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Fundada em 1985, a Casa Pequeno Davi é uma organização incansável no compromisso com crianças e adolescentes em vulnerabilidade social e em situação de rua. Desde os anos 1990, o trabalho social realizado na capital da Paraíba, João Pessoa, vem se ampliando para atender ao entorno familiar de crianças e adolescentes, atuando também em escolas do bairro do Roger, onde funcionava o lixão metropolitano, e também no estado do Ceará. Hoje, a Casa Pequeno Davi é uma organização que atua nos espaços de formulação de políticas públicas (conselhos, fóruns e redes), conquistando parcerias ao longo do tempo e conquistando a credibilidade da comunidade e da sociedade em geral. Leia mais sobre esse membro ativo da nossa plataforma Horyou!

A Casa Pequeno Davi promove atividades de apoio a crianças e adolescentes na Paraíba e no Ceará
A Casa Pequeno Davi promove atividades de apoio a crianças e adolescentes na Paraíba e no Ceará

Quais são as principais inspirações para o trabalho da Casa Pequeno Davi?

A defesa dos direitos, o respeito à pessoa humana, a ética, a responsabilidade, a transparência, participação, a igualdade e a democracia plena.

Que tipo de impacto a organização deseja causar no mundo?

Uma sociedade justa e responsável, onde os direitos humanos, sobretudo de crianças e adolescentes, sejam respeitados e efetivados.

De que forma as redes sociais e a tecnologia influenciam no dia a dia da organização?

Maior visibilidade da organização por parte da sociedade em geral, possibilitando novas parcerias. Ainda com a possibilidade de inserção do público (crianças, adolescentes e familiares) na chamada inclusão digital por meio dos cursos, oficinas oferecidos pela instituição por meio das parcerias.

Quais foram as principais evoluções da atuação da organização em relação à comunicação e as novas tecnologias?

Visando ampliar sua visibilidade, a organização investiu na comunicação, utilizando todos os meios de comunicação possíveis (site, blog, redes sociais, campanhas e materiais impressos). Hoje, a Casa Pequeno Davi é uma organização de referência na área defesa dos direitos humanos, em especial de crianças e adolescentes no Estado da Paraíba.

A organização faz parcerias para promover atividades variadas com as crianças
A organização faz parcerias para promover atividades variadas com as crianças

Qual a importância de participar de uma rede social do bem social como a Horyou?

No mundo globalizado, a participação em uma rede social com a amplitude da Horyou, é de fundamental importância para ampliar a escala da visibilidade institucional. A conexão com outras organizações, o compartilhamento dos objetivos e das ações fortalece a metodologia do trabalho para o alcance da missão.

Vivemos em uma era de constante transformação. Quais são as mudanças positivas que você deseja para a sua comunidade e para as gerações futuras?

Acreditamos que, em primeiro lugar, precisamos de uma consciência ambiental globalizada porque as gerações futuras dependem do nosso comportamento atual. Não é mais possível conviver com o desrespeito em todos os níveis, seja entre as pessoas, seja com o ambiente em que vivemos.

Estamos contribuindo para a formação cidadã de crianças e adolescentes que são prioridade absoluta, de acordo com o Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente. Esse público precisa ter seus direitos efetivados na prática para que possam ter melhoria na qualidade de vida e um amanhã diferente.

A Horyou é a rede social do bem social. Conectamos e apoiamos iniciativas sociais, empreendedores e cidadãos que promovem a implementação dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da ONU, para que possamos construir um mundo mais harmonioso e inclusivo. Seja a mudança, seja Horyou!

During the COP22 negotiations, a global video competition, Film4Climate, gathered cinema lovers to discuss the effects of climate change on people’s lives all over the world and granted awards to directors and students who spread the message about the need to protect the environment.

Film4Climate jury and winners
Film4Climate jury and winners

How to use the big screen to spread a global message about climate change and its effects? In 2016, during the preparations for the COP22 in Marrakesh, the World Bank launched a film competition for Young directions. The result was Film4Climate, a side event of the COP which received over 860 subscriptions from 155 countries.

