Tufts University’s International Center Thanksgiving Celebration – Featuring UNICEF

Tufts UnivNaglaa_IntnlCenter_TUCI_2014_141121_15517_thanksgiving156ersity’s International Center featured UNICEF as part of their annual Thanksgiving dinner for international students and scholars on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Invited guest speakers:

Brian Kelleher-Calnan, Boston’s Community Engagement Fellow for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
&
Naglaa El-Abbadi, Public Relations officer of the Tufts UNICEF Campus Initiative

The presentations gave a historical account of the important work done by UNICEF globally, and showcased TUCI’s efforts to support UNICEF through fundraising, education and advocacy.

TUCI wishes to thank the International Center and dinner guests for their generous donations made to UNICEF.

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Position vacancies of TUCI

Secretary duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Maintaining a membership list of all official members, including, but not limited to
    1. Contact information,
    2. Attendance records;
  1. Maintaining both an active and general email list
  1. An active email list for the purpose of keeping club members up to date,
  2. A general email list for the purpose of keeping members of the community up to date with select events and meetings;
  3. Acting as UNICEF advocacy liaison and is responsible for setting up appropriate committees to implement advocacy efforts. Obtains appropriate facilities for organization activities

 

Treasurer duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Handling all fiscal matters related to Tufts UNICEF Campus Initiative;
  2. Completing and signing all necessary paperwork with the Student Activities Office (SAO);
  3. Working with, advising, and supporting the Fundraising Chair in the organization and planning of all fundraising initiatives and events;
  4. Coordinating with all relevant Fundraising university departments and student organizations.
  5. Obtaining a budget from the college or university (whether that requires working with student government or requesting monies from a campus activities fund); developing an individual budget for each event; overseeing funds associated with the club; and sending contributions to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF within 30 days of an event.

 

Please indicate which position that you are interested in and submit your biography (your past relevant experience and why you would be a good candidate) to tuftsuniversity.unicef@gmail.com by September 23, 2013 midnight.

Biographies of candidates will be sent out to all students and the election will begin on September 30, 2013 via Survey Monkey. Election will close on October 4, 2013. 

If you don’t want to be an officer but simply join our wonderful events, you are welcomed to email us and we will put you into the listserv.

TUCI executive officers 2013-2014!

Congratulations!!! We are very excited to announce Tufts UNICEF new executive officers 2013-2014!

Meet our new officers:

President: Xi Lin
Vice President: Naglaa El-Abbadi
Education Committee: Julianka Bell
Public Relations & Social Media Committee: Kusum Hachhethu

As you have noticed, we still have openings for Secretary and Treasurer. We are planning to have a transition meeting soon, which the soon-will-be-old officers will discuss the roles of Tufts UNICEF and provide some essential information to new officers. In addition, we will talk about recruiting for the remaining 2 positions. Please stay tuned for more details!

Tufts UNICEF officers duties description

President duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Calling, presiding over, and adjourning all meetings of this organization and its executive board;
  2. Overseeing the instatement, activities, responsibilities, and removal of committee chairpersons;
  3. Performing all other various duties as required by the organization;
  4. Representing the organization as a whole, both externally and internally;
  5. Settling any and all disputes among or between committees, in addition to settling any and all disputes among or between members of the Executive Board;
  6. Maintaining a President’s Manual or Book for the materials of the organization;
  7. Staying in regular contact with the Faculty Advisor;
  8. Staying in regular contact with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF;
  9. Collaborating with other organizations and student groups;
  10. Connecting graduating seniors with the UNICEF Campus Initiative Alumni Association.

 

Vice President duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Assuming the duties and responsibilities of the President in his/her absence;
  2. Assisting the President in planning the Executive Board meetings and agendas;
  3. Creating and maintaining a Calendar of Events;
  4. Working with, advising, and supporting theEducation Activity Committee in the organization and planning of all Educational initiatives and events;
  5. Coordinating with relevant university departments and student organization.
  6. Organizing Community Service work on behalf of Tufts UNICEF Campus Initiative.

