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  • Give Backpack Of Hope To A Child In Nigeria
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    Will help provide a pack of pencils
    Will help provide a backpack filled with school supplies and essentials for a child
    Will help provide backpacks filled with school supplies and essentials for 2 children

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    Summary
    This project will provide school kits to impoverished and underprivileged school children in Ehime Mbano, Nigeria, so they may access the education needed to battle poverty and enable them go to school without a disadvantage, their very own school supplies and essentials, means they will be ready to achieve their educational goals. With your support, we can give children a chance at success by providing them with the tools necessary for a complete education.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Many children in Ehime Mbano, Nigeria are proud to come to school to learn, often unlike their parents. They walk long distances on dirt roads and have to learn in very bad conditions, with no paper, no pen, sometimes no chalk for the teachers, with 40 or more children packed in a class, some children resort to writing in the margins of the notebooks already used by their brothers and sisters in the years before. This experience can be demotivating and causes school drop-outs.

    Activities
    At CHRIFACAF, we are committed to ensuring that at least one of the costs associated with attending school is alleviated. With your support, we will provide underprivileged children with school kits (packs) containing the following items: 1 backpack (school bag), 6 exercise books, 1 pencil case, 2 ball point pens (blue or black), 4 pencils, 1 x 30cm ruler (with metric measurements), 2 erasers, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 pack crayons- mean that a child will have the necessary tools for class.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The project will improve learning environment with a strong impact on the quality of education and motivation of the children, which will enable them to forge a better tomorrow for themselves, their families and their communities. By providing better learning conditions to children keen to learn, drop-out rates decrease and secondary school enrollment ratio increase.

    Project Sponsor: Christian Fellowship and Care Foundation
    Theme: Education | Location: Nigeria
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$12,000
    Project #16936 on GlobalGiving.org
  • The Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA)
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    will provide 3 bags of sand and gravel for the walkway
    will provide 3 bags of cement for the foundation
    will provide electrical and plumbing supplies for one room

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    Summary
    The Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) is Sisterhood Agenda's headquarters, a centralized female empowerment space of knowledge, sisterhood support, service coordination, and healing with a sustainable eco-design and nature-inspired architecture.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Sisterhood Agenda has been addressing the health, cultural and social issues of women and girls of African descent for twenty years. Through our work, we have discovered how trauma, both present and historical, can have disturbing effects on the health and welfare of Black woman and girls.

    The SEA consists of a multi-media center, library, meeting areas, and office space. The SEA is a resource and place of refuge. Sisterhood is a place to be, a place to be loved in, and a place to love.

    Activities
    Sisterhood Agenda specializes in female empowerment processes, sustainability, and cultural competence. At the SEA, Sisterhood Agenda will implement holistic, trauma-informed educational strategies to prevent the disparities facing African American females including: 1) obesity and overweight, 2) reproductive health: HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, teen pregnancy, 3) cancer, 4) diabetes, 5) mental health, 6) violence, 7) substance abuse, 8) economic achievement, and 9) technology.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The SEA is an innovative, low-cost green building that can be model of sustainable living. History and research shows that communities cannot operate independent of their environment. The demand and cost of energy is rising as businesses and residents are seeking creative ways to offset growing operating cost.

    Serving over 1,000 females, the SEA project is an opportunity to make valuable investments in our environment, women and girls, and our community.

    Project Sponsor: Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.
    Theme: Women and Girls | Location: Virgin Islands
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$178,000
    Project #16932 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Climbing Kili for Xavier Project
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    will help with general production costs and getting information to refugees
    covers one day of filming costs
    0 — helps purchase video equipment needed for production

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    Summary
    WE ARE CLIMBING MT KILIMANJARO TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE EDUCATIONAL
    FILM THAT XAVIER PROJECT ARE MAKING...

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    For refugees, there are many misnomers about what it means to resettle in the West. The idea of the "American Dream" is strong within refugee populations and they are unaware of the realities they will face. Most refugees are not aware of the criteria for resettlement nor do they know who low their chances of being resettled are: less than 5% of urban refugees in East Africa are resettled each year.

