This project is looking for visionary philanthropists and funding organizations who are interested in helping further expand this initiative on a global scale to meet the demands of its extraordinary growth.
Funding support is available at 3 levels: - Donations to allow more children to engage in the WCPRC process (costs 50 cents per child per annum) - Contributions towards the US$ 10 million needed to support growth opportunities over the next 3 years. - Support for a US million capital fund to enable the WCPRC to reach its ten year goal.
In addition, we are seeking the support of anyone willing to assist us raise the profile of the WCPRC.
In just ten years, the World's Children's Prize has become the world's largest and fastest growing education initiative on human rights, democracy, and respect for the environment. In 2000, the WCPRC was a small initiative started in Sweden involving about 19,000 children. Today, this program has expanded to a global level, reaching over 23 million children across 101 countries, i e more than a doubling of of the number of children and educators involved, in four years.
All children and schools who register to receive the 140-page Prize magazine, now published in 11 different languages, can participate in the World Children's Prize initiative. The magazine tells the story of the Prize candidates and informs children about their rights. Children worldwide then exercise democracy by participating in a global vote to choose the person who has done the most for children's rights. The finalists are honored in a globally broadcasted ceremony hosted by Queen Silvia in Sweden.
Every generation must pass the torch of human rights, democracy and respect for the environment to the next, and the WCPRC seeks to addresses this challenge on an integrated global basis. This initiative has a proven track record of building the foundation to foster global citizenship, enabling children to learn about their rights and encouraging them to take action.
A small team in Sweden manages and sustains the process supported by an ever-growing network of teachers and children around the world, along with several countries, governments, NGO's and the media. Patrons include Nelson Mandela, Joseph Stiglitz, and Carol Bellamy.
SEEKING: financial resources, media and marketing assistance. In the longer term, World's Children's Prize is seeking an endowment to release the potential of the initiative to impacting every child on earth.
OFFERING: A devoted team that has proved