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Elodie Turpin

WHY PARTNERSHIPS ARE THE KEYS TO SUSTAINABILITY?

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In a world where everything is connected and constantly evolving because of globalization and various technological advancements, the need for a strong sense of community and partnership is crucial in order to foster more development and growth. Partnerships for Non – Government Organizations (NGOs) is a key integral form of balance and sustainability as it bridges and connects different facets of communities regardless of their class, race, religion, and diversity. The strength of NGOs is rooted in its networks with other organizations coming from the private sector, public sector, institutions; who believe in the same cause. In 2015 the United Nations members adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to help transform the world and achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Each of the goals address a specific issue, challenge, and are all interconnected. Goal number seventeen (17) namely Partnerships for the Goals highlights the importance of inclusive partnerships…

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Position available : Project Coordinator Intern

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Looking for an internship experience in International Development? We are looking for an intern to start this April/ May. Responsibilities: • Coordinate with partner communities, NGOs, and government agencies for the development of projects • Daily coordination and monitoring of the current and upcoming projects with all third parties involved (NGO-Community-Company/Donor) • Reporting on project updates and progress • Research data for project proposals (e.g. online tools, calls, emails, others) • Create project proposals • Contact potential funding partners for specific projects • Communicate progress to the Executive Director • Update and maintain individual, foundations, NGOs, and corporate records. • Research on Corporate Social Responsibility to create short articles for FPUA social media and website • Handle FPUA email address • Assist in the organization of events/activities: invitations, logistic, registration. • Maintain confidentiality of all records and information in accordance with internal policies and privacy laws. • The intern will…

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ARTICLE : PROMOTING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

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“A woman with a voice is by definition, a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates Embracing the diversity, beauty, and strength of women, March marks the National Women’s Month and is part of the worldwide observance of International Women’s Day. It is said that Women’s Month is when we celebrate the achievements of women, but what signifies the importance of Women’s Month? Why is there a need to commemorate women in the first place? It is said that Women’s Month is when we celebrate the achievements of women, but what signifies the importance of Women’s Month? Why is there a need to commemorate women in the first place? Simply put, Women’s Month is celebrated to address gender inequality.  To think that women make up half of the world’s population, it is ironic that they represent one of the largest minorities spread across the globe. National Women’s Month challenges this stigma because…

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ARTICLE : WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN EDUCATION

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It is no secret that education has the potential to change lives. For one, it opens great opportunities for the youth and it cultivates their potentials. Education is one of the strongest predictors of employment as it continues to be the cornerstone of job preparation and empowerment. It is not only a way to attain success, but more importantly to escape poverty. Yet for millions of children and youth in low-income countries and poor communities, an education is beyond reach. According to the 2016 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS), about 9% or 3.6 million of the estimated 39.2 million Filipinos aged 6 to 24 years old were out-of-school children and youth (OSCY) (Philippine Statistics Authority, 2018). Although the Philippines has had remarkable progress in expanding access to basic education, Education Data of 2016 shows that about half of Filipino students are struggling to complete basic education on time (The World Bank, 2018). An alarming spike of…

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Visit of French company Nutriset : Promoting healthy growth for children on FPUA rehabilitation sites

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While the “Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act” (Republic Act 11148) has just been signed by President Duterte, FPUA had the pleasure of accompanying Nutriset on FPUA sites for an initial meeting with the communities of Daanbantayan and Bogo. The future of these communities is based on the good health of its individuals, particularly pregnant and lactating women, and young children. With the assistance of Nutriset, nutritional solutions can be provided for the “first 1000 days” period of the life covered by the Republic Act 11148. The term “first 1,000 days” refers to the period from conception to two years of the child. During this period, the child is particularly vulnerable not only because of his natural fragility and his dependence on adults but also because the environment around him, and sometimes the aggression, will influence his future health. The visit of Nutriset has confirmed the need of “first 1000…

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