2022 FAWCO Foundation Development Grant Ballot

    The FAWCO Foundation is pleased to present the nominees for the 2022 Development Grants. Twenty-one projects have been nominated in five categories with nine Development Grants. Please take the time to read the summaries before making your selections; as with every year, each nominee offers something special.

    Instructions

    • Please vote for the number of nominees indicated for each Development Grant category: Education, Environment, Health, Global Issues and Human Rights. Clubs may use whatever method they wish to make their selections.
    • This ballot is submitted online.
    • To vote, simply "point and click" in the box next to the name of the project you choose.
    • Once you have completed your ballot, please click "submit." You will receive an acknowledgment that your ballot has been delivered to the DG Administrator.
    • Each club may submit ONE ballot which must come from the Club President or FAWCO Representative.

    To keep track of the voting, we are asking you to provide your Club’s full name as there are Clubs with similar initials. Please be assured that your club will be provided with full privacy as only the administrator of the Development Grant program and the FAWCO Foundation Webmaster will keep track of the votes.

    The deadline for submitting a ballot is Friday, May 20, 2022 by 12:00 noon CET

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    * Each club can only submit one ballot. FAWCO representatives or Club Presidents should submit the ballot in accordance with the policy set by their clubs.


    Education

    There are three Education grants available. Please vote for THREE projects.

    Project Name: Each One, Teach One: Safe Spaces Library’s Girls Reading Clubs
    Location: Eastland Slums, Nairobi, Kenya
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 7 years
    Parent Organization: Safe Spaces, Nairobi
    Website: https://www.safespaces-nairobi.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Librarian salary $2136
    Girls Reading Club (student transport, food, guest facilitators materials) 1864
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    When Covid-19 closed schools, Safe Spaces, which runs girls’ empowerment programs in Nairobi’s Eastland Slums, launched a library with computers and a librarian, enabling 800 girls and 200 boys to learn remotely. Our project’s goal is Pioneer a Reading Culture in the slums through Girls Reading Clubs. Safe Spaces identified 90 girls who are passionate learners and capable of mentoring to be Reading Club participants. They’ll meet 3 hours/week in the library for computer-based reading and research assignments, present to each other and journal what they learn. They’ll develop confidence in public speaking and debating along with reading, researching, mentoring and organizing skills. Guest facilitators will expose the girls to the world beyond the slums. “Each one, teach one” will impact the community through the librarian who will train teachers in 10 schools on computers and Reading Club girls will mentor other community members. The grant funds will fund the Librarian and Girls Reading Clubs.

    Project Name: “I Will Learn!”—Keeping Tribal Children in School
    Location: Three hamlets belonging to Hazarwadi, Sangamner Taluka, Ahemdnagar District, Maharashtra, India
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 12 years
    Parent Organization: Nandanvan Trust (Integrated Tribal and Watershed Development Programme), Sangamner, Maharashtra, India
    Website: https://www.ecojesuit.com/those-who-catch-the-rain-the-tribal-watershed-programme-in-india/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    5 training sessions for 3 tutors $ 400
    Annual wages for 3 tutors for 10 hours/week 1010
    Training for field instructor 135
    Annual wage for field instructor 400
    Annual wage for program coordinator 670
    Total cost for teaching aids and materials for each of 3 hamlets 400
    Laptop, USB drive, and sound box for each of 3 hamlets 970
    Annual wage for digital field instructor 320
    Donation from FAWCO club -305
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    By the age of 13, more than half of the tribal children in rural Maharashtra have dropped out of school. They thus lack the education needed to improve their own status and that of their communities—home to the poorest of the poor, the marginalized and deprived. With parents largely illiterate and placing no value on education, the children do not speak the official school language and have poor learning habits and no digital experience. The grant funds will finance teaching materials, digital equipment, and tutoring staff for supplementary classes for 60 tribal children (ages 7–15) for ten hours each week over one school year. Many classes will be held in a kindergarten building previously funded by a FAWCO Foundation DG. The children will learn the basic skills needed to keep them in school and continue their education, empowering them to break the poverty cycle and ensure socio-educational sustainability of their communities.

