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Fundraise, Educate, Advocate

The Foxglove Project raises funds, resources and awareness for overseas projects and partners. Foxglove has no dreams of becoming a large entity in Australia. In fact, we want to remain ‘mean and lean’. Though there are essential costs and expenditure required in Australia, our objective remains clear, to raise funds and resources to send to organisations and people living in poverty in targeted Third World countries. Currently, we are sending 87% of all funds raised to overseas projects.We need your help. All of us have so much to offer whether it be financial support, volunteering our time and expertise, or taking up advocacy roles. So, if you’re passionate about seeing women in the Developing World be empowered to build sustainable, self-sustaining futures, then what are you waiting for? Perhaps the perfect opportunity, perfect timing or self-belief. There is much we can do. It is not about guilt or pity, but belief in the capacity of others and willingness to sacrifice something of ourselves to see someone else get ahead. Join us. Together we can make a difference.Read on to find out more

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead

Ways you can make a difference

Help

Join a volunteer team for fundraising, marketing, administration or market stalls.

Organise a large or small community fundraising event for Foxglove

Host a Twenty20 Fundraiser with 20 friends.

Advocate

Join an Advocacy Trip visiting Foxglove projects to then raise funds for specific needs

Request a Foxglove speaker for your workplace, church, school or event

Represent Foxglove at fundraising events

To find out more about how you can 'get involved', complete the following contact form and return it to our team. 

Advocacy Trips

Do you imagine yourself speaking up in big or small ways for women across the world?  Then maybe you’re exactly the person we are looking to join our Advocacy Trips.

 

Foxglove is committed to fundraising, education and advocacy for women living in poverty in the Developing World. We passionately believe in the value of people and their capacity to help themselves. We have come to understand that when advocating for others, it is important that we understand their character, customs and personal worlds. This is often best achieved by travelling to their home countries, meeting with people and hearing their stories.

 

The purpose of the Foxglove Advocacy Trips is twofold:

 

1) to understand the needs, opportunities and context of the women we represent and

2) to fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of women across the world - both in the short and longer-term.

Purpose of the Trips

As part of our trips, we all commit to a number of activities that both benefit Foxglove’s mission and demonstrate our core value of focusing on people over tasks or infrastructure:

Storytelling – we have questions and guidelines for capturing stories in word, image and video. All team members will work together to listen to women and families expressing their needs, hopes and achievements. and then turn this information into Foxglove stories.

Celebration Events –we often attend a graduation, award giving ceremony or community event that allows us to witness the achievements of an individual or community.

Community Meals – we meet with program and community leaders, as well as beneficiaries, to share a meal and informal conversation.

Local Accommodation –Foxglove teams stay in guest houses and local accommodation that see us integrated with the local community and walking to local restaurants for meals and snacks.

Community Fundraising – we ask each person to raise $1000 for the project they are visiting. We have an online fundraising platform available to make asking friends and family members to get involved an easy and encouraging experience.

To enquire about or apply for an Advocacy Trip please email us at email@foxgloveproject.com and we will send you the relevant application forms.

Cambodia Advocacy Trip 2020

23 May - 31 May
Cost: $2450

Spend time in Phnom Penh gaining an insight into the history, culture and development context of Cambodia. This will include visiting genocide memorial sites, and walking through the city and slum communities.

Spend a day visiting women's development projects in Phnom Penh and learn how local NGO's are empowering the poorest women to entrepreneurs.

Travel to Kampot, a poor province in the south of Cambodia to spend 2 days visiting local schools where Foxglove has funded new toilet blocks. Meet with students, school directors and community leaders to see the impact of the Foxglove support.

Travel back to Phnom Penh at the end of the trip for some R&R, debriefing as a group and writing stories for sharing online.

Option to travel to Siem Reap at the end of the trip for sight-seeing at Angkor Wat temple sites for 2-3 days (additional cost TBC).

Application Deadline 31 March 2020

Rwanda Advocacy Trip 2020

15 to 29 August
Cost: $3500

Travel to the capital city of Kigali and spend the first 3 days gaining an insight into the history, culture and development context of Rwanda. This will include connecting with the project staff of AEE Rwanda (our in-country partner), visiting genocide memorial sites and local development projects.

Travel to Nyamagabe, a poor province in the south of Rwanda and spend the next 5 days meeting and sharing stories with the women in self help groups.

Travel to Kibuye at the end of the trip to spend time debriefing as a group and writing stories for sharing online.

Team Size: 4-6 People

Application Deadline 31 May 2020

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