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Turkey Earthquake Relief

Monday, February 6th saw Turkey and neighboring Syria rocked by 7.8 earthquakes, destroying towns and killing thousands. Our regional leadership in Istanbul quickly jumped into action to deliver water, food staples, warm clothing and medical supplies. We are also collaborating with two trusted partners whom we have worked with on relief efforts in Ukraine. Our… Read more »

Wine to Water – East Africa

Women in Tanzania are the primary people responsible for collecting water in Masaai communities, often spending hours walking many kilometers to the nearest source.  Usually a stagnant watering hole, shared with animals so the risk of water contamination is very high.     When we learned that Wine to Water was expanding into Tanzania, there… Read more »

Sinfonietta Vidin

Sinfonietta Vidin is the largest and only state musical cultural institute of its kind in the province of Vidin. There are 43 members of the symphony orchestra employed at Sinfonietta Vidin with an administration team. Many members of the Vidin orchestra come from the city itself. A government cultural institute is co-financed by the Ministry… Read more »

Instituto Terra

Instituto Terra is the result of the initiative of the couple, Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado and Sebastião Salgado, to give back to nature what decades of environmental degradation had destroyed. What was once pasture is now forest. Instituto Terra is a non-profit civil organization founded in April 1998. It focuses on environmental restoration and sustainable… Read more »

Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon

Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon or COIAB is a Brazilian indigenous organization composed by several indigenous rights organizations of the Brazilian Amazon Basin. It was created at a meeting of indigenous leaders in April 1989 and is now composed of 75 member organizations from all 9 states of Brazilian Amazon. The… Read more »

Isaaten Primary School

Another new school in Kenya’s Mara region becomes a GCF partner with OAT travelers to begin visiting in January 2023. The children enthusiastically welcomed Sandra: And gratefully helped unload the much needed school supplies such as books, pencils, chalk for the 140 children studying there. Gardening supplies were also brought to help them develop a… Read more »

Ole Keene Primary School

This new school partner in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region joins the GCF family with an immediate donation of much needed books and school supplies. Sandra was welcomed by the students, parents and school committee with a song: Overseas Adventure travelers will begin visiting the school in January 2023 and can follow with us as more… Read more »

Khewan Lhakhang Monastery

Khewan Lhakhang Monastery is both a home and school to young monks ages 7 to 15.  Visited by OAT travelers to Bhutan, they helped prepare a meal while learning more about the lives of these young monastics. GCF with the generous help of an OAT traveler was able to support the construction of a new… Read more »

Magical Land – Child Protection and Development Center

Founded in 2013 by Ganjavkhlan Chadraabal, “Magical Land” as it is known, was created to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. To that end they concentrate on 3 areas of operation: Human trafficking: Raising awareness about human trafficking and organizing preventative workshops; Domestic abuse: Providing training and running campaigns against domestic abuse for women and children;… Read more »