2017 Annual Report: Our Partners and Updates

2017 Annual Report: Our Partners and Updates

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2018.

  By Elisabeth Skees Deogracias, VP of Communications and Grantee Relations Editor’s Note: And so, it is here. A New Year has arrived and for many, this year represents a chance to turn a page and start anew. For our family and for many in our community, 2017...Read more
Amazing Partners Doing Amazing Work: Partner Updates Q3 and Q4-2017

Amazing Partners Doing Amazing Work: Partner Updates Q3 and Q4-2017

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2017.

 By Sally Skees-Helly, Director and Board CFO Editor’s Note: One of the most rewarding aspects of working in a small family foundation like ours, is seeing the hard work and passion of our grantee partners generate real change and opportunity in the communities...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

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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
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 visit...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