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Child’s Dream Foundation

Child’s Dream is a charitable organisation dedicated to unconditional help for underprivileged children in the Mekong Sub-region (Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand). Our estimated 700 projects so far focus on remote and neglected areas in the region, with a mission to sustainably empower marginalised communities to shape their own futures. We prioritise the 3rd, 4th and 10th Sustainable Development Goals: good health and well-being, quality education and reduced inequalities respectively, and we address these issues via our focus groups- ‘Basic Education’, ‘Higher Education’, ‘Health’ and ‘Social Entrepreneurship Grant’.

Our offices in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Yangon (Myanmar) serve as bases for our humanitarian and community development activities. Our 40+ staff members are dedicated to working in the most efficient and effective way to achieve our mission.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Child’s Dream Foundation partner with

United States

Myriad USA

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Myriad USA

Myriad USA provides donors with a simple and efficient platform to support nonprofit initiatives overseas, anywhere across the globe. Myriad USA brings together the expertise and networks of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) and Give2Asia, and builds on their shared history, their shared belief that local knowledge counts, and their shared objective of improving the lives of people around the world.

Myriad USA offers several services to U.S. donors and foreign nonprofit organizations, including: Donor advised funds, Legacy funds, Disaster response funds, Corporate Plus Advisory Services, Myriad ART for gifts of artworks, and American friends funds for foreign nonprofits seeking to raise funds in the United States. Myriad USA is also an experienced ‘philanthropy architect’ – we adopt a flexible approach and develop tailor-made solutions when needed.

Myriad USA is a U.S. public charity within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors are eligible for a U.S. income tax deduction for their contributions, to the extent permitted by U.S. tax law.

Thailand

Khon Thai Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Khon Thai Foundation

VISION

 

We are a social purpose organisation for collaborative sustainable development in Thailand. We believe active engagement from the public and multiple organisations is the key in achieving sustainable development and solving structural problems. We create platforms to empower active citizens to work with each other and to join issue-based intermediary organisations to mobilize for change. We do this through the “Collaboration for Good Society”, a cooperative network of active citizens and civil society groups working for inclusive and
sustainable development.

Vision

Social synergy for active well-being society

 

MISSION

 

To achieve our vision and goals, we focus on 3 principal areas:

  • Active Citizens for social mobilization
  • Collaborative Platforms for solving social problems
  • Resources Mobilization for shared social goals

 

Key Stakeholders

  • Beneficiaries
  • Donors
  • Social purpose organisations
  • Volunteers / Active Citizens
  • Media

Outputs & Results

In 2022, all platforms are vital elements to develop the social ecosystem that leads to the sustainable society. The outputs and results are as shown below.

  • Reached 111,673 beneficiaries
  • Reached 984 stakeholders
  • Reached 360,615 active citizens
  • Reached 1,221 volunteers

Collaboration Principles

  • Shared Vision and Values: Partners and stakeholders of Khon Thai Foundation’s collaborative platforms should share enough values and goals to move forward and connect with other networks in order to bring about change in society together. Open discussion based on mutual respect for diversity is necessary for productive collaboration.
  • Complementarity of Purpose and Value Added: Collaborating with multiple players in society through teaming up for short and long-term goals. Give opportunities to all sectors to participate and take action to create change. Attain common objectives through mutual respect for each other’s expertise, skills, and experiences for sustainable success.
  • Autonomy and Independence: The collaboration between Khon Thai Foundation and stakeholders must be based on mutual respect for each other’s organizational ethics and independence. Since funding may affect power relations, the foundation must not pressure stakeholders to adopt the foundation’s stance. The foundation must also respect differences such as stakeholders’ cultural identity, work directions, and priorities.
  • Transparency and Mutual Accountability: Khon Thai Foundation and partners must be accountable to stakeholders such as donors and funding agencies by adhering to transparency and providing meaningful social impacts.
  • Clarity on Roles and Responsibilities: Collaboration between stakeholders and Khon Thai Foundation is based on clear contracts and mutual understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities. Funding decisions are based on thorough considerations and procedures. Open discussion is the policy to reach mutual understanding on strategies and project collaboration with each stakeholder. It is also the responsibility of Khon Thai Foundation to create opportunities and provide suggestions for stakeholders to foster a better society together.
  • Commitment to Joint Learning: As a learning organization, Khon Thai Foundation is committed to facilitate the quest of learning with stakeholders continuously and systematically so we can grow together from joint learning and through actually working with each other.

Source of inspiration: : http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/oxfam-partnership-principles.pdf

On-going/Past projects

Mekong Sub-Regional Leadership Development Programme

By Child's Dream Foundation

Provides university scholarship to 18 young academically strong and motivated students in Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia to produce critical, responsible leaders and specialists and put the development of their country at the core of their personal career.

Education

New Light Learning and Vocational Centre

By Child's Dream Foundation

To promote in ethnic-diverse youth of Shan State, Myanmar, essential knowledge and professional skills to promote employability through one-year intensive training under interdisciplinary curriculum.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Youth Connect Vocational Foundation

By Child's Dream Foundation

Provides marginalised Myanmar migrant youth living along the Thai-Myanmar border with access to vocational training and apprenticeship for employment.

Education, Employability

Dreams Vocational Training Centre

By Child's Dream Foundation

To transform lives of disadvantaged youth in rural Siem Reap, Cambodia, through access to free education and hospitality vocational training that promotes employability and personal development.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation