One World Charity Challenge final

One World Charity Challenge final will take place on Monday

One World Charity Challenge final will take place on Monday

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The One World Centre’s ‘One World Charity Challenge’ will be held at the Manx Musuem, Douglas, on Monday.

The H&S Davidson Trust and the IoM International Development Committee will distribute £11,600 to Manx-registered or Manx linked charities working around the globe.

Year 12 students (16 to 17 year olds) from the island’s secondary schools have been challenged to speak out for people living in the developing world by giving a presentation about the work of their chosen charity. Judging criteria includes an analysis of the effectiveness of the charity, how the charity has worked toward the Milliennium Development Goals and changed the life of a young person, teamwork, empathy and presentation. The final is the result of a six month project run in the schools.

The six teams in the final are:

Ballakermeen representing Pestalozzi (education scholarships - internationally)

Castle Rushen - Pahar Trust (education in Nepal)

IOM College - Send A Cow (farming in Africa)

King William’s College - Namaste Children’s House (orphanage in Nepal)

QEII - Pump Aid (water projects in Africa)

St Ninian’s - Malawi Mission Project (water in Malawi)

The judges are: Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Phil Gawne MHK and David Anderson MHK, both of which are on the government’s International Development Committee, the Department of Education and Children’s Paul Craine, Haresh Measuria of the Karsons Family Foundation, the Arts Council’s Breesha Maddrell, Global Vision International’s Jacqui Keenan as well as one student judge from each school.

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