For the first time, The Spindle, in collaboration with VOICE, will grant the NOW-Us Award at the Partos Innovation Festival. The NOW Us!-award (NOthing about us Without Us!-award) is created since many marginalized and discriminated groups still often have no way of voicing their opinion and experiences. We will reward initiatives from African and Asian countries that focus on the societal participation of otherwise excluded groups. During the summer we invited those entrepreneurial souls who are the southern frontrunners in inclusive development to join The NOW Us!-award! Main prize: 25.000 euro.
Well now, an amazing number of 319 initiatives have found their way to our NOW-Us! Award. We were and we still are very happy to see that so many inclusive initiatives are keen on strengthening their organization and were willing to compete for this award.
The nominees are …
A special jury determined which 10 teams made it to the semi-final. We are very proud to announce the 10 nominees and we are excited to be welcoming each team at the NOW-Us! week in the Netherlands from October 8th until October 12th! Congratulations to those who made it to this shortlist:
- Brighten Vietnamese Sign Language
- Access Nigeria
- Rustin Times
- In the Picture
- Association Malienne pour la Protection des Albinos (AMPA)
- LGBTI Youth Radio Initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Not Too Young To Run Movement
- Beekeeping for the blind in Uganda
- A Mobile School for the Children with Disabilities in the Himalayas
- BEACON CHAT