One World, Many Voices
One World, Many Voices is an AmCham philanthropic program to support long term development of the Czech Republic.
Since its beginning in 2003, the project was oriented on supporting language education at Czech schools - AmCham has supported 25 schools in 6 regions by equipment donation to language laboratories.
In 2012 the program was accommodated to contribute also to development of the community involvement in the Czech society. Objectives of the program include: 1) increase community involvement of children, 2) increase communication skills in English language,3 ) foster application of theoretical knowledge in practice by own project realization. From this new grant competition 11 school projects throughout the Czech Republic are supported in 2012/2013.
Each year AmCham raises money for the One World, Many Voices program at the annual Thanksgiving Ball. At the Ball, there is held the Silent Auction supported by many sponsors and donors. Important source of finance for the One World, Many Voices project are donations from corporate tables. Companies that order a corporate table can voluntarily pay extra CZK 10.000 margin that is donated to this project. In last years, average yearly proceeds were more than CZK 500.000 and AmCham appreciates all the support from its members.
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Grant Competition One World, Many Voices
Every year American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham) opens a competition for grants for community projects.
Who can compete for grants?
Classes or similar school groups from public basic schools and public high schools in the Czech Republic can submit their project proposals.
How much can a school get?
Projects can be supported by grant from CZK 10.000 to CZK 100.000 for a project.
What kind of projects can be submitted?
Submitted projects have to be beneficial for wider community (not only the class), it has to involve the school, local community (public) and a local government organization. Cooperation among kids, teachers, public, and municipal government representatives is desired. Projects should have a long-term positive effect and sustainability.
Submitted projects should be prepared by children to a large extent, written in English (up to 3 pages A4 format) and should include:
• Purpose and clearly defined objectives of the project
• Who will be involved and what their roles will be (class, school, local community, public, local government or its office)
• Time schedule of realization
• How long the project will last after its realization, project sustainability
• Breakdown of expected budget, including amount of requested grant
Grants are awarded to individual projects (donation contract to a school).
The project has to be realized within 12 months from receiving the money.
The final report in English language and short video has to be submitted to AmCham.
Specific details are published with opening of the grant competition every year.