EDT support a number of charities and both Directors have taken part in fund raising activities for Room to Read and Multiple Sclerosis (MS Australia). Below we have listed the charities that we support and are proud to partner with.
Charities We Support
Over 300 million children around the world do not have access to education and most likely will never learn to read or write. Room to Read believes that all children, regardless of gender or background, have a right to education. By empowering children through this lifelong gift, we see a world in which people are able to realize their full potential.
Room to Read had its humble origins in Nepal in 2000, where we began bringing donated books to rural communities. Today, we are a global organization dedicated to promoting and enabling education through programs focused on literacy and gender equality in education.
Click to read Room to Read Fact Sheet 2014
MS has been supporting and helping people with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1956. Through an extensive network of centres, branches, support groups and health services, MS provides specialist programs to people with multiple sclerosis, their families, carers, friends and health care professionals.
MS informs people with multiple sclerosis how best to achieve as full and healthy a lifestyle as possible while managing the symptoms of MS, raises funds for the provision of services, programs and research, educates the community, and liaises with government and other bodies on MS-related issues.
To minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on individuals, family members, carers and the community, while working to improve treatments for the disease and accelerating research to ultimately develop a cure.
Our vision is to create a world free of MS.
For more information please visit www.ms.org.au.
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer – is a national support organisation for 12 – 24 year olds who are living with cancer, and is the only organisation of its kind in Australia. A cancer diagnosis is traumatic at the best of times, but perhaps even more so for a young person.
At this stage of their lives they will already be experiencing issues relating to their identity, independence, relationships and career; and whilst cancer is not a death sentence, it can mean the start of a long process of painful treatment and years of uncertainty. The inspiration behind CanTeen is the belief that young people are better able to cope with the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis through meeting and talking with other young people who have had a similar experience and understand exactly what they are going through.
Since it began, CanTeen has had a clear focus on meeting the needs of young people living with cancer, and has always put into practice the idea that Members should be able to participate in the management of the organisation.
Child’s Dream is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering marginalised children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, which includes Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. We achieve this by working in partnership with communities to improve the educational and health situation for their children and youth.
Our highly motivated staff in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Yangon (Myanmar) goes the extra mile to identify the most needy communities and beneficiaries. Our down-to-earth, bottom-up approach allows us to implement, evaluate and monitor our projects to address health and educational needs in the most efficient and effective way.
Our activities range from health interventions for children to reduce child mortality, construction of educational facilities to provide universal basic education, youth employment centers to high school and university scholarships.