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  • Multivitamins for pregnant women in rural Ethiopia
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    Transports multivitamins for 20 pregnant and lactating women
    Transports multivitamins for 40 pregnant and lactating women
    Transports multivitamins for 100 pregnant and lactating women

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    Summary
    Providing pregnant and lactating women (PLW) with multivitamins can prevent micronutrient deficiency and improve birth outcomes. Vitamin Angels, a US-based non-profit, has granted our organization 17,010 bottles of multivitamins for distribution to 8,505 PLW who would otherwise go without in Halaba Special Woreda,southern region of Ethiopia. These multivitamins have the opportunity to improve PLW health and birth outcomes, but we need your help to transport the vitamins from the US into Ethiopia

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Multivitamins improve mother and infant health during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding. They help reduce the risk of mothers dying during childbirth and delivering low birth weight babies. Multivitamins prevent against anemia and iodine deficiency which are important indicators of a child's chance of survival and chances of becoming ill. It is vital that pregnant women get these vitamins in order to prevent pregnancy complications, as well as child illnesses.

    Activities
    Many babies in the SNNP Region of Ethiopia are low birth weight, and many pregnant and breastfeeding women in Ethiopia are anemic. 84.7% of pregnant women in SNNPR did not take iron tablets during their last pregnancy. Providing multivitamins to PLWs in Halaba will help them have safer births and healthier babies. This project will provide a one year supply to over 8,500 women! The multivitamins are available but we need your support to deliver them to the women.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The multivitamins granted by Vitamin Angels consist of iron, vitamin A, folic acid, iodine and 11 other nutrients to ensure the health of PLWs and their infants. This multivitamin formulation is based on WHO/UNICEF daily intake recommendations. The multivitamin distribution will be integrated into ongoing nutrition and antenatal care programs. By providing women in Halaba Special Woreda with these multivitamins, we are improving birth outcomes and in turn improving child health in the region.

    Project Sponsor: Kissito Healthcare International, Inc.
    Theme: Health | Location: Ethiopia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$2,500
    Project #17767 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Disability & Inclusion:Training Colombian Teachers
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    Will support training material for 1 teacher
    Pay for one teacher to participate in 3 workshops
    0 — Will provide staff time to support teachers trained in 1 school during 6 months

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    Summary
    Help us to train inclusive teachers who give children with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities the opportunity to learn what they need to succeed in our community.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    School is more than reading and math, it's the place to learn and share who you really are. Around 13% of children with disabilities are included at official schools but only 3% of them reach their degree because teachers feel they don't have the tools to explore their potential, so every year more and more kids drop out.

    Activities
    Students with disabilities need skilled teachers that allow them to optimize their learning process. This objective will be accomplished by training workshop an specialized lectures for teachers which will contribute to the inclusion process and it will allows the reduction of school drop out rate.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Teacher quality is the most important factor for student achievement and investing in teacher training will help more children with disabilities have greater opportunities for inclusive education breaking the exclusion cycle they have been faced through years.

    Project Sponsor: FUNDOWN CARIBE
    Theme: Education | Location: Colombia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$20,000
    Project #17772 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Emergency Aid for Children in Gaza
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    will provide milk for a child for one week
    will provide milk and food items for a displaced family
    will provide milk and food items for 2 displace families

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    Summary
    MECA will deliver urgent aid to children and families in Gaza. We will purchase milk, cheese, dates, and biscuits to distribute to displaced families and purchase medicine and medical supplies for hospitals and clinics. Gaza is suffering from another major Israeli attack. More than 160 children have been killed in the last 16 days. Tens of thousands of people are displaced, seeking safety in schools or relative's homes.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    There are an estimated 135,000 displaced people in Gaza right now in urgent need of food assistance. The number increases every day as more homes are destroyed by Israeli air strikes or more people leave their homes in search of safety. Most of these families left their homes in a panic without bringing clothing, blankets, medicine, or food supplies. Meanwhile, injuries increase by the hour and hospitals are running out of vital medications and medical supplies.

