Tag - #newproject

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Research of rare diseases in the Biobank of Institute of Research Vall d’Hebron
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Education against childhood poverty in Spain
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Help and protection to unaccompanied children refugees
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Breast Cancer: investigation to improve its treatment
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Reduce child malnutrition in the community of sopachuy
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Emergency relief for the refugee crisis
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#NewSponsor&#NewProject: Children’s poverty
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Financial assistance may be given to families with children with cancer
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#NewSponsor & #NewProject: Education for Cambodian Children
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#NewProject: Summer Lunch Program

Research of rare diseases in the Biobank of Institute of Research Vall d’Hebron

The Primary Immune Deficiencies (PIDD) are the group of rare diseases caused by the quantitative alteration and/or functional alteration of different mechanisms involved in the immunological response of the patient. The patients with PIDD are susceptible to suffer infections that, if not treated properly, can be lethal or leave sequels that would worsen their quality of life.

The PIDD occur in more than 1 in 2.000 live births. The most severe form of PID, the group of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is found in 1 of every 50.000 live births. These children are called “Bubble children”. Children with SCID cannot be exposed to our environment without the risk of dying from infection. For this reason, when the immunodeficiency is detected, the child is kept in a sterile and protected environment, hence the name “Bubble Children”.

The Foundation of the University Hospital Vall d’Hebron – Research Institute (VHIR) has created the Biobank to collect and preserve blood samples from patients with rare diseases caused by PIDD in order to improve the identification techniques and for characterization of mutations of patients.

The Biobank of Immunology from the Research Institute of Vall d’Hebron consists in a collection on blood samples from pediatric patients with PIDD.

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With this new project, Nicequest give the option to its users to change their points for donations to help the scientific community to research on rare diseases that nowadays are very difficult to diagnose. With 7.000€ the following aims will be made:

  • Optimize the diagnosis and offer genetic counselling to the closest relatives.
  • Reach a definitive diagnosis offering a new opportunity for treatment, due to the possibility of case revision.
  • Encourage collaborative research together with other research centres, nationally and internationally.

Thanks to the solidarity of the Nicequest users and thanks to Biobank of Immunology the correct availability of samples of PIDDs will be ensured in case it is requested by other centers and also the collaborative investigation will be encouraged because there are different kinds of PIDDs that are not very frequently and it is necessary to study patients from worldwide to diagnose these rare diseases.

With this project the research and the discoveries about the diagnosis and cure of rare diseases will be expanded. This project will help all those people suffering from primary immunodeficiency, now and in the future.

The Worldcoo team.

Education against childhood poverty in Spain

Spain has the second highest percentage of childhood poverty out of all of Europe.  Nowadays, one of three Spanish children live at risk of poverty or social exclusion. In the last five years, the investment in childhood has been reduced by almost 15% and this fact makes it ever more difficult to come out of this situation.

The NGO Save the Children attends to more than 5.000 Spanish children daily. They provide to the children the opportunity to have a better future so they may leave of the circle of poverty in which they are now in. Thanks to the coordination between Save the Children, Social Services and schools, they identify children that could be at risk of poverty and they talk with their parents in order to make them form part of their comprehensive care program.

For Save the Children, education is the main road for children will be able to leave from the situation of poverty and social exclusion. For this reason, Save the Children support difficulties that the child may have to reduce school absenteeism, promote the education through the values, healthy habits and in the educational games and comprehensive work with the families through the family psychosocial support to solve the emotional conflicts with their child. At the same time, they give help to their feeding, school supplies, glasses… according to the needs of each child.

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This Christmas, Lets Bonus has prepared a #SolidarityPlanLB with the aim to support children living at risk of poverty or at risk of social exclusion to get, through the educational success, children lift themselves out of the situation of poverty or social exclusion in which they are.

