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Children First Foundation: Providing Life-Changing Surgery and Community-Based Care for Children in Need

Twins Nima and Dawa Pelden were born joined at the abdomen and sharing a liver. The twins lived the first 15 months of their lives facing one another. The young children, from Bhutan, were unable to sit down and could only stand up if they did so together at the same time. Thanks to the Children First Foundation (CFF), the girls and their mother were flown to Australia, where they received life-saving separation surgery, treatment, and ongoing care.

Africa's Voices Foundation: Putting Citizens' Voices at the Heart of Effective Development and Governance

Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) is a nonprofit organization that puts citizens' voices at the heart of effective development and governance. Development, humanitarian, and governance actors come to the U.K.- and Kenya-based organization in search of innovative mean of engaging citizens and impactful and applied insights. These insights help to inform, adapt, monitor, and evaluate programs based on the needs of the citizens they serve.

The Dr. CL Smith Foundation: Fostering the Holistic Development of Youth in South Africa

The South Africa–based Dr. CL Smith Foundation is dedicated to creating and driving positive social change in previously disadvantaged and excluded areas in South Africa through education, sport, and health. It was founded in 2013 to honor the legacy of Dr. Clifford Leon Smith. To support the holistic development of young people and foster their mental, physical, and emotional health, the foundation has five main areas of focus:

3 Key Takeaways From the 2019 TechSoup Global Network Summit

This past month, the TechSoup Global Network, composed of NGOs from 50 countries, gathered in San Francisco for the biennial TechSoup Global Summit, aptly titled "Connect, Activate, Transform." With 250 participants in attendance and 39 languages represented, attendees convened to discuss challenges facing civil society across the world and collaborated to pave the way for change.