    Activities
    MECA will purchase milk, cheese, dates, biscuits, etc from local vendors in Gaza. Our staff and volunteer team will then package and distribute them to families. We have already distributed 400 packages to families but there is much greater need every day. MECA will also send grants to Red Crescent Society and Union of Health Work Committees to purchase medicine and medical supplies for their clinics and hospitals.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    This project is purely an emergency effort aimed at helping children and families in Gaza heal and survive during a very difficult period. After the bombings and shellings stop, we will work with our partner organizations and staff on the ground in Gaza to assess the needs of the traumatized children and make plans to provide long-term support.

    Project Sponsor: Middle East Children's Alliance
    Theme: Children | Location: Palestine
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$10,000
    Project #17762 on GlobalGiving.org
  • America's Unofficial Ambassadors
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    Support a summer service intern for a day of teaching French in a Moroccan village
    support a summer service intern to teach English or science in a Zanzibari public school
    0 — Support a partial mosaic grant

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    Summary
    America's Unofficial Ambassadors is a citizen diplomacy initiative, which builds mutual understanding and enhances people-to-people partnerships between America and the Muslim World. Through our Summer Service Internships, young people have the opportunity to serve as unofficial ambassadors and to teach in schools or volunteer in NGOs in Morocco, Indonesia, Tajikistan, and Tanzania. When they return home, they give presentations in their communities about their service.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Young people in the US and throughout the Muslim World grow up believing harmful stereotypes about "the other." Their stereotypes are born of ignorance and a lack of exposure, not maliciousness. We need more opportunities to build people-to-people partnerships that dispel stereotypes around the process of creating substantive accomplishments in areas like education, public health, and human rights.

    Activities
    Unofficial Ambassadors will form the type of people-to-people partnerships that are the future of international relations, and specifically America's relationship with the Muslim World. Through volunteer service, young Americans will support locally led initiatives in education, youth leadership, human rights, and protecting the environment. Upon returning home, they will give presentations in their respective communities that represent their experience and build mutual understanding.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Summer Service Internships develop a new cadre of global citizens and leaders. In 2015, we will send 40-50 unofficial ambassadors to four different countries. They will combine to write more than 150 blog posts and deliver more than 75 community presentations. More than 20 partner organizations and schools in Indonesia, Morocco, Tajikistan, and Tanzania will improve their capacity and make advances in their work through the service of these unofficial ambassadors.

    Project Sponsor: Creative Learning Inc.
    Theme: Education | Location: Morocco
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$5,000
    Project #17736 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Assisting the Most Vulnerable in Gaza
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    can buy soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste for one family.
    0 — can supply personal toiletries and home cleaning kit to a family for one month.
    0 — can supply food for a family of seven for one month.

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    Summary
    The escalating conflict in Gaza is causing a drastic deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip. Your gift helps to provide food assistance, personal and home hygiene kits, shelter kits for homeless families, and psycho-social support for some of the 25,000 traumatized children in Gaza. Global Communities has worked continuously in Gaza for 20 years and works directly with beneficiaries to ensure that the most vulnerable receive the assistance they so greatly need.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    The escalating conflict in Gaza is causing a drastic deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip. Between July 7 and 21, more than 3,000 people in Gaza were injured, 364 civilians were killed, and over 100,000 people were displaced due to damage to their homes or through fleeing the bombing. Apart from the treatment of those injured, the main priority continues to be providing food, water, and shelter to those who have been displaced.

    Activities
    Global Communities will provide food assistance to internally displaced and vulnerable families, toiletry kits (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) to all affected, shelter kits for homeless families, and psychosocial support for some of the 25,000 traumatized children in Gaza.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Global Communities has worked continuously in Gaza for 20 years. We provide assistance to many of the 60% of the population that does not have sufficient food, and in recent years have developed kitchen gardens, undertaken home repairs for vulnerable families, provided shelters, as well as running a microfinance program that supports home owners and entrepreneurs. Global Communities works directly with beneficiaries to ensure that the most vulnerable receive the assistance they greatly need.

