Read about our most recent grantees from our East Africa Leadership Program.
Since our founding in 2014, Books Are Power has established 14 libraries and 2 computer labs. Our libraries serve over 6,000 students and faculty and our computer labs serve over 1,000 students. We currently have projects in progress in Kenya, The Gambia and Ghana.
I want people to know that creating awareness around these issues among at risk youth and parents can help bring change in the community. Kisumu Talent Club uses music, dance, sports, and poetry to create awareness about these topics and offers counselling as a way of developing character of young girls and boys to keep them away from destructive activities.
Turning Point Resolutions, addresses the lack of skills among children, youth, women and men in the communities of Uganda, many of which lead to unemployment and the inability to afford socio-economic needs. This project offers trainings in tailoring, art and crafts, basic financial management, and entrepreneurial skills to enable participants engage in livelihood activities to meet their socio-economic needs.
Up until our coming together as Kitumba Women Development Association, we had a problem of being unemployed. Rather than sit and do nothing, we came together to identify opportunities to become financially independent and eradicate poverty though mushroom farming.
We recognize problems and challenges, such as widow inheritance, gender based violence, low income, illiteracy, and identify opportunities to be seized such as small businesses, education, salon, tailoring, pottery and other handcrafts, women’s constitutional rights to access land and other family possessions, and their right to take a lead in national development activities.
The Community Impact Program works with children that, due to unfortunate circumstances, are not afforded the same opportunities as some of their more privileged peers. Our Community Impact Program presents the only opportunity for many impoverished children to participate in organized sport.
REMEDIAL INITIATIVE is a project with a technological approach aimed at improving the devastated Chesero lands in Malava Sub-county Kenya, spoilt by massive landslide caused by heavy rains,by building gabions and channel-cuts across dip trenches and planting trees to avoid mass soil erosion.
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The main issue the project addresses is ensuring the ecosystem of Shimba Hills is kept clean for the animals and tourists who visit the park for adventuring purposes.
Digital Young Journalists, DYJ, is a project aimed at promoting journalism and public speaking skills among children and the youths. It is a platform of constructively engaging youth and protecting them from being vulnerable to harmful social activities.