Three new projects approved in December 2013

18 February 2014

The Addax and Oryx Foundation granted funding to three new projects at its December 2013 Board Meeting.

Ace Africa, a registered charity in the UK, will receive funding from the Foundation for the first time. The three-year project aims to improve the food, nutritional and economic security of 60 women’s community groups (1,200 women) in rural Bungoma, Kenya. Community group members will be trained in agriculture and nutrition practices to ensure households have a sustainable source of nutritious food.

The Foundation also approved funding for a three-year project led by Côte d’Ivoire Entreprise et Développement (CIED), an Ivorian non-profit association. The project aims to train 360 potential entrepreneurs, from disadvantaged backgrounds (50% youths, 25% women and 25% persons with a physical disability) in small business management and to assist them in structuring their ideas, developing a business plan and starting a business activity.

The Foundation awarded a new grant to the Tuwapende Watoto Foundation for a one-year project aiming to increase the capacity of the Tuwapende Watoto Primary School in Tanzania. A 3-classroom block will be constructed on a plot of land adjacent to the existing school in order to meet some of the unmet demand for primary education in the neighbourhood.

 With four new initiatives launched in January 2014, the Addax and Oryx Foundation is currently funding a total of 30 projects in Africa and the Middle East.