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Stars Foundation invests in organisations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities globally.

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Global Rising Stars

The most marginalised children in the world are the hardest to reach; they often fall through the cracks of government services and larger organisations' programmes.

The Global Rising Stars winners listed on this page prove the power of small, grassroots organisations to create meaningful change for children in their communities.

In a partnership between Stars Foundation and The Global Fund for Children, the Global Rising Stars programme (2014 and 2015 only) awards smaller grassroots organisations that show real potential in their work to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

Read more about the selection process here, or click on the organisations below to learn more about their work.

Africa-Middle East

Asia-Pacific

Latin America-Caribbean

Category: Protection

Category: Health

2008

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

2009

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

2010

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

2011

2012

2013

2014

Category: WASH

Category: Education

2007

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

  • Aware Girls

    Aware Girls is the first organisation in Pakistan to be led by girls, for girls. It works to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women by enabling them to act as agents of social change and empowerment in their own communities.Read more

  • Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias

    Since 1994, Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias has worked to provide affordable, quality education to the children of low-income families in Quetzaltenango in an effort to break the cycles of ethnic discrimination, sexism, poverty and violence in Guatemala.Read more

  • Compassionate Swaziland

    In Swaziland, one in four adults are living with HIV. The country has the highest HIV prevalence in the world at 27 percent.

    Compassionate Swaziland provides comprehensive care and support to HIV/AIDS-affected children and young people. 

    This includes providing sexual and...Read more

  • Eldany Charitable Foundation

    Eldany Charitable Foundation defends the rights of children and young people with disabilities in Kazakhstan. It offers family support, art therapy and a youth employment service to help integrate young people with disabilities into society.Read more

  • Fundación Calicanto

    Fundación Calicanto's mission is to safeguard the historic and human heritage of Panama's Casco Antiguo through social, educational, cultural and conservation programmes and activities.Read more

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