Eighth edition

PUGLIA, ITALY

September 9-18, 2022

under the moral patronage
of the Italian Ministry of Culture

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The contestants

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
AMORE for Progress - the project AMORE KOALA aims to rescue wildlife animals that have suffered from the massive bush fire that occurred in 2020. AMORE acronym represents: Adopting, Messenger, Offering, Replant and Emerge, to share our thoughts about environment and wildlife in exchange cultures with different countries, help raise awareness, to educate people about nature and to exchange knowledge about how to improve Mother Earth by restoring our ecosystem.

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
I want to do something to help the seals in Belgium. I am going to do this by putting signs with info on the beach. The info includes how they should act when a seal comes on the beach. Next to that I will also adopt a seal. These initiatives will allows the seals to be cared for and then released into the sea. These actions give them more chance to live.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Women have no difficulties talking about mental health problems, a kind of silent epidemic. On the contrary, few men do so because they do not willingly accept help and this affects the couple's life by bringing repressed emotions and unhealed emotional wounds.
A mentally stable man would never use violence on a woman.
Spreading messages via social media, which is very effective, would help reduce misunderstandings and violence.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
I am going to promote an integral holistic therapy program (mind, body and spirit) oriented to the vulnerable population without economic resources to access the integral psychology service with projection of life, adaptation of healthy lifestyles, generate awareness of our being, the world, and the contexts in which we exist. We will be able to restore the vital physical, emotional health of the person's soul when it is broken or wounded and is willing to improve.

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Progressive Family is a project that will help people at social risk. It consists of creating cultural events, providing training, and making donations to organizations that support people with social vulnerability. The name of the project is born because we grow every day, as a family, many people have felt identified with the initiative, and we have volunteers who offer their collaboration to work with these groups.

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The project consists in the creation of a small business, called "Somos Uno", managed by disabled persons and dedicated to gastronomy. The Republic of Cuba has adopted a development strategy based on the principle of freedom, equity, social justice and inclusion of people with disabilities. Its goal is to affirm that it gives human care to the center of attention, favoring integral development and self-realization.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The HOPE project aims to support the construction and subsequent equipping of Ecuador's first onco-pediatric hospital by donating money to the cancer charity SOLCA.
HOPE was created as a response to the shortage of beds and, consequently, to the poor quality of care for children and adolescents suffering from cancer.

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Soon available

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Wof-Washa Park, one of the few remaining natural forests in Ethiopia, is threatened by deforestation that has reduced its extent by more than 10 per cent in 20 years. My project aims to reduce these activities and protect biodiversity by providing fuel-saving stoves and working with national organisations to raise awareness of other sustainable solutions.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Les Coquettes de la Dombe is an association created in September 2020 to support women affected by a disability.
Our main ambition is to support as many women as possible to stop suffering from their condition and to accept it in order to live better.
The challenge for our society is to find methods of adaptation to make life easier for people affected by disability.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
When talking about mental health, most people in Africa only think of the serious and untreated cases, then it is important to carry out an information campaign to make people understand that mental health affects everyone. I intend to promote school, medical and media campaigns and the publication of easy-to-understand information material. Assessing the mental health of everyone must become an important part of medical check-ups.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
In a hospital in Guatemala, I have helped low income male patients get screened and treated for colon cancer. I have found that there is a lack of awareness, especially when it comes to male patients. I would like to allocate funds to provide them with the opportunity to get free screenings, and medications, as well as free early prevention classes. My goal is to help patients recognize early signs and symptoms for early treatment.

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
All human beings, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, religion or other, have rights. Transgender people are people whose sense of personal and gender identity does not correspond to their birth sex, and this often leads to discriminatory acts.
I intend to collaborate with the Basera Samajik Sansthan for the empowerment of transgender people, conducting skill learning workshops to help them obtain livelihoods.

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
“Urban agriculture-hope for the city” is based on the desire to create a simple self-sustainable and activity within one of Caserta's most beautiful gardens. It consists of growing blackberries and bitter oranges, the fruits of which will be turned into jams inside a building confiscated from the Camorra. The jams will then be sold and the proceeds will be used to maintain the park.

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
On 11 March 2011, a nuclear accident in Fukushima caused a massive radiation leak. I propose four control measures to optimise post-accident management: to thoroughly and carefully investigate the actual radiation conditions, to carry out timely decontamination appropriate to the magnitude of radioactivity levels, to strengthen support for evacuees, and to constantly measure the level of radioactivity.

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The project SUM aims to preserve and safeguard marine life and to prevent and control pollution of the seas.
The main focus will be an educational campaign in three phases
- the distribution of gadgets to engage people
- the cleaning of coastlines with teams of volunteers
- the creation of synergies with institutions and campaigns on responsible consumption

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Many Nicaraguans are stuck at the border with Mexico, where they are trying to enter to leave the crisis-ridden country because the government refuses to receive foreign aid. They are living in very precarious conditions, and my intention is to pack baskets with basic necessities to donate to the reception centers set up at the border, with the hope of reaching an adequate number of families.

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Soon available

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The KIRI tree produces 10 times more oxygen than any other flower species and is also able to grow rapidly even on poor or polluted soil because it purifies the soil during its development process. My goal is to plant the KIRI tree in the most polluted areas of Peru, to hold information conferences on its benefits, especially in schools and to encourage its planting and care.

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The JEEPNEY LIBRARY is a vehicle of progress and an aid to compensate the lack of access to modern education of the poorest of the poor children of Manila. It is customized with portable Wi-Fi connection and modern computers/laptops built in to give less fortunate children the right to gain access to technology and information and make sure that no one is left behind.

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The project that will be carried out is a foundation called: Youth and Women with Vision. JMV is an entity that focuses on working for women's rights by offering educational and training services to women between the ages of 18 and 25, with the aspiration to develop their talents for leadership, entrepreneurship and social transformation. Ultimately, its goal is to reduce gender inequality.

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Project Platform is a multimedia tool that gives a voice and visibility to budding local artists and creative entrepreneurs to showcase their activities and ideas by narrating their professional or artistic growth path. The dissemination of this content will enable them to make their talents known and support each other to emerge.

THEME: Environment

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Reunion is a beautiful island with a rich and widespread biodiversity that is constantly threatened by the spread of litter, both on land and in the water. My project is to limit this proliferation of litter on the island by raising awareness and getting the public in general and schoolchildren in particular to act to become key players in protecting biodiversity.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Soon available

THEME: Human Rights

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The aim of my project is to highlight and eliminate injustices to the detriment of poor children living in our country and to assert their rights. Today, children are the most vulnerable victims of natural disasters, economic crisis and misdeeds of all kinds. I want to help them as much as possible, so that they can become the reference for a better country to live in.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
In the United States, over 37 million people suffer from full-blown diabetes. With the prize, I would support the American Diabetes Association of the San Francisco Bay Area by creating a memorial fund in honour of my two grandmothers who passed away due to the disease. The fund will provide monetary support to those accessing diabetes diagnosis and treatment.

THEME: Health

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
There are different types of dementia, most frequently diagnosed are four: Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, mixed dementia and frontotemporal dementia. In my project, I will outline the causes of these four types of dementia, share some experiences with dementia, and attempt to outline the most significant problems surrounding dementia with the goal of finding a solution to this through knowledge and awareness.


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