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 and the winning film entry was made into a short film to educate the community about free and fair elections.
Kenya – In December, 2014 GPA awarded $5000 to ICF to train 75 physically disabled and educationally disadvantaged youth in a remote Nigerian village. No government programs or assistance are offered to the physically disadvantaged and many must beg for sustenance. Youth were trained in shoe making, bead making, clothes and mat weaving.
GPA awarded a second grant in the amount of $10,000 in June, 2015 to develop organizational sustainability and expand ICF’s programs to the community.
Take a moment to view their training video and meet these incredible young social entrepreneurs!