Using the power of creative artists, the media and creative industries to campaign for the needs and rights of the world's disadvantaged children.
The Listen Campaign will use the power of creative artists, the media and creative industries to campaign for the needs and rights of the world's disadvantaged children - especially those who suffer from the scourges of poverty, disease, natural disasters, war and exploitation.
The campaign will use a unique platform combining new, traditional and social media, to build a worldwide community of supporters who will participate by Listening, Creating, Donating, Thinking, Recruiting, Promoting, Buying, Advocating, Investing and Celebrating. Children will talk in safety and with dignity about the problems they face and the community will discuss ways to address these difficulties.
The Listen Charity will provide grants, loans and investments to children's charity projects and social enterprises that aim to alleviate the problems that disadvantaged children face. These projects will be designed to improve children's physical, psychological and emotional health, to raise the quality of their nutrition, education, shelter, play, creativity and economic prospects and to protect their rights as defined in the UN Convention on The Rights of The Child.
The Listen Charity will be efficient, open and accountable. It will report back to donors and the Listen community on the impact of its investments and will do so quickly, frequently and with transparency.