Before the award ceremony, the event offered a special screening of “Before the Flood”, a film presented and produced by Leonardo di Caprio, and “Years of living dangerously”, with Gisele Bundchen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Both movies were pungent and provoked passionate discussions among the participating panelists. Personalities and intellectuals including Brazilian film-maker Fernando Meirelles, actor Christopher Lambert, and Columbia professor Jeffrey Sacks defended the role of cinema as a tool for change for the better. “We need to get actors, media, youth and audiences together around this battle. People who can reach, inspire and educate, so we will be able to promote change now”, said professor Sacks.

“Before the Flood”, a didactic and yet emotional film, portrayed Leonardo di Caprio’s personal story and his early connection with “The garden of Earthly Delights”, a triptych painted by the Dutch Hieronymus Bosch that shows three stages of the world: “paradise” as created by God, earth being dominated by greed and pleasures, and “final damnation”, depicting destruction and chaos. “I had the painting hanged over my bed. That is maybe the reason I became fascinated by species disappearing”, says Leonardo. In the movie, he travels the world showing the social and environmental effects of climate change, in an effort to take people to action – the core message of COP22. Leonardo interviews personalities like Pope Francis, Barack Obama and Ban ki Moon to show that spiritual and political leaders are engaged in the cause.

In “Years of Living Dangerously”, Gisele Bundchen shows the extent of deforestation in Brazil and its intrinsic connections with cattle farming, while Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses the American military efforts to develop clean energy facilities on a global scale, and the challenges they have to face with the Congress. The message of the movie was clear: we, as citizens, can make the world a better place, either through our vote and citizenship, or by other simple actions like changing our consuming habits.

The screenings were followed by panel discussions with invited speakers, notably Hakima El Haite, Delegate Minister of Environment in Morocco and High Level Champion of UNFCCC. “Today, we are facing the most challenging crisis for humanity, and we are asking people to change everything: the way they consume, produce and build. That’s why we need to touch the hearts of people, so we create a revolution of the brain”, she said, stressing that media and cinema are “keys” for this revolution.

The Short Film prize went to “Three Seconds”, from Spencer Sharp, a clip-like video narrated on hip hop rhythms about the effects of human presence on Earth. “We need public policies to change the world. But politicians are elected by people, and we can engage voters with emotions, with our films”, said director Fernando Meirelles, a member of the jury.

Film4Climate is a global campaign of Connect4Climate and World Bank which aims to develop a concrete plan to raise awareness about climate change through cinema, while mitigating the environmental impact of film. The winning entries were awarded cash prizes of USD$8,000, $5,000, and $2,000 for first, second and third, in each of two categories: an under one-minute Public Service Advertisement (PSA) or a Short Film up to five minutes.

Written by Vívian Soares

From September 22-24, the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus will be the stage for the 2016 Grand Jury to share their expertise and experience and to select this year´s Winners of the European Youth Award (EYA)

European Youth Award selects innovative projects made by young entrepreneurs
European Youth Award selects innovative projects made by young entrepreneurs

On that occasion, 20 international experts will meet in Larnaca, Cyprus, to select one to three winners in each of the eight European Youth Awards Categories, from a shortlist of 49 digital projects out of 167 submissions from students and entrepreneurs.

“This year again, the European Youth Award offers an outstanding selection of innovative digital projects using digital communication and IT to improve society and tackle pressing challenges. The passion and willingness to drive positive change of these young people is remarkable. The international experts of the Grand Jury will provide their time and expertise to select the best projects in the eight categories for #EYA16“, says Peter Bruck, founder of EYA.

A highlight of the EYA Grand Jury meeting will be the Expert Forum, held on September 23rd and open to the general public. During the Forum, the EYA Grand Jury experts will discuss current challenges for digital entrepreneurship. The Grand Jury and Expert Forum in Cyprus are hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the Digital Champion of the Republic of Cyprus and the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus.

