Monday, January 23, 2012

Grants for Schools Encouraging Emotional Development To Enable Children To Become Real World Problem Solvers (All Countries and Nations)

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: March 30, 2012

Ashoka Changemakers Invites Global Entries for Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools to Teach What Matters

Ashoka Changemakers has announced the launch of Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools to Teach What Matters, a global competition seeking solutions that help young people learn and practice empathy in school so they are equipped to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

The collaborative competition is designed to identify ideas, programs, and learning models from around the world that encourage social and emotional development; unlock new ways of viewing problems; address bullying or aggression in ways that advance understanding of others' perspectives; promote community diversity and a respect for differences; and champion children as real-world problem solvers rather than simply bystanders.

The competition is open to all individuals, organizations, and collaborations from all countries. Entries are sought from teachers, principals, parents, students, and other innovators with a project, a program, or a new learning experience that can advance empathy in education.

The competition will consider all entries that reflect the theme of the competition; identify solutions that enable children to be effective citizens, leaders, and change makers by equipping them with the skills to understand the perspectives of others; indicate growth beyond the conceptual stage; and can demonstrate impact and sustainability. While the program supports new ideas at every stage, the judges are better able to evaluate programs that are beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated proof of impact.

Entrants will be given the opportunity to connect to a supportive global online community, gain visibility and recognition as a new best practice in education, and gain funding for their initiative through cash and in-kind prizes.

Visit the Changemakers Web site for complete competition information, entry guidelines, and program updates.

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