For the fourth year in a row, our partners did not disappoint! We had more than 60 amazing video submissions and a very tough job of choosing just a handful of winners. Our friends at Backpacker Films had this to say, “Quite honestly they are all amazing! I’m so impressed.” Even though it was really difficult, one grand prize winner was chosen for GlobalGiving’s newsletter and four other winners were chosen to have their videos featured in GlobalGiving’s social media. We are excited to announce the winners here!
Grand Prize Winner
Freely in Hope! The judges at Backpacker Films said, “The filmmakers of Our Dreams effectively illustrate the task of highlighting extraordinary women under extraordinary circumstances bringing real change to their communities. We applaud everyone involved for their incredible efforts.” Freely in Hope works to provide scholarships for survivors of sexual abuse. This incredibly powerful video shares the stories of some of these survivors and is sure to inspire you!
GoodWeave! GoodWeave rescues children in Nepal who are forced to work in the carpet making industry from a young age. They provide rehabilitation, education scholarships, and opportunities to just be kids! Their video illustrates the situation and solution in beautiful and creative way.
The Mariposa DR Foundation! The Mariposas are the women who have taken part in the innovative and powerful education program that The Mariposa DR Foundation provides to young women in the Dominican Republic. These strong women came together to showcase their skills in this amazing music video. Get ready to start dancing!
DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage! Located in the bush in South Africa, DAKTARI works with the local communities to provide a unique opportunity for kids to learn about wildlife in South Africa and conservation. They also provide shelter and rehabilitation to local wildlife in need. Their video about Marupi is like a short movie!
Seva Mandir! Seva Mandir provides education for rural children in India where schools are scarce. Their non-formal education programs provide children with the skills and education to lift themselves out of poverty. Don’t miss their amazing video!