The selected one to three best digital projects per category of 2016 will be invited to the winners event, the EYA Festival, which will take place in Graz from November 30 to December 3. During the event, they will present their projects and solutions on stage and have the opportunity to gain knowledge and prime contacts through a special mentorship program lasting from September till December. The dedicated mentors are business personalities like Anna Wypior (SAP, Germany), who will coach the winning teams and provide business know-how, entrepreneurial expertise and experience.

European Youth Award is a Horyou partner with SIGEF 2016.

Celebrated on August 19th, the World Humanitarian Day was a date to be remembered in 2016. Following the launch of a strong digital campaign called “Would you rather” whereby internet users had to figure themselves in the skin of refugees, the UN has also organized a concert to raise awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide.

Jan Eliasson participates of wreath-laying ceremony to mark anniversary of UN Headquarters bombing in Baghdad
Jan Eliasson participates of wreath-laying ceremony to mark anniversary of UN Headquarters bombing in Baghdad

During the event, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, called for increased global leadership to address humanitarian crises. “Today, the scale of human suffering is greater than any time since the United Nations was founded. A record 130 million people are now dependent on the United Nations and our many partners for protection and survival because of conflict, disaster or acute vulnerability. On World Humanitarian Day, let us all recommit to humanity and ask what we can each do to make a difference,” he said.

The World Humanitarian Day reminisces the August 19th 2003 bombing of the United Nations in Baghdad. Since 2008, the date celebrates the volunteers and professionals all around the world who risk their lives to build a better tomorrow. The UN efforts answer an increased demand for humanitarian actions – in 2016 only, 130 million women, men and children in 40 countries are in need of urgent assistance and protection: the highest number since the end of World War II.

“In crises around the world, from Syria to South Sudan, people are forced to make impossible choices – risking violence for food or risking drowning in search of a safe haven – choices that most of us can barely imagine,” warned UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien. “We call on all global citizens to show solidarity, use their voice and demand that world leaders take action.”

In the New York United Nations headquarters, a commemorative event was organized with the attendance of the renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “Game of Thrones” actress Natalie Dormer, “Arab Idol” winner Mohammed Assaf, Tony Award winner and former “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr., “Quantico” actress Yasmine Al Massri and Season 10 “The Voice” winner Alisan Porter.

Lebanese actress Yasmine Al Massri introduces Hala Kamil, subject of the the documentary 'Children of Syria,' at the One Humanity event
Lebanese actress Yasmine Al Massri introduces Hala Kamil, subject of the the documentary ‘Children of Syria,’ at the One Humanity event

Syrian refugee Hala Kamil, who fled Aleppo with her four children to find safety in Germany, also shared her story, which became the subject of the film “Watani, My Homeland”, and called on world leaders to uphold their responsibilities to help the people who are forced to flee their homes. The call to action follows the World Humanitarian Summit, which took place in May in Istanbul, where the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summoned global leaders to support Agenda for Humanity. The five-point plan highlights the changes we, as a society, need to promote to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale. Governments, humanitarian organizations and the private sector heve committed to take actions to achieve the Agenda, although a funding shortage threatens humanitarian operations – the United Nations and its partners have received less than a third of the US$21.6 billion required to meet the most urgent needs in 2016.

In a night to remember, the UN, along with artists, personalities and refugees made the call – is the world ready to listen? Find more at www.worldhumanitarianday.org

Young students from all over the world gathered for a 4-day entrepreneurship school
Young students from all over the world gathered for a 4-day entrepreneurship school

It’s a warm day in Geneva. A group of young entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and cultural origins is gathered for the first of the 4-day program of the Entrepreneurship School. The educational project, in its 25th edition, is an initiative of ThinkYoung, a Brussels-based think thank which aims to improve the youth world and provide developing tools to young people. The goal of the program is to create, in groups, management projects until the end of the week – the best one will be awarded for its creativity, feasibility, sustainability and profitability.

