The FutureSense group coordinates volunteers and raises funds to support overseas partners and volunteer programmes through it’s registered charity, the FutureSense Foundation.
The Foundation targets education, child welfare, livelihoods and other selected areas as a means to address a range of development issues. Charity fundraising is a central component of the Foundation’s work and allows it to support those volunteering abroad and to invest in underprivileged individuals and communities as it works towards:
Helping create sustainable and secure livelihoods
Improving the transfer of vocational and entrepreneurial skills
Addressing issues related to health and HIV/AIDS
Promoting child welfare
Empowering people living with disabilities
Enabling voluntary participation and cultural exchange
The funds that the FutureSense Foundation provides are distributed in a number of ways. They can be invested into large-scale projects that improve school infrastructures and community centres, or they can assist individuals more directly, through tuition fee grants and macro-business programmes. It is important to remember that you directly support the foundation with your volunteer hours!
As a Challenges Abroad volunteer abroad you will be helping the FutureSense Foundation to achieve its development goals and you can continue to make a positive impact even after you return by choosing to donate or fundraise.
If you would like to find out more about the Foundation or make a donation, please visit the charity’s site at www.futuresensefoundation.org or view our JustGiving page by clicking here.