GFC is proud to partner with five other NGOs and the Nike Foundation as part of the Grassroots Girl Initiative. This week GGI launched six unforgettable graphic novellas as part of the Grassroots Girls Book Club.
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View on Huffington Post The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) inaugural conference was the first and largest gathering of venture philanthropists and social investors in the region. On May 9-10, 2013 professionals from more than 25 countries met in Singapore to share ideas and strengthen the presence of venture philanthropy and social investment across Asia. Panelists […]
Woman challenges tradition, brings change to her Kenyan village By Kathleen Toner, CNN March 14, 2013 Enoosaen, Kenya (CNN) — When she was 14 years old, Kakenya Ntaiya entered the cow pen behind her home with an elderly woman carrying a rusty knife. As a crowd from her Maasai village looked on, Ntaiya sat down, […]
Imagine arriving alone in a strange land. Your parents have been killed. When you fled to another family’s home, you were raped and became pregnant. Now you are not the only one who needs help. Your child—who is partially deaf and blind and has cerebral palsy—needs regular therapy and care. You cannot leave him to find work or go to school.
This is the true story of Faith and her son, Kevin—and Heshima Kenya, the organization that changed their lives.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I asked. It’s a common enough question—one I answered hundreds of times when I was a kid. It is a question intended to inspire. To ask that question is to invite a child to imagine their future possibility, to encourage them to dream big and […]
By Orla Ryan, Financial Times December 7, 2012 Mentors at a correctional centre in Accra advise young women on how to do ‘good things’ when they leave Afia has received few visitors since she began her two-year sentence at Osu Junior Girls Correctional Centre in Accra. The bus journey to Ghana’s capital from Brong Ahafo […]
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – According to project manager Anya Manga, when staff at Children and Young People’s Protection and Development NGO (CYPPD) first started the important work of educating the children of Ulaanbaatar about the risks of child labor and exploitation, they made one crucial mistake. “At first,” Anya told me, “our trainings were so boring. […]
What determines a child’s worth? Where they were born or the income they produce? Today, the average cost of a child slave is $90. What does $90 buy nowadays—an iPod shuffle, a nice dinner out, or a sweater perhaps? As we near the holidays and contemplate gift giving, giving thanks and spending time with those […]
What kind of people target a 14-year-old child to kill her for going to school and encouraging other girls of her age to go to school? On October 9, 2012, 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. She remains in critical condition. Malala’s courage, commitment, dedication, and maturity are very […]
Across the country, a ritual has begun. Activities escalate as children and parents embrace the new school year. New teachers or a new school, preparation for classes, maybe an excited, sleepless night, and before you know it, the day arrives and children march off with overstuffed packs bouncing on their backs. Even in the midst […]