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.

Panama in Pictures!

The whole group visits the Panama Canal!

The recent GFC Mesoamerican Knowledge Exchange, held in Panama City, brought together a diverse group of Global Fund for Children grassroots partners from Central and North America.

Clothing Donation Brightens the Day at DC General Shelter


GFC staff recently helped distribute a donation of 7,000 items of children’s clothing to homeless families, thanks to partners Tea Collection and the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project.

Lessons in Culture & Community While Visiting “Sea Gypsies” in the Philippines

Bajau children dancing. Credit: Cartwheel Foundation

While visiting a community of Bajau people with GFC grantee Cartwheel Foundation, GFC’s Tara Sun Vanacore gains insight to her own role in supporting grassroots organizations.

Women Make It Happen: Preparing Girls to Lead


In honor of International Women’s Day, GFC’s Sarah Ellison reflects on her surprising visit to the red light district of Kolkata, India, last month.

Child Protection Goes Beyond Keeping Children Safe

Arpan educator leads a small group discussion during a Personal Safety Education workshop.

In this guest blog post, Dr. Manjeer Mukherjee describes the rigorous child protection policies at Arpan, where she is senior program officer.

Effects of Boko Haram on Nigeria’s Children

Rebeccah, a beneficiary of GFC grantee partner Girl Child Concerns in Nigeria, with her family in her village.

GFC grantee partners in Nigeria give first-hand accounts of the impact of Boko Haram on their communities, their organizations, and their children.

Inspiration Survives Tragedy in Pakistan

Kulsoom Khan with Aware Girls

GFC program officer Kulsoom Khan arrived in Pakistan two days after the terrorist attack that killed more than 130 children at the Peshawar Army Public School in northwestern Pakistan.

Rebuilding the Pearl of Africa, One Woman and Girl at a Time

Peter Ogenga, director of COW Foundation, served as translator at a site visit with Hope and Peace for Humanity. The girls pictured here, who receive educational support and livelihood training from HPH, speak the language of the Gulu region.

GFC’s Pamela Pratt reflects on the workshop that brought together 11 grassroots organizations in Uganda, all of which are working to rebuild the country through programs for women and girls.

Lagos, Nigeria: An Encounter with the Inspiring Three

Emmanuel Otoo, right, learns about tailoring from a young beneficiary of Friends of the Disabled in Lagos, Nigeria.

Emmanuel Otoo tells the inspiring story of three girls with disabilities who, thanks to their own determination and the help of a GFC grantee, are leading productive lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Coats for Children during a Winter of War


With a small emergency grant, a GFC partner was able to purchase warm clothing and coats for nearly 40 children and youth who have been displaced by conflict in Ukraine.