Innovation makes a difference around the world
A recap of the second episode of CCFC’s Rise and Shine Facebook Live series
By Niko Moniz, facilities services coordinator & Rise and Shine host
Have you ever wondered exactly what Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) does and how we do it? Rise and Shine will answer those questions. The second episode of the monthly Facebook Live series recently aired with a focus on innovations improving communities in need. Here’s what you missed — read about it or watch above.
Five innovations from around the world (watch above at 07:40 minutes)
Kern Carter, a Huffington Post blogger, talked about five innovations helping people in need. “When I think about innovation, I really think about impact and improvement,” he said, noting his favourites — a straw that filters water and a fog catcherthat converts fog into clean water.
The $25,000 innovation contest (watch above at 14:40 minutes)
We highlighted the 2017 DUCA-CCFC Innovation Fund contest, which supports impactful projects in the countries we work. Keith Taylor, AVP at DUCA, offered an in-depth look at the projects vying for votes (please note: the contest is now closed).
Meanwhile, previous winning projects were spotlighted in videos shown throughout the episode. (watch them above at 3:45 minutes, 10:00 minutes and 20:12 minutes)
The Growing Crops in Drought project in Ghana won this year’s $25,000 contest prize.
The Right Stuff Contest announcement (watch above at 21:40)
To close out the show, Samantha Sadaka, CCFC contest coordinator, told us about CCFC’s Right Stuff Contest. The contest gives Grade 10 students the chance to compete to be our Youth Ambassador. The winner will visit our program areas in India and make a real difference by helping to build toilets, clean and even paint a mural with children. Later, they’ll share what they saw with their peers.
Next episode: meet our new CEO
On the next show, I’m looking forward to sitting down with Patrick Canagasingham, our new CEO, to discuss his vision for CCFC. Do you have questions for Patrick? Feel free to message us in advance, so he can answer them on the next show June 20 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
In the meantime, watch the complete video from our last episode (above).
See you next time!
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.