ANNUAL REPORT 2007
ONE WORLD ONE HOPE THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IS COMMON VISION AND GLOBAL 1 COMMITMENTS
TAKE ACTION AND BE PART OF SOLUTIONS
“TOGETHER WE CAN END THE POVERTY !” 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Our Mission ... 4 Our Vision ... 4 Our Objectives ... 4 Our Values ... 4 Letter from the President of WFWO ... 5 Responding to the World Needs ... 6 Introduction ...7 Sustainable Development Projects ...9-10 Program Operations and Partnership ...13-18 WFWO’s Projects to Contribute to MDGs ...21 WFWO’s Partnership...22-23 Projects Operations by Region...24 Special Programs ...25 International Meetings and Events ...26-28 Financial Highlights...29-31 Closing message by Board Directors ... 34
Our Mission WFWO’s mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain the hope for better future and improve their quality of life through the access to food security, drinking water, health, education, poverty, HIV - AIDS programs, micro credit, using local skills and practical, sustainable technologies to support development humanitarian projects on relief and rehabilitation programs, to secure the empowerment of indigenous peoples, local communities, women, groups and individuals in developing countries.
Our Vision WFWO's vision is of a world where everyone has access to food security, health, childhood, drinking water, education, environmental issue and promote the right of every women and man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
Our Objectives WFWO’s objectives is to increase public awareness about global development issues, and focuses and development cooperation’s, and resources mobilizations through fundraising campaigns, to support to achievements and the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) targets by 2015.
Our Values The WFWO Main Value and Approach, we believes on People, and shared responsibility among People, dialogue among cultures, and commitment to development issues, diversities and peace and justice for Global change.
RESPONDING TO WORLD NEEDS THE MOST IMPORTANT TO ANY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM , IS TO REACT CREATIVELY TO BUILD BETTER WORLD. THIS WILL GIVE US REAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH PARTNERS VOLUNTARIES, COMMUNITIES, GOVERNMENTS AND DONORS TO DO IT RIGHT TO ACHIEVE OUR COMMON OBJECTIVES.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF WFWO Dear Friends and Partners, The challenges at hand are complex, multi-dimensional and globally interlinked, and require our collective commitment. In this respect, the vital need to scale up efforts to meet targets espoused in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are fast approaching, cannot be overstated. At World for World Organization lessens learned, we know that poverty can be eradicated and is solvable, and with your support, we can move closer every day to the solution. However the poverty remains one of the worst crises of our times. It doesn’t just affect one person or one family or one country the hall world. WFWO and is partners is working hard to ensure an integrated approach to the implementation of sustainable development goals. We fully recognize that the realization of the MDGs, and indeed of all other internationally agreed development goals, will be difficult without a clear framework for environmental sustainability. In this context, we accord urgent priority to the implementation of our obligations under a number of instruments on environment. These provide a genuine global framework for international co - operation and therefore should be given necessary resources to ensure their effective and sustainable implementation. WFWO is small but is dynamic organization which is making the difference since its establishment 9th year ago. WFWO needs international cooperation and partnership to consolidate its development objectives. Many a times there are perceptions that upper-middle income can effectively respond to development challenges. Far from it – international partnership and support is necessary for us to succeed. In this regard, we look forward to consistent and assured cooperation on among others, capacity building, technology transfer, research and sustainable development projects food security, water, health, education and environment technologies. We face a food emergency and a global financial crisis. Humankind’s assault on the natural environment continues. There is political repression in too many countries. And as ever, the most vulnerable continue to be on the frontlines of hardship and abuse. The luckiest among us, those who are spared the most negative effects of disaster, poverty or instability, cannot turn a blind eye. The cascading effects of abuse and indifference can eventually engulf the entire planet. Rights and especially their violation, must hold the whole world in solidarity. The loss of life and the loss of productivity resulting from poverty affect every country in the world. Therefore, I have the privilege to be part of the WFWO team to support its objectives. In our daily work we do every day we see not only the level of need in the field, but also the incredible strides WFWO takes in meeting those needs to contribute the Millennium Development Goals to be reached by 2015. WFWO is there to take action on the front lines to support population when is needed and when its possible, and it is making an enormous difference. It supporting sustainable development programs components focus on, food, health, water, infrastructure and micro credit , grants and loan and in particularly the education for all, for example to get children into school and provides them nutrition’s meal and infrastructural facilities is essential, and also to provides technical assistance to local population to rebuild their communities. One of my human successes stories in my most recent mission to Uganda. In a small village, what I learned that the life-altering effects of an sustainable development program supported by WFWO, in partnership with the local community organization. The rural population participating in this program before had no future. Yet the results of this effort were remarkable, after the first phase of the execution of the program, and due to sustainable development components, poverty, health, food, water, HIV/AIDS, education ect, the local communities had learned how the help themselves to plant the crop, harvest the crop, and take benefit of it. But the most important to me, was the look of accomplishment and delight on their faces. I was tremendously humbled by their dignity and justice strength. It reinforced for me that what WFWO with its small contribution and support provided can make the difference. The people I’ve met in Uganda, and in other regions around the world, want only to see their children live and grow healthy and go to school and have sufficient food. And technical assistance how they learn how to help make that happen to help themselves and family. It is my hope that we will all act on our collective responsibility to uphold the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration. We can only honor the towering vision of that inspiring the world hope right when its principles are fully applied everywhere, for everyone. We owe it to ourselves to work together to protect our world ecosystems and build better standards of life today and for future generations. You helped to make that happen. I hope you will continue to help the WFWO save lives and build futures. Sidi Cherif, Executive President, WFWO
THE MAIN ACTIVITIES ACHIEVED A S P E R S T R AT E G Y P L A N F O R 2 0 0 7
Seeking to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the international community, WFWOâ€™s strategy plan and orientation, pursuit of development objectives nationally and internationally, the WFWO will continue to place highest priority on initiatives in the following areas: (a) improvement of food security, health, educations, with particular emphasis on the needs of women and youth; (b) developing rural financial services that reach isolated populations without previous access to financial markets and are well integrated into the national financial sector framework; (c) capacity building in support of decentralized decision-making processes for participatory rural development; (d) natural resources management and the environment, with emphasis on supporting anti-decertification initiatives; (e) public awareness; (f) fundraising; (g) Communications support Projects (h) portal facilities for NGO Network, to support the MDGs;
To achieve these objectives,WFWO and its partners, will continue to stress the importance of gender-differentiated target group participation in defining project objectives and priority activities; maximizing the use of local knowledge and experience; and pursuing a strategic orientation to the WFWOâ€™s investments through strengthened collaboration with United Nations NGO Section DESA, governments, civil society. Private sector and other donors to ensure that project interventions fit closely within the context of overall economic and sectorial development strategies for individual countries.
