GFC grassroots partner Institute for Rural Initiatives recognizes that Moldova will not succeed without the contributions of all Moldovans–including girls and minority groups.
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This World Autism Awareness Day, we’re deeply grateful for partner Hand in Hand, the first and only center in Kyrgyzstan assisting children with autism spectrum disorder.
A grassroots leader in Turkey has taken on new challenges to help his community’s children, including Turkish children, Syrian refugee children, and children with disabilities.
A microloan program proves incredibly valuable to youth living with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan.
Representing four different countries, fourteen GFC grassroots partners (all of which have been affected by the European refugee crisis), found common ground at GFC’s Knowledge Exchange in Serbia.
GFC program officer Joseph Bednarek visits a school in rural Moldova, where an after-school program for Roma and non-Roma students is making a big difference in children’s lives.
Although all GFC grassroots partners work with children and youth, many lack official child rights and protection policies in their own organizations. GFC is setting out to change that by facilitating special sessions on this topic.
Located in Kyrgyzstan, Children of Tien-Shan runs an emergency shelter for vulnerable children, with the eventual aim of reuniting them with their biological families or placing them with foster families.
Joseph Bednarek, GFC’s program officer for Europe and Eurasia, explains the grave challenges faced by GFC grantees in Ukraine as conflict in the country continues to grow.
The issue of migrants in Serbia is a relatively new one, but several active university students in Serbia became aware of this issue early on and in 2007 formed the Asylum Protection Center (APC) to serve this often intentionally forgotten and misunderstood community. This population of migrants includes a large number of unaccompanied minors. In […]