L'aventure Global Citizen: "The BIG Nanhoo Project"

Support my volunteering experience at the NGO "Nanhoo" to help lebanese youth to access education!

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L'aventure Global Citizen: "The BIG Nanhoo Project"

 

My name is Alexis, I am 23 years old, I have a twin sister (Aurélie) and I am completing the 1st year of my master's degree in business and entrepreneurship at university in Paris. I am from a multicultural family and this is why I developed a strong curiosity for other cultures at a very young age. I spent 2 years in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), I did internships in Bangalore (India) and Shanghai (China) and I did volunteering in Recife (Brazil) last summer. 2 years ago, I also became part of an amazing international youth-run organization called "AIESEC". During my free time, I dance rock, salsa and tango. I do that for 6 years now, and I love it!

 

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* OGX = Outgoing Exchange Programs. That includes Global Citizen programs.

 

AIESEC is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cutlural global internship and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe, with a focus to empower young people so they can make a positive impact on society. The AIESEC network includes over 100.000 members in 126 countries and territories. it is the largest youth-run organization in the world. It holds a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is recognized by UNESCO. Famous leaders such as M.Ghandi, K.Annan, J.F.Kennedy and A.Merkel have been part of AIESEC.

 

 

 

This organization changed my life so much that I went to volunteer with AIESEC in Recife (Brazil) last summer. I had to make a loan but the experience was amazing. 

 

I met amazing people who were part of AIESEC in Recife (photo below):

 

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 In particular, I built a great friendship with 4 people: Rachel, a brazilian girl responsible for the Global Citizen program there, she spoke very well French and helped me to learn Portuguese ; Anastasia, a kind-hearted russian girl who worked with me at the NGO ; Ralph, an awesome lebanese guy who made me very excited to discover his culture (from the left to the right on the picture) and Lorena, Rachel's best friend whose family hosted me during my stay (she is the girl with a red shirt below. She came in Paris for a year to teach portuguese just after my time in Brazil). 

 

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In Brazil, I did a volunteering internship called "Global Citizen" for 2 months with AIESEC. Those internships have for purpose to gather students from all over the world with a wide range of background to implement the "Goals of the Millenium" of the United Nations locally (education, human rights, entrepreneurship etc). I worked with amazing people from different nationalities to help my NGO grow and engage the Brazilian community. 

 

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We created a crowdfunding campaign which raised funds to pay for teachers and transportation for children from favelas. 

 

That was a life changing experience for me and it redefined my perspective of the world. When I came back to Paris, I joigned the team which sends students to do Global Citizen programs abroad. During my time in Brazil, I also made a Lebanese friend who is involved in NGO activities in Beirut. It motivated me to go there and get involved.  Moreover, the Middle-East has a great need for peace, and I feel that my impact on young people there could really add value. Two weeks ago, I met with Quentin from KissKissBankBank at the crowdfunding fest in Paris and he convinced me to use this platform to help me with the funding. 

 

 

  What is a "Global Citizen" internship?

 

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My project is to do a "Global Citizen" volunteering internship with AIESEC in Beirut (Lebanon) and to work for a month and a half (August/September) at an NGO called "Nanhoo". There, I would put my skills at work to help the NGO to grow and develop its impact. 

 

Founded in 2009, Nanhoo is a nonsectarian and nonpartisan youth-lead organization that aspires to provide a platform for young Lebanese to engage in activites that promote self-development and self-expression and gain the skills necessary to contribute to their communities meaningfully and peacefully. 

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* learn more about Nanhoo.

 

"Global Citizen" internships have a great impact because they give the opportunity to thousands of students to immerse themselves in foreign cultures and to work with local and internationals to solve local issues. Those internships changes not only the life of the students who shape their perspective of the world but it does so also for local people who have their lives improved. Each team of "AIESECers" has around 6 weeks to create and implement a project in its NGO. Conferences on leadership and cultural understanding also enhance the experience. Those internships are real life experiences that develop strong leadership skills. 

 

By helping me to realize one of my dreams, you would not only contribute to my development as a global leader and citizen of the world, but you would also make possible for many young people to benefit from my commitment to improve their lives in Lebanon.

