The South Asia Children’s Fund benefits from strategic partnerships with the following organizations:
Over one billion school-aged children in more than one hundred countries lack access to basic education. Enabling girls and boys to attend schools that provide a safe and supportive learning environment is a key strategy in combating poverty, promoting peace, and creating conditions for economic growth at the community level.
The Open Learning Exchange, founded by Dr Richard Rowe, is committed to ensuring that the world’s poorest children benefit from the latest developments in information and learning technologies. The global reach of the internet and the availability of low-cost laptops, in combination with more traditional classroom-based teaching strategies, make it possible to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal of Education for All by 2015.
OLE is nurturing a global network of local organizations that are committed to winning access for all school-age children to primary education, no matter what their economic or social status. OLE assists its partner organizations in designing curricula, promoting effective learning strategies, leveraging local resources, sharing good practices, and linking with education entrepreneurs around the world.
Mr. John Cook serves on the Board of Directors of the Open Learning Exchange, and is a sponsor of OLE’s activities in Nepal.
Founded in 1987 by Thrangu Rinpoche, Shree Mangal Dvip School in Kathmandu provides high-quality education for children and youth from remote Himalayan communities. Shree Mangal Dvip School benefits from the inspired leadership of a young and progressive principal, Khenpo Chonyi Rangdrol, and from a highly experienced Director, Ms Shirley Blair, a Canadian national who is a professional educator.
Established and prepared entirely by students of Shree Mangal Dvip School, this online newspaper presents an authentic and unfiltered view of the world from children and young people trained in Tibetan Buddhism, and unburdened by material possessions.
Dr. Jane Goodall DBE is one of the world’s leading environmentalists, a prolific author, and a powerful communicator. In 2002 Dr. Goodall was appointed as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Dr. Goodall is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and of Roots &Shoots, the international youth programme that encourages young people to take action in their own communities. The South Asia Children’s Fund enjoys a close working relationship with the Jane Goodall Institute, and supports Roots & Shoots programming in Nepal.
Established by Terre des hommes Foundation Lausanne, Childtrafficking.com is the leading source of research materials on issues relating to the trafficking of women and children around the world. The website serves as a valuable research tool for students, academics, and policy makers, and informs the programming of many NGO’s dedicated to combating human trafficking. Peter Dalglish was a founding member of the editorial board of Childtrafficking.com.
In 1972 the Reverend Joseph H. Maier, a Redemptorist priest and native of Washington state, began living alongside the residents of Klong Toey, Bangkok’s largest shantytown. Over the years the organization that he founded—the Human Development Foundation—has become one of Asia’s most celebrated community based groups working with families that live on the margins of society. In recognition of his service to the poor, Father Joe has received Thailand’s highest civilian honour from His Majesty the King.
Mr. John Cook is the lead donor for the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, the hub of HDF activities in Thailand.
Ashoka is an association of social entrepreneurs-- men and women with system-changing solutions for some of the world’s most urgent social issues. Since 1981 Ashoka has elected over 2,000 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries.
Peter Dalglish is a founding board member of Ashoka Canada.
Changemakers, an initiative of the Ashoka Foundation, is building the world's first global online open source community of social entrepreneurs.
DreamNow is a Canadian NGO founded by Dev and Aaron Aujla that provides tools, training and project models for young people who have a passion to change the world. Peter Dalglish is a founding board member of DreamNow.
Dubai Cares is the foundation launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. It aims to improve access to primary education in the developing world. Peter Dalglish serves as an advisor to Dubai Cares on their international programming.