    Project Name: MaaSAE Girls Secondary School
    Location: Monduli, Tanzania
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 1+ years
    Parent Organization: Operation Bootstrap Africa
    Website: https://bootstrapafrica.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Scholarships ($1,200 each) $3600
    Days for Girls Training & Kits 400
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Education is one of the most effective interventions for poverty alleviation, particularly for girls. However, most Maasai girls never get the chance to attend school. Fewer than 20 percent of Maasai girls enroll in school. Only one in five finish primary school, and only one in 15 proceed to secondary school. Dropouts are caused by early pregnancies, forced marriages, female genital mutilation, and other economic and cultural factors. Maasai leaders established the MaaSAE Girls Secondary School in 1995 to provide a safe and supportive educational environment for these at-risk girls. The school focuses on education as a tool of empowerment that allows young Maasai women to escape the bonds of poverty and gender-based violence. The grant funds will finance three scholarships for Maasai girls who would not otherwise have access to education and would also provide reproductive and menstrual health education to 380 students at the MaaSAE Girls Secondary School in Tanzania.

    Project Name: Ridne Slowo “Mother Tongue”: Easing Transitions in the Refugee Process for Ukrainian Children Escaping to Germany
    Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 19 years
    Parent Organization: Pro Ukraine e.V.
    Website: https://www.pro-ukraine.de/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    School supplies (books, papers, pens) $ 400
    School equipment (computer, printer, projector) 1600
    School outings, special events 1000
    Teacher fees 1000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    War in Ukraine is bringing refugees to Germany daily. The initial transition period is a precarious time that is not well supported within existing state infrastructure due to lack of resources and speakers of Ukrainian language. The children will be integrated into the German school system, via Pro Ukraine e.V. The existing Sunday school program Ridne-Slowo: “Mother Tongue” can QUICKLY provide: after-school Ukrainian language classes including culture and history for children to retain their heritage, psychological support by creating a hub for young people to interact with each other, and adult refugees, who are qualified teachers, a structured way to contribute in their new community by teaching these classes. These classes will immediately create safe spaces to maintain a connection to home, stave off isolation and thwart stigma regarding refugees. The grant funds will allow the school to expand existing offers as well as react flexibly and immediately to the increasing refugee needs.

    Project Name: Shamrock Hot Water Project
    Location: Pokhara, Nepal
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 12 years
    Parent Organization: n/a
    Website: https://shamrockschoolnepal.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Solar panels, purchased locally to maximize benefit of monies received $4000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Purpose of the grant: Shamrock, a boarding school in Nepal, serves children from small villages in the Himalayas, allowing them to continue with secondary education. For many children from poor backgrounds, this is their only opportunity out of poverty and a subsistence farming lifestyle. The school relies on donations and facilities are basic. Running water arrived in 2018 and we would now like to install solar panels for hot water. This is so important for bathing and laundry for these quite young children in a cold climate like Nepal. In the past, children with weaker health have had to leave the school and this is something we hope never to happen again. The grant funds would cover the purchase and installation of the panels without impacting an already tight budget. This would lead to truly long-term change for the conditions under which these children live while they work so hard to change their futures.

    Project Name: Speak Up
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 4 years
    Parent Organization: Die Moewe
    Website: https://www.die-moewe.at/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Illustration and graphics $3000
    Printing costs: booklets and worksheets for children and educators 1000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Violence and abuse of children is a huge social problem, causing immense individual suffering. COVID 19 has exacerbated the problem by children’s loss of access to trusted adults because of reduced daily contact in schools and daycare. Effectiveness of the ‘Speak Up’ Prevention workshops, which focus on children, educators and families, was negatively affected by cancellations or moving to on-line sessions, creating shortcomings as on-line workshops possibly decrease the impact and might put children in unnecessary danger. Our project is to create and publish two booklets to increase the impact of "Speak Up! Trau dich" workshops, by raising awareness about the abuses against children and empowering children to resist and report abuse. Now in times of COVID it is imperative that we are able to create these materials to put in the hands of children to reinforce the messages. The grant funds will allow development of the content and initial printing, which allows reaching up to 4000 people.

