For Immediate Release
August 1, 2016, New York City, USA – Five grantees have been selected to receive funding from the Global Youth Empowerment Fund.
The Global Youth Empowerment Fund; a partnership of JCI and the SDG Action Campaign (formerly the UN Millennium Campaign), will offer grants, financing and training to five youth-led projects and social enterprises that advance the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in local communities around the world.
The five finalists are Internship Programs of House of Dreams, Grassroots Innovation for Transformation, Fix Up Greenwood Park, Mississauga Youth Anthology and Pathways to Peace: Conflict in Syria.
Internship Programs of House of Dreams is a project created by Yayasan Cipta Mandiri (YCM) a dynamic nonprofit NGO, which works to empower young people in Bogor, Indonesia. Through their project, YCM works to equip students with confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to make positive sustainable change in their lives.
Grassroots Innovation for Transformation (GIFT) is a project generated by YUWA a youth-led organization in Nepal. Project GIFT envisions youth as change makers, where their economic innovations and entrepreneurship have the potential to transform their community.
Fix Up Greenwood Park is a project initiated by JCI City Zimbabwe that seeks to rehabilitate the parks recreational and exercise facilities in order to increase levels of physical activity and the overall health and well-being of the community.
Mississauga Youth Anthology is a project started by Ink Movement Mississauga that publishes an annual publication featuring youth writers, artists and photographers. Each year the anthology adopts a particular theme. Volume IV—launched in June 2016—asked the question “What’s Wrong?” in an effort to highlight local and global issues. This year’s theme will embody the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Pathways to Peace: Conflict in Syria is a project launched by the Scottish Centre for International Strategic Affairs (SCISA) and will focus on the internal dynamics of Syrian conflict, influence of external actors, Syrian refugee experiences and the rebuilding of the infrastructure across Syria.
The grantees were recognized on Thursday, July 28 during the 2016 Global Partnership Summit along with the announcement of the Grand Prize Winner of the Social Enterprise Contest Paola Aristizabal of Fundación Fuerza Verde.
For more information on the Global Youth Empowerment Fund please visit www.gyefund.org.
About JCI: JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5000 communities across nearly 120 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.