The Ariel Foundation International


The Ariel Foundation International
Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Community Service


"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, then when?"  - Hillel

 





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Featured Event

AFI CHANGEMAKERS SUMMIT ON
RIGHT TO HEALTH AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES
18-20 FEBRUARY 2015, UNITED NATIONS HQ, GENEVA

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UN Summit on Social Reform Ariel Foundation International

Global AFI Changemakers were invited to participate in the Summit on ‘Right to Health & Access to Medicine’. Changemakers also participated in the 2015 UN Social Forum on Access to Medicines, and council meetings along with representatives from member states, intergovernmental organisations and civil society.  AFI Changemakers presented at a side event on the Right to Health that was attended by members of the UN, member states, NGO and others.   A report will be published describing their findings and results of the Summit. Join us and become part of AFI Changemakers - UN network.  



AFI Changemakers Summit Report to the
UN Right to Development Working Group
December 2014



Ariel Foundation Changemakers Report Ariel King

Watch the AFI-ED Talks at the United Nations

  Homecoming for Road to Change
  7th of February 2015
Esplanade At Edinburgh Castle/Scottish Parliament Building, Scotland


Matthew McVarish, and its major sponsors Ariel Foundation International, Moira Anderson Foundation, Innocence in Danger and Raphael International Foundation to celebrated the completion of his 10,000 miles, 16,000 kilometer 32 cities in 30 European countries, 17 month walk to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse.  
Learn more at http://roadtochange.eu/royal-mile/

Road to Change Edinburgh Ariel Foundation International Mathew McVarish

See more photos at: RoadtoChangeAFI


Thank you for Helping AFI and TKF Make a Better Holiday for these Botswana Orphans

ARiel foundation international botswana orphans dr ariel rosita king

AFI in Partnership with Thandi Khumalo Foundation (TKF)
a community based organization in Botswana held a
holiday party for orphaned children.
Because of your generosity 275 Botswana HIV/AIDS orphaned children had a day to remember -- with hot meals and gifts.

CHANGEMAKERS AT THE UN
(GENEVA, DECEMBER 1-2, 2014)

Changemakers UN 2014 Dr. Ariel King

TWO DAYS. COLLABORATE. CONTRIBUTE. EXPERIENCE.

Changemakers from around the world came to Geneva to connect with each other and participate in intense workshops at the United Nations on themes related to the Right to Development.  Outcomes of workshops were fedback at a high level official UN event. The outcomes of the Summit provided a framework for the Changemakers platform to contribute to work of UN in 2015. Summit participants became Changemaker Ambassadors, leaving Geneva inspired and with opportunities to get involved longer term with our work at the UN.


PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF CHILDREN 
27TH  SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL  
SIDE EVENT
Friday, 15 September 2014
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

  Shyami Puvimanasinghe


CHILDREN AND YOUTH HUMAN RIGHTS  IN DEVELOPMENT
27TH  SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL  
SIDE EVENT  
Friday, 12 September 2014
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland


 Shyami Puvimanasinghe


Ariel Foundation and Other NGO's Exchange One Last Time
with Departing UN High Commissoner for Human Rights
August 5, 2014

HR Pillay

June 2014 Report on
Human Rights Council Social Forum
On the Rights of Older Persons
United Nations Side Event April 1-3, 2014
(click to read the informative report)

Human Rights Council Side Event on Aging

Protecting and Safeguarding the Human Rights of Children
June 11, 2014 UN, Geneva




RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT YOUTH SUMMIT
AT THE UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA
4 DECEMBER 2013

Right to Development Youth Summit Report Ariel Foundation Interational UN Geneva

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UN Summit   

UN Summit 


      Youth are todays leaders and the next generation of families,
policy makers and economic actors, with the consequent
responsibility for responding to the many challenges facing humanity.

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At the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, an historic Youth Summit on the Right to Development was convened by the Ariel Foundation International and coordinated by Aha Design at the United Nations.   The UN High Commission for Human Rights Office of Development staff had actively sought out opportunities to engage with youth, citizens and leaders of today and tomorrow. The Youth Summit on the Right to Development provided a rare opportunity for select young adults to give their views directly to the UN Working Party on the Right to Development.

Historically, the Youth Summit on the RTD is first time that the youth had the privilege and responsibility to directly inform the world of their ideas and views will feed directly into the official UN Working Party on the Right to Development as part of its own deliberations.

The Youth delegates, and the youth representative speaker, Kevin Ackermann, also participated in the celebration of the publication of "Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development" with Mr. Kevin Ackermann, Youth Representative, Ms. Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ambassador Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland, Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, the Director of the YWCA, Ambassador George Abi-Saab, and Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam. The Summit was convened by Dr. Ariel King, President of the Ariel Foundation International and coordinated by Mr. Iman Fadai of Aha Design.

Learn More About Right to Development Youth Summit

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Recent Events

Technology and Arts Camp, Marrakech, Morocco

April 2014

Technology and Arts Camp Marrakech Morrocco Ariel Foundation International

Sports Camp, Marrakech, Morocco
April 2014

Technology and Arts Camp Marrakech Morrocco Ariel Foundation International

UN Human Rights of the Older Persons:
Solidarity Between Generations
1st April 2014 Palais Des Nations, Geneva

Technology and Arts Camp Marrakech Morrocco Ariel Foundation International

AFI UN Human Rights Council Event -
"Right to Education - American Promise at the UN"

Technology and Arts Camp Marrakech Morrocco Ariel Foundation International

Read about the filmmakers’ trip to the United Nations in their blog post for the Open Society Foundation here: Keeping a Promise to Black Boys in America


United Nations 25TH Human Rights Council Side Event on Child Exploitation – Creative Prevention, Advocacy and Healing Hosted by AFI

UN 25th Human Rights Council Side Event on Child Exploitation


 UN Side Event Human Rights Child Exploitation Ariel Foundation International


RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT YOUTH SUMMIT
AT THE UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA
4 DECEMBER 2013
 
  UN Summit
 
    UN Summit

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World AIDS Day: Keep the Promise to Children and Youth
December 2013




Dr. Ariel King Keynote at "Children in Conflict – Peace for upcoming Generations”   United Nations on 5 June 2013



Thank you for your support.



ONGOING PROJECTS

UN Summit

AFI Is a Proud Partner Supporting the Road to Change Walk 2013-2014
To Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse in the European Union


Road to Change

 


"Thank you"

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, then when?

- Hillel

The Ariel Foundation International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002. The Foundation promotes youth leadership, entrepreneurship and community service via education, experience through serviceTM, leadership and support of children, young people and their communities in developing countries.

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Board of Directors

Chair
H.E. Ambassador Joseph Huggins,

Vice Chair
H.E. Ambassador Molelekeng E. Rapolaki,

President
Dr. Ariel King

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