    Project Name: Model for Teaching Nutrition to Petty Traders in Greater Accra
    Location: Ngleshie Amanfro, Ghana
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 12+ years
    Parent Organization: The Talent Tree (NGO)
    Website: https://www.the-talent-tree.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Nutritionists’ salaries and transportation $1400
    Workshop 500
    Lay personnel training and implementation 1000
    Production of teaching material 800
    Food demonstrations 300
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Petty traders in Ghana comprise a semi-literate and economically, socially, and medically vulnerable female population. No nutrition or health program has been designed specifically for these women. The Talent Tree (TTT) hopes to change this by creating a peer-to-peer program for teaching nutrition, modeled on small breastfeeding-support groups that are known to function well within the Ghanaian health system. With its sister NGO of petty traders in Ghana, TTT wants to design content for a tiered system with qualified supervision of lay personnel, and create teaching materials for supervisors, lay personnel and the target group. This can be the first step towards wider implementation in local clinics and beyond. TTT has seen that Ghanaian women empowered with greater understanding of nutrition enjoy better health, and neighbors follow their example. TTT seeks to break the cycle of ignorance by showing that women can achieve health and well-being even in poverty-stricken slums. The DG funds will help develop a model for nutrition and health teaching.


    Environment

    There are two grants available. Please vote for TWO projects.

    Project Name: Regreening Degraded Land in Rural India
    Location: Khoch village in Mokhada Taluka, Palghar District, Maharashtra, India
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 12 years
    Parent Organization: Nandanvan Trust (Integrated Tribal and Watershed Development Programme)
    Website: https://www.ecojesuit.com/those-who-catch-the-rain-the-tribal-watershed-programme-in-india/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    1200 Cashew trees, Anacardium occidentale, grafted variety,
    1 meter high, 1 ½ years old
    $4000
    Costs for surveying, planning, trenching, and planting
    Will be donated by Nandanvan Trust; tribal farmers will donate 20% of their time
    0
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Desertified land in rural areas of Maharashtra, India, is home to many tribals who are among the poorest people in the world. Forced to migrate seasonally for work, they are deprived of healthcare, education, stability, and hope. Restoring life to their degraded land is the foundation needed to bring about change. The grant funds will finance 1200 cashew trees for the Khoch tribal hamlet with 27 families (around 145 people) to plant on 110 acres under watershed development. The trees will prevent soil erosion and help “catch the rain” to regreen the land (SDG 15.3). The trees will also provide a harvest for income, which will stop migration and greatly improve the lives of the tribal families (SDG 3), whose women and men will participate equally in decision making, planning, and planting (SDG 5.5). The final reward will be long-lasting prosperity for the Khoch tribals through ecologically and socio-economically sustainable changes.

    Project Name: Trash Hero World
    Location: 171 chapters in 20 countries around the world
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 4 years
    Parent Organization: Trash Hero World
    Website: https://trashhero.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    47 cleanups $4,000
    TOTAL: $4000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Trash Hero creates sustainable, community-based projects that clean and reduce waste. Currently operating 171 projects across 20 countries (Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, Kuwait, Cambodia, Japan, USA and Australia.), weekly cleanups allow people to gain an understanding of the waste problem in a hands-on way. Based on the thousands of cleanups that have already taken place, we know what the impact of the money donated is. With the grant funds, 47 cleanups will be organized with up to 847 participants helping to clean the environment of plastic and other waste, while also receiving environmental education. The participants are all volunteers; the money will be used primarily for chapter leader training (travel expenses, so that poorer people can also participate) and the production of children's books (incl. prize giveaways such as Trash Hero T-shirts), so that Trash Hero communities are able to provide proper education and meaningful cleanups.


    Global Issues

    There is one grant available. Please vote for ONE project.

    Project Name: Butterfly Breather (Custom-built Oxygen Mask)
    Location: MS Therapy Centre Lothian, Scotland
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 2 years
    Parent Organization: Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Lothian
    Website: https://wearecompass.org.uk/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    3-D Printer $3000
    Print materials $1000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    People living with neurological and long-term disabling health conditions experience improved health outcomes from pressurized oxygen treatment. Unfortunately, there are no masks specifically made for this vital treatment. Current masks are adapted from industrial ones which are heavy, poorly designed, painful, and difficult to use. The masks are connected to tubes inside a pressurized chamber supplying oxygen, and worn for up to two hours at a time. The Butterfly Breather mask, designed for this purpose by a FAWCO member who is a patient at the MS Therapy Centre Lothian, would improve the experience and the health benefits for other patients at the center. This mask is lighter weight and made with more comfortable, flexible materials. The grant funds would help the center purchase a 3D printer and materials to kick off production of custom-fitted masks for oxygen treatment, benefitting approximately 350 patients at MS Therapy Centre Lothian in Scotland's Central Belt.

