We are committed to support talent and invest in the well-being of future generations. The OneWorld Foundation supports initiatives and activities that are dedicated to the concept of empowering children through education and personal development.
OneWorld Foundation presents its first project in Lima, Peru. The peripheral areas surrounding the city of Lima are struck with child labour and extreme poverty. These neighborhoods generally lack basic services while the few they have are inadequate. Public schools in the area also have very poor facilities and limited resources.
For all these reasons, OneWorld Foundation decided to support the work of the local organization AGTR (La Asociación Grupo de Trabajo Redes), which aims to eradicate child domestic labour and protect children's rights. The area of intervention of the project, funded by the OneWorld Foundation, is one of these low-income areas, namely, the district of San Juan de Miraflores, located on the south of the Peruvian capital. The initiative will start in March, 2017 in one of the primary schools in the district and will involve 100 children. One classroom will be transformed into a library which will remain available even after the conclusion of the project. The teachers will work with the students to develop their reading habits and encourage their curiosity.
The project has two main objectives. Firstly, it will promote recreational reading among children by supplying them with engaging books and interesting materials, which otherwise they would not be able to afford. Secondly, this will not only extend their knowledge, but it will also develop their imagination and will help them enjoy their right to recreation. In addition, guided tours to interactive exhibitions and museums will be organized with the additional support of Fundación Telefónica. This valuable experience will also contribute to raising children's self-esteem as all of the children come from poor and uneducated families. We hope that they will be motivated to learn and fight for a better future. Finally, the project will be coordinated by a psychologist with a great deal of experience in working with children.
Together with AGTR, we envision a world where child domestic labor has been eradicated. What is more, we echo the belief that children's empowerment and education are the first steps towards achieving this vision.read more »
We promised to dedicate the year of 2017 to eradicating child labour though sustainable methods, taking into account local cultural and economic aspects. Therefore, we decided to pursue three strategies to do so, namely, facilitating and promoting awareness programs, encouraging self-help initiatives and developing educational programmes.
As our first project in this direction, OneWorld Foundation joins efforts with Childhood Enhancement through Training and Action (CHETNA), an Indian NGO working on the protection of street and working children (SWC), which mission is to create a child-friendly society. CHETNA managed to reintegrate 7000 children into primary schools since its establishment.
At present, CHETNA is helping over 4000 SWC through 100 contact points in Delhi and its neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The contact point is a local meeting place for outreach activities and engagement with the SWC. The contact points are identified with the help of the community leaders. They are managed by trained street educators and counselors, whereas one street educator is responsible for two contact points and, thus, reaching out to 40-50 children on a daily basis. The activities taking place at the contact points are designed to be participatory, practical and interesting to meet the specific needs of street children. They include activities promoting basic hygiene standards, counseling, recreational workshops, alternative educational which promotes basic math and writing skills. After ensuring that children meet the basic entry requirements, they are encouraged and supported to enter governmental schools.
OneWorld Foundation's support will facilitate the opening and running of 6 new contact points at Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The street educators were recruited and went though a complete training before starting their work with the children. Now they will have the whole year to empower and encourage SWC to continue their education. Through this project 200 children will receive much needed support and counseling and at least 50 of them will be integrated in the formal school system.
We will get back in April when the first monitoring report will be ready. Until then you can follow our progress on the social media.read more
There is little doubt about the value of sport for children's development and its importance as a learning environment. Through sport children enhance their physical skills and over whole condition, learn new ones such as being a team player, make friends while having fun, improve their self-esteem and many more.
We, at OneWorld Foundation, also believe that the lack of funds, should not stop children from following their dreams. Therefore, we are proud to support the maintenance of a local football stadium where children with passion for football can practice and become great players. The stadium is situated in one of the biggest districts of Sofia, Bulgaria and is owned by FC Lyulin (football club).
With our support the teen and the adult teams will play on the well-maintained green grass of the stadium. We have also ensured they have beautiful green football uniforms, branded jackets and even school bags. They will train under the supervision of their football coach who will teach them not only sports technique but also fair play, persistence and the importance of ethics. We hope that the 20 children and teens who are currently in the team will also bring their friends and school mates to practice with them.
OWF echoes the belief that children who practice different sports from early age, grow up to be healthier and happier adults. In addition, we want to give them also fun and active childhood, full of adventures through which they are encouraged to follow their dreams and inspirations.
This project's motto is “Active children grow up to be active adults”.read more