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17 October 2013
Two new projects approved in September by the Addax and Oryx Foundation Board

 

The Addax and Oryx Foundation granted funding to two new projects at its September Board Meeting. The Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF) a Kenyan non-profit organisation will receive funds from the Foundation for the first time. The project starting in January 2014, aims to provide 40 bright and underprivileged children across 23 Counties in Kenya with sponsorship to attend the four years of secondary school education. The children will also receive leadership training and psychosocial support to offer them the best chances of success.

 

The Foundation also approved funding for a three year project managed by Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) in the Dibate District of Ethiopia. The project aims to achieve year-round food and nutrition security for women, men and children in 378 targeted farming households. CPAR will implement its Farmer Field School (FFS) approach, based on the program of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), to promote conservation agriculture, crop diversification, and tree planting. The project will also support income generating activities and train farmers in collective marketing to better sell their produce on local markets. Nutrition, hygiene and sanitation education is included in the approach.

 

The projects bring to 29 the total number of projects funded by the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 2013.


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