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Photo Friday

This week’s dose of inspiration.

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” -Maya Angelou

Company Gives Back: Road Trips and Solar Installation in East Africa

A week ago I returned from Africa with many stories to share. I spent ten days of that trip driving through Uganda and Rwanda with 27 employees of Northland Controls, a company that travels to a new destination every two years for what they call the Northland Challenge. I had no idea what I was in for, but it ended up being one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

Learn more about Fund: Solar Challenge, a partnership with [...]

Take it Forward Tuesday

A weekly NewsFlash with timely tips, news, resources, and ideas to help African communities take it forward!

Let’s promote and value play-time!

Playing is fun and also helps children reach important developmental milestones like learning mathematical thinking, problem solving and social skills. In this week’s NewsFlash we are sharing some tips on using play to help children grow healthy and strong.

What you’ll find in this week’s NewsFlash…

Overview of the importance of play 3 posters each in English and isiZulu about play, communication and grieving from [...]

Make it Happen Monday

Our weekly partner spotlight.

This week we take a look at Women Against AIDS in Kilimanjaro (KIWAKKUKI) in Tanzania.

KIWAKKUKI is making it happen by supporting families and children affected by HIV and AIDS. KIWAKKUKI was founded in 1990 by a group of women concerned about the impact of HIV and AIDS in their community, particularly on women and children. They believe all children should have an opportunity to go to school and be treated with respect and kindness.

Recently, KIWAKKUKI established learning clubs [...]

Photo Friday

This week’s dose of inspiration.

 “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” -Winston Churchill

 

 December 2 is #GivingTuesday. Celebrate generosity and support African communities!

 

 

 

Supporting African Communities this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is December 2nd. The day has emerged in the past few years to celebrate generosity and the act of giving, to create a stark contrast to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This #GivingTuesday consider supporting African communities.

Here are 3 ways you can give to African communities:

Tweet or update your Facebook status with: “I’m supporting African communities this #GivingTuesday. #CommunitiesStopPoverty” with a link to our website, this blog or any African community you support. Don’t forget to [...]

Protecting Our Children: Developing Tools that Make a Difference

We’re excited about our newest publication, Protecting Our Children: How African Community Organizations Strengthen Child Protection Systems, available on our website. This forty-page resource resulted from a three year initiative involving eight of our grantee-partners in six African countries. Our collective goal was to strengthen communities and protect children from abuse. 

The initiative was launched with a great deal of research, as we collected information from proposals, surveys, site visits, and group meetings. This information led to the development of tools to help [...]

Take it Forward Tuesday

A weekly NewsFlash with timely tips, news, resources, and ideas to help African communities take it forward!

There are many ways to use technology in education whether it’s creating new technologies or adapting old ones. In this week’s NewsFlash we take a look at some important lessons in using technology in education.

What you’ll find in this week’s NewsFlash…

10 promising uses of technology in developing countries 10 worst practices in using technology in education

Plus, a few timely funding opportunities from Putting Women and Girls [...]

Make it Happen Monday

Our weekly partner spotlight.

This week we take a look at Masvingo Community Based HIV and Vulnerable Children Organization (MACOBAO) in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

MACOBAO is making it happen by creating new income opportunities for families living with HIV.

 

In 2005 seven community members formed MACOBAO to strengthen the livelihoods of families affected by HIV. Over the years, MACOBAO has worked hard to move away from the traditional charity model in order to provide programs that empower families and communities. Many of the programs [...]

Photo Friday

This week’s dose of inspiration.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” -Albert Einstein