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ABRIENDO MENTES

Locations: Playa Potrero and Brasilito in the region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Community Development, Society, Social Enterprise, Empowerment of Women

Abriendo Mentes is a NGO that operates in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, working with local communities to enhance their educational and economic opportunities by directly engaging with rural and underprivileged individuals. Through a variety of programs addressing both youth and adult needs, Abriendo Mentes focuses on promoting community development by emphasizing on youth programs, adult education, methods to empower women's economic opportunities, as well as raising awareness in regards to health issues and the local environment.

BOLIVIA DIGNA

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia

Focus Areas: Community Development, Children & Youth, Education, Health & Nutrition, Poverty Alleviation

Bolivia Digna is a small, locally-run charity based in Cochabamba, Bolivia, that supports children and young adults living in some of the poorest communities in one of the poorest countries in Latin America. As the primary strategy for poverty alleviation and community development, Bolivia Digna emphasizes on education for pre-school children and children of school age, in addition to implementing projects that benefit their families, their community and the environment in which they live. 

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DIN Malawi NGO Photographers Alliance

DIN Malawi

Location: Chikwawa and Nsanje, Malawi

Focus Areas: Agricultural Development, Community Development, Education, Food Security, Health & Nutrition, Poverty Alleviation, 

The Development Initiative Network (DIN) Malawi is a NGO currently working in the Lower Shire southern region of Malawi. Established in February 2012 as a response to the needs and challenges affecting vulnerable communities in Chikwawa and Nsanje, DIN Malawi works to empower a network of community groups and organisations to ensure that they have access to adequate resources and training in order to tackle poverty. 

GRIKOB FOUNDATION

Location: Agona, Ghana

Focus Areas: Adult Education, Community Development, Micro-Enterprise, Women Empowerment

Website: GRIKOB Foundation Ghana

GRIKOB Foundation Ghana is a NGO in Ghana which functions as a humanitarian intervention aimed at empowering women by adopting education (both formal and informal) coupled with skilled / vocational training geared toward helping women become independent and self reliant. The Foundation supports hundreds of rural women and needy but brilliant ladies by assisting them through training, capacity building, entrepreneurial support and sponsorship for girls through both secondary and tertiary education.

Peace for Conservation NGO Photographers Alliance

PEACE FOR CONSERVATION

Location: Mwanza, Tanzania

Focus Areas: Climate Change & Pollution, Conservation, Ecotourism, Environmental Initiatives, Natural Resource Management, Species & Habitat Protection, Sustainability

Peace for Conservation is a Tanzania-based organisation working to promote conservation by facilitating educational and sustainability initiatives. By bridging the gap between community involvement and awareness towards conservation, Peace for Conservation works to create positive dynamic change through improved visual awareness in the local community for effective conservation, whilst at the same time improving livelihood opportunities. 

PERFORMING LIFE BOLIVIA

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia

Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Micro-Enterprise, Health, Education, Food Program

Performing Life Bolivia is a NGO that works to help impoverished youth who work or live on the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia, by teaching them essential life skills to help them avoid the pitfalls of drugs and delinquency, as well as providing them with the opportunity to attain an education. The flagship program of the NGO is a Circus Arts program which began in 2006 and is the oldest of the organisation's youth programs, allowing participants to engage in various circus-related activities that helps them build confidence and self-esteem, develop coordination and improve concentration. 

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RUDEC Cameroon NGO Photographers Alliance

RUDEC CAMEROON

Location: Belo, Cameroon

Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Ecotourism, Environmental Protection, Women Development

Website: RUDEC Cameroon

The Rural Development Center (RUDEC) is a NGO supporting the rural community of Belo, Cameroon. In 2001, RUDEC Cameroon was conceptualized focusing on the need to alleviate the suffering of children in rural communities; in assisting and empowering women whose rights were being violated; and in developing ecotourism projects as a way to address environmental concerns. RUDEC Cameroon works to identify opportunities, locate resources and establish appropriate partnerships to provide solutions to local communities. 

SAMBHALI TRUST

Location: Multiple locations in Rajasthan, India (Jodhpur city, Setrawa and Solankiya Tala villages)

Focus Areas: Empowerment of Women (focusing on supporting girls and women from Dalit communities who experience discrimination as a result of their gender, their caste and their socio-economic status), Education, Health, Micro-Enterpise

Sambhali Trust is a NGO that works to support disadvantaged girls and women from communities in Rajasthan, India, through initiatives that work to empower women as role models in their society; by providing educational opportunities that impart upon women self-esteem, confidence as well as vocational and social skills, women are alleviated from the discrimination and poverty that they encounter within their communities as a result of their gender, caste and socio-economic status.

Semilla Nueva NGO Photographers Alliance

SEMILLA NUEVA

Location: Pacific Coastal region of Southern Guatemala (Departments of Retalhuleu and Suchitepequez)

Focus Areas: Agriculture & Food, Community Development, Environment, Economics, Food Security, Health & Nutrition, Science & Technology, Sustainable Farming

Semilla Nueva is a Guatemalan NGO committed to developing strategies in aiding Guatemalan farmers face the profound environmental, political and structural challenges that they encounter in their farming practices. Operating in the southern Pacific Coastal region of Guatemala, Semilla Nueva currently partners with 25 rural communities, playing a vital role working directly alongside smallholder farmers in the push for lasting food security, better nutrition and longstanding solutions to the problems of malnutrition and poverty.

SUSTAINABLE ROOTS

Location: Cosanga, Ecuador

Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Community Engagement

Sustainable Roots is a community-driven NGO working in Ecuador that aims to initiate and support projects which empower communities to preserve their cultural and natural resources. The NGO is based in the small village of Cosango located in the Andean mountains, devoting much of its work to youth-related issues as well as operating a long term study program to understand the best methods of reforestation as an initiative to offset carbon emissions.

TANF Ghana NGO Photographers Alliance

TANF GHANA

Location: Accra, Ghana

Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Healthcare, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, Women Development

The Anidaso Nsae Foundation (TANF) is a NGO based in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. TANF is dedicated to helping the neediest people in Ghana, providing free education and healthcare through partnerships with schools and health facilities to provide solutions to those who face poverty or remote and challenging lifestyles. The primary goal of TANF is in providing sponsorship to children who are in extremely needy circumstances or who are orphans, enabling them to attend school and gain access to basic healthcare which help in curing or preventing early childhood diseases. 

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GivingWay

Website: GivingWay

Facebook: Volunteer Abroad

Instagram: @givingway

GivingWay is a free platform that connects worldwide travelers and grassroots organizations seeking volunteers in a simple and direct manner. In an industry heavily dominated by expensive middlemen, GivingWay believes volunteering should be accessible to all and is leveling the playing field by cutting out all agents and agent fees. With more than 250 active organizations from over 70 countries worldwide, GivingWay makes it possible for even the remotest of organizations to find and to be found by international volunteers. As a social impact company, GivingWay believes that by enabling direct dialog between volunteers and organizations, the matching of skills and needs is enhanced and impact to all involved is maximized.