Organisations

Emerald Hill School for the Deaf

Zimbabwe

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P O Box EH 93
Harare

The school provides education for primary and scondary school children, in order to equip them with survival skills. The school has a small library for its pupils and staff

Social Service for the Welfare of Children - Lebanon (SeSoBEL)

Lebanon

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551-Zouk Mikael

SeSoBEL's objectives are to assist the disabled child to live a life filled with joy and hope despite its disability and associated difficulties; to support and accompany the family in coping with their child's disability so that the disabled child is able to remain with family; and to collaborate with society and help it to recognise the disabled child's value and right to a dignified life regardless of their disability and its effects. The resource centre is not open to the public

Simon I Patino Foundation

Switzerland

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8, rue Giovanni-Gambini
Case Postale 182
CH 1211 Geneva 25

Designs and develops research and training programmes in education, culture, research, health nutrition, hygiene, agriculture and ecology. Its resource centre in Cochamba, Bolivia is open to the public

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT)|Royal Tropical Institute

Netherlands

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PO Box 1092 HA Amsterdam

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation. The aims of KIT are to contribute to sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and cultural preservation and exchange. Within the Netherlands, it seeks to promote interest in and support for these issues. KIT's goals are to maximise access to good quality health care in low and middle income countries; promote awareness through theatre, print publications, information dissemination and workshops; and to provide training in the Netherlands and abroad. KIT’s wide range of health-related activities are carried out by staff in the departments of Development Policy and Practice, Biomedical Research, Information and Library Services, KIT Publishers, Tropenmuseum and Tropentheater.
KIT is a core member of Share-Net, the Netherlands Network on Sexual & Reproductive Health and AIDS. Share-Net seeks to contribute to improving the international sexual and reproductive health and rights situation as well as the HIV/AIDS situation, guided by principles of human rights, equity and equality and empowerment. For further information see http://www.share-net.nl/

NWWC Health Education Centre

India

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Vahithabhavan Arriyancode
Ottasekharamangalam PO
Pin 695125, TVPM, Kerala

PADS work towards world peace and disarmament through poverty eradication, health, development and information gathering and sharing including networking. Resource centre open to the public

Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for|the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV)

Bangladesh

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3/8 Block-F
Lalmatia, Mohammadpur
Dhaka-1207

The aim of SARPV is to build a barrier-free environment for disabled people and to ensure their equal rights and opportunities in the main stream of social life. Its objectives are to raise awareness about disability isses in society; generate and explore employment opportunities; enable socio-economic rehabilitation; and establish equal rights and opportunities. SARPV runs an inclusive school, and has a library that is for SARPV staff and library members (see website for details)

Y Care International (YMCA)

UK

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3-9 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HY

The international development agency of the YMCA movement. Focuses on the needs and contributions of young people in the developing world, who face the severest of economic and social conditions. They aim to provide financial support for projects that aim to promote self-sufficiency. Funds are chanelled through local YMCAs, which develop projects with their local communities. They aim to broaden the opportunities available to marginalised young people and enable them to escape the poverty trap. They also aim to raise the awareness of development issues in the UK

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)

Kenya

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AMREF Book Distribution Unit
Langata Road
PO Box 30125
Nairobi

AMREF aims to improve the health of disadvantaged people in Africa, improve the quality of their lives and reduce poverty. It focuses on six priority intervention areas: HIV/AIDS, TB and Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Malaria; Safe Water and Basic Sanitation; Family Health; Clinical Services, Disaster Management and Emergency Response; and Training and Health Learning Materials. AMREF’s activities include: developing, testing and promoting the adoption of models for improving health and reducing poverty; training and capacity building at all levels; and contributing to the development of an environment that enables health and wealth improvement. AMREF has developed e-centres or online databases, providing access to thousands health information resources, and accessible from AMREF website. It also runs a bookshop offering a wide range of low-cost health learning materials

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

France

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7 Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP

1 rue Miollis,
75732 Paris Cedex 15

Created in 1945 in order to build networks between nations to enable solidarity by:

  • Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development. 
  • Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value. 
  • Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies. 
  • Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.

Today, UNESCO believe that it has to create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development.

The Centre for Development & Population Activities (CEDPA)

USA

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1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

CEDPA is now part of Plan International.  Its approach is to work hand- in -hand with women leaders, local partners and national and international organisations to give women the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.

CEDPA's programs:

  • increase educational opportunities for girls and youth;
  • ensure access to lifesaving reproductive health and HIV/AIDS information and services; and
  • strengthen women’s ability to become leaders in their communities and nations

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