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Sep
18

Uganda accelerates learning outcomes with science

For too many students, science education has been reduced to learning enough theory to pass exams. This leads to poor classroom performance and low career prospects. Fundi Bots changes that. They provide hands-on STEM education in classrooms and universities in Uganda, making it practical, fun and engaging. Fundi Bots just received a $75,000 grant through its American Friends of Fundi Bots.


Sep
16

ArtsEd welcomes new ‘American Supporters’

Established nearly 100 years ago, the Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd, UK) is a leading center of conservatoire education. ArtsEd  offers world-class, contemporary training in musical theater, dance and drama to a uniquely vibrant and diverse student body – always with a focus on the constantly evolving needs of the performing arts industry. Support new talents through the American Supporters of ArtsEd.


Sep
10

Back to school with School Readiness Initiative

Over half of Ethiopian children do not complete primary school. Through a comprehensive, high quality pre-school program, the School Readiness Initiative provides thousands of the country’s most disadvantaged children a chance to graduate. Its Friends of School Readiness Initiative contributed $54,000 to prepare primary schools to safely reopen their doors after 5 months of closure due to COVID-19.

Aug
27

Endangered Wildlife Trust makes new ‘Friends’

A recent UN report highlighted the unprecedented loss of biodiversity and its impact on climate change and future pandemics. Since 1973, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (South Africa) has worked tirelessly to save wildlife and habitats. Its vision is a world in which both humans and wildlife prosper in harmony with nature. Support its work across southern and East Africa through the Endangered Wildlife Trust Friends.


Aug
19

KTH (Sweden) invests in young research talent

Recognized as Sweden’s most prestigious technical university, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology has served as one of Europe’s key centers of innovation for almost 200 years. Its Opportunities Fund was launched to invest in young research talent and to provide scholarships to gifted international students. You can support these efforts through a contribution to the American Friends of KTH.


Aug
04

BarefootLaw’s long walk to justice in Uganda

Using technology and other innovative approaches, BarefootLaw provides free legal information to the poorest, most marginalized Ugandans, who face systemic disadvantages in accessing  justice. In Uganda, most disputes relate to land, property and family-related matters. The Friends of BarefootLaw disbursed $50,000 for their outreach to vulnerable Ugandans, so that they can uphold the law and protect themselves, their families and communities.