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JCI and the Millennium Development Goals A SELECTION OF 100 PROJECTS TO CELEBRATE JCI’S 100 YEARS OF IMPACT.


JCI (Junior Chamber International) Inc. 15645 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA Tel: +1-636-449-3100 www.jci.cc JCI and the Millennium Development Goals St. Louis, MO: JCI, Š2015 Published by JCI (Junior Chamber International) Inc.


JCI and the Millennium Development Goals A SELECTION OF 100 PROJECTS TO CELEBRATE JCI’S 100 YEARS OF IMPACT.


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Ravi Karkara, Global Advisor to the World Conference on Youth................................................4 Ismail Haznedar, 2015 JCI President......................5

JCI COLLABORATES TO ADVANCE THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

FOREWORDS AND MESSAGES FROM JCI AND SUPPORTERS

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MDG #1: ERADICATE EXTREME HUNGER AND POVERTY

MDG #2: ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION

MDG #3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN

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MDG #4: REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

MDG #5: IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH

MDG #6: COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES

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MDG #7: ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

MDG #8: DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

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JCI Collaborates to Advance the Millennium Development Goals In 2000, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to discuss strategies on how to fight global issues including poverty, hunger, disease and inequality. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established as a guide to global development until 2015. These eight time-bound goals provide a blueprint for active citizens to take action in their communities and create positive change. As a result of the 2004 JCI-UN Leadership Summit held at the UN Headquarters in New York City, JCI members worldwide accepted responsibility to contribute their efforts to address the MDGs. The MDGs, alongside the JCI Active Citizen Framework, provide active citizens, businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations a roadmap to creating impact and developing sustainable solutions to specific community needs. JCI interprets the MDGs through the three stages of community development: health and wellness, education and economic empowerment and peace, prosperity and sustainability. The MDGs continue to serve as a lens for JCI members to identify the root causes to local challenges and craft sustainable solutions. Since 2004, JCI members have partnered with businesses, governments and civic organizations to unite communities in achieving sustainable impact. JCI Local and National Organizations have created solutions that range from projects that address short-term challenges like immediate access to food and have also conducted year-to-year to projects that address long-term problems like inadequate healthcare for expecting mothers. JCI members have demonstrated their commitment to achieving the MDGs by conducting projects, which have not only created impactful change, but have also integrated sustainable solutions into communities. As the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, JCI members around the world are reflecting on their local actions and impact achieved while preparing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide local action and global development in 2015 and beyond.

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Foreword from Ravi Karkara Co-Chair for World We Want 2015 Policy and Strategy Group, Global Advisor on Youth for UN Habitat, Strategic Partnership Advisor to the Assistant Secretary General for UN Women, Global Advisor to the World Conference on Youth

Youth participation is a human right that needs to be

“Young women and young men are leaders today. We need to harness their energy and partnerships for making the sustainable development goals a reality, through inclusive participatory and youth-led systems and processes.”

realized and made a reality. Young people have the right to voice their opinion and participate in decisions that affect them, and most importantly, be recognized as partners in creating social transformation. Youth-led organizations and networks like JCI need to be promoted and partnered with. JCI has worked tirelessly to promote inclusive participation of young people in contributing to the Millennium Development Goals, as well as playing a fundamental role in making these goals a reality. JCI is a pioneering organization that has led the process of selfless civic engagement from local to global levels, promoting various social and economic issues that include the MDGs. Their understanding and expertise, and 100 years of experience in mobilizing communities through the active engagement of young people has been a key contribution to the MDG process. Their vast network spread throughout nearly 120 countries has played a critical role in communicating the goals in local communities as well as mobilizing thousands of young people to campaign, playing a critical role in the implementation of the MDGs. Their recent work on mobilizing tens of thousands of citizens’ votes on the MY World 2015 global survey and active engagement in the World We Want 2015 platform has been a key contribution in the process bridging the Millennium Development Goals to the post-2015 agenda – the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). JCI has been using innovative and participatory means for mobilizing young people, be it door-to-door mobilization or online social media engagement on awareness campaigns on social issues. I’m very confident JCI will be a critical partner in creating youth-led awareness, implementation, monitoring and measuring impact of the proposed SDGs. JCI is in a unique position to work with young people so that the SDGs are effectively communicated across the world.

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Foreword from 2015 JCI President Ismail Haznedar It is important for our organization to be able to

“Nothing is impossible when we put our efforts, creativity and passion together and unite all sectors of society to create sustainable impact.”

demonstrate the impact that our members have around the world. For 100 years, JCI members have passionately worked to meet the most pressing needs of their communities. Since 2004, JCI has united its efforts to join the larger global development agenda and advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With that priority in mind, JCI members have clearly played a significant role in contributing to the successes of the MDGs. There are numerous projects that used the JCI Active Citizen Framework to analyze community needs and craft sustainable solutions to address the challenges at hand, so in honor of the JCI 100th Anniversary, we are highlighting 100 projects that advanced the MDGs. These are only a synopsis of the incredible work of JCI members in communities across the world, there are tens of thousands of projects that JCI members have conducted in the last decade to support the implementation and accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals. As 2015 JCI President, I am so proud to be able to be a part of such a demonstration of JCI members’ incredible work. I hope that as you read these stories of impact, you will be encouraged and inspired by the power of young people committed to creating positive change. We can certainly be proud of our accomplishments. However, I want us all to continue recognizing there is still much left to change in our world. As global leaders announce the post-2015 development agenda this year, JCI will develop a plan for how we will lead young people to be instrumental in carrying out the newly adopted goals. Nothing is impossible when we put our efforts, creativity and passion together and unite all sectors of society to create sustainable impact. When I see the efforts detailed in this publication, I have confidence in JCI’s role in determining and ensuring sustainable development in communities, countries and the world.

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MDG #1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty TARGET 1. A Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than US $1.25 a day TARGET 1.B Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people TARGET 1.C Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

MDG #1 OVERVIEW

Imagine a world with no poverty and no hunger. MDG 1 is the first step toward that goal. Today, more than 1 billion people live on less than US $1 a day, and 800 million go to bed hungry every night. A child dies every 3 seconds of hunger and preventable diseases, and nearly 11 million children die every year before their fifth birthday. 1 The numbers are staggering, however significant progress has been made. From 1990 to 2015, poverty rates have declined more than half, and MDG 1 was met thanks to the worldwide network of individuals, organizations, businesses and governments working toward a world with no poverty.

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JCI AND MDG #1 Poverty and hunger are massive and challenging

Many local projects focused on educating and

problems deeply affecting communities around the

preparing individuals for the workplace by

globe. Where could a group of young people begin

developing skills like literacy, CV creation and

to make a difference?

interview skills. Other projects worked to create or find opportunities for those seeking work by

As JCI members worked to advance MDG 1, they

developing skills like entrepreneurship or job

looked for solutions that addressed the underlying

seeking.

problems of poverty and hunger. Instead of focusing on short-term solutions, JCI members’ projects

The long-term impact of these projects is difficult

focused on helping provide the tools people would

to quantify. Young people benefited by receiving

need to step out of poverty with emphasis on

training in the skills they need to successfully find

sustainability and long-term impact.

a job. Aspiring entrepreneurs learned how to start a business. Employers were connected with qualified

Some JCI members chose to address hunger by

potential employees. Communities received the

looking at sustainable, community-based solutions

benefit of community gardens that beautify the

like community gardens or training programs about

landscape, provide work and help feed families.

farming or gardening. Rather than try to feed a family temporarily, they worked to help build skills that

These projects also created connections between

would assist not only an individual, but also a family

JCI members and the communities they serve, as

and an entire community both now and into the

well as the governments in these communities.

future.

These relationships pave the way for future collaboration as they continue to work together

Many JCI members recognized the challenges

toward a better future.

of unemployment and underemployment in their communities. Without proper skills, it’s difficult to get a job, and without a job, it’s very challenging to counteract poverty.

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www.millenniumcampaign.org

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JCI Germany’s initiative “1000 Chances” offers young adults opportunities to expand their skill sets by providing mentorships and internships with entreprenuers and businesses and by providing job acquirement and interview trainings. This project aims to help 1000 young adults annually.

Only two decades ago, nearly half of the developing world lived in extreme poverty. The number of people now living in extreme poverty, has declined more than half. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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Emprendedurismo en mi barrio (Entreprenuership in My Neighborhood) | 2015 JCI Caaguazu (JCI Paraguay) COMMUNITY NEED

To strengthen the financial situation of local families by promoting entrepreneurship among young people who lack economic resources ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members surveyed the community, then built five hen houses with 60 hens each and recruited a group of young people ages 12 to 24 from 14 different families. Professionals trained the group to manage the house and the economic and financial aspects of the business as well as its sustainability. Each of the hen houses was managed by a group of seven to 10 young people. PROJECT IMPACT

The project created a family business for 14 different families selling about 5000 eggs per month and earning about US $550 a month for young people who did not have an income before the project. The project also created another source of food for the community.

Meet the Exec | 2010 JCI West Indies COMMUNITY NEED

To educate young people about business and help them experience a business environment to better prepare them for the workforce ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI West Indies set out to create opportunities for 15- to 18-year-olds to better understand the experience of CEOs, entrepreneurs and company executives. The JCI members sent letters to schools and companies inviting them to participate, then held preliminary meetings with students. JCI West Indies then matched students with executives and companies and the students spent a working day with the executive. PROJECT IMPACT

The result of the project was that students received firsthand experience of daily life in a business and helped them begin to think about their own career choice.

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Lantern Flying Ceremony | 2013

education, food service, bartending, postal service and

JCI Chaktomuk (JCI Cambodia)

elderly care. The training course had both a lecture phase and a hands-on phase.

COMMUNITY NEED

To provide an additional source of income to community

PROJECT IMPACT

members during the area’s dry season

During the project, 756 young people graduated from seven different courses.

