The organization I selected is the International Child Resource Institute. This organization helps to improve the lives of children and families around the world. The areas of focus for this organization are early childhood care and education, children’s rights, empowerment of women and children, maternal and child health and grassroots community development. This international organization has many projects around the world including the United States, Kenya, Nepal, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Norway, and Chile. The link to this website is http://www.icrichild.org/. The organization publishes a monthly newsletter. The most recent focused on seeking ratification from the United States on the Rights of the Child.
Something interesting that I found that connects to our topic this week (Changing Demograpics), the projects were based on the needs of the culture. In Nepal and Ghana, there were needs to support and train teachers, in Zimbabwe the need was to serve those children who have been affected by AIDS and in the United States, the need was more bilingual schools.
Here is a link to photos of some of the projects ICRI have been involved in http://www.flickr.com/photos/icrichild .