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  • 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:$30,000
    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
  • Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
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    buys 2 soccer balls for after-school youth activities
    provides materials for life skills lessons for one student
    will train one peer educator to teach essential life skills lessons

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    Summary
    Life skills shape the behavior of youth by giving them the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about alcohol and drugs and associated risks, including the transmission of HIV/AIDs. Life skills lessons are taught through peer education, which is based on role modeling and the ability of young people to become leaders and agents of change through empowerment and support.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Chad has the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in the world if abstainers are excluded. Total per capita consumption (drinkers only) per year amounts to 33.9 litres of pure alcohol (WHO 2014). Youth face exclusion, violence and higher risk for sexual behaviour that contributes to the spread of disease. Lack of policies and laws regulating alcohol production, sale and availability and the lack of national rules governing the alcohol market is a further obstacle to development.

    Activities
    Life skills lessons and after-school youth clubs are non-traditional education methods for teaching the skills and knowledge young people need to lead a healthy, active life. Peer educators and life skills trainers engage students in a holistic approach to learn skills like communication, self-confidence, teamwork and dicipline through sports, social activities and community engagement

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The long-term impact of preventing substance abuse among youth mitigates the negative economic, health and social consequences on society. Teaching the ability to make informed decisions empowers youth to be strong leaders and role models within their community. Advocacy for better alcohol policy at the national level, including a draft alcohol policy law completed in 2013, will further help to reduce the sale and consumption of alcohol in Chad.

    Project Sponsor: International Federation of the Blue Cross
    Theme: Health | Location: Chad
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$53,258
    Project #16176 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Educating 1100 Students in Haiti
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    Provides Art Supplies for Students
    Purchases a Book for a Student
    Purchases a Classroom Table

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    Summary
    Education of Haitian children is essential for their futures and Haiti.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    37.9% of the population of Haiti is unable to read or write according to Haiti Partners. This makes it nearly impossible for young adults and adults to make a living and find any hope of escaping poverty or helping their families out of the perpetual cycle of deprivation they are in. Mercy & Sharing is giving 1100 students the opportunity to break this cycle.

    Activities
    Mercy & Sharing schools provide Haitian children with the tools to solve problems and bring social and economic stability to their country.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    These 1100 students are given the education they need to rise out of poverty, which will help their families now and in the future, not to mention the future of Haiti.

    Project Sponsor: Mercy & Sharing
    Theme: Education | Location: Haiti
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$8,500
    Project #17689 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Latrines--Restoring Health and Dignity to Cambodia
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    will buy anti-bacterial soap for 50 kids in village school, for 1 year
    will cover costs for 3-day sanitation classes for both parents and students
    0 — will buy and construct 1 latrine

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    Summary
    For many Cambodians, to defecate in the open is a necessity. Besides the obvious loss of privacy and self-dignity, this practice can cause the spread of fatal disease. The answer is a latrine, plus soap and water. A donation for a latrine will: send sick kids back to school to study, restore dignity back to Cambodian women, and protect children from dying from preventable illnesses.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    IMAGINE THIS: You are a Cambodian village woman. You live with no bathroom, no soap and no privacy. When you need to go, you find a bush behind your home, near the water well and vegetable patch. Village men and women pass by, and do not wave, pretending not to see you. Quickly, you pull up your Sampot dress and dash back into the house to finish cooking the meal for the children, playing outside in the bushes, while the newborn cries endlessly with fever. This is a common scene in Cambodia.

    Activities
    One latrine can restore health to an entire family or to children at school. Waste will be confined, and parents and children will be at peace, knowing their food is safe, and their water is clean. Along with the latrine, by donating you will help assemble a hand-washing facility, provide soap, and drill a water well ensuring students have access to clean water to wash. Sanitation classes will be arranged for students and village families, imparting the vital importance of safe hygiene.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The long-term impact of a single latrine is powerful. Sick kids can return to school to grow and learn. Women will no longer face humiliation in their communities. And parents will sleep easy, knowing that their child is no longer at risk of dying from a preventable disease caused by lack of sanitation.

    Project Sponsor: Trailblazer Cambodia Organization
    Theme: Health | Location: Cambodia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$10,000
    Project #17643 on GlobalGiving.org

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 15:19
 

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