ACTIONS TAKEN

The Lake Tonlé Sap area in Cambodia is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and a major tourist destination. JCI members worked with the Cambodian government to make sky lanterns and create a festival celebrating these lanterns. PROJECT IMPACT

The festival generated tourism and created an income opportunity for the community of Lake Tonlé Sap. It also

Costa Academy | 2012 JCI London and JCI Southampton (JCI United Kingdom) COMMUNITY NEED

To address unemployment In Southampton, England

established a partnership between JCI Chaktomuk and the

ACTIONS TAKEN

government.

JCI London and JCI Southampton worked to decrease poverty among young people of Southampton by providing them with skills for employment. The JCI members

Job Opportunity | 2010 JCI Lattakia (JCI Syria) COMMUNITY NEED

To combat high unemployment rates by connecting

partnered with Costa Coffee to open the UK’s first Costa Academy, a new facility to host apprenticeships and trainings to equip unemployed young people with new skills for employment and connect them with opportunities to apprentice in one of Costa’s 25 regional stores.

companies seeking employees and young people seeking

PROJECT IMPACT

employment

In 2012, the program trained six apprentices, and more

ACTIONS TAKEN

than 80 have been trained to date.

This project launched with a press conference and an advertising campaign to raise awareness and attract applicants, then a second advertising campaign to recruit

Tera Krioyo (Home Farming) | 2014

employers. As human resource departments asked for

JCI IOBA Curacao (JCI Dutch Caribbean)

employees with specific experience, education or skills, JCI Lattakia checked the database then connected candidates

COMMUNITY NEED

with employers.

To provide community members with a more cost-effective

PROJECT IMPACT

and sustainable method of producing their own healthy food

JCI Lattakia created an initial database of 500 potential

ACTIONS TAKEN

applicants and connected 50 people with employers in the

Members of JCI IOBA Curacao presented creative traditional

first two months of the project.

and nontraditional methods of home farming to cultivate different types of fruits and vegetables, and challenged community members to develop their own.

Jóvenes en Accion (Youth in Action) | 2004

PROJECT IMPACT

JCI Bogotá (JCI Colombia)

The project reached 105 participants from different households

COMMUNITY NEED

To train young people from low-income families for employment by developing basic skills for the workforce ACTIONS TAKEN

The project targeted young people ages 18 to 25 with training courses in a variety of areas, including early

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within the community. Several participants created home farming blogs to share best practices. In collaboration, the local government started providing resources at lowered costs to farmers and households who engage in home farming and sustainable farming methods.


To alleviate further costs individuals may incur after purchasing expensive medicines, JCI Kota Dynamic (JCI India) created a project to provide nutritious meals to medical patients traveling far distances to Kota for treatment.

The proportion of undernourished people in developing regions has fallen by almost half. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

1000 Chances | 2012–2015 JCI Germany COMMUNITY NEED

To address high unemployment rates by providing disadvantaged young people with the necessary skills to find employment ACTIONS TAKEN

Local Organizations and invidual members of JCI Germany helped pair the young adults with entreprenuers and businesses to gain work experience and mentorships. Many members also helped provide internships and job application and interview trainings. In order to enable these local partnerships, members of JCI Germany connected with over 800 education related projects including 13 chambers of commerce and industry, the Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Woman and Youth and local celebrities to create visibility. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 77 JCI Local Organizations became involved with this initiative and within the first two years, almost 1800 young adults received the opportunity to reinvent their lives. Through this project, JCI Germany also strengthened and developed many partnerships.

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Due to the steady increase of inflation, JCI IOBA Curacao (JCI Dutch Caribbean) members aimed to create awareness within their community of the benefits to home farming as a means of achieving a sustainable and healthy life.

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Seed of Hope | 2013

The Employer’s Day | 2012

JCI Bonao (JCI Dominican Republic)

JCI Kyiv (JCI Ukraine)

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To help sustain the environment while also providing food

To address high unemployment rates by teaching students

for families

the necessary skills to find employment

ACTIONS TAKEN

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members created a workshop to promote home

Members of JCI Kyiv partnered with a local university to

gardening and teach community members to plant seeds

teach students job skills like how to write a CV, how to

and grow vegetables.

interview and how to look for a job.

PROJECT IMPACT

PROJECT IMPACT

The project resulted in families from the community

The result of the project was that students received training

beginning their own gardens to help the environment and

to help them find jobs.

also provide nourishment.

Job for Workers | 2008

TRIPTI (Satisfying Hunger) | No Date Available

JCI Lappeenranta (JCI Finland)

JCI Kota Dynamic (JCI India)

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To reduce Finlands nearly 7% unemployment rate (Eurostat)

To provide nutritious meals to those traveling from rural

ACTIONS TAKEN

areas to Kota for medical treatment and services

To counteract this trend, JCI Lappeenranta worked

ACTIONS TAKEN

to connect unemployed people looking for work with

JCI Kota Dynamic members created an assigned schedule

companies looking for employees. JCI Lappeenranta

and worked with the city hospital. More than 370 members

hosted a job fair to facilitate connections in the community.

collected, provided and distributed meals Monday through

PROJECT IMPACT

The job fair was attended by more than 3000 people and

Thursday to alleviate extra costs beyond the expensive medicines, which may have to be purchased.

had 33 companies participate. The project also resulted

PROJECT IMPACT

in new partnerships created with companies around the

Each week, 250-500 people received meals.

community.

Istanbul Human Resources and Employment Expo | 2013 JCI Avrasya (JCI Turkey) COMMUNITY NEED

To combat unemployment by establishing relationships between employers and unemployed individuals to provide local job opportunities ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members hosted a three-day expo in partnership with the Department of Education and Training to connect employers with potential employees. PROJECT IMPACT

The event included 200 employers and 50,000 attendees. As a result, 18,000 job applications were submitted, and 3000 people found employment.

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MDG #2: Achieve Universal Primary Education TARGET 2. A Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

MDG #2 OVERVIEW

For many around the world, the dream of education can seem unattainable. Many adults — one in four in developing countries — are illiterate, and two-thirds of these are women. More than 100 million children around the world are not in school, and 46% of girls in the poorest countries don’t have access to primary education. The benefits of education are both obvious and surprising. For example, it’s estimated that achieving MDG 2 could prevent 700,000 cases of HIV each year. 1 Although MDG 2 has not yet been achieved, more children than ever are now attending primary school, and enrollment in primary schools is up to 90%. 2

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JCI AND MDG #2 Education is a necessary ingredient for a successful

natural disaster. Others rehabilitated schools that

future. JCI members have a long history of passion

were overcrowded, unsafe or in disrepair to create

for children’s issues, evidenced by projects

better learning environments.

benefiting children — and especially children’s education — around the world. This passion has

Many projects focused on ensuring students were

continued with a strong commitment to the MDGs.

well-equipped to attend school by collecting or

JCI members believe that every child deserves to go

distributing school supplies for individual students

to school and that this dream can become a reality.

like books, backpacks, pencils and notebooks. Other projects enhanced the learning environment with

Universal primary education is a complex issue,

supplies like computers for the classroom.

spanning from whether children have a school to attend to whether they have a teacher, and if that

Oftentimes rural communities are underserved, and

teacher is qualified. When they get to school, do

many projects addressed the education of rural

they have the proper clothing, school supplies and

communities in particular.

textbooks? Do they have sufficient food to eat? Do they feel safe and protected? Are their voices heard? And are they given equal opportunities to the other children?

The results of these projects to achieve universal primary education were widespread. JCI members helped build schools that were bigger, safer and more comfortable for the students and teachers.

JCI members created projects to approach universal

Students received much-needed school supplies.

primary education from a variety of angles, such as

And most importantly, more children now have the

the physical structure of a school. Some projects

opportunity to attend school in safer environments

constructed new school buildings to ensure a

more conducive to learning.

designated space for learning in areas affected by

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www.millenniumcampaign.org

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www.un.org/millenniumgoals

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Escuelitas Felices JCI (JCI Happy Schools) | 2012 JCI Quito (JCI Ecuador)

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Antananarivo created a project to rehabilitate a group of public primary schools then set up a program to sponsor school fees for children. Lastly, JCI members worked with

COMMUNITY NEED

the Educational Ministry and National Office for Nutrition

To rehabilitate schools that are not attended to by the

to create a campaign promoting nutrition and health in

government

schools.

ACTIONS TAKEN

PROJECT IMPACT

JCI Quito received donations from the local area and

JCI members rehabilitated 55 public schools as part of this

private businesses then worked with the government of

program in partnership with ORANGE Madagascar and

Quito to promote an event, recruit volunteers and raise

government organizations.

funds for school rehabilitation. PROJECT IMPACT

Members of JCI Quito aided schools that service more

Cycle to Future | 2011–2014

than 1200 underprivileged children, built relationships with

JCI South Saigon (JCI Vietnam)

municipal officials and a wrestling association, and raised about US $10,000 in donations.

COMMUNITY NEED

To provide a way for children to get to school by donating bicycles, and also to provide school supplies

Educando Todos Ganamos (Everyone Wins with Education) | 2013 JCI Valle de Sula (JCI Honduras) COMMUNITY NEED

To help people who could not read very well or at all and to decrease the dropout rate ACTIONS TAKEN

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI South Saigon members created an ongoing project to donate bicycles to the children to enable them to get to school and also provide them with school supplies. PROJECT IMPACT

Through the project, more than 630 bicycles have been donated as well as two computers. Additionally, 500 notebooks have been distributed.

