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More Than the Power of Hope: Leaders With Persistence, Passion, and Partnerships

Barry Segal | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

As we build a community of creative collaborators at Segal Family Foundation, it is an honor to work with each of these visionary leaders. We are grateful for the change they are making possible through their persistence, passion, and partnerships.

Start-Up Hubs Multiply in East Africa

Barry Segal | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

For a quick, cheap ride all you need to do is find a boda-boda. Boda-bodas, bicycle or motorcycle taxis, are easy to find or flag down in any East African city. But most people don't stop to think about the drivers and how they are not the owners of the boda-bodas they operate.

Let's Have "The Talk": African Youth Are Not Shying Away From Sex

Barry Segal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

Sex education has typically been an extracurricular activity in Ugandan schools, and not part of the syllabus. This is often how rumors and myths spread among uninformed youth.

The Season of Giving Back

Barry Segal | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

A Guest Post by Rich Segal, Segal Family Foundation Board Member The holiday season is all about giving. It reminds us to be thankful for what we h...

Co-Education: A Holistic Approach to Human Rights

Barry Segal | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Nichols and Peter Luis. Peter Luis is the Founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous Education Foundation of ...

HIV Positive: Voiceless and Empowered

Barry Segal | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a special guest post by Africa HEART, a Segal Family Foundation partner, for World AIDS Day. "Good Morning," I said to my children. They sta...

Caroline Can't Wait

Barry Segal | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by David Auerbach, co-founder of Sanergy, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy is a Segal Family Foundation partner.

Communication Across Continents

Barry Segal | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Alyssa Mesich, Communications Manager at Segal Family Foundation and based in New Jersey.

Life-Changing Mini-Marts in Northern Kenya

Barry Segal | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Kathleen Colson, founder and CEO of The BOMA Project, a partner of Segal Family Foundation. On September 19, Ntiriswa Lesurku...

The HeartString: Counting Where it Matters for Maternal Health

Barry Segal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Imagine it is pouring rain. You are deep in a village, it is nighttime with no electricity, no phone, and you are miles from a road. These are often the circumstances when Ato Rose, a traditional midwife in Northern Uganda, attends a birth.

Small NGOs Are the Core of Systemic Change

Barry Segal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Besides measuring graduation rates and enrolment in university, I measure our success in how students give back to their communities, by starting girls' empowerment programs, mentoring younger students and actively participating in the EFAC community service program.

Heirloom Health Care for the Poor

Barry Segal | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Heirloom tomatoes are an important counter-point to large-scale production. They are not grown to challenge the conventional tomato market but to create a local alternative of higher quality. Now let's apply the same logic to global health care.

A Little Less Talk

Barry Segal | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Andy Bryant, executive director of the Segal Family Foundation Fall in New York City is filled with glitzy events that occup...

African Women Entrepreneurs Leading the Way in Fueling Africa's Economic Growth

Barry Segal | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Dianne Calvi, CEO of Village Enterprise, a partner of Segal Family Foundation. African women entrepreneurs are a dynamic for...

How Quarters Led to Clean, Safe Drinking Water in Uganda

Barry Segal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Jean Semler, co-founder and president of ChangeALife Uganda, a partner of Segal Family Foundation. The "Butterfly Effect"...

Building a Community of Creative Collaborators

Barry Segal | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Martin Segal, Managing Director, Segal Family Foundation (SFF). Martin is the son of Barry Segal, founder of SFF. Our grassr...

Wiggle Room: Making a Case for NGO Partnerships

Barry Segal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

My experience tells me that when responsible NGOs work together, often across sectors, we gain efficiencies of scale in the delivery of highly-specialized services. In the end, larger swaths of the population are touched by not just one, but an array of these life-improving inputs and we begin to see our combined efforts improve lives in meaningful and lasting ways.

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

Brand-building Tips for Grassroots NGOs

Barry Segal | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest Post by Gabrielle Francesco Brand development is often the last thing on the mind of an executive director of a grassroots NGOs working in a d...

Celebrating Mothers' Role in Building a Healthier Future for Families and Communities

Barry Segal | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest Post by Jessie Cronan, executive director of Gardens for Health International, a partner of Segal Family Foundation When Naomi Musabyimana fi...

Social Impact Incubator Promotes Local Innovation in Burundi

Barry Segal | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest blog post by Dedo N. Baranshamaje, Burundi Country Director for the Segal Family Foundation (SFF) With some of the highest hunger levels in...

Redefining Development: Locally-led, Expert-supported Partnerships are Creating Lasting Change

Barry Segal | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest post by Aliya Mughal, freelance journalist, on behalf of Spark MicroGrants What's the point of development when the majority of people in Sub-...

Reclaiming Philanthropy: Wisdom from Africa's Philanthropists

Barry Segal | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest Post By Ash Lauren Rogers, Segal Family Foundation's Director of Operations, based in Kampala, Uganda This week the African Philanthropy Forum...

A Challenge to the African Philanthropists: Learn from our Mistakes

Barry Segal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest Post By Andy Bryant, executive director of the Segal Family Foundation (SFF) The world's image of Africa as the "dark continent" is changing....

Africa's Youth: The Future to a Transformed Continent

Barry Segal | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest Post By Evelyn Omala, Program Officer for Segal Family Foundation Last week, world leaders gathered for the 44th Annual Meeting of the World E...