Mission: Justworld international partners with grass-roots organizations around the world to bring education, nutrition, health, leadership and cultural development programs to children in need. Working through the equestrian community, justworld raises funds, support, and awareness that is needed to end the cycle of poverty for children in the developing world.
Programs: Asociacion compartir runs a mobile library in tegucigalpa, the capital city of honduras, which makes stops in its poorest communities. In total, it reached 500 children by setting up activities in "open spaces" in the community-organized for children who cannot afford to attend school and live too far to reach a library or one of compartir's community centers. These students do not have books in their homes or teachers to help them learn to read. One of the most significant achievements during this time was bringing activities to 50 new students, boys and girls who had never had access to a single book before.
los patojos operates an after-school program for children and youth, offering education, nutrition, health, hygiene, leadership, and cultural activities nearly every day of the week. From april-june alone, los patojos was open for students for 63 days, serving 11,625 lunches and 990 dinners- these meals served at los patojos are typically the only ones students will have each day due to their families' economic conditions. Juan pablo romero fuentes, the founder director, was recently nominated a top 10 cnn hero for his incredible work.
the people improvement organization (pio), located in phnom penh, cambodia, now has a total of 114 students enrolled in public high school and 1 student attending university. Looking back to the organization's roots, starting at a municipal garbage where children were forced to search for recyclables to return in exchange for cash to buy food for their families, these students now have the opportunity to get an education, jobs, and are starting to bring pio's work full-cycle- the university student is now teaching at pio in addition to his studies.