JCI Valle de Sula partnered with the government of Honduras to create a long-term educational training program to reduce illiteracy rates and dropout rates. The result was a national educational program that aired on 13 radio stations and a variety of television channels

Knowledge Bank | 2012 JCI Dhaka Central (JCI Bangladesh)

throughout the country every Sunday. Using volunteer

COMMUNITY NEED

teachers, the program covered topics such as English and

To help fill the educational needs of children living in slums

speech and debate.

in Dhaka

PROJECT IMPACT

ACTIONS TAKEN

Through this program, 106 individuals enrolled in the

JCI Dhaka Central’s project focused on improving

classes. JCI Valle de Sula also established partnerships

education for underprivileged children. In partnership

with government, media outlets and businesses.

with the Jaago Foundation, the project offered classes on Saturdays on topics ranging from food to animals, sports, English, geography and anatomy.

Zarasoa Finarita (Overjoyed Children) | 2013

PROJECT IMPACT

JCI Antananarivo (JCI Madagascar)

In the first year of the project, 20 students participated,

COMMUNITY NEED

garnering positive feedback from school administrators.

To build greater capacity, better infrastructure and more sanitary conditions in the schools, and to help families who had trouble paying school fees

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developing leadership and communication skills and


JCI South Saigon (JCI Vietnam) members discovered 150,000 children each year in rural areas were forced to stop their education due to a lack of transportation to school. After holding a community collection, more than 630 bicycles were donated to these families in need, allowing the children to continue their education and invest in their future.

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JCI Phnom Penh’s (JCI Cambodia) Bag to School initiative aims to distribute supplies to children from orphanages and kindergarten classes while also hosting seminars and workshops on hygiene and other skills development education.

The primary school net enrollment rate in the developing regions has reached 91 percent in 2015, up from 83 percent in 2000. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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Bag to School | 2012–2015 JCI Phnom Penh (JCI Cambodia) COMMUNITY NEED

To provide school supplies to children who need them ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Phnom Penh members created an annual event to distribute supplies to children from orphanages and kindergarten classes. JCI members also hosted seminars and workshops on hygiene, provided skills development trainings, taught computer skills and the importance of education. PROJECT IMPACT

Since 2012, more than 4700 children have received school supplies.

Regaining Hope: Tsunami Infrastructure Development | 2005–2006 JCI Sri Lanka and JCI Singapore COMMUNITY NEED

To build a school to replace one that was destroyed by the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Sri Lanka and JCI Singapore worked in partnership with the government, businesses and relief organizations to build a 12-classroom school, thanks to support from other JCI members around the world. PROJECT IMPACT

The school was built, allowing 480 students to resume their education.

School: A Childhood Learning | 2013 JCI Tangier (JCI Morocco) COMMUNITY NEED

To update the facilities of the Chjirat school in Tangier and provide water and electricity ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Tangier renovated classrooms and built a library, playground and garden. Members worked with the government to install electricity and supply water to the school. PROJECT IMPACT

The children received a new school environment, and now water and electricity are permanently supplied to the school through government aid.

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1001 Bricks for the Schoolchildren of Mackovac | 2012–2013 JCI Lusanne (JCI Switzerland)

We Love Schooling | 2011–2013 JCI Peninsula (JCI Hong Kong) COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To build a school for children in Yinjian, Guizhou, China,

To renovate a primary school to provide children

and provide financial assistance to attend school

with heating, improved sanitation and a safe learning environment, as well as school supplies

ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Peninsula in Hong Kong raised funds and

ACTIONS TAKEN

started to build a school in 2011. They also raised money

JCI Lusanne partnered with an organization called Bosnian

for a scholarship program to help pay school fees and

Horizon, then built a model school that people could paint

donated toys and clothing.

if they made a donation. The project raised money to renovate the school, and children could paint bricks that will be used in the renovation. PROJECT IMPACT

PROJECT IMPACT

This project provided educational funding for more than 500 children and provided an opportunity to attend school to 8500 students in Yinjian, Guizhou.

The project raised almost US $1000 for the renovations.

Rebuilding Primary School | 2013 Informatique Pour Tous (Computers for Everyone) | 2008–2009

JCI Tijuana and JCI Yajalon (JCI Mexico)

JCI Beirut, JCI Tripoli and JCI Antibes Sophia Antipolis (JCI Lebanon and JCI France)

To improve the educational environment of children in the

COMMUNITY NEED

ACTIONS TAKEN

To provide schools in Lebanon with computers

Children in this area could not make it to the central

ACTIONS TAKEN

students to get sick and not attend regularly. JCI Yajalon

JCI Antibes of JCI France donated 89 computers to JCI Lebanon. JCI Beirut and JCI Tripoli cleaned up the computers, ensured they worked properly and obtained screens from Thomson-Reuters. JCI Tripoli installed the computers in seven schools.

COMMUNITY NEED

remote area of Yajalon

primary school, so they had school outdoors causing some built a wood stove and rebuilt the school on a piece of land donated by the Ministry of Education. One member, an engineer, created the plan while other JCI members provided supplies and labor. PROJECT IMPACT

PROJECT IMPACT

Seven schools each received about 10 computers to help educate students.

Balik Eskwela | 2011 JCI Greater Dipag (JCI Philippines) COMMUNITY NEED

To provide children the supplies they needed to attend school in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, one of the poorest in the Philippines ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Greater Dipag provided school supplies including two notebooks, a pen and a pencil with a sharpener to all elementary school students in 16 areas. The JCI members raised funds then obtained and distributed supplies. PROJECT IMPACT

As a result, 6400 children received school supplies.

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As a result of the project, 60 children ranging in age from 5 to 12 received a new school, and school attendance increased.


After realizing the poor conditions of the local primary school, members of JCI Tijuana and JCI Yajalon (JCI Mexico) collaborated with community stakeholders in the community to rebuild the school giving 60 children ages 5 to 12 a better environment for learning.

Every US $1 invested in education and skills pays back at least tenfold in economic growth. SOURCE: www.efa.unesco.org, 2012.

Teach for Sri Lanka | 2010 JCI Sri Lanka Kollupitiya (JCI Sri Lanka) COMMUNITY NEED

To provide primary education to underprivileged and orphaned children ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Sri Lanka Kollupitiya aimed to address education issues by recruiting skilled volunteers as part-time teachers to conduct lessons in the children’s homes. These volunteers were professionals in various fields and provided lessons on a weekly basis for five months. PROJECT IMPACT

The project provided children with educational assistance outside the classroom increasing their knowledge and helping them to develop sharing, communication and teamwork skills. Health screenings were also conducted to identify and eliminate health barriers inhibiting them from attending school.

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MDG #3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women TARGET 3. A Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015

MDG #3 OVERVIEW

Development cannot flourish without the critical elements of gender equality and empowerment for women. But currently, this is not the reality in many parts of the world. More than 1.3 billion people live in poverty and 70% are women. Of illiterate adults, 75% are women. Although women produce half of the food in the world and work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, they own less than 1% of the world’s property and earn only 10% of the world’s income.1 Gender inequality and discrimination continue in many countries, but progress is being made. Women are increasingly involved in politics, and equality in primary education between boys and girls has been achieved.2

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JCI AND MDG #3 Women are disproportionately affected by the

Financial independence is another aspect of gender

challenges of poverty. The Millennium Campaign,

equality. Women need access to jobs to be able to

a campaign of the United Nations and JCI partner,

lift themselves and their families out of poverty. JCI

says that societies are much more likely to achieve

members hosted trainings to teach young women

the MDGs if women are treated equally. 1 Many

the skills they would need to acquire and succeed in

people in the international community from

jobs and careers outside the home.

governments to civil society organizations and businesses understand that when women are given

Other projects targeted adult women. Another

the tools to succeed, communities, economies and

important aspect of MDG 3 is domestic violence and

families benefit and prosper.

helping women to feel safe, educating them about domestic violence, providing access to resources

Much work was done to advance MDG 3 using

and finding alternatives.

different approaches and emphasizing different aspects. Likewise, projects run by JCI members

JCI members also addressed the issue of women’s

around the world to advance gender equality and

empowerment by hosting conferences, seminars and

work toward women’s empowerment touched on a

workshops aiming to build self-confidence in women

variety of aspects of MDG 3.

through both education and connection with a wider community of women.

Some projects focused on young women and helping provide them the tools to be successful in a world

Through these projects, many women — both young

that is often not gender blind. By encouraging young

and adult — received training, support, resources

women to speak up, JCI members worked to help

and encouragement, important elements to empower

give these young people a voice.

women to succeed.

1

www.millenniumcampaign.org

2

www.un.org/millenniumgoals

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In Taiwan, JCI Taichung Lady members created mass visibility for their cause by using art and music to express their concern for human rights and equality for women in the community and especially the workforce.

The developing regions as a whole have achieved the target to eliminate gender disparity in primary, secondary and tertiary education. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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Stop the Violence | 2012 JCI Mahajanga (JCI Madagascar) COMMUNITY NEED

To raise awareness about domestic violence, give women a voice and connect them with support services ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Mahajanga created a project to stop violence against women, help women to express their voice and help women find support services through airing a TV show to raise awareness of rights. PROJECT IMPACT

The show aired weekly, included a panel discussion and helped raise awareness about women’s empowerment.

Discover Yourself | 2013 JCI Taichung Lady (JCI Taiwan) COMMUNITY NEED

To promote gender equality and empower women and eliminate obstacles women face, especially in the workforce ACTIONS TAKEN

Over 400 JCI members from the middle region of JCI Taiwan participated and performed at the Thaichung Train Station to deliver the topic “Women Can Do What Men Do.” In addition, influential women from the region delivered keynote speeches over gender equality. PROJECT IMPACT

Over 2500 community members were reached through this project and introduced to the conversation of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Also, new female members were recruited.

Love Yourself Calendar | 2012 JCI Intan (JCI Malaysia) COMMUNITY NEED

To build women’s confidence and spread ideals related to women’s empowerment ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Intan organized seminars and workshops for women that culminated in creating a calendar of photos promoting self-confidence. PROJECT IMPACT

This project raised awareness for issues around women’s empowerment and gender equality.

