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.

Existing Magnetism

TPP grantees generate change by utilizing the resources, knowledge and cultural traditions that already exist in communities around the world. They see the beauty in the land and talent within people that can be used to propel communities to new heights. Through wildlife conservation, sacred arts, and educating locals with the excellence that exists in their culture, the TPP grantee projects in this week’s blog empower individuals from within. Thank you for following their journey! Hana Ma, Yoshie Lewis, Gogee Self – No [...]

Renewable Leadership

TPP grantees continuously demonstrate that life struggles can transform into ongoing progression when we utilize the healing powers of our planet, provide people with sustainable hygienic resources, and bring communities back to nature. From community gardens to environmentally focused educational platforms, TPP grantees equip groups and individuals with the knowledge and tools to gain economic stability, restore creative thinking, and to connect with the planet every step of the way. Vicony’s Global Success World – Construction Of A Pit Latrine In Village Primary [...]

Knowledge Is Power

Education can be taught and received through infinite mediums. TPP grantees unite and educate their communities through art, curated trainings and basic necessities that allow others to fully follow their goals. Whether it is through literature, documentaries or thoughtful programming, TPP grantees provide an array of economic and educational solutions that include everyone. No one is left out in the journey towards a richer mindset, a sustainable future and a network of people to depend on. We hope you explore and enjoy this week’s grantee projects. [...]

Boundless Opportunity

Having a solid community is one of the most vital assets to our livelihood and forward progression. Being surrounded by people who affirm our strengths, potential and advocate for our human rights can change the outcome of our life experiences. As a child, receiving uplifting messaging, access to education, a clean environment and a route to financial freedom, is critical. TPP grantees are not only building projects and organizations to shift the world, but are also fostering a sense of unity in communities to grow forward together. [...]

Individual Ideas Influence Widespread Aspirations

All of our individual life experiences bring special insight and perspectives for how we see the world, and how we add towards collective expansion. The solutions and ideas that TPP grantees bring to their communities are endless and their unique experiences allow for boundless ingenuity. There is not a one-size-fits-all resolution to the dilemmas occurring around the globe. Fortunately, TPP grantees see first-hand what is missing in their communities and how to fill those voids while establishing new frameworks for long-lasting triumphs. Read about the latest grantee [...]

“Sport has the power to transform lives”: David Mulo changes the lives of Kenya’s youth through sports and leadership training

“They were my role models, I wanted to become like them, they were the gateway to my life path of sport for social impact. Sport kept me from becoming involved with drugs, alcohol and crime, it gave me a vision towards a better future…” These words from David Mulo about the people in his life who shared with him at a young age the importance of sports reveal the fragility of life as an impoverished child in Kenya. “The difficulties faced by youth in developing countries are [...]

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 [...]

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