Dignity for All
For Humanity and The Planet
The overarching intention for all our initiatives is to fuel The PoEM as a movement, creating pathways to miracles and fostering a new awareness of human and planetary dignity. To that end, Dignity for All is a worldwide campaign that brings our collective focus back to reclaiming our dignity, re-establishing it as a birthright.
Advancing the cause of dignity by “gifting it forward,” The PoEM also operates as a social enterprise, supporting standout programs whose participants have already chosen to embrace miracles in their lives, often having overcome massive challenges. All contributions to PoEM initiatives automatically benefit Dignity Project partners we have selected worldwide, organizations and programs that restore dignity to people and to the environment.
We are focusing our attention initially in India, in the areas of enhancing wellbeing for Paralympian athletes who are transcending physical challenges, as well as providing nutritious meals to the courageous children who work during the day and attend school at night. We are also restoring dignity to natural habitats by supporting the restoration and rejuvenation of soil health, as well as purity to the planet’s bodies of water.
Projects to Revitalize People
A wholesale effort to create the environment, tools and support mechanisms that empower girls and women to truly step into the full version of their potential, to be the change they were born to become. The world needs them. We all need them.
We actively support local and international projects that are delivering tangible positive outcomes to significantly improve the daily lives and future of all girls. We accomplish this via our financial support and by partnering to provide our materials to the girls, their families and support networks.
We have traditionally looked after our elders, a tradition that has been crumbling for decades. At the same time, we have a vastly larger worldwide population of senior citizens that is set to grow even more over the next decade. They deserve our support. Leading a life of dignity is every human being’s birthright, throughout our lifespans.
The PoEM champions and partners with improved, more systematic solutions, particularly those that will allow our elders to avail themselves of this basic right.
India is a world leader in disabled sport, with more Paralympics medalists than almost any other nation. The government promised these sportspeople funding incentives for winning medals, but sadly, this funding has not been awarded yet in many cases.
This lack of funding not only lets down these sportspeople by not recognizing their inspiring achievements, it also affects their quality of daily life and their ability to continue to train and compete effectively.
Therefore, we will be actively partnering with others to provide funding and seek further sources of funding for these inspirational people. Beyond this, we will also create transformational educational programs, not only for disabled sportspeople, but disabled people worldwide, to address the specific challenges they face.
India has incredible school meals programs, providing much needed nourishment that makes a vital difference to the nation’s children. However, there are many children who are missing out and going hungry because they work during the day and attend school at night.
As a result, these children are disadvantaged in both their overall health and development, but also their academic progress, due to inadequate nutrition.
To fill this gap, we will be partnering with relevant agencies to make nutritious meals available to this significant portion of India’s children.
Projects to Rejuvenate Our Planet and Its Environments
The supply of clean, healthy and abundant water is set to become one of the top handful of critical issues facing humanity and the planet very soon.
For an increasing number of places in the world, this has already been the case for many years, and this looming crisis is spreading rapidly.
Therefore, we will be contributing to large scale projects to restore and increase the supply of clean water, and to restore inland water habitats to their former health.
There is widespread agreement that we are in a state of overflow with our own collective waste.
This includes not only domestic and industrial waste materials, but waste in other areas of human life: physically (think diets and obesity), emotionally (stress and other modern ailments at an all-time high), financially (rampant consumer overwhelm) etc.
Our Garbage Into Gold Summit and its spin-off projects will focus squarely on all aspects of such waste. In addition, we will be supporting other aligned projects contributing to this vital work.
We will support carefully selected expeditions to understand and chart specific areas of aquatic habitats of greatest risk where the greatest good can be accomplished most effectively – based on our principle of maximum natural leverage.
We will then partner with, lend support to and in some cases lead, carefully chosen projects to restore ocean habitats in key areas.
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