Our Grantees in the News2017-10-05T17:52:00-07:00

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Chip Freeman featured in Mountain Xpress

GemFinding leads post-flood Swannanoa River cleanups, August 2018

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““It was pure wreckage,” says Chip Freeman about the aftermath of the May 30 Swannanoa River flood that swept through Azalea Park and the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex in East Asheville. But Freeman, a lifelong Asheville resident and owner of GemFinding, a mining tour company that operates in Hiddenite, has been trying to make the river a little less wrecked through a series of cleanup days in the wake of the extensive damage.”

Read the whole article, GemFinding leads post-flood Swannanoa River cleanups here.

Learn more about Chip Freeman’s project, Gemfinding River CleanUps, here

Anne Kukuczka And Linda Kühne featured in The Annapurna Express, Nepal

Annapurna Express logoMENSTRUAL CUPS: An investment worth making, August 2018

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“Manisha Bidari, 19, has been contemplating if she should switch to menstrual cups from sanitary pads. But there are many things to consider before she makes the switch. First, a menstrual cup costs Rs 2,200. “Why are they so expensive?” she questions. Second, she does not know how to use and clean it. “Will it fit? I am scared if it will feel uncomfortable. Additional­ly, none of my family members use it,” she lays out her concerns. Despite being environment and user friendly, many are unaware about even the existence of men­strual cups. “

Read the whole article, MENSTRUAL CUPS: An investment worth making here.

Learn more about Anne Kukuczka And Linda Kühne’s project, Putali Nepal, here.

Denise Burry featured in ClickOrlando.com

Nonprofit helps Lake County foster kids reach their full potential, August 2018

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“Forward Paths Foundation Executive Director Denise Burry is this week’s Getting Results Award winner. Burry and the Forward Paths Foundation have been helping Lake County’s homeless unaccompanied youth and those aging out of foster care transition to adulthood and independence. “We’re a life coach, mentor, teacher, surrogate parent,” Burry said. “Every youth is different. Their abilities are wide-ranging.” Working out of a small office in Leesburg, Burry and a group of volunteers help children with everything from food and clothing to getting an ID card and registering for classes. The organization even helps house close to 20 young adults.”

Read the whole article, Nonprofit helps Lake County foster kids reach their full potential here.

Learn more about Denise Burry’s project, Forward Paths Foundation, Inc, here.

Saba Khalid featured in The Express Tribune, Pakistan

Raaji wins ‘She Loves Tech Pakistan 2018’, August 2018

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“KARACHI:  Raaji, a chatbot that engages conversations in the fields of health, hygiene as well as abuse and sexual harassment, has won the ‘She Loves Tech Pakistan 2018’ competition, qualifying to go to China for the bootstrapping process and compete with start-ups from other countries.”

Read the whole article, Raaji wins ‘She Loves Tech Pakistan 2018’ here.

Learn more about Saba Khalid’s project, Animated Short Film Raaji, here.

Chaunda Scott featured in MPR News

Publication gives new life to history of black community in the Twin Cities, August 2018

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“It’s a secret history that, for some, wasn’t so secret. Well-worn copies of Walter Scott’s books dating back to 1956 were shelved in personal libraries and laid on coffee tables all over Minneapolis. “Dad always said what he wanted to do was put together a pictoral resume of the Black community, so that the world really could see the accomplishments, the goals, kind of the other side of day to day life,” said Anthony Scott, son of publisher Walter Scott.”

Read the whole article, Publication gives new life to history of black community in the Twin Cities here.

Learn more about Chaunda Scott’s project, Minnesota’s Black Community Project, here.

Ana Farías featured in Reporte Indigo, Mexico

El Injusto Trabajo Domestico, August 2018

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“En Jalisco, las trabajadoras del hogar se enfrentan a precarias condiciones laborales: la mayoría de las veces no cuentan con un contrato ni prestaciones y suelen ser víctimas de discriminación por sus empleadores”

Read the whole article, El Injusto Trabajo Domestico here.

Learn more about Ana Farías’s project, Escuela Para Mujeres, here.

Alyeriz Arauz featured in TheNewClimate.com

Artists for Soup Resists Climate Change in Nicaragua, July 2018

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“During summer of 2018, more than 100 members of the El Corozo community planted 1,000 trees near the city’s water source and began removing trash from the Calico River as part of a new recycling initiative. The nearby community of San Dionisio participated in the river clean-up and reforestation efforts; in return, the Corozo community will help with a larger river clean-up and reforestation initiative in their region. “

Read the whole article, Artists for Soup Resists Climate Change in Nicaragua here.

Learn more about Alyeriz Arauz’s project, Reforestation In Corozo, here.

