The Pollination Project makes micro grants every day of the year to social changemakers who have a plan and a project to help create a more kind, compassionate, peaceful and sustainable world.
"I am worth KSh. 387million," screamed one headline. "I am worth KSh. 287million," bellowed another. The preceding headlines, as most Kenyans prob...
Although often lauded as one of the most generous in the world, the U.S. asylum system remains conspicuously flawed. Many potential asylum seekers are...
On December 18, International Migrants Day, all governments, including Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia should commit to better protection for the growing numbers of migrants that face abuse in the Middle East.
When I got back home from Paris, I was exhausted, but I couldn't wait to see you. I had been away for weeks, meeting with activist partners from all over the world, women who are leaders in communities on the frontlines of climate change. I was tired, but when I walked through our front door, and you ran to me, I was filled with a new energy: a determination to fight for the future you deserve.
What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.
All my arithmetic pointed to a massive amount of corruption at the very highest levels of government. When the Chief Game Warden figured out where my collection and analysis of what were considered rather obscure primary data were pointing, I became persona non grata.
Amid hardship, a small but growing and innovative schooling initiative has blossomed in this Kenyan refugee camp, giving residents an opportunity at something many thought unattainable in the East African desert -- a higher education.
This week, international trade officials from around the world will gather in Nairobi to discuss improving rules governing access to the global market...
President Uhuru Kenyatta's latest announcement regarding the fight against corruption is yet another act in what has become a bi-annual Kabuki Dance on the issue.
I was headed to the Amani Institute in Nairobi, Kenya after spending the previous week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia visiting Global Good Fund Fellow, Bruktawit Tigabu of Whiz Kids Workshop.
In most of Africa, while institutions have a veneer of political expediency and public will, they have not led to African progress without strong leadership. Africa needs strongmen, and the idea that institutions can replace the character of leadership is lazy politics at best and disingenuous at worst.
Kenya is one of the countries where maternal health is still lagging far behind. Kenya has a tremendous opportunity to do even more to help women and children have better healthcare, and so improve their lives.
Our East Africa Grantmaking Hub at The Pollination Project has been busy planting seeds of change in Uganda and Kenya. Here's some of the "soil building" projects our East Africa team funded in the past few weeks.
While the confusion that follows any terror attack the magnitude of Paris is to be expected, certain reactions in these moments can have dire policy implications on the efforts to contain terror globally.
Breakthroughs in scientific medical research have prompted AIDS activists and politicians to envision "an AIDS-free generation." UNAIDS has begun a countdown to zero: "no new HIV infections, no discrimination, and no new AIDS deaths."