The main activities and projects contributed by WFWO in 2007, as per strategy plan focusing on sustainable development projects and grants already operating to contribute to the MDGs objectives and the most important aims for 2007, as well as Campaign worldwide to raise public awareness on global development issues.
“World Food, Climate Change Crisis and War Is a Main Cause of Humankind Instability“ More
than 900 million people in the world - 600 million of them children go hungry every day, and every day, 40,000 people die of hunger -18,000 of them children. Yet it is a crisis we can act to end the poverty. We have enough food production in the world to feed every man, woman and child, and is their right to leave in dignity and justice as we do.
World For World Organization(WFWO) supporters and Friends (FWFW) is dedicated and committed to fight to contribute to end world poverty. Our programs work is to build support to local communities around the world and in the fight against global poverty. All WFWO supporters and Friends are committed to continue to support WFWO and work together to achieve our aims under slogan “One World One Hope“, the major supporters respond to our call, are private sector, financial institution, foundations, and individuals, in particularly the effort provided by the WFWO advocacies networks of the Goodwill Ambassador for Development and Friend of WFWO, and through the fundraising efforts support WFWO’s lifesaving global food assistance and sustainable development programs in developing countries. We are all affected by climate change, but the poorest regions are already its first victims. The hardest hit will be the hundreds of millions of vulnerable people who are already undernourished: small farmers, forest-dwellers, herders and fishermen. Climate change will also have an impact on land and water availability and on biodiversity. In the lower latitude regions, changes in temperature and rainfall and increased frequency of extreme weather events risk causing significant reductions in agricultural production. In Africa for example, the consequences of climate change could be dramatic for a continent that will have a population of 2 billion people within the next 40 years. Climate change could also increase migration to richer countries and higher sea levels could force many communities living in low-lying coastal areas and deltas to migrate to higher land. These risks for food security should therefore be placed in a radically new ecological, social and economic context. In this regard, the development of biofuels creates new additional pressure on agricultural production and modifies the agricultural economic context. World agriculture must face all these new challenges in a context of food crisis that requires a global response in the short, medium and long term, taking into account circumstances that are undergoing profound change. The world food crisis has had tragic social and political consequences in recent months, with demonstrations and even riots. In different continents, it can still endanger world peace and security. 8
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IS THE KEY TO END OF POVERTY WFWO's Sustainable Development Project means meeting the needs of today (food, heath, drinking water, shelter, education, environment, jobs, home,
micro credit, etc.) without compromising the ability of future
generations from also
meeting those same needs.
We believe that with the solidarity of all and in the power of our supporters, individuals, private sector, local actors, and others to support WFWO to achieve its mission in world toward promoting sustainable
development and to contribute the achievement of the
9 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the globally endorsed targets to
reduce extreme poverty by 2015.
OUR PROGRAM HELPS LOCAL COMMUNITIES DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS Our Sustainable Development Program and Operations Priorities include: WFWO believes that people together can create a fair world, free of poverty and injustice. A fair world respects the basic rights of all human beings to leave in dignity and justice: • • • • • • • • •
Women and man decent living to support themselves and their families Basic education and healthcare Get help in life-threatening disasters Speak out for their rights To promote women’s gender equality be treated as equal Food and water is right for Humankinds Sustainable development projects in developing countries Environmental education and support Support homeless and build of schools and hospital
WFWO builds lasting solutions to global poverty and injustice. We working close cooperation with our partners and donors around the world to change the policies and practices that perpetuate human suffering. We support organizations in poor communities overseas in their struggle to secure basic rights. WFWO’s advocacy and campaigns for just policies are rooted in the 10 knowledge and experience gained in that struggle. Taking action on women’s rights To end global poverty and injustice, the most important thing we can do is help secure women’s rights and ensure equality, in developing countries the women’s are contributed to the family for more than 70% income including, assistance to children, home, and in the work.
Why are women’s rights so important and sustainable development programs ?
Women’s rights are human rights. When women’s rights are respected, women are healthier, better educated and better paid. Children thrive and so do communities – lasting benefits for generations to come. Why action is needed now: • More than 70% of people living on less than $1 a day are women • 80 million children have no access to school – most of them girls • Each day 1,400 women die in pregnancy and childbirth • Young women are two to six times more at risk of HIV infection than the population as a whole • One in five women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime • Across the world, on average, only 16% of elected politicians are women • Laws that promote gender equality are often ignored in developing countries to be increase women’s capacity to secure and defend their rights.
