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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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