PROOF activates the Rescuer in each person; believing that empathy and righteous action are teachable and accessible to all.
PROOF: Media for Social Justice, a nonprofit based in New York is being nominated for it's Rescuer's Project. This project collects the stories (film and photography) of individuals who in the midst of violent conflict chose to help the "other". The stories of ordinary people, crossing ethnic and cultural lines, becoming an "upstander" and not a bystander to violence are then integrated into programs (workshops) geared to help young people recognize how they too can become upstanders in every day life.
"Door Step School" is an NGO which was started with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society. The organisation built its program to address three major problems:
First Nation, Métis and Inuit people face many challenges. One is trying to succeed in a world in which reading is a pre-requisite to success. Aboriginal people are new readers. As a people, they need time to become strong readers. Time will give their Elders the opportunity to become role models. They need time and they need books that include them and that are accessible to them.
DTJ is a global nexus of journalists and storytellers who expose injustices facing children in crisis and advocate for intervention until change is realized. By creating a global platform for their voices of children to be heard, DTJ is influencing our audience to create a critical threshold of child focused awareness, action and change. DTJ is also equipping journalists to gather these unheard stories and then serving as the world's leading source for niche content relating to children through media aggregation, propagation and syndication.