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Kronprinsparets fond AND EGMONT FONDEN PARTNERSHIP

Wilstar entered into a partnership with Kronprinsparets fond “The Norwegian Crown Prince Couple´s Fund” and Egmont Fonden in 2017. The aim of the partnership is to create a project which will help reduce youth societal exclusion and the number of early school leavers in Norway.

The Crown Prince Couple´s Fund today supports several projects that work with youth and the societal exclusion of youth, and now wants to establish new initiatives together with among others the Danish Egmont Foundation and Wilstar.

An analysis conducted, which maps out the social benefits of youth projects, shows that Norway saves 3,3 billion kroner as a result of the work of the Crown Prince Couple Fund (DNV GL, tidligere Det Norske Veritas, May 2017).

“The collaboration with Wilstar will give this initiative even more strength and we are very grateful that they have chosen to partner with us,” says Irene L. Lystrup, Managing Director of the Crown Prince’s Fund.

The fund’s goal is to contribute to a society where everyone feels a sense of belonging and of value. An important part of this is to get more young people to complete upper secondary school. In an average school class in Norway today there will be 5 to 6 young people who do not complete upper secondary education. This creates major challenges for both individuals and for society.

The measure is in the process of looking at which arenas and groups it should address and it is scheduled to pilot in 2019.



KRONPRINSPARETS FOND

Wilstar entered into a partnership with Kronprinsparets fond “The Norwegian Crown Prince Couple´s Fund” in 2017. The aim of the partnership is to create a measure which will help reduce youth societal exclusion and the number of early school leavers in Norway. Contribute to youth being able to finish upper secondary school through life skill strengthening

The Crown Prince Couple´s Fund today supports several projects that work with youth and the societal exclusion of youth, and now wants to establish new initiatives together with among others the Danish Egmont Foundation and Wilstar.

An analysis conducted, which maps out the social benefits of youth projects, shows that Norway saves 3,3 billion kroner as a result of the work of the Crown Prince Couple Fund (DNV GL, tidligere Det Norske Veritas, May 2017).

“The collaboration with Wilstar will give this initiative even more strength and we are very grateful that they have chosen to partner with us,” says Irene L. Lystrup, Managing Director of the Crown Prince’s Fund.

The fund’s goal is to contribute to a society where everyone feels a sense of belonging and of value. An important part of this is to get more young people to complete upper secondary school. In an average school class in Norway today there will be 5 to 6 young people who do not complete upper secondary education. This creates major challenges for both individuals and for society.

The measure is in the process of looking at which arenas and groups it should address and it is scheduled to pilot in 2019.


Blue Ventures and Education

Wilstar has been a partner of Blue Ventures since 2015, supporting their work in Timor-Leste. Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. They concentrate their work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and protect marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.

Timor-Leste – a country at the heart of the Indo- Pacific coral triangle is home to the highest levels of marine biodiversity on earth. Despite its globally important marine biodiversity, Timor- Leste’s history of recent conflict and long struggle for independence have hampered the development of conservation efforts, which remain undeveloped relative to neighbouring countries in the region.

Given the critical importance of the country’s marine environment to its coastal populations, who remain some of the region’s poorest and most vulnerable, there is a critical need to help build the island’s capacity for sustainable marine and fisheries management. Responding to this, Blue Ventures is working with coastal communities, government agencies, and conservation and development organisations to help develop new approaches to engaging coastal communities in marine conservation.

Their marine conservation volunteer program helps
develop village-level economic incentives for communities to support conservation, and provide a financially sustainable framework for future marine protection efforts. As part of this volunteers will also help collect critical data on the status of marine resources, in particular threatened seagrass beds, which are home to numerous vulnerable species, including dugongs.


Blue Ventures and Education

Wilstar has been a partner of Blue Ventures since 2015, supporting their work in Timor-Leste. Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. They concentrate their work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and protect marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.

Timor-Leste – a country at the heart of the Indo- Pacific coral triangle is home to the highest levels of marine biodiversity on earth. Despite its globally important marine biodiversity, Timor- Leste’s history of recent conflict and long struggle for independence have hampered the development of conservation efforts, which remain undeveloped relative to neighbouring countries in the region.

Given the critical importance of the country’s marine environment to its coastal populations, who remain some of the region’s poorest and most vulnerable, there is a critical need to help build the island’s capacity for sustainable marine and fisheries management. Responding to this, Blue Ventures is working with coastal communities, government agencies, and conservation and development organisations to help develop new approaches to engaging coastal communities in marine conservation.

