Maya Universe Academy is the first community-run private school in Nepal. The school runs on a unique system of payment where instead of money, families “pay” for their children’s schooling by working two days a month at Maya’s farm. In a country where public schools provide abysmal educations and many cannot afford private schools, the organization allows children from poor families the opportunity to receive the quality education they deserve.
Mi Casa en Ipauratu is a small foundation that tries to improve the lives of the people in the rural area where they are situated. They run different programs including: a small school for children with special needs (down, autism etc.), a preschool for children who can´t afford a kindergarten, an afternoon program for local youth to learn English and leadership skills, and an entertainment program for elderly.
Mae Sot, Thailand
Located near the Thai-Burma border, MEF is an English-immersion program catering to Burmese students between the ages of 17 and 23. MEF aims to support disadvantaged youth from Burma and along its borders who are unable to attain further education, in the hope they will return to their communities, to contribute to efforts of development and positive change for Burma.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
ND-Burma formed in 2004 in order to provide a way for Burma human rights organizations to collaborate on the human rights documentation process. The 12 ND-Burma member organizations seek to collectively use the truth of what communities in Burma have endured to challenge the regime’s power through present-day advocacy as well as prepare for justice and accountability measures in a potential transition.
New Dream of Cambodian Children Organisation (NDCCO) is non-profit organisation founded in 2018 to fight illiteracy, poverty, and malnutrition. NDCCO is the vision and work of one man: Kimlean Veoun. They provide free education, school meals and community support to underprivileged children and families living outside Siem Reap.
New Horizons is a private, non-profit organization associated with neither political nor religious activities. Their objective is to initiate and coordinate the support and help of national and foreign volunteers in different associations, organizations and communities which need help to carry out their activities. New Horizons helps with different projects within a range of fields, including: social work, cultural development, education, community work and small enterprises development.
Located in Kalighat, the Red Light District of Kolkata, New Light provides education, shelter, and support for women who are victims of human trafficking. The organization also has a strong focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and education. Volunteers are needed in a range of fields to support projects and programs.
Oaxaca City, Mexico
Nija’nu A.C. is a Mexican non-profit organization supporting elders in the Mixtec region of the State of Oaxaca that for various reasons live in poverty with little or no family support. Volunteers are needed in a broad range of fields, from healthcare workers to dance teachers to companionship providers to construction workers — and more.
Chiang Mai, Thailand, Asia
Volunteers come to from all over the world to spend from six months to a year working alongside the Thai nannies in loving and caring for the children at Nikki’s Home.
Niños de Guatemala (NDG) is a Dutch-Guatemalan nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education to those who need it most. Since its founding in 2006, it has opened two primary schools, Nuestro Futuro and El Porvenir, which now serve almost 500 Guatemalan children from low-income families in the towns of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo de Cubo. In 2015, the organization expanded with a middle school program as well. To ensure each child receives personalized academic support, international volunteers work in the schools as classroom assistants.