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Annual Report 2008

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Jugend Eine Welt Austria Plenary meeting

Organisation Chart and Executive Committee

Chair Vice-chair

Executive secretary

International project funding

Volontary work abroad

Educational and PR work in Austria on development policy issues

Fund-raising

Organisation and administration

Origins, Structure and Objectives of the Organisation Cover: Street children in the „Shelter Don Bosco“ in Mumbai, India. Above, main photo: Children in Ghana.

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The non-profit, legally independent and autonomous organisation Jugend Eine Welt – Don Bosco Aktion Austria was founded at the inaugural meeting on 28th June 1997. Following a reorganisation in January 2007 it has been called Jugend Eine Welt – Don Bosco Aktion Österreich. It is registered as a nonprofit organisation in the NPO register under the number 843744258. Jugend Eine Welt Austria manages Don Boscos Service GmbH in collaboration with the NPO Jugend Eine Welt International (register number 315320774). Jugend Eine Welt Austria pursues the objectives of promoting aid to youth both nationally and internationally and sustainable development cooperation.

Jugend Eine Welt Austria was one of the first Austrian organisations to be awarded the stamp of quality for charities, receiving it on 14/11/2001. Ever since then it has been entitled to carry the stamp without interruption. The Organisation’s Main Areas of Activity: • Supporting and finding donors for projects in more than 130 countries worldwide • Voluntary work for young Austrians • Educational and PR work on issues of development policy, advocacy and awareness-raising in Austria • Raising of funds for projects and donor services.


Highlights 2008

Vijayawada, India: Reinforcing the Role of Women

Shoe-cleaning Campaign for Street Children

“Volatineros” − Disadvantaged Children and Adolescents as Journalists

Former Volunteers again Awarded the “Filippas Engel” Prize

---------------------------------------------------In Vijayawada, India, Jugend Eine Welt supports a project for the empowerment of women and girls, an increasing number of whom are Dalits, or so-called untouchables. Thanks to a package of coordinated measures – small loan programmes, education and accompaniment of self-help groups, vocational courses and health programmes – a total of 900 girls and women were able to achieve a considerable improvement of their living standards. ----------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------Since 2008 children and young people have been producing their own magazine in Victorica, a regional capital in northern Patagonia, Argentina. Ten issues are published every year with a circulation of at least 500. The publication of the magazine has opened up new possibilities for the population: for the first time, a medium is portraying the real-life situation of the people. ----------------------------------------------------

High Praise for Four Former Voluntary Workers

---------------------------------------------------On 15th May 2008 the four former voluntary workers Helene Schrems, Ingrid Zuniga, Karina Neuhofer and Magdalena Söberl were awarded the solidarity prize of the Upper Austrian Kirchenzeitung. The four young Upper Austrians are the Catholic Youth’s mass team in the deanery of Ried im Innkreis. Their spells doing voluntary work with Jugend Eine Welt in Zambia, Mexico, Congo and India have made a deep impression on them. Now they are making their inter­ cultural experiences part of their youth work: in church services, presentations and talks they draw attention to injustice in the world. ----------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------The pupils of the secondary school in Stronsdorf and their teacher Christine Eigner supported Jugend Eine Welt with a very special kind of campaign. They went out into the streets in icy temperatures to clean the shoes of the passers-by in order to draw attention to the situation faced by thousands of children all over the world who live on the streets and have to earn their daily bread themselves with jobs such as shoe-cleaning. The money raised goes to projects in favour of street children. ----------------------------------------------------

Above, left to right: School education especially for girls in Vijayawada, India; young „journalists“ with their youth magazine in Argentina; solidarity award for Karina Neuhofer, Helene Schrems, Magdalena Söberl and Ingrid Zuniga in Linz; a youth in front of the Don Bosco school in eastern Nepal.

---------------------------------------------------On 26th September 2008 Thomas Strasser and Georg Urschitz were awarded one of the main prizes for their efforts to help Ghana, while Peter Rinderer won a prize from the “Filippas Engel” foundation for his work in support of Mexico. Since their return from their year abroad, all three volunteers have continued their efforts from home to support the country they worked in. And a former Jugend Eine Welt volunteer had already won the prize back in 2006. ----------------------------------------------------

Funded by the ADA: Rural Development in Nepal

---------------------------------------------------In this project, which runs until 2009, Jugend Eine Welt and the ADA (Austrian Development Agency) are collaborating to help the Salesians of Don Bosco establish a development programme in rural areas of eastern Nepal. Thousands of families and children are benefiting from the measures taken. Among the project activities are elementary education, health courses, accompaniment of agriculture and livestock farming and literacy programmes. This support opens up new possibilities and perspectives for disadvantaged ethnic groups in Nepal. ---------------------------------------------------3


International Project Funding The main activities of international project funding at Jugend Eine Welt are the support of programmes for street children and child workers, Don Bosco youth centres, Don Bosco schools, colleges and universities, vocational training projects, promotion of women, small loan programmes, emergency aid/reconstruction assistance and the financing of vehicles.

