The TPP Grant was a seed for me to start my journey; it turned my dreams into a real sense of work that I was passionate about. It changed my life because I have created a large network of people I work with and the society I serve.”
Paul Kronenberg is the co-founder and co-director of kanthari, an immersive training program that equips participants who have overcome adversity with the techniques, methods, and ideas needed to start up and run effective, relevant social projects all over the world.
The first time we received the TPP grant in 2015, we carried out programming based as a Mobile Seed Library, and we were able to reach rural communities ... especially among groups of women who are running small community gardens. This was our most important jump to be recognized by our community, and we started to believe in our dream.
I wanted to inspire viewers to see the humanity and vitality of the men. I wanted viewers to join me on my exploration of African American life and history from a refreshing, life-affirming new angle: through the lens of happiness of the men whose survival, let alone joy, has never been a national priority.