Our work is driven by a core belief in basic human rights. We believe all women and men are endowed with basic rights that are central to the eradication of poverty. The right to a sustainable livelihood We support women and men to achieve food and income security, decent working conditions and increased protection of the natural resources on which they depend. The right to basic services We support women and men to gain access to basic health care, clean water, sanitation and education for all. The right to life and security We support people caught in the middle of war, violence, natural disasters and the displacement caused to live safe from abuse, harm, suffering, illness and death. Where necessary we advocate for international intervention. The right to be heard We support women and men to achieve their civil and political rights, have their voices heard and to influence decisions that affect their lives. The right to an identity. We support people who are marginalized because of their gender, religion, ethnicity or cultural identity to live free from discrimination and enjoy equal rights and status with others. 10
Some of our key successes program for year 2007 include: The Education program: The high-quality education is the first step towards
a prosperous future; yet, many children in developing countries still living in poverty lack access to even a basic education. That's why achieving universal primary education is a fundamental target of the Millennium Development Goals - eight globally-endorsed objectives addressing extreme poverty in its many forms. •
The WFWO is working to ensure access to primary education in impoverished communities throughout rural areas in developing countries to contribute to MDG's. The sustainable development projects is showing that how this goal can be met through proven, practical investments in education. By constructing and refurbishing schools, training and recruiting teachers, implementing school meal programs and providing learning essentials (desks, chairs, books, computers and internet technology).
For example, by building new classrooms and recruiting more teachers in Asia and Africa, enrollment in one school will increased from approximately 30 students to over 80 since the beginning of the project. In a school, enrollment of girls more than doubled after the construction of a new female classes - helping also to achieve Millennium Development Goal 3, promote gender equality and empower women. Additionally, providing school the assistance to more than 2,000 children has helped to increase attendance while motivating children to stay in school.
WFWO's sustainable development project to support the local population in the rural areas in Africa to help targets group empower themselves by taking charge of their local economy and creating news sources on income they can have control upon. Improvement of the infrastructures to be develops to support the population in the area of project. The status of rural communities and the rates of literacy, health, water and sanitary facilities, infrastructure services in one of the less advanced localities in the region on poverty alleviation, the project components focusing on: Agriculture production, Houses for local communities, Education centre, Health centre, Water and sanitary services, Empowerment of women, Employments creation, Micro finance services, Environmental facilities, Capacity building.
THE VOICE OF THE POOR
OUR PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIP FOR 2007 In 2007
WFWO’s projects pipeline were reported that for 4 projects and 5
special programs and grants in 11 countries , showing that 25% increase over 2007/08 including projects phases. We are grateful to all our partners, supporters for all their contributions, private funds, commodities, bilateral contributions co.-financing projects, volunteers staff, services. The WFWO’s will continue to expand our donor base and increase partnerships with the private sector, in order to raise public awareness to support a global development issues. For example in 2006/07 we launched the Goodwill Ambassador for Developments initiative and Friends of WFWO, as well as special events such as Ladies National Volleyball Team Federation to take the initiative to organize a match between the selection of Italian National Team and worldwide Stars, Charity Day October 10th, 2007 organized by our partner 888.Com and other fundraising campaign, to support the WFWO activities operations world wide.
The WFWO strategy plan for 2007/2009, was revised
by the WFWO’s Board
Directors that we should play a catalytic role to give more importance of targeting assistance to population in need focusing on: improving development effectiveness of food security, health, educations, HIV/AIDS, grants, to support sustainable development projects with particular emphasis on the needs of women and children and straighten our relations with our partners, UN NGO Global networks as a result of opportunities to improve our common Projects and Objectives.
More effort needed and reaction to eliminate hunger. Approximately 40,000 people die from hunger and poverty every day, and 300 million malnourished hungry children need our assistance and the solidarity of all. The number of chronically hungry people is on the rise – from 790 million in 1995 to over 850 million today – yet the volume of food aid from global donors has been halved over the past five years. For the first time in decades, we risk losing ground. We must keep our focus on the millions of children, and women, men in the world who are hungry and who receive no support, and on the inequity of hunger.
Our program on HIV/AIDS The main weapon to fights HIV AIDS is prevention
In 2007,WFWO gave form to its HIV/AIDS “One World One Hope” initiative, a major, new effort to alleviate the global impact of the epidemic through expanded programs focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Prevention efforts concentrate on children, mothers, and persons at high risk, such as truck drivers, miners, and prostitutes. Care is focused on children living with AIDS or orphaned by AIDS. Advocacy efforts are directed toward adoption of sound prevention and public health policies. During year 2007,WFWO raised AIDS awareness through sponsoring a special events at all levels in Italy and around world as example the Italian Ladies National Team volleyball to promote HIV/AIDS and through our partners and friends in other countries. In African nations with very high HIV infection ,who were joined by many villagers along the way, organised briefing session focusing of AIDS prevention and providing a special kits for distributions in rural area and communities for a preventions again the AIDS. The kits is composed of (2) condoms, gel cream, (2) napkin hygienic, and small grant and business advice to the poor assumed a larger role in WFWO’s portfolio in 2007, especially in Africa and Asia and Eastern Europe. Agro Invest, a micro-finance institution begun by WFWO, granted loans to small farmers and other communities of hundreds of poor women, many of them refugees, to begin their own business to help themselves to leave in dignity and justice. 14
Program on School Meals Nearly 400 million children suffer from hunger and nutrition in the world today. Approximately 59 million primary school-aged children in developing countries attend school with empty stomachs. The majority of these schoolchildren have no basic food and nutrition to go to school. But the vast majority of hungry childrenâ€”most of them girlsâ€”are not even in school. To confront this problem, WFWO, with the generous financial assistance of individuals donors, foundations, and corporations, supports the WFWO school meals programs as they help solve chronic hunger and promote education around the world. Join us. A little goes a long way. It costs just 25 cents to fill one of the brightly portion to give a hungry schoolchild a healthy meal of porridge, rice, or beans. Here are two examples of how our partners and supporters
are paving the way toward a world without hunger. The WFWO Resource Mobilizations Team,
developed a fundraising program through the support of private sectors and financial institutions to provides a grant, gifts from employees, and donations from caring individuals and organizations and online donation, since 2006.
