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Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia)

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Women

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Research
  • Service provision
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Education
  • Health
  • Partnerships
  • Sustainable development for Africa
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • Viet Nam
  • Madagascar
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Sudan
  • Ethiopia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Myanmar
  • Uganda
  • India
  • Malawi
  • Nigeria
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Kenya
  • Timor-Leste
  • Zambia
  • Afghanistan
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2006
    Organizational structure: The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) is a not for profit organisation. It is a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Foundation is administered by 7 voluntary board members. 6 of the board members are Zonta International members who have served at executive level. Administration of the Birthing Kit Project is by our part time project administrator and two part time employees who manage the supplies distribution and transport of the kits to their overseas destination. The voluntary work of making clean birthing kits is done in Australia at assembly days by Zonta International club members, highschool and university students, church groups and service clubs.
    Number and type of members: Our membership lies between 90 and 110 each year. Members are individuals who value the work of the foundation. They are over the age of 18 years. Many members are Zonta International members (professional and business women) as the project evolved from a Zonta International project in Adelaide South Australia in 1999. We have over 2500 unpaid volunteers who annually assemble our kits.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: We are affiliated with over 40 NGOs including Zonta International, Marie Stopes International, Save the Children (India),Terres Des Hommes, Mission in Health Care and Development , Afar Pastoralist Development Association, Abraham oasis (Ethiopia)
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Funding structure other: Previously received funding from AusAID (Australian Government aid), individual donors, Zonta clubs in Australia, universities and schools.
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