Posts in Youth
Protecting the Rights of Children

Community Care Foundation Uganda focuses on sensitizingcommunities on child rights and on equipping these communities with the knowledge to promote and protect the rights of children. In order to achieve this, we are providing our support to facilitate and form eight child right clubs in primary and secondary schools in the Masaka District bringing both girls and boys to discuss and debate the rights of children …

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Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence

The goal of the Peace and Development Outreach Volunteers in Liberia is to reduce the incidence of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) and harassment in schools. Most of the abuses and crimes are perpetrated by teachers and male students against girls between the ages of five to fifteen.

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Creating Building Materials from Plastic Waste

The Crusaders for Environmental Protection and Ozone Watch in Cameroon provide durable solid waste management solutions and an alternative to the use of timber by promoting and encouraging the recycling of plastic waste into aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly building materials such as plastic lumber, roofing tiles and pavements.

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Creating Culturally Relevant Books

Our newest grantee, Tomorrow’s Stars, is committed to improving educational opportunities for approximately 500 children in Elmina, Ghana. There are currently very few local content books in the schools and community libraries, and this organization firmly believes students deserve to have culturally relevant books they can relate to by seeing children who look like them and reading stories that are meaningful to them.

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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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Tackling Human Trafficking and GBV

A lot of young people in Nigeria have experienced different forms of human rights abuses such as gender-based violence, exploitation, human trafficking, rape, and stigmatization and the majority of these cases go unreported. A report by the U.S. State Department has described Nigeria as a country where gross human rights violations occur at will …

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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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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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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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Using Art to Promote Girl Child Rights

We are very proud to support Girls to Lead Africa in their work to sensitize girls, parents, community members and local leaders in the Kanungu District on the dangers of gender-based discrimination and girl child rights abuses through the use of art. This district is located in the western part of Uganda and is a rural, remote, and very hard-to-reach area.

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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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Spreading Compassion

In a world where animals are too often neglected or subjected to wanton cruelty, there are organizations who fight tirelessly to improve the lives of all animals. Our newest Grantee, the Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society, works every day to prevent such cruelty and to promote kindness, respect, caring, and compassion for all animals …

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