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"One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child."
- Forest E. Witcraft

Together We Make a Difference
Here are samples of some projects that we provided fundig in previous years. Please click >> below for the region:
  >>Asia >>Europe  

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) provides psychosocial, educational and recreational services to children with multiple disabilities at the Mtendere Respite Care Centre, Dzaleka Refugee Camp. UNWG donated funds for fencing of a safe outdoor play area, a veranda for educational activities in all weathers, a handicapped toilet facility, building refurbishment, rainwater collection and playground equipment. The project raised awareness in the community of the facilities and resulted in increased enrolment and reduced stigma attributed to children with disabilities.


KENYA –  African Word Development Organisation (AWDO)
Fighting poverty via education.   In 2014 UNWG provided water tanks, school text books, class room and dormitory furniture for the benefit of the vulnerable and orphaned children in the Wagai division.  Two huts for widows and their children were also constructed.  The funding has greatly improved the living and learning conditions of the local population and will continue to nurture destitute families/orphans in the area.

  Zambia   Cameroon _Women Vision  

ZAMBIA – Blessed to Bless Association
UNWG provided funds for the supply and installation of a bore hole, pump and tank platform enabling 90 children at the Ipalo Christian Community School to have access to water - crucial for cooking, drinking water, handwashing and sanitary facilities. 


CAMEROON  – Abemo-Women of Vision
UNWG grant enables a mobile library to increase access for 120 pupils at three primary schools in rural areas of Kembong-Ewelle.  Purchase of library boxes and 360 text books in French, English and Mathematics.  With the UNWG grant, the schools reported a lower drop-out rate, increased enrolment and improved academic performancek.

  East Timor   Nepal  

EAST TIMOR  – Cannosa Foundation
The ‘Canossian Sisters’, an international missionary congregation of women, are committed to helping those “most in need”, especially women and children from remote areas of Timor Leste.  The primary focus of the organization is to provide vocational and secondary school education to young girls aged between 12 and 17, enabling the students to acquire important practical skills and better opportunities for adult life. The UNWG contribution assisted children attending two boarding schools at Ermera and Balide through the procurement of 20 bunk beds, 40 mattresses and 60 study chairs.


NEPAL – Shtrii Shakti
Shtrii Shakti promotes fair and just opportunities for children and youth of marginalized and disadvantaged families/ communities to develop their abilities and capacities to the fullest extent enabling them to lead dignified lives in society. UNWG contributed to the purchase of educational materials for 40 underprivileged children attending the Life Vision Academy in Kathmandu.  Access to safe and clean drinking water was also provided through the installation of a solar water filter.
UNWG Member Shreela Shrestha visiting the project site.

  Sri Lanka - IAEA/PACT   Vietnam  

SRI LANKA - IAEA/ Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT)
The Division of the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) was created by the IAEA to help fight the growing cancer crisis in the developing world.  Model Demonstration Sites have been established in eight countries promoting sustainable cancer control activities based on national priorities.  Between 2008 and 2015 UNWG has assisted cancer establishments in six of the countries targeted.  An example is in Sri Lanka - National Cancer Institute Maharagama WG purchased blood gas analyser for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.


VIET NAM – Child Surgery Viet Nam Foundation
Child Surgery Viet Nam Foundation arranges for surgical procedures on physically disabled children from poor families in remote areas of the Northern provinces.  The foundation aims to reach the poorest and minority families, attending to birth defects, cleft lip, open palate, clubfoot, eye, ear problems, polio, burns and damage from accidents.  Rehabilitation and training of local health workers is incorporated into the programme.
In 2014 the UNWG contribution enabled 134 children in eleven districts of Son La province to have surgical interventions.  

  India_silence   India_Silence  

INDIA – Cultural Revival of Ethnic Art through Training & Education (CREATTE),
Austria Project ‘Wonder of Silence’

CREATTE, a Vienna-based organisation in collaboration with the Odisha Association of the Deaf, supporated the ‘Wonder of Silence Centre’ a tailor training workshop-cum-tailoring unit has been established.  The Centre is located in the grounds of a school for hearing impaired children from poor rural families.  In 2014, UNWG funds contributed to the construction of the workshop, purchase of sewing machines and materials for training. 20 students ranging in age from 14 to 16 years are learning basic tailoring skills which will enable them to start earning a living.  



