BWB is an international non-governmental organization which empowers visually impaired individuals and beyond. They have several projects in Tibet (China) including a blind school and a farm, and a project in Kerala, India called Kanthari International to train potential social changemakers.
Under amazing leadership of Mr. Mitarai, the former executive director of Canon CO. LTD, they have generously given our first monetary support from a corporate to ARC.
Through various fundraising events, this prestigious international school has been supporting ARC since 2010
The Netherlands Embassy's brilliant fund raising event helped ARC to kick-start our activities in 2010.
Mr. Mark Gold from US and thousands of young people aim to bring direct assistance by means of philanthropic travel to some of the world’s most needy people.
Bats in Action has the goal to empower blind youth in Northeastern Brazil for independence and employment. This blog tells the story of the project start. Bats in Action wants to transform the concept of being blind from a limiting condition into an opportunity for personal independence and social inclusion.
Empowering marginalised youth in Nigeria through skills training program to realize their full potential. Also see their Facebook page.
The DCF was created to address the needs of the people of Thailand and in support of education, environment, and social welfare in this country.
Mr. Daniel Lockwood, the Director of the DCF, designed our Sunshine Kids Center and Bumble Bee Centre, and led the construction team for these beautiful mud buildings.
Set up by a blind entrepreneur, Khom Raj Sharma, it is a national level organization of the social entrepreneurs with disability in Nepal. They have also initiated Move Nepal, which has inspired ARC to start Move Lanna initative.
The mission of Kanthari Plus is to bring out the stories of Kanthari graduates and support in our mission to create social change; bring us closer to potential supporters, partners and each other through a variety of tools.
An integrated kindergarten for blind and sighted children in Tibet.
Mahāyāna Technologies is a Free software company and strong Free Software Movement supporter. Jitendra Joshi, who is CTO of Mahāyāna, has been a tremendous help for ARC, developing and maintaining this entire website and Move Lanna as a volunteer.
Makhampom has been variously described as a family, a kindergarten, a university, a community, a food centre, oh, and a theatre group. In essence it is a social organization that works in the medium of theatre.
We work in favor of education supporting and carrying out many projects such as community library project, mobile library project, scholarship project, nursery school project, and dormitory project. Also, the foundation offers trainings for teachers and librarians, exchange program and emergency relief project.
Sunny Boy (Mohammed Salia) has set up this project in his home country, Sierra Leone in West Africa, to lend micro-credits to the widows and former child soldiers after over a decade of civil war.
One of their projects is Little Candles Kindergarten, located in Phrao, Chiangmai, where our main project is located at the moment. They provide affordable yet excellent early childhood education to the children from all background in three languages: Thai, English, and Mandarin Chinese.
A spacious library on the top floor of Central World Department Store in Bangkok.
Transform your next Far-East adventure into a meaningful, cross-cultural experience by volunteering with Friends for Asia in Thailand.
Warm Heart Foundation located in Phrao, Chiangmai has been ARC’s partner since Jun. 2011. They are an well-established community development organization, and has been a big support for us through their strong network.
Warm Heart provides the entrepreneurial spark. We empower people to help themselves. Warm Heart works with the entire community to unleash growth that includes the young, the old and the wayward alike.
Accessible Books for Individuals With Print Disabilities
Do you know the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"? Eric Carl is the very person who made this magical picture book. Here, you can read his own blog entries with pictures.
LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. You can download thousands of books as either mp3 or ogg files.
Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories. We also have a sprinkling of verse.
They have hundreds of stories in MP3 format, free of charge to be downloaded. The story-tellers’ voices are rich in emotion and clear in pronunciation. Great not only for kids but also for English learners.
Tactile Vision Inc is dedicated to producing printed materials for individuals with Special Needs. They have children’s book with tactile images, tactile maps, greeting cards with Braille, and much more. They even take orders from individual customers to produce tactile images.