One World Charity Challenge encourages Year 12 students to develop a personal connection with the third world and charities working overseas.
It is Freedom to Flourish initiative and is sponsored by the H&S Davidson Trust and co-ordinated by the One World Centre.
To meet the Challenge students are asked to research and present the case for a charity of their choice which is either Manx registered or supported by funding from the Manx Overseas Aid Committee.
The presentations are to be lively and insightful showing the work of their charity and how their charity has improved the life of a young person in the developing world.
The Challenge is not just an exercise in creating a presentation. Some of the charities will receive a generous sum of money from the H&S Davidson Trust based on the merits of the team’s presentations. In the four years that this project has been running, more than £50,000 has been awarded to charity from the H&S Davidson Trust with funding being matched pound for pound by the Manx Overseas Aid Committee in 2010 and 2011.
For every team that completes the OWCC, the H&S Davidson Trust add £500 to the total grant pool, so by signing up to the Challenge students make a direct contribution to those in need of help in the developing world.
For students OWCC is an exciting way to developing teamwork, research and presentation skills whilst gaining an understanding of global citizenship.
OWCC is launched in schools in September and one team from each school is selected to take part in the final, which in 2013 takes place at the Manx Museum on 11th March.
The final is a gala-style evening where a panel of judges decide how the grant pool will be distributed between the finalists and which team is the overall winner receiving the Francis Davidson Cup.
For more information, contact One World Charity Challenge co-ordinator Jenni Quillin, email@example.com
The One World Centre, Thie Garey Ny Cloie, Foxdale Road, St Johns, Isle of Man, IM4 3AS. 01624 800464 (1 to 5pm weekdays only).
Charity Challenge 2012 winners Castle Rushen High School - Jade Booth, Mairead Merritt, Lizzy Power, Justine Torry, Siobhan Leonard, and Jorja Gaskell - pictured with His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Adam Wood. The charity they were supporting is KINOE.