Winners Announced for the fundsforngos.org Small Grant Prize!

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fundsforngos.org is pleased to announce the two winners of the US$500 Small Grant Prize as well as the ten runners up. Thousands of entries were received from across the world and the winners were selected by random drawing on 7 April 2012.

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Winners of the Small Grant Prize (2)

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1. The Gisma Group (Gisma), Nairobi,   Kenya

Gisma The Gisma Group is a group of young Kenyans who came together with a vision to change, develop and sustain our communities by motivating and building hope with a view to improving values and aspirations of individuals and therefore uplifting both individuals and society.

Gisma Group takes every opportunity to let citizens know that each person has a moral and ethical role to impact positively, within their own sphere of influence and in their own way.

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Footprints Africa Foundation was established by Julie and Anthony Gichuru, with a view to assisting young people in Africa to make a footprint, to leave a positive legacy. Julie Gichuru is an accomplished TV personality and Anthony Gichuru is a proven entrepreneur. The Foundation has supported and assisted the Gisma Group in its efforts and Julie Gichuru is an Ambassador of the Natembea Campaign.

Natembea Campaign is a project about focused on raising awareness of the importance of footwear and good hygiene practices. Most children grow up barefoot oblivious of the dangers around them. Shoes are essential as they protect the feet from cuts, sores and infections, and they are also important as they provide human dignity.

The Natembea Campaign 2010 was a major success where Gisma Group delivered and distributed 1,000 pairs of shoes at Kyaume School in Tala, Maji Mazuri Childrens Centre in Kasarani, and Watoto Wema Childrens Home in Kayole and in 2011 we delivered 2,000 pairs of shoes in Kisumu County- Ahero among four schools; Ombaka Primary School, Nyomwaro Primary School, Kasuna Primay School and Bunde Primary School and also visited Brydges Centre Children Home in kitengela where we took 100 pairs of shoes to children during Christmas.

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This was made possible through the very effective partnerships with Footprints Africa Foundation and other stake holders.

2. Inter Africa Network for Women, Media, Gender and Development/Le Réseau Inter Africain Des Femmes, Médias, Genre et Développement. (FAMEDEV), Dakar, Senegal

The Inter-African Network for Women, Media, Gender and Development (FAMEDEV) was founded in Dakar (Senegal) in 2000, as a follow-up to a regional conference held in Dakar at the end of 1999 and an Africa Regional Meeting held in Bamako, Mali in 2002 in preparation for the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). FAMEDEV seeks to work towards:

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Reinforcing and sustaining the promotion and development of African women journalists and communicators:

Supporting and encouraging the use of quality gender friendly media and communication tools, promoting press freedom, freedom of expression and hence make African women in different sectors of development more visible.

FAMEDEV seeks to achieve these objectives through training, capacity building, partnerships strengthening and development of resources and an effective networking system.

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Runners Up (10)

  • Sustaining Children’s Rights Organization (S.C.R.O), Kigali, Rwanda
  • Maha Uday Society (MUS), Lucknow, India
  • Elia Foundation for Community Development (EFCO-DEV), Kasese, Uganda
  • Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), Lagos, Nigeria
  • Special Monitoring Action International Group of Non-Government Organization for Peoples Movement with Mindanao Alyansang Filippino, Santos City, Philippines
  • Sivagangai Multipurpose Social Service Society (SMSSS), Paramakudi, India
  • Street Child Care Welfare Initiative (SCCWI), Lagos, Nigeria
  • Aashayein Foundation (AF), Bangalore, India
  • Stepping Stones International (SSI), Gaborone, Botswana
  • Youth Public Ecological Organization (Our Home – Manyava), Manyava, Ukraine

*Please note: Winners will be contacted directly for instructions on how to claim their prize.

Comments

  1. Avatar orphans care link uganda says

    let us be in working relationship

  2. Agalliao Development Initiative is a Non Governmental Organization located in Nigeria. We work in advocacy capacity to improve human welfare and the quality of life of the indigents, handicapped persons and widows in the community.

    We are desirous of how to get grant to assist in the furtherance of our objectives.

    Mrs Ama

  3. Dear Sir/Madam

    Agalliao Development Initiative Is a Non Governmental Organization Located in Nigeria whose main aim is to work in advocacy capacity to improve human welfare and the quality of life of the indigents, handicapped persons, orphans and widows in the community. We are desirous on how to obtain a grant to assist in the furtherance of our objectives.

    Please we are looking forward to receiving a favorable reply from you.

    Mrs Ama

  4. Avatar Md. Abul Hashem says

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are a local Bangladeshi NGO established in 2007 and the name of our NGO is Satata Songostha (S.S) having registration from Social Welfare Department under No. KURI/656/2009, dated 13/09/2009 and from NGO Affairs Bureau under No. 2629, dated 20/03/2011.

