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Mentorship Group

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Individuals

Numerous individuals are supporting our winners. These individual mentors exemplify the spirit of the Intercultural Innovation Award. They are professionals that engage in voluntary support to one or more of the winners. Our special acknowledgement for their excellent work.

- Marta Lopez Perez holds a long degree in Translation and Interpreting (Arabic, Portuguese, French and English). She is certified court interpreter and translator of Arabic and was an international student in France, Portugal and Tunisia. Marta has professional experience in Spain, France and USA.

Marta has translated extensive pedagogical materials for Kickfair from English to Spanish that will benefit 3,500 youth in Paraguay and Chile. She has also helped WIFI in translating materials into French and Portuguese. Contact her.

- Alba Justa Zamora Cesar holds a long degree in Translation and Interpreting (Arabic, English, French and Swedish). She is certified court interpreter and translator of Arabic. She was an international student in Tunisia and Sweden and holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Law (ISDE, Madrid).

Alba has translated extensive pedagogical materials for Kickfair from English to Spanish that will benefit 3,500 youth in Paraguay and Chile. Contact her .

- Hayach M. Hajjaj Lahsen holds a long cycle degree in Arabic Philology, a long cycle degree in Translation and Interpretation (Ar-Sp, Sp-Ar, En-Ar and En-Sp) and a Masters degree in Arabic and Hebrew Cultures (1st course).

Hayach has been translating materials for Kickfair from English to Arabic that will benefit 2,700 youth in the Palestinian Territories. Contact him.

- Mariele Mancebo Garcia holds a degree in Letters Portuguese / French Literature and Corresponding and a Masters degree in the French didactic as a Foreign Language. She was an international student and has professional experience in France (Portuguese-French, French-Portuguese)

Mariele has been translating materials for Kickfair from English to French that will benefit 1,000 youth in Rwanda. Contact her.

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International Student Identity Card

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The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Association is the non-for-profit organization behind the ISIC card. The ISIC Association is a member of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation), a not-for-profit organization which brings together world-leading specialists in student and youth travel services.

The ISIC card provides cardholders with access to over 40,000 benefits and discounts and is the only internationally accepted proof of full-time student status. It is endorsed by organizations such as UNESCO, the European Council on Culture and the Andean Community of Nations. The card is recognized by universities, academic institutions, student organizations, national governments and ministries of education around the world.

ISIC will be providing visibility for the winners and the Award among their network of over 4.5 million of cardholders in 120 countries. As part of its commitment, ISIC will participate in our awareness raising campaigns and communication efforts.

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World Tourism Organization

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.

UNWTO has commited to assist MEJDI Tours in their growth and expansion to other regions. MEJDI Tours has been invited to attend subsequent meetings and events of the organization to promote their activities. Other initiatives within the support of UNWTO to MEJI Tours include the work of the UNWTO Volunteers, technical assistance and communications.

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‘Youth in Action’ Programme

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Youth in Action (YiA) is the EU Programme for young people aged 15-28 (in some cases 13-30). It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union’s future.

Youth in Action is a programme for all! It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background.

YiA is supporting financially Irenia – Peace Games and a network of organizations in the establishment of a community of practice in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The goal is to replicate Irenia’s program in 8 countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Romania and Palestine.

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The Daniels Corporation

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The Daniels Corporation has evolved into one of Canada’s foremost builder-developers, with a reputation for quality and integrity that has been reflected in the wide range of residential communities they have created over the years.

Daniels was chosen to partner with Toronto Community Housing to revitalize Regent Park—69 acres in the heart of Toronto’s downtown. Daniels shares Toronto Community Housing’s vision of creating a healthy, sustainable community and looks forward to bringing new vitality to the whole of Toronto’s Downtown East neighborhood.

Daniels is committed to help Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) in its process of expansion and replication in other communities across Canada. As part of its commitment, The Daniels Corporation will offer support with communications and visibility,  and facilitate connections within community groups in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond to replicate YEP.

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Centre for Intercultural Learning

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The Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL) was established in 1969 by the Canadian International Development Agency. The Centre became part of the Canadian Foreign Service Institute of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, in 1996. Both the Institute and the Centre are internationally recognized in the area of training and human resources. The Centre is Canada’s largest provider of intercultural and international training services for internationally-assigned government and private sector personnel.

The CIL is providing assistance to our winners in different ways. They have provided training in intercultural competencies to some of the winners in Toronto.   Furthermore, all of the organizations have enjoyed a free pre – departure online training. In the coming months, the CIL will offer a pilot 3-day training in Capacity Building and Intercultural Competencies in Toronto and Sao Paulo.