Navitas Education Trust shine the spotlight on Lille Fro Foundation
21st Nov, 2019 Feature story:
Drawing inspiration from the Navitas purpose of transforming lives through education, the Navitas Education Trust (NET) provides support to charitable organisations with an education focus to bring about change where it is most needed.
As we continue to highlight the incredible work of our NET partners, we shine the spotlight on the Lille Fro Foundation.
'Lille Frø' is Danish for ‘little frog’ - it also means ‘new beginnings in the form of a little seed’. There's an expression in Danish: "if you plant a little seed, sprinkle it with love, talk to it and it show you care, let it know you are there, undoubtedly a beautiful tree will grow."
The Lille Fro Foundation is a small, hands-on Australian-based charity that's helping to break the cycle of generational poverty for some of the lowest income groups in remote parts of the world.
In Zanskar, India, geography and poverty are the biggest obstacles to children from remote villages receiving a quality basic education. NET funding has recently been supporting the construction of Little Seeds House; a community hostel project aimed at providing access to education for children from the region.
Through tireless efforts, Lille Fro has successfully teamed up with a local partner and as such, local labourers are now engaged in brick production, and construction of the main building, septic tank, waterway and storerooms.
Once complete, the new hostel will provide disability-inclusive accommodation and boarding facilities for up to 80 children; providing access to education for many of these children for the first time.
To learn more about Lille Fro, as well as our other NET partners, please visit the Community section on the Corporate Responsibility page our website.
Since 2013, Navitas has contributed around $1.8 million to the NET, with donations assisting numerous world-wide education-based projects. These projects have helped many people gain better access to education, improved the quality of offerings, and contributed to teacher training and infrastructure. Over the years, the NET has supported a diverse range of education-based projects, such as the delivery of integrated health, education and life skills programs, school governance support and scholarships for high-performing but disadvantaged young people.