KBFUS partner METAdrasi (Greece) wins Hilton Prize
KBFUS is proud to share that its partner METAdrasi – Action for Migration and Development was awarded the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The Greek NGO developed pioneering programs that provide basic services to refugees and migrants—including interpretation services, legal support, certification of victims of torture, and education programs for unaccompanied children. You can make a tax-deductible donation to Friends of METAdrasi.
CAPRISA’s groundbreaking research in HIV
The main goal of CAPRISA (Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa) is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research in HIV prevention and treatment. CAPRISA has received numerous awards for its groundbreaking work. Its landmark study on the antiviral microbicide tenofovir changed the HIV prevention landscape for women. Support life-saving research through the Friends of CAPRISA.
Lie Detectors exposes digital misinformation
Based in Belgium, Lie Detectors is an innovative start-up which seeks to improve news literacy, increase awareness of misinformation, and empower teens to base their choices on reliable information – without telling them what to think. Lie Detectors recently received a $547,400 grant from its Friends of Lie Detectors to further youth’s grasp of news media and promote news literacy in school curricula.
New voices enter with ‘Africa Digital Media’
Based in Kenya, the Africa Digital Media Foundation (ADMF) exists to inspire and equip Africa’s digital generation. ADMF builds capacity for the digital media ecosystem. It also provides scholarships to enable low-income students, including from refugee camps and slum communities, to enroll in programs in creative media and technology. Support creative voices through the Africa Digital Media Foundation US Fund.
Stopping oceans from becoming ‘Plastic Soup’
At the Plastic Soup Foundation, the mission is clear: “No plastic waste in our water!” Since 2011, the Dutch advocacy group has worked to put an end to the increasing amount of plastic polluting the oceans. Through its Friends of Plastic Soup Foundation, you can help their efforts to reduce single-use consumer plastics or to develop smart devices to collect plastic in waterways.
Smallest South Africans know that ‘Sesego Cares’
Sesego Cares was established in 2005 to make a sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable people and communities in Southern Africa, especially women and children. It is using a $3,500 grant from its Friends of Sesego Foundation at KBFUS for an early childhood development and literacy program that will foster creativity in daycare centers in South Africa.