A PLACE CALLED HOME
A Place Called Home is a transformational youth and community centre based in South Central Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1993 as a safe space for young people facing poverty and systemic adversity, APCH provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, APCH has added weekly safe delivery of groceries and essentials to local families, in addition to creating a Virtual Programs Hub to provide members with daily access to all programming and services.
Choose Love does whatever it takes to identify, close and prevent gaps in services and protections for refugees and displaced people.They elevate the voices and visibility of refugees and are the only funder of agile community organisations providing vital support to refugees along migration routes globally.
In just five years, they have raised ~$45M to provide 1M refugees with everything from lifesaving search and rescue boats to food to legal advice. They are powered by their vision - a world that chooses love and justice every day, for everyone.
Mothers2mothers is a charity working towards one goal, to eradicate AIDS and create healthy futures for women, children, and families across sub-Saharan Africa.
Mothers2mothers employs women living with HIV as Community Health Workers called Mentor Mothers. These women work tirelessly at both at health facilities and also go door-to-door to educate and improve the health of communities across ten African nations by delivering life-changing services to women, children, adolescents, and entire families. mothers2mothers model creates meaningful employment for women living with HIV and gives them a life beyond the virus.
NEW HORIZON YOUTH CENTRE
New Horizon Youth Centre is more than just a youth centre, they are a vital support network for 16-24 year olds who have no one and nowhere else to turn.
Every year thousands of young people across London become homeless through no fault of their own and New Horizon provides crucial support to help these young people to create a positive future. They provide basic daily necessities such as food and hot showers and a place to live as well as more career focused support, which includes helping young people to find employment.
The Namoona Project is the Soneva Foundation’s flagship project, which brings plastic use reduction, recycling, ocean stewardship and environmental education under one umbrella.
Soneva Namoona provides funding, expertise and coordination for a waste management system that cleans up local islands and demonstrates that single-use plastics can be phased out. The effort to reduce the use of single use plastic and put a stop to open burning has already started. Maalhos became in early 2020 the first island in the Maldives to end the practice of open burning with Dharavandhoo and Kihaadhoo following suit towards the end of the year. The aims it to get ten more islands to follow suit in 2021.
SmartAID is an international non-profit agency comprised of a group of veteran humanitarian aid workers and seasoned entrepreneurs from the technology industry. Not only do they deliver humanitarian aid, but also create sustainable development programs for where they are needed most across the globe.
SmartAID’s aim is to fight poverty and economic inequality through collaborating with members of the technology and business community to adapt or fund programs developed specifically to solve humanitarian challenges. They effectively administer humanitarian aid where and when it is needed the most.