Category - Projects

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Ocular hygiene in Mozambique
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Help seven schools in Vietnam
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Registration for the Master of Peace
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[Funded] Plane tickets and visas for three children to spend the summer in Catalonia
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[Funded] Scholarship for an International Master of Peace
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An incredible hosting experience
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The last straight line
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Summer is coming, what are you waiting?
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The Dafort water project
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The great potential of agroforestry

Ocular hygiene in Mozambique

The vast majority of eye diseases could be treated simply by the knowledge and skills of a trained Ophthalmologist. In fact, most of them are easily cured in Europe, but in Mozambique they become chronic due to the lack of available professionals.

With this Worldcoo project, the NGO Ocularis aims to help more than 500.000 people who face eye problems in Mozambique. 50% of the cases of child blindness could be easily prevented by a minimum healthcare.

The money raised will allow to send 4 professional specialist doctors in order to dispense training courses to 7 local ophthalmologists and 30 technicians. The final objective is simple, make a campaign for local nurses to be able to take care of the eye hygiene (having a good habits would remove half of the eye disease of children.), and help to achieve the most delicate surgery operations.

The problem has been clearly identified, the solution is simple, they just need to raise 6.400€ to make it happens. Donate for the project and spread the word!

Help seven schools in Vietnam

Today, the Vietnam faces the premature death of 14.000 children each year. Due to that, poor sanitation and hygiene conditions. Then, Vietnam is fighting to bad conditions of water.

This Worldcoo project is located in the district of Mu Chang Chai (see map), where more than 70% of households, public centers and schools don’t have latrines. Moreover, the inhabitants of that region are strongly attached to their cultural roots, which means that even with appropriate services they prefer to keep their poor hygiene practice.

Therefore, the NGO Codespa started to plan a project which aims to train, study, develop and systemize the hygiene in 7 schools. That will directly benefit to 2.500 children. The budget includes operations of studies and technical work, development tools, training to local partners, and construction of sanitations. Then, 10% is dedicated to the coordination of the project.

So far, they need 15.000€ to concretize the project. Help them to make it happen by donating to the project and spread the word.

Registration for the Master of Peace

As the funds needed are now raised, the application section for the Peace Master of Castellon is now open to students from impoverished countries.

The University Jaume I will then select the student which fits the most with the program. He will start, later this year, a two years Master of Peace. As we already said, this Master aims to form ambassadors of peace who will disseminate informations in order to keep peace and establish good relationships with other states.

If you know a student community in an impoverished country, you can help us spread the word!

Here is the link to download the application form : Download Application Form

 

See also : How important are ambassadors of peace?

[Funded] Plane tickets and visas for three children to spend the summer in Catalonia

We are glad to announce you that the project is now completely funded! Thanks to our very generous donors and to our sponsor Jomar Consulting, we reached the goal almost one month before the deadline.

To recap, this campaign aims to make possible that 3 children from Ghana and Nigeria, Lydia, Kobi and Belinda, can spend one summer with a catalan family. It consists on a month and a half stay in a familiar atmosphere, enjoying coexistence and creating and special tie with the hosting family. Moreover, this stay makes it possible for them to receive a healthy feeding, an adequate medical care and also a special motivation for them during the year in Africa to be good students and then culminate the year with their stay in Catalonia.

As the families will host them for free, the funds are dedicated to the plane tickets and the visas. Again, thank you very much for all the people that donated to the project and all the ones who will make it possible.

We will keep you posted soon to explain how the project will be organized.

[Funded] Scholarship for an International Master of Peace

We are glad to announce you that the project Let’s have one more is now completely raised!

A student from an impoverished country will be welcome soon at the Universitat Jaume I for a two years Master of Peace.

This project has been started because some budget cuts reached the education and the cooperation with the economic crisis. During all the campaign, we have been surprised by the incredible energy engaged by the department of the Peace Master to raise funds. Also, we are really glad to see that donors came from all over the world.

Morover, Worldcoo funded his first project, it is also a success for us because we proved that our platform is operational. We hope that this funded project is the first of a long list to come!

Again, thank you to all our generous donors and all the people who have been a part of the organization of the project. We will now keep you tuned about the construction of the project. You will find on this blog a follow up until the end of the course of that student.

