We’re pleased to announce the One World Centre has become an ambassador of the Island Innovation programme, helping to connect the Isle of Man with other diverse island communities around the world to develop and share solutions and good practices for sustainable development.
We’re really looking forward to connecting with other people on the programme and updating you with new ideas here. #IslandInnovation #SDG2021 #IslandAmbassador
Blein Vie Noa – and what better way to start the New Year than to look ahead to how we’d like the world to be in the future?
We’re delighted to host, in association with the Isle of Man Climate Change Coalition, a free screening of 2040. Conceived as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, this film from award-winning director Damon Gameau explores what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
This screening was scheduled to take place at the BHS Studio Theatre on Friday 15th January but has now been postponed because of restrictions on gatherings due to coronavirus. We will reschedule the event as soon as we can.
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Did you know there are no ventilators at all in Somalia and only 4 in South Sudan and 5 in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
The DEC Coronavirus Appeal, launched earlier this year, seeks to help the most vulnerable and marginalised communities around the world – many of whom are trying to deal with Covid-19 on top of conflict, natural disaster, poverty and malnutrition.
Our Isle of Man street appeal raised over £2,000 which went directly to the DEC to support the work they are doing. Overall the appeal has now raised some £27m but it remains open as countries struggle to contain the virus. You can read regular updates from the DEC here
We’re offering a fantastic opportunity to join a guided walk with OWC Chair (and Blue Badge Guide!) Phil Craine around Peel to visit locations associated with the transatlantic slave trade.
We’ll be exploring how the Isle of Man played a crucial role in supplying cargoes, ships, captains and mariners, and we’ll also be considering slavery in the world today as well as racism on the Isle of Man.
The walk will take place on Saturday 28th November, starting at 2pm at Weatherglass Corner, Peel (corner of East Quay & Shore Road). Finish at the Cathedral by 4.30pm. This event is free of charge but please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations may be made if desired.
Welcome to One World Week, a time when we reflect on global issues that affect us all and how we can make a positive difference. This year we are asking a simple question: what is one idea that would make the world a better place?
We’ve asked lots of different people, groups and organisations this question and will be sharing some of their responses on our Facebook page here. But this is a conversation for everyone so please have a think with your friends, family or work colleagues about ideas you might have to make a better world for everyone. @oneworldweekUK
It was great to see so many enthusastic students at our Meet the Charities Day yesterday. This is one of the most difficult parts of the Charity Challenge project – deciding which of the many wonderful charities they want to support!
Thanks to everyone came along, including the local charity representatives who gave up their time to come along and chat to the students, including Ruth from Hands of Hope who joined us virtually for live Q&As! Thanks also, as ever, to our sponsors AFD Software whose generous funding makes the whole thing possible.
Sadly the One World Poetry Slam was unable to take place this year due to the restrictions around coronavirus. However we did throw open a challenge to Year 7 and 8 students to write a poem reflecting on their experiences in lockdown and whether they could find some positives to take forward when thinking about a better world for all. Click here to read the winning entries.
We couldn’t hold our usual Global Village at Tynwald Day this year but there’s still a chance to catch “Global Village Lite” at Douglas Fun Day Saturday 1st August.
Running from 1pm – 5pm on the playing fields at Nobles Park, we’ll be joined by Taste Africa, Johmel Foods, our friends from the Green Centre, UNAIOM, Christian Aid and the Rotary Club. We’ll also have the very popular storytelling tent there.
Do drop down and see us – there will be a Fairtrade hamper up for grabs in our Douglas-themed competition too so give it a try. Hope to see you there.
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We’re desperately looking for volunteers to help with a street collection in support of the DEC Coronavirus Appeal this Saturday 25th July.
We have permission to collect in Douglas, Ramsey, Port Erin, Castletown and Peel between 10am and 5pm. If you can help for an hour or so in any location please get in touch by calling 800464. Thank you
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