As part of our second decade of operations, and in order to encourage compassion for others, we created The Forgotten International Compassion Award. The award reads, For ... read more »
4 days ago
We give #Thanks to Ms. Ila Rutten for accepting our #fellowship opportunity this year to @TCHRD_ in Dharamsala, India. Ila is #giving her time and expertise in research and writing to document human rights abuses in Tibet. The amazing woman on the right is @tchrd Director Ms. Tsering Tsomo. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
At the center of this newspaper photo is TFI Board Member, Bobba Venkatadri and his wife, Annapurna. They are performing a groundbreaking / Earth puja ceremony for Ungutur High School in southern India.
With the help of private, corporate and government support, this impoverished school where Bobba himself graduated in 1959 will receive a modern makeover, and the students will have the opportunities they deserve to be competitive.
We look forward to the building progress through 2020, but this is a meaningful first step after four years of tireless work by Bobba to make this day happen.
This is another example of #Thanks and #giving this season and, hopefully, it will inspire others.
Congratulations and well done by all the kind souls involved! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago
On Veteran's Day, it is appropriate to offer Thanks and Giving to this program in Cambodia that is *still* clearing landmines from battles fought 30 years ago, and not fully acknowledged.
Landmine Relief Fund clears rural lands that are underused because they still contain landmines (that still detonate and injure and kill people) and builds a school so families move onto the land and begin to farm and build communities.
As we remember and honor our soldiers, we also take a moment to remember the people who have had wars fought on their home soil and the ongoing legacy after wars end. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Sharing this from BNP Paribas Bank in NYC in this season of #Thanks and #giving
We are grateful to BNP for their ongoing support of La Comunidad. The work of these volunteers has had a lasting impact and will continue to benefit this community.
How did BNP Paribas Volunteers create #positiveimpact for 1,500 children in Peru?
In May 2019, BNP Paribas Americas launched The Fellowship Program – giving five employees the unique opportunity to share their skills and expertise with underserved communities through a meaningful gift of their time.
In partnership with The Forgotten International, these volunteers supported La Comunidad de Niños Sagrada Familia, one of the largest youth centers in Peru, helping to improve the daily lives of 1,500 children.
#bnppgivesback #PositiveBanking #CSR ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Tom Nazario introducing "Living on a Dollar a Day" at Opportunity Collaboration 2019 @ocimpact in Cancun, Mexico!
#LivingOnADollarADay #collaboration #impact #entrepreneur #nonprofit ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
The Ven. Donyo-la at the Gyuto Foundation raising funds for the Delek Children's Foundation to serve children at a primary school in a remote village in India where he grew up and went to school himself.
@forgottenintl is happy to support his efforts, and we wish these children success! ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
Text books arrive at Angels Care School!
When TFI visited this school in Kyegegwa, Uganda, in March, we were told the students were learning from outdated books which would affect their ability to remain competitive in regional exams.
Thanks to TFI donors, every class has new books! We wish the students success in their studies. ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing work being done for the poorest of the poor in Manila, the Philippines by Project Pearls headed by the even more amazing Melissa Villa These new wheelchairs make a world of difference to these young people and their families. TFI is humbled and grateful to know our small gift is being used to include all children in this community. Thank you for the love and care you give equally to all. ... See MoreSee Less
Wishing Renée C Byer well-deserved congratulations for winning a spot at the Festival for Ethical Photography in Italy this fall. She will bring her compelling and award-winning images from Living On A Dollar A Day to another international forum to continue to spread the message for the need for a compassionate response in the face of suffering.
Thank you, Renee, and her nonprofit Positive Change Can Happen, and thank you Festival della Fotografia Etica for accepting this work and including it in your program.
This is a wonderful way to start the week! Congratulations to all the winners!📢WORLD.REPORT AWARD WINNERS 2019
The Festival of Ethical Photography, after a long and difficult selection process, is very pleased to announce the winners of the ninth edition of the World.Report Award | Documenting Humanity 2019.
We would like to thank all participating photographers for their contribution. Without their support, this contest wouldn’t have been possible.
We look forward to seeing you in Lodi from October 5th to October 27th to visit the exhibits, meet the photographers and experience together the ninth edition of the Festival of Ethical Photography.
To discover the WRA winners visit the page👇
www.festivaldellafotografiaetica.it/world-report-award-vincitori-2019-eng/ ... See MoreSee Less
Zachary Wong, TFI's 2019 Compassion Award winner (Youth Category) made a presentation at the office our Board Member, Vivian Ho. The group was impressed with Zach's non-profit, Water for Nepal, and Vivian gave a personal donation towards his efforts. Zach just graduated from high school and will pursue his education in environmental studies this fall.
#compassion #youth #cleanwater #nepal #nonprofit ... See MoreSee Less
So proud of this amazing young woman! Madelyn Torres, who was a TFI Fellow to La Sagrada Familia in Lima, Peru in 2017, just graduated with her Master's in Social Work from Boston University and started working at UCSF this week.
She has already touched so many lives through her volunteer work and will continue to do even more through her compassionate care.
Congratulations to Madelyn on her graduation and new job! We are so lucky to have her as a Former Fellow.
