Transforming Education in Haiti through Leadership Training

Transforming Education in Haiti through Leadership Training

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on February 19, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Asante Africa Foundation, Educate Lanka, JAAGO Foundation through the Jolkona Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Medha, Teach North Korean Refugees, The School Fund.

By Suzanne Skees, Founder/Director  Editor’s note: When you think of the small Caribbean island nation of Haiti, you might think of devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, crumbling infrastructure and intergenerational poverty. Or you might think of...Read more
Celebrating a Year of Historic Moments for WCCN

Celebrating a Year of Historic Moments for WCCN

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At the Skees Family Foundation, we find great value in driving economic development by empowering entrepreneurs. Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) represents one of our grantees excelling at this strategy.  Since its creation in 1984, WCCN has used impact...Read more
Freedom from Hunger Builds Resilient Families in Poverty-Stricken Area in Africa

Freedom from Hunger Builds Resilient Families in Poverty-Stricken Area in Africa

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The resilience diaries: Our long-term partner, Freedom from Hunger, uses journaling to understand the role of financial products in resiliency, hunger, and wellbeing of rural households in Burkina Faso, West Africa. By Megan Gash and Bobbi Gray for CGAP.  This post...Read more
Our 2014 Annual Report: The Past, Present, and Future of Philanthropy

Our 2014 Annual Report: The Past, Present, and Future of Philanthropy

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Part II of our series on our new grantmaking strategy includes our 2014 annual report announcing our rockstar partners and their impact, changes we’ve seen in philanthropy over the years, and our vision for the future. See Part I here.    Editor’s note:...Read more