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SUCCESS STORIES

  • EARLY DETECTION FOR TUBERCULOSIS IN INDIA

    Delhi Integrated Volunteers Initiative (DIVINE) focuses on raising awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and expanding access to testing and treatment. Founded in 2008, DIVINE trains volunteers and develops a local network of community public health providers. The results have been extremely encouraging: 38% of all known TB cases were detected by this community system. Those people are now receiving effective treatment.

    None of this progress would be possible without generous and continuous funding from Eli Lilly and Company, in partnership with government agencies and other nonprofits. In 2012, the Lilly Foundation joined with United Way Worldwide to facilitate the 3rd stage of the project.

    An increase in community participation has also been key to the success of DIVINE. Only last year, volunteers referred 219 suspected cases and identified 21 new TB cases. The passion and commitment of donors and volunteers is crucial to saving lives and creating a healthier community.

  • LITERACY IN PAKISTAN

    Thanks to a generous grant recommendation from Target, a science education program in Pakistan has noticeably improved school attendance, test scores and student participation. Implemented in 2011-2012 by the Development in Literacy (DIL) nonprofit organization, the program has reached over 3,000 children and 63 teachers.

    The program provided teachers with new training and curricula that enabled them to bring a more interactive approach to the classroom. By focusing on activity-based learning, teamwork and empirical study, the teachers have gotten the students more engaged, and that has led to improved performance and comprehension.

  • DISASTER RELIEF IN THE PHILIPPINES

    In August 2012, a southwest monsoon severely flooded almost 80% of Metro Manila and affected more than three million people in 16 provinces.

    United Way reacted quickly, and in a matter of days put together a proposal for Hershey grant funds to the areas and people where they were most needed. Hershey employees were instrumental in the implementation of these grant funds. More than 50 volunteers mobilized Hershey and United Way helped distribute relief packs to 1,150 families at evacuation centers in Navotas City and Sta. Cruz, Laguna. 

  • SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN ZAMBIA

    In 2009, a group from Securian International travelled to Livingstone, Zambia for a day of volunteering at Ebenezer Child Care Trust, an orphanage and school that serves the most vulnerable children affected by poverty, starvation and HIV/AIDS.

    While visiting Ebenezer, employees interacted with the children and donated shoes, backpacks and school materials.

    Securian executives felt strongly that sound funding was needed to sustain Ebenezer, and recommended a grant through IDAG. With this additional support, the Ebenezer Orphanage now cares for 51 children. The organization operates girls, boys and babies homes built on the land purchased from the government.

    Additionally, 323 children are enrolled in the Ebenezer School, which provides free education, clothing and nutrition to its pupils.

    In 2011, the administrative building was completed and other amenities such as a duck pond, a fruit trees grove and a chapel were added to create a compound called Ebenezer Village. Ebenezer continues to share its successes with IDAG, and the children at Ebenezer continue to flourish.

  • EARLY EDUCATION IN JAMAICA

    Since its inception in 2007, The Palmyra Foundation—together with more than 100 volunteers from around the world—has provided 100,000 books to 25,000 children in Jamaica. In the 2011/2012 school year, The Palmyra Foundation received a grant through IDAG from FedEx and other donors, enabling them to distribute books and other educational materials to 3,200 kindergartners in 32 schools.

    A three-year assessment of The Palmyra Foundation’s work shows a 20-43% improvement in the reading, writing, math and science skills among participating children. By fostering a love of learning and expanding access to educational materials, donors like FedEx are making a difference in thousands of lives across Jamaica.

  • CREATING A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA

    Praxair Foundation recommended a grant through IDAG to support the Wake the Lake Campaign: a community effort to rejuvenate and preserve the Ulsoor Lake in Bangalore. Over 500 concerned citizens, including Praxair employees, came together to garner extensive media coverage and raise awareness about the importance of clean water for healthy, thriving communities.

  • TUTORING YOUTH IN THE PHILIPPINES

    In 2010, Gawad Kalinga’s Sibol (“To Grow”) project was one of 150 IDAG grantees throughout Asia. The Sibol project has educated more than 240 preschoolers and provides ongoing critical support to street children ages 7 to 13 years. It offers tutoring, sport activities and creative workshops for children in eight villages, helping youth pursue higher education and lead happy, healthy lives. The project was made possible thanks to a generous IDAG gift from FedEx.