Assistance Program Components for Schools Meals each year for approximately 45,000 pre-primary and primary-aged children in poverty stricken The program has helped increase school attendance from 35% percent to 55% percent. In 2007, thanks to support through our partner, we expanded its Smart Schools Make Smart Kids program to India, where it provided nutritious snacks to more than 23,000 kids in the poorest of that countryâ€™s WFWO assisted schools. In close collaborative effort of all our supporters, partners, friends of WFWO and NGOâ€™s and the program promotes better health practices and personal hygiene as it helps fight poverty. In 2007, 60 % percent of the children who attended WFWO assisted schools remained enrolled for the entire academic year. In 2007, WFWO program has contribute an significant role with the contribution from our donors and supporters of WFWO, provided 100.000 schoolchildren with school meals/take-home rations in more than eighth countries in developing countries in particularly in Africa. The food provided is always culturally appropriate, it might be a porridge made from a fortified blend of corn and soy; in others it is maize meal, lentils, and pulses (peas and beans); in still others it is vegetable and palm oil, cassava, sorghum and high-energy biscuits. School meals programs do more than feed hungry kids. The program component has also contribute public awareness campaign for rural communities in the region of the program to bring their kids to school, as well as boost morale and physical health and show girls that life holds much promise for a girl with an education. Educated women, in turn, are likely to send their daughters to school, and their daughters to send theirs, thereby increasing a countryâ€™s standard of living generation by generation. 16
Assistance Program components provided by WFWO for Local Community based Organization to support their communities in developing countries: 1. Basic education: assuring teacher training, school supplies, curriculum development 2. Food For education: using food to increase school enrollment and attendance 3. Promotion of girlsâ€™ education: educating girls and helping them achieve status in society 4. Potable water and sanitary latrines: safeguarding health and dignity 5. Health, nutrition, and hygiene education: promoting personal hygiene and school sanitation 6. Systematic de-worming: preventing anemia, stunted growth, and impaired cognitive function 7. Micronutrient supplements: preventing iron, iodine, vitamin A, and other deficiencies 8. HIV/Aids education: providing sexual and reproductive health education for young children 9. Psychosocial support: helping children deal with the traumas they have experienced 10. Malaria Prevention: educating children to recognize the symptoms of and seek treatment for malaria, which accounts for between 10% and 20% of mortality in school-age children 11. School gardens: planting vegetable gardens and promoting agricultural knowledge 12. Improved stoves: promoting use of energy-efficient stoves to lessen forest degradation, a leading cause of food insecurity
Maternal/Child Assistance Program on Health & Nutrition components of the program The great preponderance of poverty people in the world are women and children. Sadly, this is often a cyclical problem, running from malnourished mother to malnourished newborn. WFWO and NGOâ€™s partners builds support for the maternal/child health and nutrition programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa to help break that devastating cycle. These programs focus on those most at risk- pregnant and nursing mothers and infants. In 2007, they helped enhance the health of more than 96.000 malnourished children and 3200 vulnerable women by providing them with special nutritional support. These programs intervene at the most critical times in the lives of pregnant women and developing children to provide nutritional supplements that will promote healthy deliveries for the mothers and proper development for the babies and young children. Additionally, the maternal/ child health and nutrition programs frequently include education and training to help women learn creative ways of improving their familiesâ€™ health and nutrition. Vita cereal is a product designed to end the destructive cycle of malnourishment so often passed from mother to child. A fortified blend of maize, soy, and in 2007, nearly 40.000 on malnourish ed children an d 24.000 invulnerable e women received WFWO supplemental nutrition a assistance support program through our CBO and NGO partners. Chronic malnutrition creates irreparable mental and physical damage in children. It causes stunt-ing leaving a child below the height considered normal for his or her age. It causes under-development of the brain-robbing a child of his or her capacity for full intellectual development. Yet, this, too, is solvable. There is a golden window of opportunity from the time a woman becomes pregnant to the time her child reaches age 18 2 when intervention works.
The following Action has been taken by WFWO to Raise Public Awareness Around the World in 2007: •
In addition to these successes, we are also set apart by the innovative solutions and
partnerships we develop to support the MDGs. By launched of WFWO Goodwill Ambassadors and WFW Friends for more that 1350 networks around word, and we are working with private sector, and other non-profit organizations, governments around the world and leading financial institutions, to raise public awareness and resource mobilizations, and to build a diverse, action-oriented, global coalition to meet the promise of our generation—the end of extreme poverty and to implement the Eight MDGs objectives to be reached by 2015: •
The WFWO highlighted that the partnership with indigenous people group is necessary in order to implement and to achieve the objective of the Millennium Development Goals and to maintain the right of indigenous people sustainable development projects worldwide is for essential so that increasing numbers of the world's indigenous peoples can truly live in dignity, justice, prosperity and peace.
