Entries by Jamie Brooks

Sisbros of Zion: community based training and job placement

GPA was able to support Sisbros of Zion in July 2019 with a $5000 grant so that they could train youth in various needed skills including tailoring. The organization worked with local businesses to offer job placement. 75 youth participated. 10 youth developed a venture that produces school uniforms, 40 are fully employed.

Kenya Youth Biodiversity Network: training youth in agribusiness

With your support GPA was able to grant $4600 to Kenya Youth Biodiversity network in 2019. This organizations trained 25 youth in agribusiness and raising farm animals. Eventually the organization will build an agricultural training center. GPA was also able to support the organization with a $5000 grant as they had to re-tool during the […]

African Comedy Collective: using comedy to create online content for local entrepreneurs

In 2019, GPA proudly supported the Collective with a $5000 grant to purchase AV equipment. This organization uses their immense comedic talents to produce short videos for social entrepreneurs to post on social media. Additionally, they host monthly networking meetings for young entrepreneurs to learn from each other. In 2020 GPA provided additional funding due […]

Lockshin Pizza: Supporting the community through pizza

GPA was pleased to offer a first grant for $3300 to support Lockshin Pizza, a shop that provides a safe place for youth to gather and do homework after school. The youth first do their homework, then learn how to operate a pizza parlor. GPA funding was provided to help the organization purchase necessary equipment […]

Nkosi Vogt: Agribusiness in South Africa

In June, 2018 GPA made a $5000 grant to Nkosi Vogt to teach youth how to develop and manage an organic pig farm. The project not only supported youth entrepreneurship but, address severe food insecurity in the region. One participant stated, “I have a daughter and I am a single mom. I was working with […]

Film for Life: teaching youth skills in the booming film industry while advocating for free and fair elections in Nigeria

GPA was proud to provide a $5000 grant to LFA (“Film for Life”) led by well-known Nigerian Director, Chris Ihidero. This project equipped 9 young film makers with the expert understanding and participation in this booming Nigerian industry. Hundreds applied for this opportunity, 3 teams of youth were ultimately selected to “pitch” their film ideas […]

Empower and Serve Kenya: coding for Kenyan women

With a $4300 grant from GPA, Empower and Serve Kenya developed an innovative alliance with local organizations to identify and train young Kenyan women in coding, web design and digital media and support them in their entrepreneurial endeavors.  Their “DigiLab” concept initially trained 76 women and girls, including several “trainers.”  GPA has provided a second […]