Ready for a Christmas present that makes a difference?

Dear Werde friends,

Christmas is approaching and this is an excellent time to put your money in good use. We would like to recommend two projects of our partners. If you would like to know more please write directly to me, katja.pellini @ gmail.com

FIRST PROJECT: SCHOOL BAGS AND SHOES

Batang Calabnugan – Girls home in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines, hosts currently 27 girls from toddlers to teenagers. Our friends Franseco and Flora (whom many of you already know!) tell that at the moment girls in the centre need especially school shoes and school bags. Cost ranges from 15-20 Euro/bag or shoes.

If you would like to donate you can do the transfer directly their bank account in Italy (go down this page to see the IBAN).

Flora just sent few recent pictures from the centre:

SOCOND PROJECT: ADOPT A TREE

TREE ADOPTION – Early November I evaluated a community carbon project of KKI -WARSI, Indonesian environmental NGO supporting community based forest management. They also  support forest conservation through a tree adoption project in customary forest (Hutan Adat).

You have probably seen the incredible forest fires in Jambi this year which have been portrayed even in the European media.  All efforts, however small,  to save remaining lowland tropical forests in Jambi are very welcome!

Cost per tree is minimum 200,000 IDR (14 Euro)/year and you can donate a tree for your friend who will then receive a certificate upon adoption sent by email. Trees are monitored through online spatial data (trees adopted). Unfortunately Paypal link in the page is not yet working so payments are only directly to their Indonesian account.

Contact me if you need help in navigating through their web site and would like to give “trees” for Christmas present katja.pellini @ gmail.com

Here few recent pictures from the trip I made to the target areas of WARSI:

 

Werde goes to Indonesia

Werde is in the process of starting activities in Indonesia. The well received concept of “adopt a project” will be tested now in Indonesia with local NGO partners. The theme in Indonesia will be Youth as Agents of Social Change. This topic is probably timely in the country with over 62 million young people (aged 16-30). Werde will support some young people to make a change in their own community or contribute to the wider process towards more sustainable and equitable world.

Stay tuned, soon we will tell what kind of activities are planned and who are our partners in this exiting endeavour!

Do you want to learn how to write a proposal for “adopt a project” initiative?

The werde voluntary board supporting “Adopt a Project” initiative in Negros Oriental met on Monday 17.2.2014 in Sans Rival restaurant Dumaguete City. To support finalisation of project ideas and application of new projects from Werde the voluntary board plans to organise a half a day writeshop for partner organisations. The write shop will be organised in coordination with the NGO network ONCAN. Also other partners are encouraged to attend the event.

Check later this web site for more information and the exact date of the writeshop or contact the werde voluntary board via email.

Werde voluntary board meeting April 23rd

Voluntary Board of Werde met on Monday April 23rd in Jutz cafe Dumaguete City. Katja, Arnaldo, Therre, Joy and Glenda discussed the updates on implementation of the first batch of proposals and reviewed the new proposals submitted to us. New reporting form is ready and we are encouraging the partners to submit their reports as soon as activity is implemented. The Werde will then post some stories and testimonials on our web site for everyone to read and learn. Among the new applicants the board agreed to post one new proposal to the web site. The proposal aims to fund external resource persons for the Gender and Environment Summer Camp that is organized in Dumaguete in May.

Next deadline for submission of applications is June 15th 2012.

First group of proposals for the Adopt a Project Initiative

On Thursday 3rd of November 2011 the voluntary board of Werde met to discuss applications for the first group of proposals submitted to the Adopt a Project Initiative.

The board was  happy to witness the initial interest of the organizations in Negros Oriental towards this new initiative. The board received ten applications and seven proposals have been selected and are now posted on the website ready to be ‘adopted’.

We hope you will enjoy reading the variety of proposals and can find some, which you would be interested in partially or fully ‘adopting’. We are also happy to announce that one proposal: Aftercare Project with the Dumaguete Youth Home is already under way and we are preparing the plans for its implementation.

New projects of werde


Adopt a project

There are many great ideas to improve the life of disadvantaged children in Negros Oriental. These ideas come from the people who know the needs and aspirations of children with difficulties. The “adopt a project” concept helps the people working with disadvantaged children in Dumaguete City and surrounding areas to express their ideas and ask for support.

Smiling Children on the Beach

Smiling Children on the Beach

Now you can help to make these ideas come true. 

You can support the entire “project” or part of it.  Please read through the suggested “projects” and decide what is “your thing”, which project would you like to support? After making a decision write to werde@werde.fi and we will reserve the project or part of it for you and send you the details of making the donation.

Afterwards you can follow this page to so see pictures and read about the idea you have helped to come true.

We suggest our partners to start small, but we also allow room for learning; if something does not work this time, next time it is time to do things differently.  If same partner is involved in implementation of several projects the volunteer team will keep in touch with him or her to document continuity and lessons learned from the past projects.