit us: facebook.com/faithfoundationshillong
Gramin Shiksha Kendra
India | Sawai Madhopur

Gramin Shiksha Kendra (GSK) works to enhance access to quality education in villages across rural Ranthambore for children from nomadic Indigenous and forest-dwelling communities through child-centered, participatory, and play-based methods.

Visit: graminshiksha.org.in
Her Choices Trust
India | Hyderabad

Her Choices Trust is dedicated to ending violence, abuse, and exploitation of women and children in India by addressing two of the most prevalent and difficult forms of abuse – domestic violence and trafficking of young girls for sexual exploitation. It works to eliminate sex trafficking by making legal assistance available and accessible to people through a national helpline, and by raising awareness about trafficking in villages where vulnerability factors are particularly high.

Read more: Her Choices Trust: Empowering children and women to prevent child trafficking
Visit: mychoicesfoundation.org
Jubayer Masud Educational & Charitable Trust
India | Bongaigaon

Jubayer Masud Educational & Charitable Trust (JMECT) provides early childhood education in government schools for underprivileged children and livelihood support to their parents.

Visit: jmect.in
Pro Sport Development
India | Odisha

Pro Sport Development (PSD) uses sports as a powerful tool for the holistic development of children and youth, including Indigenous children in Odisha. PSD aims to promote a sporting culture among youth, especially young people from marginalized communities, that is inclusive, sustainable, and engaging.

Visit: prosportdev.in/index
Purnata
India | Mumbai

Purnata rescues, rehabilitates, and reintegrates survivors of human trafficking in Mumbai and West Bengal, with a focus on prevention at source, transit, and destination points. Its primary mission is to protect women and children from trafficking and restore survivors to a life of dignity, purpose, and economic independence.

Read more: What’s possible when NGOs and police work together to end trafficking | Stories of heartbreak gave him a mission
Visit: purnata.org
Rural Aid
India | Hamiltonganj

Rural Aid empowers people employed by the tea industry in West Bengal to advocate for their rights, while also providing their children with critical support to prevent child exploitation, trafficking, and sexual abuse. It offers child safety education in low-income schools; collaborates with local government and protection agencies to track and rescue missing children; and helps mobilize vulnerable workers in the tea industry to demand fair wages, access to healthcare, and education.

Read more: Change-maker stories from North Bengal
Visit: ruralaid.org.in
Sama Foundation
India | Bangalore

Sama Foundation provides a range of programs and services to meet the educational, medical, and emotional needs of children with disabilities. To promote inclusive and accessible learning, the organization currently runs five bridge centers in government schools, where children with severe disabilities and sensory impairment receive extra care and attention.

Visit: sama-foundation.org
Sabuj Sangha
India | West Bengal

Sabuj Sangha runs a play-based model school and nurtures the idea of joyful learning in an area of India with high levels of human trafficking. The organization’s residential school for rescued child laborers provides age-appropriate education and helps mainstream students into the formal education system.

Visit: sabujsangha.org
Suchana Uttor Chandipur Community Society
India | Birbhum

Through multilingual early learning, Suchana Uttor Chandipur Community Society supports basic literacy and numeracy for children from the Santal and Kora tribes through locally relevant arts, crafts, music, dance, story writing, and other skills.

Visit: suchana-community.org
Suprava Panchashila Mahila Uddyog Samity
India | Berhampore

Working with women and children in West Bengal, which has the highest rates of trafficking and child marriage in India, SPMUS offers a range of programs that focus on rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of trafficked women and girls; prevention of domestic violence; prevention of early marriage; and care and support for deserted women.

Read more: Fostering the wellbeing of children in Asia amid the pandemic
Visit: suprava.org
Towards A Prosperous India Foundation
India | Haryana

Towards A Prosperous India Foundation uses play-based learning practices to work with out-of-school children from marginalized backgrounds in Haryana, India. The organization uses tools such as gyaan ka pitara (Hindi for “treasure chest of knowledge”) to re-enroll children in school and help them stay in school.

GFC also has five Spark Fund partner organizations in India. For their privacy, GFC is not naming them.

