The Greatest Gift

by | Nov 18, 2021 | ShiftHappens

The highest expression of humanity is the spirit of serving others.

In my humble opinion, our existence is inseparable from the concept of service. Everyone is serving someone or something – a nation, cause, family, one’s self.

Service that is directed inwards; seeks to take from the world in order to feed oneself. However, when service is directed outward it brings out the best in us recognizing that we are already full.

When recognizing the innate value of being we begin to think of others. It’s only when we feel a lack of self value that we think about ourselves. Service is both the cause and the expression of healthy, balanced self worth.

In taking we become limited – you can only eat so much, spend so much, so on and so forth. The capacity of the human heart, in contrast, is limitless and when it moves us to serve others we in turn become unlimited.

It can be easy to serve others when life is going your way. However, it is in times of crisis, difficulty and emergency that our real character is shown. During the last two years amidst a global pandemic the changemakers that The Pollination Project supports were ready to put the needs of others first, and their own needs second. From providing much needed food relief, critical health interventions, and community resilience and recovery efforts

You can express your humanity fully when you come to realize that the greatest gift in life is found not in receiving, but in giving. The beauty of life is that we all have something to give.

Please join us in giving to those who are #preparedtoserve by contributing here.

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It's Volunteer Month! 🌟 🌟 🌟 Today we celebrate our grant advisors working on Economic Development focus area.

By meticulously selecting projects for our seed grants, they're not just funding ideasβ€”they're empowering communities and sparking transformative change. 

Join us in celebrating their invaluable efforts and the positive impact they're creating together!

πŸ”Έ Eric Anorrey (Ghana)
πŸ”Έ Mariam Nakiryowa (Uganda)
πŸ”Έ Jean-Marie Zihalirwa (DRC)
πŸ”Έ Emily Logiron Asekon (Kenya)
πŸ”Έ Georgia Bernbaum (USA) 
πŸ”Έ Herve Tsoala Kuete (Cameroon)
πŸ”Έ Jackson Bizimungu (Rwanda)
πŸ”Έ Okumu Dickson (Uganda)
πŸ”Έ Samuel Litunya (Kenya)

@ericanorrey 
@mayanja_mariam 
@g.bernbaum 

#volunteermonth #volunteer #heartivism #economicdevelopment #change #empoweringcommunities
The Green Earth Initiative (#Cameroon) is a project dedicated to educating and empowering students about climate change, sustainable development, and environmental challenges, that has received a seed grant from The Pollination Project in 2023. With a focus on fostering environmental protection and conservation, the initiative establishes Eco-clubs and Environment Clubs in schools, providing students with the tools to learn, engage, and take action in their communities.

Since receiving the grant from TPP, the Green Earth Initiative has expanded its reach, now encompassing 9 additional schools across two regions/cities, surpassing its initial goal of 5. 
This expansion was made possible by the overwhelming interest from school authorities and the growing number of volunteers and team members.

Through the support of TPP and other partners, the project's environmental education programs, awareness campaigns, and initiatives have impacted over 8000 students in two cities of Cameroon. Additionally, the initiative has planted over 600 trees, launched 5 Environment/Eco Clubs, and distributed over 150 adapted waste bins produced from recycled plastics, contributing to proper waste management practices.

The seed grant from The Pollination Project has been instrumental in catalyzing the growth and success of the Green Earth Initiative, enabling it to make a tangible difference in the lives of students and communities, while fostering a culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability. 

@isec_cameroon 
#environmentprotection #seedgrant #heartivism #environmentaleducation
It's Volunteer's Month!!! 🌟 Celebrating our family of Grant Advisors 🌟

With 80 grant advisors, all experts in their respective fields and many of them former grantees, The Pollination Project is powered by a wealth of knowledge and experience. Their service is not only precious but also essential, as they bring unique insights and understanding to the application process, ensuring that resources are allocated where they can have the greatest impact. 

πŸŽ‰ Today we celebrate our incredible grant advisors in the HEALTH & WHOLENESS focus area! 

πŸ”Έ Ben Kilama (Uganda) 
πŸ”Έ Kosa Jimmy (Uganda) 
πŸ”Έ Marina Haque (USA) 
πŸ”Έ John Ebong (Nigeria) 
πŸ”Έ Nzayisenga Emmanuel (Canada)
πŸ”Έ Rodger Mwanza (Zambia) 
πŸ”Έ Emmanuel Dushimimana (Rwanda) 
πŸ”Έ Nelly Hellen Onditi (Kenya) 
πŸ”Έ Daniel Ayodele Femi (Nigeria) 
πŸ”Έ Christopher Nwafor (South Africa)

Our heartfelt gratitude to these dedicated individuals for their invaluable contributions πŸ™

@jim.kosa.5 @manud05 @duemmanuel @nelly.hellen1 @daniel_ayodele_femi 

#health #wholeness #grantmaking #grantadvisor #volunteermonth #volunteers #grants #heartivism #volunteersweek #nigeria #southafrica #uganda #rwanda #zambia #canada