Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso – It’s a sunny morning in Bobo Dioulasso, and I’m seated in a circle with 12 young people. As we go around the circle introducing ourselves, I learn that all of these kids are seniors in high school, gearing up for end-of-the-year exams. They are 19 to 21 years old, notably […]
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Nairobi, Kenya – This May, GFC brought together select partners for a session on integrating digital media into youth-focused work. This was a chance for GFC staff to share some of the best practices we have learned from our participation in the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program, as well as an opportunity for AYV participants to […]
An hour after our arrival in Saint-Louis, we hit the dirt roads on foot, walking through the heart of residential neighborhoods. Financial Times journalist Orla Ryan, photographer Holly Pickett, my colleague Melanie Durian, and I were being led by Issa Kouyate, founder of Global Fund for Children grantee partner Maison de la Gare (MDG). It […]
Stepping into Challenging Heights’ newest rescue shelter, I thought, “What a long way this organization has come.” Founded by James Kofi Annan in 2003, and officially registered in 2005, the organization started out working with a handful of formerly trafficked children. In 2007, The Global Fund for Children’s program officer at the time, Solome Lemma, […]
With Olympic fever in the air, we talked to the director of one of partners in Tanzania to get his take on the role that sports can play within local communities and its ability to transform lives.
Dakar, Senegal–During The Global Fund for Children’s Knowledge Exchange in Senegal in late May, a group of participants visited GFC grantee partner Empire des Enfants (Children’s Empire).
Jacmel, Haiti–By the second day of the first ever GFC Knowledge Exchange in Haiti, it was apparent that the notorious earthquake of January 2010 wasn’t the main focus of conversation among the participating Global Fund for Children grantee partners.
Washington, DC – We were lucky to have Kakenya Ntaiya visit the GFC office to speak about her organization—the Kakenya Center for Excellence, located in Enoosaen, Kenya—and its ongoing work to empower girls by engaging the community in the girls’ success and well-being. Kakenya shed light on how engaging community members, even those who might […]