Entries by Jamie Brooks

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 […]

Arinifu: Developing technology to support poultry farmers

Through a GPA grant of $5000 in November 2017 Arinufu developed a “smart brooder” –this is a device monitors the temperature of a newborn chicks’ environment and reports any variance via an app to the farmer. This ensures optimal temperature for survival, increasing profits for poultry farmers.  The organization notes that there are 1.6 million […]