 

"One cannot rise to be in many ways the leading community in the civilised world without being involved in its problems, without being convulsed by its agonies and inspired by its causes". (Winston Churchill, Harvard 1943). 

 

Waar dient de collecte voor

KissKissBankBank's funding will be added to my own savings in order to realize my project. Passionate about communication (human and digital communication), I am going to do my last year of master's degree at the IE Business School in Madrid (Master in Corporate Communication), an AIESEC partner school with similar values. The tuition fees are very high and I would not be able to do this project without your help. 

 

Funds:

 

TOTAL goal = 1620€ (1500€ + 120€ KissKiss fee)

 

Personal savings:

 

- 125€ = AIESEC volunteering internship fee (to contribute to the association's fund)

- 100€ = Visa fee

-  86€  = To renew my passport 

-  60€  = medecine

- 200€ = my participation in paying for the living in Beirut 

 

= 571€ of personal contribution.

 

Money that I have to raise on KissKissBankBank to realize my project:

 

- 500€ = plane tickets

- 360€ = accommodation + transportation fees (provided by AIESEC) 

- 640€ =living cost for 6 weeks in Beirut

- 120€ = 8% KissKissBankBank fee if the campaign succeeds. 

 

* If the case where the total amount of donations would exceed 1620€: part of the money would serve as an extra to help me in covering the living cost in Beirut and another part of it would go to AIESEC France in order for the committee to offer free Global Citizen internship opportunities to French students.  

 

 

* For your information, any donations for that project on the website is tax-deductible.

 

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Kies je beloning

€5

You will receive a personnalized thank you note and you will appear on the FB page of the adventure as a "Nanhoo Bear" contributor.
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  • Geschatte levering juli 2015

€10

You will be thanked in a "thank you video" posted on the FB page of the adventure! (+ previous rewards included: you will receive a personnalized thank you note by email and you will be presented as a "Nanhoo bear" contributor on the Facebook page of the project).
  • Geschatte levering juli 2015

€20

You will receive the weekly newsletter of my AIESEC Global Citizen experience in Lebanon. (+ previous awards included: thank you note and publication on the FB wall as contributor + expression of my gratitude in a video posted on the FB wall).
  • Geschatte levering augustus 2015

€40

You will receive the digital magazine of my Global Citizen adventure with plenty of "funny facts and moments" + a postal card will be send to you at the end of my experience to express my gratitude. (+ previous awards included: thank you note and designation as contributor + expression of my gratitude via a video posted on the FB wall + weekly newsletter).
  • Geschatte levering augustus 2015

€60

You want to challenge me and to see me do something in particular, like to try a local meal, to sing a song in Arabic or to perform traditional arabic dance moves? Send your challenge to me. My friends will record that on a video and it will be published on the Facebook wall of the project. N.B: all requests have to respect the local traditions of the Lebanese culture). You will also receive a delicious surprise directly at your place (shipping in France only). (+ previous awards included: thank you note and publication on the FB wall as contributor + expression of my gratitude via a video posted on the FB wall + weekly newsletter + digital magazine + postal card).
  • Geschatte levering augustus 2015

€80

I send you AIESEC goodies (bracelets or t-shirt with different colours and sizes, with inspirational messages on it, they are super cool!) (+ previous awards included: thank you note and publication on the FB wall as contributor + expression of my gratitude via a video posted on the FB wall + weekly newsletter + digital magazine + postal card + video challenge & delicious suprise sent to you).
  • Geschatte levering september 2015

€130

Congratulations, you are now a "Super Nanhoo Gold Bear" (that will be published on the FB page of the project). I send to your place a beautiful "souvenir" from Lebanon + you can choose between a rock/salsa/tango class that I will give you for 1h in Paris (between the 18th and the 26th of Sept) and the Travelust service for free (Travelust is a travel agency founded by AIESECers which finds you the best price for your travels - 100% satisfied or reimbursed: http://on.fb.me/1GmlY1P) (+ previous awards included).
  • Geschatte levering september 2015

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