Projects according to category

2008

% 78,95%

Development

E

2.621.422,99 €

Educational work in Austria

B

528.949,83 €

Pastoral

P

Disasters

K

Total

2007

%

2,030,881.41 €

70.02%

15,93%

607,649.44 €

20.95%

117.979,85 €

3,55%

211,220.99 €

7.28%

51.948,29 €

1,56%

50,600.00 €

1.74%

3.320.300,96 €

100,00%

2,900,351.84 € 100.00%

Funding according to continent Africa

2008

% Number

2007

% Number

1.378.550,31 €

41,52%

44

1,070,002.82 €

36.89%

58

Asia

797.951,54 €

24,33%

43

625,260.85 €

21.56%

30

Latin America

554.766,08 €

16,71%

67

523,689.83 €

18.06%

63

Europe

585.234,83 €

17,32%

22

617,575.56 €

21.29%

15

3.808,20 €

0,11%

2

63,822.78 €

2.20%

13

3.320.300,96 €

100,00%

178

2.900,351.84 € 100.00%

179

Worldwide Total

Above, left to right: Two friends in northern Mozambique; the pupils of the reconstruction project on the Solomon Islands in action.

A full list of all the projects funded in 2008 is available for download on our home page www.jugendeinewelt.at/Statistiken. We will also send you a copy of the list on request.

Some of Jugend Eine Welt’s projects receive funding from:

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Funding according to continent

17%

24%

42% 17%

private project support


Voluntary Service

Voluntary service is one of Jugend Eine Welt’s main activities. These unpaid periods of work take place in projects run by the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Don Bosco Sisters in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Above, main photo: Sebastian Zack in Ecuador.

Voluntary service in 2008 per country (number of volunteers) Mexico Ecuador

Peru Philip- India Ethiopia Ghana Zambia pines

Austria

Total

Summer service

1

1

Year-long service

9

6

1

9

Alternative community s.

6

6

2

3

4

2

4

Sierra Leone

2

33

8

29

Community Service Italy

6

6

Total

6

69

15

13

3

4

12

Locations of voluntary service

2

8

4

2

For information on voluntary service visit www.jugendeinewelt.at/Volontariat

6 Austria

13 Ecuador 3 Peru

2 Sierra Leone

8 Ghana

15 Mexico

12 India 2 Ethiopia

4 Philippines

4 Zambia

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The “Kickfair” Campaign Education Campaign 2008 “Football for Street Children − Kickfair” The Jugend Eine Welt football is available in a range of designs; MPs advertised the campaign with specially designed T-Shirts; the Austria national football team also supported the campaign.

In 2008 football took centre stage, the high point coming during the European Championships in June. Jugend Eine Welt took advantage of the widespread football fever to highlight the living conditions of street children away from major sporting events with the education campaign “Kickfair – Football for Street Children”. Besides a large-scale PR campaign with a special web page, the sale of T-shirts and footballs and the hiring out of a giant table football game, three workshops were organised on the following topics for education purposes: Fair Play instead of Fouls – Football as a Peacemaker? What exactly is fairness in competitive sport? What meaning does fairness have in everyday life? How do we play according to fair rules and how can conflicts be solved sensibly and fairly? The workshop focuses on football from the perspective of fair play. “Fairness” is discussed with the aid of a picture gallery and an interactive computer game called “Training Camp” and fair rules tried out using games from around the world. Football can create peace and closeness by means of fair play, and this is illustrated by various types of games from all over the world and short reports on projects for street children. Depending on the needs of the group the workshop can also include a quiz and a game of “alternative” football with fair rules. At the end of the workshop the group is given a fair trade ball. Fair Play – Fair Pay The workshop “Fair Play – Fair Pay” deals with the manufacture of footballs and the conditions of fair trade. Participants can sew footballs, while film clips about production in Pakistan give an insight into the lives of workers who sew footballs for a living. The living conditions of these workers are explained and discussions held about what can be achieved through fair