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JCI LomĂŠ Prestige (JCI Togo) members worked with schools to raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage girls to speak out. The project also encouraged teachers to be more aware of these issues and informed them of what they could do.

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Women Empowerment Conference | 2014 JCI Tbilisi (JCI Georgia) COMMUNITY NEED

To improve gender equality and women’s empowerment ACTIONS TAKEN

Prix de l’Excellence (Price of Excellence) | 2010 JCI Mamou Prestige (JCI Guinea) COMMUNITY NEED

To promote the value of education for girls

JCI Tbilisi hosted a conference with speakers from many

ACTIONS TAKEN

different organizations, including UN Women, Amadgari and

JCI Mamou Prestige created a project in partnership

the local government.

with the Coca-Cola Company and UNICEF to grant

PROJECT IMPACT

About 70 participants attended the conference, including young female students, teachers and unemployed mothers. The event attracted media coverage that helped magnify the impact.

awards and scholarships to students who scored well on national exams with a special focus on girls. JCI members organized a media campaign for the Award of Excellence, distributed awards in various categories, granted scholarships and offered awards of internet connectivity, school supplies and savings accounts. PROJECT IMPACT

Career Guidance | 2012–2015 JCI Bulawayo (JCI Zimbabwe)

This project raised awareness for the value of education among young women and provided additional support to help them continue their education.

COMMUNITY NEED

To educate young girls about how to purse careers to make a living for themselves ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Bulawayo partnered with the UN to empower girls to make career decisions. JCI members went into schools and trained girls about career possibilities. PROJECT IMPACT

As a result, JCI Bulawayo helped educate girls about possibilities for the future and established a partnership with the UN.

Women, Abuse and Violence: It’s Right to Rise Up Against It | 2013 JCI Varese (JCI Italy) COMMUNITY NEED

To fight against violence and gender inequality ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members hosted six training courses about issues of violence as well as self-defense. They also hosted a conference including a panel discussion. PROJECT IMPACT

“A Woman Through the Eyes of a Woman” Photography Exhibit | No Date Available

About 100 people attended the classes and another 100 people attended the conference.

JCI Elaziğ (JCI Turkey) COMMUNITY NEED

To empower women through storytelling ACTIONS TAKEN

To emphasize the success women have found in different areas of life, JCI Elaziğ hosted a five-day photography exhibit featuring photographs of women taken by women. PROJECT IMPACT

About 7000 people attended the exhibit, including the governor of Elaziğ and other government officials. The exhibit attracted strong media coverage to draw awareness to the issue of women’s empowerment.

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End Violence Against Women: Aret Tape | 2014 JCI City Plus (JCI Mauritius) COMMUNITY NEED

To empower women and address gender equality as well as domestic violence, cultural beliefs and mindsets,

traditional Panamanian clothing. JCI members rehabilitated an existing mola workshop and helped organize women into a cooperative. PROJECT IMPACT

The results of the project were a better workspace for the women and better opportunities for financial independence.

discrimination in law and women not having a voice in the culture

violence, challenge prevalent cultural norms, build a safer

Yo Estoy en Contra de la Violencia de Género (I am Against Gender Violence) | 2012

society and give voice to women. JCI City Plus organized

JCI Corrientes (JCI Argentina)

ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI City Plus set out to promote non-

a conference for media and government on issues of domestic violence and hosted workshops and trainings focused on women’s empowerment. PROJECT IMPACT

The project resulted in greater awareness of issues of women’s empowerment in the community.

COMMUNITY NEED

To decrease the rate of domestic violence ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Corrientes investigated the problems of domestic violence, then hosted events to engage the community, including a forum, a photography exhibit by Virginia Rojas entitled “Porqué te Quiero” and a play on gender violence issues.

Fighting Against Harassment of Girls at School | No Date Available

PROJECT IMPACT

JCI Lomé Prestige (JCI Togo)

outlets covered the events. The project also created

COMMUNITY NEED

To reduce the occurrence of domestic violence

The events reached about 4000 people, and various news space for partnerships among public, private and social organizations.

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Lomé Prestige identified a root cause of domestic violence: a lack of girls empowerment in schools. JCI members worked with schools to raise awareness of

Bra Appeal | 2013 JCI Mayo (JCI Ireland)

domestic violence and encourage girls to speak out. The

COMMUNITY NEED

project encouraged teachers to be more aware of these

To promote gender equality and empower women in

issues and informed them of what they could do for

developing countries around the world

prevention.

ACTIONS TAKEN

PROJECT IMPACT

JCI Mayo collaborated with The Flamingo Foundation

Students at three schools participated in the project, and

to collect bras throughout the community. JCI members

the program received positive feedback from both teachers

promoted the project through the local media and

and students.

distributed posters throughout local shops and businesses in the area.

Mola Workshop in Kikadiryay | 2005 JCI Metropolitano (JCI Panama) COMMUNITY NEED

To help women in the community find better ways to support themselves financially ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Metropolitano in Panama set out to help women establish a source of income through mola, a type of

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PROJECT IMPACT

JCI Mayo gathered a total of 1007 bras. Women in developing countries received the bras to sell at local markets, providing them with the opportunity to run their own enterprises and earn their own income.


JCI Mayo from Ireland, collaborated with the Flamingo Foundation to collect and distribute bras to women in developing countries as a means of earning money to support their families.

Women now make up 41 per cent of paid workers outside the agricultural sector, an increase from 35% in 1990. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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MDG #4: Reduce Child Mortality TARGET 4. A Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate

MDG #4 OVERVIEW

Poverty is heartbreaking for a number of reasons. One of the hardest is how negatively it affects vulnerable people, especially children. Tragically, many poverty-related deaths result from causes that are preventable or treatable. More than 1200 children die every hour from these preventable causes. In wealthy countries, one out of every 143 children dies before age five. However, in poor countries, this number jumps to one in every 10 children. 1 Thanks to the progress of the international community, 17,000 fewer children die each day now than in 1990. 2 But even one child dying is one too many.

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JCI AND MDG #4 Despite knowledge about causes of and effective

share critical information and disseminate important

treatments for many challenges affecting child

public health messages to their communities.

health, combating child mortality around the world is far from easy or simple. Healthcare systems are

Some communities lack medical care because

complicated networks involving governments, civil

of their remote locations, lack of trained medical

society organizations and private businesses, as

professionals or patients’ inability to travel to

well as individuals, families and communities.

medical facilities. JCI members addressed these challenges with projects that helped to make medical

To improve the outlook of child mortality, all of these

care available to harder-to-reach populations.

groups must work together to bring about positive outcomes and save children’s lives. JCI members

Even with available resources and trained

around the world contributed to these efforts using

personnel, distribution can be a significant challenge

their greatest assets: themselves.

in developing countries. JCI members worked to alleviate these challenges through projects like

JCI members act as boots on the ground, using

mobile health clinics or screenings, and participation

community relationships to gather resources, raise

in mass distribution of medicines or vaccinations.

awareness and make connections that fill in gaps other organizations might be too big or far away to

The collective impact of these efforts is that

address.

thousands of children have been able to see doctors and receive vital medical care and medication.

Education is critical in combatting child mortality, whether it be educating mothers and families or educating entire communities about the cultural changes. JCI members created projects that helped

1

www.millenniumcampaign.org

2

www.un.org/millenniumgoals/childhealth

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Partnered with law enforcement and government agencies, more than 2000 JCI Korea members took action to protect children from crime, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, neglect and abandonment, safeguarding their quality of life.

Despite population growth in developing regions, the number of deaths of children under five has declined. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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Padi | 2006–2007 JCI Le Mans (JCI France) COMMUNITY NEED

To educate and raise awareness about accidents in the home ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Le Mans worked with several organizations to host forums and discussions with students ages 4 to 13 about how to prevent household accidents. PROJECT IMPACT

The forums were attended by 650 students at 13 different schools.

Safeguarding Children Campaign | 2011–2015 JCI Korea COMMUNITY NEED

To raise awareness about and prevent crimes against children ACTIONS TAKEN

Members from JCI Korea collaborated with local governments and police around the country to engage in street protests, monitor playgrounds and collect signatures to support a law to protect children from sexual violence. PROJECT IMPACT

JCI members raised awareness of the issues of abandonment, neglect, child prostitution and indecent exposure to children.

ARCA de la Solidaridad: Salud y Bienestar en la Infancia (Solidarity, Health and Child Welfare) | 2013 JCI Pedro Juan Caballero (JCI Paraguay) COMMUNITY NEED

To provide free medical access to mothers and children in the slums of the Pedrojuanina community ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Pedro Juan Caballero recruited doctors, nutritionists, dentists and psychologists to take part in a medical camp. At the camp, they checked each child’s weight, heart rate and temperature, and provided the children with medications and dietary supplements. Mothers also received information on caring for children and maternal health. PROJECT IMPACT

Children received medications and data were gathered on children’s welfare in partnership with Lazca Laboratories.

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Salud para mi Comunidad (Health for my Community) | No Date Available

Salud de los Niños (Children’s Health) | No Date Available

JCI Caaguazu (JCI Paraguay)

JCI Brazil

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To provide medical care to members of the community and

To reduce child mortality

basic health care to children

PROJECT ACTIONS

ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Brazil offered oral and physical health

Members of JCI Caaguazu worked with doctors and civil

services to children, hosted seminars on physical and

society organizations to provide nutritional assessments,

dental health to families and distributed personal hygiene

haircuts, deworming treatments and dental hygiene

kits and medicines for children.

services to the community. Children also received food and boxes with toothpaste, toothbrushes and medication. PROJECT IMPACT

PROJECT IMPACT

As a result, 20,000 children ages 4 to 12 received medical and dental supplies.

