PRESDA Foundation

  • Description
  • Our History

    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,

    • Guatemala
    • India
    • Nepal
    • The Philip­pines
    • Thai­land

    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


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