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Our Christmas Charity Draw is now open! Become a prize donor!

The ESOMAR Foundation is currently raising funds this festive season so as to continue our good work through various activities. This year we had a series of successful trainings and scholarships around the world and we would like to replicate and increase these activities if we have the funds to do so.

With this in mind we would like to ask you to contribute, either through a financial contribution ( how to donate using Paypal or via Bank Transfer ) or to donate an item that we can auction in our annual Christmas prize draw!

We have been overwhelmed with the generousity shown in previous editions and we can see that also this year the response is great! We already received several exciting prizes thanks to the generousity of the people and companies that believe in and support our work!

The types of items we are looking for are very varied. Examples of what has been donated in past editions: a week in a resort, a weekend in a luxury hotel, a plane ticket, an iPad, a dinner voucher … preferably it should be something that is not too heavy to ship. Other ideas we have had are anything from company products and services or even smaller items such as books or vouchers. The logos of the companies who donate to the prize draw will be on the website page and used in as many communication pieces as we can.

Will you become our next prize donor? We hope to hear from you!

If you have an idea for the charity draw and would like to discuss it, please contact us at  info@esomarfoundation.org

Fundacion Tzedaka

Fundacion Tzedaka. Project Completed.

Project background

ESOMAR Foundation awarded its first 2014 Local Initiatives Programme grant to Argentinian charity Fundación Tzedaká. The organization supports Argentinians in poverty, with the help of paid staff and volunteers. The support programme UNI© ensures young people to acquire the tools they need to achieve their life goals and break the intergenerational poverty cycle.

The ESOMAR Foundation grant will support activities aiming to achieve a series of specific goals including enabling university and tertiary studies completion.

Results

In 2015, Fundacion Tzedaka was able to increase the number of young people enrolled in the UNI program from 93 in 2014 to 104 today. The ESOMAR Foundation grant was used to financially support students enabling them to complete their degrees or continue their academic education. Eight Students, seven women and one man, were able to continue their academic education. These young people, supported through the UNI program, come from economically severe vulnerable situations living on average on USD 10 per day to cover all of their housing, food, clothing, healthcare, transportation and educational needs.

“Gala is 22 years old and still lives with her mother in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Gala is the breadwinner of the family as her mother suffers from severe health problems. Gala is in her 5th year of her MBA program at University of Buenos Aires, which includes a pre-professional internship at HSBC Bank. She only has three more subjects to pass to get her degree in December 2015. The UNI Scholarship allows her to cover her transportation costs and tuition fees”

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The children of Bali

Project background

ESOMAR Foundation awarded its second 2014 Local Initiatives Programme of €5200 grant to Indonesian local charity Bali Kids. Bali Kids is a child centre open to any child registered in Bali’s orphanages that need medical attention. Children from the local village projects, whose family hold a ‘poor family card’, can also receive free treatment and care. The grant provided funding towards a new medical team comprised of a doctor, nurse, and a driver for a year.

Results

During the year, the medical team travelled extensively throughout Bali to remote villages in the mountains, orphanages and disability centres. The main focus of its work was Health Education, with a focus on HIV prevention and medical treatment for children on site or in their house Clinics. The medical team also assisted with the establishment of an emergency medical link during weekends for children in local prisons. The plan is to help children who reside with their parent inside the prison. Children are allowed to reside in the prisons until the age of two.

During the project period the medical team treated 2,321 boys and 2,684 girls. This included 333 disabled children. Moreover, the medical team educated the 530 children in General Health issues, 670 children in child abuse and bullying, 2,433 children in Environment and health issues.

“Dr. Wijaya assisted with the establishment of an emergency medical link during weekends for our local prison. The plan is to help children who reside with their parent inside the prison. Children are allowed to reside in the prisons here until the age of two. Medical care is normally only available through the authorities Monday to Friday. We will fill the gap when an emergency arises”

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Grant awarded to Italian Council for Refugees

ESOMAR Foundation announced today it had awarded its last 2014 Local Initiatives Programme grant to Italian local charity C.I.R. (Italian Council for Refugees). The grant, worth a minimum of €5000 has been earmarked to support organisation’s awareness-raising activities of the challenges facing refugees moving from Africa to the coasts of Italy.

ESOMAR Foundation’s Day-to-Day Delegate Kim L. Smouter commented, “We are delighted to be able to support the work of charities that are at the frontline of welcoming those most desperate to flee war-torn countries where their lives are at risk.”

ESOMAR Foundation, founded in 2013, is the foundation of the market, social, and opinion research sector channelling the expertise and resources of the sector to achieve social good. Through its funding programmes, the ESOMAR Foundation supports researcher families facing emergency situations, access to education on market, social, and opinion research, charities, and the philanthropic sector.

CIRThe Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati (CIR) (Italian Council for Refugees) is a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization, formed in 1990 with the support of UNHCR. Since its founding, CIR has provided direct services to over 100,000 individuals, among which legal, psychological, medical, and social assistance, including housing and work integration assistance.