    Project Sponsor: Global Communities
    Theme: Human Rights | Location: Palestine
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$10,000
    Project #17742 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Empower 4,000 adolescents in violence prevention
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    will train 1 adolescent promoter in violence prevention
    will train 3 adolescents promoters of childrens' rights
    will allow 120 adults to commit to report cases of violence

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    Summary
    This grassroots campaign will bring together over 4,000 Uruguayan adolescents and empower them through violence prevention training to advocate for their rights. Adolescent promoters learn how to identify abuse in their homes, schools and communities, are given tools to actively promote the rights of children and adolescents through leadership in a nation-wide public awareness campaign, "A deal for ideal interactions".

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    85% of Uruguayan parents report having used violence against their children. And most of it goes unnoticed. Violence against minors - sexual, physical, psychological, or verbal - is a violation of basic human rights. Children are regularly victims of abuse due to the power imbalance, which makes them vulnerable. Violence learned by children in their homes impacts how they interact in society as adults. Violence generates and perpetuates violence. Unless we break the cycle.

    Activities
    The public advocacy campaign, "A Deal for Ideal Interactions", confronts violence by promoting children's rights and healthy interactions. Adolescent promoters, from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, participate in training workshops to identify violence, resolve conflict, and contribute positively in their communities. Through creative interventions, they symbolically "vaccinate" adults against violence, who then commit to protect children and report violence.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Through the campaign, over 4,000 adolescents from 14 departments in Uruguay participate in workshops. The adolescents represent over 200 schools, youth groups, and other organizations. Through creative interventions led by adolescent promoters, over 70,000 adults - including government officials such as Uruguay's vice-president - commit to protect children's rights each year. Hundreds of thousands more are reached by the campaign's message on TV and radio commercials throughout the country.

    Project Sponsor: Juventud para Cristo
    Theme: Human Rights | Location: Uruguay
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$8,000
    Project #17701 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Carnaby's Cockatoo
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    could plant 2 native seedling trees, including tree guards and stakes
    could plant 5 native seedling trees, including tree guards and stakes
    could plant 10 native seedling trees, including tree guards and stakes

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    Summary
    Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre will rehabilitate degraded land in Beelu National Park, 40km east of Perth. Teams of volunteers will restore critical habitat by removing weeds and planting local native seedlings to provide a valuable food source for the endangered Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo and the vulnerable Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo as well as important roosting and nesting locations, and help with long-term species sustainability.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    The endangered Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo and vulnerable Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo face an uncertain future; urban development and historical land clearing has dramatically diminished critical habitat. This is compounded by the impacts of a changing climate and Phytophthora Dieback which is threatening native flora communities. We will help the cockatoos by removing invasive weeds and planting native seedlings to provide a valuable source of food as well as roosting sites.

    Activities
    By restoring critical habitat, the project will provide an important food source for the birds and, when the trees mature, will also provide vital roosting and nesting sites. The Perth Hills region is one of the last remaining urban habitats for the cockatoos. It is severely degraded and under pressure - it is vital that this area is protected. The cockatoos are an important component of the South West ecosystem and are a prime source of spreading native seeds through the bush to germinate.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    This project will develop an important corridor of critical habitat for the endangered cockatoos and help with their recovery. This work will complement other restoration projects happening in the region to covert degraded farm land into wildlife corridors. By providing corridors of critical habitat it enables the cockatoos to spread into new regions. The cockatoos have an important role as part of the ecosystem - this project will help create a sustainable future for them.

    Project Sponsor: Conservation Volunteers Australia
    Theme: Environment | Location: Australia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$15,000
    Project #17676 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Estudio Damgo III: A Filipino Design+Build Studio
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    buys 5 bags of cement
    buys 50 meters of locally harvested bamboo
    0 — buys a month's worth of food and gas for the student work crew

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    Summary
    The Marine Sanctuary Centre aims to address the needs of the community in a manner that can impact the lives of the users by integrating tropical and sustainable design and vernacular architecture style for an aesthetically pleasing, flexible, durable, sustainable and unique building. The structure will best benefit the Fish wardens of Bantayan, Dumaguete City Philippines.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    For several years now, the city has been importing to meet the demand and dependent on the fisheries from its neighboring cities, municipalities and islands. Due to this shortage, the City Government of Dumaguete established marine sanctuaries in its territorial seas as part of the city's food security program and environmental preservation campaign. The government hired people called the fishwardens to man the sanctuary but they failed to provide them with a place to stay during their shifts.