As a result, 200 people were treated by medical professionals, 48 children received nutritional assessments, 22 children received haircuts, 100 children received deworming treatments, and 100 people received training in dental hygiene.

Desarrollo Integral (Essential Development) | No Date Available JCI Chone (JCI Ecuador) COMMUNITY NEED

Deworming Projects | 2009–2011

To provide affordable quality day care for families and to

JCI Cauayan Bamboo and JCI Olongapo (JCI Philippines)

reduce child mortality

COMMUNITY NEED

To provide Vitamin A and deworming medication to children PROJECT ACTIONS

JCI Cauayan Bamboo and JCI Olongapo created various projects through the years to provide children with deworming medications and Vitamin A.

PROJECT ACTIONS

Members of JCI Chone organized a day care service for children ages 5 and younger, including trained caregivers and nutritious food. PROJECT IMPACT

Parents of 23 children were given the opportunity to work while also supporting their families.

PROJECT IMPACT

More than 54,000 children received deworming treatment and Vitamin A in 40 elementary schools.

“Showing Care for Children’s Health and Growth” Healthcare Workshop | 2009 JCI Macao COMMUNITY NEED

To raise awareness of children’s health issues, prevent disease and unite parents, schools and the government for strategic planning in the health sector PROJECT ACTIONS

JCI members worked with the government, kindergarten classes and parents to host workshops and seminars about children’s health, including guidelines for healthful living. PROJECT IMPACT

The result was increased awareness of children’s health needs and a partnership among the various sectors of society to address health issues.

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To reduce child mortality, JCI Wuayma from Colombia provided child healthcare and improved maternal health through distributing supplemental food packages to help aid nutrition and education on healthy living.

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To reduce child mortality and prevent childhood diseases, JCI Oluyole (JCI Nigeria) members partnered with local government and businesses to provide deworming medication to more than 800 children.

Valoraciòn Nutricional | 2009 JCI Wuayma (JCI Colombia) COMMUNITY NEED

To reduce child mortality by providing child healthcare and improving maternal health through nutrition and education PROJECT ACTIONS

Members of JCI Wuayma provided supplemental food packages to children under the age of two, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Programs also offering immunizations, breastfeeding counseling and nutritional education were available. PROJECT IMPACT

About 1300 expectant mothers received care, and 10,400 packets of nutrition and medical aid were distributed. The initiative informed women about how to reduce malnutrition and anemia within their families.

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Lactancia Materna, AIEPI (Breastfeeding IMCI) | 2010 JCI Dominican Republic COMMUNITY NEED

To promote breastfeeding among mothers of newborns ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Dominican Republic educated mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding, including the nutrition it provides and the bond it creates between mother and child. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 105 mothers participated in the program and received diapers as well.

Cambodia Medical Mission | 2007 JCI Japan COMMUNITY NEED

To educate people in Cambodia about infectious diseases and nutrition, and to improve health outcomes, especially for children PROJECT ACTIONS

Members of JCI Japan received medical data from three schools in Cambodia, then invited doctors and medical professionals to join a medical mission to Cambodia. The medical mission visited different schools and screened children for disease then provided several different medical procedures and services. PROJECT IMPACT

This project established relations with the Cambodian Foreign Ministry and helped improve the health of children and families.

Mass Deworming | 2012–2015 JCI Oluyole (JCI Nigeria) COMMUNITY NEED

To reduce child mortality and prevent childhood diseases PROJECT ACTIONS

Members of JCI Oluyole partnered with the government and businesses to provide deworming medication to children. PROJECT IMPACT

In 2013, more than 800 children received the deworming treatment in one day.

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MDG #5: Improve Maternal Health TARGET 5. A Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio TARGET 5. B Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health

MDG #5 OVERVIEW

Pregnancy and childbirth can be a source of great joy, excitement and hope in a family. But unfortunately for many women and families around the world, they are a source of great tragedy as well. Every minute, one woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth. Of these deaths, 99% occur in developing countries. In some parts of Africa, these numbers are as high as one woman in 16. In Europe, this number is one out of 2000, and in North America, this number is one in 3500. 1 One marker of progress is that maternal mortality has fallen 45% since 1990, although only half of women in developing countries receive recommended healthcare during pregnancy. 2

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JCI AND MDG #5 Improving maternal health requires coordinated

In the area of maternal health, many JCI

efforts from several sources and touches two main

organizations focused on the health of pregnant

issues: reducing the maternal mortality rate and

mothers and helping ensure that they received the

ensuring universal access to reproductive health.

information, services and resources they needed for a healthy pregnancy.

The maternal mortality rate has improved in many parts of the world, but it remains 14 times higher

Other JCI organizations worked with medical

in developing regions than developed regions.

professionals to offer screenings for diseases like

Likewise, the gap that remains between rural and

cancer to ensure they were caught early and the

urban areas in terms of access to skilled healthcare

women could begin treatment. Many projects also

available during childbirth is growing narrower, but

focused on educating mothers about the importance

still exists. 2

of maternal healthcare and preparation for childbirth.

Issues around maternal health include the ability of

As a result of these projects, women in

a woman to choose the number and timing of her

communities around the world received education

children, whether or not the mother is well-informed

about childbirth and pregnancy, hundreds of

about what to do during pregnancy and childbirth,

individuals were screened for cancer and other

the health of the mother during pregnancy, access

diseases, and these community-based

to prenatal healthcare and access to quality medical

partnerships contributed to advancing

professionals during childbirth.

maternal health.

In general, JCI members are not medical

As World Health Organization Director-General

professionals, but they are skilled at bringing people

Margaret Chan said, “We should judge the progress

together for a common cause, providing volunteer

in humanity and the progress of any society or

boots on the ground and raising awareness or

country by the way they treat their women and

offering training for important issues.

children.�

1

www.millenniumcampaign.org

2

www.un.org/millenniumgoals/maternal

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Urban Adventure Challenge | 2007–2015

Ameur HMIDI | 2007

JCI Okanagan (JCI Canada)

JCI Sbeitla (JCI Tunisia)

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To raise funding for prenatal healthcare for expectant

To raise awareness about women’s health issues

mothers

ACTIONS TAKEN

ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Sbeitla partnered with the government,

JCI Okanagan hosted a race around the city of Kelowna to

businesses and doctors to screen women for cancer and

raise money for the Tiny Bundles Program. This program

provide treatment to those who tested positive.

provides prenatal healthcare and nutritional education for impoverished expectant mothers. PROJECT IMPACT

PROJECT IMPACT

About 120 women were screened through this project and helped eight women discover unknown health issues.

The project raised more than US $16,000 to support Tiny Bundles.

Mujer Vida y Salud (Women’s Life and Health) | 2011 Awareness about Breast Cancer and Free Mammogram | No Date Available JCI Sakarya (JCI Turkey)

JCI Femenino Cochabamba (JCI Bolivia) COMMUNITY NEED

To educate women about methods to prevent diseases

COMMUNITY NEED

ACTIONS TAKEN

To provide free access to mammograms

Members of JCI Femenino Cochabamba partnered with

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Sakarya partnered with a hospital in Sakarya, where doctors and nurses provided free breast cancer screenings and also educated women about how to detect the early signs of breast cancer. PROJECT IMPACT

a hospital, doctors and Kotex to host a seminar with speakers about cancer, contraceptive methods and other issues related to women’s health. Local media helped to spread the word and magnify the impact. PROJECT IMPACT

This project resulted in increased awareness about

This project screened 250 women.

women’s health and also new partnerships.

The Prevention Code: JCI St. Andrew’s Health Fair | 2006–2015

Better Health for Better Life and Healthy Start | 2013–2015

JCI Kingston (JCI Jamaica)

JCI Dhaka Cosmopolitan and JCI Dhaka East (JCI Bangladesh)

COMMUNITY NEED

To provide free healthcare to impoverished communities ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Kingston host an annual event that offers

COMMUNITY NEED

To provide access to medical care to expectant mothers and mothers with newborns

several medical procedures, including pap smears and

ACTIONS TAKEN

cervical cancer screenings for women.

JCI Dhaka Cosmopolitan and JCI Dhaka East partnered

PROJECT IMPACT

Through a cross-sector partnership, this event screens at least 200 women for cervical cancer annually.

with a pharmaceutical organization, local businesses and other organizations to host a free healthcare camp. Doctors visited with mothers and newborns and provided vitamins, medications and vaccines as well as ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and information about pregnancy. PROJECT IMPACT

About 1000 expectant mothers attended the healthcare camp with plans to reach at least 300 more.

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JCI Dhaka Cosmopolitan and JCI Dhaka East (JCI Bangladesh) partnered with a pharmaceutical organization, local businesses and other organizations to host a free healthcare camp. Doctors visited with 1000 mothers and newborns and provided vitamins, medications and vaccines as well as ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and information about pregnancy.

In Northern Africa, the proportion of pregnant women who received four or more antenatal visits increased from 50 percent to 89 percent between 1990 and 2014. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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JCI Burkina Faso partnered with JCI Bern (JCI Switzerland) and other community organizations raised funds to reconstruct the local women’s center to provide educational programs and medical treatment to help empower and provide women with the skills to lead a successful and independent life as working mothers.

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Maternal Health Education | No Date Available JCI Taiwan COMMUNITY NEED

To educate women about appropriate medical care

International Day of Women | 2009–2015 JCI Dakar (JCI Senegal) COMMUNITY NEED

To fight against cancer, especially those affecting women ACTIONS TAKEN

ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Dakar provided cancer screenings and

Members of JCI Taiwan partnered with medical experts to

raised funds to contribute to anti-cancer initiatives.

educate pregnant women about health services and how to take medications properly.

PROJECT IMPACT

More than 500 women were screened for cancer.

PROJECT IMPACT

This project raised awareness and provided education about women’s health issues.