The customers of Lets Bonus will be able to collaborate with the program of fight against childhood poverty of Save the Children through the following ways:

  • With 2€ a child will have an educational toy.
  • With 5 € a child will be provided with a school kit to develop activities throughout the school year (cardboard, paper, pencils, etc.).
  • With 10 € a child with learning difficulties will receive special attention for one month.

If you also think that children should have to have the same opportunities, whatever their economic situation is, join the fight against childhood poverty and collaborate with this project.

The Worldcoo team.

 

Help and protection to unaccompanied children refugees

Five years ago, as a result of factors like corruption, injustice, inequality, human rights violations and poverty a war began in Syria. This war has caused one of the worst refugee crisis of the century.

Since the beginning on the war, thousands of families have fled searching for a decent living environment, while other families have stayed in the country. According to Aldeas Infantiles SOS, it is been estimated that there are 7.6 million Syrians that have been internally displaced and nearly 4 million of people have been displaced or are displaced by neighboring countries.

Unfortunately, the main victims of the war are the children. Many children have only knew the war, other have had to leave the school and the woman can’t give birth in hospitals because they are destroyed or they have no medical staff. Worst of all, are the thousands of violations, abuses and child exploitation that many children have suffered because they have remained alone and have no protection.

From the beginning of the Syrian conflict, Aldeas Infantiles SOS has worked to give their help to families and children that are in Syria or that have been displaced to some of the countries where Aldeas Infantiles SOS are present. But they not only are giving response to urgent needs, they are also helping unaccompanied children to be reunited with their families.

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Our e-commerce with a cause Pc Componentes also wants to give a protection to unaccompanied children refugees, young mothers and mothers with young children with malnutrition. For that reason, Pc Componentes is offering its customers the possibility to donate 1 euro in their purchases in order to help Aldeas Infantiles to protect these children from the effects of the war and displacement.

Thanks to the solidarity of Pc Componentes customers, 200 refugees, especially unaccompanied children, young mothers, mothers with children (especially malnourished children under 5 years) and pregnant women will receive an emergency kit valued at 20€. This kit contains food and basic products as a clothes, hygiene products and specific equipment needed to meet refugee’s needs.

“I wish that all children that can’t be with their families are with Aldeas Infantiles SOS” – mother of a foster child that have been in a Temporal attention center of Aldeas Infantiles SOS in Damascus and now he is with his family.

The Worldcoo team.

Breast Cancer: investigation to improve its treatment

Breast cancer is the most frequent tumor among women. In Spain, more than 22,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The positive part is that the cancer mortality rate has decreased in the last years.

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that it originates from the mammary gland tissue and it has the capacity to invade the surrounding healthy tissues and spread into other organs.

According CRIS CONTRA EL CANCER foundation, from a clinical-pathological point of view, we can classify breast cancer in three groups:

Tumors with hormone receptor expression.

We find the hormone receptor in the membrane of the cell and this hormone receptor transmit signals inside the cell.

Tumors overexpressing HER2 protein kinase transmembrane.

This protein stimulates the growth of the cell and it can do that these cells don’t stop of multiplying. This kind of tumors are characterized by present an aggressive clinical course and unpleasant prognosis. The 25% of breast cancer tumors are of this kind.

Tumors that lack high expression of these markers and are classified as triple-negative tumors.

These tumors not responding to the treatments, they are more aggressive and the patients can suffer relapses. This kind of tumors are 15% of all breast cancer tumors and only the chemotherapy slowers their growth speed.

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CRIS CONTRA EL CÁNCER is an independent organization dedicated to the promotion and development of research to eliminate cancer. This research foundation wants to deepen in the knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for the resistance to anti-HER2 therapies and then propose alternative treatments and develop new medicines to improve the prognostic and the curation rate of the breast cancer patients whose tumors are tough to current anti-HER2 medicines.

The research team of Dr. Alberto Ocaña and Dr. Anastasio Pandiella are responsible to execute this research. With the aim to help to develop this research and develop new medicines to improve the prognostic and the curation rate our e-commerce with a cause Pc Componentes will offer to his clients the option to make a donation to this project.

