LearnToLive

Ordinary people doing the extraordinary

aka LearnToLive   |   New Orleans, LA   |  https://learntoliveglobal.org

Mission

LearnToLive joins communities worldwide to improve quality of life through healthcare, education, and access to clean water while building global citizens and future leaders in healthcare.

Ruling year info

2013

Founder and Executive Director

Yanti Turang

Main address

PO Box 52423

New Orleans, LA 70152 USA

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EIN

45-4415554

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

LearnToLive exists because 783 million people do not have access to clean water, almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation, and 30,000 children under 5 die from avoidable diseases every day. These numbers are overwhelming and almost inconceivable. LearnToLive contributes to lowering these numbers while specifically designing our programs in ways that enrich and train our volunteers to be globally conscious citizens, to continue our mission long after they return home.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health Initiative

Teams of doctors, nurses and students from the U.S. and Australia and Indonesia work together running multi-day healthcare clinics, including mental health and health education programs. Since 2012, LTL has visited communities in the North Sulawesi region each year and strive to secure local, ongoing care for patients.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

In isolated and impoverished communities in the Xiangkhouang Province of Laos, LTL strives to improve the health of mothers and babies, educate women and men about their reproductive health, and train new ultrasound technicians. Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an infant mortality rate of 53.92 per 1,000 live births.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Indigenous peoples

LTL implements and develops rain water catchment systems in remote communities in Indonesia & Kenya.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Continue to execute three or more health clinics annually in Indonesia, Laos, and Africa.
Increase the number of patients treated in clinics each year.
Increase attendance at LTL educational programs each year.
Increase the number of volunteers utilized in clinics each year, including recruiting new individuals to our work.
Continue to build catchment systems to provide clean rain water for villages.
Health improvements realized in the individuals and communities tracked.

Create a new pipeline for volunteers from Australian universities which can also be a source of consistent revenue.
Maintain communication with our network of past medical volunteers from around the world.
Study metrics from clinics to develop more efficient service and innovative programs.
Target corporations to sponsor the water catchment builds.

Research and Evaluation - gathering data has been a priority of LTL since the first program. The director is an epidemiologist, who joined LTL to bring high quality, evidence based research programs to communities in need.

Foundation of relationships with medical workers, government officials, other NGOs in countries served. LTL's founder will continue to develop new relationships in Indonesia, Laos and Africa. LTL's model works with communities, runs all programs with partnerships.

Medical expertise of board members and other volunteers committed to improving LTL's model, programs, and the experience of its clinical volunteers.

LearnToLive has provided health care or health education programs to over 5,000 people worldwide. LTL has built seven rain catchment systems in Indonesian villages, available for use by all in the community and all are in use today. LTL had engaged over 200 volunteers in its mission. Since 2012, its programs expanded from Indonesia, to Laos and most recently to Kenya where volunteers will build a water system in 2018. In terms of care and treatment, LTL has expanded its clinic offerings from basic health to mental health and dental care.

Organizationally, LTL added a board based in Australia in addition to its board in New Orleans. Both boards focus on fundraising, program design assistance and other administrative work.

Long term goals include: Build learning centers for teaching community members and housing volunteers. And define LTL's sustainable model in order to share with other global organizations.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LearnToLive

Board of directors
as of 11/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Arwen Podesta

Podesta Psychiatry LLC & Clinical Assistant Professor,Tulane School of Medicine

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/22/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/22/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.