Cyclists Join Prudential RideLondon to Benefit Children and Youth
July 25, 2018 - On Sunday, July 29th, seven cyclists will bike a 100-mile route from London into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. The aim is to raise £10,000, which will go to support Global Fund for Children's grassroots partners that are dedicated to advancing youth rights around the world.
"I'm cycling for team GFC because I very recently found out my wife is pregnant and it got me thinking about children and the future," says rider Robert Mora. "I want to do the best for my child and will always strive to do so, but there are other children that don't have such support and I'm doing it for them. So let's raise some money!"
Our fabulous riders, led by team coach Tim Griswold, Spinning Star at Pure Gyms are: Alan Ball, Ben Storey, Damien Brown, Gillian Harrow, Robert Mora, Simone Klein, and Sophie Clarke.
Ben Storey adds, "This is an extraordinary challenge for an extraordinary cause.”
Complete details about this event can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/globalfundforchildren/teamgfcridelondon
GFC Announces 2018 Maya Ajmera Sustainability Award Winners
June 21, 2018 - At Global Fund for Children, we strive to create lasting change for children and youth worldwide. The Maya Ajmera Sustainability Award—named in honor of Global Fund for Children’s founder—is a testament to this goal, recognizing our partners’ accomplishments while enhancing their long-term stability. Each year, we award partners that have achieved exceptional success in organizational development, competency in social change, and regional or global visibility over the course of their GFC partnership. Thanks to the commitment of our core contributors, meet this years winners:
RAVENSTVO, Kyrgyzstan — Provides inclusive education, rehabilitation, and advocacy for youth with disabilities at the far end of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. The award will secure a working place in their capital of Bishkek, to increase their outreach and strengthen its youth advocacy efforts.
ARPAN, India — Engages individuals, families, and communities through a safety education program to reduce child sexual abuse in Mumbai, India. Arpan increased number of children reached by nearly 900%, and grew its budget by more than 500%. The award will build a reserve fund aimed at continued growth.
KITO, Kenya — Offers entrepreneurship and leadership training, scholarships, and mentors to street based youth in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Kito designed an income generation venture through manufacturing and selling paper bags. The award will cover equipment, workspace, and raw materials.
Global Fund for Children Hosts Fundraising Event at the Saatchi Gallery
LONDON, April 17, 2018 – Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust will host its global game-changer cutting edge arts/culture/charity ‘happening’ event at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London, Tuesday, 24 April, 19.30 to 22.30. The event is a pivotal point for the international non-profit, which partners with and supports a worldwide network of over 170 youth organisations. Saatchi celebrates the ‘Voice of Youth’ fundraiser, a year-long campaign to raise £1 million.
In the last 20 years, GFC has transformed over 10 million children’s lives by investing in grassroots organisations that work together with young people to fight poverty and injustice and promote educational and social initiatives for children around the world.
Now, GFC’s Voice of Youth campaign aims to amplify youth voices, highlight challenges that young people face, and affirm their right to influence the programmes and policies that impact their lives. Through initiatives in the UK, US, India, and Hong Kong, the yearlong campaign aims to raise £1 million to assist innovative organisations that work to support young people who lack access to the resources that help them live to their full potential.
“At Global Fund for Children UK Trust, we pride ourselves in being a small, yet highly efficient, and at the same time low-cost organisation that is able to reach from the UK to Europe and beyond. We strive to generate as much income as possible to help more grassroots partners around the world change children’s lives – making the voice of youth stronger, louder, and filled with hope!” said Nicky Wynne, Managing Director of the Global Fund for Children UK Trust.
“We would not have been able to undertake such an ambitious and fantastic project if it was not for the artists, pro-bono supporters, volunteers, and others who are giving their invaluable time for free in support of our work,” Wynne adds.
On the Saatchi night, high level corporate representation, companies, embassy attachés, lords and aristocrats, organisations, schools, families, and individuals are standing up for youth rights by committing to raise as much money as possible by donating on the night and/or pledging to support the charity through employee giving, creative crowdfunding, and other philanthropic activities.
On 24 April, the exclusive celebration will take the guests through a journey of steampunk entertainment, enticing visuals, and conversation. Also, Saatchi award winning artist, Barry Wilson, has donated a painting that will be sold to the highest bidder on that night. The unforgettable evening will see the launch of Global Fund for Children’s new video, highlighting the extraordinary work being conducted on behalf of youth by its courageous partners around the globe. There will be food and drink pop up stalls, visual mapping, musicians and performers to inspire a select audience of influencers to stand up for youth and accelerate Global Fund for Children’s work to advance their rights.
For more information about the campaign and sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicky Wynne at firstname.lastname@example.org.