Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. It helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
The Wellbeing Foundation is a pan-African organisation seeking to create real and sustainable change for African families by working with communities across the continent to build capacities and empower women. Through projects such as the Personal Health Record, they give people across Africa the ability to seek better lives for themselves and for their communities.
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems – police, courts and laws – effectively protect the poor.
Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip young women with the skills and resources to pursue academic and career opportunities in computing fields. The organization aims to provide computer science education and exposure to 1 million young women by 2020.
Chime for Change, founded by Gucci, is a new global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. It serves to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. The organization focuses on three key areas: education, health and justice.
BRAC is the largest non-profit organization in the developing world, serving more than 138 million people with its holistic approach to alleviating poverty. It is one of the largest providers of microfinance services with programs in Asia and Africa. BRAC’s approach, which it calls “microfinance multiplied,” increases the ability of poor clients to productively use their loans to augment their incomes, build their assets, and stimulate economic and social development within their communities.
Singer Katy Perry visited the UNICEF-supported Ilaiko Child Protection center in Madagascar and spoke with a group of women and their children, most of whom had experienced abuse, abandonment or neglect, and were struggling to make ends meet. The center provides legal and social support, as well as training in basic skills, so that young women can find work to support themselves and their babies.
The Daylight (Playing For Change) video is part of the Playing For Change music project series which brings together musicians from around the world. All profits go to their non profit foundation which builds music schools for children around the world.
Green For All’s music video puts pollution to a beat. The video is catchy and more than a bit frightening in the way that it uses sounds we all know — the wheezes of an asthma sufferer, the industrial noise of a factory, the sounds of traffic — to create a song that builds to a crescendo before dissolving into a friendlier tune and narration about the promise of a green economy.