JUST A FEW OF GO’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In 2012, GO Campaign expanded its mission to include at-risk children living in the United States.
In 2013, GO Campaign became the first US nonprofit to directly partner with the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, headed by Local Hero Favio Chavez of Paraguay, featured in the documentary Landfill Harmonic and on 60 Minutes. We have worked with Favio on multiple projects; GO Campaign’s support has helped the orchestra expand to reach hundreds more children.
In 2014, GO Campaign’s Local Hero, Kailash Satyarthi, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2015, Robert Pattinson and Ewan McGregor became GO Campaign Ambassadors.
In 2015, we launched our GO Girls! Initiative committing ourselves to improving the lives of vulnerable girls around the world.
In 2015, Tanzanian Local Hero Brenda Shuma was awarded the Child 10 Award in Stockholm for her success in improving the lives of children with disabilities.
In 2016, Senegalese Local Hero Issa Kouyate was hailed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as one of nine global heroes in the fight against trafficking.
We are proud of all we have accomplished but there is still more to be done. We are committed to our goal that every child has the opportunity to lead a safe, happy and productive life.
“I founded this nonprofit because I met, and fell in love with, kids in need, kids who were falling through the cracks but who had so much potential. International aid is made up of well-intentioned people, but it often falls far short, and there is often so much waste. My vision for GO Campaign, which is shared by my co-founders Vicki, Daryl & Jill, is that we continue to meet the needs of children around the world in the most compassionate, efficient, and holistic way possible without encouraging dependency on aid. We’ve got to remain nimble and flexible, listening to our partners on the ground, partnering with other nonprofits, willing to learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others, while always being strict stewards of donor funds. Every time I’m out in the field, visiting funded projects or finding new ones to support, I am both thrilled and humbled to see how easy it is to change a child’s life, and I want GO Campaign to spread that feeling to others as together we work to transform communities, one child at a time.”