This aligns fully with the objectives of ESOMAR Foundation’s Local Initiatives Programme, which supports local charitable activities to continue to be the champions of social change in their countries. The programme is open to local charities operating in countries where sister society ESOMAR organises its major regional and global events throughout the year.

Both ESOMAR Foundation and C.I.R are delighted to be able to provide additional capacity to support international refugees arriving in Italy. Both organisations will be communicating the achievements of the project in the hopes of inspiring further support to the programmes of C.I.R.

Grant to Clowns Sans Frontiers

Grant to Clowns Sans Frontiers

ESOMAR Foundation announced today it had awarded its fourth 2014 Local Initiatives Programme grant to French charity Clowns Sans Frontiers. The grant, worth a minimum of €5000 has been earmarked to support psycho social research into the clowns effect on children suffering from PTSD. The research will take place in Chad

ESOMAR Foundation’s President Gunilla Broadbent commented, “2014 has so far been a very interesting and exciting year for the foundation and we are very pleased to be able to give this grant to CSF, especially since the money will be used to do some research into a very “under researched” topic, trying to understand PTSD better

ESOMAR Foundation, founded in 2013, is the foundation of the market, social, and opinion research sector channelling the expertise and resources of the sector to achieve social good. Through its funding programmes, the ESOMAR Foundation supports researcher families facing emergency situations, access to education on market, social, and opinion research, charities, and the philanthropic sector.

Clowns Sans Frontier’s Project Co-ordinator Sebastien Bris commented “We thank the French market research community for nominating us for this grant. The money will go toward psychosocial research in Chad, which is a new project, aimed at helping central African refuges. ”

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Clowns Without Borders organisations are unique and dedicated to performing arts in areas of crisis. Artists and project leaders work in partnerships with INGOs, Local NGOs, UN agencies, researchers to imagine new approaches and new methodolgies. Every project is specific and artists have to improve, create and innovate all the time to answer partner needs.

This aligns fully with the objectives of ESOMAR Foundation’s Local Initiatives Programme, which supports local charitable activities to continue to be the champions of social change in their countries. The programme is open to local charities operating in countries where sister society ESOMAR organises its major regional and global events throughout the year.

Both ESOMAR Foundation and Clowns Sans Frontiers are delighted to be able to provide additional capacity to the research project. Both organisations will be communicating the achievements of the project in the hopes of inspiring further support to the programmes of Clowns Sans Frontiers.

Pravin Treasurer

Support the Foundation in a 50k Ultra run!

Pravin Shekar, Treasurer of ESOMAR, is a passionate supporter of the ESOMAR Foundation’s drive to enable the potential of market, social, and opinion researchers to achieve social good.

To prove it, last year, Pravin organised a 1000km bike-a-thon which raised the ESOMAR Foundation’s first EUR 1000 donation enabling it to fund half-a-dozen deserving charities throughout the world.

This year, Pravin Shekar is participating in a 50k Ultra run in support of the ESOMAR Foundation’s planned programmes in 2015. An ultra is any run beyond a ‘marathon’ distance of 42.2k.

Help us to continue to support local charities throughout the world to achieve their social aims. Help us to provide support to research families in need.

Pravin BikeEmpower us to support social projects of market, social, and opinion researchers, to provide access to affordable basic training on market, social, and opinion researcher and support us to bridge the worlds of market research and the philanthropic sector.

Support Pravin Shekar and through Pravin, support our vision for a better future for all of us.

Make a donation on our website

Or donate through the special GoFundMe page.

New Hope selected for Local Initiatives Grant

New Hope selected for Local Initiatives Grant

ESOMAR Foundation announced today that it has awarded its third 2014 “Local Initiatives Programme” grant to Swedish charity New Hope. The grant, worth a minimum of €5000 has been earmarked to support the basic education programmes for one year of the PEFAN Centre in Addis Adaba.

ESOMAR Foundation’s President Gunilla Broadbent commented, “It gives me great pleasure to hand over this grant to New Hope. Helping to support education of young people is at the heart of our mission”

ESOMAR Foundation, founded in 2013, is the foundation of the market, social, and opinion research community channelling the expertise and resources of the sector to achieve social good. Through its funding programmes, the ESOMAR Foundation supports researcher’s families facing emergency situations, access to education in market, social, and opinion research, local charities, and the philanthropic sector.

New Hope’s President Elisabet Lanz commented “We are very happy and proud to receive this grant! It means a lot for New Hope and now 25 children at the PEFAN center in Addis will be able to go to school for another year!”

Initially financed by the travel industry, New Hope, each year finances up to 15 different projects around the world. New Hope has no salaried employees and relies solely on volunteers, guaranteeing a high degree of involvement and low overheads. New Hope’s projects range from supporting schools, health clinics or children’s homes to provide food, shelter, or education for children

The ESOMAR Foundation’s programme is open to local charities operating in countries where sister society ESOMAR organises its major regional and global events throughout the year.

