THE BODY SHOP FOUNDATION EMEA GRANTS PROGRAMME NEWSLETTER

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THE BODY SHOP FOUNDATION EMEA GRANTS PROGRAMME NEWSLETTER JUNE 2008 The EMEA Grants Panel

THE BODY SHOP FOUNDATION EMEA GRANTS PROGRAMME NEWSLETTER JUNE 2008 The EMEA Grants Panel met in Arundel, UK on 16 May 2008 to discuss the latest grant applications. The panel received 14 applications from all the zones within the EMEA region and a total of eight grants were awarded. All grants fell under one of our agreed funding focuses: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TRAFFICKING WOMEN & CHILDREN’S RIGHTS Total monies granted at this meeting were £ 56, 985. Please find below an overview of the projects the Panel decided to fund as well as an update of some FANGA MUSOW previously funded projects. The Panel agreed to make a donation of £ 7, 900 to Fanga Musow for core running costs of the Fanga Musow shelter for women without residence in Holland. PAPAYE DENMARK The store which The Panel agreed to make nominated the project a donation of £ 4, 450 to will also be invited to Papaye Denmark for assist the shelter with health insurance for school The Body Shop® children in Ghana and the products. development of a plantain SOWETO CONNECTION The Panel agreed to make a donation of £ 4, 972 to Soweto Connection for the Phumelela little artists project to help keep street children off the streets in Marshalltown, South Africa. farm to assist Papaye Ghana to become self sufficient and provide funding for the schools in KVINNA TIL KVINNA the future. FOUNDATION The Panel agreed to make a donation of £ 10, 000 to Kvinna til Kvinna to start co-operation with the organisation “Asuda” in Sulaymaniah in the Kurdish part of Iraq. Asuda gives shelter to women who are at risk from ‘honour’ killings, which have increased significantly recently. DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL Defence for Children International (DCI) is an independent nongovernmental organisation that has been promoting and protecting children’s rights on a global, regional, national and local level for over 25 years. At the time, few international structures were dedicated to a human rightsbased approach to the many problems faced by the world's children. DCI was established in direct response to this void. The Panel agreed to make a donation of £ 9, 740 to DCI Netherlands, for the development of a training curriculum for social workers in Georgia, to help the country improve its care of children at risk of abuse and trafficking.

SAVE THE RHINO A donation of £ 5, 000 was given to Save the

SAVE THE RHINO A donation of £ 5, 000 was given to Save the Rhino for its project Laikipia Wildlife Forum’s Community Conservation programme. SOURCE CONNECTION The Panel agreed to make a donation of £ 4, 993 to Source Connection for the implementation of the Mandia drinking water project in Zambia. TAMPEP The Tampep Association is a small and particularly innovative organisation created out of a network project with the International Tampep Foundation. It promotes actions and policies based on respect for the rights of immigrants, including trafficked, socially discriminated and marginalised women, acknowledging their choices and dignity. The panel agreed to make a donation of £ 10, 000 pounds to Associazione TAMPEP onlus for the project ‘Turnaround’ - helping to repatriate Nigerian women who have been trafficked into Italy. Volunteers for monitoring trips The panel would like to invite volunteers within the EMEA region to visit funded projects within their market to monitor the project and acquire a personal knowledge of how the organizations/projects are getting along. Monitoring visits are vital to the programme and are very motivational for the individual and the group. If a grant has been awarded in your market, or you are visiting a relevant market, and you would like to help please contact Beth Gardner on beth. [email protected] com. BE ON THE PANEL It is an interesting and motivational experience which is open to everyone in the EMEA region. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the EMEA Grants Panel please contact Beth Gardner on beth. [email protected] com. NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL GROUP Send in a nomination if you know of an organisation within our region that should apply for a grant.

PROJECT UPDATE In this section each issue we will give an update on projects

PROJECT UPDATE In this section each issue we will give an update on projects previously funded by the EMEA Regional Grants Panel. REMEMBER, if a grant has been awarded in your market, or you are visiting a relevant market, you could volunteer to monitor a funded project. Please contact Beth Gardner for details. THIS ISSUE: FAENHELLER This organisation is based in Norway and works to raise awareness of child sex abuse and to provide support services to survivors of abuse. Faenheller was granted £ 10, 000 in May 2007 to extend their services across Norway and to improve their website as well as hold seminars to spread the word. On visiting them earlier this year Hilde Vanvik, general Manager of The Body Shop, Norway and a member of the grants panel, discovered that the wholly volunteer based project have been very busy since receiving the grant. They have held one seminar in Trondheim, with almost 100% attendance and they still have money left for another seminar, and maybe even a third one in the south of Norway. Members of the Faenheller team “They say they were very inspired by our recognition of their work. - so much so that they took a leap forward and started a “Sense House” (by the model of the Duch Snoezelen) where you can “turn off your everyday life”. “ The website is good and informative, and they are able to check the pages every day for unwanted “peeping Toms” or abusive language. Other activities included making flyers to get people to come to a “Mass for Dignity” in Norway’s biggest cathedral, Nidarosdomen. Close to 1000 people showed up to a very touching event. They also have financed a permanent stand at a hospital in Trondheim to spread the word about their organisation further. SANSA MEA Dana Tudorache, Executive Manager, from The Body Shop Romania, visited the Sansa Mea project in Iasi earlier this year. They received £ 5000 in October 2007 to help fund their crèche for three months, providing day care for children with special needs. It appears that the grant came just at the right time as their funds were being cut and they were even considering closing one crèche. Our funding helped them to continue with the two creches providing care for 24 children with special needs. They were able to receive another four children and hire a speech therapist, for two hours daily, who was previously part time. The project has proven to be a real chance for some children whose parents (some of whom are doctors) were trying in some cases for years to see just a little improvement in their children’s behaviour. The great team at Sansa Mea have managed to make a