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YOUTH ONE WORLD Austria Plenary meeting

Organisation Chart and Executive Committee Chair Vice-chair

Executive secretary

Educational and International

International

PR work in Austria

project funding

voluntary service*

on development

Fundraising

Organisation and Administration

policy issues

Above, main photo: Student of the Don Bosco School in Vijayawada/India.

Origins, Structure and Objectives of the Organisation The non-profit, legally independent and autonomous organisation YOUTH ONE WORLD – Don Bosco Campaign Austria was founded at the inaugural meeting on 28 June 1997. It is registered as a nonprofit organisation in the NPO register under the number 843744258. YOUTH ONE WORLD manages Don Boscos Service GmbH in collaboration with the NPO YOUTH ONE WORLD International (register number 315320774). YOUTH ONE WORLD pursues the objectives of promoting aid to youth both nationally and internationally and sustainable development cooperation. YOUTH ONE WORLD was one of the first Austrian organisations to be awarded the stamp of quality for charities, receiving it on 14 November 2001. Ever since it has been entitled to carry the stamp without interruption. 2009 the Don Bosco Finance LCC was founded.

The Organisation’s Main Areas of Activity: • • • • •

Finding donors and supporting projects in more than 130 countries worldwide International Voluntary Service for Austrians Educational and PR work on issues of development policy, advocacy and awarenessraising in Austria Raising funds for projects and donor services Offers for fair investments

From 01/01/2013: Coordination of voluntary work is taken over by the new organisation VOLONTARIAT bewegt. YOUTH ONE WORLD has 50% responsibility for the organisation.

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From 1.1.2013, the association VOLONTARIAT bewegt takes over organisation of the voluntary work previously coordinated by YOUTH ONE WORLD. VOLONTARIAT bewegt has been set up by YOUTH ONE WORLD and the Salesians of Don Bosco to organise periods of voluntary work abroad.


Highlights 2012

15 years of YOUTH ONE WORLD

---------------------------------------------------On 21 and 22 September 2012, YOUTH ONE WORLD was joined by numerous guests of honour, including secretary of state Dr Reinhold Lopatka, diocesan bishop and bishop responsible for international development Dr Ludwig Schwarz SDB, and the provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Austria, Fr. Rudolf Osanger SDB, in celebrating the 15th anniversary of the charity for development policy. In the days leading up to the celebration, nine guests representing projects in Sierra Leone, Haiti, South Africa, Ecuador, Nepal, India and Benin visited Austria’s provinces to talk about the work done by YOUTH ONE WORLD, Don Bosco projects around the globe and the importance of the support given by Austria. These visits were marked by many fascinating encounters and discussions, and also presented an opportunity to thank the numerous donors personally for their contributions. ----------------------------------------------------

10 Years With the Stamp of Quality

---------------------------------------------------On 25 June 2012, YOUTH ONE WORLD was honoured for having carried the Austrian stamp of quality for charities for ten years without a break. YOUTH ONE WORLD was first awarded the stamp on 14/11/2001, making it one of the very first organisations to be entitled to use this proof of exemplary use of donations. To receive the stamp, the aid organisation must undergo an independent, external examination by an auditor. Says Reinhard Heiserer, Director of YOUTH ONE WORLD: “We are proud to be able to carry this stamp of quality. It proves that everything we do is by the book and this increases the confidence that our donors place in us and our work.” ----------------------------------------------------

Accolade for YOUTH ONE WORLD Volunteers

---------------------------------------------------On 27 June 2012, the YOUTH ONE WORLD Volunteers Anita Dinhobl, Magdalena Hahn, Verena Kriechbaumer and Barbara Schwals-

berger were awarded the Medal of Honour of the Republic of Austria. During a ceremony held at the Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs, secretary of state Dr Wolfgang Waldner presented the award to the volunteers. The Federal Medal of Honour is presented for outstanding services to the community performed as part of voluntary work. “We are delighted, and it is a great honour to be awarded the Federal Medal of Honour,” says Anita Dinhobl. Magdalena Hahn emphasises that, “We see this award as recognition of the commitment of the over 400 YOUTH ONE WORLD volunteers who have worked with YOUTH ONE WORLD over the past 15 years. We accepted the award on behalf of all of them.” ----------------------------------------------------

Award for Don Bosco Fambul

---------------------------------------------------The project “Don Bosco Fambul”, which is funded by YOUTH ONE WORLD and based in Freetown, was presented with the gold medal of honour by President Ernest Bai Koroma at the state house during a ceremony on independence day, 27 April 2012. The organisation for the rights of the child headed by German friar Lothar Wagner has been waging a successful fight against child trafficking and prostitution for many years now. The award is the highest state accolade an organisation can receive in that west African country. ----------------------------------------------------

Photos Above, l-r.: On 21 September 2012 more than 200 guests celebrated YOUTH ONE WORLD’s 15th birthday. Confectioner Martin Gassner from St. Georgen im Attergau contributed to our celebrations with a giant cake. Award presented to the four YOUTH ONE WORLD volunteers Anita Dinhobl, Magdalena Hahn, Verena Kriechbaumer and Barbara Schwalsberger “Don Bosco Fambul” helps street children in Sierra Leone to do vocational training.

