Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
According to the UN, "poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making".
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NGAO Society is a non-profit making organization formed with individuals and likeminded community organizations to facilitate the community in realizing its own potential to initiate sustainable change using the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Model. NGAO wishes to establish connections between students in the US and communities in Africa (Kenya) to help students collaborate on finding the assets within the community to improve quality of life.
In our interconnected world, we interact with people from different cultures on a daily basis. Assumptions are made, interpreting comments, reactions and behaviors. The result is often miscommunication because of a culture difference. These miscommunications can be extremely costly to organizations and relationships. Real World Solutions provides practical training and coaching in intercultural awareness and competence for professionals and organizations in business, health care, education, and community services.
Our mission is to inspire students to become global citizens by taking an active interest in the world around them. We achieve this by providing international travel programs in the areas of cultural immersion, wildlife conservation, and leadership development. Walking Tree Travel (WTT) offers a curious and compassionate approach to travel. Unlike a typical tour, our programs are designed for a select group of travelers who seek an authentic international experience that offers the opportunity to effect positive change at home and abroad.
The Road to Hope builds self-sustaining communities through partnering with individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Haiti to learn and build mutually supportive relationships. We believe in bridging the distance between communities globally, which is why we partner with communities throughout the U.S. and Haiti to provide in-person and digital cultural experiences and outreach for students, community leaders, musicians and other interested parties. We invest in food, agriculture, education, music, the arts, and water and sanitation programs in the communities we serve.
Sustainable Schools International (SSI) invests in sustainable education for rural economic development in Cambodia. We partner with government schools and build social entrepreneurs and leaders. Micro-finance, in the communities we serve, develops the local economy and sustains our schools. As a result, our goal is to stop child exploitation before it starts. Sustainable Schools International (SSI) would love to serve as a resource for the passionate students working to solve global challenges.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.
CorpsAfrica is a non-profit organization that recruits and places ambitious Africans in remote, high-poverty communities in their own countries. These men and women live in the community for a year and initiate sustainable projects that fulfill key needs and whose impact and success can be carefully measured, all through a transformative volunteer experience. CorpsAfrica seeks to connect WAC students to current and alumni volunteers who have worked on development issues at a grassroots level in communities in Morocco, Senegal, and Malawi.
Engineers Without Borders USA harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that keep the world's poorest people from living healthy, productive lives. Engineers Without Borders USA achieves this goal by utilizing highly skilled volunteers to work with communities to find appropriate solutions for their basic infrastructure and human needs. Engineers Without Borders USA seeks to help students in WAC by mentoring, giving presentations about Engineers Without Borders USA projects, and guiding development-themed student projects.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. UNA Denver and WAC have the potential to collaborate beautifully regarding the focus on SDG's.
Empowerment International's (EI) approach addresses the root cause and the plight of many street children in the slums (‘barrios’) in both countries. EI works with the children and their families to enable them to attend school by providing financial and emotional support. Empowerment International would love to develop long term partnerships; as well as, have WAC students approach EI for cultural exchange experiences with our students and communities. Empowerment International would also love to do some collaborative projects with our students in Nicaragua and WAC students.
Kimetrica is a social enterprise where their mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector by providing software, research, advisory and training services for evidence-based decision making and learning. Kimetrica also helps governments and non-profit organizations to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor or taxpayer confidence. They seek to help WAC students by educating them about the impacts of international development.
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