Friday, January 02, 2009

The Hummingbird Project - Retrospective 2008


The Hummingbird Project - Retrospective 2008 from Rede Cultural Beija-Flor on Vimeo.

View the full version HERE

Thanks to hundreds of individual supporters, including many from the Blogger Global Community, the Children At Risk Foundation completed yet another successful year, one of the most optimistic in 15 years of our existence in Brazil, with almost 1.000 children and young people attended.

This year looks even more promising and we have many exciting and ambitious plans for positive social change in 2009, but without your support none of what you see in this video retrospective would have been possible. The video was made by youth in the programme who only a few years ago never had contact with computers.

It only costs an average USD$400,00 a year to keep a kid protected in our Street Migration Prevention Programme. That’s all it costs to change the destiny of an at-risk child at Hummingbird, which was judged as one of the 12 best projects of São Paulo for the esteemed Deutsches Bank Urban Age Award 2008 in strong competition with 133 organizations. We did not win the $100.000 prize as we had hoped, but we were very proud to be among the 12 finalists.

YOU can help us to realize this year’s plans by contributing any amount or signing up as a regular monthly subscriber.

I will thank you and most certainly our children will too.

2 Comments:

At 4:14 pm, Blogger zambrano2006 said...

I congratulate CARF Brazil for its beautiful job. I love this blog.
From Canary Islands, Spain.
Greetings to everyone.

 
At 5:18 am, Blogger aisha said...

You have really done a great work to share the hidden art of the great man. It is really a nice work by them. Thanks a lot for this
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Basic Scholarships – USD$40.00 - $50.00 per month

Aimed at impoverished younger children participating in our Street Migration Prevention Programme, normally aged between 11 and 14 years of age. This scholarship guarantees their active participation at the Hummingbird Activity Center alongside their essential attendance in public schools. The scholarship helps combat child labor in high-risk families by preventing these children becoming new victims. The scholarship is awarded to those in particularly difficult life situations where survival often becomes a more important factor than the child’s educational needs and mental and physical health. As a regular sponsor you will have the opportunity to stay in contact with your scholarship holder and to follow the changes your sponsorship will be making in this child's life.

Intermediate Scholarships - USD$60.00 - $70.00 per month

This youth scholarship is aimed at developing vocational interests in young people as they grow with our programme, guaranteeing their commitment and eventually leading them on towards an advanced scholarship. A firmer step towards their personal life project. As a regular sponsor you will have the opportunity to stay in contact with your scholarship holder and to follow the changes your sponsorship will be making in this young person's life.

Advanced Scholarship - USD$80.00 - $100.00 per month

Aimed to inspire older youth reach their potential in whatever area they are developing natural or acquired abilities in programmes at the Hummingbird Activity Centre. The scholarship can be used to cover costs for supplementary, external educational courses or for extra training sessions and materials. Such funds would otherwise be an impossible priority for them to obtain within an impoverished family situation. As a regular sponsor you will have the opportunity to stay in contact with your scholarship holder and to follow the changes your sponsorship will be making in this young person's life.

"THE RICH MUST LIVE MORE SIMPLY SO THAT THE POOR MAY SIMPLY LIVE." - Mahatma Gandhi