SOS Fille-mère | 2007 JCI Burkina Faso and JCI Bern (JCI Switzerland)

Maternity Delivery Kit and Malaria Roll Back Project | 2013

COMMUNITY NEED

To improve maternal health, healthcare and education for women and children by reconstructing a women’s center in

JCI Yenagoa (JCI Nigeria)

the city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso

COMMUNITY NEED

ACTIONS TAKEN

To educate and provide medical supplies to women

JCI Burkina Faso, JCI Bern and other community partners

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members worked with local communities to assemble and then distribute supply kits for deliveries to communities. PROJECT IMPACT

This project provided aid to expectant mothers and distributed kits for delivery and insecticide-treated bed nets.

first raised funds to support the reconstruction of the women’s center. The center aimed to provide educational programs over reading and writing, parenting, health, etc. to the 11- to 18-year old mothers and their children. Vaccinations and simple medical treatment also would be available. PROJECT IMPACT

The women’s center helped provide women with the skills to lead a successful and independent life as working mothers. Also, long-term partnerships with a variety of local nonprofit organizations were formed to continue sustaining

Sickle Cell Anemia, Breast Cancer, Maternal Healthcare and Malaria Bed Net Awareness Program | 2014

positive change in the community.

JCI Port Harcourt (JCI Nigeria) COMMUNITY NEED

To educate the community about women’s health issues and educate women about the need for maternal healthcare ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Port Harcourt partnered with the local government and health board to provide speakers on various health topics and encourage dialogue with community members about women’s health issues. Members also distributed insecticide-treated bed nets and delivery kits. PROJECT IMPACT

This project raised awareness about women’s health issues and provided important supplies and resources to expectant mothers.

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MDG #6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases TARGET 6. A Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS TARGET 6. B Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it TARGET 6. C Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

MDG #6 OVERVIEW

Disease puts an incredible burden on families, communities and countries in poverty, greedily absorbing resources, preventing development, and leaving tragedy and hardship in its wake. A child dies every 30 seconds from malaria 1, five people die from AIDS every minute, and every second a new person is infected with tuberculosis bacilli. About 3 million children live with AIDS while 4 million have died from it. In Africa, more than 11 million children have lost at least one parent to HIV/AIDS. Additionally, 70% percent of global HIV infections occur in Africa. 2 The numbers show some progress, but far too many people are still at risk, suffering from disease and dying every second, minute, hour and day.

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JCI AND MDG #6 JCI members around the world have built

always looking for new ways to create impact, some

partnerships to help combat some of the deadliest

organizations even traveled to Africa to participate in

diseases of our time.

net distributions themselves.

In the past several years, JCI members have

JCI members have advocated for government

dedicated incredible commitment and determination

funding to support bed net programs. Using

to ending malaria deaths. In 2008, JCI partnered with

their voices and personal stories, JCI members

the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign

communicated with lawmakers about the importance

to join the global fight against malaria. Nothing But

of this issue in modern times and the relevance to

Nets seeks to protect families from malaria through

their constituents.

the use of an insecticide-treated bed net. By raising awareness, fundraising and advocating for bed nets,

Organizations around the world have also created

JCI members help to keep families safe.

projects to address HIV/AIDS and other diseases. HIV/AIDS still devastates many communities around

JCI members have used innovative and creative

the globe, leaving children orphaned, families broken

strategies to raise awareness about malaria in

and individuals suffering for lack of affordable

communities where the disease is no longer a threat.

treatments. JCI members used their skills of

From making provocative calendars to hosting sports

partnership building to bring together diverse groups

tournaments to issuing fun challenges, JCI members

to address this issue through awareness raising and

help raise awareness and demonstrate the relevance

screening campaigns.

of this issue. As a result of these efforts to advance MDG 6, JCI Through fundraising efforts, JCI members have

members have contributed to increased awareness

helped to facilitate the purchase and distribution of

about these diseases, helped inform people about

more than 7 million life-saving bed nets to families in

their risk, and helped protect millions with life-saving

sub-Saharan Africa. And as young active citizens

insecticide-treated bed nets.

1

www.nothingbutnets.net

2

www.millenniumcampaign.org

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To motivate and create awareness about the benefits of donating organs, JCI Niš (JCI Serbia) created a campaign that reached more than 500 individuals in the community.

New HIV infections fell by approximately 40 per cent between 2000 and 2013, from an estimated 3.5 million cases to 2.1 million. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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IZJASNI SE | 2013 JCI Niš (JCI Serbia) COMMUNITY NEED

To motivate individuals to make decisions regarding organ donations in order to combat lack of organ availability globally ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members delivered lectures and created promotions to advocate the benefits of organ donations. Organ Donation Day walks were organized in Belgrade and Niš and media coverage was broadcasted throughout the project. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 500 individuals attended lectures and more than 350 people signed donor cards. Overall, the project helped to educate community members to make positive decisions regarding organ donations.

Kick Malaria out of the West Coast | 2010 JCI Limbe Atlantic (JCI Cameroon) COMMUNITY NEED

To educate villages in Idenau, Cameroon on proper prevention and treatment of malaria ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Limbe Atlantic in collaboration with Belgian NGO Drive Against Malaria, traveled to Idenau where they tested the villages population for malaria, administered medicine to those infected and distributed insecticidetreated bed nets PROJECT IMPACT

The project not only helped educate on malaria prevention and testing but also provided medical treatment to those in need.

Samadhan Project | 2015 JCI India COMMUNITY NEED

To ensure better health and wellness to the citizens of India, especially young school children ACTIONS TAKEN

After discovering the need for improved sanitation in local schools, JCI India launched a flagship project to help improve the sanitation conditions within those schools. Toilets and clean running water were provided for the school children. PROJECT IMPACT

The overall goal of the project is to build and/or donate at least 1000 toilets across the country for safe sanitation practices. Currently, more than 462 toilet blocks have been initiated and among these, many have started to be built.

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HIV/AIDS Campus Free Campaign | 2014 JCI University of Buea (JCI Cameroon) COMMUNITY NEED

Mon Metier, Ma Sante et Avenir Sans SIDA (My Work, My Health and a Future without AIDS) | 2009

To educate university students about HIV/AIDS prevention

JCI Guinea

ACTIONS TAKEN

COMMUNITY NEED

Members of JCI University of Buea tested students and

To raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the community

raised awareness about prevention methods.

PROJECT ACTIONS

PROJECT IMPACT

Members of JCI Guinea partnered with UNICEF to train

This project tested 844 people then followed up with those

hairdressers, shoe shiners and seamstresses to educate

who tested positive to help them receive treatment.

their clients and peers about methods of HIV/AIDS prevention. This project also included radio and TV ads with information about STIs and HIV/AIDS in French and

HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling | No Date Available JCI Uganda

national languages. PROJECT IMPACT

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people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Additionally, the project

To provide HIV/AIDS testing and counseling to remote

raised awareness among the larger population using media.

villages that may not have access to these services ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Uganda partnered with the government and civil organizations to train staff members in counseling, test community members and refer those who tested positive to treatment. PROJECT IMPACT

Clients were tested for HIV/AIDS then trained counselors followed up with those who tested positive.

JCI Nothing But Nets Partnership | 2008–2015 JCI worldwide COMMUNITY NEED

To provide insecticide-treated bed nets to families in subSaharan Africa ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members have worked since 2008 to fundraise, raise

Cancer Awareness Campaign | 2008–2009 JCI West Indies

awareness and advocate for the purchase and delivery of insecticide-treated bed nets. PROJECT IMPACT

COMMUNITY NEED

JCI members have raised more than US $1.8 million for the

To raise awareness about cancer

purchase and distribution of bed nets.

ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI West Indies hosted a cancer awareness walk and concert. They partnered with doctors to provide cancer screenings and distribute cancer awareness packages. They also raised money to buy cancer screening machines. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 1500 people attended the cancer awareness walk and concert, 150 people were screened for cancer, and funds were raised to purchase cancer screening equipment.

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After building a relationship with the people of Moshi, Tanzania in 2005, JCI Komaki (JCI Japan) members traveled to Moshi to distribute insecticide-treated bed nets to children and families affected by malaria and taught the residents how to effectively and safely use the nets for maximum protection against this deadly disease. More than 200 bed nets were distributed on this trip.

The child mortality rate from Malaria has been reduced from every 60 seconds to every 30 seconds. SOURCE: www.nothingbutnets.net.

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JCI Limbe Atlantic (JCI Cameroon), in collaboration with Belgian NGO-Drive Against Malaria, traveled to the African villages of Idenau to educate the community members on proper prevention of malaria, administer medical treatment to those infected and to distribute insecticide-treated bed nets to families in need.

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Anti-Dengue Campaign Day | 2012 JCI Mandaue (JCI Philippines) COMMUNITY NEED

To reduce rates of dengue fever ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members worked with multiple organizations to destroy

Month of Youth Against AIDS Community Outreach | 2008 JCI Gaborone (JCI Botswana) COMMUNITY NEED

To educate and encourage young people to take preventative actions against HIV/AIDS

mosquito eggs with larvicide and protect communities from

ACTIONS TAKEN

dengue.

JCI members hosted a two-day event that included stalls

PROJECT IMPACT

The project engaged health officials from seven cities and 48 municipalities to help in the fight against dengue.

from all sectors of society with information about methods of prevention, education about HIV/AIDS, free testing and counseling. PROJECT IMPACT

The event included 11 stalls from partners and was

Campagne de Sensibilisation et de Dépistage du Diabète et Dons d’insuline aux Malades du Diabète (Awareness Campaign, Diabetes Screening and Insulin Donations to Diabetes Sufferers) | 2008 JCI Abidjan Elite (JCI Côte d’Ivoire) COMMUNITY NEED

To increase awareness of and help prevent diabetes

attended by about 300 people.

