The CSV Hub is very excited to announce the successful grant recipients for the first round of the Small Grants Scheme. With support from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the CSV Hub has partnered with these organisations to implement projects that will have a positive impact for the safety and wellbeing of children.
Project: Behind Closed Doors: Insights into the Children Living in Myanmar’s Private Institutions
Using data extracted from Kinnected Myanmar’s work with over 30 residential care facilities throughout the past five years, the project aims to generate a research report to be used as an evidence base for government and donor facing advocacy, and to contribute to an under-researched aspect of care reforms.
Model Towns Charitable Trust
Project: Koroipita Model Town – Fiji Development and Training for Child Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guideline Documentation/Resource Materials.
To strengthen and implement child safeguarding policies and practices to protect the children and young people of Koroipita and those who visit the community.
Pacific Theological College
Project: Tomorrow’s story
To develop and implement a new training program for future Ministers and Church Leaders to strengthen child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures.
Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association
Project: Child Safe Tourism Policy Development and Training
To develop a template policy for members on child safe tourism practices and offer training to ensure members understand how to implement the policy within their workplaces and communities.
Think Pacific Foundation
Project: Safeguarding Policy & Implementation Plan
Think Pacific Foundation aims to revise and develop their organisational safeguarding policies and implementation plans and ensure their self audit tool and staff training are complete. They also plan to raise awareness of safeguarding practices to communities they engage through their programmes, promoting best practices of safeguarding within the tourism and volunteering sectors.
Duavata Sustainable Tourism Collective/Talanoa Treks
Project: Supporting child-safe community based tourism in Fiji
This project aims to ensure all members have developed, adopted and operationalised child protection policies measures to safeguard children in partner communities that may come into contact with tourists and volunteers and children, students and volunteers that are guests of our various properties/experiences.
Suva District Adventist Youth Council – Fiji with the Ministry of Youth and Sports
Project: Developing Leaders For The Safety and Good Welfare of Children
To train and develop leaders who work with children to be conscious and aware of potential risks that pose dangers to their working environment with children.
Anglican Overseas Aid – Solomon Islands
Project: Safe Churches Working Group, advancing child safeguarding across Solomon Islands
The Anglican Church of Melanesia will coordinate a Safe Churches Working Group; enhancing institutional capacity to implement Child Safeguarding policies and practices across the national Church structure. The Working Group will build technical capacity of Church and education institution leaders at the national, subnational and community level across nine provinces.
Department of Tourism, Vanuatu Government
Project: Advocating the Child Safe Volunteering to the Nguna Pele Sea Transport Association
The main aim of the project is: to ensure that tourism operators adopt child protection policies to ensure that children on Nguna and Pele are protected as part of any interaction with tourists or with volunteers that might come and stay as part of the tourism association activities.