Their marine conservation volunteer program helps
develop village-level economic incentives for communities to support conservation, and provide a financially sustainable framework for future marine protection efforts. As part of this volunteers will also help collect critical data on the status of marine resources, in particular threatened seagrass beds, which are home to numerous vulnerable species, including dugongs.

CARE Norway and Education

Wilstar has been a partner of CARE Norway since 2015 supporting their work in Rwanda. CARE Norway has worked in Rwanda since 2005, focusing on women’s social and economic rights.

The country is largely characterized by the events during the genocide in 1994. Today, nearly 45% of the population in Rwanda lives in poverty, and the southern province where CARE works has the highest percentage of poor in the country.

Despite the fact that Rwanda has a strong political and legal framework for gender equality, there is a major challenge concerning gender-based violence. Many women have no access to public services or the opportunity to assert their rights in their household or local community.

Women have little control over resources such as land and income, and their low economic status prevents them from taking part in the economic market and increasing their revenues.

Although Rwanda has the highest percentage of female parliamentarians in the world, political and social participation at provincial and community levels are low. One of the reasons for this is that illiteracy among women in Rwanda is high.

Through CARE’s program women receive literacy and numeracy training in order to boost political, economic and social participation. The women get the opportunity to save and invest by participating in savings and loan groups (VSLA). The women also get access to expanded savings and loan services through financial institutions. In this way they can increase their investments as entrepreneurs and eventually employers. They are given training in entrepreneurship and enterprise development, and access to qualified mentors.

Through the teaching of rights and strengthening of civil society involvement, the program engages both women and men. The aim is to contribute to social change towards equality and prevent gender-based violence. The program has a gender-based approach focusing on that men and women together participate in the work to change attitudes and structures in society that prevent women’s opportunities.

CARE Norway and Education

Wilstar has been a partner of CARE Norway since 2015 supporting their work in Rwanda. CARE Norway has worked in Rwanda since 2005, focusing on women’s social and economic rights.

The country is largely characterized by the events during the genocide in 1994. Today, nearly 45% of the population in Rwanda lives in poverty, and the southern province where CARE works has the highest percentage of poor in the country.

Despite the fact that Rwanda has a strong political and legal framework for gender equality, there is a major challenge concerning gender-based violence. Many women have no access to public services or the opportunity to assert their rights in their household or local community.

Women have little control over resources such as land and income, and their low economic status prevents them from taking part in the economic market and increasing their revenues.

Although Rwanda has the highest percentage of female parliamentarians in the world, political and social participation at provincial and community levels are low. One of the reasons for this is that illiteracy among women in Rwanda is high.

Through CARE’s program women receive literacy and numeracy training in order to boost political, economic and social participation. The women get the opportunity to save and invest by participating in savings and loan groups (VSLA). The women also get access to expanded savings and loan services through financial institutions. In this way they can increase their investments as entrepreneurs and eventually employers. They are given training in entrepreneurship and enterprise development, and access to qualified mentors.

Through the teaching of rights and strengthening of civil society involvement, the program engages both women and men. The aim is to contribute to social change towards equality and prevent gender-based violence. The program has a gender-based approach focusing on that men and women together participate in the work to change attitudes and structures in society that prevent women’s opportunities.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO CAMP

Wilstar was proud to partner with National Geographic Photo Camp, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Nobel Peace Centre in creating a series of three Photo Camp workshops in Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo in the summer and fall of 2017. During the workshop, several National Geographic photographers including Wilstar’s own Marcus Bleasdale taught the art of photography and storytelling to both refugee and Norwegian youth. Our mission for the Photo Camps was to build friendships and understanding and to educate and connect youth from different continents and cultures living in our society through photography. The students worked on their project over a period of 4-5 months before the National Geographic team arrived in August. The final presentation of student photographs was projected in all three cities on the final night of the Photo Camp at locations including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo.

Since 2003, National Geographic Photo Camp has provided programs for more than 2,000 young people in more than 75 locations, from refugee settlements in Uganda and Jordan, to Native American reservations in Taos, New Mexico and inner-city neighbourhoods in Havana, Cuba and New York. This was the first time the National Geographic Photo Camps have come to Europe.

The Project also cooperated with the Norwegian Red Cross and the Refugee Buddy program funded by the H&M Foundation in Norway. Refugee Buddy is a three-year project which aims to contribute to the integration and inclusion of unaccompanied minors, young refugees and asylum seekers by enabling them to build social networks through interaction with Norwegian youth. The hope is that activities will take place in all of the 19 Red Cross districts in Norway.

