‘Target: School’ Campaign
First launched in 2004, the Campaign restarted in september 2007 to garantee the fundamental right to education to 93 millions* of children who haven’t access to school.
“Target: School” was born to give a contribution to achieve, by 2015, universal primary education, as declared and subscribed from the United Nations members in 2000 (Millennium Development Goals).
Terre des hommes Italia aims to sensitize the public to the right to education, to increase the number of children at school (every year 10.000 children access school thanks to TDH Italia), garantee they grow up healthy, prevent school dropping-out, improve teachers’ skills.
In september the new website www.iosonopresente.it, dedicated to the campaign, gathered more than 1.000 pictures of testimonials and common people who wanted to sustain, with their photos, the access to school to the children of our projects.
The campaign had the Italian Rugby Federation’s Patronage and was spread through a TV and a radio spot, press and web campaigns, interviews and TV calls on. The funds collected in 2007 from SMS donations were around 46.000 euros and will benefit the children in Perù and DRCongo.
For more information: www.iosonopresente.it
* recent Unicef figures
International Campaign against Child Trafficking
Child trafficking is a pattern of human rights violations that is known to affect at least one million children worldwide and probably many more. It concerns the business of taking children away from their homes and families, transporting them elsewhere, often across frontiers and even to other continents, to be used by others – usually to make money.
Terre des hommes has declared war on this unscrupulous business deals adhering to the International Campaign against Child Trafficking (ICaCT) that started in October 2001.
People in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and in the regions where Terre des hommes is active will be made aware of how children and sold and exploited. The Campaign is active in 33 countries and is leading in partnership with almost 900 organizations.
Together with local partners, native Terre des hommes-coordinators and delegates are implementing the campaign in Eastern Europe, South East Asia, India, Latin America and in South and West Africa. The common objective is to provide better protection for the children and to ensure that the offenders are effectively prosecuted.
For more information www.stopchildtrafficking.org
“…Helping even one child, is always a beautiful love story”
Edmund Kaiser, Terre des hommes‘ founder
Terre des hommes Italia started in 1993 sponsoring children in Bangladesh, Benin, Togo... Since then we support children, their families and the communities every day with different activities. Sponsoring a child means following him/her until the end of his/her education, up to the level the child is able or willing to reach.
We meet urgent needs like: going to school, being healthy, having clothes and any other thing that could be needed to give to disadvantaged children the same chances of growing happy and healthy as all other children in the world.
The contributions are used to purchase school material, medicines and treatment, food and clothing, but also tuition classes, vocational training, recreation, rehabilitation and assistance for disabled children, birth registration, development of income generating activities for the families, health promotion campaigns, training of teachers.
Once a year the supporter receives updated information and a photograph of the child and a brief report on project activities. According to the type of project assisting the child, the supporter may also receive drawings, the school report card, or some school work.
Sponsor a child today: http://www.terredeshommes.it/sostegno_distanza_modulo.php