Thanks to the solidarity of the Pc Componentes customers this research team will make a detailed analysis of the mechanisms responsible for the resistance to anti-HER2 therapies, they will generate in vitro and “in vivo” models of resistance to anti-HER2 therapies and they will execute all of them with one aim: identify the causes associated to resistance of certain treatments and develop new drugs to improve the prognosis and cure rate.

A decade ago, if one doctor diagnosed a HER2 breast cancer to a woman it meant that she could die in less than 20 months. Thanks to the researches that cute this kind of cancer, the life of women who have this cancer has been extended and, according to ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) if the cancer hasn’t been extended to other organs, this kind of tumor will be able to be cured in 90% of cases.

We want to give our support to the research to fight for breast cancer and we want to encourage that you do the same.

The Worldcoo team.

Reduce child malnutrition in the community of sopachuy

Sopachuy community is located in Bolivia and, together with Alcalá and El Villar, be a part of Alcalá Territorial Development Area (ADT Alcalá). ADT focus its attention in promote the welfare in childhood and adolescence in these municipalities.

The main source of income and foods in Sopachuy is farming. The population of Sopachuy lives in a situation of poverty and vulnerability. For example, the 37% of the population haven’t secure water, in other words, obtains water from rain, rivers, slopes or ditches.

Sopachuy has one of the poorest IDH in Bolivia, it ranks in 286 from 327. The child malnutrition rate in Sopachuy is high, for every 100 children, 24 have chronic malnutrition. Definitively, in Sopachuy there are social inequalities that negatively affect, physical and emotionally way to children and to the general population.

In order to solve this inequalities, ADT Alcalá with Ayuda en Acción, has created a project that will allow to articulate the resources and efforts of three micro-projects: Food Security and Revitalization of Local Economies, Quality Schools and Social Health Management.

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Netquest wants to continue generating positive social impact and is going to work together with Ayuda en Acción to help to reduce child malnutrition in Sopachuy. Thanks to Nicequest users, the following aims will be achieved:

  • Increase the availability of diversified foods in families and schools.
  • Consolidate healthy eating habits in families.
  • Increase the family incomes from crops and improving access to irrigation water.
  • Reorientation of local health system, articulating in efforts to reduce malnutrition and in the health promotion.

In this project, the money raised by the Netquest users through the exchange of their points will be designated to transport, materials, personnel, training and others. The biggest beneficiaries of the project will be 67 children and youth from an educational unit, but other 55 adults will be also benefited, for example, 10 teachers. With the improvements made by ADT Alcalá project other 165 people will be indirectly benefited.

The Worldcoo team.

 

Emergency relief for the refugee crisis

Countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea are living in a situation of constant conflict and destruction. Many people living in these countries are running away and they are taking a risk in the long and risky sea voyages because they can lose their life.

In the first half of 2015, more boats have come to Europe than in the entire 2014. It is estimated that at the end of 2015, the number of refugees and migrants that will make the voyage for the Mediterranean Sea to Europe will arrive to 400.000 people. At the present, the number of refugees and migrants exceeds the 322.500 people.

The Mediterranean Sea is known as the deadliest border in the world because of thousands of desperate immigrants and refugees drown in boats that try to arrive to Europe from Africa and Middle East. Throughout 2015, about 2750 people have lost their life during their trip to Europe and as this emergency situation progresses, people arriving alive are facing an increasingly difficult reception.

All the European countries that welcome refugees are overwhelmed. For example, in Greece 205.000 refugees have landed, the 65% of these refugees came from Syria. The worst thing is that the number of children that have lost a family members and end up alone has increased.

refugee crisis

ACNUR is training European governments to take care and treat all the refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Also, ACNUR is deploying 900 shelters in Greece, Macedonia and Hungary to help the refugees and the governments.

