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I Wish STEM company

I Wish is a volunteer led global initiative to inspire young females (aged 14-17) to explore a career in STEM. I Wish has evolved since its inception in 2015 from being a once a year Showcase to an all year-round showcase of opportunities in STEM. I Wish is now multi-faceted. It comprises of Showcase Events both in person and streamed virtually in addition to providing a STEM information resource for students and teachers campus weeks with 5 Higher Education Institutes, an alumni circle building stem bridges from primary to secondary and on to Higher Education and through our Survey a policy driver for government and stakeholders in STEM. The Showcase Events comprise: 1. a Conference Zone where the students hear from women and men forging careers in STEM, from groundbreaking researchers to entrepreneurs, data scientists and engineers; and 2. an interactive Exhibition Zone where the students can engage with STEM industries and higher education from leaders in their field like Dell, Trinity, ARUP, Aer Lingus, DIT to entrepreneurs and creatives working in STEM; 3. a Teach IT Zone designed as a resource for teachers; 4. a Create IT Zone demonstrating the creative side of STEM; 5. a Build IT Zone promoting female entrepreneurs in STEM. Since 2015 the I Wish Showcase Events have turned the heads of over 50,000 girls towards STEM and empowered them to become the next generation of thought leaders, innovators and game changers in our ever changing world.

Nevypust Dusi, z. s.

At Nevypust dusi, we've been talking about mental health since 2016, showing you how to take care of it and where to get help when you need it. We believe in the power of prevention and bring it in the form of interactive workshops to male and female high school and university students, second grade teachers at primary and secondary schools, and employees of companies and organizations. We focus on psychohygiene, stress management, prevention of mental illness and provide practical tips for everyday life and information about available services. We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. That's why we strive for a world where no one is afraid to ask for help, mental illness is not stigmatized, and conversations about mental health are a normal part of life. Our team includes students and graduates from disciplines such as psychology, social work and medicine, including young people with experience of mental illness.

Rytmus Stredni Cechy, o.p.s.

Our mission is to enable people with disabilities actively participate in society and fulfill their rights. To provide everyone with such support that they can work and live in a normal environment. We help children and adults with disabilities. We support anyone who struggles with mental, physical or psychiatric disability. For twenty years we have been helping - individually, to enable them to live independent lives in their communities. We provide support in finding work, help with traveling to work or school, provide legacy support, counseling, training, etc. Recently, we have started helping children with disabilities and their families. Our work is based on the following principles: We promote equality in rights and obligations Our work is based on the belief that people with disabilities are equal citizens and aims to ensure that they have comparable opportunities and conditions with others. We support our users in the active use of rights and responsible fulfillment of obligations. We make available what is common We support users to live a normal way of life, according to their aspirations and dreams. We are sensitive to individuality and look for creative ways Each person is unique in their needs and abilities. We start from his/her ideas and possibilities, from the right to personal lifestyle choice. We tailor services to people, not the other way around. We reflect individual needs and look for ways to fulfill them. We are improving We care about quality. Services are provided by a team of qualified social workers who are supported in further professional development. We encourage active engagement We involve the user, or their immediate surroundings, in active cooperation. We support them in their independence, in making decisions and in accepting their own responsibility. We only provide them with support that compensates for their disadvantage.

Linka bezpeci, z.s.

The mission of the Safety Line is to provide quality and easily accessible assistance to children, students and anyone acting in their best interest. The Safety Line offers crisis intervention and counseling to clients across the country via phone, chat and email counseling. It helps with challenging life situations and everyday concerns and problems.

Elina Svitolina Foundation

Elina Svitolina Foundation is founded by the best Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina and since 2019 has executed its mission in Ukraine. Foundation focuses on popularization of tennis as well as the creation of favorable conditions for the development of youth sports and supports talented kids. The Foundation programs and activities: refugee program for tennis players, annual tennis camp for kids under 12, scholarships and grants for young tennis talents, training programs at international tennis academies, help talented children participate in international tournaments, sports equipment and apparel, mental health program. Up to 500 talented Ukrainian tennis players have benefited from our programs. The Foundation acts and supports United Nation Sustainable Development Goals - good health and wellbeing, quality education, gender equality. Since the war began we have not been able to carry out the operational activities of the Foundation in full, so in April 2022 a branch of Elina Svitolina Foundation was registered in Bulgaria. In the first days after February, 24 Elina Svitolina Foundation re-focused its efforts on helping young Ukrainian tennis players forced to go abroad. During five months, when the girls and boys were adapting to life in other countries, in temporary homes, they were under the full care of Elina Svitolina Foundation, which paid for their accommodation, food, training and provided the necessary equipment. The sportsmen trained at tennis academies and centers in France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.

THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMSSIONER FOR REFUGEES

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. We lead international action to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.

World Marrow Donor Association

We work with our members to ensure reliable provision of life-saving cells while promoting patient and donor care and safety

Board of European Students of Technology

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 Association

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.

Alliance Publishing Trust

Alliance aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among philanthropists, social investors and others working for social change worldwide in order to maximize the impact of funding for social development.

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