Veronica Eyenga featured in eNewsChannel

Jholie Moussa REMEMBER: First Annual 2018 Regional Missing Children Awareness Day, July 2018

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“On August 4, 2018, all around the Washington D.C. metro region, local law enforcement will gather along with Not a Runaway, NCMEC, families of other missing children and related vendors and sponsors in a collaborative effort to host the first region-wide ‘Jholie Moussa REMEMBER… Missing Children’s Awareness Event.”

Read the whole article, Jholie Moussa REMEMBER: First Annual 2018 Regional Missing Children Awareness Day here.

Learn more about Veronica Eyenga’s project, Jholie Moussa REMEMBER… Missing Children’s Awareness Day, here.

Gulcan Yayla featured on CNN Turkey

Kodluyoruz – Başka Bir Dünya Mümkün, July 2018

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“CNN TÜRK’te Cem Seymen’in konuğu olarak Kodluyoruz’dan ve genç istihdamını arttırmak için neler yaptığımızdan bahsettik. Bizi destekleyen herkese çok teşekkür ederiz!”

Watch the whole video, Kodluyoruz – Başka Bir Dünya Mümkün here.

Learn more about Gulcan Yayla’s project, Kodluyoruz, here.

George Freeman featured in Lavanguardia, Barcelona, Spain

Entrevista a George Freeman, refugiado y activista LGBTI, June 2018

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“George Freeman tuvo que marcharse de Sierra Leona por ser gay y activista del colectivo LGTBI. Denuncia que en su país no tiene acceso a la salud ni a la educación, y que para protegerse se veía obligado a fingir ser pareja de una joven lesbiana. Ahora vive como refugiado en Barcelona “

Read the whole article, Entrevista a George Freeman, refugiado y activista LGBTI, here

Learn more about George Reginald Freeman’s project, Our Lives Matters!, here.

The Amal Alliance featured in CBC

cbc newsRotary club members showcase aid projects as international convention gets underway in Toronto, June 2018

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“Rotary Club members from around the world are showcasing hundreds of humanitarian projects as a Rotary International Convention gets underway in Toronto. The projects, which include everything from polio immunization drives in India and Africa to informal education programs for young refugees in Greece to water distribution efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are being exhibited in booths in a hall dubbed the “House of Friendship” at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Read the whole article, Rotary club members showcase aid projects as international convention gets underway in Toronto here.

Learn more about Dr. Rose Cardarelli and Ms. Danielle De La Fuente’s project, The Amal Alliance, Inc, here.

Delaney Cullen featured in GoUpState.com

7 year-old philanthropist brings new growth to Lake Lure library, June 2018

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“Delaney Cullen was 5 years old when she came up with her first community project, the “Little Garden that Grew,” where she and her family planted gardens outside of community spaces. At 6 years old, she became the Pollination Project’s youngest grant recipient, making her one of the youngest grant recipients in the world, and now the 7-year-old philanthropist shows no signs of stopping”

Read the whole article, 7 year-old philanthropist brings new growth to Lake Lure library here.

Learn more about Delaney Cullen’s project, The Little Garden that Grew, here

Aria Sa’id featured in The San Francisco Examiner

Aria Sa’id a force for change among trans women of color, June 2018

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““The Trump administration has been very vocal about stripping away rights and laws that affirm trans people — and it’s very odd, because 10 years ago, no one even mentioned the word ‘transgender’ at all,” Aria Sa’id says. “So now that the word is banned at the CDC, and people are actually uttering the word, it feels like progress. Even if they are stripping away rights legislatively, socially there’s much more progress.” That’s the upside-down, George Carlin-esque state of public health in America, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention banned words like “diversity,” “fetus” and “science-based” last year. But Sa’id, founder and director of the Kween Culture Initiative, knows from experience that progress is not linear.”

Read the whole article, Aria Sa’id a force for change among trans women of color here.

Learn more about Aria Sa’id’s project, Kween Culture Initiative, here.

George Reginald Freeman featured in Xarxanet.org, Spain

George Reginald Freeman: “El govern del meu país em va voler matar per ser gai i activista, defensor dels drets de les persones LGTB”, June 2018

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“El nostre protagonista té 31 anys, va néixer a Sierra Leone i és advocat i activista LGTBI. Davant les amenaces del seu país, es va veure obligat a trobar refugi a Espanya. Quina és la causa de la teva demanda d’asil polític? El Govern del meu país em va voler matar per ser gai i activista, defensor dels drets de les persones LGTB a Sierra Leone. El que feia era ajudar a les persones LGTB a accedir als serveis mèdics, a la justícia, des de Pride Equality, l’entitat que defensa els drets de lesbianes, gais, transsexuals i bisexuals a Sierra Leone. Al meu país, a una persona LGTB no li deixen accedir als serveis mèdics i altres. Per això fèiem pinya i ajudàvem qui ho necessitava, això em va costar amenaces i vaig poder sortir. “

Read the whole article, George Reginald Freeman: “El govern del meu país em va voler matar per ser gai i activista, defensor dels drets de les persones LGTB”, here

Learn more about George Reginald Freeman’s project, Our Lives Matters!, here.