The Nobel Peace Centre is currently showcasing the work of National Geographic photographers with the work created by students during the Photo Camps. The What is Home? exhibition is displayed on the Peace Wall outside the Nobel Peace Center and will run through September 2018. The mission of National Geographic Photo Camp is to inspire young people to tell their own stories through photography, thereby providing a youth perspective of our society to a wide audience. The National Geographic Photo Camp was and is not only an opportunity to empower youth to tell their own stories through photography and encourage tolerance and understanding. It has also provided the youth with a chance to share their own perspectives of the society we live in with a wide audience.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO CAMP

Wilstar was proud to partner with National Geographic Photo Camp, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Nobel Peace Centre in creating a series of three Photo Camp workshops in Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo in the summer and fall of 2017. During the workshop, several National Geographic photographers including Wilstar’s own Marcus Bleasdale taught the art of photography and storytelling to both refugee and Norwegian youth. Our mission for the Photo Camps was to build friendships and understanding and to educate and connect youth from different continents and cultures living in our society through photography. The students worked on their project over a period of 4-5 months before the National Geographic team arrived in August. The final presentation of student photographs was projected in all three cities on the final night of the Photo Camp at locations including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo.

Since 2003, National Geographic Photo Camp has provided programs for more than 2,000 young people in more than 75 locations, from refugee settlements in Uganda and Jordan, to Native American reservations in Taos, New Mexico and inner-city neighbourhoods in Havana, Cuba and New York. This was the first time the National Geographic Photo Camps have come to Europe.

The Project also cooperated with the Norwegian Red Cross and the Refugee Buddy program funded by the H&M Foundation in Norway. Refugee Buddy is a three-year project which aims to contribute to the integration and inclusion of unaccompanied minors, young refugees and asylum seekers by enabling them to build social networks through interaction with Norwegian youth. The hope is that activities will take place in all of the 19 Red Cross districts in Norway.

The Nobel Peace Centre is producing an exhibition combining the work of National Geographic photographers with the work created by students during the Photo Camps. The mission of National Geographic Photo Camp is to inspire young people to tell their own stories through photography, thereby providing a youth perspective of our society to a wide audience. The National Geographic Photo Camp was and is not only an opportunity to empower youth to tell their own stories through photography and encourage tolerance and understanding. It has also provided the youth with a chance to share their own perspectives of the society we live in with a wide audience.

Ship of Tolerance and Education
Wilstar is focused on building a syndicate to help finance of the construction of the ship of tolerance in 2018. The Ship of Tolerance is the vision of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, world-renowned artists who have toured this installation in many cities around the world. The mission of the Ship of Tolerance is to build long term friendships and understanding as well as educating and connecting youth from different continents, cultures and identities living in our society, through the language of art and music. It is a conceptual piece which examines how divergent cultures interpret tolerance.

The project brings together Norwegian, multicultural and asylum seeking children from the wider Oslo area though multiple ways.

Firstly, Save the Children will be teaching tolerance across different schools. Secondly the Nobel Peace Center and the National Museum will be teaching tolerance to their visiting school groups. Here, the students will be encouraged to participate in activities and discussions which will allow them to fully explore the term, their own views surrounding the topic, the views of their peers as well as real life scenarios and stories. The aim is for the students to gain a holistic understanding of tolerance in relation to both the Peace Prize and art.

The project will create a legacy teaching tool which can be used for future generations of school children and teachers to engage communities in Norway and internationally on the issues of tolerance. 

Finally, the ships sails will be stitched together from paintings by hundreds of these local school children and it will convey a message of tolerance and hope.

Ship of Tolerance and Education

Wilstar is focused on building a syndicate to help finance of the construction of the ship of tolerance in 2018. The Ship of Tolerance is the vision of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, world-renowned artists who have toured this installation in many cities around the world. The mission of the Ship of Tolerance is to build long term friendships and understanding as well as educating and connecting youth from different continents, cultures and identities living in our society, through the language of art and music. It is a conceptual piece which examines how divergent cultures interpret tolerance.

The project brings together Norwegian, multicultural and asylum seeking children from the wider Oslo area though multiple ways.

Firstly, Save the Children will be teaching tolerance across different schools. Secondly the Nobel Peace Center and the National Museum will be teaching tolerance to their visiting school groups. Here, the students will be encouraged to participate in activities and discussions which will allow them to fully explore the term, their own views surrounding the topic, the views of their peers as well as real life scenarios and stories. The aim is for the students to gain a holistic understanding of tolerance in relation to both the Peace Prize and art.

The project will create a legacy teaching tool which can be used for future generations of school children and teachers to engage communities in Norway and internationally on the issues of tolerance. 

Finally, the ships sails will be stitched together from paintings by hundreds of these local school children and it will convey a message of tolerance and hope.

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