APPUI VIH en Milleu Scholaire (Support HIV Education) | 2013 JCI Action Djougou (JCI Benin) COMMUNITY NEED

To educate students about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members partnered with INSP and the Anti-Diabetic Centre Abidjan to identify people with diabetes and educate them on how to take treatments correctly. Insulin was donated and distributed to those in need. PROJECT IMPACT

This project continued for five years and has helped raise awareness of diabetes in the community.

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Action Djougou partnered with PSI ABMS, Africare NGO City and Radio Solidarity to provide testing at schools and offer counseling for treatment. PROJECT IMPACT

This project screened 400 students for HIV/AIDS and STIs and referred 20 to treatment.

Open Doors Over Chronic Disease II | 2013 JCI Innovation (JCI Haiti) COMMUNITY NEED

To fight against HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and to help raise awareness of prevention methods ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members hosted a two-day event that included a conference about diseases and prevention, a mobile clinic and screenings for breast and cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and hypertension. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 500 people were screened for various diseases, and those with positive diagnoses received treatment.

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MDG #7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability TARGET 7. A Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources TARGET 7. B Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss TARGET 7. C Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation TARGET 7. D Achieve, by 2020, a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers

MDG #7 OVERVIEW

When people think about poverty, the environment is probably not on the top of the list of priorities. But as with other issues addressed by the MDGs, environmental issues negatively affect the poor to a greater degree than the wealthy. Forests, for example, are an important resource for the poor, but they are continuing to disappear. Water and sanitation are critical to environmental sustainability as well as to health and prosperity. Although the world met one target five years early — to halve the proportion of people without access to improved sources of water — 748 million people still lack that access. Or consider clean air: carbon dioxide emissions globally have increased more than 50% since 1990. 1

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JCI AND MDG #7 The issues surrounding environmental sustainability

Many JCI organizations worked to raise awareness of

are wide-reaching and diverse. JCI members focus in

the issues surrounding climate change. Greenhouse

on the community level of a global problem, asking

gas emissions are leading to climate change caused

what they can do as a group of young active citizens

by humans at a scale the world has never seen. 2 By

locally to make an impact globally. JCI members

educating communities about the existence of these

understand that we live in an interconnected world

issues and each individual’s role in reversing these

where the actions of citizens in Estonia can and do

trends, citizens can begin to take action.

affect the lives of citizens in Ecuador. JCI members have brought together communities of Environmental sustainability requires education

concerned citizens around the world to begin taking

of the population. It’s critical that individuals

action for environmental sustainability. These projects

understand the issues on a broad scale and how

often start at the beginning, focusing on cleaning up

their own actions can either contribute to the

the community. An added benefit of a community-

problem or to the solution.

based clean up project is that citizens begin to feel a greater ownership for their parks, roads and other

The decisions made by individuals as well as

community spaces when they have invested their

communities, governments and businesses — both

own time and resources in beautifying them.

small and multinational — are impacting our planet in stark ways. Rich countries consume energy

Collectively, JCI members have planted thousands

at alarming rates and often wastefully while one

of trees, raised awareness in communities around

billion of the poor cannot fulfill basic energy needs.

the world and motivated countless citizens to take

This high energy use has contributed to higher

ownership of their communities and take action for a

greenhouse gas emissions.

healthier planet.

1

www.un.org/millenniumgoals/environ

2

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www.millenniumcampaign.org

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After a large oil spill on the Taean Peninsula in December 2007, JCI Korea members gathered more than 45,000 active citizens to restore and clean the oil-ridden beaches through an initiative which lasted more than two and a half years.

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Let’s Do It! | 2008

Clean Mind, Clean Ghana Campaign | 2013

JCI Estonia

JCI Accra Royale (JCI Ghana)

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To clean up the country, remove waste and combat

To educate the community on the effects of improper

pollution

waste disposal, and promote recycling and environmental

ACTIONS TAKEN

sustainability

Members of JCI Estonia created a virtual garbage mapping

ACTIONS TAKEN

system and hosted a major one-day clean up across the

JCI members cleaned up garbage in communities and

country to remove waste and garbage dumps.

worked with the local government and Ministry of Rural

PROJECT IMPACT

Thousands of volunteers participated, the country was cleaner, and this project launched a global movement.

Development to develop sanitation strategies and clean up programs. Members also visited schools to discuss proper sanitation. PROJECT IMPACT

This project raised awareness of sanitation issues, created

Go Green Project | No Date Available JCI Chenduran Polytechnic College Pudukkottai (JCI India)

partnerships to improve the community and brought together groups of young people to help clean up the community.

COMMUNITY NEED

To plant trees and create a pollution-free environment

Clean Up!

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI Korea-Taean (JCI Korea)

JCI members partnered with a college campus to plant

COMMUNITY NEED

trees and engaged others to join in the planting of the trees.

To ensure environmental sustainability by restoring the

PROJECT IMPACT

community following a devastating oil spill

This project resulted in 1000 trees being planted and

ACTIONS TAKEN

maintained by a college gardener and JCI members.

Nearly 80 members of JCI Korea-Taean and 45,000 volunteers ran clean-up projects along the shoreline affected by the oil spill for two and half years. A disaster

Liter of Light | 2011 JCI Cauayan Bamboo (JCI Philippines) COMMUNITY NEED

To find a low-cost alternative for lighting in slum areas ACTIONS TAKEN

headquarters was also set up for volunteers and distribution of supplies. PROJECT IMPACT

JCI, along with community members and local governments united for this event. The spill was successfully cleared, saving wildlife, people’s homes and preventing disease.

JCI members helped residents make an alternative lighting source: a liter bottle filled with liquid and some chlorine. These lights were installed in houses to provide free lighting during the day. PROJECT IMPACT

This project brought low-cost energy to eight cities in seven provinces.

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Campaign for Recycling Among the Friends of Trees | 2008

Installation of Cold Drinking Water Stalls | 2012 JCI Shaktinagar Powercity (JCI India)

JCI Lebanon

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To help relieve the summer heat by providing safe drinking

To help the environment and motivate the biggest

water

consumers of paper to recycle

ACTIONS TAKEN

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members identified four areas for possible installation

JCI members worked with the Ministry of Environment

then installed drinking stalls at shopping areas and busy

in Youth Shadow Government to provide trainings to companies about recycling techniques and the importance

intersections to be open during the summer heat. The organization appointed caretakers to maintain each stall

of recycling

with help from the Local Organization.

PROJECT IMPACT

PROJECT IMPACT

About 400 companies received the training, and the project

This project provided access to safe drinking water in the

raised awareness about the importance of recycling.

Clean Cities Across Ukraine | 2007

summer heat to nearly 300 people using the stalls each day.

JCI Kyiv, JCI Chernivts, JCI Poltava and JCI Odesa (JCI Ukraine)

Conference on Sustainable Development, Windmills and Renewable Energies | No Date Available

COMMUNITY NEED

JCI Centre and JCI Lyon (JCI France)

To engage young citizens of Ukraine and clean up four cities ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members partnered with the ecological commission, city councils and schools to clean up areas in four cities and plant trees. PROJECT IMPACT

The project resulted in 30 lectures about environmental sustainability in schools and engaged 1100 volunteers in cleaning up communities. About 700 bags of waste were removed, and 200 trees were planted.

COMMUNITY NEED

To initiate a dialogue about alternate solutions to the energy model and to show the importance of renewable energies ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Centre organized a conference about sustainable development. Members of JCI Lyon organized a conference on windmills and renewable energies. PROJECT IMPACT

This project raised awareness for the importance of renewable energies and alternate solutions for energy challenges and included participation from the French Ecology and Sustainable Growth Minister.

“One Thing That’s Green” Tree Planting | 2013 JCI Philippine–New York (JCI USA) COMMUNITY NEED

To support environmental sustainability and restore biodiversity after Hurricane Sandy ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members partnered with the New York Restoration Project, Million Trees NYC and Jet Blue to run an annual project to celebrate Earth Day. Volunteers visited Highland Park to plant trees to replace some of the 30,000 trees that Hurricane Sandy destroyed in New York. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 2500 trees were planted.

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Through educational shows and performances, JCI GO Koda (JCI Estonia) members taught children and their families about the importance of environmental sustainability. This nation-wide tour used puppets and decorations made completely from recycled materials and covered a variety of topics including saving electricity, recycling plastics and changing wasteful habits.

Worldwide, 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved sanitation. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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In Cambodia, JCI Phnom Penh collaborated with local government and sponsors to provide two communities with four water wells which would help 80 families gain access to clean water.

Globally, 147 countries have met the drinking water target, 95 have met the sanitation target and 77 countries have met both. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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Clean Water for Better Health | 2013–2015 JCI Phnom Penh (JCI Cambodia) COMMUNITY NEED

To provide clean and safe water to communities ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members looked at the historical trend of the consequences of lack of access to water and created a project to provide wells to villages in the area. PROJECT IMPACT

The project built four wells, provided clean water to villages and increased awareness of the importance of water to a healthy life.

Plantation d’arbres (Tree Planting) | 2010 JCI Bobo-Dioulasso (JCI Burkina Faso) COMMUNITY NEED

To demonstrate active citizenship by fighting against deforestation ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members identified sponsors for funding and designated a target area for tree planting. Then, they engaged members to plant the trees in locations protected from animals and develop maintenance plans. PROJECT IMPACT

Members planted 175 trees and were educated about global issues.

Garbage Wolf and Super Rabbit TV Puppet Show | 2013 JCI Go Koda (JCI Estonia) COMMUNITY NEED

To raise awareness of environmental issues among children ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Go Koda created a television series featuring a puppet show about environmental issues. The puppets demonstrated how to sort garbage, why to use environmentally friendly products, the consequences of waste and other environmentally sustainable behaviors. PROJECT IMPACT

Children learned about the importance of taking care of the environment.

