We believe that partnerships are essential in the fight against poverty and to achieve wider social impact. We are actively seeking partners to synchronize development efforts and obtain additional investors. We are currently working with multiple partners. Our partnerships will play a vital role in Socio Lite Foundation's success in Myanmar. With our partners, we look for close alignment of our vision and believe that we can do more through collectiveness and collaboration.
SLF and ACT established a partnership in 2014 to improve education opportunities for children of Myanmar. ACT has sent many representatives to observe SLF operations. ACT continues to provide significant grants annually to fund Adopt-a-Student Program. ACT is a non-profit and non-partisan Japanese NGO set up in Tokyo and funded by ordinary citizens. ACT is a national fundraising public good trust established in 1979 to help the needy people of Asian developing countries.
Socio Lite Foundation partnered with Linklusion based in Japan starting in 2014. They helped us receive a donation of 50 laptops and are designing microfinance management software customized to our needs. Linklusion believes in creating a world inclusive of all people living in poverty. They are contributing to Financial Inclusion and linking business players to BOP (Base of the Pyramid) market.
Socio-Lite Foundation (SLF) and East West Center (EWC) signed an MOA to collaborate on efforts to improve education opportunities for children of Myanmar. EWC promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. EWC is based in Honolulu adjacent to University of Hawaii.