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  • Empowering Women in Nepal to Be a Voice for Change
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    will support 1 Community Reporter's travel cost to capture stories from the field
    broadcasts one radio episode featuring content contributed by Community Reporters
    0 — provides equipment for a Community Reporter

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    Summary
    Equal Access is putting recorders in the hands of marginalized women and equipping them with interviewing & ethical reporting skills to capture the experiences of people in their communities on a range of issues from safer migration to HIV to violence against women. Once bonded-laborers known as "Kamlaris" to now empowered community reporters equipped with employable skills, these women are not only transforming their own lives, but also furthering social change by giving voice to the voiceless.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Several sectors of Nepali society including women, Dalits, ethnic minorities and those who don't speak Nepali as a first language continue to lack the means to be heard and represented nationally through the media. As Nepal undergoes political transition towards a federalist nation, there is a great demand for a more "inclusive media" that represents the experiences and concerns of marginalized communities outside of Kathmandu, which are currently dismissed by national media outlets.

    Activities
    Our solution is two fold. 1- Our Community Reporters program provides reporting training to rural women from underrepresented or marginalized ethnic groups and castes, youth, women survivors of domestic violence & speakers of minority languages. They thus become empowered citizens with employable skills, respected by their communities. 2- The community reporters then provide marginalized communities the opportunity to amplify their voices and stories on a national scale, for the very first time.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    The value of freedom of expression in marginalized communities who have been excluded from public discourse for generations cannot be underestimated. By putting the power of voice directly into the hands the marginalized, a sense of ownership of the radio and its content emerges, which leads to wider listenership & citizen participation. This in turn provides a space for citizens to engage in open and honest discussions and work together to solve local problems and bring about social change.

    Project Sponsor: Equal Access International
    Theme: Women and Girls | Location: Nepal
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$3,000
    Project #16928 on GlobalGiving.org
  • 117 Permanent Homes for Haiyan Survivors
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    Purchases bricks
    Helps buy cement
    0 — Helps cover the cost of steel reinforcement

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    Summary
    Typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall. The Philippines is used to storms, but even their concrete shelters were destroyed by Haiyan's vicious winds and massive storm surge. Today, hundreds of thousands are homeless. We're committed to rebuilding permanent homes for Haiyan survivors in partnership with Filipino group Gawad Kalinga.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Today, thousands of survivors remain in temporary shelter. Families can't restart their livelihoods in temporary shelters and, as these shelters are unsanitary, they're more susceptible to illness. Homelessness also complicates sending children back to school. Secure housing underpins recovery, but many families simply can't afford to rebuild.

    Activities
    GK only builds the main structure of a house, and the buildings still need additional work before they can be considered finished homes. That's where we come in. We'll turn the structures GK builds into finished homes by building an interior loft and installing stairs to almost double the available living space. We'll also be plastering and painting to ensure the houses feel like true homes.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    With a home, children can be re-enrolled in school, livelihoods can be restarted, and families can begin the long process of rebuilding the lives that Haiyan destroyed.

    Project Sponsor: International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
    Theme: Disaster Recovery | Location: Philippines
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$99,000
    Project #16948 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Support Education in Tacloban
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    Helps replace damaged school supplies
    Funds tools to clean out a school
    0 — Purchases new doors for a damaged school

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    Summary
    Typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall. The Philippines is used to storms, but even their concrete shelters were destroyed by Haiyan's vicious winds and massive storm surge. Today, thousands of children are still unable to return to school. We're committed to getting kids back to learning by rebuilding damaged or destroyed schools, replacing lost materials, providing school meals, and much more!

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Today, as many as 4 million people remain displaced following Typhoon Haiyan. For displaced families who have lost everything, sending children to school can be a struggle. Many areas lack schools which are structurally sound. Where there are schools available, many families cannot afford to pay for a school lunch, so they keep their kids home.

    Activities
    We've already helped more than 5,000 children get back to school by providing school meals, supporting clean-up efforts and repairing classrooms. With your support, we'll help thousands of additional students get back to learning by rebuilding or repairing schools, investing in school meals when necessary, and helping schools meet students' needs.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    If children are unable to return to school, they are unlikely to learn the skills they need to grow into successful young adults who contribute to their communities. Getting kids back to school is a key factor in long-term recover in disaster-affected communities. After all, an educated community is a resilient community!

    Project Sponsor: International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
    Theme: Education | Location: Philippines
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$10,000
    Project #16949 on GlobalGiving.org
  • 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
  • Repair drainage problems and septic failure
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    will pay for 1 yard of washed gravel
    will pay for 1 yard of crushed/washed stone
    will pay for one chamber for the leech field

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    Summary
    The Sawaquat Center works toward preventing community deterioration by working with At-Risk Youth, Homeless Teens, Veterans with PTSD and Individuals or Families In Need, learning valuable life skills such as sustainable living and teamwork, promoting tolerance and understanding and increasing self-worth and self-reliance.
    The Center's septic system is failing, and it is imperative that it be be completed by the end of May, before the anticipated influx of Volunteers and Individuals In Need.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    The Sawaquat Center provides a complete array of services for individuals seeking Alternative Healing Modalities, Counseling, Teaching and Growing as a Community. However, there are health, safety and environmental concerns involved when a septic system begins to fail. In order that we may continue to provide these services to the community, we must repair the failing septic field and system.

    Activities
    So many communities are struggling with the influx of lost individuals and families in crisis and most of these individuals are not covered under the guidelines of those agencies and/or organizations or don't meet the criteria for assistance. In order for us to continue with our mission objectives, we must be able to provide safe and healthy environment in which these individuals can thrive.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    It is the mission, duty and purpose of The Center to address, educate coordinate, and provide aid and relief to eradicate community deterioration on a local and global level. Repairing the septic field will allow The Center to continue to reach out, touch and meet the varied needs of the individuals and communities it comes into contact with, needs that other agencies and organizations are currently unable to meet.

    Project Sponsor: The Sawaquat Center for Human Development
    Theme: Health | Location: United States
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$13,000
    Project #16344 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

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 15:19
 

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