The first speaker of the afternoon is Yonathan Parienti, CEO and founder of Horyou. Surrounded by curious faces, he has to present the social network for social good and then, be ready to answer the questions of each group for 5 minutes, in rounds. They are challenged to make as many questions as possible, to push the speaker as much as possible. Eager, they want to know about everything – funding, recruiting, partnerships, personal features.

Parienti seems happy about their passion and curiosity – it is exactly what he expects from this generation of future business leaders. “The new generation is getting ready to manage their own business very soon. Being an entrepreneur is not to wait for things to happen but to build something that is missing in the world”, he says. He is asked to tell his story – a former banker from JP Morgan and Bank of China who, after 13 years on the financial market, decided to build his own company, inspired by the dream to make the world a better place.

Yonathan Parienti presented Horyou and shared his entrepreneur experience
Yonathan Parienti presented Horyou and shared his entrepreneur experience

Like many entrepreneurs, Yonathan kept his job while he was working on the initial steps of Horyou. After a few months, he finally decided to “jump” into the entrepreneurial adventure. “At some point you have to give all your energy and time – and then you literally jump”, he says. Between 2012 and 2013, he built the team and in December 2013 he launched the Horyou platform – which now congregates a community of more than 250,000 users and 1,100 organizations from 180 countries and is currently closing its 4th investment round.

The audience is very interested about investors and partnerships – the best advice, he says, is to choose them very well. “Be certain that people that invest in your company really match your ideals and the ideals of your company. If you don’t have the right investors with you, your chance of success will be compromised”, he says. It’s not only a matter of being chosen, then. It’s a match.

Marketing strategy

Connect online and offline worlds for the social good. This is one of the missions of Horyou, but it was not an obvious choice since the beginning. “We started as a social media platform, but soon we realized we needed to be more, to truly connect with members and organizations”, he says. The first experience was with the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, the SIGEF, in 2014, organized in Geneva by Horyou. “When we gathered 2,500 global citizens, coming from all over the world, meeting for 3 days of interactions, it was the very key moment we saw what we were doing was meaningful”, he says. The growth strategy continued with digital campaign, documentaries, the launch of Horyou blog, Horyou TV, the mobile application and other projects that made the enterprise unique and continuously innovative. Currently, Horyou team is organizing the 3rd edition of SIGEF, which will take place in November in Marrakesh, Morocco, during the COP 22. It’s, indeed, a match.

Young entrepreneurs were curious and asked for advice
Young entrepreneurs were curious and asked for advice

Challenges and opportunities

When asked about challenges, Yonathan is optimistic. “Life is not about failure and success. It’s about what do you do now. It is about finding the energy and resources to face whatever challenges. I find this in people we support and I get inspired by them”. As an advice for the future entrepreneurs, he says: “Challenges should be seen as part of the path for a start up. You have to plan it. You have to go for what you need. Be confident, believe in your project”.

After a few round of questions, the lecture is done. However, the entrepreneurs are not tired of asking – they surround Yonathan during coffee break and ask for more – contacts, stories, but advices over all. The last one, before leaving, is that there is not such a thing as a recipe for success. Trust your intuition, he says. It is and will be your best friend.

Written by Vivian Soares

Horyou builds a new bridge to connect the Eastern and Western Worlds – English version after the Mandarin version!

Ni Hao! Horyou is now in Chinese
Ni Hao! Horyou is now in Chinese

随着现代科学技术的飞速发展,世界正在演变成一个向每一人开放的巨型舞台。互联网的普及使我们有机会共同生活在一个无国界、无时差的地球村。以往需要数月才可传达的信息如今只需几秒钟便可完成,以往难以跨越国境的科学发现如今也可轻易的造福其他国家的公民,以往受到地域局限的艺术作品如今可供全球各个角落的爱好者欣赏。

Horyou旨在利用科技的便利造福全球公民!Horyou平台汇集来自世界各地的艺术家、公众人物、公益组织和社会公益的支持者,为他们提供充满正能量的网络平台来互相支持、共同发展。

