Founded in 2010, the PRESDA Foundation was organized by a small group of dedicated businesspeople, academics and professionals from across Japan – many of whom are also Rotarians. The impetus, in part, was based on plans for a Rotary International humanitarian effort to assist with polio vaccinations in Delhi, India in early 2011. Since the scourge of polio has been largely eradicated in India, the team pooled its resources to establish PRESDA with the intent of undertaking humanitarian efforts on a much larger scale.
Rotary International had been working on several of the areas covered by the MDGs, and was one of the first organization to support the MDGs and encourage Rotarians around the world to be assist with the this global effort. Thus, the establishment of the PRESDA Foundation by Rotary members in support of these goals was a logical fit.
Established in 2010, the mission of the PRESDA Foundation is to effectuate the objectives of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015.
The PRESDA Foundation, established in Nagoya, Japan, is an independent, private, non-profit, chartered organization founded in 2010 by members of Rotary International to raise awareness in the realm of sustainable development and thereby increase the quality of life for the global community.
The Pacific Rim Education for Sustainable Development Alliance (PRESDA) was established in 2010. We are an alliance of grassroots non-profit organizations, teachers, business people, and concerned citizens from around Asia and beyond who wish to make a difference. Incorporated under the laws of Japan, the PRESDA Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit foundation helping to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015.
Issues We Support
Around the world, the PRESDA Foundation supports efforts to advance education for sustainable development, eradication of poverty and hunger, empowerment of women, preservation of the environment, and other grassroots concerns.
Presently, the PRESDA Foundation is concerned with improving the quality of life in the following countries,
- The Philippines
We consider all areas associated with the Millennium Development Goals; however, our primary areas of concern are,
- the advancement of education for sustainable development
- disaster relief
- the eradication of poverty and hunger
- immunization against preventable diseases
- access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene