2017 Nonprofit Partners - Comedy Abroad
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2017 Nonprofit Partners

Stand-up comics are typically self-centred narcissists.   Thankfully, these selfless nonprofits have rubbed off on us.  We’re teaming up to make travellers & expats laugh, all to raise new funds so they can keep delivering the social good they put forth. Please review their missions, and the impact they’re hoping to achieve through live stand-up comedy.

 

Mexico

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Keeping Kids in School

 

We work to keep children in school. Money raised by The KKIS Project provides school supplies, scholarships and English classes for underprivileged children of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Techo

 

TECHO is a youth led non-profit organization present in Latin America & the Caribbean. Through the joint work of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums.

TECHO is convinced that poverty can be permanently eradicated if society as a whole recognizes poverty as a priority and actively works towards overcoming it.

Nicaragua

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The Peace Project Nicaragua

The Peace Project is a registered Nicaraguan NGO which works to empower disadvantaged communities around the Laguna de Apoyo to seek better opportunities through education. We also work to promote peace and environmental awareness and contributing to the conservation of protected areas. 

 

Our organisation receives no institutional or governmental funding so we rely heavily on donations and fundraising to run our programs. We have a scholarship program which supports high school education for 21 kids in the local community. Additionally, we run after school activities and community classes in English, computing, soccer and swimming, all completely free for participants. 

 

Funds raised with the help of Comedy Abroad will go to fund tutors, transport, communications and other costs of running our programs.

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Barrio Planta Project

 

Barrio Planta Project empowers the children and youth of San Juan del Sur and surrounding areas through free supplementary schooling. In Nicaragua, students only go to school for half a day, so BPP offers positive recreational activities for the second half of their day. We focus on instilling creativity through classes in the arts, enhancing confidence through performance-based activities such as fitness and dance, and promoting international communication through English and computer literacy skills.

 

Funds raised through Comedy Abroad will help bring our English classes to reality. It will support a full semester of English classes for over 100 students ages 4-18 years old. It will ultimately, Help a Child Grow.

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Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

FIMRC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustainable health improvement programs. Through its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships, FIMRC asserts a multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts and health education programs.

We’ll be returning to FIMRC’s Project Limon (located in Salinas/Popoyo) laugh to raise new funds. Check out Comedy Abroad founder Jon Selig speaking to leadership of Project Limon, and learn about their challenges the community faces.

Costa Rica

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Abriendo Mentes

 

Create thriving, economically stable communities in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Empower individuals from rural/underserved communities in Guanacaste, Costa Rica to develop the skills they need to seize educational and economic opportunities for themselves and their families.

Our team is professional and dedicated. Our work is inspirational and effective. Our projects are truly grassroots and embedded in our communities. Our impact is lasting and cost effective.