    Activities
    Despite this, the focus on resettlement leads to a corrosive nature with in communities in host countries as refugees focus on leaving instead of investing their energy into their communities. To do this Xavier Project has committed to making a film about issues surrounding resettlement. They have already begun filming with interviews in Kenya, Uganda, and Malta. They have film makers committed to filming the
    rest of the documentary and are looking for the funding to facilitate this.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Xavier Project would like to discuss the issues in the refugee communities
    in Kenya and Uganda. They believe that if refugees were informed of some of the realities of resettlement they could become more prepared before moving and may take up opportunities that they do have in host countires in spite of the challenging circumstances. Xavier Project, among other agencies, have programs in both education and livelihoods that could help provide assistance.

    Project Sponsor: Xavier Project
    Theme: Education | Location: Kenya
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$5,000
    Project #16853 on GlobalGiving.org
  • GGM Chicago Investigative Journalism Unit
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    pays for one GlobalGirl Blog
    pays for transportation for one girl
    pays for one GlobalGirl stipend for one day of shooting

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    Summary
    Currently GGM Chicago's Bureau reports local stories from the girls' communities and about citywide events. We now seek to add an investigative journalism unit to focus on issues central to their lives and communities -digging deeper from an inside-out perspective into issues from disparate rates of incarceration for minority youth to gun & drug distribution in their neighborhoods. We empower our young girls with the investigative journalism skills to break stories unique to their experiences.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    As so many news outlets have turned away from serious investigative work due to budget and staff cuts, GGM Chicago sees this investigative unit as critical, especially in communities that are "redlined" by the news, and therefore not only under-reported but stereotyped or sensationalized.

    Activities
    Our program now has access to the human capital (professional journalists who serve as volunteers) to launch an investigative journalism unit and help develop our existing group of girls' reporting skills. Because of the rapidly changing and redefining of the journalism digital landscape, the need to teach and reinforce how a investigative story is built (research, develop hypothesis, test hypothesis) are even more necessary and timely.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    We are the only organization in Chicago and the country that has the youth network, mentors and outlets to provide a 'grassroots' perspective on significant issues, distributing nationally & worldwide. GGM not only strives to support the basic technology and media literacy of our students but also seeks to strengthen young women's ability to find, use and report information themselves. We believe that the new investigative unit of our News Bureau will be able to fulfill these expectations.

    Project Sponsor: GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA
    Theme: Women and Girls | Location: United States
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$35,000
    Project #16924 on GlobalGiving.org
  • "Communities Young Voice"
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    Provide information dissemination on project and its achievments on mass media for a month
    Provide with stationary and training for young people in rural communities
    Provide media tools for a beneficiary.

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    Summary
    This project will give an opportunity to get the basic principles of journalistic writing, media and IT, which enhance young beginner journalists' capacity to write a feature and an article in a professional way. They will contribute to the development and free dissemination, independent and pluralistic information through applying creative and innovative approaches, thus assisting in the establishment of democratic values, diverse and harmonious development of the society.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    The rural people live in extreme poverty and they can't earn even their every-day bread. Many of them are disappointed and they leave the village.
    Lack of any basic skills of youth journalism
    Lack of communication between peers from other communities
    Low creative opportunities.
    Very limited knowledge of ICT capability
    Low level of awareness on modern technical means

    Activities
    After the project the Online Center will be established, the direct beneficiaries will disseminate the information on the Center in their communities and involve the participants to become beneficiaries in the Center. The Online Center will organize training on blogging and their works will be set in the blogs. The Center will also organize seminars, training courses, forums as well as provide tools for media and IT development.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Develop creative and research skills of 300 young beginner journalists
    Increase level of knowledge of the ICT sector.
    Solution of unemployment problem for the successful beneficiaries.
    Create a platform to communicate with each other, share ideas among beneficiaries
    Prepare and disseminated information about the Centre and its activities.
    Familiarize society with articles, materials prepared by our beneficiaries.

    Project Sponsor: Zartonk-89
    Theme: Technology | Location: Armenia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$46,870
    Project #16907 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Sewing Machines for Job Creation!
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    Buy leather making sewing supplies to make 10 bags
    0 — Buys ONE new sewing machine which creates employment for ONE women
    0 — Buys leather to make 10 bags

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    Summary
    Mamafrica Designs is raising money to purchase an industrial sewing machine that will allow us to make leather goods in our workshop, in Democratic Republic of Congo. We work in a region where 85% of the women are unemployment. We create employment by making fair trade, handmade clothing and accessories. With the industrial sewing machine we can start to make leather gifts for the community and abroad.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    After fleeing to Bukavu, these women at Mamafrica ended up in an area where the unemployment rate for females is 85%. Most of them held the equivalent of a second grade education and survived by subsistence farming. Many women were selling local produce on the side of dirt roads making less than one dollar per day.

