This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Kenya, young girls receive lasting, tangible training towards economic empowerment while schools offer space for trees, providing fruit for generations to come. These projects are not only thinking about the immediate need but about ways forward for the future.
We welcome our seven newest seed grant recipients to the family!
Gabrielė Vaitkevičiūtė and Mykolas Šermukšnis, Raising Awareness about Farmed Animals in Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania. Volunteers engage youth audiences by showing them the realities of factory farming with hopes of increasing animal welfare.
Carolyne Kwamboka Okinyi, Partnership for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls in Kisii Urban Centre, Kisii, Kenya. Youth girls receive training in business management skills, reproductive health and economic independence alongside a mentorship program.
Marytza Rubio, Makara Center for the Arts: Public Fiction Project, Santa Ana, California, USA. Literature unites multicultural and multigenerational populations by installing mini-lending libraries.
Carol-Ann Nelson, Adventure Based Rehab, Bend, Oregon, USA. Individuals with neurologic disabilities practice life skills through challenging outdoor activities.
Pauline Muriithi and Kenfrey Katui, Fruit and Tree Project, Marigat, Kenya. Fruit tree farms are established in schools to promote a generation of environmental conservation champions.
Suzanne Foley Barish, Please Pick Project, Nyack, New York, USA. Free organic gardens are created in urban and suburban landscapes, resulting in accessible healthy food.
Krishna Murari Yadav, Mini Library (Sadbhavna Ashram), Kanpur, India. Women and children are afforded resources leading to positive self-worth and living in peace.
Do you have a project with the intent to help make the world a better place for all? We accept grant applications for Pollination Project seed grants, every day of the year. We love learning about changemakers across all continents and hemispheres and all they are doing to spread compassion, peace, sustainability, generosity and justice.