George Foundation

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

The mission of the George Foundation is to help alleviate poverty, promote environmental health, and strengthen democratic institutions and values in developing countries. Consistent with this mission, the Foundation initially embarked on housing and educating over 300 children of deprived backgrounds from pre-school to grade 12. It is also undertaking a project called Lead-Free, to test for blood lead levels in urban population throughout India. In 1998-99, the project conducted 25,000 blood tests of children, pregnant women, and emergency referrals, and this study led to a world conference that resulted in initiation of prevention measures by the Government of India and several other developing countries. Subsequently the Foundation has taken numerous health care and early prevention, child care projects in India. Apart from these, several initiatives are currently under way to empower women through education, cooperative farming, vocational training, savings plan, and business development.

Website

http://www.tgfworld.org

Year established

1995

About this organisation

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States
Asia: India

Global issues

Community development; Environment and climate change; Human rights