 

Secretary duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Maintaining a membership list of all official members, including, but not limited to
    1. Contact information,
    2. Attendance records;
  1. Maintaining both an active and general email list
  1. An active email list for the purpose of keeping club members up to date,
  2. A general email list for the purpose of keeping members of the community up to date with select events and meetings;
  3. Acting as UNICEF advocacy liaison and is responsible for setting up appropriate committees to implement advocacy efforts. Obtains appropriate facilities for organization activities

 

Treasurer duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Handling all fiscal matters related to Tufts UNICEF Campus Initiative;
  2. Completing and signing all necessary paperwork with the Student Activities Office (SAO);
  3. Working with, advising, and supporting the Fundraising Chair in the organization and planning of all fundraising initiatives and events;
  4. Coordinating with all relevant Fundraising university departments and student organizations.
  5. Obtaining a budget from the college or university (whether that requires working with student government or requesting monies from a campus activities fund); developing an individual budget for each event; overseeing funds associated with the club; and sending contributions to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF within 30 days of an event.

 

Education Activity Committee duties shall include, but not be limited to

  1. Developing and coordinates education activities for members and education outreach for the community.
  2. Completing education activities reports (include a summary the education activity and how to improve it next time)
  3. Keeping record of all education materials

 

Public Relations and Social Media Committee duties shall include, but not be limited to

  1. Promoting and publicizing the organization and events held by the Tufts UNICEF Campus Initiative (webpage or facebook page, newsletters, flyers, and other literature).
  2. Supporting volunteer/members’ recruitment.
  3. Creating and executing social programming such as gatherings, parties, and reception for members.
  4. Establishing and maintaining network connections with other organizations.

 

Thank you for your interest!

 

 

Re-post: UNICEF seeks nearly $1.4 billion to assist children in crisis in 2013

Content adopted from UN News Center at http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44001#.USuEeDCcfRU

25 January 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today appealed for nearly $1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year.

“We are still in the first month of 2013, which has already proved harsh for millions of children suffering in Syria and for refugees who had to flee to neighbouring countries. Mali and the Central African Republic are also experiencing worsening conflict, threatening the lives of children and women,” said Ted Chaiban, UNICEF’s Director of the Office of Emergency Programmes.

“Children are extremely vulnerable in emergencies, often living in unhealthy and unsafe conditions, at high risk of disease, violence, exploitation and neglect,” he stated.

The Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 appeal, launched in Geneva, includes countries currently in the headlines as well as others that receive less media attention but also require urgent assistance such as Chad, Colombia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Somalia and Yemen.

“Humanitarian response is no less important in those parts of the world that do not command media attention,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake says in the foreword to the report accompanying the appeal.

He noted that in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states of Sudan, conflict has driven over 210,000 people, over half of whom are children, across the borders into neighbouring South Sudan and Ethiopia, while an estimated 695,000 people have been internally displaced or severely affected.

Meanwhile, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where 2.4 million people are displaced, the number of severely malnourished children tops 1 million, he added.

More than 85 per cent of the funding requirements are for humanitarian situations other than Syria and the related refugee crisis, UNICEF pointed out in a news release. The 45 countries and regions in the appeal are priorities due to the scale of the crisis, the urgency of its impact on children and women, the complexity of the response and the capacity to respond.

“Together, we can give all children in humanitarian situations the tools not only to recover but to realize their potential, nurture their talents and contribute to the growth of their nations,” said Mr. Lake.

UNICEF TAP Project–ACT NOW

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Take Action to Help Children Deprived of Clean Water

  • Donate using the UNICEF Tap Project Facebook app (coming in March) and use your social network to send clean water to children around the world.
  • Volunteer. Join the UNICEF Action Center today and plan/attend a local UNICEF Tap Project fundraising event or activity in your community.
  • Learn more about the world water crisis and how UNICEF is working toward a day when ZERO children are deprived of clean water by checking out the latest reports from the field below.

Read More Stories about the Importance of Clean Water

Water and Sanitation Services in Syria Severely Disrupted by Conflict, Says UNICEF

In Aftermath of Deadly Typhoon, UNICEF Gets Clean Water to Filipino Children

A New Well Offers Hope for Children and Families in Rural Kenya

Recovering from the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, Petit Goave Rebuilds Its Water System

Philippines Typhoon: Update

Content adopted from US Fund for UNICEF  http://www.unicefusa.org/campaigns/tap-project/