Announcing Joshua Kyallo as Firelight’s Managing Director
As Firelight continues its stated commitment to expand its staff and leadership in Africa and as we continue to refine our future strategy to support African community-based organizations that are impacting children’s lives, we are incredibly pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Kyallo as Firelight’s Managing Director. Joshua is a Kenyan-born international development specialist with 25 years’ experience providing strategic, program, fundraising and people management leadership to international organizations in Africa and the USA.
Joshua has over [...] READ MORE
From Despair to Hope: the story of Neema Lucas from Shinyanga, Tanzania
Imagine that you are a 15-year-old girl married to a 37-year-old man. As a young girl, you grew up dreaming of becoming a teacher, but this hope shattered when your parents forced you to drop out of school after Grade 7 –at the age of 14—to get married. Your life changed in an instant. You now rely on your husband to meet your basic needs, but he spends most of his money on alcohol and other women. You can not [...] READ MORE
Our next phase in early childhood development: Diving deeper into quality and expanding to birth-to-3
Over the last few years, Firelight has been working with partners in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia to implement and improve early childhood development (ECD) programs and services for vulnerable children.
Read our Initiative Overview for more information on how our partners support ECD.
Our conversations with our partners, our site visits, and the quantitative and qualitative feedback we have gathered have helped us to more deeply understand the strengths and challenges facing our community-based organization (CBO) partners, and the children and families [...] READ MORE