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2010年12月16日 星期四,Skoll Foundation <info@skollfoundation.org> 寫道﹕

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主題: Skoll News: Every Child Belongs in School
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日期: 2010年12月16日,星期四,上午7:58

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  • Every Child Belongs in School: Camfed Launches Film Series
  • Bill Strickland tapped by White House for Council for Community Solutions
  • 700 Senegalese Villages Declare End to Female Genital Cutting, Child Marriage
Every Child Belongs in School: Camfed Launches Film Series
 

Every Child Belongs in School: Camfed Launches Film Series

Camfed’s Every Child Belongs in School film series tells the stories of children in Africa who have been forced by poverty to leave school and take a difficult life path. The films will raise awareness about the fact that millions of children around the world are deprived of the one thing that will help them escape poverty: an education. Through December Camfed is posting one film each week:

SISTERS – Zulie shares the story of her 14 year old sister Afisha, who is engaged to be married despite her desire to return to school.
BROTHERS – James and his 13-year-old brother Maxwell struggle to survive as young fishermen and pay their school fees without the helkp of their parents.
HOUSEGIRL – Zubeda was forced to leave school and work 13-hour days as a domestic servant.
STREET PORTER – Katumi dropped out of school when she was 14 to work as a street porter to earn money so she could return to school.

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Bill Strickland tapped by White House for Council for Community Solutions

Bill Strickland tapped by White House for Council for Community Solutions

On December 14 President Barack Obama established the White House Council for Community Solutions, naming Bill Strickland one of 25 Council members. The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs. Bill Strickland, a Skoll Social Entrepreneur, is the founder of the Manchester Institution, home of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and Bidwell Training Center, which trains people in, among other skills, ceramics, orchid growing, photography, culinary careers and music. Read more

700 Senegalese Villages Declare End to Female Genital Cutting, Child Marriage

700 Senegalese Villages Declare End to Female Genital Cutting, Child Marriage

The global new agency AFP reported a major victory in Skoll grantee Tostan’s longstanding effort to stop Female Genital Cutting and Child Marriage when 700 villages announced, “We are forever abandoning FGC and child/forced marriage.” Last week more than 3,000 people gathered in Kolda, Senegal, to affirm, or publicly reaffirmed, their commitment after participating in Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP).  AFP reports that this program, which uses a community-wide engagement approach to stop the practice of FGC and child marriage, was “hailed a ‘revolutionary approach’ by Senegal’s Director of the Family – Ndeye Soukkeyna Gueye – in her speech at the declaration.” Read more

College Summit and Deloitte Win Corporate Citizenship Award for Partnership on Building a College-Going Culture

College Summit and Deloitte Win Corporate Citizenship Award for Partnership on Building a College-Going Culture

The United States Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center has named Deloitte and College Summit winners of the 2010 Partnership Award, one of four categories in the prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards program. Deloitte and College Summit were recognized for their collaboration to create a “college-going culture” in U.S. high schools and make college-going the norm in America. Deloitte and College Summit were honored on November 30 at BCLC’s 11th annual Corporate Citizenship Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. Read more

Jeff Skoll #4 on Barron’s 2010 List of the World’s 25 Best Givers

Jeff Skoll was named #4 on Barron’s 2010 list of the World’s 25 Best Givers. Last year, at #2 on the list, Jeff was one of “the six philanthropists ahead of the Gateses… getting large and immediate bangs for their bucks.” This year the Gates Foundation, whose $34B endowment make it the largest foundation in the world, took top prize. Jeff was recognized, in particular, for the immense and immediate impact of his philanthropy and storytelling through the Skoll Foundation and Participant Media. Read more

ACORE Ushers in New Era of Bi-Partisan Support for Renewable Energy

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released an optimistic assessment of renewable energy and the 12th Congress from its 7th annual Phase II Policy Forum, held on December 14, 2010. “[B]oth political parties want the economic growth and jobs provided by wind power, solar energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, biomass energy and fuels.” The Phase II Policy Forum laid the groundwork for a new, bi-partisan renewable energy policy platform of commitment, innovation, finance and education. Featuring industry and financial experts in addition to key lawmakers representing both the conservative and liberal agendas, the Forum presented an opportunity to find common ground on the critical issues facing renewable energy: jobs and economic development, national security, and the environment and climate. Read more

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