That question was on my mind after the last disaster. Visiting with one of our volunteers, she mentioned that her mother wanted to make dresses for girls and maybe she could help girls in Haiti.
Now a few months later the lady, who is almost 100 years old, has made and sent 100 dresses to Jérémie, Haiti; in collaboration with the Haitian Health Foundation.
Our nonprofit, Innov-e Foundation Inc, was at the same time raising funds for Haiti.
Out of the world’s total population, 85% live in developing nations. Sixty percent of those live in the Asian region, while the birth rate in developing nations is presenting a negative growth rate. Yet 66% of the youth in the world live in countries that show a per capita income of less than one thousand (USD$1,000) dollars per year!
One would ask, “What do world youth desire?” A report for the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs reveals that they want opportunities to develop a sense of independence, competence and participation in society. However, there exists an estimated one billion illiterates in the world and women account for 66% (UN Report on Global Situations of Youth); such situations has led to studies on depression and suicide in developing nations by the W.H.O. that reveal that 75% of all suicides are committed by females.
Innov-E Foundation sought to identify a consensus of actions to be implemented worldwide in order to better environment, enhance competencies and secure active participation in society and it appears that it must include:
- Creation of safe and supporting environment
- Provide Information
- Build Skills
- Provide Counseling
To contribute to the process of nurturing creativity as a basis to the building of skills, and having learned that 50% of the world population have a mobile phone and that an increasing percentage of that total is of “smart phones”, providing video and photographic capabilities, Innov-E will provide specific information on creative use of audiovisual capabilities of mobile devices; encourage skill building in movie creation as a vehicle of expression and facilitate counseling to developing nations and special needs youth. In such pursuit we endeavor to identify best practices of leading institutions that share the same interest for the youth. One of these is the Sconniewood Film Festival in Wisconsin, which claims that: “Making films in America is one of the most creative outlets young people enjoy today. We believe the process of writing, vision planning, organizing people, project management, art direction, and carrying a project to the end can enhance the positive traits that empower young leaders to become successful. After the work is completed, students will then see how it all comes alive during the festival.”
In 2015, Innov-E Foundation is organizing the first “Developing Nations and Special Needs Youth Film Festival” and to that end, creating lasting opportunities for the talents to be discovered, Innov-E is opening up for contributions for the Film Scholarship Fund. Today, inspiring creative use of mobile devices has progressed from short films to feature films such as “Olive” by Hooman Khalili.
Thus, we invite you to help us bridge the gap, by promoting the waves of creativity in youth and build a better present and future for us all. Please contribute to Innov-E Foundation today. You will be so happy you did! Thank You!