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Exploring Safeguarding Measures for Children and Young People in Asia

Posted 06 May 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

EMpower is committed to safeguarding children and young people who participate in the programmes we support: to prevent abuse and violence and to enable them to respond to potential incidences with strong measures and frameworks. Continuing our learning journey with our grantee partners in East and Southeast Asia, we have created an online Safeguarding Library, which is full of resources, including articles, reports, and materials linked to each of our webinars.

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A Word with Eric Dannheim

Posted 20 April 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, recently spoke with Eric Dannheim, Senior Portfolio Manager, Citadel, and member of EMpower’s US Board of Directors and former member of our UK Board. They spoke about new awareness of the importance of mental health, how and why finance professionals can give back, and more.

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Learning Journey on Adolescent Mental Health in South Africa

Posted 20 April 2022 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

{image:url:description} From April 5–7, EMpower hosted a learning journey on mental health programmes for young people in South Africa. Forty people from 14 organisations from Cape Town and Johannesburg communities attended. The three-day meeting built on research that we conducted earlier this year and featured interactive discussions among grantee partners and other organisations that address adolescent mental health in South Africa.

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Two Years Later:  A Look at EMpower’s Pandemic Response

Posted 15 April 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Since March 2020, EMpower has awarded over $10 million to 129 grantee partner organisations that directly impacted115,000 young people and enabled them to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the ongoing support of our partners, we provided numerous emergency grants to these organisations so they could respond to critical needs and help their communities weather the impact of COVID.

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Charity Navigator Awards 4 Stars to EMpower for 9th Year in a Row

Posted 08 April 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} We are excited to announce that EMpower has earned the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator! This is the 9th consecutive year EMpower has received this highest possible award, which recognises our strong financial health and commitment to best practices, accountability, and transparency.

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EMpower and Dasra Announce Partnership to Advance Youth Protagonism in India

Posted 01 April 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

Moving The Needle: Making the Case for Youth Protagonism will underscore the importance of centring young people. The report will focus on foregrounding why it is vital to look at youth protagonism meaningfully in programme design and the potential impact that participatory methodologies can have on young people, their communities, and the ways in which they can strengthen the programme itself. This report will be the first of its kind in India, prominently featuring the wisdom and insights of young people.

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