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Transforming Children Health in Nairobi with Seed Grant

Transforming Children Health in Nairobi with Seed Grant

In early 2023, Antony Koskey and his organization Conscious Kenya launched The Thriving Health Feeding Project to combat child hunger in Nairobi’s Mukuru Sinai, an informal settlement beset by economic hardships.

Supported by a crucial seed grant from The Pollination Project, the initiative provided nutritious food to over 1,500 children, significantly improving their health and educational prospects.

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The Precious Art Initiative: Empowering Africa’s Next Generation

The Precious Art Initiative: Empowering Africa’s Next Generation

How a seed grant transformed the Precious Art Initiative’s impact across Africa. Guided by Toluwalope Inioluwa Adesina, our support expanded the program’s reach to seven countries and enriched the educational experience for many young leaders. From enhancing digital engagement to equipping students with essential resources for their projects, this section explores the profound changes sparked by the grant, paving the way for future growth and deeper community impact.

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Girls’ Pride: Inspiring Generational Change to End Period Poverty

Girls’ Pride: Inspiring Generational Change to End Period Poverty

In Africa, 1 in 10 girls miss 3 out of 5 days of school due to period poverty. A nurse by profession, Fatoumatta Kassama felt called to change the situation and that desire led to the creation of Girls’ Pride, a hybrid organization that addresses period poverty, promotes maternal and child health, keeps girls in schools during their periods, ends gender-based violence and creates job opportunities for youth.

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Oluwakemi Odusanya – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Visually Impaired Women Through Digital Literacy

Oluwakemi Odusanya – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Visually Impaired Women Through Digital Literacy

“Break the Bias” is a transformative initiative crafted to bridge the gap experienced by visually impaired women in Lagos (Nigeria) in acquiring fundamental digital and communication skills necessary for navigating today’s world.
Thanks to the support of the TPP grant, Oluwakemi Odusanya, disability-rights advocate and journalist, empowered 25 women with newfound confidence in communication, both written and verbal, mastering essential computer skills with screen readers, and elevating their abilities in public speaking, debate, critical thinking, and research.

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A Good Cage is an Empty Cage

A Good Cage is an Empty Cage

75.21 billion chickens were slaughtered for meat in 2022, Our World in Data. “I hope eventually people realize that animals need to be treated with respect too and that – as much as humans are able to advocate for other causes – animal advocacy is also an important...

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Would You Eat Your Best Friend?

Would You Eat Your Best Friend?

Every year, an estimated 30 million dogs are killed in Asia for human consumption, Humane Society International. “If you really want to know what is happening to the animals in the animal farming industry, you will suffer a lot when you know the truth, and a lot of...

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Helping Pollinators in New Hampshire

Helping Pollinators in New Hampshire

99.9% of the western population of monarch butterflies has declined from the 1980s to 2021, IUCN. “We have to take care of all creatures, even the smallest ones. We have to take care of the world that was given to us,” Lorie Ball, New Hampshire State Representative...

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Rescuing Exotic Animals in New Jersey

Rescuing Exotic Animals in New Jersey

Illegal wildlife trade produces from 7 to 23 billion dollars worldwide every year, World Wildlife Trade Report. “Animals are a topic that society doesn't give a second thought about, and my mission is to change that,” Brittany Vanderstine, Founder of Wild Exotics...

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