Women in Travel Retail (WiTR) Charity Guidelines
Members of WiTR are invited to nominate a specific project (not a charity) which will directly benefit women and/or children and which matches these requirements:
Download the WiTR Charity Nomination Form here.
|DESCRIPTION||Supporting children in Tanzania to start schooling. Every child gets two school uniforms, one pair of shoes, one backpack filled with pencils and books needed for school and pay school lunch for one year (about 50 Euro per child). Further, the project will enable two classrooms to be renovated.|
|COST OF PROJECT||9,600 EUROS|
|PROJECT||The Hope Foundation|
|DESCRIPTION||Resource centre for children with disabilities. The beneficiaries of this project will be 100 children with disabilities. Children born with special needs are often denied their right to develop to their full potential and are instead destined for a life of dependency. The Hope Foundation has established a new and innovative Resource and Education Centre for children with special needs to provide special educational supports and relevant needs-based therapeutic supports. The Centre is open 5 days a week and works to support the proper development of these children, so they reach their full potential, are prepared for inclusive education, contribute to classroom and society, and lead a fulfilling life.|
|COST OF PROJECT||19,676 EUROS|
|PROJECT||ImpactHK – women’s emergency shelter|
|DESCRIPTION||Supporting homeless young and elderly women in Hong Kong. Homeless females on the streets are particularly vulnerable and susceptible to violent situations.
ImpactHK have housed 92 individuals off the streets in the past two years.
ImpactHK commit to taking someone off the streets once they have shown their willingness and ability for change. However, due to the danger many homeless females face, ImpactHK need to act faster than that.
ImpactHK are seeking funding to afford an emergency shelter where they can house homeless females in a safe space, until they can support them further and find permanent housing.
|COST OF PROJECT||15,000 EUROS|
|PROJECT||Women and Children First UK|
|DESCRIPTION||Puberty and menstruation can be unsettling for girls worldwide.
In Oyam, a poor rural district in Uganda, it is particularly challenging. There is no sexual education in schools, meaning puberty is often misunderstood by girls and boys. Families often cannot afford sanitary products, resulting in girls having to use rags that do not offer protection nor comfort, so they miss school when they are on their period.
A study (Boosey et al, 2014) has found more than half of girls miss school at least once each month because of menstruation. Less schooling puts them at risk of early marriage, domestic abuse, increased health problems and locks them in the vicious cycle of poverty.
Additionally, we will organise trainings through the school clubs and adolescent champions to teach girls how to make their own reusable hygienic sanitary pads and provide them with the necessary tools and materials.
This can make an immense difference to 6,000 girls, their confidence and development into adulthood.
|COST OF PROJECT||15,000 EUROS|
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