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6 months ago
Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Tom! A little office celebration ... and back to work! ... See MoreSee Less
9 months ago
We haven't posted in a while. Here's a quick update. Tom Nazario is traveling this week to show our award-winning documentary "Living on a Dollar a Day" to students at three high schools in Los Angeles, CA and Sedona, AZ. Hoping the young people like our film and take some inspiration from it!
Next week he will visit our 5 sponsored students in Ghana as well as their Orthopedic Training Center which works to give physically disabled children opportunities for independence.
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TFI holiday and thank you lunch for our 2018 staff! From left, Jackie, Faith, Kayla and Jennifer with our fearless leader, Tom. Another year of work nearly complete. Much thanks to our dedicated and good-humored team! ... See MoreSee Less
The Forgotten International updated their cover photo.
11 months ago
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Cuteness overload! We just received this beautiful photo from @projectpearls in #manila
These are the munchkin scholars that TFI sponsored this year so they could start preschool. Their education will be their pathway out of poverty. We wish them all success in the years to come! ... See MoreSee Less
12 months ago
Thank you so much for your generosity this #GivingTuesday! Because of your kindness, we met and exceeded our goal to fund the Special Education teachers at Tabitha Enabling Academy in Nagaland, India. We will be sending them $3,000 this week to ensure the salaries for all three teachers next year. We are thrilled to be able to make this gift. Thank you again! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago
Sharing from #fliff2018
Miami and Fort Lauderdale family and friends, Tom Nazario will be at the screening of our film tomorrow and Friday! Please come out to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and check out some amazing films and say hello to Tom. Details are below. Best of luck to all the filmmakers!LIVING ON A DOLLAR A DAY #FLIFF2018 Florida Premiere November 15 @1pm @nsuartmuseum November 16 @ 1pm @CinemaParadiso Tickets @FLIFF.com #filmfestival #film #indiefilm #documentary #livingonadollaraday #filmmaker #director #storyteller #writer #thomasnazario #americanindie #usa #florida #premiere #fortlauderdale #hollywood #hollywoodflorida #broward #southflorida #sunshinestate ... See MoreSee Less
We received a very kind review from a friend who attended the Free Film Festival in McLeod, India, where our film, "Living on a Dollar a Day" was screened on the final day.
He says in part: "People were saying the last film touched and inspired them. Loved the theme and felt sympathy for those deprived."
We're glad to hear this. The film is intended to encourage compassion. We hope so. Thank you to the Free Spirit Film Festival for selecting our film for their program this year! Congratulations to all the filmmakers! ... See MoreSee Less
This is so cool! Our film "Living on a Dollar a Day" will be screening at this festival in India on Wednesday evening, 31 October. We are thrilled as Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj are close to our hearts and where we do some of our work. We cannot be there, but we hope our good friends can go and bring their friends.Thank you Free Spirit Film Festival for selecting our film! We hope your audience enjoys it.
www.freespiritfilmfestival.com ... See MoreSee Less
Some of you support The Forgotten International when you shop using AmazonSmile. Thank you for doing so. If you happen to be buying anything from Amazon in this next week, they will give a tiny bit more to the selected charities. Thank you for choosing TFI when using Amazon Smile ... See MoreSee Less
Tom Nazario's interview from the Awareness Film Festival 2018 last night after screening our film "Living on a Dollar a Day." We didn't win this time, but we met some marketing and distribution folks who may be able to help up get our film to a widwr audience. That's a win! Thank you to the festival for including us, and congratulations to all the filmmakers! ... See MoreSee Less
"Living on a Dollar a Day" starts at 2:00 PM at the @awarenessfest 2018 Film Festival @regallalive in #losangeles Looking forward to sharing our film with his audience. #indiefilm ... See MoreSee Less
With Tom Nazario @awarenessfest 2018 Film Festival where our #Documentary "Living on a Dollar a Day" is playing in #losangeles. Best of luck to all the #filmmakers and thank you for supporting #indiefilm ! ... See MoreSee Less
Bay Area friends, if you haven't had a chance to check out the "Living on a Dollar a Day" photo exhibit at the San Francisco World Affairs Council, it runs through October 4th.
We will keep you posted on future exhibits featuring Renée C Byer and her award-winning photojournalism that shines a light on global poverty. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
From 1st Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival-Paris Session
A big thank you to NYC2Paris Film Festival for adding "Living on a Dollar a Day" to your schedule in Paris THIS Friday. This is so exciting! I attended the NYC session a couple weeks ago and saw some amazing films, including "Nothing on Us" also featured.
I wish we could make it to Paris, but since we cannot, we are hoping our Paris-based friends can attend the FREE film festival. Please share this post far and wide with Parisian friends and family, and let us know if you end up going!
Thank you for supporting #Indiefilms
Thurdsay, Sept 20 and Friday Sept 21
at the Cafe de Paris
(the owner is donating his theatre to this festival!)
www.aucafedeparis.fr/fr ... See MoreSee Less
Tom Nazario introducing our film "Living on a Dollar a Day" @burlingame_library tonight! ... See MoreSee Less