Global Development Group projects regularly have press releases, fundraising events, or media coverage which is worthy of special mention.
This page is dedicated to recognising and promoting those activities on behalf of our Global Development Group project partners and also as encouragement and inspiration for all our project partners.
Global Development Group would like to congratulate Duncan Ward (CEO of Classroom of Hope, GDG Australian Partner for project J759N Schools for Excellence) for winning the 2013 Talent Unleashed Impact Award on the 10th of May, presented by Sir Richard Branson.
Talent International states that ‘The Impact Award was created to recognise the contractor who has made the biggest impact on their surroundings either through a technological innovation, inspirational leadership or service to their community.’
GDG would like to congratulate Principal U Nayaka (J202) on receiving the 'President's Excellence Award' in Nay Pyi Taw on 30th April 2013.
J587 COAT Eagles Wings China - ABC Interview
Linda Shum, from Project J587, was recently interviewed by Jane Hutchinson on ABC 24.
GDG partners with COAT Inc. for Project J587 COAT Eagle Wings China. This project provides abandoned, disabled children of Jiao Zuo (Henan Province, China) a better quality of life and future. The project is contributing to the sustainable development of social services sector within the community through the provision of specialised training conducted by Western-trained/qualified volunteers.
Despite China’s rapid economic growth in the past decade, there still remain many people across China in great need.
J759N is an educational development project, in partnership with Classroom of Hope and KAPE, which aims to provide quality educational opportunities to disadvantaged children across Cambodia. Capacity-building is a major focus of the project, providing high quality training to improve teacher skills, performance and confidence.
Both Classroom of Hope and KAPE have recently created YouTube videos about the project’s goals and outcomes. We encourage you to view these videos to learn more about the amazing work GDG and its partners are achieving.
As mentioned in Tuesday's press release, World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for US$21.6 million to provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance as well as logistics support for 400,000 people who have been most affected by Typhoon Bopha in the worst-hit areas of Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, the CARAGA region, and Lanao del Sur.
Over 5.4 million people have been affected by Typhoon Bopha and WFP will provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance for 400,000 of the most critically-affected people until May 2013.
Following the UN flash appeal WFP moved quickly to deliver 200 tons of rice to benefit 40,000 families in Compostela Valley and 50 tons of rice for 10,000 families in Davao Oriental for the first round of food distributions.
WFP’s emergency food assistance, which comprises 10 kilograms of rice and two kilograms of high energy biscuits for each family, complements the Department of Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) ongoing relief and recovery operations.
Moreover, WFP has also deployed 34 trucks for use of the national and regional governments in the delivery of other relief items, including essential plastic sheets which will be used for emergency shelter.
If you are covering the story, and have the opportunity to make a reference to our webpage, please direct your audience to: www.gdg.org.au/wfpbopha
In Australia, WFP is proud to partner for the Philippines Typhoon Bopha Emergency Relief Project (J764N) with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian AusAID approved Non Government Organisation. Donations over $2 to this Global Development Group approved aid & development project J764N are tax deductible in Australia , and will be issued by Global Development Group.
Earlier this month John Hyde MLA (Member for Perth; Australian chair of the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption; Shadow Minister for Culture and Arts; Local Government; Heritage; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship) commented the following to Global Development Group’s Executive Director – Geoff Armstrong;
“I wanted to offer my congratulations for the great work GDG is doing in East Timor.
I recently spoke at a conference there, the National Forum on “Fostering greater public awareness to combat corruption in Timor-Leste” on 5 December 2012, organised by CEPAD and learned of the excellent work you’re doing. As Australian chair of GOPAC and on the international board, I know it’s important that anti-corruption empowerment is happening at the grassroots level as well as through government operatives.”
See below photo of John Hyde MLA and former President Jose Ramos Horte.
Noble Village Coffee releases new Halo blend
Noble Endeavours and Noble Village Coffee celebrated the launch of their new Halo blend on 31 October at Danks Street Depot Restaurant in Sydney.
Instaurator designed the blend to provide funding for humanitarian projects run by Noble Endeavours and Global Development Group (GDG).
“We believe that without appropriate business strategies, projects such as ours would never reach their full potential," says Ian McKay, Founder and CEO of Noble Endeavours. "This [new blend] will allow Noble Endeavours, together with GDG, to expand sustainable community projects in developing nations."
Purchase of Noble Village Coffee provides funding support for Noble Endeavours to continue to help break the poverty cycle in rural communities and empower indigenous communities.
For more information visit www.noblevillagecoffee.com.au
On the 18th August 2012, the amazing work of Project J542 (Kapuna Canoe Project) was reported in the Port Moresby-based newspaper The Weekend Courier.
The project aims to launch two aluminium constructed canoes for use as transport/mobile health clinics. This will provide the Kapuna and Kikori communities with a vital transportation infrastructure that strengthens local medical services. WASH promotion is also been a key component of the project.
This project receives funding from both AusAID (one year financial backing) and NZAID (two years financial backing).