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TFWA will provide donations to help fund projects offering vital care to those in need. The charities were selected by TFWA members and the choice approved by the TFWA Management Committee based on a number of criteria, including the tangible benefits each group will bring to vulnerable people.
Launched in 2005, TFWA Care has raised millions of euros for charitable groups dedicated to bringing positive and long-lasting change to people’s lives.
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with these organisations to build better lives for people around the globe. Our priority with TFWA Care has always been to work with charitable organisations in a way that will have a significant impact on the wellbeing of vulnerable people, rather than providing just a ‘drop in the ocean’, and this will remain our objective to ensure our support creates a lasting legacy.”
The six new charities TFWA will support this year are:
Claire Amitié Internationale (CAI) has been running educational projects in Africa, Asia and South America since 1962. Its mission is to educate and empower women and children and give them the tools to better their lives.
Hand in Hand for Haiti is a travel retail industry response to the humanitarian crisis following the 2010 Haitian earthquake and has helped to rebuild thousands of lives through education.
The Lovedale Foundation aims to eradicate child labour in stone quarry villages in Bangalore, India. The charity launched its ‘Parivarthan’ ("Change") project in 2016 to enable vulnerable people to gain access to education and new community practices including healthcare and nutritional awareness.
The Nuria García Foundation provides economic support to other institutions carrying out projects to improve health conditions of women and children worldwide, developing its own initiatives to prevent diseases and malnutrition and providing clean drinking water to communities.
Soulcial Trust is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to educate, empower and promote inclusiveness for people with disabilities, helping to develop adaptive sports and activities through its ‘XLability’ programme. Sunrise Cambodia is a sustainable community development organisation with a focus on Cambodia’s most vulnerable children and the communities in which they live.
TFWA will also continue its support for the following charities:
Aide et Action is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the development of education for children and adults, running programmes across more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) provides beauty therapy to cancer patients whose appearance and self-esteem have been severely affected by chemotherapy. The non-profit organisation operates beauty centres at hospitals and provides beauticians to help with women’s recovery from illness.
Les Enfants du Mékong (EdM) offers education and training to young people in south-east Asia, and now helps with the development of infrastructure of education and support programmes in seven countries in the region.
The Hope Foundation is an Ireland-based non-governmental organisation that has been working in India since 1999. The group is dedicated to ensuring underprivileged communities receive the most basic human rights, providing support to residential child protection centres and other projects.
Lotus Flower Trust aims to provide access to education and homes to disadvantaged young people living in remote areas in India, with the organisation helping to make a huge difference in the quality of care and teaching received by children in the country.
Streethearts Haiti was established by Linsey Jorgenson in 2012 with the mission of providing safe haven for hundreds of street children in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. The charity opened its first safe house in 2013 to give children a secure place to stay while also providing education and activities to keep them out of danger.
Toutes à l'École is a charity dedicated to developing education for young girls living in poverty in Cambodia. Founded by French journalist Tina Kieffer in 2005, the nonprofit organisation set up the Happy Chandara school for girls in Kandal Province, near Phnom Penh, to support pupils from primary school through to school leaving age.
Nosy Komba Solidarité is a highly efficient project tackling malnutrition and infectious diseases in the rapidly expanding village of Ampangorina on the Madagascan island of Nosy Komba. The charity also aims to improve the living conditions of local people and contribute to the sustainable and ecological development of Ampangorina.