This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose novel ideas are allowing vast communities to become engaged in sustainable and life-changing projects. In the East African region, women are afforded economic opportunities while on the southern tip of the continent individuals gather over hearty meals to find ways on how to best support others. The seeds being planted from the east to the west allow for hundreds of people to be reached and hundreds of opportunities to be created.
Congratulations to our seven most recent seed grant recipients!
Emmanuel Muhire Karake and Gakuba Fidele, Scouts Camp Championship for Environmental Sustainability, Gasabo, Rwanda. 600 youth scouts receive training on waste management and ecotourism for environmental sustainability as a means to increase community awareness on recycling and sustainable development.
Wing Yan and Joan Chan, Make Hong Kong Vegan, Hong Kong, China. General public are afforded educational opportunities about animal cruelty and the benefits of veganism.
Bobbi Nicole Jacobs and Justin Edwards, Cedar Valley Grows, Black Hawk, Iowa, USA. Community collaboration creates a sustainable garden network to foster community relationships, access to healthy food and outdoor activities and education.
Jariah Romer, Concow Children's Garden, Concow, California, USA. A young organic gardener provides fellow local children a place for fresh, free food alongside education and tactical practices.
Valerie Anderson, Common Change Generosity Dinners, Cape Town, South Africa. Individuals connect over a meal to present and discuss opportunities to help and collectively meet the needs of friends, neighbors, colleagues and families.
Emma Tuccillo, FIGMENT Project, Inc., New York City, New York, USA. Access to interactive art exhibits by emerging artists is offered to families free of charge.
Patrick Okwero Wesonga, Energy Challenge in Rural Areas, Nyapwaka, Kenya. Women are trained in solar lamp distribution, clean energy stoves and entrepreneurship as part of an innovative, charitable model.
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.