Aegis Trust envisions a world without genocide or mass atrocities. To achieve this, the mission of the Rwanda-based Aegis Trust is to work toward the prediction, prevention and elimination of genocide. They do this primarily through research, education and the dissemination of information. Specifically, AEGIS works to make their vision a reality by helping genocide survivors rebuild their lives, honoring the memory of genocide victims, and building long-term peace in post-genocide societies. The Genocide Memorial in Kigali is an important part of that work.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ Serving (B.A.S.I.C.S.) is a faith-based, charity organization based in Ghana, West Africa, whose mission is to end cycles of illiteracy, poverty, hunger and child labour in Ghana permanently. Because of economic hardship, many children in Ghana do not go to school and as a result, they are committed to a lifetime of suffering, exploitation and bad health. B.A.S.I.C.S. works with a community outside of Ghana’s capital of Accra where it has over 200 students at its main facility, Nana’s House, which acts as a multipurpose centre to teach, mentor and sponsor children to go to school. BASICS has also implemented a community outreach program; which helps to educate the community on large issues such as, family planing, environmental hazards and health, HIV/Aids and Malaria.
Founded in 1813, Colby is the 12th-oldest private liberal arts college in the United States. Located in central Maine, Colby’s 2,000 students come from nearly every state and more than 80 countries to take advantage of renowned academic programs, a curriculum that encourages the creation of multidisciplinary and global connections, and collaborative learning experiences led by world-class faculty scholars. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides access to eminent research institutions and meaningful civic engagement experiences.
The Community Foundation for Nantucket was founded by a group of local residents who identified the need for an organization to support and enrich the quality of life for Nantucket’s growing community. The foundation’s mission is to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership. In pursuit of the mission, the foundation acts as: the steward of foundation funds, grant maker responding to pressing needs, charitable resource for donors, non-profits and the community, and catalyst to mobilize community leadership to find solutions to Nantucket’s most critical issues.
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is a non-profit, international educational and professional development organziation whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, predjudice and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical developement of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. Facing History fosters empathy and reflection, improves students’ academic performance, reinvigorates teachers, and builds safe and inclusive schools.
Created by treaty on 22 September 1948, the US-UK Fulbright Commission fosters mutual cultural understanding through educational exchange between both nations. It fulfills this mission in two ways: through its prestigious Fulbright Awards Program and EducationUSA Advisory Services.
Grassroot Soccer is an international adolescent health organization that educates, inspires and mobilizes youth in developing communities to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthy, productive lives. Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to connect young people with the mentors, information, and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV & AIDS, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. Their evidence-based programs, led by trained local mentors, incorporate soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that engage young people and break down cultural barriers. With proven results and a constant focus on research and innovation, Grassroot has reached over 1.3 million young people in nearly 50 countries with adolescent-friendly health education.
The mission of God’s Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. The organization prepares and delivers nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. It also provides illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.
All of its services are provided free of charge without regard to income.
The Imbuto Foundation is lead by Rwanda’s First Lady, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, and is dedicated to engage, empower and educate the people of Rwanda. The Foundation focuses on two types of work — health and socio-economic projects. The health program includes work on gender-based violence, malaria prevention, adolecent sexual and reproductive health. The socio-ecomonic program focuses on education, from early childhood education to the importance of girls remaining in school and youth empowerment.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins, CTY contributes to the university’s mission by preparing and nurturing the bright young people who will go on to make significant contributions to our world.
Shikshya Foundation Nepal seeks to oversee and facilitate the education of children in need from primary school through secondary school and higher education. Through partnerships with like minded schools and organizations throughout Nepal, they have been able to work closely with children on an individual and personal level. Their hope is to enrich the lives of Nepalese youth by providing them with holistic growth as well as financial, social and emotional support.
Starehe Girls’ Centre
Starehe Girls Centre is a boarding school that offers secondary education to financially disadvantaged girls from all counties of Kenya. The school was founded in January 2005 as a charitable institution. It caters to all the girls’ academic and social needs. The mission of Starehe Girls Centre is to provide a homely, supportive environment within which girls from disadvantaged backgrounds can develop their full potential in academic and personal development. The school also redresses the imbalance in access to quality education and leadership opportunities for disadvantaged, adolescent girls.