The WFWO also raised public awareness around the world in the occasion of "This year’s World Food Day comes at a time of crisis. Global financial turmoil is exacerbating concerns about rising food and fuel costs, which have already driven 75 million people deeper into the abyss of hunger and poverty.
WFWO react and Raise Public Awareness to focus on Prevention Remains the Best Weapon To Stop HIV/AIDS and Malaria “We are in leaving in year 2008 and the malaria still kills more than one million people in poor developing countries, mostly children, every year, “Malaria is a curable and preventable disease that can be controlled by increasing the use of mosquito nets and other proven interventions, as part of integrated, community-based programs.” Malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries and territories. We still need to do much more in raising awareness of HIV and how to prevent its transmission across the developing world. We must all work harder to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. There's no time to lose.” It is estimated that today, more than 30 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDS, and about 2 million people die every year. Over two thirds of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. In Europe, more than 700,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS with 30,000 new infections reported annually. The HIV/AIDS is one of the main issues preventing developing countries being lifted out of poverty.
In conclusion as one of our partners, we thank you for your support and ask that you please consider recommitting yourself to our global network of partners by including in your year-end charitable giving. Any contribution you can make will help us continue our work to help communities lift themselves out of poverty and give families the same opportunities that you and I would want for our own—this is the core ambition of the "One World One Hope the Millennium Development Goals Millennium is Common Vision and Global Commitments" is proud to work with you to ensure these goals are achieved—through innovation, inspiration and partnership of all forms.
WFWO’s PROJECTS CONTRIBUTE TO EIGHT MDGs
The main objective of the programs is to contribute to the implementation of the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) related to human security. More specifically, the projects aims at addressing the human security needs of the disadvantaged population in developing countries.
1. POVERTY ALLEVIATION (MDGs, Goal 1)
• Poverty alleviation for the populations in all of the countries involved in the project through increasing the revenues of poor families and the rural population and improving the living conditions of women, children and the rural population.
2. EDUCATION (MDGs, Goal 2)
• Education for illiterate women through a literacy program; • Education for the population through a greater public knowledge of healthy nutritional habits; • Education for women and children through creating a radio station designed to provide them with educational programs, micro credit programs .
3. HEALTH (MDGs, Goal 6)
• Health for people with AIDS through Improving their nutritional habits and changing the feeding Habits of families; • Health for people with AIDS and those vulnerable to catching HIV/AIDS, through educating of the population, About healthy behavior and habits; • Health for people through collection of batteries, which will reduce their exposure to harmful environmental pollutants in developing countries
4. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
• Integration and improvement of the socioeconomic conditions of rural women in the areas of intervention of the (Association for the Promotion of Employment And Housing); • Environmental improvement through collection of a greater quantity of batteries, a greater amount of recycling and the introduction of environmentally friendly legislation.
5. WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT (MDGs, Goal 3)
• Women’s empowerment for women who can play a greater role in economic life through participation in a literacy programs and training so that they are proficient in professions such as pottery and sewing; • Women’s empowerment through training women to use and manage communications skills to support other women's including, Micro Credit programs focussing on women.
6. MICRO CREDIT PROGRAMS (MDGs, Goals 1-2-3-8)
• To organize the women into action / self help groups; • To create awareness in the community about their situation, the causes for their poverty and how to over come out of it; • To bring unity and cooperation among the women; • To enhance their earning capacity and improve their standard of living condition through dairy programs; • To train up the beneficiaries in livestock management in new scientific methods & technique; • To introduce small saving schemes and credit management groups among the community; • To strengthen the community to fight against injustice and atrocities on women; • To change the oppressive situation and dependency; • To improve the skills and talents of the rural women; • To educate them to know the fundamental rights of the women and the facilities available with local Government, NGO’s for their development.
