NPO lends support to Filipino dropouts

Dec 3, 2014

NPO lends support to Filipino dropouts

by Dolora Cardeno

A charity in the Philippines is helping an important but often overlooked segment of the population: school dropouts. Over the past 40 years, ERDA Foundation has been giving youngsters the means to continue with studies they might otherwise abandon because of hardship such as ...

Laotians learn about land rights through theater

Dec 3, 2014

Laotians learn about land rights through theater

by Shusuke Murai

The Japan International Volunteer Center supports villagers in Laos by educating them about land rights, using theater as a way to help them understand the legal system and develop a better future for their nation independently. This year, the group known as JVC used ...

Nov 4, 2014

Ebola crisis highlights China's philanthropic shortfall

China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons — it has more than anywhere outside the United States — have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy ...

Sep 9, 2014

H.K. family gives Harvard largest-ever donation

A $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University’s School of Public Health is the largest single donation in the university’s long history, officials said, and will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics. The donation, announced Monday, comes from a philanthropic ...

Japanese donate $100,000 for welfare of Nepalese Sherpas

May 6, 2014

Japanese donate $100,000 for welfare of Nepalese Sherpas

Japanese alpinist Ken Noguchi donated $100,000 on behalf of the Japanese public to Nepal on Monday to help the families of Sherpas who die in avalanches and other accidents while climbing Mt. Everest. Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said the ...