30 Years’ Work for the People of the Congo

---------------------------------------------------“No telephone, no postal service, no electricity, hardly any water: here you really are in the deepest jungle.” So says Austrian Salesian priest Johann Kiesling, describing Kipushya, the area he works in at the southernmost tip of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Johann Kiesling has been working in the Congo for 30 years. For him, the most important thing is the people with all their everyday joys and sorrows. For them he works tirelessly, constructing wells, schools and small health posts in the villages with the local population. ---------------------------------------------------3


International Project Funding The main activities of international project funding at YOUTH ONE WORLD 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, microcredit programmes, emergency aid/reconstruction assistance and the financing of vehicles.

Projects according to category

2012 %

2011 %

Development

E

2.640.645,06 €

80,65%

3.330.711,39 €

73,72%

Humanitarian emergency

H

147.367,60 €

4,50%

523.505,00 €

11,59%

Support to charity

M

1.500,00 €

0,05%

31.664,50 €

0,70%

Other development aid

A

105.147,59 €

3,21%

63.823,05 €

1,41%

Educational Work in Austria

B

379.385,17 €

11,59%

568.217,04 €

12,58%

Total

3.274.045,42 € 100,00%

4.517.920,98 € 100,00%

Funding according to continent Africa

2012

%

2011

%

1.618.605,33 €

49,44%

1.151.225,74 €

25,48%

Asia

472.416,46 €

14,43%

1.957.923,70 €

43,34%

Latin America

653.975,87 €

19,97%

740.426,70 €

16,39%

Europe

490.969,55 €

15,00%

641.166,54 €

14,19%

38.078,21 €

1,16%

27.178,30 €

0,60%

3.274.045,42 €

100,00%

4.517.920,98 €

100,00%

Worldwide Total Photos Above: Ten teenage mothers and their children currently live at the “House of Sun”. Two psychologists, two childminders and three social workers are on call to take care of them during the day, at night and at weekends.

Funding according to continent

15%

14%

50% 20%

A full list of all the projects funded in 2012 is available for download on our homepage www.jugendeinewelt.at/jahresberichte. We will also send you a copy of the list on request.

*1% Worldwide (transnational projects)

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Voluntary Service Voluntary service is one of YOUTH ONE WORLD’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 and Asia. With effect from 1 January 2013, YOUTH ONE WORLD handed over coordination and implementation of its voluntary work programme to the organisation VOLONTARIAT bewegt. VOLONTARIAT bewegt has been set up by YOUTH ONE WORLD and the Salesians of Don Bosco to promote periods of voluntary work abroad and alternatives to mandatory community service. The organisation gives committed young men and women the chance to share the lives of people in a country in Africa, Asia or Latin America in solidarity with specific aims.

Voluntary service in 2012 per country (number of volunteers) Ethiopia Ecuador Ghana India Lesotho Malawi Mexico

Philip- pines

Rep. Congo

Total

Voluntary Year of Social Service

8

9

1

12

4

4

5

3

2

48

Civil service

0

8

7

4

0

0

7

2

0

28

Total 8 17 8 16 4 4 12

Types of services 2012

5 2 76

Locations of voluntary service 2012

28 Civil service 12 Mexico

48 Voluntary Year of Social Service

17 Ecuador

8 Ghana 2 Rep. Congo

16 India 8 Ethiopia

5 Philippines

4 Malawi

4 Lesotho

For information on voluntary service visit www.jugendeinewelt.at/volontariat or www.volontariat.at

Above, main photo: Anna Dangl with her protégés in Hyderabad, India.

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Global Learning Above, main photo: Street child from Ecuador. © Birgit Koell

Why Educational Work? Education is the heart of any sustainable development cooperation, not only in the project countries, but here in Austria too. For this reason, YOUTH ONE WORLD places great importance on comprehensive information campaigns in schools, parishes and at events open to the public. At creative workshops, with talks and information stands YOUTH ONE WORLD gives accounts of projects, children’s rights, fair trade and many other topics connected to development policy.

