OneWorld Foundation Review 2016: Leading the way to a better future for 5205 children
WOW! What a fantastic year it was in terms of our global charity outreach!
We are thrilled to share with you our impact and achievements in 2016, when OWF's team and supporters joined efforts together to create more opportunities for children worldwide.
OneWorld Foundation successfully funded 64 projects in 24 countries. We managed to allocate €339 625 and $100 000 more personal donations from our Patron - Dr. Ruja Ignatova. We are humbled to say that every cent was donated to causes that we hope will change lives for the better.
With your incomparable help and constant support, we reached out to 5205 children and youth and empowered them to grow and thrive. We have additionally supported 14 children in their fight for life and we were praying for them to fully enjoy their childhood. The year of 2016 was the year of empowerment as we have provided 147 scholarships to children in Asia, Europe and South America so they can go to school and enjoy all the benefits the school can offer.
Another major aspect of our work involved schools' capacity and facility building. We helped schools and universities to equip study labs and school rooms with modern technologies to trigger curiosity and increase students' involvement as well as to promote inclusive education.
We have provided computers and laptops for schools and orphanages to ensure that all children have equal access to education and technology. What is more, we provided special therapy equipment for orphans and children with special needs to ease their lives and create opportunities for them to develop. We have also covered the basic needs of children and youth, who could not afford warm clothes, healthy food and study materials.
We made sure that 600 students in India receive hot lunches every day for a whole year so they are more encouraged to go to school and improve in their studies. We ensured that students with study delays or those at the risk of becoming child laborers receive additional supplementary education to help them advance with their studies. We have also funded career courses for youth to help them develop their skills and become independent and productive citizens.
We are extremely happy by the progress and results of the joint educational initiative, developed in collaboration with OneAcademy. We have created free financial education for children in the form of comic books and webisodes that are accessible online in the Kids' Corner. Our comic book “The Adventures of Super Ted” is very well accepted by children in Africa, Europe and even the USA. The book is also distributed as a Christmas present to hundreds of children in India.
In the last months of 2016 we dedicated our efforts towards eradicating child labour as we believe that no child should ever worry about its survival. We tackled the main reasons forcing thousands of children to become wage workers and we will continue even more fiercely in 2017.
We also volunteered time and efforts to play with and feed the dogs from 4 shelters for stray animals. There are a dozens of other projects and initiatives that we supported during 2016, which made great difference for disadvantaged children all over the world. You can find out everything about them in our yearbook which will be published in 2017.
Finally, we are pleased to see that we have more than double-tripled our impact from 2015 which make us set even bigger goals for 2017!
We warmly wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Together we drive change!