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I believe helping children is a fundamental in every society. Children are in fact the future, and by building their self-esteem and trying to create positive experiences for them, this might contribute to the future of both the children and their local communities.

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3 Peaks 3 Weeks
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Peaks Foundation is a nonprofit that organizes inspirational trekking expeditions around the world for women. All of our climbs bridge adventure with activism by raising critical funds to support local projects that empower disadvantaged women and girls where the climbs take place. We support a number of organizations by providing funds for education, maternal healthcare, and community-led conservation.

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A Beautiful Journey
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My idea impacts local communities by bringing them together. I'd like to start a movie night in local theaters that would showcase the stories and lives of members in the community. I'd like to get other photographers/videographers/journalists on board to help get this movement going. The fact that we are all human is what we have in common... despite race, looks, accent, clothes, wealth, education, career, etc... we are all the same.

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AMAR Haiti - International Development Through One Health
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We will provide sustainable animal husbandry training and resources to impoverished families. AMAR Haiti provides families in this community with goat production training and resources, empowering them to take on the role of skilled animal and public health community leaders. Eventually, they will cooperatively own and manage the goat business and train subsequent families, propagating the program and ensuring its sustainability. The project will support financial independence, provide a sustainable source of nutrition, improve Haitian goat genetics, and eventually become a novel training opportunity for veterinary students - their participation will inspire and equip them to seed additional AMAR projects throughout Haiti and beyond.

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My one action will be and is one of many personal actions that are and will make the world a truly good, fair, kind, equal, free place for all. ***I am at a public computer. I will upload a picture of my dog in her service dog vest when possible. Thanks. Also, if I/my idea wins the 1000 dollars I am going to give it to an international service dog organization in the USA and/or work on a project putting together detailed information about traveling with a service dog (because in my almost exhaustive research, no such thing exists). Thanks.

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Art of Joy - helping the children of Greenland with art
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This project focuses on helping the hurting community of Greenland by providing the children with a safe environment to grow and play in. By helping the children find joy and hope in life will help the community as the only way to create a better future for Greenland without a high rate of criminality and suicide is to focus on and help the children.

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Art on a budget in Nepal
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Creativity is extremely important in the growth and development of every child. My dream is to promote art in rural Nepal and through workshops give practical and affordable ways that it can be incorporated into schools. Most of the children have never even held a crayon or had the opportunity to partake in any type of art activity.

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Art.Comm
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Bringing art education and supplies to under privileged kids is an opportunity to give them a voice; showing their art in a public space would give them a megaphone. Traveling an exhibit of works from different communities would bring about awareness for the participants and patrons, but also perhaps a deeper sense of unity and hope through the art show's theme. To bring the art by the community to the community will benefit all. The fundraising aspect would most likely be minimal, but it could be empowering for a child to know that he gave back to the organization that is helping him or her. The ultimate goal would be to open doors for the individuals in empowerment and creativity, and to bridge gaps between social groups.

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Avoid, Escape, and Save People from Drowning in Rip Currents
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By saving lives.

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BACKBONES- Snapshots and Connections
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Participants and people attending the events will have an opportunity to understand what living with a SCI is. The show will use positive images to shift attitudes and stereotypes of people with disabilities. By using an event as a social medium to educate people, BACKBONES will create a platform for people to interact, share stories and start conversations. * BACKBONES provides one-on-one support for people with spinal cord injury and their loved ones.

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Books4change Papua New Guinea
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Papua New Guinea has an 80% illiteracy rate. An 80% unemployment rate and the average education standard is year 4. If we can represent through projects in the key centres of Madang, Alotau, Rabaul (kokopo) and Lae we will be able to work with local schools to expand their program and help increase basic literacy. AUS-AID and the United Nations have determined that it is imperative to increase the literacy rate in Papua New Guinea to a minimum of 45% by 2020 to enable the country to begin to lift from its self imposed poverty. By helping in our own way to achieve this, we are offering an extremely positive impact on the local Papua New Guinea environment.

