In Egypt, 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls) were supported through the funds. In order to reach sustainability and independence, the organization “Resala” delivered vocational training to these children since they had no background in formal education. The beneficiaries learned about professional life, and what responsibility they hold towards themselves and society. Awareness sessions included: child rights, freedom, education, safety, health and welfare. The training of the children included: Decoration and design, fashion design, formation of copper and jewelry design, and carpet making.
The elected charity in Australia for 2011 was the Red Cross. The objectives achieved through the SmallWorld fund were demonstrated in an increased concentration and behavior from the children in class, positive impact on school attendance rates and punctuality, increased sense of community within the school, and the development of positive social and nutritional habits. These objectives were achieved through awareness sessions and food items for children coming from low-income societies.
Sail Harbor Foundation (SHF) is a non-profit entity aiming at the development of rural areas in Badagry, Nigeria. Through the 2012 funds, SmallWorld supported the primary education of 42 children suffering from poverty, keeping in mind that children in the area of Badagry do not usually finish this educational cycle. “SmallWorld is in a way preventing them from being trafficked or exposed to exploitation” states the report by SHF.
In 2012 and 2013, The Tiba center for child rehabilitation and training supported, through SmallWorld’s consecutive donations, 12 children. Those children came from torn families; the focus was on psycho-social support, health rehabilitation and technical/vocational training. Some of the children were reunited with their families and all of them received training. The two-year programs offered included: car mechanics, carpentry, and electrical work.
EFA & AWA ONLUS is an Italian NGO working on the welfare of families in Senegal. Through the fund donated by SmallWorld, the Italian NGO re-constructed the houses of many families; the donation that the NGO received in 2013 brought the basic needs of survival to many.
The appalling rise in the number of orphans in Ethiopia has reached epidemic proportions. The United Nations Fund-Ethiopia (2007) estimates there are 4.6 million orphaned children, 85 % of which do not attend school. A Library has been built and equipped in Dire Dawa town Eastern Ethiopia, a very important addition to the Luqman Primary School. One of the biggest challenges the children face is the lack of educational support including books to read.