Hope By Twelve is a non-profit organization set out to empower adolescent girls in situations of poverty. When girls are given the chance to invest in their community, a ripple effect happens that will travel throughout that community and from one generation to the next. They exist to help girls unlock and see their full potential to be the change in the world. They are currently supporting a charity called Mudula Water which aims to get desperately needed clean water to an Ethiopian village where they have been hit by one of the worst droughts in history and water-borne illnesses are high.

The Anganwadi Project aims to rebuild and renovate 66 ‘anganwadi’ (pre-schools) in the slum areas of Ahmedabad, Gujurat, India. The project is currently sending teams of qualified AWF volunteers to work in Ahmedabad for periods of six weeks up to four months. Volunteers are involved in designing, documenting and supervising the construction and repair of these anganwadis. Each anganwadi currently consists of crude one room galvanised or brick lean-to’s which have little or no ventilation and light. The anganwadis are constructed by local labourers and use largely re-cycled materials in order to support the Manav Sadhna philosophy of ‘Re-Use, Re-Cycle, and Reduce.’ For more information or to get involved, click here.

Sally Test is a pediatrics centre in Western Kenya which, unlike any other health centre in Kenya, offers kids a healthy distraction by providing classroom activities like storytime, games, music, crafts, dancing, etc. The Sally Test Pediatrics Centre also encourages education both for the children and for their parents, helping them to understand what procedures are taking place, how to prevent disease, improve nutrition and learn about other health issues. The STPC also cares for the many abandoned babies which are left at the hospital every day. To contribute, please visit www.iukenya.org and click on the red ‘how to donate’ button at the top of the screen.  Write ‘Sally Test’ in the comments section of the form, and you can be assured that 100% of your donation will come DIRECTLY to the STPC. No money will be used for institutional overhead. While you are on the site please feel free to browse the many videos, images and articles on the rest of the AMPATH / IUKenya work and how you can visit or get involved.

The Ickle Pickles Childrens Charity aims to give every newborn a chance by providing new and much needed equipment for Neonatal Units, to be used in the provision of primary care for premature and sick babies. The equipment is sourced in collaboration with individual NNUs & NHS trusts to ensure that the donations meet a real and tangible need and have an immediate impact. All donations are made in the form of restricted grants to ensure that the funds are not diverted elsewhere. If you are interested in getting involved or would just like to learn more about what the charity has done to date please visit Ickle Pickles or contact rachael@icklepickles.org.


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