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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.

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.

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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.

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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
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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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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.

India | New Delhi

Jamghat, an innovative initiative led by children living on the streets, provides a safe and supportive environment for children living on the streets to enable them to evolve physically and emotionally and to have opportunities to make informed and free choices.

India | Mumbai

Magic Bus equips children and young people aged 12 to 18 with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty, enabling them to complete secondary education, delay their age of marriage, and secure sustainable livelihoods.

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
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.

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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.

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.

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.

Nepal | Kathmandu

Partnership for Sustainable Development Nepal (PSD) offers sustainable, community-based programs in education, youth development, health and sanitation, and the environment, including an after-school program held in orphanages.

Chanan Development Association
Pakistan | Lahore

Chanan Development Association (CDA) strives to improve the status of youth, especially girls, by promoting equal and active participation in decision making, policy making, planning, and management.

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.

Sri Lanka
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Zy Movement Foundation
Thailand | Chiang Mai

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.

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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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