NextGen International

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The Daily Mirror’s (United Kingdom) “NextGen International” project will empower school children in six global locations to tell the story of how the climate emergency is affecting their lives.

  • €113,750 Budget in Euros
  • 2022 Final release date
  • 4 Round winner
  • 6 Locations

NextGen International will empower young people in six global locations to tell the story of how the climate emergency is affecting their lives.

They will report on how the crisis is creating poverty, hunger, sickness and challenges to education and equality, as well as forcing people to leave their homes and become refugees.

Each child’s location will represent a different climate threat from drought to flooding, rising sea levels to extreme weather.

But also they will also represent the story of one of the Sustainable Development Goals – poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation.

Children will be supported in each location with safeguarding via schools, NGOs and communities.

They will keep video diaries, and tell stories recorded by our journalists in different ways and broadcast via social media.

All stories will prioritise the lived experience of the people involved, and grow skills in the host communities.

Our countries are Afghanistan, Brazil, Nepal, Nigeria, Mongolia and The Solomon Islands.

We have secured media partnerships with charities who will be assisting us in each country with the project.

They are:

Save the Children - Afghanistan, Nepal and The Solomon Islands, Nigeria

WWF - Brazil

Operation Raleigh - Mongolia

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