Boy With a Ball is a community development organization that has operated in San Jose, Costa Rica for over 15 years. BWAB’s program, RADI, extends the organization’s established leadership development programs into one designated for women’s education empowerment. RADI provides educational and employment opportunities to underrepresented women who live in one of two squatter communities near San Jose.
The WRC provides women around Siem Reap with emotional support, counseling, and referral services as a comprehensive system of social work, education, and community-building. They offer both in-center programs (on women’s health, women’s rights, gender roles, positive parenting, youth development, and financial literacy) as well as community outreach workshops in surrounding villages.
The Ponheary Ly Foundation provides a comprehensive education program that supports students in rural areas by providing access to primary, secondary, and university schooling. An integral part of the program’s success is their alumni and mentorship program, which offers boys and girls a sense of support, role modeling, and community that will provide them with the confidence and environment they need to succeed.
Awamaki helps rural Andean women’s associations launch successful small businesses in the remote mountains of Peru. Their programs create avenues of skill-building and leadership development so women can increase their income as well as transform their communities. They offer sustainable tourism projects that also create meaningful cultural experiences for visitors and promote appreciation of Andean traditions and lifestyles.
The Picaflor House was established in 2010 to support children and families in Oropesa and the surrounding villages outside of Cusco with after-school programs and community projects. They provide local families with access to free education, health and skills training, and most recently an empowerment program that enables women to gain financial independence.
Parijat Academy is a non-religious, non-profit school founded in 2003 that assists around 500 students from underprivileged backgrounds. Founders Uttam and Aimoni created a sanitary napkin project to help more girls stay in school by providing eco-friendly, reusable sanitary pads and menstrual health education to local, rural communities, while also teaching their students sewing skills.