Y Gro – Sri Lanka
In July 2021, with the support of Partners in Aid, Y Gro began a one-year dairy intervention project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The primary project goal was to help war widows and female-headed households in the north and east of Sri Lanka to achieve a sustainable income through sustainable dairy farm initiatives. This was a goal that was seen to be one that would contribute to Y Gro’s broader goal of making Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk production, as well as contributing to the long-term goal of ending the cycle of poverty in Sri Lanka.
Sinangpad Healthy Village Project – the Philippines
In the Philippines, the Sinangpad Healthy Village Project helps enable poor, remote communities to make the most of their human potential, capabilities and resources by promoting behavioural changes intended to reduce the incidence of environment-related food, water-borne and vector-borne diseases, especially those affecting infants. It involves in-village training, followed by helping the community with participative action planning and providing small grants to enable the purchase of materials residents need to construct small-scale health-related infrastructure, such as sanitary toilets and pig pens. Ongoing mentoring and monitoring is thereafter provided to participating communities.
Symbiosis – Bangladesh
For more than a decade Partners in Aid worked with Symbiosis in Bangladesh on two projects which aim to build the capacity, resilience and socio-economic status of impoverished communities in one of the poorest countries in the world. Now discontinued, the Bangladesh Technical Training and Information Support (TTIS) Program provided vocational training in sewing, with the majority of participants being women. The Jamuna River Development Project (JRDP) aimed to help communities living on islands in the Jamuna River through education, improved literacy, micro-finance and health projects.
ABWU – India
The All Bengal Women’s Union (ABWU) home in Calcutta has been operating for over 70 years and supported by Partners in Aid for more than 40 years. It is an NGO run entirely by volunteer women to rescue abused, at risk, destitute, abandoned and orphaned girls. Many need intensive therapy and rehabilitation in order to be able to begin the process of healing and leading ‘normal’ lives.
SEDS – India
We work with the Social Education and Development Society (SEDS) in India to educate communities and help protect natural resources with water management and reforestation programs. Partners in Aid commenced a Child Sponsorship program in conjunction with SEDS in southern India in 1995. Many of the local children were disadvantaged with no access to education.
Partners In Aid undertakes community development projects in conjunction with local NGOs in India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
In India, we have a long standing and close relationship with both the Social Education and Development Society (SEDS) and the All Bengal Women’s Union (ABWU).
In the Philippines, we have worked with the Sinangpad Association for over 10 years, assisting with the implementation of the Sinangpad Healthy Village Project.
In Sri Lanka, we work in partnership with local organisation Y Gro on a dairy project.