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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.
asistir la transicion de infantes y adolescentes, brindandoles a elles y a su familia el justo acompanamiento que necesitan en esta etapa tan importante, asi como una serie de herramientas en el campo juridico, educativo, de salud y social. De esta manera buscamos lograr el respeto a sus derechos humanos y contribuir a que tengan un desarrollo pleno y armonioso.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Our Vision Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness; Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.
Taghyeer Organization/ We Love Reading Program is an innovative model that provides a practical, cost efficient, sustainable, grassroots approach empowering communities from low and mid income communities around the world to create changemakers through reading. WLR supports the activism of local volunteers to increase reading levels among children 2-10 by focusing on the readaloud experience to instill the love of reading for pleasure among children to become lifelong learners. We aim to create system change. We create changemakers by recruiting and training adults and youth from local communities to provide read-aloud sessions for local children in safe, public spaces. Each year, WLR volunteers read to tens of thousands of children in public parks, community centers, mosques and other faith-based settings, nurseries, refugee camps, and other locales. We serve diverse populations and communities irrespective of gender, religion, social status, disability, literacy level, educational experience, etc. The training is either implemented in face-to-face settings or via our online platform to allow reaching wider audience of people wanting to volunteer and become reading ambassadors.
Mission: Co-Create a society free from violence against women. Vision: Women survivors acting as social change-maker. Values: Empathy, Sisterhood, co-creation, love, empowerment and positive testimonies . Ana Bella Foundation's objective is to represent, defend and support women victims and survivors of gender violence and their sons and daughters, to achieve their personal empowerment towards a dignified life in equality.
Eat Better Wa'ik generates food awareness and actions to reduce malnutrition through creative and inclusive education, economics, transformative agriculture, consumption and technology. We merge food security, climate sustainability and human rights, for an improved change in the narrative, comprehension and behavior from and towards food. We seek to transform food systems with more transparent collaboration and bringing diverse stakeholders and individuals together in Guatemala, the region and the world.
ADISA, an Association of Parents and Friends of People with Disabilities, is a non-profit, based in Santiago Atitlan, Solola. Our mission is to assist, defend and further the rights of people with disabilities. Using a strategy of community-based rehabilitation (CBR), we envision an outcome where persons with disabilities and the community are brought together on an equal basis. We believe this not only helps people in need, but also provides tangible benefits to the communities where they live. ADISA has programs in healthcare, education, employment, and social empowerment that foster these goals.
WereldOuders focuses on the empowerment and personal development of vulnerable children and families in Latin America and the Caribbean. With us, they receive attention and the support that suits them. WereldOuders has a unique approach, based on four pillars: a safe home, health, education and independence. By providing a social safety net while building the children's self-confidence, they regain a future perspective, an opportunity to realize their dreams. WereldOuders has projects in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. These are Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. A home is the most important safe base for a child. When a home situation is scarred by poverty, addiction, violence or the death of one of the parents, the secure base falls away. WereldOuders and partner organization NPH are committed to creating or restoring a safe home base for children and youth in Latin America. Our vision of "a safe home" has changed significantly over the past years. NPH was founded in Mexico in 1954 with the opening of a children's home for children who had nowhere else to go. The organization continued to expand to include children's homes in the other eight countries. More than 19,000 children found shelter in an NPH home. These homes were called "family homes" by the organization. NPH placed great importance on creating a warm, loving family atmosphere in the homes. No matter how well this worked out, a family home can never replace a real family. With today's knowledge, arising from empirical evidence and in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we recognize the unintended harmful effect that institutionalization has on children and youth. Children and youth become alienated from their families and communities of origin. Stigmas attached to growing up in a children's home lead to (young) adults struggling to find their place in society. Having no family to fall back on makes it difficult to hold your own in society as an "uprooted" adult. 'Our' children can always come to NPH even later in life, but that is an exception in the world of children's homes. Uprootedness in general is a major problem: this group has difficulty raising their own children and keeping them from ending up in crime or on the streets. International child welfare organizations are therefore increasingly focusing on de-institutionalization. NPH, too, is going through this transition. We can and want to do more to really change the situation of families and children. We have to change course. We have therefore started to focus more and more on supporting vulnerable families and communities to prevent families from falling apart. This is not entirely new: since its founding, NPH has supported more than 80,000 children who did not live in an NPH family home.
We are a privately-owned voluntary foundation seeking to promote the development of low-income areas in the Republic of Guatemala, especially for those people who live in the rural areas of the highlands, by innovative projects avoiding patriarchy to guaranteea better living standard. All of this under a sustainable development framework with absolute respect for human dignity, culture and traditions.
The association's sole and immediate purpose is to provide development aid and to help combat poverty and need in developing countries. The affected people should be given a dignified life and a sustainable improvement in their living conditions should be achieved. The activities of the association expressly exclude making a profit.
Our mission is to create spaces and programs that foster a vibrant community life. The Center as a physical space gathers the community in educational programs that otherwise would not exist, particularly artistic and cultural activities that will foster the already strong spirit of community that is present in Tzununa. All of our programs and activities seek to build and nurture good citizenship though workshops and seminars. The Center serves the needs of children and youth, especially supporting them to pursue informal and formal educational opportunities that will give them and their families a more promising future.