ACNUR focus their effort in realize different activities for help Mediterranean refugees:

  • They are improving rescue services in order to manage the needs of housing, food, water and basic support of refugees arriving in Europe.
  • Other activity that they are realizing is offer their specialized staff to develop more quickly and correctly the refugee registration and guarantee that they will be able recognized, protected by law and have access to doctors.
  • Their staff is also helping to governments to identify if some refugees need specific help, for example, help children traveling alone.
  • Provide direct emergency humanitarian assistance, for example, providing hygiene kids, sleeping bags, food or water.

The fourth banking group in Spain, Banc Sabadell, with more than 2.000 bank offices and 6 million of banking customers, will help ACNUR to support and advice to the Government and local Greek authorities at front line reception for newly-arrived people seeking international protection on their rights and obligations and to provide direct support to refugees. In order to help in the refugee crisis, Banc de Sabadell will offer to their customers and their workers the possibility to make a donation for this cause.

Thanks to the customers and employees of Banc de Sabadell, 460 emergency rescue kits will be distributed, each kit has a cost of 25 euros. Also, a reception center, where thousands of asylum seekers can receive vital medical care, will be installed. It costs around 8,500 euros.

In this project, the funds raised will be designated to Greece because it is the country that has received more refugees in the last months.

The Worldcoo team.

#NewSponsor&#NewProject: Children’s poverty

The first private online club, Dreivip, offers exclusive promotions of the best brands for its members with discounts between 20% and 30% regarding with the prices of the shop. In the past financial year, Dreivip close its sales with 13 million euros, 14% more than the previous year.

Dreivip continues looking for new to develop social work and, for that reason, it has decided to introduce the solidary widget in its web in order to offer to its customers the possibility of helping fund projects with high social or environmental impact.

The first project that Dreivip collaborate with has the aim to break the cycle of poverty, to guarantee that children in vulnerability situation would have the same possibilities that children that aren’t in that situation.

Unfortunately, the level of child poverty hasn’t gone down and, nowadays, 1 in 4 children live in a vulnerability situation. These children and their families haven’t incomes or basic aids that can help them to go ahead, and their situation is becoming untenable.

In order to help in this situation, Obra Social “la Caixa” created the program CaixaProinfancia. This program has the support of more than 30 social entities of the 10 principal cities OF Spain that take on responsibility of the direct attention to the families who are in vulnerability situation.

Children's poverty

With this project, Dreivip customers will be able to help to give support to these children and their families, promoting the children at risk of poverty social and educational development from an approach of integral attention.

With the money raised, 10 kids will have a daily breakfast and a weekly educative session during 6 months. Obra Social “la Caixa” wants that these children living in a situation of vulnerability only think about being kids, not about the problems that their families have.

Thanks to Dreivip and its customers, the families of the 10 children will also benefit to see that their children have everything they need to study and, thanks to that, in a future their children will be able to go ahead and not living in the situation of poverty that they are being now.

The Worldcoo team.

 

Financial assistance may be given to families with children with cancer

 

Every year more than 1.200 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed in Spain. Childhood tumors are the second cause of death in children under 15 years, the first are the accidents.

For all the families that have children suffering from cancer, receiving the diagnosis is devastating, but we have to add to this feeling economic, social or familiar problems that worsen circumstances of abandonment.

In 2003, a group of mothers and fathers that had child with oncologic treatment, supported by friends and their family, joined forces with the aim to cover other aggravating circumstances that can appear along to children illness and improve the conditions surrounding the child. In 2006, they were made as Fundación Caico, Ayuda y Cooperación al Cáncer Infantil.

niños con cancer

In 2007, the project “Financial assistance for families with children with cancer” was created. With a budget of 30.000 annual euros, this project consists in provide financial support to families having money problems because of their child illness. Every year, Fundación Caico give between 3 or 5 aids and the amount ranges between 400 and 1500€ depending on the needs of the family.

Our ecommerce with cause PcComponentes didn’t doubt in collaborated with Fundación Caico. Today, thanks to the solidarity of PcComponentes consumers, half of aids requested for 2015 will be cover. It means that 19 families will receive financial assistance.

