Jumpstart Innovation and Learning in East Africa

by Africa Rising
Jun 5, 2012

Update on Africa Rising partner organizations

Partner organizations within the Africa Rising network are continuing to learn and grow from each other.  Through the exchanges of ideas and resources, Africa Rising has helped the following partners to achieve milestone goals!

FADECO’s Founder receives UN SEED AWARD: Joseph Sekiku, has been awarded the UN-2011 SEED AWARD recognizing his contribution in promoting post harvest fruit solar drying, a technology that helps small scale farmers to add value to their crops, reduce post harvest losses, creates jobs and enhances both food security and revenues. The award ceremony took place in Pretoria, South Africa.

Child Reach Africa to open a Guest House in Kampala: In a move towards sustainability, ChildReach Africa will be opening a Guest House on Entebbe Road, Kampala. The income from the Guest House will help meet some of the administrative expenses for the organization.

AEF Kilisa starts Green House & Food bank Projects: Kilisa village have started a large green-house project this month. The community received a grant for this project. The commercial project are growing vegetables targeting the local market. Income from the group sales will be used to buy more green-houses. Individuals will have a chance to own a green-house through a savings and loans scheme. The Food Bank project aims to ensure food security during dry seasons by buying surplus from the community after harvest seasons.

CREED Africa hosts volunteers: CREED Africa opened their Guest House to a couple from North Carolina that spent over two months in the rural organization. The two volunteers who came through Africa Rising helped build start new sustainable programs in Bee-keeping and Maternal Healthcare. The volunteers were the first occupants of their newly completed Guest House.

TULIP under New Management: TULIP has safely transitioned and is under new management. The organization which assists teenage girls from Nairobi slums get back to High School is now under LifeSpring Chapel, a Nairobi Church. The organization founded in 2002 by Mary Munyi who received a study scholarship as the Board ended its term in 2008. A transitional Board worked with the church to re-structure the organization.

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Africa Rising

Location: Raleigh, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.africarising.org
Project Leader:
Amber Dunn
Chapel Hill, NC United States

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