    Activities
    Each product is handmade and unique because the women are taking pride in the pieces that they are creating. The fabric that is used in all of our products (kitenge) is representative of the vibrant and joyful spirit that I witness in these women every day. The women of Mamafrica are now able to come to work every day as local artisans and create a piece of art that others will value. Because they are paid a fair wage these women are in turn able to feed their children and send them to school.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    As a grassroots organization our impact is widespread in the community. When putting together the model of Mamafrica, we wanted our impact to stretch beyond the women; we refer to this as generational change. Meaning that with a secure income, these women are able to educate their children regardless of gender because in a country where 75% of the population is under the age of 18, the children will be the only ones who can change the current state of things in Congo.

    Project Sponsor: MamAfrica
    Theme: Women and Girls | Location: Congo, Democratic Republic of the
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$5,000
    Project #16918 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Stop TB Outreach Fellowship, Ghana
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    Can provide Stationaries for training 1 participant
    Can provide Stationaries for training 2 participants
    Can provide training incentive for two participants for the entire project

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    Summary
    Sixty youth from Ghana's Awutu Senya Municipal will receive the opportunity to participate in a summer youth fellowship program. The fellowship program will create a platform for youth to gain experience in public health education, and reduce transmission of TB through community based health education. Youth will also act as bridges to care, referring individuals with symptoms of the disease for diagnostic testing at a local clinic's disease control unit.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Statistics from WHO indicated in 2007 that 74 percent of all TB cases in Ghana were not detected and therefore not treated. Globally as many as 1.8 million TB deaths have been recorded. Issues of health financing, staffing, transportation, creates a challenging environment to Stop TB. With youth as the vehicle of a TB reduction effort, they will have the opportunity to explore career opportunities, receive a summer work opportunity and create a meaningful impact in their community.

    Activities
    Since this fellowship will be led by both the Cheerful Hearts Foundation and the Ghana Health Service, the program will intensify the TB public health education efforts of the Ghana Health Service in Awutu Senya Municipal. These efforts will reduce the rate of TB transmission, and help get infected individuals into care, allowing these individuals to receive needed treatment, helping to stop the further spread of the disease. Further the program will contribute to youth development.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The fellowship program will allow youth to experience the field of public health which will contribute to them making more informed decisions about their future career paths. Additionally, the fellows will provide vital education about TB to their communities. This will help individuals identify symptoms of the disease and make them aware of community resources for treatment. All this will in the long run will help reduce the incidence and prevalence of TB.

    Project Sponsor: Cheerful Hearts Foundation
    Theme: Health | Location: Ghana
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$4,424
    Project #16894 on GlobalGiving.org
  • QuietTime: Teaching TM in Low-Income Urban Schools
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    will help cover the teaching supplies for under served youth to sign up for a six-month course in the Transcendental Meditation technique
    0 — will provide one at-risk child in Los Angeles, New York or Connecticut with a special, six-month course in Transcendental Meditation (offered at a discount through an institutional grant)
    0 — will provide two at-risk children in Los Angeles, New York or Connecticut with a special, six-month course in Transcendental Meditation (offered at a discount through an institutional grant)

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    Summary
    The Quiet Time program is a practical, evidence-based approach to reduce stress and dramatically improve academic performance, student wellness and the school environment.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    In low-income urban schools, traumatic stress is a reality for millions of children who grow up in an oppressive climate of poverty, violence, and fear. This stress impedes learning and undermines physical and mental health:
    25% of teenagers suffer from anxiety disorders
    6.5 million children struggle from disabilities that impair their ability to learn
    One in four high school students has been offered, sold or given illegal drugs on school property
    One in three children are either overweight