 
Lebanon
Tahaddi
Lebanon | Beirut

Tahaddi provides children and women in Hay al-Gharbeh, a shantytown in Beirut, with access to quality education and health services.

Read more: Hope still stands as Lebanon looks to rebuild
Visit: tahaddilebanon.org
 
NEPAL
Atoot Nepal
Nepal | Kapilvastu District and Lumbini Province

Atoot Nepal works in Kapilvastu district and Lumbini Province in Nepal to empower girls through sports and education. By using football as a tool for development, and in partnership with schools, Atoot creates opportunities for girls to build their confidence as well as leadership, team work, and social skills while working with families and community members to raise awareness about the importance of girls’ education.

Visit: atootgirls.org
Bloom Nepal Schools
Nepal | Itahari

Based in the far eastern district of Sunsari, Bloom Nepal integrates “passion-based learning” into government schools and into its own schools, creating a link between music, theater, sports, and education to make learning more enjoyable. Bloom Nepal is a youth-led organization that supports and trains local youth as teachers and staff members, and it has created a system through which students can actively participate in designing the organization’s curriculum and programs.

Visit: bloom.edu.np
CENTER FOR AWARENESS PROMOTION
Nepal | Kathmandu

The Center for Awareness Promotion (CAP) empowers and rehabilitates girls and young women in the adult entertainment industry in Kathmandu using mobile counseling, a shelter, and reintegration through education and training.

Read more: Fostering the wellbeing of children in Asia amid the pandemic
Visit: capnepal.org
Changing Stories Nepal
Nepal | Dang

Changing Stories Nepal is based in the far western district of Dang where it works through government schools to run play-based and experiential education programs in coordination with local youth leaders, who receive training and a stipend to work with children and government school teachers as a way to build talent and local employment along with quality education.

Visit: changingstoriesnepal.org
Childreach Nepal
Nepal | Lalitpur and Kathmandu

Childreach Nepal works with rural communities in Kathmandu and Lalitpur to incorporate sports and play into children’s development through school. Childreach has a strong focus on child protection and gender equity through its My Voice program, through which it raises awareness of social issues among parents and community members.

Visit: childreachnepal.org
International Child Resource Institute – Nepal
Nepal | Kathmandu

International Child Resource Institute – Nepal (ICRI) works with Kathmandu’s school system to create child-friendly learning environments, within classrooms and outdoors, and strong education programs. The organization also partners with school leaders, teachers, parents, and the government to ensure buy-in and sustainability.

Visit: icrinepal.org
Peace for People
Nepal | Dhading District

Peace for People provides free quality education for children in the western district of Dhading in Nepal. With the motto “play, learn, and grow together,” the organization uses unique approaches such as a “global classroom” to connect students in different countries and it offers empowerment programs for girls.

Visit: peace4people.org
 
pakistan
The Citizens Foundation
Pakistan | Karachi

The Citizens Foundation (TCF) provides education for underprivileged children in Pakistan. The organization embed its purpose-built schools in urban slums and rural communities to increase access to quality education.

Visit: tcf.org.pk
GRACE ASSOCIATION
Pakistan | Islamabad

GRACE Association promotes quality early childhood, primary, and secondary education and works to ensure an accessible, safe, and inclusive educational environment for all children, especially girls and children with disabilities.

Read more: Fostering the wellbeing of children in Asia amid the pandemic
Visit: grace.org.pk
Karakorum Integrated Rural Development Organization
Pakistan | Gilgit

Karakorum Integrated Rural Development Organization (KIRDO) is a youth-led organization working in remote areas of Pakistan. KIRDO provides basic health facilities to rural communities, improves the quality of education in remote villages, and empowers youth through various initiatives.

Visit: kirdopk.org
KhudKaar
Pakistan | Layyah

KhudKaar is a social enterprise that is nurturing the community-building spirit in its local community through cultural activities, capacity development programs, emergency food relief, and fundraising for girls’ education in Layyah, Pakistan. KhudKaar also operates KhudKaar House, a community center where young people come to learn digital skills to find employment.

