Online Volunteering Award 2009
 

 

Africavenir Team

   Special award  planet_vertikal

 
Contribution to MDG7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Man with pig.Seven online volunteers, experts in electrical engineering, life sciences and international commerce, helped the Benin-based NGO Africavenir materialize the idea of turning pig waste into energy. The project addresses the contamination of groundwater and the emission of greenhouse gases and odours through pig breeding, while at the same time producing environmentally-friendly electricity from a renewable energy source.

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Engineers Without Borders Team

Contribution to achieving MDG 8: Develop a global partnership for development

An African man works on some blueprints.Ten online volunteers have made critical contributions to the work of Engineers Without Borders, an NGO in Cameroon, by supporting the design of a Knowledge Centre for Development that will foster the promotion of science and technology in African development and by developing a new website. 

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Grace Foundation Nigeria Team

Contribution to achieving MDG1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Poster for campaign promoting the use of condoms.

Online volunteer Ayesha Zaheer has been instrumental in shaping the visual communication of Grace Foundation. The graphic designer from Pakistan has designed a wide range of communication materials for Grace, a Nigerian NGO, which works to empower communities through the promotion of self-sufficiency of underprivileged and low-income families.

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Grace Association Pakistan Team

Contribution to achieving MDG1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Teacher and student in primary school.

Ten online volunteers are engaged in the work of Grace Association, Pakistan, contributing in different ways to strengthening the NGO’s capacities to improve the quality of life of marginalized and vulnerable communities in less developed parts of Northern Pakistan.

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Kitega Community Centre Team

Contribution to MDG4: Reduce child mortality and MDG5: Improve maternal health

A baby, being held by his mother, waits for his shots.Sharing their diverse expertise, six online volunteers helped advance the Kitega Community Centre’s (KCC) project of establishing a health care centre in the village of Kitega, Uganda, to provide low-cost medical services to the rural community.

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New Life Team

Contribution to achieving MDG1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Children in school uniforms, smiling, happy, excited, raising hands, crowding.Online volunteer Prajwal Baral coordinated an effective Internet marketing campaign, which helped the Indian NGO New Life attract people to run for its cause at the Sunfeast World 10K Bangalore Marathon 2009. Through the event, New Life was able to raise awareness and a considerable amount of funds for its projects such as medical assistance to children with disabilities, and early learning centres for the children of vulnerable groups.

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Shine A Light Team

Contribution to MDG8: Develop a global partnership for development

Poster showing a young man with a gun and a girl filming."Life’s Roulette” is a motion picture written, acted and filmed by Colombian ex-child soldiers in collaboration with the NGO Shine A Light. A team of thirteen online volunteers translated the film into nine languages, including Pashto, Tamil, Serbian, Arabic and Hebrew. Today, hundreds of NGOs worldwide are using the film in their peace building work. 

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Teach A Man To Fish Team

Contribution to MDG2: Achieve universal primary education

Students watering a plant.Online volunteer Loai Farajallah, a second generation refugee from the occupied Palestinian territory living in Jordan, has been providing continuous IT support to Teach A Man To Fish (TAMTF) by building data management systems. TAMTF is a British NGO that supports schools in developing countries to increase their financial self-sufficiency, combining class-based lessons with student-run businesses.

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Working To Empower Team

Contribution to MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

World map showing the distribution of member organizations.Thanks to online volunteer Adriana Palacios, over 600 organizations from more than 80 countries have gained access to the educational materials and resources developed by Working To Empower, a Canadian youth-led NGO that supports local community responses to HIV/AIDS.

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Young People We Care Team

Contribution to achieving MDG 8: Develop a global partnership for development

Young Ghanaians busy working on computers in a Telecentre.A team of eight online volunteers helped Ghana’s youth-led NGO Young People We Care (YPWC), to develop a strategic proposal to address youth migration issues and involve youth in international dialogue and decision-making.

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(Photos | Man with pig: UNDP;  An African man works on some blueprints: Vince Roberts/UNDP; A baby waits for his shots: Jorgen Schytte/UNDP; Children in school uniforms: Jorgen Schytte/UNDP; Young Ghanaians in a Telecentre: Johnette Iris Stubbs/UNDP)