    Activities
    In our effort to support the food security program, preserve the marine environment and help the fish wardens to be more efficient and effective during their shifts, Estudio Damgo III team has chosen to design and build a Marine Sanctuary Center. Through that, the fishwardens wont have to stay in somebody's house nor the shoreline.Hence, the sanctuary can then be well protected

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Food security is a growing problem anywhere in the globe, the project will serve as a representation of our commitment to protecting the sanctuary in order to increase the fish population in the area but also to help feed the future generations of Dumaguete. The sanctuary if protected well can generate not just fish supply but also revenues for the people.

    Project Sponsor: Foundation University
    Theme: Environment | Location: Philippines
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$20,000
    Project #17748 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Lines and Images
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    Will provide editing one picture
    Will provide editing, printing and mounting one picture
    Will provide full tuition for one student

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    Summary
    Lines And Images is a project designed to create a descriptive conversation between two forms of imaginative art, based on an individual's inspiration for creating a better world. This approach provides a special angle that allows each individual to take someone else's photograph of community and form a connection transforming a photo into poetic form.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Through media and political statements it is difficult for even adults in our country to see hope for a better world. Where is the inspiration and hope for achieving these things. We are born with them but often due to a lack of means to express these thoughts young people especially don't believe in a better world here on earth.

    Activities
    This project allows youth participants to seek images around them that stir hope or belief in a better global world. By being encouraged to seek these images, youth will have to consider what it means to have a better world and what it might look like. Secondarily these images will be given to other youth for inspiration of written word, either in poems or prose to describe a better, more hopeful future. Again imagining what this might be, is the first step to making it possible.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    If we imagine hope and views of better outcomes in the world then we can create them. By having youth take this initial step, the potential of actually being involved in the world to help make that occur is possible. "All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison This is the planting of seeds for good acts in the world.

    Project Sponsor: World Arts Access
    Theme: Arts and Culture | Location: United States
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$1,500
    Project #17740 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Radio Station Gives Rural Afghans a Voice
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    Purchases a cable for the radio station
    Buys a chair for the hosts
    0 — Provides the station with a microphone

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    Summary
    Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, founder and CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has been dreaming of a way to reach Afghans in remote, insecure areas to share AIL's high quality education programs and to give rural women and men a chance to share their views on the future of their country. Dr. Yacoobi and AIL have decided that establishing a radio station in Herat, Afghanistan is the most effective way to do this.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    75-80% of the Afghan population lives in rural areas where providing education is difficult because of security. The people in these areas are often without access to even the most basic of information on topics such as health and current affairs. Rural people also have no way to adequately express their opinions or ask questions on issues vital to Afghanistan's future.

    Activities
    This project will support the addition of a third floor on to the existing AIL offices in Herat, Afghanistan to house the radio station. AIL, a respected provider of education, training and healthcare in Afghanistan will develop educational programming which will be broadcast across Herat Province. The radio station will also broadcast news and host call-in programs giving rural listeners the opportunity to give their ideas and ask questions on important topics facing Afghanistan.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    By establishing the radio station, Dr. Yacoobi and AIL are assuring that they can reach even more Afghans with information about current affairs, leadership, Afghan culture and poetry, democracy, peace, living a healthy life and more. They are hoping that the radio station they establish will be like an NPR for Afghanistan, giving AIL the opportunity to reach millions more Afghans and giving rural Afghans a chance to give their views on the future of their country.

    Project Sponsor: Creating Hope International (CHI)
    Theme: Education | Location: Afghanistan
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$75,000
    Project #17735 on GlobalGiving.org

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 15:19
 

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