Ormanie Girls Education Campaign
This project funded a campaign by the Pastoral Women’s Council to improve the percentage of girls attending Ormanie Primary School in the Maasailands of northern Tanzania.
Scholarships Block Grant: PWC
These block grants supported 18 secondary students and 25 university students who would not have been able to attend school otherwise. These scholarships are managed by the Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC) in Loliondo, Tanzania. Fifteen of the young women receiving university scholarships sought refuge at the rescue center managed by PWC to escape forced marriage and other forms of violence in their homes.
RUKASUDI Milling/Hulling Business
This project funded a vehicle and generator to make a milling and hulling business possible for women’s groups made up of more than 7,500 women in western Uganda. Global Partners has worked with these women’s groups through livestock projects for more than ten years, and they have now become entirely self-sufficient, building their own cooperative to sell grains and continue the pass-on program of calves to more and more women. These projects have all been in partnership with RUKASUDI, a local community-based organization focusing on women’s empowerment, husbandry, and agriculture.
Girls’ Scholarships: EWIDA
Global Partners supported 35 scholars in Uganda through Executive Women in Development (EWIDA), our implementing partner. Many of our Ugandan scholarship recipients come from families affected by HIV/AIDS. Some are orphans and all come from poverty-stricken households. Without scholarships, these girls would be unlikely to pursue an education.
Professional Development Grants
These grants were designed to provide an opportunity for former Global Partners’ interns to examine their career paths and to help them achieve their individual professional goals. They applied for grants of up to $1,000 for activities that furthered their professional development, and most of the recipients used the funds to launch small businesses.
Bishop Durning Teachers’ College Scholarships
Global Partners sponsored 18 Maasai young women to attend Bishop Durning Teachers’ College in Arusha.