“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on June 17, 2016. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Asante Africa Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Resonate.

Editor’s note: You think you have challenges as a women, either running for president or voting for one? Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), also voting this November, are banding together to demand greater government representation in a nation with...Read more
This Job May Have Saved Her Life: Jamuna from Upaya Social Ventures

This Job May Have Saved Her Life: Jamuna from Upaya Social Ventures

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Editor’s note: Five years in, our partner Upaya Social Ventures relentlessly proves the power of a job. Our video series on the work of our partners continues. Tune in next time to meet an innovative bilingual school that brings Israeli and Palestinian children...Read more
Be a Hummingbird: Using Story to Heal East African Women

Be a Hummingbird: Using Story to Heal East African Women

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , on February 21, 2016.

By Suzanne Skees We’re happy and honored to have helped support the production of this brand-new video that explains the work of Resonate Workshops, an organization serving Rwanda and Uganda that is distinctly brave, local, feminine, and tenaciously hopeful . ....Read more
Learning by Teaching, Around the World

Learning by Teaching, Around the World

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Editor’s note: This month, the entire Skees clan proudly celebrates the graduation of Brienne’s younger sisters, Teresa and Victoria, from Montgomery County High School in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. As Brienne travels the world to teach, her sister Alexandra...Read more
Technology in the Hands of Farmers: A Chat with Esther from Uganda

Technology in the Hands of Farmers: A Chat with Esther from Uganda

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Editor’s note: Grameen Foundation’s Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative brings useful knowledge to rural farming communities throughout Uganda. In this online chat, Esther, a local leader and dedicated volunteer CKW to 100 neighboring farmers,...Read more