Visit: khudkaar.com
Rural Development Foundation
Pakistan | Jamshoro

Rural Development Foundation (RDF) is a youth-led and women-led grassroots organization located in the Jamshoro district of Sindh province in Pakistan. RDF works to establish a sustainable, people-centered approach to improve the quality of life of women, children, and transgender people and to respond to the immediate needs of marginalized individuals.

Visit: rdfngo.org
Sindh Green Foundation
Pakistan | Shahdadpur

Sindh Green Foundation (SGF) is a community-based, participatory, and youth-focused organization. Since 2010, SGF has operated in Sindh province in Pakistan providing youth and local Indigenous communities with education opportunities, capacity development, and basic health care, as well as promoting environmental conservation.

Visit: sgf.org.pk
 
Sri Lanka
RURAL ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
Sri Lanka | Kantale

Rural Economic and Community Development Organization (RECDO) works with socioeconomically marginalized communities to address a variety of community needs including education, food security, healthcare, and microfinancing.

Visit: recdo.org
SUNSHINE CHARITY
Sri Lanka | Colombo

The Sunshine Charity was founded in the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami to take care of children affected by the devastation in the Trincomalee district. Its holistic childcare center provides education, nutritious meals, and creative and interactive workshops for children aged 2 to 8.

Visit: sunshinecharity.org
 
Thailand
CREATIVE LIFE FOUNDATION
Thailand | Bangkok

Creative Life Foundation prevents exploitation and trafficking in hill-tribe and migrant communities, as well as among those most at risk of exploitation in rural and urban Thailand. The organization increases access to education for children with a focus on girls; helps families obtain citizenship, which enables them to access medical care and safe livelihood opportunities; facilitates adult literacy classes for women; and mentors youth to help them launch new businesses.

Visit: creativelifefoundation.com
Khiang Rim Khong
Thailand | Chiang Rai

In a country with one of the highest incidences of unplanned teenage pregnancy in the region, Khiang Rim Khong empowers teenagers with sexual and reproductive health knowledge and developmentally appropriate information to ensure they lead safe and healthy lives. The organization engages youth as peer educators who lead group discussions in schools and community centers to break the stigma around sex education.

Read more: Teaching teens about sex means starting with a laugh
Visit: khiangrimkhong.wordpress.com
ONE SKY FOUNDATION
Thailand | Sangkhlaburi

One Sky Foundation works along the Thailand-Myanmar border with migrant and Indigenous children who are at risk of abuse and exploitation due to their socio-economic and legal status. The organization collaborates with local schools to ensure children transition from primary to secondary school, offers access to healthcare, and provides opportunities for families to earn a reliable income, while also offering programs designed specifically for girls and women, including a safe space for girls to discuss sexual and reproductive health.

Visit: oneskyfoundation.org
Thai Child Development Foundation
Thailand | Chumphon Province

Thai Child Development Foundation provides quality education to children with disabilities at its own education center, while also working with local schools, parents, and village leaders in Thailand’s Chumphon Province to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education, life skills trainings, and healthcare.

Read more: Fostering the wellbeing of children in Asia amid the pandemic | Empowering children with disabilities in Thailand
Visit: thaichilddevelopment.org
URBAN LIGHT FOUNDATION
Thailand | Chiang Mai

Urban Light Foundation is the only organization in Thailand preventing the trafficking and exploitation of boys, which it accomplishes by working through massage parlors and bars to engage boys and provide them with training, education, workshops, and other services. The organization also works to shift gender norms for gender equity and runs an initiative that encourages boys and men to play a role in preventing violence against girls and women.

Visit: urban-light.org
Zy Movement Foundation
Thailand | Bangkok

Zy Movement Foundation works with schools, universities, hospitals, parents and government stakeholders to ensure that children with disabilities have access to inclusive education, to provide cutting-edge technology solutions to children with physical disabilities, and to change the social mindset about the abilities of their children.

Read more: From mountaintops to online food delivery – adapting to COVID-19 in Thailand | They thought he would never walk. Today, he climbs mountains.
Visit: zmf-asia.org

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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