Partners ultimate goal is to see children living in communities affected by conflict and oppression given every opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve this, Partners provides emergency supplies, like food, water, medicine and shelter to communities in acute distress who have become displaced because of war. We also work with local community leaders to help return children to routine and systematic education by investing in local schools, teachers and community-based homes that care for students from remote villages. Partners teaches sustainable agricultural practices for those in areas that support farming to improve food security and reduce dependance on farming chemicals. We also teach methods of business development that provide the community with profits to invest back into their education system.
For more than past 20 years, Partners has developed relationships with other organizations and partners that enable us to go to areas where people have been displaced by war and oppression, most notably in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. When a group of people initially become displaced, we take the steps necessary to meet them where they are with distributions of food, water, shelter and medicines. Our program development managers then assess the situation, look for long-term relationship possibilities for continued development and then create a long-term plan to move towards sustainability. This includes creating a budget and then launching a campaign to cover the budget or making sure funding is available to complete the project. Short and long-term goals are established along with viable methods of monitoring.
Being an established NGO for 22 years has given us wisdom in how to reach our goals. We have had much success in teaching sustainable development in areas of Myanmar, which continue to sustain communities with food sources and educational opportunities. We have also had success in training local community health workers to maintain levels of health standards.
Our progress indicators are: Number of people served in emergency relief situations. Number of successfully running sustainable school programs. Number of persons trained in agriculture techniques and community health. Number of people assisted to access other services.
As of 2016, we have 123 medics and health care workers trained to provide improved health services in rural areas that have been affected by decades of conflict. 49 sustainable school projects are successfully generating income through community-owned businesses which in turn support local schools and teachers. 372 participants have been trained in sustainable agriculture techniques. 439 tons of rice were distributed to displaced families, 14 wells were installed to provide clean drinking water and 4650 food parcels were distributed to families with limited access to food in Syria. 773 refugee children were cared for through community-based homes which allowed them to attend school. 272 migrants were assisted through our SEED training center, gaining valuable skills to improve their chance of gaining employment and reduce the risk of exploitation.