The One World Centre is pleased to announce the Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee has pledged £10,000 to this year’s One World Charity Challenge. The funding will be added to a grant of £11,500 from the H&S Davidson Trust giving a total of £21,500 to be distributed between the 28 charities being represented by students in 2013.
One World Charity Challenge (OWCC) is an initiative, created by the H&S Davidson Trust and co-ordinated by the One World Centre, which gives Year 12 students the opportunity to speak out for young people in the developing world. Working in teams, students are challenged to create a lively and interesting multi-media presentation analysing the work of a charity in this area.
The money donated by the H&S Davidson Trust is put into a grant pool which is then usually divided between the six teams reaching the final. The additional funding from the Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee allows the grant pool to be extended to all the charities taking part.
OWCC Co-ordinator Jenni Quillin is delighted that the Overseas Aid Committee has pledged funding for the third consecutive year. “The One World Charity Challenge is all about speaking out for those less fortunate than ourselves and encouraging young people to consider what it might be like to grow up in the developing world.
“The additional funding pledged by the Overseas Aid Committee really empowers the youngsters by giving them some say in how some the Isle of Man Overseas Aid Budget is distributed.”
This is an exciting time for students who will now all generate funding for their chosen charities. Grants will be awarded to each charity based on the merits of each presentation.
A record 28 teams from the Island’s secondary schools and the IOM College are taking part this year. The featured charities are either Manx-registered and working in the developing world or they are charities based elsewhere that have received a small grant from the Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee in 2011/12. One team from each school will be selected to take part in the final on 11th March at the Manx Museum.
For more details, please see www.oneworldcharitychallenge.com.