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MDG #8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development TARGET 8. A Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system TARGET 8. B Address the special needs of least developed countries TARGET 8. C Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States

TARGET 8. D Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries TARGET 8. E In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries TARGET 8. F In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications

MDG #8 OVERVIEW

While the first seven MDGs are mostly enacted in the developing world, responsibility for MDG 8 rests primarily with developed countries to do their part to ease the burden on poor countries. This MDG touches issues like trade, sustainable debt relief, aid and access to resources like technology and pharmaceuticals. Rich countries spend twice as much per year to protect their markets through subsidies, tariffs and quotas than they do on aid for developing countries. The poorest region in the world — sub-Saharan Africa — spends US $14.5 billion every year paying back debts to rich countries and institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. 1

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JCI AND MDG #8 Providing a vaccine to a child or clean water

Another was through Corporate Social Responsibility

for a family is tangible and represents the most

(CSR). JCI members have been committed for years

fundamental building block of the MDGs. MDG

to promoting CSR through JCI’s partnership with the

8, however, focuses on less tangible issues that

UN Global Compact.

operate on a much broader global scale. A key asset of the JCI community is the network Although these issues can be abstract, the

itself. JCI members are young and passionate with a

consequences are very real. As a result of the debt

diverse set of skills and professional backgrounds.

crisis, 7 million children die each year. Out of 22 rich

These young active citizens are tapped into a global

countries that pledged to spend 0.7% of national

community that magnifies the impact of any one

income on aid in 1970, only five have kept their

individual member or Local Organization.

promise. Imagine the lives that could have been 1

Many JCI projects have capitalized on this

saved if these promises were kept.

interconnectedness to reach across the globe to These issues play out on the international stage far

connect two or more JCI organizations to share

beyond the reach of ordinary citizens. So how could

knowledge and forge connections that elevate

JCI members working to create a global impact take

initiatives to a global scale.

action locally? Other projects have worked to open dialogue or One answer was by using their voices. National

raise awareness about trade issues. Regardless of

governments and international entities needed to

the topic within MDG 8, JCI members have used

hear that citizens cared about these issues and

their resources, commitment and passion to bring

would not stand for their governments failing to keep

together disparate partners and work to create

their promises.

positive change felt on a global scale.

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www.millenniumcampaign.org

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NAMA Products from Namibia | 2013

I am Mali | 2014

JCI West Bohemia (JCI Czech Republic)

JCI Bamako Elite (JCI Mali)

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To help NAMA, a sheltered workshop in Namibia, establish

To develop a global partnership for development by

a market for their products in the Czech Republic

educating citizens on their civic duties in order to achieve

ACTIONS TAKEN

social stability

NAMA products has a workshop in Namibia of about 50

ACTIONS TAKEN

women who create jewelry, textiles and other handicrafts.

Members gathered help from national authorities and

Members of JCI West Bohemia built a partnership with

campaigned for Malians to recognize and accept their

NAMA to help sell their products in the Czech Republic.

civil responsibility to vote in elections. Voter training

PROJECT IMPACT

About 50 women and three men have had continued employment with NAMA thanks to this partnership.

courses were provided to the citizens of Mali as well as the widespread distribution of marketing materials supporting the “I am Malian – I Vote” logo. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 30 Local Organizations in Mali participated

Delices Capitales | 2014 JCI Freibrug (JCI Germany) and JCI Syria COMMUNITY NEED

in voter training courses creating the largest caravan of awareness for peace and reconciliation that Mali elections have ever held. The voter participation rate rose from 20% to 48%, contributing to the return of democracy in the country.

To share knowledge and create sustainable energy sources abroad ACTIONS TAKEN

Fair Trade Day | 2008–2015

JCI members from Syria and Germany searched for

JCI Oslo (JCI Norway)

universities and organizations to partner with to develop solar energy and exchange ideas. As a result, the JCI members created a solar energy plant at a university in Syria. PROJECT IMPACT

This project created an alternate energy source and established a lasting international partnership between JCI

COMMUNITY NEED

To increase knowledge of fair trade and CSR ACTIONS TAKEN

Members of JCI Oslo hosted an annual conference about CSR with a focus on fair trade. The conference included a seminar and networking sessions.

organizations. The group plans to expand the project to

PROJECT IMPACT

establish another solar energy system in Lebanon.

This project attracted 60 attendees each year and raised awareness about the importance of CSR in the community.

Sulong Dunong (Advancing Knowledge Among the Youth) | 2008 JCI Mandaluyong (JCI Philippines) COMMUNITY NEED

To promote computer literacy ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members hosted trainings about how to use computers and computer programs. They also distributed books and pamphlets on computer skills. PROJECT IMPACT

More than 1000 students attended the seminars.

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JCI Bamako Elite (JCI Mali), with the help from national authorities, campaigned for Malians to recognize and accept their civil responsibility to vote in elections by providing voter training courses and starting a national marketing campaign.

Official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 percent in real terms between 2000 and 2014, reaching $135.2 billion. SOURCE: 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report.

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To increase the awareness and knowledge covering CSR and Fair Trade, members of JCI Oslo in Norway hosted their annual conference which included a seminar and networking sessions.

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How to do Business with Japan | 2005

Cooperation with AMSIS | 2011

JCI 80 (JCI Dominican Republic)

JCI Iceland

COMMUNITY NEED

COMMUNITY NEED

To increase business between Japan and the Dominican

To empower young girls to be more independent and have

Republic

better lives

ACTIONS TAKEN

ACTIONS TAKEN

JCI members hosted a conference about trade rules and

The Global Education Movement (AMSIS) started in Iceland

regulations between Japan and the Dominican Republic.

working to establish a knowledge center for young women

The conference, which included speakers from both

in Dakar, Senegal. JCI Iceland supported the movement by

governments, also encouraged businesses to connect and

helping with funding and teaching materials.

increase trade between the two countries. JCI members worked with the Japanese embassy and organized meetings with government officials to discuss how to make trade

PROJECT IMPACT

This project helped develop a global partnership to empower young women.

possible. PROJECT IMPACT

About 400 people attended the conference, and the project increased relations between the two countries.

Papayalanana | 2008 JCI La Martinique (JCI France) COMMUNITY NEED

One Stop Shop Regional Web Site for Entrepreneurs | 2003–2004

To develop the fruit market and increase fruit consumption

JCI Curepipe (JCI Mauritius)

ACTIONS TAKEN

COMMUNITY NEED

seasonal fruits with nutritional information about the fruits.

To create a comprehensive guide to businesses in Mauritius

Members met with potential distribution partners to explore

in the Antilles

Members of JCI La Martinique created a calendar of

ways to distribute seasonal fruits to schools and local

ACTIONS TAKEN

communities.

JCI members collected information from banks, the government and businesses to provide information for

PROJECT IMPACT

companies and professionals through a website hosted in

This project increased local knowledge of the benefits of fruit

partnership with Telecom Plus.

consumption and created partnerships to distribute fruit.

PROJECT IMPACT

The project created an online forum to exchange business information and developed partnerships with companies

JEF–JCI Eurometropole Forum | 2011–2015

and professionals.

JCI Berlin (JCI Germany) COMMUNITY NEED

To represent the voices of 500 young entrepreneurs on the

IT Symposium: “Live IT. IT Live” | 2004

Eurometropolis Region Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, a European

JCI Victoria (JCI Hong Kong)

Territorial Cooperation Group that brings together 147 French and Belgian communes

COMMUNITY NEED

To explore how IT usage can be increased and better

PROJECT ACTIONS

utilized

The JCI members used the network of 14 JCI Local Organizations to organize a conference with speakers from

ACTIONS TAKEN

different regions on the economic and social development

JCI members organized a seminar, trade shows and

of the group.

discussion forums about the use of IT.

PROJECT IMPACT

PROJECT IMPACT

This project brought together 10 organizations, 20 speakers and about 400 people for the two-day event.

This project resulted in an annual conference about global partnerships for economic development.

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Message from JCI Secretary General Arrey Obenson Since 2004, JCI members have mobilized communities

continue on the mission we started by advancing the

around to world to identify with the Millennium

Millennium Development Goals, but we will embrace the

Development Goals and have taken action to implement

future by accepting our responsibility as young people to

solutions. The Millennium Development Goals served as a

ensure that we are creating opportunities for every human

great opportunity to show JCI members how their action,

being to achieve the greatest potential as well as ensuring

though local, had tremendous impact globally. It showed

that we are preserving resources for the next generation.

young people that when united by common purpose they

By embracing the Sustainable Development Goals, in

have the ability to change the world.

essence, we commit to continuing to create development opportunities that will empower young people to create

Inspired by the Millennium Development Goals, JCI

positive change.

members embarked on a new era of impact, challenging the status quo and committed to eradicate one of the world’s greatest killer diseases — malaria. Looking back, it will always be remembered that JCI played a key role in creating awareness in over 100 countries in the fight to end malaria and consequently helped reduce malaria deaths by half in just five years. This is just one of many areas in which JCI members advanced the Millennium Development Goals in the last decade. As we submit this report to the United Nations SecretaryGeneral, we are not oblivious to the fact that there are still inequalities in the world, that too many people still live in abject poverty, that children still die of preventable diseases, that our efforts to fight climate change still lag behind and that too many women still die in child birth. Looking to the future, JCI commits to do more by embracing the Sustainable Development Goals, by uniting all sectors in communities across the world to create sustainable impact. Through taking ownership of the Sustainable Development Goals, JCI will lead and mobilize millions of young people around world to join in a new movement for global sustainable development. As we make this commitment, we will hold both our community stakeholders and ourselves accountable in building a world where livelihood of every human being is dignified and every child is born into a world of opportunities. Through our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, we will not only

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JCI will be the organization that unites all sectors of society to create sustainable impact.


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