Fundacion Tzedaka

Fundación Tzedaká awarded Local Initiatives Grant

ESOMAR Foundation announced today it had awarded its first 2014 Local Initiatives Programme grant to Argentinian local charity Fundación Tzedaká. The grant, worth a minimum of €5000 has been earmarked to support the Fundación Tzedaká’s UNI© Support Program for University Students supporting disadvantaged young persons to accede to university and break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.

ESOMAR Foundation President, Gunilla Broadbent commented, “It gives me great pleasure to be giving this grant to Fundacion Tzedaka, a charity that fits very well with the ESOMAR Foundation’s mission. The ESOMAR Foundation is a very young foundation and this is only the second grant we have awarded. More local charities have the opportunity of being selected for a grant in countries where ESOMAR is having an event.”

ESOMAR Foundation, founded in 2013, is the foundation of the market, social, and opinion research sector channelling the expertise and resources of the sector to achieve social good. Through its funding programmes, the ESOMAR Foundation supports researcher families facing emergency situations, access to education on market, social, and opinion research, charities, and the philanthropic sector.

Fundación Tzedaká President, Damian Mindlin commented, “This award is enormously important for our Foundation. We are grateful that ESOMAR Foundation selected us, turning into a partner with whom we can make possible that vulnerable youths in Argentina get an opportunity in their lives.”

Fundación Tzedaká, founded in 1991, directly supports more than 11.000 Argentinians in poverty, with the help of over 100 paid staff, and 600 volunteers. The support programme UNI© ensures young people will be given a chance to acquire the tools they need to achieve their life goals and break the intergenerational poverty cycle they live in.

The grant will support activities aiming to achieve a series of specific goals including enabling university and tertiary studies completion; contributing to better insertion of young adults living in poverty into the job market; and fostering the social commitment of young adults, particularly women, to the values of solidarity and social justice.

This aligns fully with the objectives of ESOMAR Foundation’s Local Initiatives Programme, which supports local charitable activities to continue to be the champions of social change in their countries. The programme is open to local charities operating in countries where sister society ESOMAR organises its major regional and global events throughout the year.

Both ESOMAR Foundation and Fundación Tzedaká are delighted to be able to provide a select group of disadvantaged Argentinian youth the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and to achieve their dreams by attending university programmes of their choice. Both organisations will be communicating the achievements of the project in the hopes of inspiring further support to the UNI© programme.

Bali Kids awarded Local Initiatives Grant

Bali Kids awarded Local Initiatives Grant

ESOMAR Foundation announced today it had awarded its second 2014 Local Initiatives Programme grant to Indonesian local charity Bali Kids. The grant, of €5200 has been earmarked to support the Bali Kids’ medical programmes helping increase access to medical care for disadvantaged children.

ESOMAR Foundation’s Delegate for Day to Day Management, Kim Smouter commented, “As our second beneficiary from Asia, we are extremely pleased to be able to support a charity to significantly increase the medical care it provides to young, disadvantaged children. Bali Kids join a wonderful list of beneficiaries and we are excited to see the results from the operating grant.”

ESOMAR Foundation, founded in 2013, is the foundation of the market, social, and opinion research sector channelling the expertise and resources of the sector to achieve social good. Through its funding programmes, the ESOMAR Foundation supports researcher families facing emergency situations, access to education on market, social, and opinion research, charities, and the philanthropic sector.

Bali Kids’ managing director Nyoman Kusala commented “Education and health is a wonderful gift to give children.”

Bali Kids opened in April 2005. The project provides a clean, safe environment for orphans requiring special care. The centre is open to any children registered in Bali’s orphanages who need medical attention. Children from the local village projects, whose family hold a ‘poor family card’, can also receive free treatment and care. The grant will providing financing towards a new medical team composed of a doctor, nurse, and a driver for a year.

This aligns fully with the objectives of ESOMAR Foundation’s Local Initiatives Programme, which supports local charitable activities to continue to be the champions of social change in their countries. The programme is open to local charities operating in countries where sister society ESOMAR organises its major regional and global events throughout the year.

Both ESOMAR Foundation and Bali Kids are delighted to be able to provide a broader medical care service offering for children. Both organisations will be communicating the achievements of the project in the hopes of inspiring further support to the programmes of Bali Kids.

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First Grant Issued to Skateistan

As part of its official launch, the Foundation presented its first grant to Oliver Percovich, ESOMAR Congress 2013 Keynote and Executive Director of award-winning NGO, Skateistan.  Using skateboarding as a tool for empowerment, Skateistan connects youth in Afghanistan and Cambodia to education through the sport of skateboarding. Over 50% of the students are street-working children and 40% of those attending the organisation’s schools are girls.

Percovich stated:

We’re very honored to be the recipient of the first grant from the ESOMAR Foundation. This generous grant will help us to continue providing new life opportunities to some of the hardest to reach girls and boys in Afghanistan.

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It was with great pleasure that I handed over our first grant to Oliver and Skateistan

said Gunilla Broadbent (President of the ESOMAR Foundation) .

What he and Skateistan have accomplished in war-torn Afghanistan is a true inspiration to all of us and nothing short of amazing. We are delighted to contribute to Skateistan’s cause.