Horyou非常重视中国和中国公民在国际舞台上的角色。Horyou相信这一占有全球人口数量20%的大国公民的创造力和正能量将为全球公益事业的发展做出举足轻重的贡献。因此,在英文、法文、西班牙文、葡萄牙文、阿拉伯文的基础上,Horyou非常荣幸的推出全球第一大语言—汉语平台。

世界的多样性因为彼此分享而美丽!现在Horyou已经做好准备迎接来自中国的创造力、慈善事业和艺术作品!如果您是艺术家,Horyou将为您提供展示您作品的舞台;如果您代表着某一公益组织,Horyou将为您的事业集结更多支持者;如果您是在某一领域有杰出贡献的公众人物,Horyou将为您带来全球范围内更高的知名度;如果您是一个心怀善念的支持者,Horyou将带您进入一个零仇恨、充满了正能量的网络世界!

与此同时,来自中国的成员将有机会获得第一枚支持经济包容度的全球社会货币 “Spotlight”的资助。成员可利用“Spotlight”完成创新项目和社会公益事业。此外,中国成员还将有机会参加由Horyou举办的旨在发展社会公益的全球性活动,如在戛纳电影节期间的“Horyou村 (https://www.horyouvillage.com) ”和一年一度的“社会创新与全球准则论坛(SIGEF)”。Horyou将于2016年11月份在摩洛哥马拉喀什举办第22届联合国气候变化大会官方场外活动:第三届社会创新与全球准则论坛。如果您有与Horyou价值观一致的项目,您可以通过登录活动官方网站(www.sigef2016.com)注册报名参加。

Horyou已经为您将道路铺好,现在是您来装饰它的时候了!我们期待着您向世界展示中国独特的文化、哲学、科技创新、慈善精神等社会事业,同时,您也可以通过Horyou来更进一步的观察、接触世界。

Horyou相信通过积极正面的互动,从每一个人出发,从日常小事出发,我们将为未来世界这幅画卷涂抹上属于我们自己的靓丽色彩!

English:

Horyou builds a new bridge to connect Eastern and Western Worlds

Thanks to the fast development of modern science and technology, the world is becoming a great stage which allows everyone to perform. Our global village, a border-free and time zone free space, give us access to real time information, scientific innovations and beautiful artwork once geographically restricted. 

Horyou aims to benefit global citizens using technology as an ally. Horyou summons artists, personalities, organizations and supporters of social good from all over the world in a network filled with positivity to support each other and develop together as a true global community.

Horyou highly values China and Chinese citizens’ role on the international stage. China, whose population constitutes about 20% of world’s overall population, will offer great contribution to social good with its creativity and positive spirit. Therefore, on the basis of English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic, Horyou is proud to launch its platform in Chinese, the world’s most spoken language!

The beauty of diversity can only be shown through sharing. Now, Horyou welcomes China’s innovation, philanthropic endeavors, artwork and cultural values. If you are an artist, Horyou will give you a stage to showcase your creativity; if you represent an organization, Horyou will gather together people worldwide to support your cause ; if you are a personality who has greatly contributed to your field, Horyou will bring you higher global visibility; if you have a warm heart for humanity, Horyou will take you to a zero-hatred, full positivity network!

Chinese Horyou members have now the opportunity to be funded for their innovative projects and social causes through Spotlight, the first global social currency for economic inclusion, and to be at the global stage in events like Horyou Village in Cannes Festival and SIGEF, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum. Organizations and members from China can also register their projects for the next SIGEF, which will happen during the COP22, next November, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Horyou has paved the path, now it’s your turn to walk through it! We look forward to seeing you introduce the unique Chinese culture, philosophy, innovation and philanthropy acts through our platform, and at the same time we are honored to have the opportunity to take you deeper and closer to the world’s beautiful sides.

Horyou believes that, through positive interaction and daily acts, everyone of us can make the future more colorful with our very own brushes!

Written by Yue Wang

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