Probably Paradise Shelter, located in rural Maharashtra is a safe haven for 450+ animals who are old, disabled and discarded. It provides shelter to needy dogs,cats, ponies, horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, etc. who cannot survive the harsh conditions on the streets and gives them a loving home to live in peace and cross the rainbow bridge with dignity. The shelter was founded in 2011 by Roxanne Davur in Karjat and has been instrumental in changing the reality of needy animals by working tirelessly to uplift them. It also runs ambulances and provides treatment, sterilization and vaccination services in rural areas which otherwise go neglected.
Founded in 1933 and located in a rural area at the foot of the Mushera Mountains in County Cork, Ireland. At the school there is a firm emphasis on the outdoors and in cultivating an appreciation of nature and the natural world. To this end, the school has its own garden as well as a polytunnel in which students are encouraged to take ownership of their own planting projects. The Irish language name “Muine-fliuch” translates as “wet sod” or “wet ground” in English, and the playing field at the rear of the school lives up to that name, being as it is quite boggy and wet for a large part of the school year. Thanks in part to a grant from the Opturo Charitable Foundation, efforts are currently under way to improve the quality of the playing field, thereby giving students of Muinefliuch National School better access to the same with the goal of enhancing physical fitness and encouraging physical activity among students of the school for years to come.
Ballinagree Community Development a registered charity, was established in 2015 with the goal of developing amenities for the residents of Ballinagree Village in the south of Ireland. The goals of the organisation include the development of a playground and associated walkway, as well as the construction of a community centre in Ballinagree Village. The development of such amenities will lead to an improved quality of life for residents, young and old, strengthening community relations and enhancing social cohesion in the area while also improving physical well-being and health.
Consano, which means "to heal" in Latin, is the nation’s first 501(c)(3) crowdfunding platform for innovative medical research. Consano has shifted the traditional philanthropic model of "You give, They decide,"" into one that enables donors to choose exactly where their research donations are spent. The organization has found great success by bringing transparency and control to medical research philanthropy, and 100% of every project donation goes to directly support research.
Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) is a non-profit organization in India that provides survivors of child sexual abuse in New Delhi with free legal support during criminal proceedings, from when the child reports the abuse to police until final judgment. CSJ works on the ground with their clients—at police stations, hospitals, and courts—advising government authorities on the law, supporting clients and monitoring progress of cases. CSJ works with trustworthy partners to ensure clients and their families receive the care and support they need to begin healing from the trauma they have suffered.
Hekima Place is a home in Kenya for girls orphaned primarily by HIV/AIDS. The name “Hekima” was chosen for its Kiswahili meaning: Wisdom. Founded in 2005 by U. S. native Kate Fletcher, the home opened with just 10 girls but has grown to 60 members of the Hekima Place family. The girls are given a loving, faith-based home with nutritious meals, health care, and, very importantly, an education to enable them to succeed on their own once their schooling is completed.
The Society of Mangalore-Africa Mission is a faith based organization which is working in the Mwanga District of Tanzania. This is a venture of the Catholic Diocese of Mangalore, Karnataka South India. Its objective is to reach out to the poor in Tanzania through various developmental programs. Poverty, illiteracy, illhealth, unemployment, and environmental degradation are the main problems in Tanzania. The organization is working towards the solution to these problems through the involvement of people. Presently it is running a secondary residential school for the poor boys in Tanzania. It is also working with issue based groups of women, youth and children in helping to solve the problems of the people.
Jeevadaan, the care and support center for HIV/AIDS, is a Non-Profit Organization established by the Society of the Daughters of St. Camillus in Mangalore India. The center was founded in 2004 with the primary objective of providing residential and end of life care for HIV/AIDS infected abandoned women and girls, and facilitates their education from nursery school through college. Jeevadaan has created a space that gives these women and children hope, and allows them to be cared for with the love and respect they deserve.
The mission of the Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) is Child Abuse: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment. CPC envisions a community in which children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. Last year, CPC reached over 30,000 children through five (5) core services. CPC is proud to have Opturo Foundation as a strong supporter of CPC’s Personal Safety and Community Awareness program. CPC reaches over 25,000 individuals through this program teaching personal safety to Sarasota County students and training all professionals who work closely with children, as well as law enforcement.
Fr. Tezza Special School, a centre for Mentally challenged children is a non- profit organization run by the society of Daughters of St. Camillus in Wayanad Kerala, India. The school was established in 1982. The aim of Fr. Tezza Special School is the development of mentally challenged person’s physical strength, language, mental and social interaction and recognition as well as to enable the children to attain holistic and sustainable growth in secure conditions.
Hannah's House Shelter provides domestic violence victims and homeless women and children a safe haven from abuse, support in the form of counseling, comfortable beds, nutritious meals, and vocational and educational counseling to help them to be successful in the community. They also offer transitional housing at their 17 unit apartment complex. Counseling is also provided to men and women in English and Spanish for anger management, substance abuse, parenting, domestic violence abusers and victims, anti-theft, self-esteem, and life skills classes. A food bank is available each Wednesday from their office. Thanks in part to a grant from the Opturo Foundation, Hannah House was able to purchase a van that will transport families to appointments, work, school, grocery shopping and events.
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