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The future belongs to us
- Is a three-year, locally anchored, capacity-building project, which aims to strengthen children and young people in exercising their rights in Greenland, provide them with courage and improve living conditions in the family. The project is being followed by research.
- The project’s target group is: Children and young people between 12-26 years old. Families affected by domestic vioulence. We work in two towns, Tasiilaq on the east coast and Nanortalik on the south coast.
- The project commenced in April 2015 and will continue for three years.
- Financing: Primarily foundation grants supplemented by public Greenlandic funding.
- The main sponsor is the Bikuben Foundation. This is supplemented by Nalaakersuisut (Government of Greenland), the municipality of Kujalleq, Kommunegarfik Sermersooq, NunaFonden. Royal Arctic Line has supported the project in 2015 by funding postage of books.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THE PROJECT?
- By increasing understanding of the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
- By including children and young people in the development and implementation of activities.
- By providing participants with responsibility for tasks in the activities.
- By trying to create a positive experience of having been a part of creating visible results.
- The idea of creating long-term wellbeing and vitality, which children and young people can carry into their lives and their families
- By working with wellbeing in families and with preventing domestic violence.
A research-based project
- The project will be monitored by research, which will provide ongoing feedback for the practical implementation of the project.
- The project will be highlighted in Greenland through creative activities, which the participants will be involved in implementing.
- The project will be communicated on an ongoing basis to the local community and the Greenlandic society via relevant communication channels.
WHY ARE WE CARRYING OUT THIS PROJECT?
- To build the overall capacity of the local community
- To increase initiatives and activity levels with the aim of creating improved wellbeing and an increase in vitality in children, young people and families in two towns in Greenland.
- To get experience with developing a model that can be used in other towns in Greenland.
HOW IS THE PROJECT ORGANISED?
- The project is locally anchored in the towns with a project group, a youth council and a local organiser.
- We will also be working with exchange of experience between the towns.
- Wherever possible, we will be using Greenlandic resources to implement the project
- The project will be managed by a steering committee responsible for the overall completion of the project
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT
Grethe Nymark, Project Manager +45 20 18 29 34
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