trade. In the process the participants also take a critical look at their own clothes and the conditions in which they were made using a check list, and relate them to the global economy and fair trade. “Goddesses of Football – Women and Football” Football is regarded as a man’s game and is therefore also a male domain, although there are already World Cup winners in ladies’ football in Germany. Football rules the world and more and more women are playing it. This workshop aims to show that not only is football a sport that women can play in this country just as well as men, but also that they can play it anywhere in the world. Whether it’s in the Andes, India or Africa – goddesses and queens of football are found everywhere. Despite this, clothing restrictions or the prevailing mentality make it hard for many women – especially in other cultures – to play the game. Film clips, interviews and pictures from Europe and Latin America show what women do to fulfil this desire despite the obstacles and what football does to boost their self-reliance. The aim of these activities is to encourage the group to see things from a different perspective that breaks down traditional male and female roles. There is an opportunity afterwards to negotiate a mini-obstacle course – with fair trade balls, of course. A total of 25 workshops were held at schools and youth centres in Vorarlberg and Vienna. The interesting collaboration with the Verein Wiener Jugendzentren and Offene Jugendarbeit Rankweil was particularly rewarding for our education activities in 2008 and we are looking forward to further cooperation in the future. „Kickfair“ was also present at several major events related to EURO 2008 such as the Süd­wind street party, the football gala in Wiener Neustadt, the climate party in Tullnerbach and the “Christen am Ball” football festival. For more information visit www.kickfair.at

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Funds Left: street child in Quito, Ecuador.

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2008 %

â‚Ź

2007 %

Source of funds Donations received

3,024,008.37

73.85

2,782,889.56

73.05

Public funds

680,087.85

16.61

616,426.00

16.18

Other revenue, financial income

320,982.50

7.84

404,890.68

10.63

300.00

0.01

5,227.00

0.14

Monies from ordinary Church budgets Release of Reserves

69,210.08

1.69

Total proceeds

4,094,588.80

100.00

3,809,433.24

100.00

- Expenditure on donor canvassing/services

- 441,522.97

- 10.78

- 423,725.94

- 11.12

Net proceeds

3,653,065.83

3,385,707.30

Use of funds Services project work:

Project funds:

Development work

Pastoral work

Emergency aid

Total project funds:

Project preparation and implementation

Total project work:

2,621,422.99

2,088,859.07

117,979.85

273,085.37

51,948.29

50,600.00

2,791,351.13

2,412,544.44

185,337.12

201,424.24

2,976,688.25

81.48

2,613,968.68

77.21

Services education/advocacy/information

528,949.83

14.48

607,649.44

17.95

Administrative costs

147,427.75

4.04

137,558.04

4.06

26,531.14

0.78

3,385,707.30

100.00

Provision for reserves Expenditure for purposes stipulated by the statute

Where Does the Money Come From?

Last year, Jugend Eine Welt again succeeded in achieving a considerable increase in the total amount of funds raised: from EUR 3,809,433.24 to EUR 4,094,588.80. This is an increase of over EUR 285,000 or 7.5%.

Where Does the Money Go?

As is clearly shown in the table, 100% of the increased donations were used to fund international projects. All in all, EUR 2,791,351.13 was allocated to international projects in 2008. This represents an increase of over EUR 378,000 or 15.7%.

3,653,065.83

100.00

Don Bosco Ethical Fund ISIN: AT0000A0BKY7

In cooperation with the Jungholz bank and with the support of ethics and financial experts, Jugend Eine Welt has developed a fund that takes ethical criteria into account. The aim is on the one hand to offer experienced investors the chance to invest in businesses and countries that operate with social awareness and sustainability. On the other hand, part of the administrative fee directly supports Jugend Eine Welt.

Our partners in this fund: oekom research.com cric-online.org vignette.kepler.at bankhaus jungholz.at

Ethics Committee The fund has an independent ethics committee that convenes twice a year and helps to guarantee the quality of the ethical selection procedure. The ethics committee is a critical supervisory and consultancy body. 7


Thank you for your trust. Please continue to support us.

NEW: Don Bosco Ethical Funds ISIN: AT0000A0BKY7 www.donboscoethikfonds.at

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Publication details Editor: Sandra Jetzinger Responsible for the content: Reinhard Heiserer Photos: Jugend Eine Welt, Kurt Hรถrbst, Franz Josef Rupprecht Layout: ArtGraphic Translation: Neil Perkins, Wordworks

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