Charles Nana Kwarteng featured in Global Green Growth Institute

Rwanda’s Youth Participation in environmental protection, May 2018

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““Rwanda, a developing country in East Africa with overly dense population has agricultural economy. About 82 percent cultivable land needs irrigation. During dry season and due to climate change, demand for secondary irrigation is increasing. Irrigation by electric power, diesel pump and solar pumps are some of the existing alternatives. However, due to the high cost of buying, running, and maintaining these systems smallholder farmers are unable to use them, constantly keeping them in their cycle of poverty”, said Joseline Ihirwe”

Read the whole article, Rwanda’s Youth Participation in environmental protection here.

Learn more about Charles Nana Kwarteng’s project, Volta Irrigation, here.

Kashalot featured in BNT, Bulgaria

Спирки за разкази във Варна, May 2018

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“Четири спирки на градския транспорт във Варна са превърнати в творчески пространства. Там жителите на града могат да четат разкази на млади автори, докато чакат автобуса си. Инициативата е на сдружение “Кашалот”. “

Read the whole article, Спирки за разкази във Варна, here

Learn more about Teodora Stoyanova’s project, Kashalot – Living Reads, here.

Ajayi Oluwole Olakunle featured in The Sunshine Herald

Group launches mathematics fun club in Ondo govt-owned primary schools, May 2018

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“A not-for-profit organization, The Educate Africa Project, TEAP in collaboration with the Ondo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, recently launched a Mathematics Fun Club for government-owned primary schools in the State. Speaking at the launch, the project coordinator and founder of TEAP, Mr Kunle Ajayi, disclosed that the club is aimed at helping pupils in primary schools overcome their phobia for Mathematics, as well as boost their confidence in the subject under a relaxed atmosphere and learning with fun.”

Read the whole article, Group launches mathematics fun club in Ondo govt-owned primary schools here.

Learn more about Ajayi Oluwole Olakunle’s project, The Educate Africa Project (TEAP), here.

Kashalot featured in Varna24.bg, Bulgaria

Първите четири спирки от “Спирка за разкази“ вече са факт във Варна, May 2018

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“Първите четири разказа от проекта “Спирка за разкази” на сдружение “Кашалот” вече могат да бъдат прочетени във Варна. В продължение на един месец от 21-и май до 17-и юни четири централни спирки на градския транспорт във Варна ще бъдат преобразени в места за творчество и въображение. Избраните спирки са “Козирката”, “Общината” (спирка “Музея”), “Червения площад” (спирка “Площад Съединение”) и “Чаталджа”.  Всяка седмица там ще бъдат “публикувани” авторски произведения, специално написани за проекта на тема “Още 5 минути“. “

Read the whole article, Първите четири спирки от “Спирка за разкази“ вече са факт във Варна, here

Learn more about Teodora Stoyanova’s project, Kashalot – Living Reads, here.

Marie Claire Kuja featured in BBC.com

An NGO invents organic sanitary napkins in Cameroon, April 2018

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“The KujaEcoPads project uses banana and plantain stems to turn them into 100% biodegradable, affordable and environmentally friendly sanitary napkins.Waste and agricultural residues are used to make these low-cost sanitary napkins for low-income women and girls. “

Read the whole article, An NGO invents organic sanitary napkins in Cameroon, here

Learn more about Marie Claire Kuja’s project, KujaPads Initiative, here.

Carly Wilson featured in The Daily Mail, UK

‘It has to be stopped’: How one mother’s research for her gender reveal party led to her crusade to BAN balloons, April 2018

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Carly Wilson was pregnant with her first child when she found herself researching gender reveal ideas on Pinterest. As she scrolled it became obvious to the Gold Coast-based mother that releasing gender-coloured balloons was a popular choice – and that worried her. Because most people, even those conscious of the environment and the impact man-made waste has on marine life, believe balloons are biodegradable. Many of them are marketed that way.

Read the whole article, ‘It has to be stopped’: How one mother’s research for her gender reveal party led to her crusade to BAN balloons here.

Learn more about Carly Wilson’s project, Rubber Jellyfish – The Movie, here.

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