Congratulations to the grantees and many thanks to the grant review team this round.
Vounteers: John Berry, Brianne Boylan, Andrew Danzig, Tom Dechert, JoAnn Lewis, Lois Rakov, Pam White, Scott Youngstedt; FON Board members: Mary Abrams, Kelsey Andersen, John Baird, Kimberly Dixon, Alix Fedoruk, Alhassan Ali Mamadou Souna, Doug Steinberg
With their hard work we reviewed 26 project proposals!!
Seven projects were selected for a total of $27,870. All thanks to the generous donations of Friends of Niger members.
Projects funded in June 2022
Job Skills for Young People in Niger. (DIMA) $5,000
Train 72 unemployed youth to do leatherwork and other marketable craft work. The program builds on an existing program and girls constitute more than half the trainees. NIAMEY
Inclusion sociale et économique des enfants vulnérable. AfriYAN Niger 1,460,000 cfa
Work with 50 handicapped or otherwise vulnerable street kids to teach them to make marketable crafts made from used plastic items. Project culminates in a craft fair/exhibition of products. OUALLAM
Ma sœur, Mon Modèle. (MICA) 2,515,000 cfa
Employ 12 young women mentors who have participated in leadership training to work with 100 middle school girls to reduce early marriage, increase school attendance and overall life success. MADAOUA
Maison de la Parole. ONG GONI 2,500,000 cfa
Create an event space/center for oral tradition in a community known for this. Project will construct a stage and meeting space (hut/hangar) to support cultural and artistic events. LIBORE/NIAMEY
Soutien des Femmes d’Eladab. ONG TAMAKRAST 2,680,000 cfa
Install a borehole and solar pump in a garden for the women’s co-op, which is already organized and active in drying and processing fruits and vegetables. AGADEZ
Dignite des Femmes Tagala Koye. Tagaz Espoir 231,000 cfa
Conduct a needs assessment to evaluate economic opportunities open to women sand carriers in order to develop future job skills programs to help them gain better employment. NIAMEY
Elementary School Maradi. AFN $5,000
Build a classroom to replace temporary shelters being used since classrooms were destroyed in a recent fire that took the lives of 34 children. MARADI