Partner Organizations


Knock has and is continuing to form partnerships with other organizations sharing our mission. It is through collaboration that Knock is able to make a greater impact in the world. We appreciate and value the relationships we have formed and the work we have been able to accomplish together with the following organizations:

Youth Control Society (YOCOSO)
YOCOSO is a Tanzanian organization founded in 2008 by a group of 10 youth dedicated to reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS and drug use in the Moshi area of Tanzania. They empower youth through providing peer education on issues of life skills, reproductive and sexual health and a variety of other topics. Using games, drama as well as traditional teaching methods, YOCOSO has been highly successful in raising awareness and improving sexual health practices in the communities in which they have worked. We are thrilled to have had a long-standing relationship with them in the running of our Conscious Living Seminars and our recent Conscious Crew Club school programs.

The Earth Institute, Columbia University
The Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI), a project of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, assists sub-Saharan cities in their efforts to attain the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, thereby helping to make severe poverty a thing of the past. Knock partners with MCI in its medical missions by focusing on MCI cities as the trip destinations. All on the ground trip preparations are coordinated by MCI staff in collaboration with Knock's Directors.

Free The Children
Free the Children is the world's largest network of children helping children through education. More than 1 million youth are involved in their education and development programs in 45 countries. The main goals of the organization are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world. Knock Foundation partners with Free The Children in Kenya to complete our school building projects.

Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein, Inc. is the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners. Henry Schein Cares is the company's global social responsibility program which seeks to narrow the disparity in the delivery of healthcare services and information to underserved communities in the United States and abroad. Knock Foundation has been selected as a recipient of product donations from Henry Schein Cares. Knock Foundation will receive a broad selection of health care products and supplies, valued between $5,000 and $25,000, throughout the course of the two-year program cycle. The grant will enable Knock to serve more members of the developing world and expand its ability to provide important care.

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach is a humanitarian effort that works with health care organizations to recover and redistribute medical equipment and supplies to people in need around the world. The organization distributes more than $6 million in surplus equipment and supplies each year. Mission Outreach works with Knock by providing medical equipment and supplies for our medical mission trips.

Insight Seminars
Insight Seminars is an international non-profit educational organization that provides seminars aimed at guiding participants into the awareness of how life can be better, for themselves and for others, when they are living compassionately, making choices from the perspective of their authentic self. The Teen Insight branch of Insight Seminars, with Knock Foundation, traveled to Tanzania in 2009 and again in 2011 to work at Mrupanga Primary School and other schools, conducting their heart-centered seminars for the students and teachers. They also constructed a kindergarten classroom at Mrupanga and other renovation work.

Kilmanjaro Education Foundation
KEF is a US registered non-profit organization whose mission is to provide African children the same education opportunities as children in the developed world. KEF worked with Knock Foundation to construct a brand new toilet block at Mrupanga Primary School, including 12 modern toilet stalls, a septic system and a 5,000-liter reserve water tank. The two organizations continue to work together closely in identifying and addressing some of the most pressing educational needs in Tanzania.

stone + cloth
stone + cloth is a US company founded by Matthew Clough. He traveled to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro where he met Benson, a porter who was instrumental in his successful climb. After learning that Benson was unable to make enough money to put his child through school, Matthew realized he wanted to create an organization to help get the kids in Tanzania the education they deserve. He created stone + cloth with the motto, “carry an education” and sells a variety of backpacks, bags and smaller utility cases. 10% of the profit from every purchase goes directly to Knock to help pay for children’s education.

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