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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nickelodeon Announces Winners Of "Together For Good" 2015!

Nickelodeon has announced the winners of "Together For Good" 2015!


Nickelodeon's "Together For Good" is a pro-social campaign supported by child rights organisation Plan International which engages, celebrates and awards inspiring children all around the world who are making a big difference in their communities.


Change Makers

Children around the world have been motivated by the stories of others who are already making a change in their communities since the campaign kicked off in July. As a result, children have been engaging in activities and challenges to make an impact – big or small.

In August, children aged 6 to 17 years were invited to visit good.nickelodeon.tv to upload photos and videos of themselves making a difference in their communities.

Submissions poured in from around the world and a panel from Nickelodeon International and Plan International selected four finalists from each region which kids around the globe could vote for during September 2015.

Each winner will be featured and celebrated on their regional Nickelodeon channel. They will also qualify for the chance to win the ultimate prize, an all-expense-paid trip to the USA to attend a exclusive Nickelodeon event, such as the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2015, as a VIP guest!

The Together For Good campaign is Nickelodeon International's new initiative to empower children to make positive changes in the world around them.

Together For Good serves as Nickelodeon's international platform to inspire its audiences to get involved in their communities, provide the resources and education to get the job done and celebrate the impact they're making to the world every day.

Find out more via the Together For Good website and follow the latest news using the hashtag #TogetherForGood!


And the Winners Are...

Below is a list of the winning "Together For Good" 2015 entries from every region and around the world. A huge congratulations to all the winners and a big well done to everyone who participated! When it comes to making the world a better place, EVERYONE wins!

You can find out more information about each winner and watch exclusive videos here on good.nickelodeon.tv!:

UK:

Name: Isabella
Age: 13
Location: London, UK
Project: "Kid to Kid" - The "Kid to Kid" project was founded by me to improve English speaking skills of children in developing countries. This is accomplished by connecting native English-speaking children to underprivileged children who are in need of improving their English skills. Lessons are ministered via Internet.At the moment, we are teaching a small number of children in Brazil, more specifically in the outskirts of Sao Paulo. Only 5% of Brazilians speak English fluently and private lessons are expensive and only accessible to a minority of the population (approximately 60% of families in Brazil survive on a minimum wage). Our project therefore aims to fill that gap, by providing kids of an underprivileged background the opportunity to learn and further develop their skills.As we recruit more volunteers, we will start expanding this project into more communities in Brazil and then, at a later stage, to other developing countries.

Africa:

Name: Lesedi
Age: 11
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Project: Agang Sechaba - Agang Sechaba is a community development project that my mom and I have been involved in. My mom and I also do our own community help. At Agang Sechaba the children ask for clothes and food. Then my mom and I help them by bringing what they asked for, but just for something special we provide their caretakers money for the children's education. We also go out and we search for beggars on the streets; we do this quite often in winter but we go around different areas and provide them with hot chocolate, a blanket, food, and a pillow. At school it took me 4 months to raise R300,000 on my own by selling bracelets that I made. I used my pocket money to buy the supplies and I gave the money to a student who was about to graduate but didn't have enough money. I then supplied her with money. She managed to graduate and became an architect. Agang Sechaba was also involved with helping me raise money by spreading the word. Sometimes after school I would go to the orphanages and play with the children to keep them company. I raise funds for the underprivileged chidren I sell bracelets. I also as mentioned fundraise for people who can't graduate because they don't have enough money. I don't only sell bracelets; I have neighborhood jobs I have to attend to after school or even on weekends. I dog walk, I do chores at home, I clean litter at the park, and I earn money and with that money I help out.I may only be 11 but I definitely can make a difference in my country.

Argentina / Paraguay / Uruguay:

Name: Tomás
Age: 17
Location: Godoy Cruz, Argentina
Project: Eslabón Verde - Eslabón Verde Teaches students about climate change and how to protect the Earth.

Asia:

Name: Zackari
Age: 6
Location: Paranaque City, Philippines
Project: Sell a toy, gain a friend, help some kids! - Zackari toys to raise money to buy school supplies and clothes for local children, making new friends along the way.

Australia And New Zealand:

Name: Kyah
Age:
Location: Coffs Harbour, Australia
Project: Dolphins Matter - Raising awareness about the inhumane practice of Dolphin killing in Japan.

France:

Name: Lou-Andrea
Age: 9
Location: Sandillon, France
Project: Engrais naturel - Using egg shells as a natural fertilizer for growing plants.

Germany (Deutschland):

Name: Alexandra
Age: 10
Location: Frankfurt (Oder), Deutschland
Project: Tivoli - Selling self-grown fruit and vegetables for kindergartens and schools, and donating fruit and veggies to the poor and orphans.

Italy (Italia):

Name: Irene
Age: 13
Location: Firenze, Italia
Project: Insieme per salvare gli animali - Saving and caring for animals in need, and campaigning to stop animal abandonment, testing and especially the hunt! Animals are "the faithful friends of man" ("i fedeli amici dell'uomo").

Latin America (América Latina):

Name: Esteban
Age: 8
Location: Guatemala, Guatemala
Project: Minimedico - Medical volunteer

México:

Name: Martina
Age: 10
Location: México Distrito Federal, México
Project: Contenedor para bolsas en jardin - Recycling

Netherlands (Nederland) and Belgium (België):

Name: Emma
Age: 6
Location: sint katelijne waver, België
Project: Emma ' wafels (Emma waffles) - Baking home made waffles for Cancer charity "Kom op tegen kanker".

Northern Europe (Denmark (Danmark), Norway (Norge), and Sweden (Sverige)):

Name: Shapinaa
Age: 12
Location: Skanderborg, Danmark
Project: Flasker i miljøet - Collecting discarded bottles and cans around the city to raise money for Plan International.

Poland (Polska):

Name: Julia
Age: 13
Location: Zdzieszowice, Polska
Project: Kichasz, kaszlesz źle się czujesz. Papieros życie Ci marnuje - Reducing the number of smokers and helping to protect children from smoking.

Rest of the World:

Name: Ipek
Age: 10
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Project: Stray Animals - Ipek helps stray animals to find new homes.

Russia (Россия):

Name: ДМИТРИЙ БАЕВ
Age: 7
Location: Самара, Россия
Project: Участие в благотворительной выставке - Donating items to a charity fair to help raise money for small children suffering from serious illnesses such as cancer.

Spain (Espana):

Name: Manuel
Age: 9
Location: Barcelona, España
Project: Construcción de pozos de agua potable - Helping to build wells for drinking water in places where there is poverty.
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