With this project we have 28 projects funded!

PcComponentes is a socially engaged ecommerce that are willing to generate social impact and for this reason, PcComponentes is now collaborating with a new project: Youth project from the Association Proyecto Hombre (APH).

In the APH centers, young people and teenagers with addition problems are attended developing activities mainly focused in getting alert the teenagers about drugs effects.

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The aim of this project is to work with young people that have problematic consumption behavior that can affect their future. For obtain this aim, an individual interviews with teenagers and young people, group therapy sessions and training workshop for families are carried out.

Thanks to PcComponentes consumers 47 young people from the Association Proyecto Hombre centers from Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga and Logroño will receive the necessary support to prevent consumptions.

With this project, not only 47 young people will be benefit, 90 families suffering to see their child in that situation will be indirectly benefit.

The Worldcoo Team.

 

 

#NewSponsor & #NewProject: Education for Cambodian Children

eShop Ventures, a company holding specialized in e-commerce in the flash sales format, has implemented in all of their websites, which will offer users the possibility to add 1 euro in their purchases in order to help to fund cooperation social projects and sustainable development projects. Periodically, different projects will be activated and the eShop Ventures customers will be able to make micro donations during check out that would be added to their invoice.

The different websites that are a part of eShop Ventures group are: Mimub.com (decoration), Mamuky.com (children’s), Molet.com (womenswear), Matby.com (menswear), Expirit.es (gastronomy), El Armario de la Tele.com (male and female fashion) y Nonabox (baby’s and mother’s).

Nowadays, eShop Ventures has over 2,3 million users that will be able to help fund the project: “Education for Cambodian Children” of S.A.U.C.E NGO.

Cambodia is ranked 138 in the Human Development Index. After the “Khmer Rouge” period in 70’s, Cambodia stayed in a very precarious situation, with their basic services and their infrastructures dismantled. As a consequence, their population was in poverty.

Each day in Cambodia the children fight with problems like a malnutrition, abuse, exploitation, landmines or difficulties with lack of access to schools, especially in rural areas.

Education for Cambodian Children

In order for Cambodia to move forward, education is a key element. To solve that, the school “Karuna Computer Centre” has created a project that is aimed to train 90 young Cambodians with some physical disability and train girls that comes from rural areas to have access to education.

Thanks to the solidarity of eShop Ventures customers, each year 3 groups of 30 children will receive 120 hours of language classes and tutoring per month using computer software.

With this project, it will be possible to strengthen the education provided in Cambodia schools and it may equip young people with the necessary skills and knowledge.

The Worldcoo team.

#NewProject: Summer Lunch Program

Summer is coming and with it school holidays. Most of children are happy with this moment but, for others, this fact means that they will not have their lunch scholarship and, therefore, without their healthy daily meal.

In Spain, there are thousand children that have a poor alimentation because of their family have serious financial difficulties and have no money to buy food. Thanks to Educo and his School Lunchroom Programs, most of this children have the opportunity to receive a healthy daily meat.

With the arrival of summer, most of schools close their doors and, consequently, they also close their lunchroom. One of the Educo mission is that all children have the opportunity to receive a healthy daily meal, for that reason, Educo has expanded his program to summer camps.

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Educo will be present in 57 summer entities and schools of all of autonomous communities in order for children that are at risk of living in poverty, apart from doing socio-educational activities they will also receiving quality food at least once a day.

Redcoon wants to help Educo to make this project possible. Thanks to their users, they will ensure a healthy and balanced daily meal to children whose families are at risk of social exclusion and will also ensure an opportunity to participate in socio-educational activities in summer entities.

This year, half of Spanish children will not be able to go away on holidays. For that reason, the fact that, thanks to summer lunch program, they can participate in educational and recreational activities that includes a healthy meal, will be essential to have a full development.

The Worldcoo team.

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