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Building a Library: A Center for Education
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Connect Africa Foundation, a non-profit founded in 2005, helps people of Uganda invest in themselves and in the future of their community. Currently Connect Africa's new endeavor is to construct a library for the local community of Jogo, Uganda. In a country where education is limited to the wealthy, the desire to go to school is of utmost importance to families. A library filled with books will give the villagers an education which they so rightfully deserve. This will create a local meeting place where people can come and learn. It will enable volunteers to communicate with the locals through the universal language of books.

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Children of tomorrow
Children of tomorrow
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It will create a positive impact on local communities in ways that are much more than words can describe. Love is unconditional and to know that people in Africa suffer everyday is heart breaking. I think through my films people will be more appreciative of what they have and hopefully inspire them to help out their own communities as well as others.

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Community Murals for Guatemala City
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Creating a series of murals with the residents of Zone 3 would not only beautify the area, it would consequentially foster a sense of ownership and pride for the people, something that is severely lacking there. It would draw community members of all ages together through a common project that all can participate in, and would leave a physical impact of beauty that would ideally promote a more peaceful region. Community members will be able to feel they have contributed to the development of their city, and build stronger ties with neighbors in the process. In the creation of something beautiful, the community would become more cohesive and a place that residents would be proud to be a part of.

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Dance & Education Changing the Lives of Youth in Guinea
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We recognize the unique talents of youth and help them to develop into skilled and well-rounded individuals through movement, education, and leadership training. The program offers the immediate benefit of a meal program, giving children the opportunity to learn, dance, and be joyous on a full stomach. Many of the youth served have grown up in poverty and have not had the opportunity to attended formal schools. Local youth are provided with a safe and creative environment in which to build confidence through creativity. Multi-faceted education will empower youth to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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Fear Not Now
Fear Not Now
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Fear Not Now aspires to motivate social change. Anyone who watches the film will receive new insight into how other parts of the world view Americans and our culture. We will also be learning and sharing about progressive communities and projects now active in Europe and connecting them to the world (YOU) via our interactive media project. Documenting such a personal experience and sharing it with others is also a vulnerable process and we seek to inspire others to be fearless and open-minded about the world at large.

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Finger Painting to Help orphans
Finger Painting to Help orphans
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People respond to people. Coming back and just asking for money doesn't have the same impact as bringing back hand painted pictures (and photos - with stories of the children who painted them). If you make this an annual event, get a local school involved and take paintings back and forth to help educate others about needs in other parts of the world.

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G3Box-Generating Global Good
G3Box-Generating Global Good
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We are bringing a clean and safe place for the women of Kenya to give birth. More often than not women are forced to give birth on their floors in very unsanitary situations. Through our clinic option these women will be able to give birth in a very clean place stocked with medical equipment and medications in case of emergency. There will also be trained staff and personnel to help with the birthing process.

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Good Design Happens Everywhere
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This project is about connecting people throughout the United States. It's about design, but it's also about collaboration and community. I believe this project can help anyone who needs inspiration, students looking to find a field of design to study, professionals, and those seeking out design professionals for work. The Pinpoint Method highlights creatives in a number of communities across the states. This can help communities by making them more aware of the creative talent in their own city or state that can be used when outsourcing talent or by helping students in search of direction by letting them know what all is out there and showing that success can be achieved anywhere.

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H.O.P.E. Was Here: A Volunteer Travel Documentary
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Philanthropic travel is booming, hence the existence of this grant. Recent estimates suggest that volunteering on vacation, or 'voluntourism', is growing at about the rate that cruising was in the 90's. It's hot; it's in vogue; it's what people want to do. But it's also under extreme scrutiny. Is this the best way to engage international development? Is this what community partners want? How do they see us? How are we affecting them? I want to step back and provide some perspective on our urge to do-good overseas by answering these questions for Canto Grande. In doing so, I hope to give voice to these Peruvians and to re-evaluate our position as well-intentioned westerns in the developing world.

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Thursday, November 01

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Tuesday, November 20

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