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Board of European Students of Technology is a non-profit and non-political organisation that since 1989 strives to improve communication, cooperation and exchange opportunities for European students. The mission of BEST is to help students achieve an international mindset, reach a better understanding of cultures and societies and develop the capacity to work in culturally diverse environments. To achieve this mission BEST offers high quality services to technology students all over Europe. These services include a European engineering competition, academic courses, career events and events on educational involvement. BEST offers these events in 96 European Universities, spread among 34 countries, reaching over one million students, with the help of 3300 members. It is BEST's mission to provide complementary, non-formal education in every event that it organises. This to make sure that the students that are reached grow to their full potential before they enter the job market. It is essential for BEST to show students the value of complementary education, not only to widen their perspective on the technology topics covered in their studies, but also to teach them the needed soft skills. To begin, these soft skills are covered in BEST's events by bringing students together with its two other stakeholders, universities and companies, and letting them dialog. Secondly, BEST provides specific training sessions to teach students how to acquire these skills in a safe and stimulating environment among peers. Lastly, this is done not only towards outside students, but also towards BEST's own members. By letting them organise events after they had a thorough knowledge transfer and did some in-depth training sessions, they acquire a lot of hands-on experience that makes them valued assets on the job market. In all this soft skill acquirement, there is one thing that makes BEST special: everything happens in a culturally diverse environment. BEST's volunteers really learn how to cooperate with project members from all over Europe and also the outside students are introduced to a specific mindset that BEST likes to call 'the BEST spirit'. This means that everyone works together, respecting each other's backgrounds, to achieve a common goal: empower students and give them a voice in today's society. For this donation campaign BEST would focus on the educational involvement that it stimulates among European students. It is namely very unique that an organisation run by students offers their peers a voice by collecting data in surveys and events and presenting that data to the relevant authorities. BEST, therefore, attends a lot of conferences about education to be able to share our outcomes to the fullest. We hope to raise some donations in this campaign to be able to carry out next year's planning around the theme of Digital Literacy. This theme focuses on how prepared students and universities are for the upcoming digitisation wave. It raises the question of how we will learn and teach digital skills and how industry 4.0 will make its way into our education. For this program BEST invests in conducting surveys, doing symposia on education and writing scientific papers with the purpose of disseminating the outcomes. It is not the first time that BEST is going to conduct such an Educational Involvement Programme. Last year, for example, the theme was 'Diversity in STEM education' and the years before we covered topics such as pedagogical skills, new teaching methods, relation between university and industry, etc. So what were the steps BEST undertook to create all the materials around last year's topic? First, a team was created to do research on existing literature about 'Diversity in (STEM) education'. Based on that research a survey was created in which 4 diversity types were tackled: cultural diversity, ethnic diversity, gender diversity and students with disabilities. Then, after the answers of the survey were gathered and analysed, the subtopics for the BEST Symposia on Education were identified: in this case, each symposium had a different diversity type. The same team that worked on the content creation of the symposia also prepared and delivered the sessions of those symposia. After the events, the input of all the participating students is gathered in a scientific report, which is then either published in conferences, or disseminated through social media and newsletters. The approach used last year proved to be a successful one and will be repeated in this year's Educational Involvement Programme. If we manage to get more funds via Global Giving, this will mean that we can elaborate this process and spend more resources on content creation, promotion of the surveys and dissemination of our results. In short: we will be able to make a lot more noise in the educational world.
Global Changemakers works to an unshakable mission of supporting young people to create a positive change towards a more just, fair and sustainable world. We do this through skills development, capacity building, mentoring and grants.
femLENS' mission is to visually educate and make technologically aware the most vulnerable and resourceless women of our society through documentary photography made accessible by mobile phone cameras and cheaper point and shoot cameras.
We are a foundation responding to a humanitarian crisis affecting the innocent men, women and children forced from their homes by climate change, poverty and war. We identify needs not being met and aim to fill these needs by activating our network of logistical, financial and structural partners to provide these needs thoroughly and without hesitation. In addition to providing urgent needs, our mission is to deliver a more dignified, sustainable, and innovative response to the refugee crisis in Europe. We believe that refugee camps should be more inclusive, more self-sustaining and providing refugees with a better quality of life and adaptation process to their new environments. With collaborative efforts with interested corporations, other charities, refugees, volunteers, and donations, we are activating a network that re-defines the global refugee camps.
In the wake of September 11, 2001, a group of Los Angeles media instructors and professionals gathered to discuss the tragedy. They were determined to “go global” and make a major, long-term impact on the world community.The Teen International Media Exchange (TIME) was born, and found a home at the Media Academy at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA, where two of the founders teach.Today, TIME is a non-profit organization with an explicit mission: to empower the energy of teenagers and the dynamic power of the media to create a peaceful, cooperative world community.
To empower children and young people in Honduras through supporting community-driven initiatives focused on education. At our core is our scholarship programme, which works in partnership with local public secondary schools in Honduras to provide opportunities for excellent students from low-income backgrounds to continue their education to the tertiary level. In addition, we work alongside resource-poor communities to support locally-led projects such as starting school-based community libraries that fundamentally transform learning environments for students in rural or otherwise marginalised areas.
Our mission is to help poor kids and teenagers with music education, personal coaching and songwriting. They got lots of problems, but we tell them we are not looking at their problems, but we look what they can do to make a change. We stimulate and coach these kids and teenagers to write their own songs about life, hope, love... postive music! everything they experience at skool, on the Streets or at home. We challenge them to be theirself and not to copy famous artist (what lots of people do these days...). With their own songs we want to record real music albums and sell them to the public. With the money we rais we want to help street childeren in Indonesia, because we support another foundation called Childeren with a future (see for www.skmet.nl This unique method is to stimulate our students to use their talent not for the money or fame, but to help other people. They also have to perform on stage to develop their talents, so thats why we orgenize a lot of free events. We like to share their talent and want that people can see what they learn from our teachers. This year we want to build the first non-profit professional recording studio in the world called Studio MIC. It stand for Modern, Innovative and Culture. In this studio we want to make those "from the heart" music albums. We want to invite professionals to this studio to teach our student, give workshops and masterclasses and tell about their own experience in the music scene. www.studiomic.eu In the near future we like to have international exchanges for our student. It would be awesome if they could visit a professional studio, like in Japan, England or the USA.
The MISSION of Roma Rock School is to foster cultural and multiethnic understanding and cooperation between different ethnic groups in the Republic of North Macedonia through music, as well as building interethnic and intercultural understanding, respect and interaction among members of the association and beyond. The vision of the ASSOCIATION FOR MULTIETHNIC MUSIC EDUCATION ROMA ROCK SCHOOL Skopje aligns with the following goals: 1. To include Roma children and children from other ethnic communities through music education; 2. To provide opportunities for talented Roma children and children from other ethnic groups to receive music education, study solfege, and develop their practical and theoretical knowledge of music; 3. To support inclusion and multiethnic tolerance of different ethnic groups by playing and composing music with cultural and ethnic elements.
Using education, entrepreneurship and local leadership to empower families in Uganda
Move Forward is a dance, basketball, rap program to uplift traumatized children. Our coaches work in refugee camps, shelters and slums. We believe movement and music are effective ways for coping with trauma.