  Jordan   Egypt_2016  

JORDAN – National Association for Special Needs
In 2014 UNWG provided assistance to a school in Amman for 74 special needs children.  The donation was used for purchase and installation of a heating boiler as well as machinery for carpentry training.   Handicraft and woodwork are one of the most successful ways for mentally disabled children to express their feelings and gain a sense of achievement.  The articles are sold at various events, giving the children immense joy and satisfaction to see their work appreciated and also aiding sustainability as the proceeds are channelled back into workshop materials.


EGYPT – FACE for Children in Need
FACE for Children in Need is based in Cairo and, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministries of Health and Social Affairs, manages programmes on early child development, grassroots research on fostering and assistance to street children.

The UNWG contribution in 2013 supplied much needed electrical appliances and furniture to four orphanages supporting children aged 0 to 18 years.


PALESTINE – Future Generation Hands Association
UNWG has supported Future Generation Hands Association in 2011 and 2015, on both occasions for the purchase of 150 quality medical eyeglasses for children aged 4 to 7 years.
The NGO carries out follow-up sight tests to ensure correct treatment of refractive errors.

  CRC-Bolivia   CRC-Mexico  

BOLIVIA -  Center for Social, Health and Education Support UNWG purchased Ludic educational material for language and mathematics classes, to support 55 children from low income families attending the Sebastian Pagador del la Ciudad de El Alto School.  The materials have helped the children to attain improved cognitive function, social development, fine and gross motor skills.


MEXICO - Centro Oaxaqueño de Rehabilitación de Audición y Lenguaj
UNWG purchased two portable audiometers for early detection and prevention of hearing loss among children in the marginalized rural areas of the State of Oaxaca. 1,524 children from 11 different villages were tested and 51 were diagnosed with hearing loss and referred for treatment.  A follow-up strategy is in place to counsel the parents on prevention and treatment options.


PERU – Fundacion para el Desarrollo Solidario
In 2013, UNWG assisted 150 boys, girls and adolescents in poverty from the southern sector of Lima.  Through purchase of school furniture and didactic materials, the grant supported a ‘Scholar Levelling and Assessment Program’ for students struggling with the education system.   By providing an equipped space for teaching, the children’s academic standards have been strengthened in reading, mathematics, integrated communication and artistic expression.  Emphasis has been placed on developing values that encourage personal growth as well as academic achievement.

  CRC - Georgia   Austria BOJI  

GEORGIA – International Association for Aid to Children suffering from Leukemia
A playroom and outdoor jungle gym at the residential parent/patient house was created in Lashvili Children’s Centre Hospital in Tbilisi.  The “Parent’s House” offers accommodation to families living long distances from hospital with children undergoing treatment for leukemia, as well as other severe oncological and haematological diseases.  The additional recreational space improves the patient’s quality of life during this stressful period and aids social rehabilitation.


Die Boje operates an outpatient clinic in Vienna for children and adolescents suffering from mental crisis.  In cooperation with UNHCR, UNWG has helped child refugees and unaccompanied children that have experienced psychological violence and massive trauma by providing beds, therapeutic toys, books, learning and testing material.  These tools are used by counsellors for complex therapy and crisis intervention sessions.

  CRC Ukraine  

UKRAINE – Caritas Sambir-Drohobych Diocese Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
UNWG equipped a kitchen and dining room enabling handicapped children to eat at the Caritas leisure centre “Wonderful Hands” and also acquire life skills. Through this project, 25 children with physical and mental disabilities visit the centre on a daily basis, thereby battling isolation and creating independence.   In addition to educational and vocational training, they are taught how to look after themselves through shopping, cooking, baking, serving, tidying up and doing laundry.  Handicrafts made by the children are sold and the proceeds reinvested in materials, giving them a sense of achievement.  In addition to services for the disabled, disadvantaged children, orphaned or victims of abuse are provided hot meals and an opportunity to receive information, assistance and improve their plight.




The United Nations Women's Guild Vienna is proud that our efforts help to make the world better for children in need. Together we make a difference.



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