Seeds: Our Blog2019-12-09T11:06:04-08:00

Seeds: Our Blog

Welcome to our blog! We use it to tell our grantees’ stories and to share more about what we are learning here at The Pollination Project.

Back to Basics

Finding solutions that impact the world, local communities, and us as individuals can initially seem crushingly overwhelming. However, TPP grantees prove that change begins with simply going back to the basics. They use the Earth’s natural resources to allow people to feed, nurture, and invest in their livelihood. They take teachable skills and turn them into full-fledged businesses to combat financial distress. Most importantly, TPP grantees listen, engage, and stand side-by-side with their community to understand hardships and needs towards a better life. The first step towards [...]

Collective Rising

TPP grantees always connect youth to the programs, projects and visions they hold for a better world. In order for change to last, we must provide alternative perspectives and resources to youth who will grow up believing in themselves, their communities and their dreams. TPP grantees are filled with courage that allows them to see a version of themselves that they won’t give up on. When youth witness leaders in their community share inspiration, fight for change and focus on the sun rather than the clouds, it [...]

“Sharing Common Problems”: Uplifting Women Through Economic Empowerment and Education in East Africa

A part of the East Africa Leadership Program Series This year, TPP entered a new stage of its East Africa programming. Focusing specifically on grantmaking to burgeoning community leaders in Kenya and Uganda who have the potential to make real, lasting change, TPP and its East African Leadership team—all TPP grantees themselves—mentor and support these early-stage changemakers to help ensure their success. Here are four grantees of the program who are working to uplift and empower women in East Africa. Though women represent more than 50% of [...]

Funding Dreams and Empowering the Impoverished in Kenya’s Capital City

A part of the East Africa Leadership Program Series This year, TPP entered a new stage of its East Africa programming. Focusing specifically on grantmaking to burgeoning community leaders in Kenya and Uganda who have the potential to make real, lasting change, TPP and its East African Leadership team—all TPP grantees themselves—mentor and support these early-stage changemakers to help ensure their success. Here are four grantees of the program who are working in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. With just over 4 million residents occupying less than [...]

“Ensuring That No Woman Is Computer Illiterate”: The Story of Kenyan Women Accomplishing More Than They Ever Thought Possible

A part of the East Africa Leadership Program Series This year, TPP entered a new stage of its East Africa programming. Focusing specifically on grantmaking to burgeoning community leaders in Kenya and Uganda who have the potential to make real, lasting change, TPP and its East African Leadership team—all TPP grantees themselves—mentor and support these early-stage changemakers to help ensure their success. It’s not easy to learn a new skill. It almost always causes feelings of trepidation, inadequacy, and frustration. When, however, after [...]

Finding Connection in Kikuji: How One Woman Helped Struggling Women Become Business Owners

A part of the East Africa Leadership Program Series This year, TPP entered a new stage of its East Africa programming. Focusing specifically on grantmaking to burgeoning community leaders in Kenya and Uganda who have the potential to make real, lasting change, TPP and its East African Leadership team—all TPP grantees themselves—mentor and support these early-stage changemakers to help ensure their success. Aisha and her daughter Last year, Aisha from Kikuji, a semi-remote village in Uganda, was struggling to support her family of [...]

Building “Humanity and Brotherhood”: Strengthening Economic Empowerment in East Africa

A part of the East Africa Leadership Program Series This year, TPP entered a new stage of its East Africa programming. Focusing specifically on grantmaking to burgeoning community leaders in Kenya and Uganda who have the potential to make real, lasting change, TPP and its East African Leadership team—all TPP grantees themselves—mentor and support these early-stage changemakers to help ensure their success. Here are four grantees of the program who are working to expand education, job training, and peace in East Africa. With more than 7 million [...]

Celebrating Change

Breakthroughs and transformation can occur independently, but with a united community these transformations are firmly rooted for infinite progression. People need help and guidance throughout the world, and TPP grantees not only provide assistance, but also celebrate these communities through encouragement, empowerment and empathy. Helping others tap into their potential is a heartfelt skill that all TPP grantees possess. This is the super power that creates a continuous cycle of stability, economic advancement and safety. No matter who you are or where you are from we hope [...]

First Steps: Securing a More Environmentally Sustainable Future for East Africa

A part of the East Africa Leadership Program Series This year, TPP entered a new stage of its East Africa programming. Focusing specifically on grantmaking to burgeoning community leaders in Kenya and Uganda who have the potential to make real, lasting change, TPP and its East African Leadership team—all TPP grantees themselves—mentor and support these early-stage changemakers to help ensure their success. Here are four grantees of the program who are working to address environmental degradation in East Africa through conservation and education. The following grantees’ projects [...]

Believing in People

Believing in people is foundational for us at The Pollination Project. We believe everyone is extraordinary and equipped to build a world of greater compassion, goodness and kindness, in their own unique way.

Shared Confidence

The desire to generate change can not be completed without the boundless trust in others and most importantly, the trust within yourself. TPP grantees hold confidence in their vision and travel through the process of discovery one step at a time. In a world where people point fingers at one another and criticize the actions of change makers and leaders, TPP grantees hold steady in their dreams and remain confident in their ‘why.’ Ideas and beliefs frame the way people live their lives. TPP grantees are planting [...]

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