http://www.anjali-house.com This auxiliary school serves approximately 100 impoverished children from the local villages five days each week. Arriving in the morning, the children are first served a nourishing breakfast. Then one-half leave to attend government school while the other half stays behind to study at Anjali House. The arts based education they receive at Anjali is a nice complement to what they learn in government schools. Then, lunch is served to all 100 kids and the educational process is reversed with the first group now remaining at Anjali while the second group goes to government school
http://baansaanrak.org This small orphanage located in a rural village in Northern Thailand provides safe housing, nourishing food, counselling, and education for approximately 20 orphaned, abandoned, or at-risk boys and girls thereby giving them an opportunity to break out of their current cycle of poverty. TWCCTW provides operating funding.
http://www.batangpinangga.org/ This phenomenal organization is raising the level of community responsibility for the staggering number of children in extreme poverty. They rescue these beloved children (the meaning of the organization’s name) from living on the streets and affords them a chance at a better future through education and enrichment.
http://www.childrenshour.org.ph/ “We are a fund raising, fund giving, and friends raising organization that supports projects on education, health & nutrition, and child welfare & development. We do this by asking individuals, companies, and organizations to donate at least ONE HOUR of their annual salary or earnings once a year.”
http://theccdo.org The Cambodian Community Dream Organization (CCDO) works tirelessly for the health, wellness, and education of villages neighboring Siem Reap every day. CCDO provides schools in these rural communities with resources that help children thrive—these resources include everything from basic supplies to faculty, libraries, and latrines. Since 2011, CCDO has also led a Breakfast Program that feeds nearly 1,000 children every morning before school. In addition to supplying communities with a well, giving them access to clean water, CCDO also provides qualifying families with two pigs and the resources they need to create a local pig farm.
Daughters of Tomorrow is a registered IPC charity in Singapore that facilitates livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, through:
- Training & befriending
- Child-minding support
- Employment bridging services
- Practical resource support
We partner with public, private and community sectors to address urban poverty in Singapore, through building the capacity of low income women and their families towards social mobility.
http://folptty.org/folc/ This “sister facility” to the Women’s Center is a pre-school for nearly 200 local, impoverished children ages three to six focused on preparing them to successfully enter government schools at the age of seven.
http://folptty.org At any one time in this facility run by the Good Shepherd Sisters, approximately 400 marginalized, at-risk women are receiving counseling, nourishing food, loving care and attention, and job skills training in Thai, English, German, Russian, computers, reflexology, massage, hair dressing, and related skills thereby providing them with the ability to move on to a self-sustaining life in their local communities.
http://khmerchild.co This privately operated school provides approximately 525 impoverished children from the surrounding local villages with education to augment what which they receive in the local government schools. FKC focuses on language skills, math, computer technology, music, and employable job skills, including sewing. TWCCTW has built the Art Berg Technology Center on campus whereby students learn relevant computer skills and software to make them ready to compete in today’s marketplace.
http://www.goodshepherdbangkok.com/ The Good Shepherd Sisters’ (GSS) Center was first established in Bangkok over fifty years ago. It’s one of our favorite places to support in Thailand. They do absolutely first-rate work caring for impoverished, marginalized women and children from local slums, some of which are right next to the Center. GSS provides pre-school education for kids from the Klong Toey slum, preparing them for government schools. Separate classrooms are provided for more than one hundred three-to-five-year-old children. Lodging and loving care are given to about a dozen at-risk women and their babies. They receive safe housing, nourishment, healthcare, counseling, and whatever else is required for them to return to their communities with self-sufficiency. Additionally, support is provided to seventy women at the GSS At-Risk Women’s shelter, empowering them to return home with newfound stability. As an integral part of their efforts toward sustainability, the Sisters run a top-shelf sewing center that employs 125 to 150 women depending on season and work load. They produce uniquely-designed children’s clothes, dolls, quilts–often requiring an incredible amount of hand-work–and a wide variety of other novelties and beautifully-crafted items. These wonderful products are exported to countries throughout the world. An average of seventeen students each year are trained in highly marketable computer skills at the Sisters’ Computer Training Center. We invite you to join us in supporting the work of this wonderful organization to help them make a real difference in the lives of the hundreds of women and children they serve each year.
http://asiachildrensfoundation.org/our-projects/good-shepherd-sisters–.html This high-quality boarding school provides 60 at-risk hill tribe girls (Akha, Hmong, Lisu, & Lahu) with safe housing, nourishing food, counseling, and junior and senior high school education (grades 7 through 12). TWCCTW funds $1,000 annual scholarships so high-achieving girls can continue their education at a local university.
