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2019 Ockenden International Prizes.

2019 Ockenden International Prizes.

2019 Prize Finalists


Eleven innovative projects from nine countries and two semi-independent regions have been short listed for the 2019 Ockenden International Prizes.

The four annual prizes are worth £25,000 each and will be announced in London at the end of March.

  • Fundación Casa Alianza México, Mexico – child migrant safety

The shortlisted organisations and their project themes are:

  • COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa (CIYOTA), Uganda – youth education and empowerment
  • Find A Better Way, Jordan – peer-to-peer training and support for disabled Syrian refugees
  • Five One Labs, Iraqi Kurdistan – business start-up support
  • Fundación Casa Alianza México, Mexico – child migrant safety

  • Geutanyoe Foundation, Malaysia – home schooling literacy for Rohingya women and girls
  • Hand in Hand for Aid and Development (HIFAD), UK – midwifery training in Idlib, Syria
  • HealthRight International, USA – unaccompanied migrant children’s protection and health, New York
  • Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, for stopping the deportation of refugees from Israel
  • Samos Volunteers, Greece – multiple self-help projects supporting the psychosocial health of refugees waiting for their asylum applications to be processed
  • Somaliland Youth Development and Voluntary Organization (SOYDAVO), autonomous region of Somaliland – Integration for Yemeni refugees and re-integration for Somali returnees
  • Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP), Lebanon – Change starts with education: improving academic and economic prospects for young Syrian refugees


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