 

See also the previous blog post :

The last straight line

54% of the project released

Almost halfway

How important are ambassadors of peace?

Provide a scholarship for a student from an impoverished country

An incredible hosting experience

As you may know, the project Summer Hosting for children from Ghana and Nigeria aims to host three children in Spain for the summer. This experience is something very important in the life of such young people, first because they will have a health treatment they cannot have in their original country, and then because they will discover a developed country and all the entertainment and comfort that comes with.

Nevertheless, this experience is also something great for the family which host them. Indeed, they will learn a lot about the culture of an impoverished country. They will share intense moments will a young child and get the pleasure to help him to flourish. It is a very interesting and uncommon to host a people who comes from a totally different environment. That also help to awareness the inequalities of our world and focus a little more on these regions which need help.

As a result, a double win situation! Isn’t that great?
But to make it happen, we strongly need your help. Money is needed to pay the visas and plane tickets for the three children.

Families are ready to host them, what are you waiting? Spread the word and donate to the project, for them, for us, and for everybody.

The last straight line

The project Let’s have one more, which consist in getting funds to pay for a scholarship to form an ambassador of peace is about to reach the objective.

As you can see, it passed 80% of the final goal and less than 1000€ still need to be collected. More than 130 donators from more than 15 countries arround the world have already been committed with the project.

If we divide the money collected by the number of donors and then, divide the money we need by the average donation, it means that around 25 donors are missing yet to end the collect.

With all we did until today, we can easily say that we passed the hardest part. But the final straight line is still in front of us!

Spread the word on Facebook & Twitter!

Summer is coming, what are you waiting?

The three children from our project Summer hosting for children from Ghana and Nigeria haven’t reached a third of the goal yet.

Just to recall the objective, the project has a main aim to make possible that children coming from orphanages and other institutions in Ghana and Nigeria can spend one summer with a Catalan family.This project consist on a month and a half stay in a familiar atmosphere, enjoying coexistence and creating a special tie with the hosting family.

Moreover, this stay makes it possible for them to receive a healthy feeding, an adequate medical care and also a special motivation for them during the year in Africa to be good student and then culminate the year with their stay in Catalonia.

The only thing that is still missing to lead this project to the success is the money to buy visas and plane tickets for these children. Otherwise, all their stay in Spain is already managed, and families are hosting them for free.

They need your help, share the cause with your community, and make a donation to illuminate the life of three children!

The Dafort water project

The water management is one of the biggest preoccupation in the world. With this project, the NGO Santa Perpetua Solidaria wants to help the community of Dafort, in Mauritania (Maps), to fight against hunger and drought.

Some surveys were conducted and it reveals that there is underground water, but the population of Dafort cannot afford to extract as it is expensive and it needs a lot of resources. Thus, this project has been created with the help of the local population and authorities, and the community of emigrants in Catalonia.

The project is divided in three main objectives. First, the drilling of water well and the construction of the required infrastructure to provide population with safe drinking water. It will end with 12 fountains located on the streets of Dafort. Then, the creation of a water community to manage the infrastructures. That’s an economic key point to make sure that there is no waste and no problem with the distribution. Finally, teaching families in improving sanitation and hygiene habits.

16,000 inhabitant are waiting the concretization of this beautiful plan. Everything is calculated, prepared, people are ready to move away to start working on it. But the financial goal is not already reached!

Support the project by giving a donation and sharing it with your network.

The great potential of agroforestry

When we talk about agroforestry, two main configurations are possible. The first one is to plant trees (in line) inside plowed and cultivated agricultural plots in a sustainable manner. The second one is to make cohabit trees and pets. Thus, the profitability of lands is improved because of a better organization.

In the case of the Wordcoo project located in Dindefelo’s Natural Reserve (Map), the electrical equipments required will be used to organize the agroforestry. They are absolutely necessary because the project consist also in building a school. Then, they will be able to manage natural resources in the best way (without waist), they will improve the food security, and they even will contribute to the endangered chimpanzee’s survival in the region.

All these developments will make Dindefelo a reference in West Africa for biodiversity.

Support the project right here, and share it with everybody!

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