Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Digicel Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 20 for 20 Community Grants Program.
The program is aimed at supporting local organizations with community grants of up to K50, 000 to deliver projects that provide local solutions to local problems. As an organization Digicel Foundation PNG looks for partner organizations that work in line with development priorities. They provide support to partners through grants and capacity building. They then work together to monitor and evaluate the success of programs and projects and provide a platform to share collective story of change.
Education and Literacy: Projects that help to improve the educational outcomes for disadvantaged communities. Proposals can include support for community libraries, literacy programs for children and adults, support for resource centres, inclusive education for people living with disabilities, innovative ways to unlock digital learning, support for STEM education in schools, teacher training etc.
Health: Projects that help communities improve health outcomes. This can range from health awareness to service delivery projects. Particular focus is given to projects that address maternal mortality, community based rehabilitation for people living with disabilities, water sanitation hygiene (WASH) Programs, Feminine Hygiene projects etc.
Peace Building: Projects that assist anti-violence advocates and human rights defenders in communities and increases access to services for victims of violence. These projects can include assistance to safe houses, peace building initiatives through sports, conflict resolution training. Particular focus will be given to projects that emphasis working with men on violence prevention programs in line with the Men of Honour Campaign run by Digicel Foundation.
Leadership and Citizenship: Projects that assist with civic engagement and leadership development. Projects can include leadership skills training, civic engagement, strengthening local governance, constitution building and awareness, civic voice and participation.
The Community Grants Program does not provide funding for the following: