Posts in Health & Well-being
Restoring Hope to Orphaned Children

Raise A Child Initiative in Uganda aims to provide a springboard for orphaned children to develop their learning skills, thinking skills, positive attitudes and self-love. Orphaned children often experience higher levels of stigma, psychological stress and trauma, leading to poor school attendance and educational achievement, and are at a much greater risk of abuse and mistreatment.

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The Truth about Eggs

We are very excited to announce that we are supporting Egg-Truth.com in their multi-channel advertising campaign to create awareness around the plight of egg-laying hens in Canadian industrialized egg production. Egg-Truth.com is the only animal advocacy organization that exclusively focuses on eggs, egg production and the negative impact of egg consumption on human health.

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Breaking Silence and Taboos

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda is launching their “Girl Empowerment Project” with our support. The focus is on breaking the unspoken cultural silence and taboos surrounding menstruation. The project will target 4,500 in-school girls and 2,500 out-of-school girls between the ages of 10 and 17 years, as well as 7,000 men, boys and parents in school communities in Northern Uganda …

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Organic Farming for Urban Women

We are working with Hawi Women, a community-based organization in Kenya, to introduce healthy and organic farming for women living in urban centers by maximizing the little available space they have for food production. Farming has long been left in the hands of rural communities and large landowners, making vegetables very expensive to purchase for households living in urban slums.

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Building Efficient Fuel Stoves

The objective of the Namamali Kazi Mashinani self-help group is to improve cooking conditions for women by installing efficient energy saving cooking stoves in poor households in rural Western Kenya, to promote tree planting for increased forest cover for carbon sequestration and to reduce the number of respiratory illnesses in families.

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Feeding Orphans and Vulnerable Children

We are so proud to be lending our support to Kassanda Children’s Aid in providing nutritional support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) affected/infected by HIV/AIDS by facilitating the establishment of kitchen gardens in their households. 120 families in the Kassanda District in Eastern Uganda will be trained in organic farming, integrated pest management and simple irrigation techniques.

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Clean Water for Locals

We are providing our support to RICEP Korogocho to install a 10,000-litre water storage tank in the community of Baba Dogo in Nairobi to provide access to safe and clean drinking water for the residents. Almost all of the water in this community is provided by private vendors due to design limitations of the current supply system. Up to 60% of the population does not have water available within 50 meters of their home.

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Returning Girls with a Disability their Dignity

We are so proud to announce that we are working with the Gifted Community Center in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya to increase enrollment and retention of girls with disabilities in schools. With our support, they will be creating a peer-based network of girls and women with disabilities for economic empowerment and emotional support …

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Sports for Slum Children

Cesba Kenya’s goal is to enroll children and youth from the slums of Ongata Rongai and Nairobi in sporting and recreational activities. Physical education and engaging in play are key factors in a child’s development, but the majority of kids living in the slums don’t have access to sporting facilities or any kind of social amenities.

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Hip Hop is Green!

We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the New Jersey chapter of Hip Hop is Green to organize its signature 10th Element of Hip Hop Health & Wellness event which is a hands-on, immersive, fun, creative and explorative learning experience, consisting of (1) a plant-based dinner …

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Empowering Children to Lead Healthy Lives

Go Economic Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in Central Kenya is on a mission to educate primary school children on the importance of proper hygiene practices and introduce them to gardening and healthy nutrition to provide them with a sense of empowerment and self-reliance.

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Menstrual Health Management for Girls

Development Expertise Centre is working with schools in the Buikwe District in Central Uganda to support young girls in understanding and managing their sexuality. Every month, countless girls miss schooldays as a result of menstruation. Although parents are supposed to provide their young daughters with information about their sexuality, they too lack the skills …

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Empowering Youth with a Community Orchard

We are working in collaboration with the Bukura Community Orchard in Western Kenya to help reduce the high number of unemployed youths in local communities. To prevent young boys and girls from engaging in illegal activities like petty theft, drug use and prostitution, they will be trained on fruit tree growing, entrepreneurship and environmental conservation.

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Health, Violence and Economic Empowerment

The Young Ladies Club in Kenya is focused on increasing access to safe and quality reproductive health and on providing economic opportunities for women living in the Korogocho slums of Nairobi. We are proud to be supporting an existing program working on making quality health care a reality for this impoverished community.

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Agro-Resistance & Food Sovereignty

“Baladi – Rooted Resistance” is a series of stories about agro-resistance in Palestine created by an international team of photojournalists and a vegan writer and chef. With the help of our funding, the team will start producing the next series of stories, highlighting Palestinians resisting the occupation of their territories with seeds, wild foraged plants and homegrown vegetables, as well as …

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