This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees from Nepal to California who are working towards building compassionate communities through grassroots projects. In Washington, District of Columbia, underserved communities are introduced to the benefits of a vegan lifestyle while in Kenya, youth are empowered towards economic independence. Together, these grantees are striving towards transformative change that leads to comprehensive, holistic and inclusive communities.
Congratulations to our seven recent grantees:
Patricia Welty and Beth Levine, A Vegan Life, Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Benefits of vegan lifestyles are highlighted through school campaigns, film festivals and seminars in underserved communities.
Teresa Wignall, Words Unspoken, Empowered Not Broken, Seville, Spain. Women who are victims of violence are given spaces to creatively heal through the arts.
Andrea Wasko, The Importance of Higher Education and Ways to Fund It, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Middle school students are introduced to financial literacy and ways to obtain a college education.
Nancy Otieno and James Nyasiyo, 2 of 5,000: Water Tanks for Ogongo Primary School, Migori, Kenya. Low-cost, low-maintenance water tanks are created through rooftop and rainwater harvesting.
Kathleen Kane, Compassionate Connections: The Intersections of Feminism and Animal Rights, Los Angeles, California. Women who have faced various facets of oppression are empowered to support and educate the animal rights community.
Mercy Mwanyasa, Enhancing Food Security and Youth Job Opportunities in Taita, Nairobi, Kenya. Young people are trained in tangible, agricultural activities leading to self-dependency and economical independence.
Biraj Shrestha, Save the Frogs of Manaslu Conservation Area, Manaslu, Nepal. The paha mountain frog species are given a voice through workshops that focus on their role in the environment and the threats they are exposed to.
Do you have a project with the intent to help make the world a better place? We accept grant applications for Pollination Project seed grants, every day of the year. We love learning about changemakers in every corner of the world and all they are doing to spread compassion, peace, environmental sustainability, generosity and justice.