Category - Projects

54% of the project released !
Almost halfway
Special summer for three children from Ghana and Nigeria
How important are ambassadors of peace?
They require electrical equipment
Provide a scholarship for a student from an impoverished country
Kukra River beneficiaries and its economic situation
The presence of the chimpanzee in Senegal
Worldcoo has a new project!
The “Emergency program to support child’s school meals" has been removed

54% of the project released !

Congratulations everybody, you did half of it. Let’s have a look at the figures…

You are 93 Donors from 15 different countries!

Most of you are from Spain, but we have people from all over the world! Argentina, Germany, Nicaragua, México, United Kingdom, Panama, Sahara, Denmark, Rwanda, Ecuador, Switzerland, United States, Venezuela, and Austria.

You raised 2,705€ with an average of 30€ per donor.

We’ve seen a good growth of the project, if you look at the graph, you’ll find that the founds are growing regularly but you have to keep going. According to it, we should expect 100% of the project by June 25th.

So, what’s next? Now you have to tell your friends, your family, your coworkers or classmates and everybody that the project needs their help!

The best way to achieve it is to spread the maximum with your community and explain them why it is so important to form ambassadors of peace (see the previous article).

We count on you! Support the project on Worldcoo.

Almost halfway

45% released in fifteen days! You’re doing a great work. It’s a pleasure to see so many people committed in the same cause. You are 79 to have make a donation.

Little recall : The project consist in provide a scholarship to a student from an impoverished country. The scholarship include a Master of Peace at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellon. The final objective is to train an ambassador of peace. In this way, the student will be capable to spread peaceful means when he will be back in his originary country.

Remember that one of the most important reason why impoverished countries are in low developement is because there are many problems with peace. A political regime disturbed cannot match with an economic development. So the main way to help those countries is to teach them how to ease tensions.

You already did mountains! But half of the project still needs your help!
Continue to spread the word at home, at work, with your family, your friends, and all the people you meet.

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Special summer for three children from Ghana and Nigeria

This project is presented by two NGOs, Blessa for Nigeria, and Sunrise Africa for Ghana. The main objective is to provide to three children a trip in Catalonia. Why these children? Because they have problems at home, they are abandoned, or they need medications.

Many issues for them. First of all, they will receive medical care that they often cannot have in their country. Then, they will enjoy a family environment. This second point is especially important because a child needs a family to grow in the best conditions. Furthermore, the families will discover a culture from an African country. It’s a double advantage!

Today, the three spanish families committed to provide all the needs to the children during their trip (home, food, entertainment). Nevertheless, the travel has a cost, plus the prices of the visas. That’s why this campaign has been released on Worldcoo.

Three children need your help! Everything is planned, they just need tickets and visas to come.
Support the project by giving a donation and sharing it with your network.

How important are ambassadors of peace?

As Vicent Martínez Guzmán, founder of the Master’s program says : “There is not only one way of understanding peace. There are many ways of making peace, as there are diverse people and cultures”.

Indeed, to understand and to be able to reflect about peace, a specific and strong program has to be followed. That is what the Master program of the University Jaume I provides. The faculty staff come from prestigious and internationally recognized renowned universities and institutions of peace. In this way, they promote education in Co-development, Communication of peace, Conflict, Democracy, Gender, Humanitarian aid, Human rights, Peace cultures, Peace theories, and Post colonial studies among others.

An ambassador of peace has to be a representative of his state. His mission is to disseminate informations in order to keep peace and establish good relationships with other states. But the peace knowledges are not easy to get. The program that the Peace Master UJI is trying to finance is the one which can teach these knowledges.

A student from an impoverished country needs you, because his country needs you, and because we are all concerned about the peace in the world. Donate for the Worldcoo project to engage in one of the most important causes of our beautiful world (yes it is!), or just share the project with your friends, your family, and your community!

Help us spread the peace!

They require electrical equipment

The Jane Goodall Institute has a nice program to complete. Indeed, the association wants to create a center of research and training for Agroforestry Dindefelo School of the Community. Therefore, they need certain materials in particular.

Already funded some extent, part of the project has already been completed. It is the construction and structural work part. Now, to achieve their goal, they must equip school with electrical equipment.

In its budget, the project provides a very important part dedicated to energy. This is due to the fact that electrical installations are necessary for people to benefit from the basic equipments. We thus find in the list of stuff : solar panels, batteries, regulators, transformers, and various electrical installations.

Benefiting people are in full work, they can finally enjoy new equipment, but they still lack electrical installation. Help them to realize the project by talking about them and supporting the project on Worldcoo.

Provide a scholarship for a student from an impoverished country

The Universitat Jaume believes that impoverished countries needs agents of peace to promote development, humanitarian aid, peace culture, democracy, human rights, and of course communication of peaceful means.

Located at Castellón, in Spain, the university provides a two years academic program composed in three main subjects. The first one is Peace and Culture, then Peace and Conflicts, and Peace and development. To complete the program, two options could be chosen, Research Track (which give access to the Doctorate International Studies in Peace), and Professional Training Track (which contain an internship in an institution or organization).

Today, with the economic crisis, some budget cuts reached the education and the cooperation. Due to that, they don’t have money to afford a scholarship for a student from an impoverished country.

