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Why We Give – Child Slavery Still Exists

How We’re Helping Fight Child Slavery in West Africa Slavery still exists. Around the world, children are one of the primary victims of slavery—especially those working in agriculture in developing countries. Since 2014, IntelliTect has partnered with International Justice Mission (IJM) to fight child slavery in the fishing industry on Lake Volta, Ghana. Lake Volta is considered to be the…

2019 Philanthropy Update

Why We Do What We Do IntelliTect’s commitment to finding innovative solutions to the world’s most difficult problems extend beyond software development into social justice and anti-poverty work. Last year, IntelliTect provided financial support to several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working toward ending slavery (click here to learn more), giving legal protection to women suffering extreme gender violence (click here for…

2018 Philanthropy Update

  At its core, IntelliTect is a problem-solving company. So, it makes sense that we’ve dedicated significant time toward solving some of the world’s most pressing issues relating to poverty and injustice. Over the past decade, IntelliTect has partnered with African NGOs to build schools in war-ravaged South Sudan and bring justice to widows in Nigeria. Additionally, we’ve funded municipal…

IntelliTect supports La Escuela Integrada in Antigua, Guatemala

During Spring 2014, Mark and Elisabeth Michaelis, the owners of IntelliTect, took their family to Antigua, Guatemala for a vision trip analyzing business and philanthropy opportunities. While there, they toured both campuses of La Escuela Integrada, a school offering free education to children unable to pay the school fees required for Guatemala’s “free public education”. Many of these students live…

New Life Center, Uganda Project

In 2006, as the horrific civil war in Uganda came to a formal conclusion, Food for the Hungry saw a desperate need in Uganda for a place that could serve women and children refugees and war survivors.  Many of these women and children were severely injured, psychologically damaged and economically bankrupt.  By working with several donors like IntelliTect, Food for…

Tanzania Child Survival Program

Mtwivila Iringa, in south-central Tanzania, is the township of Mtwivila Iringa  with approximately 12,000 residents. More than 80% of the adults are unemployed leaving these people with little hope.    Most homes in Mtwivila Iringa are poorly insulated structures made of adobe and corrugated metal, leaving families and young children susceptible to health issues that result from inclement weather and…

How Compassion International works

Compassion International uses an individualistic and comprehensive long term strategy to help children and their families escape poverty.  Compassion does this using a three stage approach based on the age of the child in need.  The first stage of Compassion’s effort is called a Child Survival Program.  This first stage offers interested pregnant Moms otherwise unavailable pre-natal medical care and…

Emmabwi, Kenya Child Survival Project

Emmabwi, Kenya is home to approximately 5,500 residents, nearly 63% of which are under the age of 5.  Sadly, only six percent of the children in Emmabwi ever complete elementary grades at school.   The unemployment rate hovers at 60 percent, and for those who are employed, the average monthly income is only $12 per family.  Often child care takes a back…