The First Emily Sandall Memorial Youth Mini-grant Awards Announced!

IIECL  Emily Sandall Memorial Youth Mini-grant Awards Announced



     





































































 










































































The Emily Sandall Foundation and IIECL are pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 recipients of the Emily Sandall Memorial Youth Mini-grant Awards. We are very pleased with the quality of this year’s applicants. The following organizations have been selected to receive awards. We have also included a brief description of their proposed activities and a reflection on how Emily would have felt about each of the awards. We feel that the proposed activities will have signficant impact toward raising awareness and working toward the elimination of the worst forms of child labor in the targeted areas.


AfName of Organization: New Hope FoundationActivity: To improve the knowledge base and awareness of child labor in Zimbabwe through conducting a Global March Against Child Labor in Zimbabwe in December 2007.
Activity Description: The funds will be used to support the planning and conduct of a Global March Against Child Labor in Zimbabwe in 2007. The activities will include: 1) the conduct of surveys to gather information on the extent of child labor in communities; and 2) the march from Harare (in NE Zimbabwe toward the border of Mozambique) to Plumtree (in SW Zimbabwe on the border with Botswana).
Reflections on how Emily might view this activity: Emily would have loved to have been a part of this march, both in organizing and marching. She had always wanted to travel to this part of the world and had considered Peace Corps. However, she placed her application on hold when she started receiving mini-grants because she wanted to be able to do her own projects.
Award Amount: $500




Latin America/CaribbeanName of Organization: Co-partners of CampesinasActivity: To support the reduction of youth becoming engaged in exploitive migration for employment.
Activity Description: The funds will be used to pay for the cost of a needs assessment in preparation for the design of a project to reduce exploitive migration of under-age Salvadoran youth. The project will include training a group of six older youth, who are at legal age to work in El Salvador, and train them to conduct community mapping of workshops and businesses in Ilobsco, El Salvador that might be willing take on apprentices. The assessment results will guide the development of the project that would be implemented by La Nueva Esperanza to provide alternative income generating activities locally through training and apprenticeships, thus reducing the need for exploitive migration for employment.
Reflections on how Emily might view this activity: Emily loved working with the children in Latin America. She was well aware of the needs of migrating children and youth, as evidenced by her work with street children in Mexico.
Award Amount: $500
North AmericaName of Organization: International Center on Child Labor Education (ICCLE)Activity: To increase knowledge and information on child labor, forced labor and human trafficking by involving teachers and young people in the campaign to eliminate child labor and get the message out to all levels of society.
Activity Description: To support the collaboration between ICCLE and Drew University to organize and conduct a conference on “Teaching About Child Labor and Human Trafficking” to be held April 25-26, 2008. Results and products produced during the conference will become the basis of a curriculum module to be published and distributed by ICCLE.
Reflections on how Emily might view this activity:  Emily would have loved to have attended and participated in this conference. She would have taken an active role in using the future curriculum.
Award Amount: $500
Name of Organization: Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP)Activity:  To raise awareness through the creation of a photo booklet to educate the public and decision-makers about the lives of child farmworkers.
Activity Description: To provide disposable cameras to child farmworkers that enables them to document their lives and tell their story. The camera project will document the lives of child farmworkers, from their work in the fields to their living conditions in migrant camps. This will provide a unique view glimpse and work toward documenting the existence of child labor in the fields and orchards across the United States.
Reflections on how Emily might view this activity: Emily loved working with migrant children and their families. This photo project is very similar to the project she undertook with street children in Mexico City, Mexico possible due to the IIECL Youth Mini-grant award she had received.
Award Amount: $500
Asia/Near East  
 
























Name of Organization: Rural Development Organization


Activity: To raise awareness of children, parents, teachers and community members concerning the hazards of child labor and the availability of educational alternatives.
Activity Description: To provide anti-child labor awareness by mentoring youth groups, media officials, local actors, civil society groups, government officials, and elected members through community theatres, documentary films and awareness raising sessions in Toba Tek Singh, a district of Punjab Province, Pakistan.
Reflection on how Emily might view this activity: Emily would have loved this project. She had worked against child labor in Nepal and had hoped to work in other countries in Asia in the future.
Award Amount: $500


We wish to thank all those who submitted applications. We encourage a close review of the application guidelines, noting the funding limit of $500, and submission of your applications for future consideration. The mini-grant application process does not require a preliminary approval of the agency/individual and project concept before submitting an application. We encourage all youth, adults working with youth, and NGOs who work on addressing any form of child labor or its prevention and/or elimination to apply. We are currently accepting applications for the next funding award cycle, which will occur in the spring of 2008.


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http://www.endchildlabor.org


 


 


 


  


   


    


      


         


             


                   


                            


                                         


                                                            


                         


       


 




























Name of Organization: Rural Development Organization


Activity: To raise awareness of children, parents, teachers and community members concerning the hazards of child labor and the availability of educational alternatives.
Activity Description: To provide anti-child labor awareness by mentoring youth groups, media officials, local actors, civil society groups, government officials, and elected members through community theatres, documentary films and awareness raising sessions in Toba Tek Singh, a district of Punjab Province, Pakistan.
Reflection on how Emily might view this activity: Emily would have loved this project. She had worked against child labor in Nepal and had hoped to work in other countries in Asia in the future.
Award Amount: $500


We wish to thank all those who submitted applications. We encourage a close review of the application guidelines, noting the funding limit of $500, and submission of your applications for future consideration. The mini-grant application process does not require a preliminary approval of the agency/individual and project concept before submitting an application. We encourage all youth, adults working with youth, and NGOs who work on addressing any form of child labor or its prevention and/or elimination to apply. We are currently accepting applications for the next funding award cycle, which will occur in the spring of 2008.


For further information and applications: 






















































 























































http://www.endchildlabor.org


 


 


 


  


   


    


      


         


             


                   


                            


                                         


                                                            


                         


       


 


 


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