NGO Mondo is an independent Estonian non-profit organisation devoted to development cooperation, global education and humanitarian aid.
In development cooperation we focus on education and the economic empowerment of women and disabled people. In humanitarian aid we help in reconstruction work in crisis zones, support displaced communities, and take initiative in disaster risk reduction. In Estonia, we also educate the public, school teachers and pupils about global issues by providing materials, arranging school visits, and holding public campaigns.
All our work is done in cooperation with local partners, who have the best knowledge of the area and its communities. Being aware of the issues and problems of the countries we work in guarantees the quality and continuity of our efforts.
It is our promise that 95% of the donations collected in Estonia go directly to the destination countries – you can trust that your help has the desired impact.
Mondo´s expert on Southeast Asia
Humanitarian Aid expert
Social Entrepreneurship Expert
Johanna Helin is a founding member of NGO Mondo and worked as a member of board in 2008-2018. At the same time, she was also the founder and director of Mondo’s Global Education Centre. Johanna has MAs in Anthropology and Development Studies from the University of Helsinki and the University of Sussex. She has previously worked for UNICEF in Ghana and for various Finnish NGDOs. In 2018 Johanna moved to Toronto where she now runs a social enterprise Mamaa Trade (www.mamaa.ca) which markets products from women’s cooperatives, including those of Mondo’s partners. She continues to advise Mondo on issues of social enterprise and global education.