The WFWO’s and its Partners, are closely interrelated and integrated the components of the project
activities and objectives on “Promoting UN Partnership initiatives with Local NGOs by Regions and Strengthening their Capacity to Enhance their Contribution to the MDGs for Human Security and Local Sustainable Development”, as shown by the following diagram:
INTERRELATION OF THE PROJECT COMPONENTS, ACTIVITIES & OBJECTIVES OUTPUTS AND RESULTS
ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED COMPONENTS HEALTH
WOMEN RURAL DEVELOPMENT
OBJECTIVES ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
HUMAN SECURITY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR MDG’s IMPLEMENTATION AT ALL LEVELS (Local, Regional, National, Global)
EXPECTED RESULTS / OUTPUTS
FIELD Poverty Alleviation
Increase in revenues of poor and affected families;
Encouragement of economic initiative and agricultural development;
Increase in standard of living of disadvantaged families;
Micro-Credit programs ;
♦ Women and children are enabled to better express themselves and learn; ♦
Exchange and transfer of knowledge enhanced;
Project evaluation available for dissemination to other localities;
Environmental issues better understood;
♦ Identification of groups with bad nutritional habits and subsequent adoption of ♦
adequate nutritional habits; Inform target group on connection between nutrition and health, Increase in
quality in personal hygiene; Consumption of clean drinking water;
Lower HIV/AIDS infection rates;
More voluntary HIV/AIDS testing;
Increased use of condoms;
Creation of educational partnerships on AIDS;
♦ Checked proliferation of harmful/dangerous substances, Increased ♦
contributions relating to the environmental sector of Africa; Signing and Ratifying of an international environmental convention;
Strengthening of transnational environmental network through centralized
operating system; Greater available environmental expertise;
Greater collecting and recycling capacity;
Combating against pollution;
Conservation activities for land and forests;
Education and training about and for environmental activities;
♦ Greater social integration and influence in their families and communities; ♦
Increased female professional participation and revenue earning capacity due
to training; Greater participation in political and economic life;
WFWOâ€™s PROJECTS OPERATIONS BY REGION AFRICA: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, Togo; ASIA: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand; EASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria; LATIN AMERICA: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba; Special Programs & Emergency Operations: ASIA: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand; AFRICA: Kenya, Sudan, Togo, Angola; LATIN AMERICA: Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia;
AFRICA REGION ASIA REGION EASTERN EUROPE REGION LATIN AMERICA REGION SPECIAL PROGRAMS & GRANTS WORLDWIDE
Name of program (I)
Planet - IPS – Communications Support Project to Promote NGO Activities worldwide (phase IV) Location of project: Germany-Italy, USA-France Responsible Organizations Planet – IPS - World For World Organization (WFWO) Description The main objectives of the project are to strengthening the United Nations NGO section and promote the New Millennium
primary education. The main aims of the project Planet-IPSWFWO, will distribute international TV programs in different languages to all European and Worldwide television channels via satellite communications or the internet. 1. In order to increase information on cooperation and development, Planet-IPS also plays out programs, international news and specialized magazines on the subject of cooperation and development to all broadcasters in Europe. Planet-IPS dedicates particular attention to the Non Governmental Organization under the United Nations ECOSOC Status. Attention is also given to Non - Profit Organizations (NGOs) whose activities are linked to issues of cooperation and development in developing countries with limited communications budget. 2. Planet-IPS offers the pay-out of TV - material for broadcasting release of programs, magazines, news and any other events that WFWO organizes on matters of cooperation and development. 3. Planet-IPS will produce a three-minute special program on some of WFWO’s activities including NGO IRENE, for broadcasting via Satellite to promote the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (MDGs) cooperation and development magazine. 4. Planet-IPS will provide all logistical support for any briefing or interview as required by WFWO upon prior consultation.
INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS, ROUNDTABLE SEMINAR BRIEFINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS 2007 1) The main aims of International Meetings and Roundtable / Seminars for 2007, are to promote the Millennium Development Goals and raise public awareness’ on global development issues and to call international leaders and communities to react and to implement to MDG’s to be reached by 2015. The majority of events is organized and sponsored by the World For World Organization and its Partners, under the patronage of local Authorities and hosting selected countries in different Regions of the world; 2) The objectives of Roundtables / Seminars organized, is the culmination of a global learning process that has focused on learning from successful and less than successful efforts to reduce poverty throughout the world and the implementation of the MDGs and other global development issues.
Special Event and Program (I)
WFWO GLOBAL AIDS CAMPAIGN WORLD AIDS DAY, 1st December 2007 - Rome Italy and through the WFWO networks around world In the occasion of the 1st December 2007, The WFWO in partnership with its partners and sponsors, organized a special event and briefing session , the main aims is to promote the Millennium Development Goals objectives against HIV/AIDS, Goal 6, with participations of more than 3000 persons, in presence of Authorities, Academic personality, NGO, Public and Media.
Special Event and Program (II)
WFWO GLOBAL AIDS CAMPAIGN WORLD AIDS DAY, 1st December 2007 - Chieri Italy On the occasion of the United Nations World AIDS Day, celebrations 1st December 2007. The WFWO’s and its Partners Ladies National Volleyball Team and all Stars selection, organized an special event. In this occasion, to raise public awareness to call international communities to react on the problem of the HIV / AIDS worldwide. The event was broadcast by RAI Sport in Eurovision.
Special Event and Program (III)
MINERVA AWARDS, 26 November 2007 - Rome (Italy)
Special event organize by our partner to support the WFWO activities and MDGs, with participation of personalities fro more than 600 personalities from: academic, political, parliament, culture, artist, sport and media.
Special Event and Program (IV)
CHARITY DAY 10h OCTOBER 2007 Special Funding Partner for 2007 888.COM - Charity Day Campaign Around world In 10th October 2007, 888.Com WFWO partner welcomed the launch of World Charity Day 10th October 2007, an unprecedented, global campaign to support (2) international organizations, WFWO and Earth Action Organization - the campaign threw the spotlight on hunger and poverty. Through international promotions and online donations, Charity Day raised â‚Ź41.229 worldwide. Designed to increase public awareness about world poverty and to support the both organizations, engage volunteers, and raise funds, the campaign was spectacularly successful on all fronts. thanks to the managements and staff of 888.Com partner, who they motivated employees and volunteers organized on line games to support the WFWO through Charity Day worldwide .
Special Event and Program (V)
THE FOURTH WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONGRESSÂ 2 - 6 July 2007, Durban (South Africa) Special conference focusing on environmental and education program organized by our partner to support the MDGs objectives Goal 7 with participation of delegation from over 120 countries and for more than 3000 delegates.
Special Event and Program (VI))
UN - NGO - IRENE Coordinators SPECIAL EVENT MDG’S AWARDS ECOSOC and the UN NGO IRENE New York Special event organized by UN NGO IRENE. In 2007 the MDGs Award was granted to the organization which demonstrates the most outstanding impact on the second Goal of MDGs, with participation of NGOs and United Nations and personalities and media .
