[New York, September 21, 2023] - AIESEC US, the largest youth-run non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people with transformative international experiences, proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking fundraising campaign aimed at providing educational equity through scholarships for global opportunities to young students who lack financial resources. As part of Global Goals Week, this campaign directly contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on quality education, reduced inequalities, and climate action. With the mission to break down barriers and create a more inclusive educational landscape, the campaign seeks to raise funds to offer scholarships for the AIESEC Global Volunteer Exchange program.
Education Equality: Opening Doors to Global Opportunities
In a world where access to quality education and life-changing experiences is unevenly distributed, AIESEC US is committed to fostering education equality. Many talented and ambitious young individuals from underrepresented backgrounds face financial constraints that hinder their pursuit of personal growth and international experiences.
The fundraising campaign aims to address this disparity and empower these young minds to reach their full potential. By offering scholarships for the AIESEC Global Volunteer Exchange program, AIESEC US seeks to provide a pathway for at least 15 students to engage in community development projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Volunteer Exchange Program: Creating Impactful Change
The AIESEC Global Volunteer Exchange program presents a unique opportunity for young individuals to immerse themselves in diverse cultures while contributing to projects that promote sustainable development. Through projects focused on the SDGs #4 Quality Education, #10 Reduced Inequalities, and #13 Climate Action, participants make a positive impact on communities around the world.
Beyond the tangible contributions, these international experiences also provide invaluable personal development opportunities. Participants gain cross-cultural understanding, leadership skills, and a broader perspective on global issues, equipping them to become effective leaders and change-makers.
Supporting the Mission: Empower Dreams with Your Donation
AIESEC US invites individuals, corporations, organizations, and philanthropic foundations to join the mission of education equality and global opportunities. By contributing to the fundraising campaign, donors will directly support students' travel expenses, program fees, and resources.
"Our vision is to create a world where every student, regardless of their background, has equal access to quality education and cross-cultural experiences. With your support, we can empower these young minds to become global citizens and agents of positive change," said Abiseniya Lemma, CEO and President at AIESEC US.
Transparency and Impact
Transparency and accountability are fundamental values at AIESEC US. Throughout the campaign, donors will receive regular updates on the progress of the fundraising efforts, the allocation of funds, and the selection process for scholarship recipients. AIESEC US is committed to maintaining clear channels of communication, building trust, and fostering a community of stakeholders passionate about educational equity and global opportunities.
Join the Mission: Create a Transformative Journey
As the campaign takes flight during Global Goals Week, AIESEC US calls on all individuals and organizations to be part of this transformative journey. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of underrepresented students, providing them with the means to access life-changing international experiences.
To donate or learn more about the fundraising campaign, visit www.aiesecus.org/donate. Join us in breaking down barriers, fostering education equality, and paving the way for a future where every young mind has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to positive change.
About AIESEC US
Founded in 1948, AIESEC US is a youth-led non-governmental organization that provides young people with opportunities for personal and professional development through international experiences, such as internships and volunteering programs. Run entirely by youth, AIESEC US is committed to fostering cross-cultural understanding, leadership development, and global citizenship among young individuals.
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