African Prisons Project opens access to fair hearings
The African Prisons Project initiates widespread reforms in the criminal justice system in Kenya and Uganda. The Project empowers prisoners and prison staff, encouraging them to become lawyers and paralegals who uphold the rights of the marginalized. A $494,234 grant from its African Prisons Project US Fund will be used towards its goal of providing one million people access to a fair hearing by 2030.
National Library of France renovates its historic home
Bibliothèque nationale de France is France’s oldest cultural organization, originating in 1368 as the Royal Library of Charles V. Over the next 650 years, it has grown into one of the world’s most prestigious libraries. The Friends of the National Library of France made two grants totaling over $1.4 million for the renovation of Richelieu – its historic home in an outstanding 17th century palace.
Cameroon’s EDGF empowers displaced women
Enterprise Development & Governance Facility (EDGF), a community-based organization located in the northwest region of Cameroon, provides specialized short and long term technical development assistance to poor communities. Its American Friends of the EDGF made a grant of $11,400 to train, coach, supervise and mentor 50 internally displaced women hawkers from crisis-stricken villages, and help them establish micro-businesses.
Institut Curie uses $50k grant to care for ill teens
Founded in Paris by Nobel Laureate Marie Curie, Institut Curie is an internationally-renowned oncology research center and an advanced hospital group dedicated to fighting cancer. It develops adapted care programs for teenagers and young adults who are touched by cancer. Institut Curie will use a $50,000 grant from its American Friends of Institut Curie to support art workshops in its pediatric unit.
$309k grant to restore Rembrandt’s Night Watch
Based in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum provides a representative survey of Dutch Art and history since the Middle Ages. Its collections comprise over one million items, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. Its Rijksmuseum American Fund granted $309,896 for the restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch, and to support two conservator positions and a fellowship for historical research into its collections.
Kyaninga cares for children with disabilities
In Uganda, an estimated 13% of children are living with a disability, and access to healthcare and rehabilitation is extremely limited. Kyaninga Child Development Centre (KCDC) provides much-needed, specialized, high quality and affordable treatment to children with disabilities, enabling them to lead more independent lives. Support their efforts through a contribution to the Friends of Kyaninga CDC.