Indigenous youth leaders: COVID-19 small grants projects announced
In response to COVID-19, the Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP), the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), and UNESCO Bangkok are supporting 11 projects that are providing sustainable solutions for indigenous communities throughout South and Southeast Asia. All of the projects are conceived of, managed and led by indigenous young people, to be implemented from December 2020 to March 2021.
The list of grant recipients is provided below:
Resilience Amid the COVID Crisis: Coping with the Mental Stress through Arts and Crafts
Asia Young Indigenous Peoples Network
Indigenous Youth Engagement in Sustainable Farming for Food Security in COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Service Forum Nepal (Cosef Nepal)
Awareness on COVID- 19 for Indigenous Tharu youth
Thapapur Blind and Disabled Society
Strengthening Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurs through Capacity Building and Networking
Hill Resource Centre (HRC)
Creating a Digital Offline Learning Kit as an Alternative for the Learning System during Pandemic for Students in the Remote Areas in Central Kalimantan
Ranu Welum Foundation
Kasiyanna: A Compilation of Songs on COVID-19 by Igorot Youth
Cordilleran Youth Center (CYC) & Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA)
Radio Kadal: Community Radio for COVID-19 Response in Mukkuva Community
Coastal Students Cultural Forum (CSCF)
Empowering Indigenous Communities of Nepal with COVID-19 Preparedness in their Native Languages
Enabling COVID-19-affected Vulnerable Youth for Alternative Livelihoods with Entrepreneurship Education for 10 Villages in Cikha sub-township area of Chin state, Myanmar.
Rural People Upliftment Foundation
Financial Resilience among Women-owned MSMEs in an Ethnically Diverse Population amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Case Studies in the Border Areas of An Giang Province, in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta
The Neighborhood Care Alternative Classes
For more information about the grant programme, the AIYP, and the work that UNESCO Bangkok is doing to support indigenous youth in the region, visit AIYP’s website, follow the Platform on Facebook or see bangkok.unesco.org.
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