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.

Rebuilding Hope at the Abatuje House for Girls


Grassroots leader Nicolette Nsabimana adopted her son after he was abandoned on the streets of Kigali. Now they both spend time at Centre Marembo, where Nicolette helps survivors of sexual violence rebuild their lives.

Reintegrating with Care: A Phnom Penh Partner Puts Families First


GFC partner Aziza’s Place in Cambodia is in the midst of a groundbreaking transition: the organization is closing its residential dormitory and slowly working to reintegrate all of the children living there into their families.

In Moldova, Embracing Diversity and Democracy

Tatiana, director of GFC partner Ograda Noastra, visiting young students in Gribova.

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.

#DayoftheGirl: Missions that Unite Across Continents

Iswanti at GFC's office in Washington, DC.

Two GFC grassroots partners from Indonesia and Kenya came together to share their missions with supporters and peers in Washington, DC.

Grassroots Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis


GFC’s grassroots partners are helping refugees who are on the move to safer destinations, and are assisting families that have resettled with securing basic support and rebuilding their lives.

Children at the Center of Our Work

A Studio Xang program participant introduces his group’s paper elephant.

While participating in a regional convening of GFC grassroots partners, program officer Tara Sun Vanacore is reminded of GFC’s core mission.

Meet One of the Swazi Heroes of Young Heroes Foundation


In Swaziland, Young Heroes Foundation helps children and youth living with HIV/AIDS to stay in school, find careers, and become self-sufficient.

Fundraising: How passion for change leads to change for passion

Participants engaged in a discussion during the Knowledge Exchange.

The challenge: raise as much “money” as possible (using artificial currency) at GFC’s South Asia regional Knowledge Exchange. Learn how one young social entrepreneur won donors’ hearts.

West Africa Knowledge Exchange: A Great Deal of Peer Learning

West Africa Ghana KE 2015 3

The 2015 West Africa Knowledge Exchange began with the telling of a heart-wrenching story, and ended with a deeper understanding of issues affecting vulnerable children.

Lessons from the Boys of Suhrawardy Udyan

Children in a classroom run by JAAGO Foundation.

A newspaper article prompted GFC’s Emmanuel Otoo to reflect on child protection and care during his travels to visit GFC grassroots partners in Bangladesh.