    I am Abul Hashem working with this NGO since July 01, 2009. We are working the northern districts in Bangladesh with providing all kinds of financial support to the poorest, disable & helpless peoples mostly widow and landless woman. It is well known that northern area/districts are inhabited by highly poor and commonly known as famine prone area (MONGA ZONE) in Bangladesh.

    Would you please let us know how we can get financial support from international donor organization? Please note that I got your mail address from the web site.
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    Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation and assistance in these regards.
    Sincerely yours,

    (Md. Abul Hashem)
    Chief Coordinator
    Satata Songostha (S.S)
    House No. 208/A (Flat # 2-B), Road No. 03
    Mohammadi Housing Society, Mohammadpur
    Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh

  5. Avatar Md. Abul Hashem says

    We are a local Bangladeshi NGO established in 2007 and the name of our NGO is Satata Songostha (S.S) having registration from Social Welfare Department under No. KURI/656/2009, dated 13/09/2009 and from NGO Affairs Bureau under No. 2629, dated 20/03/2011.

    I am Abul Hashem working with this NGO since July 01, 2009. We are working the northern districts in Bangladesh with providing all kinds of financial support to the poorest, disable & helpless peoples mostly widow and landless woman. It is well known that northern area/districts are inhabited by highly poor and commonly known as famine prone area (MONGA ZONE) in Bangladesh.

    Would you please let us know how we can get financial support from international donor organization? Please note that I got your mail address from the web site.
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    Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation and assistance in these regards.
    Sincerely yours,

    (Md. Abul Hashem)
    Chief Coordinator
    Satata Songostha (S.S)
    House No. 208/A (Flat # 2-B), Road No. 03
    Mohammadi Housing Society, Mohammadpur
    Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh

  6. Avatar jaspreet singh chhabra says

    hlo. sir ijaspreet singh chhabra president muktisar welare club (Regd) NGO punjab India pin 152026 SIr pls.oure ngo apply . nomination for award ngo pls. adde my ngo

  7. Avatar Sunny Azeem says

    THE SOCIETY OF THE MARGINALIZED
    We more need for them.
    Dear Friend,How are you? I wanna inform to you that it will held on 30 June 2012.Chak No 213 Faisalabad Pakistan. Student Workshop for Adult Uneducated Boys and Girls i am going to start this project on your behalf i am praying that Jesus will give the power to you for this humble work. please held it in your brave hands because you are one for us.We will build a new institute for them there they will get Education and hand practices Skills from their trained teachers like girls Sewing and Beauty paler,stitching and computer literacy and for boys technical training’s and Other hand practice skills too therefore i am going to start this project on your behalf because your favor can save them and provide them Education and skills for raise their employment, i hope in Jesus that i will see good in future from your brave hands for them.because these workshops will bright their lives and give them self employment ways through (Women Development Programs) (young Girls and Boys Development Programs) (Orphan kids Schools System) ( Medical Development Programs) (Environment Development Programs).I am sure God will give the power to you for this humble and royal mission and you will raise Our Hopes in future.because lots of youngs are dying with hunger here in Pakistan without employment skills therefore if you will do something for this projects then easily they can get more skills and earn from other places.we are also doing great for Widows Brother because we need for more and more instruments Sewing machines, Stitching Machines and Computers for them and some instruments for technical Education.your love will great for us.and please please come here and see what we are doing great for them.
    WE ARE IN NEED OF THE FOLLOWING.
    TRAINING INSTITUTES
    COMPUTERS
    SEWING MACHINES
    STITCHING MACHINES
    and for paler,technical Educational training,s we are in need for these New institute
    all over estimate 175000$$

    we are providing them
    We don’t have any religious problem in our area, Ibn-e-Marriam Colony, as well as in our centre,” said Sunny Azeem, centre President, “and we are providing our services to both Christians and Muslims equally.”

    The centre provides training courses in sewing, stitching and computer literacy to poor Christians and
    Muslim women of the area. In addition, it offers health and orphan kids and adult education.

    The prelate congratulated (The Society Of The Marginalized) staff for how they set up the centre. “Places like this are a source of harmony because Muslim and Christian women can live and work together in peace,” he told The Society Of The Marginalized.

    “We have been working on this project since November 1, 2011,” Razzaq Gill, The Society of the marginalized executive secretary, told Peoples. “We are officially inaugurating it [the centre] now but it has already been in operation for some time. Poor women come from nearby areas and their number keeps on rising. They come to learn and we try to provide them with dignified living facilities and employment. We have already received some orders from local garment manufacturers and some of the women and girls have already started earning money.”

