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The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.
Learn more: https://www.nrdc.org
Using innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies, Big Life seeks to protect and sustain East Africa's wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa. The first organization in East Africa with coordinated anti-poaching teams operating on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border, Big Life recognizes that sustainable conservation can only be achieved through a community-based collaborative approach. This approach is at the heart of Big Life's philosophy that conservation supports the people and people support conservation. Big Life has established a successful holistic conservation model in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem that can be replicated across the African continent.
Learn more: https://biglife.org
When you educate a girl, everything changes!
The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) is tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. CAMFED's innovative education programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have directly supported more than 3.3 million students to attend primary and secondary school, and more than 5.7 million children have benefited from an improved learning environment. CAMA, the alumnae association for CAMFED graduates, is a powerful movement with over 138,000 members and is the largest network of its kind in Africa. CAMA is spurring remarkable change as young women from rural communities use their education to benefit others, and work to break the cycle of poverty for good.
Together, we multiply the number of girls in school and accelerate their path to livelihoods and leadership.
Learn more: https://camfed.org
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) works to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide and increasing public awareness about good breast health. The Foundation is raising funds to support research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure.
BCRF supports the broadest portfolio of cancer research possible, supporting the entire spectrum from every angle, from prevention through treatments to survivorship. BCRF aims to develop more effective treatments that have fewer side effects than chemotherapy or other currently available treatments. BCRF aims to advance our knowledge about the risk factors and causes of breast cancer and develop evidence-based interventions to prevent and reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Learn more: https://www.bcrf.org
Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) is an agile group of first-responders and other professionals in the medical and construction related fields who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Our mission is to deploy quickly and efficiently so that we are able to impact as many people as possible in the most effective way we can. We are often the first type of assistance a village or town has seen, and we continue to respond internationally to natural disasters worldwide ranging from earthquakes to hurricanes. In addition to medical relief, we also regularly supply MRE’s and water filtration devices.
Domestically, ROWW deploys teams to assist with post-disaster clean up. We clear access ways, remove dangerous trees, muck and gut homes, and otherwise assist in clean-up efforts.
Learn more: https://roww.org