Up and Coming Superstar: Teach North Korean Refugees

Up and Coming Superstar: Teach North Korean Refugees

Categorized as: , , , , , & Tagged as: on July 1, 2017. Related Grantee: Teach North Korean Refugees.

Editor’s Note: A few years ago, I was beginning my adventures living and teaching English in South Korea and I came across this small nonprofit, Teach North Korean Refugees. They were a small, mission-based nonprofit that was in a geographic location that Skees...Read more
Visionary of the Month: Aaron Bukenya, Founder and Executive Director of BESO Foundation

Visionary of the Month: Aaron Bukenya, Founder and Executive Director of BESO Foundation

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , on April 29, 2017.

Aaron Bukenya, Founder and Executive Director of Beso Foundation BESO is a nonprofit that works tirelessly to provide access to quality education, health services, and economic empowerment for women and children in rural Uganda. In each step they take, they use their...Read more
Education + Jobs in East Africa: Akilah Institute + African Entrepreneur Collective

Education + Jobs in East Africa: Akilah Institute + African Entrepreneur Collective

Categorized as: , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , on April 1, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Agora Partnerships, Asante Africa Foundation, Educate Lanka, Hope for Honduran Children, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, LivelyHoods, Medha.

CATALYST AND SEED PARTNER UPDATE: Akilah Institute and African Entrepreneur Collective in East Africa: Part 2    By Suzanne Skees Editor’s note: Our family gets so excited when our partners collaborate with each other, that we get a little goofy. It feels a...Read more
East Africa’s Akilah Institute Adopts Skills-Based Curriculum, Expands Online Reach

East Africa’s Akilah Institute Adopts Skills-Based Curriculum, Expands Online Reach

Categorized as: , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , on March 26, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Asante Africa Foundation, The School Fund, Women LEAD.

  CATALYST PARTNER UPDATE: Akilah Institute in East Africa: Part 1    By Suzanne Skees, Founder/Director   Our connection: Our family has been honored to support the Akilah Institute in Kigali, Rwanda, since 2012—first as friends, when I had the lucky chance to...Read more
What If Young African Women Defined Solutions for Their Own Lives?–Batonga Foundation Finds Out

What If Young African Women Defined Solutions for Their Own Lives?–Batonga Foundation Finds Out

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Firelight Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Resonate.

Editor’s note: This year, Batonga Foundation, founded and led by Grammy-award-winner West African musician and U.N. ambassador Angélique Kidjo, undertakes a targeted, data-based approach called the “Girl Roster” to survey 10-to-14-year-old girls in...Read more