INTERNATIONAL. TFWA has named 13 organisations, including six newcomers, which it will support under its TFWA Care initiative in 2018.

The new charities were selected by TFWA members and their choices approved by the TFWA Management Committee based on several criteria, including the tangible benefits each group will bring to vulnerable people.

TFWA Care was launched in 2005 and has raised millions of Euros for charitable groups.

TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen said: “We are delighted to be working closely with these organisations to build better lives for people around the globe. Our priority with TFWA Care has always been to work with charitable organisations in a way that will have a significant impact on the well-being of vulnerable people, rather than providing just a ‘drop in the ocean’, and this will remain our objective to ensure our support creates a lasting legacy.”

Providing tools to better their lives: Education is at the forefront of the Claire Amitié Internationale project.

Claire Amitié Internationale has been running educational projects in Africa, Asia and South America since 1962. Its mission is to educate and empower women and children and give them the tools to better their lives.

Hand in Hand for Haiti is a travel retail industry response to the humanitarian crisis following the 2010 Haitian earthquake. The organisation is also being supported by Women in Travel Retail.

The Lovedale Foundation aims to eradicate child labour in stone quarry villages in Bangalore, India. The charity launched its ‘Parivarthan’ (Change) project in 2016 to help vulnerable people access education and new community practices including healthcare and nutritional awareness.

Let’s change: The Lovedale Foundation is determined to eradicate child labour in Bangalore, with improved education at the core of its programmes.

The Nuria García Foundation provides economic support to other institutions carrying out projects to improve health conditions of women and children worldwide.

Soulcial Trust is a Siem Reap-based charity focusing on social and environmental issues. Its mission is to educate, empower and promote inclusiveness for people with disabilities, helping to develop adaptive sports and activities through its ‘XLability’ programme.

Sunrise Cambodia is a sustainable community development organisation with a focus on Cambodia’s most vulnerable children and the communities in which they live.

Sunrise Cambodia focuses on the region’s vulnerable children.

TFWA will also continue its support of another seven charities.

Aide et Action  develops educational programmes for adults and children across more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Cosmetic Executive Women provides beauty therapy to cancer patients whose appearance and self-esteem have been affected by chemotherapy. The non-profit organisation operates beauty centres at hospitals and provides beauticians to help with women’s recovery from illness.

Les Enfants du Mékong offers education and training to young people in Southeast Asia, assisting in the development of support programmes in seven countries in the region.

Streethearts provides a community care centre for street children in Cap-Cap-Haïtien, Haiti.

The Hope Foundation is an Irish charity which has been working in India since 1999. The group is dedicated to ensuring underprivileged communities receive basic human rights and supports residential child protection centres and other projects.

Lotus Flower Trust aims to provide access to education and homes to disadvantaged young people living in remote areas in India.

Streethearts Haiti aims to provide shelter for hundreds of street children in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. The charity opened its first safe house in 2013 to give children a secure place to stay while also providing education and activities to keep them out of danger.

Toutes à l’École is a charity dedicated to developing education for young girls living in poverty in Cambodia.