Nevertheless, the Master program decided to keep going by starting a crowd funding campaign on Worldcoo to finance a complete scholarship for one student.

Kukra River beneficiaries and its economic situation

The social and economic situation of Processing cocoa in the rural communities of Kukra River project beneficiaries is very precarious and in some cases, of extreme poverty.

According to surveys conducted this August by Desos NGO, the monthly income of a family is $ 213. Considering that the average living persons in the home is 8, each person is living on $ 26.71 monthly, which is less than a dollar a day, and therefore below the extreme poverty threshold ( $1,25 a day according to World Bank).

With 37% of families into debt, their income does not cover the basic expenses of food, health, housing and education. The producers of these areas also lack of training, 32% have had no schooling, and 55% have only basic education, and access to resources to succeed and produce a turnaround. Thus, families remain self-sufficiency but are not able to change towards a productive economy to develop economically and socially.

Although sales of cocoa produce some benefits, the rate of return is very low because they are not able to produce the products either in quantity or quality, and access to the domestic market is nonexistent due to their isolation and high transportation costs.

Cooperatives are the nexus of all producers and, at the same time, the institution that can induce change in the economy from subsistence to production through commercialitzation on local, national and international markets the local production. A production in greater quantity and higher quality. Also, cooperatives can provide inputs and technical advice to its partners to improve land management, environment and training of its members. Plans studied demonstrate the potential viability of cooperatives in this regard, allowing locals to empower, pay the debts and produce a turnaround.

The presence of the chimpanzee in Senegal

“The presence of the chimpanzee in Senegal is strategic to secure its northernmost habitat, and it is also crucial to protect and restore if necessary the UICN’s priority area for chimpanzee conservation of the Fouta Jallon in Guinea”, reports Jane Goodall Institute NGO. The main threats faced by the chimpanzee in this territory are: deforestation and habitat degradation by human activities on top of logging (agriculture, farming, wild fruit gathering, and pollution of water courses).

The Jane Goodall Institute reports that the subspecies Pan Troglodytes Verus (West African Chimpanzee) is endangered in the region and presents reduced numbers in Senegal (ranging between 200 and 500 individuals), while numbers in Guinea are higher (between 17 and 22,000 individuals, UICN, 2004) although with an extremely high fragmentation of the habitat. JGI also appoints: “It is crucial to protect and restore if necessary the UICN’s priority area for chimpanzee conservation of the Fouta Jallon in Guinea”.

The Fouta is not only home to the biggest population of chimps in West Africa, it is also considered the water tower of the region. The three main rivers in the region have its source on the Fouta Jallon massif: the Gambia, the Senegal and the Niger River, providing the water needed in many countries from Mauritania to Nigeria that allows the subsistence of millions of Africans. “Protecting the Fouta’s forests is without doubt the most urgent priority in terms of human subsistence and biodiversity conservation in the region”, reports the JGI. Among other important species, “chimpanzee’s survival is especially critical due to several reasons”. To start with, chimpanzees attract tourism, which is an essential activity to improve life standards for the communities in the long term. Secondly, chimpanzees are one of the best indicators of the conservation status of the forests and the ecosystem in general. Finally, the Dindefelo’s Community Reserve, a protected area managed by the local population, is becoming one of the most important centers for nature research in the region and that will enhance the arrival of professors and students which will increase local capacities for better management of the environment. The Jane Goodall Institute concludes that “the recently created (2010) 13300 ha Community Reserve of Dindefelo, and its future cross border enlargement to reach around 74,000 ha on the Guinean side will help achieve both goals, for chimpanzee conservation and ecosystem protection and restoration”.

Source: Jane Goodall Institute.

Worldcoo has a new project!

Worldcoo presents today a new project from the Jane Goodall Institute. This is the first project that comes out of the recent collaboration between Worldcoo and the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD).

“Solar equipment for the Agroforestry School of the Dindefelo Community” is the new Worldcoo’s project, from the Jane Goodall Institute. The main goal of this project is to improve agroforestry management skills among local communities. There is a school, located at the Dindefelo’s Natural Reserve, southeast of Senegal, managed by the local community, which wants to become a reference in West Africa for biodiversity, agroforestry and natural resource management, and food security improvement. Jane Goodall Institute wishes that this centre will contribute to the endangered chimpanzees’ survival in the region.

This project is part for another already started project. The main one seeks to achieve two different goals:
1) Building the research and training facilities, and
2) Equipping them with the basic equipment to function.

The first goal is already fund, and the organization hopes it will be accomplished by the month of April 2013. What they are presenting in Worldcoo is the funding they need to accomplish the second one, equally important but not funded yet. To make it possible, solar panels are the first priority to allow setting up a regular calendar of trainings and classes with all guarantees.

The primatologist Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977, as a global non-profit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Their work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision, specifically all related in understanding and treatment of apes through research, public education and advocacy.

The “Emergency program to support child’s school meals" has been removed

We are sorry to announce that for reasons beyond Worldcoo, the “Emergency program to support catalan child’s school meals with economic difficulties” of the Red Cross has been removed from the Worldcoo platform.

For further information about the project you can visit the Red Cross Project Website.

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The Worldcoo Team.

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