On The Road

'On the Road' tells the stories of our travels to visit grassroots organizations around the world. Join us on the journey: you’ll meet courageous leaders, hear inspirational stories about the children they serve, and learn how global change begins at the grassroots.

2017 Ghana Knowledge Exchange: The Power of Peer Learning

Global Fund for Children: GhanaHayford Siaw, President of Street Library Ghana.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Girls’ Education: Best Practices from Grassroots Organizations

English teacher Dounia Youssef teaching a class at the Insan school in Sid el Bouchrieh, Lebanon. Photo © Natalie Naccache/Getty Image Reportage/ Stars Foundation

English teacher Dounia Youssef teaching a class at the Insan school in Sid el Bouchrieh, Lebanon. The students are a mix from Iraq and Syria. 

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An assessment of 20 GFC-supported organizations highlights best practices for helping girls go to school, stay in school, learn, and become change agents.

Diamonds in the Rough: Lessons from Kenya

GFC Program Associate Bundie Kabanze (far left) and Regional Director Emmanuel Otoo (center, in striped shirt) visit Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF) in Kenya.

Experiences in Kenya lead Bundie to reflect on GFC’s role as a risk-taker that helps small organizations find their footing in the philanthropic world.

Resilience: A Lesson from Rwanda and Burundi

Jessica (back row, left) on a visit to GFC grassroots partner IPSDI in Burduni. Jessica's GFC travels brought back memories of her childhood growing up nearby in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

While visiting GFC partners in the field, Jessica Kanya-Ngambi was reminded of her childhood in nearby Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Getting kids out of work and into the classroom

These girls are going to school thanks to Fundación La Merced.  © The Global Fund for Children

On World Day Against Child Labor, we’re highlighting three outstanding grassroots organizations that are determined to end the practice.

Announcing the 2017 Maya Ajmera Sustainability Awards

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The Global Fund for Children is proud to honor two outstanding grassroots partners with the 2017 Maya Ajmera Sustainability Award!

Knocked Down Twice, Rising Every Time: Grassroots Organizations in Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Journey to West Africa with Bundie Kabanze, who reflects on the spirit of Ubuntu and the resilience of communities that have experienced great hardship.

Grassroots Efforts to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls

Conflict-affected girls playing at GFC partner Georges Malaika Foundation, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The newest member of our Africa team reflects on the grassroots movement to eliminate violence against women and girls–and speaks of her own experience as a Congolese woman.

The Man with the Plan

Children and youth served by GFC grassroots partner Young Disabled Sports Club in Turkey.

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.

Striving for Success in a Challenging Situation: A Lesson from Pakwach

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GFC grassroots partner Life Concern renews hope for girls who have been affected by the LRA conflict in Uganda.

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