Special Event and Program (VII)
Briefings Sessions: Universities and Schools in Rome Italy In the Occasion of the United Nations Day, 24 October 2007 the WFWO in cooperation with local authorities a special briefing sessions, was organized for more than 8 Schools and Universities, to promote the MDGs objectives and Global development issues to raise public awareness for youth generations.
Special Event and Program (VIII)
GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIP Events organized by our partner GKP in 2007 • The Women's Summit Putting Women at the Heart of Development Date: 2 August 2007 Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • The International Youth Forum Date: 1 - 3 September 2007 Venue: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt • The 27th International Fundraising Congress Date: 23 - 24 October 2007 Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands • Connect Africa Summit Date: 29 - 30 October 2007 Venue: Kigali, Rwanda • Symposia on Communication for Social Development Date: 1-3 November 2007 Venue: Andra Pradesh, India • United Nations Climate Change Conference Date: 3 - 14 December 2007 Venue: Bali, Indonesia
FUNDING AND SUPPORTERS TO WFWO ACTIVITIES WFWO gratefully acknowledges support from the foundations, private sector corporations, and individuals in 2007. We are enormously grateful to all of our donors, including those whose gifts under $1.00 Can Make the Difference. Every contribution is very important to WFWO.
SPECIAL FUNDING PARTNER FOR 2007 - 888.COM 888.COM - Charity Day Campaign around the world In 10th October 2007, 888.Com WFWO partner welcomed the launch of World Charity Day 10th October 2007, an unprecedented, global campaign to support (2) international organizations, WFWO and Earth Action Organization - the campaign threw the spotlight on hunger and poverty. Through international promotions and online donations, Charity Day raised â‚Ź41.229 worldwide. Designed to increase public awareness about world poverty and to support the both organizations, engage volunteers, and raise funds, the campaign was spectacularly successful on all fronts. thanks to the managements and staff of 888.Com partner, who they motivated employees and volunteers organized on line games to support the WFWO through Charity Day worldwide .
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Keeping our promises: Your contributions are in good hands World For World Organization (WFWO), is committed to addressing the vital need for food security, education, drinking water and health, environment. We aim to increase our impact both directly on the ground through our partner organizations, and indirectly by influencing others and promoting best practice in the field in developing countries, any resources entrusted to us has the potential to be transform on specific projects to be directed to rural communities and population , women, children, and families needed. Revenue and overhead trends In 2007, WFWOâ€™s revenue increased 3.4% percent. Revenue in 2006 included 1% from generous support South Asia relief and rebuilding efforts.
PROGRAM SERVICES HONORING OUR PARTNERS AND DONATORS IN ALL WE DO The WFWO’s, believes the resources at our disposal are a sacred trust of our partners and donors and supporters on behalf of the poor. Due to it is our faith that motivates us to serve the poor, we are accountable not only to our partners an donors and supporters Our commitment to stewardship means we optimize and distribute resources where they are needed most. Programs and costs are carefully monitored and reviewed, donations and grants are used for their intended purposes, and funds are leveraged for maximum impact. Overhead rate is one of several metrics WFWO uses to evaluate the efficiency of our work. We also recognize that Humanitarian projects effectiveness should not be judged by its overhead alone. To successfully carry out our mission of freeing children, women, indigenous and poor peoples around the world from poverty, WFWO regularly monitors and evaluates our programs to ensure the highest quality and efficiency and evaluations, as per WFW’s policy and lending criteria.
MAXIMIZING OUR RESOURCES The WFWO resources mobilizations, funding sources form private cash gifts, government grants, private sector fundraising campaign, special event , individuals and gifts-inMeasuring our stewardship kind - allow us to leverage all sources efficiently and keep overhead low. the leverage to access grants and other donations. As a result, on average, every dollar donated results in more than one dollar in assistance to enrolled in our programs — even after fundraising and administrative costs.
HOW WFWO USE OF DONATIONS OF SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDS BY WFWO ? WFWO, through the trust and support of donors, helped 800.000 people across 9 countries in the Financial Year of 2007 (October 2006 - September 2007). To ensure that every cent is well accounted for WFWO continues to control its costs to the minimum. During this past year, WFWO was able to keep its overheads at 5% of total annual expenses (1% for fund-raising cost and 4% for administration cost) while other funds was used for programs and grants, meaning 95% of donations were directly used for the global relief and sustainable development programs and grants to improve the livelihood of the poor. To enable donors and the general public to understand how donations are effectively
Financial Highlights - 2007 *reserved to rapidly respond to future emergency relief needs and community development programs. This summary was extracted from the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2007 audited by the controller. REVENUE
Private cash contribution Donations of commodities for goods&services International co-financing projects&Direct Grants Other income
Administration Services Programs & Grants Campaign & Fundraising
Resource Governance In order to increase the transparency and accountability of WFWO, we hereby outline our main practices and mechanisms on resource governance.
Fund and Project Management WFWO manages all projects and donations itself and there are rigorous procedures to ensure the proper use of donations. Before confirming support to a project, WFWO ensures the availability of ministry funding and appraises the project plans and budgets based on the needs assessments. All funding and budget commitments follow WFWO's standard policies and procedures and are monitored by WFWO resource mobilization team. After a project is completed, an evaluation is performed to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the project for future improvement as per WFWO policy and procedures guidelines.
Operations Cost Control
Our operations are bounded by strict cost controls. Internal policies and procedures on expenditure are in place to ensure that every dollar raised is properly used. During this past year, only 5% of annual income was spent on administration and fund-raising, while 95% of our income was used for global relief and sustainable development programs and grants.