    Project Name: Companies for Equality (“Empreses per la Igualtat”)
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 1 year
    Parent Organization: n/a
    Website: https://lligamdona.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Training courses for ten women in the existing Reintegration Program $4000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    The pandemic has left many women in precarious situations. The women who are referred or come to Lligam Dona come from situations of domestic violence and social exclusion. Many, when they do find work, end up in the black economy working illegally in unofficial jobs. This leaves them open to abuse and unable to progress in their professional and financial lives. The project is aimed at women in precarious social situations. They remain an under-served group in society. The project aims to help these women reintegrate in society through their reintegration in the workplace. Lligam Dona works with local companies and associations to provide women in precarious situations with training, subsidized accommodation and work placements during a period of up to a year. They receive training and guidance which allows them to obtain official employment aided by the training counseller provided as part of the project. The grant funds will be used for much needed additional assistance/funding in their existing Reintegration Program.

    Project Name: Healing through Art for Vulnerable Children in Lebanon
    Location: Beirut, Lebanon
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 17 years
    Parent Organization: n/a
    Website: https://www.ayadinaassociation.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Art Therapist mentoring compensation $3000
    Drafting and conducting pre and post project evaluation 500
    Report 500
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Following a very traumatic 2020 that saw the port of Beirut explosion, many of Ayadina’s young students who come from poor families, exhibited symptoms of post-traumatic stress. For most of the past two years they have been locked up at home and are experiencing their families struggling financially. The project is to incorporate art therapy methodologies in Ayadina’s visual arts classes helping the children heal through art. A certified art therapist will mentor two visual arts teachers who will share their knowledge with colleagues, ensuring project sustainability. The therapist will evaluate the students at the beginning of the project to identify core issues to be addressed. She will assess the impact of the project throughout the year, with a final evaluation and a report at the end. The grant funds will allow the art therapist’s 12-month compensation including mentoring, assessing, evaluating and submitting a final report.

    Project Name: Helping the Handicapped with Horticultural Training
    Location: Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, France
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 8 months
    Parent Organization: Voir Ensemble, ESAT Le Puch
    Website: https://www.voirensemble.asso.fr/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Sales collection equipment $1200
    Certified, licensed software 2400
    Connection interface 1650
    ESAT Le Puch supplemental financing -1250
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    ESAT centers, Establishments of Service & Aid Through Work, provide people with disabilities with an opportunity to be trained to exercise a professional activity in a protected environment. The horticultural workshop of ESAT Le Puch trains the disabled to grow vegetables and flowering plants, and to deal with the customers who buy what’s been produced there. That includes providing advice on varieties and collection of payment for sales. The goal is for these disabled workers to find a job in a non-protected environment. The grant funds will finance a digital, interactive tool that is more suitable for people with disabilities. The equipment will provide easier identification of plant families, thanks to photos, thus facilitating the recording of sales. The new system of sales, with its more optimized access, will allow users to be responsible for handling cash and to function independently in the workshop. It’s ergonomics, modifying the job to fit the worker.

    Project Name: KnacKpunkt on Social Media - Ensuring That At-Risk Women in Düsseldorf Have a Temporary Safe Haven from the Dangers of Street Life
    Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 10 years
    Parent Organization: Der Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen und Männer Düsseldorf e.V.
    Website: https://www.skfm-duesseldorf.de/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Increased staff time and salary of social worker on social media $4000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    KnacKPunkt offers a safe, female-only haven for women aged 14-27, who are in the midst of a downward spiral due to substance-abuse related sex trading and are subsequently on the street. KnacKPunkt opens its doors every night from 9:30pm. There, the women can spend the night, wash, eat, sleep and talk until the doors are reopened after breakfast at 9am. COVID 19 has forced an increasing number of women to exchange sex for accommodation. KnacKPunkt’s presence in social media has proven instrumental in reaching these women. A Facebook/Instagram post often leads to a counseling telephone conversation or a woman taking refuge at KnacKPunkt for the night. These contacts can save lives and are the first steps in women regaining their autonomy. The women are on the streets daily but social media outreach is not, due to lack of funds. The grant funds will provide additional employee hours to increase social media interaction.

