Connecting Hands Training Cafe (Cambodia)

Connecting Hands Training Cafe – Traineeship (Cambodia)
Connecting Hands (2010) is an Australian based, independent not-for-profit charity reaching out to young victims of human trafficking and slavery in Cambodia.

Sustainable employment is often the only way to remove and support women who have suffered enslavement and violence and prevent the occurrence of further exploitation & slavery.

Hopes and Dreams (South Africa)

Economic Empowerment – women’s self-help groups (South Africa)
Hopes and Dreams began their first project in 2010 and are passionate about their work to help break the cycle of poverty for those who have lived with it for years and even generations.

Hopes and Dreams is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions through micro enterprise and water development projects in Africa and India.

They focus on two key areas:

Children First Foundation

Rehab Through Play Project
Children First Foundation (CFF) is a Melbourne based not-for-profit charity founded in 1999. They facilitate life-changing – sometimes life-saving – surgery in Australia for children from developing countries. The children they support are unable to access the medical procedures, resources and care that they require as these complex and often multiple surgical procedures are not available in the children’s own countries.

CFF work in collaboration with extraordinary surgeons, medical doctors, health professionals and hospitals who often provide this first-class treatment and allied health therapy, on a pro bono basis and to date have supported over 350 children from more than 30 different countries.

Bright Futures (Northern Uganda)

Lukodi Health Centre – Vaccine Fridge / Freezer
Bright Futures works in partnership with established agencies primarily in Uganda, Kenya, India and Pakistan to provide vital education, health and development programs that address the causes of poverty and offer the prospect of a better life.

In January 2016, Bright Futures, in partnership with Bishop Onono Onweng Foundation, established the Lukodi Health Centre in the village of Lukodi in Northern Uganda. The health centre was a much-needed facility for local villagers in the Lukodi area

Motivation Australia

Building children’s wheelchair services in Fiji
Motivation Australia (MA) was founded in 2007 with the mission to enable people with disabilities to be healthy and mobile, access assistive technology (such as wheelchairs, prosthetics, vision and hearing aids), and achieve full and equal inclusion. They work primarily with local organisations in the Pacific Region.

Partners In Aid

Sinangpad Healthy Village Project (Philippines) – 70 sanitary household toilets
Partners in Aid (PIA) is a non-profit organization established in Melbourne in 1962 which seeks to improve the living standards of people in vulnerable communities in developing countries. To this end, it has developed long-standing relationships, based on mutual respect, with partner organizations in India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Symbiosis International (Bangladesh)

Village Vision 2018
The work of Symbiosis in Bangladesh is carried out under the overall management and oversight of Symbiosis International, an NGO registered in Australia and based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Village Vision 2018 will be conducted as part of Symbiosis Primary Eye Care Service (SPECS), the aim of which is: Supporting sustainable development by reducing low vision and blindness with a focus on primary eye care, eye health education and training of skilled eye care personnel.

The Hands Of Rescue (THOR)

Safe Motherhood Programme – Papua New Guinea (PNG)
PNG is one of the worst countries in the world for recorded maternal deaths.

1 in 30 women will die in childbirth in PNG compared with 1 in 10,000 in Australia. About 1 in 10 women in PNG will have a problem delivering a baby, sometimes minor and sometimes major. If they get into difficulty in a remote village they may not survive the problems.

Hopes and Dreams

Economic Empowerment – women’s self-help groups (South Africa)
Hopes and Dreams exists solely for the direct relief of poverty and began their first project in 2010. They are passionately committed to making a difference to the lives of the poor and desperate people living in the remote and rural parts of Africa and India.

International China Concern (ICC)

Community Outreach – Changsha city, China
Although China is experiencing rapid economic growth there remains a deficit in social welfare for the disadvantaged, especially the disabled. Hundreds of thousands of babies and children with disabilities continue to be abandoned each year.

ICC believes that WHERE a child lives should not dictate IF that child lives.

Specialized training for Chinese nationals working in social welfare is limited and many have little or no understanding of how to care for those with special needs. This leads to high child mortality rates. In many state-run orphanages