One Young World is working to ensure that grants are reaching young leaders as quickly as possible to address the urgent needs emerging from the Covid-19 crisis.
Find out more about the young leaders who are receiving funding from the Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund and stay tuned for more impactful stories.
EVERY INFANT MATTERS, INDIA
Every Infant Matters has coordinated a response in collaboration with partner organisations to provide essential protective resources to front-line care givers and at-risk staff in Indian hospitals. It organises the distribution of essential groceries to low-income, slum populations in the outskirts of Nairobi.
REFUGE FOR THE REFUGEES, MALAYSIA
Refuge for the Refugees organises weekly grocery deliveries for migrants and refugees who are unable to leave their homes. Each grocery bag can feed a family for up to one month. The organisation also translates vital government health directives, shelters victims of domestic abuse, and runs a rent relief programme.
HAPPY SPACE, UK
Happy Space has created the #HappySpaceAtHome campaign, distributing mental wellbeing guidebooks to support disadvantaged children during the school closures. The team is also designing a curriculum with partner schools to assist their back-to-school transition once schools re-open.
LOCAL YOUTH CORNER, CAMEROON
Local Youth Corner Cameroon transformed its offices into a rapid response lab, producing bottles of home-made hand sanitiser. It is set to launch an initiative to distribute preventative products and run education courses for the staff and inmates of four prisons which are especially vulnerable due to congestion, misinformation, poor hygiene and poor healthcare access.
SMART FARMS, FIJI
Smart Farms Fiji has responded to the devastation caused by three cyclones, and the socio-economic and health consequences of lockdown, by designing the “Growing Essential Greens Homekit System”. The kits safeguard the food security and nutritional health of vulnerable families, while recipients stay safe from the virus in their own homes.