YEPs in Action
The theme and message that we wish to convey throughout Pangaea is EXPLORE, LEARN and ACT.
Pangaea supports a wide range of projects proposed by Young Explorers. We encourage them to take Mike Horn’s message about ‘preserving our planet’ home and share it with their peers and others around them. The best way of doing this is by initiating an ACT project within their own community and/or region. These Projects ensure the continuity of the Pangaea Young Explorers Program and guarantee the sustainability of the Pangaea Expeditions.
These projects can be of varying dimensions (timeline, geographic spread and funding) that contribute to improving the environment, such as a recycling project, snow studies, building a park for the less fortunate with other school children, or simply handing out flyers to raise awareness of the Pangaea Project.
Young Explorers need to act as Pangaea Ambassadors, initiate projects and inspire other individuals around them to do something meaningful in their environments, in their region and/or in their social community.
We also want to find and recruit as many like-minded potential Young Explorers as we can – because there’s strength in numbers – and this strength we need to ensure our world’s survival rate is increased and is a better place now and in the future!
The project must contribute significantly to the preservation and/or sustainable use of the Earth's natural resources. We support young explorers who want to make a sustainable lasting change in their environment. And our role is to support their visions.
Projects must encompass a strong educational and awareness component, and target at least one of the following project objectives:
- Ecology and conservation
- Water and sanitation
- Social community involvement
Check out the following links for Act Projects:
And read about the following YEP events:
Our Young Explorers have designed a very useful and inspiring document presenting the different steps involved in initiating, designing, setting up and running an Act Project...
Please download the following forms to propose a project to the Mike Horn team:
We welcome applications for Pangaea Project proposals all year around. Please submit your completed application form by eMail along with digital versions of letters of support, appendices, brochures and any other supplementary information to: ACT@MikeHorn.com.
In order to conserve paper resources, please do not mail a hard copy of your proposal application. Applicants will be notified by eMail that their application has been received. We will try our best to process your application in the shortest time, but application process and outcome can take two to six months following the receipt notification depending on the complexity of the project.
Preference will be awarded to projects that:
- are submitted by active Young Explorers
- involve other YEPs or include other motivated young adults
- include a business plan which provides a finite solution to a specific issue and/or provide a long-term and sustainable solution manageable by locals of the targeted region
- provide an innovative concept that may serve as a model for similar projects implemented in other areas
- follow the match funding concept (include fund raising events organised by applicant) to complement the Pangaea Foundation project grant and demonstrate motivation by applicant
- identify and investigate potential partnerships between local and regional NGOs, NPOs, governments, ethnical groups and tribes, and involve local people for the long-term management of the project
A written and signed agreement will conclude the application process once the proposal has been approved and details of the agreement and working relationship between Mike Horn SARL and the Pangaea Project are confirmed. This agreement will ensure that both parties understand their responsibilities and duties.
Grants may not be used for indirect costs, overheads, and other expenses that are not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits, salaries and workshops are also excluded. Funds may not be used for travel to meetings, legal actions, land acquisition, and endowments without prior clearance from a Mike Horn team project manager.
Original receipts for proof of expenditures according to the information provided in the application form need to be sent to the Mike Horn Expedition Centre.
All successful applicants are required to submit a brief progress report at the beginning of every trimester (i.e. January 01, April 01, July 01 and October 01), and a comprehensive final report at the end of the project. The progress and final
reports also need to include high resolution photographs (in digital format) of the project and a news/fact sheet serving as a press release for the project.
Guidance on progress reports will be provided with the agreement. You will also have to include the methodology you use to judge the impact and success of your project.
Contact with the media is essential for the success of the overall project. It is important to share the Pangaea Project efforts by raising general awareness and sharing updates with the sponsors and partners of the project.