    Project Name: La Cité des Dames (The City of Women)
    Location: Paris, France
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 4 years
    Parent Organization: The French Salvation Army
    Website: https://www.armeedusalut.fr/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Funding for two resource women/peer counselor/reference positions
    Remuneration of resource women $3500
    French employment taxes $500
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Cité des Dames, Paris, provides a temporary welcome to homeless women unconditionally and in a safe environment. Women welcomed in the shelter come from many at-risk populations: mothers escaping violent/trafficking situations, refugees etc. The women benefit from material services such as showers, internet access, nourishment and a secure place to rest. Social support is offered to assist women in accessing their rights and provide psychological and gynecological healthcare. The grant funds would provide funding for 2 women who already “frequent” the Cité and have professional experience in the field of reproductive health gained in their home countries that they could draw on to help their peers. This meets 2 related goals: improving support and care of women coming to the shelter and providing 2 women with important on-the-job training for future employment outside of the shelter. The monies will remunerate the 2 women for specific service actions performed with women in the shelter.


    Health

    There is one grant available. Please vote for ONE project.

    Project Name: Re-edition and Distribution of the game “Relations & Prevention”
    Location: France and francophone countries worldwide
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 6 years
    Parent Organization: n/a
    Website: https://gynsf.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Re-edition of 105 editions of the game: production of boards, pawns, cards,
    instructions, and leaflets for the leader
    $4000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    The game, “Relations et Prevention,” was developed by Gynecologists Without Borders in order to provide a meaningful form of education, specifically relating to emotional relationships, contraception, and sexually-transmitted disease. The targeted female population is primarily at-risk adolescents and young adults; those living in halfway houses, refugee/migrant camps, detention centers, and women everywhere in precarious situations. Unplanned pregnancies, rape, incest, and domestic violence are the primary issues addressed by this tool. The players find the game amusing and learn from it, and its use has resulted in enormous success. Results have been measured by evaluating typical sexual health parameters, as well as statistical analysis of gender-based violence reports. An initial publication of 1200 games has been fully utilized, and the grant funds would allow a re-issuing of over a hundred editions, potentially being played by and teaching several thousand women at risk and in danger.


    Human Rights

    There are two grants available. Please vote for TWO projects.

    Project Name: AberNecessities-No Child Should Go Without a Hero
    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 2 years
    Parent Organization: n/a
    Website(s): https://www.abernecessities.co.uk/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    8 Home Comfort packages to support 8 families
    (8 parents and 16 children) @$500 each
    $4000
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    AberNecessities is a Scottish charity that provides disadvantaged families with the basic necessities for children to have the best possible start in life. Since launching in March 2019, AberNecessities has supported over 8,000 children. The global pandemic resulted in an exponential rise in the need for our services. Lockdown rules required people to “stay safe and stay home”. Sadly, these measures increased the exposure of many partners and their children to high-risk living situations which continue to affect them. Our campaign raises awareness and funds, enabling affected families to start afresh, even at a moment’s notice. AberNecessities creates ready-to-go packs, filled with essentials. The ‘Fresh Start’ packs include clothing, toys, books and the replacement of any favourite toy left behind. Families also receive a ‘Home Comforts’ bundle filled with non-perishable foods, blankets, towels and small kitchen appliances, if needed. The grant funds will allow us to continue this vital service.

