Current Projects

The Give a Hand team is pleased to present the projects it has selected with great care for 2017-2018. Have a look through the projects. Let yourself be taken by the passion of those that have created and nurtured these organisations.

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Fotokids Original, Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala

The organization 

Fotokids Original organisation has served nearly a thousand at-risk children affected by poverty and violence for over 24 years. Currently Fotokids is working with 270 young people from Guatemala/Honduras and more recently with children of farmworkers in California’s Central Valley. Fotokids uses photography, graphic design, web design, video and media technology as a tool for self-expression, creativity, leadership, and vocational training experience. All students not only learn employable skills with Fotokids but they receive scholarships to study in traditional schools.
The program works! Many Fotokids students from desperately poor barrios have attended university and continue to find good jobs in their home countries.

 

Visit : https://fotokidsoriginal.org/

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Performing Life- Cochabamba, Bolivia

The organization

Performing Life is a non-profit organization that provides for youths living on the streets of Cochabamba in Bolivia an opportunity to participate in activities link to circus arts, visual art and school support while helping them address specific problems linked to delinquency, drug addiction or prostitution.

The apprenticeship of circus arts gives them opportunities to do shows in and around the city while bringing in money to support themselves and members of their families. Since the creation of Performing Life, more than 3,000 children and family members have better living conditions and most of these children have now better access to education.

Bolivia has more than 10 million inhabitants but it’s more than 900,000 children that live and work on the streets of major cities. Education, a healthy diet, a secure house and projects linked to microenterprises are crucial elements to bring people out of the cycle of poverty. This is exactly what Performing Life does for these thousands of children and their families.

 

 

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Tiffin Community – New Delhi, India

The organization

 

Tiffin Community is an Indian based non-governmental organization that teaches disadvantaged young women living in urban slums of Delhi, India how to be better cook while putting emphasis on better nutrition.
With a curriculum created by Chef Laura Gildemeester, Tiffin Community provides the opportunity for the women to better understand the relation between the food they buy, how they prepare it and the impact it has on their families’ general health.

Tiffin community wishes to provide a training space where recipes, ideas and cooking skills are shared with the support of professional chefs.

This program has been on-going since 2013 in partnership with Give a Hand.
To learn more about Tiffin community please visit their website: tiffincommunity.com

 

 

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Vidya – Pappankalan, India

The organization

 

Vidya is an organization based in New Delhi, India which strive to educate the less privileged through integrated methods. The organization helps youth, women and children with educational and empowering programs.
Vidya is present in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore and has been supporting development of communities for over 30 years.

To learn more about Vidya visit the website:  http://vidya-india.org/

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Rock, Paper, Scissors – Vietnam

L’organisation

Rock-Paper-Scissors children’s fund est une organisation qui a pour vocation d’aider les enfants vietnamiens en les soutenant à la maison et à l’école, en leur donnant de nouvelles opportunités d’apprentissages grâce à l’art et à la musique. Elle aide également à promouvoir et encourager l’éducation des filles en leur fournissant des vélos pour se rendre à l’école.

Par ailleurs, l’organisation offre aux adultes des services de mentorat par les pairs à travers l’art et la musique pour promouvoir le développement de la pensée créative, l’estime de soi, et la confiance, inspirant ainsi les étudiants à continuer leurs apprentissages.

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