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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.
YFU Bulgaria's mission and aims can be enlisted as follows (non-extensive list): - promoting the development and affirmation of spiritual values, education, and culture; - supporting social integration and personal fulfilment - nurturing the traits for a new system of values and consciousness of world citizens in young people; - providing assistance in overcoming barriers to communication and helping quality professional realization; - expanding the opportunity for young people to rediscover the importance of family and homeland and its spiritual values and national traditions; - developing in young people the ability for initiative, civic and social responsibility; - promoting the development of a sense of belonging.
Fifty Shades of Aid CIC is an online community and global network that supports professional aid workers, and helps them meet the challenges that come with this line of work. We provide a protected online space in which aid workers can discuss these challenges frankly and honestly, find support from peers and access appropriate expertise. We also campaign for better safeguarding of aid staff at work. Fifty Shades of Aid CIC also provides members with additional services such as newsletters, personal action resources, support to individuals in need and access to providers of key services.
IGLYO - The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth & Student Organisation is the world's largest LGBTQI youth and student network, counting more than 100 Member Organisations in over 40 countries across the Council of Europe Region. IGLYO's mission is to strengthen the rights of LGBTQI youth, fight for equality and inclusion, and empower LGBTQI youth voices. IGLYO represents the diverse rights and intersectional needs of LGBTQI young people and works hard to ensure that their futures are bright. We achieve our objectives through international training and events, targeted capacity building programmes, intercultural exchanges and peer learning, thematic research and advocacy actions, online tools and resources, digital story-telling and campaigning, networking activities, and more. Since our establishment in 1984, IGLYO has been growing steadily with new Members joining every year. Our Members are organisations who represent and/or support LGBTQI youth and/or students, work with LGBTQI youth or issues, comprise mainly of LGBTQI youth, or have a specific department working for/with youth.
buntkicktgut was founded almost 20 years ago in Munich, Germany, in the context of social work with children and young people in community houses for refugees. Since then buntkicktgut has been ghting two main problems: social marginalization and limited access to education. The program fosters social integration by giving young people with diverse cultural backgrounds and origins a wide range of opportunities to participate in the project. The participants create their own league system and buntkicktgut allow the children to find their own solutions to problems that arise. In the competitive context of a street football league, buntkicktgut promotes basic social values such as fairness, tolerance, participation and ahimsa. In return the young people receive respect and appreciation, regardless of their individual circumstances and cultural background. buntkicktgut offers regular neighborhood based street football activity via their Street Football Work approach and also organizes a year-round league system in six different categories. With many activities beyond the matchdays - such as refereeing courses, a league council, a magazine from kids for kids, summer camps and journeys to other cities - buntkicktgut guarantees the important continuity and long term involvement of the target group as well as their participation in the organization, development and decision making processes of the leagues. The organization has developed into one of the most impressive street football programs in Europe. Every week more than 4500 children take part in the different buntkicktgut activities all over Germany. Since its founding buntkicktgut has been the pioneer for orga- nized street football. During the last 20 years more than 45,000 kids have been participated in buntkicktgut's tournaments. The buntkicktgut family is growing and is forming a widespread network all over the world since its establishment. The street football network of buntkicktgut is growing by hosting teams and visiting partners all over the world. In about 20 years we create new partnerships in Switzerland, UK, Austria, Hungary, Poland, France, Togo, Cameroon, China, Israel, Lebanon and Iraq. buntkicktgut wants to enable more young people in other cities in Germany and Europe to participate in continuous street football leagues like in Munich. In addition to the leagues in Munich and Dortmund, buntkicktgut is operating league-systems in Berlin, Wurzburg, Lower Bavaria and Dusseldorf in cooperation with local partners. Besides working in several German cities, buntkicktgut is establishing itself as an international player for sport and development through its engaging cross cultural football leagues. In 2015 three new Leagues in Sokode (Togo) and Lome (Togo) and Basel (CH) were established. Subotica (SRB) and Zurich (CH) will follow soon. In Munich alone every year more than 200 teams with more than 2,500 participants from over 100 different cultures and nations take part throughout the year in winter and summer leagues. Today buntkicktgut is going back to the roots and offers at the moment more than 55 Refugee and neighbourhood based trainings every week and the enquiry is growing. buntkicktgut was awarded for exceptional social work by the German Football Association (DFB) and Mercedes-Benz in 2007 and 2013; by the Lord Mayor of Munich in December 2000; by the Lord Mayor of Dortmund in November 2013; by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany for its efforts in the integration of immigrants in August 2002; and in October 2014 by the Federal Agency for Civic Education in Berlin in the competi- tion "Active for Democracy and Tolerance"; in September 2015 buntkicktgut has been certcated with the PHINEO impact-label. Last year buntkicktgut received the prize of the competition Excellent Places in the Land of Ideas" (Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen") under the patronage of the the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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.
Providing financial, material, legal and organizational assistance to individuals, in particular those in need of humanitarian and medical assistance, as well as providing assistance to organizations in the amount and in accordance with applicable law. Establishment and implementation of assistance programs for children, youth and students, the elderly and victims of repression, refugees or people in financial difficulties.
The association AOF (www.aoef.at) is the umbrella organization of 15 autonomous women's shelters in Austria and has been located in Vienna in the district of Margareten for 30 years. The aim of the umbrella organisation was and is to create a platform and representation for professional exchange and, together with the women's shelter employees, to make public, de-tabuise, inform and sensitize society to the enormously large socio-political issue of domestic violence against women and children. Lobbying, service, coordination and public relations work for the autonomous women's shelters in Austria is one of the core work of the association AOF. Other areas of focus of the association are: violence prevention at all levels (primary, secondary and tertiary prevention), information work, awareness raising, awareness raising, education, concrete help and counselling for people affected by violence with a focus on women and children. Public relations and campaigning, networking and cooperation with important organisations and networks, lobbying for women and children, basic scientific work, preparation of publications and information on the topic of violence, implementation and organisation of training courses, seminars and workshops for various target and professional groups, meetings and conferences as well as the handling of numerous EU projects with different topics. The association is currently leading a two-year EU project focusing on multi-institutional cooperation in violence against older women.