Well we finally made it after two postponements, and congratulations to all the teams who got through to this year’s Charity Challenge Final, you were all absolutely brilliant! Well done for winning funding for your chosen charities and successfully promoting their work.
Our 2021 winners were Ramsey Grammar School, representing Leprosy Mission IOM, who’s interpretation of the project was very imaginative. Runners-up and winners of the Award for Advocacy, were Castle Rushen High School representing The Pahar Trust Nepal, and in third place were Ballakermeen High School on behalf of Send a Cow. All the teams had researched their charities thoroughly, and demonstrated this very professionally. They have shown great determination in completing the project to such a high standard, especially through such a difficult time and everyone attending the event was very impressed with the results. Well done to all!
We are now almost ready for the One World Charity Challenge Final 2021, after a sad cancellation in 2020, and two postponed dates this year. Huge well done and congratulations to the teams that completed the In-school competitions and raised money for their charities in doing so. Your hard work has improved the lives of other people in the world and contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals.
So to the Finalist who will take part in the Inter School Final on Wednesday 16th June. Congratulations!
The charities represented by the teams this year are:
PAHAR TRUST NEPAL – Castle Rushen High School Harrison Pickard, Emily Thompson, Alex McGuire, Ava Shaw, Josie Laisney & Holly Roberts SEND A COW – Ballakermeen High School Rachel Craig, Holly Louise Talbot, Becci Lumb, Morgan Lavery & George Venables
GLOBAL ACTION NEPAL – King Williams College Scarlett Sadler, Ava Treutler, Jasmine Harding, Alice Gibson, Christina Adcock & Sophie Long KIDS CLUB KAMPALA – Queen Elizabeth II High School Eliana Kneen, Lottie Owen, Lisa McMullin & Evie Butterworth LEPROSY MISSION IOM – Ramsey Grammar School Arabella Ayen, Adam Shaw, Daniel Garrett, Craig Huxham, Eliott Nash & Tom Willis PLAY ACTION INTERNATIONAL – St Ninian’s High School Molly Preston Charlotte Williams, Amber Moore, Holli Dentith & Catherine Read
All teams have done amazing work so good luck in the Final!
Congratulations to the Ballakermeen team representing the ‘Send a Cow’ charity, who have won their in-school final against some very tough competition. The Final was held on Wednesday 28th April and all of the teams that have completed the challenge have done extremely well, not least because they have not had time to work together as much as would normally happen. The funds that the teams had individually raised for their respective charities, as part of their advocacy work, were quite astounding, and will go a long way to supporting the sustainable programmes that the charities are working on overseas. We look forward to seeing the Send a Cow Team in the Final and wish them the best of luck – Well done!
Due to the impact of the recent lockdown on school schedules, the rescheduled date of Wednesday 28th April will not be possible. The Final has therefore been rescheduled once again and will now take place on Wednesday 16th June, with the same timetable starting at 6.30pm with light buffet reception from 6pm. We hope this extra time will give everyone a chance to complete Charity challenge without impacting too much on other commitments.
We are pleased to announce that the King Williams College In-school Final took place virtually, with quite a bit of early planning from the teams to create video presentations.
Congratulations to the winners –
Scarlett, Ava, Jasmine, Alice, Christina, and Sophie who will go on to represent Global Action Nepal in the Final.
The King Williams College teams have all worked very hard for their charities and have raise a collective £2000 in addition to prize money. Well done for navigating the project through some tricky times, and having the tenacity to keep up the support for your charities. Great Work!
Due to the Island’s current lockdown restrictions, the original Final date scheduled to take place on Wednesday 24th March will not be possible. The Final has therefore been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday 28th April with the same timetable starting at 6.30pm with light buffet reception from 6pm.
We hope that this new date will not be impacted by further restrictions but will endeavor to keep everyone informed as to progress.
Happy New Year! Hope you are all well. During this current lockdown we wish to assure student teams and their charities that are taking part, that Charity Challenge is still very much active and progressing. Our final date is still set for Wednesday 24th March.
Certain aspects of the project may at this moment be difficult or require some adaptation, and we are here to help with this. Teams are encouraged to contact Sarah by email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options. Keep communicating with your charities, stay active, and stay safe!
The Charity Challenge 2021 Final will be held on Wednesday 24th March, with rehearsals for all finalist teams taking place on Tuesday 23rd March, at the Mountain View Innovation Centre. The AFD Ltd Team are kindly giving their time to help teams prepare for the Final Presentations, and one hour slots are now available to book for rehearsals.
Teams should by now have gathered lots of information from their charities, sourced a case study, and have identified which of the Sustainable Development Goals is most relevant to the work of their charity. Advocacy work should be well underway, and teams will all have an idea of how they want to present the information.
In-school Finals need to take place at least 2 weeks before the Final so ideally by the end of February. The finalists will then go through to the Final at MVIC and compete for the top prizes. Everyone that completes the project and presents their work will win a funding contribution to the charity they are representing.
The next seminar will be about how to present your work, and will be in January. Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year!
Our ‘Meet the Charities’ Day will be held on Friday 16th October at St Andrews Church Hall, Douglas. This event is a chance for students to come and explore the work of the charities they are hoping to support. All schools have now booked slots for the teams to attend, and we look forward to meeting you all there.
Welcome back! After the disappointment of the 2020 Final being cancelled at the last minute, we are pleased to be able to visit all secondary schools once again to talk about One World Charity Challenge 2021 and invite Year 12 students to take part in the project with us. Charities supporting development overseas are facing a new crisis and you can help!
If you’re in Year 12, this is your chance to learn more about how overseas aid works and develop your knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Taking part in the Challenge gives you the chance to develop existing skills and discover new ones – including teamwork, research, creativity, and presentation skills. Completing the challenge is a real plus when included in university and job applications. Above all you will be directly involved in improving the lives of people in desperate need of help, both by your ideas for promoting your chosen charity, and by winning prize money that goes directly to the people your charity works with.
We’ll be posting more information over the coming weeks but if you are interested in taking part, and have any questions about the challenge, please contact us on email@example.com. We will do our best to help!
We are really grateful to our sponsors AFD Software Ltd for supporting the Challenge and providing the venue and technical expertise for the student teams, and look forward to another dazzling Final at Mountain View next March!