    Project Name: Dignita ‘Train the Trainer’ Academy
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 6 years
    Parent Organization: Not For Sale
    Website(s): https://wearenotforsale.nl/en/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Costs to certify four new trainers $3700
    Materials (booklets + printing costs) $300
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Not For Sale creates new opportunities for survivors of human trafficking and vulnerable women at risk of exploitation. NFS offers vocational training and the opportunity to gain work experience in the social enterprise The grant funds will allow Dignita NFS to expand its reach and maximize its impact by creating a professional training program to train staff as certified teachers. This will result in positive outcomes: the teaching skills of trainers will improve thus ensuring the best training possible; with the certification, our restaurants will become recognized training institutions from which trainees will receive official diplomas while improving their self-esteem and job opportunities; staff members who are former survivors/trainees will become teachers which will inspire and empower other survivors/ trainees and demonstrate it is possible for them to one day become teachers themselves. By starting with 4 certified trainers we will reach 50-60 survivors/trainees each year and those numbers will continue to grow.

    Project Name: Empowering Community Health Workers in a Haitian Shantytown
    Location: Cité de Soleil, Haiti
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 1 year
    Parent Organization: Lamp for Haiti
    Website(s): https://lampforhaiti.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Laptop, case and mouse for reporting $ 700
    Furniture; to provide an appropriate environment for counseling 500
    Portable scales x 5 (for screening children) 150
    Fully replenished first-aid kits x 5 300
    One year additional first aid supplies 400
    Condoms, one year supply 1200
    Lamp logo shirts & caps x 5 (necessary for credibility) 350
    Waterproof rain jackets x 5 100
    Rubber boots x 5 (Cite Soleil’s location is muddy & swampy) 100
    Backpacks x 5 200
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    The Lamp’s Community Health Workers operate a “feet on the ground” support system in Cité Soleil, a shantytown of 35,000 controlled by gangs, with no electricity, sanitation or plumbing. The Lamp’s health center, established in 2006, is the only healthcare available to these people. For the past 6 years, locally trained workers with the ability to move about the community unhindered, have been visiting each household. The grant funds will supply them with essentials for these visits that provide malnutrition screenings, (that is supported by our nutrition program0, pre and post-natal care, competent first aid and ongoing health education. They also aid in safe passage to the health center for care by the professional staff. They are the trusted link between the community and the clinic. The grant funds will provide the equipment to aid these workers in these tasks and the supplies needed to support this care for one year. Additionally, it will furnish available space for counseling.

    Project Name: Saving lives in Lebanon
    Location: Beirut, Lebanon
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 3 years
    Parent Organization: n/a
    Website(s): https://www.dialeb.org/
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    4 training sessions (15-20 participants) in person/online:
    2 professional trainers for each session-total 8 trainers
    $3200
    Communication costs (campaign, branding, social media, website updates…) 800
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    Lebanon has been undergoing major struggles, from economic collapse, to government inefficiency dealing with the very basic needs of its citizens. One major issue was the change of the subsidized price list of medication, making the prices of many lifesaving medications unaffordable to the vast majority. As this project states, the main purpose is ultimately to save lives. Access to healthcare and medication is a human right.
    Through proper advocacy and training, the participants (patients & volunteers) will be able to apply the needed pressure on policy & decision makers to reinstate diabetes medication to the list of currently subsidized medication, making it available and affordable to all those living with diabetes. To make our work sustainable and increase the number of beneficiaries, a holistic nationwide approach needs to take place. This starts with the basic need of ensuring availability of medication. The grant funds will help train professionals and raise awareness of this dire situation.

    Project Name: Ukraine Relief provided by Ronald McDonald Haus
    Location: Bern, Switzerland
    Application Club's Length of Affiliation: 22 years
    Parent Organization: Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities
    Website(s): https://rmhc.ch/bern
    Project Funding Breakdown:
    Purchase of clothes, hygiene articles, food, toys for children $1600
    Integration: translation, accompaniment to social services, school 1600
    Housing: Support in finding long-term housing and essential shopping 800
    TOTAL: $4,000
    Purpose of the Grant:
    The Ronald McDonald House’s mission is to provide support that will directly improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families. We lead with compassion with a focus on the critical needs of children. With the ongoing war on Ukraine, millions of families and children have been displaced. Our project will support these families who have children who require long term medical care. The grant funds will allow us to provide immediate aid and support to these refugee families by providing them accommodation in the Ronald McDonald House, Bern. Addressing the Human Rights Grant, we are reaching out to those in need, from those of us that have something to share. We hope to open cultural understanding and care for those that must flee from this devastating crisis.



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