http://www.gsvolunteers.org/volunteerinfo/placements/international/thailand.php Located in the northeast portion of Thailand known as Isaan, this is an ambitious undertaking by the Good Shepherd Sisters. In a unique, community based program, nearly 600 children as sponsored so they can continue their education. In addition, the Fatima Sewing Center employs approximately 65 women from the local villages. The community outreach group provides local farmers with technical know-how for raising crops and livestock. Another program employs about 20 people preserving traditional Isaan weaving and pottery making skills.
http://www.goodshepherdsisters.org.ph/ “Our service traditionally and currently is particularly with women and children who have been wounded by life’s circumstances and live on the edge of society. We accompany those who are in need and also network with other groups to change unjust structures in society. In religious language, our service is generally referred to as “ministry” or “apostolate”.”
Located just a short distance from Hpa-an, Myanmar, the senior monk here operates a boarding school for 220 students arriving from distant villages. During a recent visit, TWCCTW made a $5,000 donation to assist in the construction of the beautiful new three-story education building. More recently, TWCCTW fully funded a brand new 10-station computer room located in a newly constructed building. This is a good example of sustainability in action, with an industrious monk who is in the rice harvesting, field preparation, and mud-brick wholesaling business.
http://handsofhopenongkhai.com This facility, also operated by the Good Shepherd Sisters, is an impressive program focused on HIV and AIDS infected women by providing counseling, housing, community, medical care, training, and gainful employment.
This boarding school, in Hpa-an, has a monk who is handling a huge increase in demand for the education he provides for over 300 kids. It is an ambitious undertaking. But the work being done here has an important impact on the lives of hundreds of delightful kids. Besides the education the monk provides these kids, he is also working towards his own organizational sustainability with a very busy trucking enterprise.
Here, the work of a dedicated monk provides secure living conditions for over 500 kids. They come to live at his monastery so they will get to attend local government schools. They also feed these kids a delicious vegetarian lunch.
Located here, too is the newly furnished computer room funded by TWCCTW. The monks here work toward their own sustainability with an industrious candle- making operation besides their purified water business.
http://www.lifeandhopeangkor.org Here, in this training center run by the monks of Wat Damnak monastery, about 40 women receive training in various sewing skills thereby providing them with a life sustaining job skill. Upon completion of their studies each graduate leaves with her own sewing machine.
http://www.operationcompassion.org/ Operation Compassion is an international and domestic humanitarian organization. Our strategic relief work delivers critical aid assisting 25 million people every year. Each pound of product delivered represents: a meal, for the hungry; a surgical pack, giving medical aid; a textbook, educating the future; a pair of shoes, for bare feet; clothes, for those in need. Since our beginning, we have helped start hundreds of nonprofit charities and trained tens of thousands of volunteers for humanitarian work and involved them in serving the poor.
This is a live-in care facility in Yangon, Myanmar where 25 orphaned or abandoned HIV-positive children are cared for in a loving, caring home. Nourishing food, medical care and individual counseling care provided as needed.
http://www.sosphilippines.org/ “In an SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE, each child finds a family, growing together with BROTHERS AND SISTERS in the same HOUSE, under the love and care of a MOTHER who raises him as her own. With friends who help us provide for their needs, we aim to provide A LOVING HOME FOR EVERY CHILD.”
http://villagefocus.org/ Village Focus International leads the fight against human trafficking in Laos, and supports 4 local organizations in Cambodia to do the same. The program started in 2004 and is called ‘Protection & Empowerment of Women and Children’ or PEWC.
http://twcctw.org/donate/donate-a-well/ In conjunction with field staff organized by FKC, we fund wells to provide local villagers with an ample supply of clean water. It’s hard to imagine that so many villages and village families have never had a year-round source of water. We can provide that for the surprisingly low cost of $400 per well including a filter and an iron supplement.
http://www.wildflowerhome.net This home provides secure housing, counseling, pre- and post-natal medical care, job skills training, and day care for at-risk pregnant women and their babies. Currently, TWCCTW is helping to fund their Master Development Plan that, in addition to bringing their 2-1/2 acre facility up to a serviceable standard, will also enable them to materially increase the number of women they are able to serve.
This innovative women’s organization, beginning with a “savings group”, is revolutionizing local village home financing, ecological practices, and social behavior. Their impressive results include more homes being built in circumstances otherwise thought impractical, meaningful improvements in village sanitation and hygiene, and marked reductions in smoking, drinking, gambling, and perhaps most important of all, domestic violence.