Audit Committee The Board of Directors set up an Audit Committee in 2006/07. The Committee is comprised of three members; its membership is reviewed every two years by the Board. The Committee considers the appointment and the audit fee of the external auditor, discusses internal and external audit matters, and reviews the annual financial statements and internal control system.
External and Internal Audit WFWO has appointed experts to perform the annual financial audit. Various fund-raising activities and relief projects grants funded by government or international financial institutions and foundations, private sector are also audited by external auditors as required by the Executive President and Board Directors. To ensure ministry quality and the proper use of funds, and that internal monitoring mechanisms are properly in place, the WFWO and the project management team and resource mobilization team have established their own internal audit department. Annual audits and operational audits are performed regularly. Each project team undergoes an independent audit every three years, has also established an internal audit function for many years to enhance internal control and to improve cost efficiency and effectiveness. 31
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 1.
DOES THE MONEY I GIVE ACTUALLY GET THROUGH ?
HOW MUCH DO YOU SPEND ON OVERHEADS?
YES! WFWO manages all projects and donations by its own staff and there are rigorous internal audit procedures to ensure the proper use of donations. In addition, audits are conducted every year to account for every dollar received and we have a policy of hiring auditors of the highest professional reputation to ensure our financial statements give a true and fair view of the state of our organization. Many donors have joined our Supporter or Friends in which they have seen for themselves that not only does their money get there, but that it is wisely used to improve the lives of the children and their communities.
WFWO commits to make the best use of its donations. During the 2007 financial year, administration and fundraising costs were 4.5% and 5% respectively, while 95% of total revenue was used for sustainable development programs and technical assistance. Without the subvention of government, a certain amount spent on administration cost is necessary to ensure services are of good quality and to raise funds and campaigns. 3. ARE MY CONTRIBUTIONS TO WFWO TAX-DEDUCTIBLE ? Yes, if your total charity donation exceeds €10, your contributions to WFWO are tax-deductible and are available for all countries. WFWO provides receipts for all donations, regardless of the amount. To encourage charitable donations, through fund raising network the WFWO was recognized and selected by professional fund raising organizations starting from the financial year 2008-2009. 4. WHO CAN RECEIVE THE ASSISTANCE FROM WFWO ? WFWO's assistance is offered to people in need, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. 5. HOW CAN I KNOW MORE ABOUT WFWO's FUNDING ALLOCATION ? The general public can know more about WFWO's funding allocation through several ways, please visit our website: www.worldforworld.org 6. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION ? Your information is used to benefit your involvement in our activities: a. Enabling you to complete a transaction online b. Issuing you an income tax receipt for your donation c. Updating you with all details of you contribution to support the WFWO activities 7. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION The first protection we ensure you and to confirm you that the World For World Organization (WFWO) will not use or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. The identity of all who contact us through our website will be kept confidential. The use of your information is limited to internal purposes of the WFWO by authorized staff and no other corporation or organization. 8.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THE WFWO ADVOCACY’S NETWORKS ?
• Goodwill Ambassador for Development Networks • Be Friend of the WFWO Networks • Get involved For further enquiry on our use of donations or if you would like to receive a copy of our newsletters or Annual Report, please contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WFWO’s website: www.worldforworld.org 32
Organizational Chart 2008-2009 EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT (EP)
Office of the Executive President (OEP) Policy & Strategy Team (PST)
Executive Board Members (EBM) Board Members Team (BMT)
Executive Secretariat Team (EST)
Planning & Strategy Team (PLST)
Legal Advisers Team (LAT)
Regional Resource Mobilization Team (RRMT) Ambassador for Development Network (ADN)
General Affairs Team (GAT) Financial Team (FT)
Friends of WFWO Network (FWFW)
Operations Team (OT)
Communications Team (CT)
Administration Team (AT)
African Region Team (AFRT)
Public Affairs Team (PAT)
Audit Committee Team (ACT)
Asian Region Team (ASRT)
Media Team (MT)
Partnership Team (PT)
Eastern Europe Region Team (EERT)
Fund Raising & Special Events Team (FRSET)
Latin America & Caribbean Region Team (LACRT)
Publications Photo & Video Team (PPVT)
External Evaluation Team (EET)
Web Coordinator Team (WCT)
Expert Field Consultants Team (EFCT)
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WFWO ADVOCACY NETWORKS REPRESENTATIVES
- Friends of WFWO Network (FWFW)
- Ambassadors for Development Network (ADN)
WFWO BOARD DIRECTORS MESSAGE Dear Friends and Partners,
behalf of the WFWO Board Directors Team, we are pleased presenting the Annual Report, about our work Achievements and impact over year 2007. The WFWO is working with Partners at all level, nationally and internationally, local community, government, small scale providers, NGO, private sector in more than ten of the world’s poorest countries, providing, their support the implement sustainable development projects, in the areas of food security, educations, health, clean drinking water, environment and public awareness to support the Millennium Development Goals, trough the strong funding from our Supporters and Partners who help us to Make the Difference. This approach will ensure the continuity of the sustainability of the benefit of communities and projects targets. Despite of our progress, we need to continue in the coming years to do more efforts to change people's lives trough our partners and supporters to focus to the access of the essential services to help marginalized people’s who deserved our assistance to leave in dignity, justice and to overcome their poverty, On behalf of WFWO’s Board Directors Team, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all our Supporters, Partners, Volunteers and Friends of WFWO who have contributed to our Achievements to Make the Difference. Be part of solutions and help us to do better in the up coming activities in 2008. Alina Clocotan, Secretary General
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