Organizations we support
UNICEF is the United Nations agency established to guarantee the rights and protection of children regardless of race, creed, nationality or faith. It has been operating worldwide for 50 years.
The lack of drinking water and separate access to decent sanitation facilities in schools discourages children, especially girls, from attending school, in many cases causing them to leave school altogether. Girls form the majority of the 120 million children of school age who do not go to school.
UNICEF works in more than 90 countries to improve access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in schools and promote good hygiene practices.
In emergency situations, UNICEF provides aid to communities and nations suffering from disease and those whose water supply is threatened. All of UNICEF’s water and sanitation programmes have been designed to comply with the hygiene and sanitation standards contained in the Millennium Development Goals, one of which is to halve the number of people without access to drinking water.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 99 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. They work directly with communities and they seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Funds of this initiative are going to be donated to Intermón Oxfam, the Spanish member of the international confederation Oxfam. Intermón Oxfam is a Spanish NGO that has been operating for over 50 years. It is currently behind 492 projects in Africa, America and Asia, and works in a number of fields, including cooperation for development, humanitarian action, fair trade and political mobilisation campaigns.
World Vision is an international organisation that has been working since 1950 in support of disadvantaged children and families. Its priority is therefore to ensure the welfare of that part of the population most vulnerable to the effects of poverty and emergencies, by means of long-term programmes.
It also works alongside international and local organisations to make its aid more effective. It has a consultative status with UNESCO, works with the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide meals during emergencies, is a founder member of the Global Movement for Children and, together with the Red Cross and other organisations, is part of the Sphere Project, whose goal is to improve the quality of humanitarian aid.
Today, it is present in 98 countries and provides aid to more than four million children around the world.
The Vicente Ferrer Foundation is a non-governmental development organisation (NGDO) committed to assisting with the transformation process in the poorest parts of Andhra Pradesh in south-east India, affecting some of the most excluded communities in the world, including the Dalits or Untouchables, tribal groups and other “backward” or disadvantaged castes.
The foundation is currently working in 2,313 villages, benefiting over 2.5 million people through its comprehensive development programme, which comprises six fields of activity: ecology, health, education, housing, women and people with disabilities
Educo is a global development cooperation NGO that works in support of children and to defend their rights, particularly the right to receive a quality education. It works with children and their surrounding environment to promote fairer, more equitable societies that guarantee their rights and their wellbeing. It seeks to build a world where all of us can enjoy our rights and a decent life to the full.
It works with children and their surrounding environment to promote fairer, more equitable societies that guarantee their rights and their wellbeing. It seeks to build a world where all of us can enjoy our rights and a decent life to the full.
To achieve this, it works to promote the following values:
- Social commitment: Working to build towards the common good, defined as a collective process to which we are all subject and for which we are all responsible, promoting fair, caring relationships between peoples, persons and cultures, in defence of human dignity.
- Fairness: Its actions are aimed at securing greater justice in social agreements and towards promoting people’s ability to exercise their freedoms.
- Respect: Acknowledging and defending the richness of human diversity as a key value for social cohesion, peace and dignity.
The Pies Descalzos Foundation was founded by the singer Shakira at the end of the 1990s in Barranquilla, a city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It is committed to helping promote the education, nutrition and health of Colombia’s most vulnerable inhabitants: its children.
The Pies Descalzos Foundation sees education as the key driving force behind the building of a better world and a process that, alongside information, books and content, requires social and emotional backing. For this fundamental reason, it helps boys and girls exercise their basic right to a quality education by means of support programmes for children and their families that offer real solutions to improve their quality of life and development.
The Foundation currently has five schools in different regions of Colombia: Barranquilla (Atlántico), Altos de Cazucá (Cundinamarca) and Quibdó (Chocó), where more than 4,000 boys and girls receive education, nutrition and psychological support.
The Mujeres por África Foundation is a private organisation. It was founded with the intention of becoming an exemplary body in Spain and internationally with its commitment to sustainable economic and social development, human rights, peace, justice and dignity for people and especially for women and girls in Africa.
Save the Children is an international organization founded by Eglantyne Jebb in 1919 to help the millions of refugee and displaced children scattered throughout Europe after World War I. It currently reaches 55 million children thanks to 25,000 people working in over 120 countries.
Its main objective is to ensure that all children survive, learn and are protected from violence, poverty and malnutrition; to ensure that they have access to clean water, adequate and safe sanitation and good hygiene practices, so as to fight diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases, reduce child malnutrition and improve schooling.
The organization works with its own staff and local volunteers in communities to promote the development of safe and clean spaces for children, especially in schools and in their family homes.