The funding drive will help News Decoder reach more young people around the world and offer new resources to educators. Consider a donation today.

Dear News Decoder Supporters,

Today News Decoder is launching our new Making Connections campaign to raise funds so we can extend our global reach and offer innovative resources to more young people and educators around the world.

The five-week fundraising campaign comes at the start of our non-profit’s seventh year of operations, with 21 academic partners in 16 countries on five continents.

We have a proven track record and a sustainable business model, with a loyal base of donors who have accompanied us on our growth path.

But we want to do more, and we need your help.

Here’s the plan.

First, we’re committed to attracting more academic partners in developing countries because we believe global discussions need more diverse voices at the table. Partner schools pay a fee to be part of our global network, but some partners are unable to cover the entire fee. From the start, donors have made up the difference and provided the support our lean operations, based in France, require.

With your support, our ambition is to grow our school network by 50% in the next two years, focusing particularly on the under-represented regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Second, we have crafted an ambitious strategy to offer new activities and resources to young people wherever they are, whatever their means. We’re delighted to announce the launch next week of a new section to our website featuring weekly quizzes, publishing opportunities, internship, storytelling contests and public webinars.

This is just the start: with your help we’ll continue to grow these resources and provide ever more young people with opportunities to engage in what we do.

Finally, we want to do more to support the educators who are the backbone of our work with schools. Our plan is to offer teachers online networking opportunities, professional development days and an extended range of teaching resources adaptable to different classrooms.

All of this will require financial support so our small team of three full-time staff can do big things.

“I never believed that my voice would make such an impact, but News Decoder has made this a reality.”
Varlee Fofana

African Leadership Academy

“It’s been life-changing for some of my students who cut their teeth on reporting at News Decoder.”
Prof. Elaine Monaghan

Indiana University

Your support makes this possible.

We are extremely grateful to you, the supporters who make our work possible. By making a donation to our 2021 campaign you’ll be helping more youth voices to be heard, and more young people and educators to make connections: between knowledge and facts; between the past, present and future; and between each other across continents.

Thanks very much.


Nelson Graves
News Decoder Founder

P.S. In our efforts to connect more young people around the world, we’re launching a new series of free and open webinars called Decoder Dialogues. The inaugural event takes place November 10. Click below for more information.
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