Monday, April 29, 2013

Grants Approved April 1-15, 2013

Emergency Grants Approved April 1-15, 2013: 
2 Grants Approved, Totaling US$20,000

Brazil, District LD-5 
$10,000 for flood relief

Macedonia, District 132 
$10,000 for flood relief

Grants Approved at the January 2013 Lions Quest Advisory Committee Meeting: 
15 Grants Approved, Totalling US$904,818

Brazil, Multiple District LB – Lions in MD LB received a US$100,000 grant to expand Lions Quest to schools in four new cities, reaching approximately 6,000 students. Lions will host four workshops for 90 participants.
Brazil, District LC-5 – A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District LC-5 to conduct two workshops for 51 teachers. This will bring Lions Quest to 16 schools in two new geographic areas, positively impacting 2,150 students.
Brazil, District LC-6 – Lions in District LC-6 were given US$25,000 to conduct one Lions Quest workshop for 35 participants. Through this workshop, 471 students will be impacted. This project has the participation of 18 Lions clubs.
Brazil, District LC-8 – Lions in District LC-8 received US$25,000 to bring Lions Quest to a new area of Brazil through one training workshop held for 40 participants. Approximately 550 students will benefit from this training.
Brazil, District LC-11 – A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District LC-11 to expand Lions Quest through two workshops to both public and private schools. Approximately 280 students will benefit from the workshops, which will train 34 participants on program implementation.
Colombia, Multiple District F – A grant of US$99,778 was given to Lions in Multiple District F to expand Lions Quest throughout Bulgaria. Lions will host 9 workshops, which will train 270 new teachers on how to implement the program into schools in 9 new schools, serving 9,450 students in three districts. Lions will also implement a Lions Quest database for improved data collection and evaluation, and use it as a tool to promote Lions Quest.
Indonesia, District 307-A1 – A grant of US$90,000 was given to Lions in District 307-A1 to conduct nine workshops that will train at least 225 teachers. This will expand Lions Quest to four new regions of the country, benefitting more than 2,250 students.
Italy, Multiple District 108 – Lions in MD108, Italy, received a US$100,000 grant to Conduct 20 workshops. These workshops will train 700 teachers at 100 schools, benefitting 7,000 students. Lions will also train and certify three local trainers, and print 30,000 copies of Lions Quest materials in Italian. Finally, Lions will develop a Lions Quest Italy web portal for data management and use it as an evaluation tool for the program.
Liberia, District 403-A2 – US$25,000 was granted to Lions in District 403-A2 to train 120 teachers through three workshops. This will allow Lions Quest to be implemented in six schools. Lions Quest will be taught to more than 4,500 students in these schools.
Nigeria, Multiple District 404 – Lions in MD404, Nigeria, were given US$25,000 to adapt the Lions Quest curriculum to the Nigerian educational environment and print materials locally. Lions will also organize a Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop to establish local trainers this year. Finally, Lions will conduct 10 workshops to train approximately 350 teachers from 10 private schools on program implementation.
Philippines, Multiple District 301 – A grant of US$100,000 was given to conduct 16 Lions Quest training workshops in the Philippines, MD 301. A total of 160 teachers and 32 facilitators will be trained. These staff members will serve 80 public schools in eight Lion districts over the course of two years.
Romania, District 124 – Lions in District 124, Romania, received US$25,000 to conduct three Lions Quest workshops for 65 teachers from 12 schools. These workshops will benefit approximately 2,200 students.
Tanzania, District 411-B – A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in Tanzania to expand Lions Quest to 300 more schools in 19 states. This will create a Lions Quest presence in nearly all of the Tanzanian states. Lions will conduct 19 workshops to train 650 teachers, and allowing Lions Quest to impact 12,000 Tanzanian students. The workshops will be conducted in Bucharest, Sibiu, and Timisoara to reach German schools in three different geographic areas.
Togo, District 403-A2 – Lions in District 403-A2 received US$40,340 to translate and adapt Lions Quest training and program materials into French for the Togolese culture. Lions will also conduct a two-day workshop to train 20 teachers and five Lions on the program. The implementation of the pilot program will benefit 300 students.
Uganda, District 411-B – A grant of US$99,700 was given to Lions in District 411-B to conduct 20 Lions Quest training workshops, which will train approximately 700 teachers in 100 schools. This will impact more than 10,000 students in a two-year period. Lions will also work to strengthen and increase the program’s visibility to enable Lions to seek government and corporate support.

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