    According to Mr. Gill, this is important in a place like Ibn-e-Marriam Colony, a poor slum area in Faisalabad that 325 families, 150 of them Christian, call home. The society of the marginalized purpose is to help disadvantaged groups through training. It focuses on poor, neglected and underdeveloped communities irrespective of race, religion, caste, colour and origin. .please walk with us for rais this royal mission for Our community.Blessings
    please see and need for your good comments
    Address: St# 6 Ibn-e-Marriam Colony Near Waris Pura Road (City) Faisalaaaabad

  8. Avatar Catherine says

    Thanks very much for the information. I believe information is power and i am looking forward to writing a proposal on women empowerment in marginalized areas. I will also participate in the next small grant prize.

    Thank once again

    Catherine Wamuyu Mwangi

  9. Avatar Ms. Tahomina Akhter says

    Congratulations the winner!!!!!

  10. Congratulations to the winners and thank you fundsforngos.org Small Grants for the good work that you are doing wish you well as Coast Care Organization Kenya.

  11. Avatar peteti naga komali says

    SUB:- Request for contribution & Donations – Deaf &Dumb school cum Orphanage-Reg……

    we, the people of Sarojini Devi MemorialSociety ,Savalyapuram (post & mandal ,Guntur (District), A-P, India ,bring to your kind notice and favourable action the following

    Our society was established in the year 2000 With the objectives of helping the disabled and the orphans in the rural community. At present our society provides education for deaf & dumb as well as for the orphans .The present strength of the school is 82. For all the children. We provided food & shelter , educations. Besides looking after each and every need of the children .The total expens of the school is nearly 2 Lakshs in Indian rupees per a month
    OUR FEATURES:-

    * Hostel facility is provided for the disabled and for the orphans
    on free of cost.

    * Qualified staff for teaching the children .

    * Audio -metric ,Group hearing aids machinery ,voice light ,speech trainer

    mission for developing the deaf & dumb children speech and education .

    * Looking after each and every need of the children .

    * Aims at providing life settlement in the future ofter co of their schooling.

    OUR REQUEST:-

    The society has been functioning in a smooth way for the Last 10 years with its exesting sources and through local donations . For the last 6 months, we have been facing utter financial crisis because of lack of donations and scarcity of funds . As we don’t have permanent donar ,it has become very difficult to raise donations every month .In this Hour of need some unknown force has driven us to write to you .we sincerely request you that to please extend your help . We also request you to attach us a permanent donar if possible sir , as you know disability is not a curse . It is just a Misfortune .some are born physically handicapped due to accidents .The rich can get on with their disability .But the poor have to struggle hard to make both ends meet . The disabled need a fair treatment .They should be treated on par with others. They don’t need mercy. What they need is opportunities to over come their hurdles .society should help then by providing them work and jobs.

    CONCLUSION:-
    As a conclusion we sincerely request you that please once visit our organization a long with the donor if any.. we also request you to extend as per your existing conditions . we are sure that you will certainly be moved by the pitiable and patheticplight of these children .our vision and mission will definitely be achieved by your firm determination, , dedication, , devotion , will power and by your service motto. To the society as we find all these qualities in you . May god bless your association and all the activities of your society .

    NOTE: (1) DETAILS OF THE SOCIETY—REQUEST–

    1.Total strength of the school . Numbers 82
    2. The school and Hostal location.
    3. The up to date Record of the society.

    NOTE: PLEASE VISIT OUR SOCIETY PERSONALLY AND DESIDE AND CONSIDER
    ALL THE REQUEST.

    Thanking you sir

    Your Sincerely
    P.NAGA KOMALI.

  12. Avatar William Benedictor says

    To whom it concern,

    I would like to if also you are providing grants to individuals women whose dealing in ordinary activities like small workshops that involves also others women whose raising their incomes?

    William

  13. Avatar Uchenna Osuji says

    I wish to thank you immensely for your kind gesture to the winning groups. May the Almighty God keep and sustain you wonderfully in your endeavour to sustain humanity.

    We did not benefit, but on behalf of those who did God bless your organization.
    Bye.

  14. Avatar George Darlington Hashaka says

    With great pleasure I congraturate the winners of the fundsforngos.org Small Grand Prize.I urge them to put it to good use.My request to the fundsforngos.org is that you inject more financial resources in the Small Grand Prize competition as this opportunity can enhance the development of small organizations.For those who have lost let’s take heart and be more hopeful.Visit Uganda Peace Foundation website for peace and prosperity in Uganda.also watchout for an International Conference on Peace/Security that Uganda Peace Foundation is organizing on 27th-30th September at Speke Resort Hotel,Munyonyo,Kampala-Uganda.