    Activities
    The Quiet Time program is a practical, evidence-based approach to reduce stress and dramatically improve academic performance, student wellness and the school environment.
    Quiet Time provides students with two 15-minute periods of Transcendental Meditation each day to help balance their lives and improve their readiness to learn. This school-wide program complements existing educational strategies by improving the physiological underpinnings of learning and behavior.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    10% improvement in test scores-and a narrowing of the achievement gap
    Highly effective for increasing creativity
    Improved teacher retention and reduced teacher burnout
    Greater happiness, focus and self-confidence
    Reduced ADHD symptoms and symptoms of other learning disorders
    86% reduction in suspensions over two years
    40% reduction in psychological distress, including stress, anxiety and depression
    65% decrease in violent conflict over two years

    Project Sponsor: The David Lynch Foundation
    Theme: Children | Location: United States
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$1,000
    Project #16914 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Help Build a Trade School for Youth in Rural Kenya
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    will pay one day's salary for all staff
    will buy a bed for a student
    0 — will construct toilets for the school and dorms

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    Summary
    Most children in rural Kenya do not have the possibility to further their education beyond elementary school due to learning disabilities and extreme poverty. Help us build a trade school for these youth so they may learn valuable skills such as carpentry, agriculture, cooking and hairdressing that will enable them to get jobs and become self-sustaining members of society. You can help by giving these youth the opportunity to learn a trade and help break the cycle of poverty.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Most children and youth living in rural western Kenya will not receive an education beyond the 8th grade, because they cannot afford to continue their education and many will not have the academic qualifications to attend high school. As a result, many youth are unable to get jobs to support themselves and help their families because they do not have technical skills and so they continue to live in extreme poverty. Hundreds of youth from the community will benefit from the trade school.

    Activities
    A trade school will give youth from the community the opportunity to learn valuable trades such as carpentry, masonry, welding, sewing, tailoring, dressmaking, leatherwork, beadmaking, cooking, hairdressing and agriculture, giving them skills that will allow them to get jobs and become productive, self-sustaining members of society.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The trade school will allow these youth to get jobs and be able to support themselves and their families, creating a chain reaction that will improve the economic situation for many individuals and families, thus building the local economy and allowing other children and young adults to continue their education by learning trades. Many hundreds of children and youth would benefit directly from the chance to learn a trade, giving them hope to break the cycle of poverty they were born into.

    Project Sponsor: Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre
    Theme: Children | Location: Kenya
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$30,000
    Project #16906 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Help 50 Afghan Farmers Plant Fruit Trees
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    will purchase 3 apple, peach or plum trees OR 1 high-value cherry tree (including sapling, transport, and training)
    will purchase 2 high-value cherry trees (including sapling, transport, and training)
    will purchase 10 apple, peach or plum trees (including sapling, transport, and training)

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    Summary
    Providing fruit trees for 50 Afghan farmers will support sustainable livelihoods and help renew the environment. Tree planting will take place in 5 villages outside of Kabul where GPFA currently has ongoing community projects. Each farmer will receive 50-100 trees in an effort to develop new commercially viable orchards on individual jeribs of land (equivalent to about half an acre). The fruit harvested from these trees is anticipated to increase the income of each farm household by 25%.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Seventy-five percent of Afghans rely on agriculture to support their livelihoods, yet many of Afghanistan's fruit trees were destroyed during decades of conflict and war, having a negative impact on farmers' livelihoods and the local environment. The lack of viable fruit orchards has contributed to the food crisis in Afghanistan and resulting malnutrition widely felt by the Afghan population. Additionally, the local environment has suffered from degraded soil, water, and air quality.

    Activities
    Since 2004, GPFA has helped Afghan farmers plant 9.25 million trees, increasing household incomes by an average of 25%. Along with economic benefits, planting fruit trees enhances the local environment by providing oxygen and lessening CO2 to combat climate change, improving water quality, and making the soil more fertile. GPFA will provide farmers with saplings and the required training to learn the basics of planting, pruning, growth and pest control, tree nutrition, irrigation,and harvesting.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    This project will not only increase farmer incomes, but will renew the environment, and provide fresh fruit at the micro-level in an otherwise food insecure country. With locally grown fresh fruit, farmers will be able to increase their fruit production year after year, contributing to the sustainability of their livelihoods and the renewal of the land.

    Project Sponsor: Global Partnership for Afghanistan
    Theme: Environment | Location: Afghanistan
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$10,000
    Project #16886 on GlobalGiving.org

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 15:19
 

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