Heather Caton Announces the Top 10 Winners of the Worldwide UNESCO Clubs Youth Multimedia Competition

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - January 22, 2014
      World Genesis Foundation Headquarters

10 winners were selected from over 500 applications from 70 countries.

Heather Caton stands with some winners from worldwide competition.

Learn more at the website of the United States Federation of Clubs, Centers and Associations.

USFUCA - Empowering Local Clubs to Fulfill Global Missions

Winners were recognized at the Executive Board Meeting of the World Federation of UNESCO

Over 500 applications from 70 countries we received, reviewed and judged.
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USFUCA asked youth to share their voice and answer the question: “If you could do one thing to change the world, what would it be? Why and How? The response was amazing. From essays to videos, art work, photography and presentations, we had over 470 applications come in from 70 countries around the world. Youth shared their thoughts, ideas and plans for being a positive change maker in our world.

Heather Caton MSW coordinated the competition and worked with an amazing team from USFUCA, in addition to the World Genesis Foundation’s JumpStart Program and a worldwide panel of judges. “Everyone, including the participants is what made this such a success,” said Heather Caton. One of the top winners, Swaraj Priyadarshi, project entitled, “Go Ahead, is offering them resources, platforms and primarily, books, to LEARN, GROW and GO AHEAD! Go Ahead operates on one simple and astounding fact – being read to as a youngster is the foremost predictor of academic success. Success begins with reading. With a simple approach and game plan, ‘Go Ahead’, presently is conducting a book drive in the capital city of a state with least development index.”

A list of our top 10 winners: please learn more about their projects at the below link.

1. The Freedom Traveller, Momal Mushtaq
2. PENDA DADA INITIATIVE, Emmanuela Alimlim
3. "Hopebag" Farahnaz Ali Ghodsinia
4. Village Library Project: Ahmad Novindri Aji Sukma
5. I want a better world, Michele Straface
6. THE MUSIC BOX: Egla Jankauskaita and Jurga Talaikyta
7. Bike Regenerative Brake, Aitan Grossman
8. BreadCycle, Alexander Walzl
9. Go Ahead - "Making Learning open-source', Swaraj Priyadarshi
10. Grey Water Management, Karan Bandi

There will be a special ceremony on March 8th 2014 at the 34th World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers & Associations (WFUCA) Executive Board Meeting to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn New York, were there will be prizes and recognition for the top 10 laureates of the UNESCO Clubs worldwide Multimedia Youth Competition on “The Future We Want”.

The World Genesis Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that was founded on November 30, 1999 and is dedicated to a vision and mission to "leave no child without hope for the future." Headquartered in Santa Fe, NM USA, the foundation supports activities worldwide to create educational, scientific and cultural opportunities for youth with a special focus in areas of the world where these opportunities are limited or do not exist.


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