31 January – Street Children’s Day Every year on 31 January, the feast day of Don Bosco, YOUTH ONE WORLD invites parishes, school classes and youth groups to take a look at the way street children live and raise funds for Don Bosco aid projects by staging campaigns. In 2012, young people all over Austria once again took advantage of Street Children’s Day to raise awareness of the lives led by street children and raise funds for aid projects. YOUTH ONE WORLD Director Reinhard Heiserer is delighted by the level of support: “The commitment shown by so many young people in Austria towards street children is impressive. They put a great deal of time and effort into their campaigns and so highlight an important issue. I’d like to offer them my wholehearted 6

thanks for that.” Solidarity Campaigns All Over Austria for Street Children Pupils from Ecole Güssing, for instance, cleaned car windscreens in front of Güssing shopping centre on 31 January 2012. Pupils from Lech Secondary School organised several activities, including a cake buffet. The sisters Kavita and Klarissa Sandhu organised a multicultural charity concert in the parish of Leonhard in Graz, and coach Marc Johnson made sure participants at his Zumba workshop in Innsbruck sweated for a good cause. On 30 January 2012, artistes from the Circus Giovanni made passers-by on Kärntnerstrasse in Vienna stop and stare in amazement when they staged an impromptu show to draw attention to Street Children’s Day. Proceeds from the charity party “We’re celebrating one world” on 1 February at the OST KLUB in Vienna went to street children. More than 500 guests hit the dance floor at concerts by the bands SeM VeRgoNha, Announced Revolution and Coffeeshock Company. Numerous organisations such as FAIRTRADE and media companies also lent their support to Street Children’s Day by printing adverts or showing TV commercials free of charge.


Funds 2012

in â‚Ź

Source of funds Donations received

2012 2011 %

in â‚Ź

%

3.313.328,74

75,29

4.744.493,98

84,20

673.188,94

15,30

702.508,59

12,47

3.837,41

0,09

187.815,17

3,33

410.115,11

9,32

0,00

0,00

Public funds Other revenue, financial income Release of Reserves Total proceeds

4.400.470,20

100,00

5.634.817,74

100,00

- Expenditure on donor canvassing/services

- 543.719,88

- 12,36

- 652.690,31

- 11,58

Net proceeds

3.856.750,32

4.982.127,43

Above, main photo: Children from the Mekanissa slum in Ethiopia receive high-quality education in the Don Bosco school.

Use of funds Service project work:

Project funds:

Development work

Humanitarian emergency

Support to charity

Other development aid

Total project funds:

Projekt preparation and implementation

Total project work:

2.640.645,06 147.367,60

3.330.711,39 523.505,00

1.500,00

31.664,50

105.147,59

63.823,05

2.894.660,25

3.949.703,94

345.623,56

260.519,60

3.240.283,81

84,02

4.210.223,54

84,51

Service education/advocacy/information

450.415,72

11,68

568.217,04

11,40

Administrative costs

166.050,79

4,30

175.672,83

3,53

0,00

0,00

28.014,02

0,56

3.856.750,32

100,00

4.982.127,43

100,00

Allocation of funds as reserves Expenditure for purposes stipulated by the statute

Fiscal Year 2012 Total revenues of 4.4 million euros in 2012 meant that YOUTH ONE WORLD was once again able to post an impressive result. Donations were down by around 1.2 million euros compared to 2011 because in 2012 fewer large donations such as those from institutions were made to YOUTH ONE WORLD. Consequently, the numerous individual donors, providers of public funds and foundations who have faithfully supported us for many years are all the more important to YOUTH ONE WORLD. We extend our wholehearted thanks for this.

Facing the Future with Confidence Despite a difficult economic environment dominated by the bank and euro crisis and successively decreasing state budgets for development cooperation, YOUTH ONE WORLD was again able to carry out a large number of projects in favour of children and young people efficiently and cost-effectively. It is our intention to continue in this vein and to give donors and sponsors the assurance that their donations are really used where there are most urgently needed.

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Thank you for your trust! Please continue to help us.

YOUTH ONE WORLD Austria St. Veit-Gasse 21 1130 Vienna Austria/EUROPE Tel. +43 1 879 07 07 Fax +43 1 879 07 07-15 office@jugendeinewelt.at www.jugendeinewelt.at

Account for donations: Name of the Bank: RLB Tirol IBAN: AT66 3600 0000 0002 4000 BIC/SWIFT-Code: RZTIAT22 Donate online at: www.jugendeinewelt.at

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Publication details Editor: Elmar Huber, Nina Fritsche Responsible for the content: Ing. Reinhard Heiserer Photos: YOUTH ONE WORLD, Birgit Koell, Kurt Hรถrbst, Franz Josef Rupprecht, Markus Schieder Layout: Atelier Am Stein, Nina Fritsche Translation: Neil Perkins, Wordworks


Jugend Eine Welt - Annual Report 2012