Need: Sponsorship for participation in the One Young World conference, 2011
I am a Law student from Brazil. I am also a Voices of Our Future correspondent for World Pulse. I was selected as an outstanding candidate to represent the youth of my country in the conference One Young World, to take place in September, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The conference is described as "the premier global forum for young people of leadership calibre. It manifests the reality of common humanity and the shared existence of all the peoples in one world, Its purpose is to connect and bring together the youngest, brightest and best and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are heard."
I believe attending to this conference would be extremely empowering. It would certainly be an opportunity for me to learn more and gain skills that I could bring back to Brazil and promote social change in my community. However, I need to fund raise 3000 euros to cover the tuition and travel expenses.
I am also the Assistant Director in the youth organisation React & Change, aimed at promoting gender equality and youth engagement in Brazil. It would be amazing to represent this organisation in the event, as it would be a great opportunity to present the work we have been developing and to forge new partnerships around the globe. (More information on React & Change: http://www.reactandchangebr.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=266970823481&ref=ts
I have been trying to contact socially responsible companies to sponsor me, but I have had little response. If you have any suggestions on what organizations/companies I should contact in order to ask for sponsorship or if you can help me in anyway, please leave me a message on World Pulse or a comment under this post.
If you can donate any amount to help me attend the conference and represent the youth and women of my country in this important global platform, here is the link to my ChipIn page: http://thaismoraesoyw2011.chipin.com/mypages/view/id/fb468445ba77b00a
It is a very simple online procedure. You can also donate by clicking on the widget below (the one in Scott's comment - the first comment below!)
For more info on One Young World: www.youtube.com/oneyoungworld
You can also find my recommendation letter and candidate profile attached!
Thank you in advance!