In line with our commitment to having a positive impact on the world, Projects Abroad has initiated and supports the following causes:
Tore’s Foundation was founded in memory of Tore Eikeland who was murdered in Utoya in 2011 along with 79 other students. Tore was active in a lot of social and political causes both in Norway and abroad. Projects Abroad founder, Peter Slowe, had the opportunity to meet with Tore several times and was taken with his outspokenness and passion for political freedom, human rights, and social justice.
The charity started as a scholarship program for students from Tore’s hometown of Osteroy, Norway to join our Projects Abroad programs in Africa. So far, five volunteers have participated in our scholarship program in Tanzania, South Africa, and Kenya. The charity has now expanded and focused on working in community development initiatives in rural Africa.
The aims of the charity are to make a sustainable impact in rural communities in line with Tore’s values. Our first Tore Village was established in Akokoa, Ghana in collaboration with Projects Abroad in 2014. The Tore Village model focuses on alleviating poverty through a holistic approach to ensure that there is a sustainable impact while focusing our resources in one community at a time. With the support of Projects Abroad and our local partners on the ground, it is the aim of Tore’s Foundation to create a lasting impact through our Tore Village model.
You can find out ways to support and follow our work here at: www.torecharity.org.
Projects Abroad Foundation: Supporting your specific project
The Projects Abroad Foundation has selected a number of Projects Abroad projects for help over the next few years. You can read about these projects in our Sponsorship Suggestions section. However, if you want to donate to a particular project that is not listed, but which is still one of the projects where Projects Abroad works, you can donate the money to the Projects Abroad Foundation and earmark it for a specific charitable purpose. It will always reach your intended target!
Donate quickly and securely through www.justgiving.com/projectsabroadfoundation
(Note: Since it is a UK charity, donations made to the Projects Abroad Foundation are typically not tax deductible in the US or Canada.)