World Scout Foundation gets full support by Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" to promote gender equality and women empowerment
12 Million people
Being interested in constructive cooperation with the global efforts to empower women and youth to play an effective role in their communities, Alwaleed Philanthropies supported The Global Projects Fund to support World Scouting priority projects with the broad aim of inspiring young men and women through the world to work on improving their communities and creating a better world.
- To support Scouting in its work with marginalized communities, providing leadership and intercultural training and outreach supporting young people as social entrepreneurs, and active citizens.
- To support the World scout to provide support to the Member National Scout organizations worldwide in the area of education methods – specifically in Disaster Management, Child Protection, Gender equality. Environmental action and interfaith/intercultural dialogue.
1. Strengthening the Outreach of Scouting in:
- Trained 100 new leaders for the ‘Beginners Course Trainings’ in 12 States.
- Established and developed resource materials in order to implement the ‘Growth Campaigns’ and reviewed the policy of the ‘Youth & Adult Programme’ for scouting.
- Trained 12 facilitators for the Growth Campaigns and have been appointed to coordinate activities in the 12 States.
- Organized 4 regional Review Sessions for the existing training program which involved 3,500 Scout leaders.
- Conducted 6 online webinars for young people on ‘Skills Development.
2. Re-Energising Scouting after COVID-19:
- Launched a campaign to promote Scouting and to build connections with local partners and community leaders. The main outcome: new partners have been identified i.e. Tirana Marathon.
- Conducted 2 training courses for 60 new adult scout leaders on the following topics: 1- Introduction to the Essentials of Scouting. 2- How to present Scouting to stakeholders.
- Established 6 new Scout Groups: 40 adult leaders and 60 young people (one local group involves Afghan refugees).
- Identified 10 towns and villages to be potential locations for new scout groups.
- Participated at the Scout Academy: a European Scout event focused on capacity development, communication, and program in a Scout Organisation.
- Organized activities for 500 Scouts from local groups affected by COVID-19 and also by the earthquake such as summer camps, winter, and spring indoor and outdoor activities, and field trips. In addition to reforestation activities that involved 1000 young people from 10 schools and 10 kindergartens in the area.
- Arranged a training course for 20 Scouts leaders from areas affected by COVID-19 and the earthquake. The activity took place over 10 days and involved 170 Scouts (children, youth, and Scout leaders), delivering more than 2500 volunteer hours.
- Launched a campaign for children from areas affected by COVID-19 and the earthquake which involved more than 30 local groups, 5000 citizens, over 5000 new toys collected, and 6000 service hours delivered. 2000 children benefited from this activity.
- Established a Growth Committee to oversee membership management.
- Organized 5 regional workshops on the topic “Introduction to the essentials of Scouting”.
- Organized training for 50 new Scout leaders in order to prepare them to establish new Scout groups in their schools.
- Trained and assigned 24 Leaders as Project Officers and Assistant Project Officers to oversee and secure the engagement of 124 Local Councils. Each local council contains 15,000–135,000 Scouts.
- Assigned 70 Local Councils to conduct training for Scout leaders.
Katwitwi community success story
18 women from Katwitwi, a settlement located along the Namibia-Angola border were trained in Food For Life by the Namibia Scout project coordinator, Ester Hilundwa, and they are already seeing the benefits:
“We started coming together as village women in the Katwitwi community just to share ideas with others.
For a long time, we did not have much to do as the government could not assist us with anything because unemployment is very high in our country. We were introduced to the Food For Life program by friends that were working on the malaria program in our area.
We took the training with Ester and received a piece of land from our local authority and from there we started working on the plot. It was hard at the start, but as a team we managed to work. Ester helped us we started the project and it really helped in our livelihood. We have our ups and downs, but we need to keep going.
We are facing a lot of challenges, but we keep going because we need to improve our lifestyle for the benefit of our children. We managed to grow tomatoes this season, which I can say was very good for us.
The garden was full of tomatoes all for sale and for our household. We could pay for our children’s school fees. We managed to make a profit of N$ 2,500 (around USD 150), which was used to improve the garden.
After harvesting the tomatoes, we found out there was parasite that has affected our soil, however, we managed to solve it. We used some control methods taught to us during the trainings.“