News

23 April 2014
Three new projects approved for funding in March

 

The Addax and Oryx Foundation Board granted funding to three new projects at its March 2014 Meeting.

 

Azafady UK, a British registered charity, will receive funding from the Foundation for a holistic two-year project in South East Madagascar. The project aims to diversify the livelihood strategies of 3,000 vulnerable people, improving nutritional and respiratory health, increasing resilience to climate change and reducing deforestation in one of the poorest regions of the country. The project includes training in bee keeping and honey production, dissemination and planting of agro-forestry trees, and the construction and use of fuel efficient stoves.

 

The Foundation also approved funding for a two-year project led by 1001 fontaines pour demain, a French non-profit association. The project aims to provide two villages in North East Madagascar with access to affordable and safe drinking water through the installation of two clean-water production stations, with production and distribution managed through a social entrepreneurship model.

 

Finally, a grant was awarded to Impact Network, an international non-profit organisation, for a two-year project that aims to extend quality education to upper-primary school children, aged 11 – 15, in rural Zambia. Two e-learning classrooms will be built and equipped with the eSchool 360 System at two of the organisation’s 10 schools in the country, which currently cater to lower primary school grades. The organisation aims to increase school attendance by 10% between 2014 – 2015 and achieve test results that are 10% higher than the government average. The eSchool 360 system is a holistic educational system based on the Zambian curriculum and translated into eight local languages that provides high quality education at a low cost using e-learning hardware (tablets and a projector), solar electricity and an active program.

 

These projects bring to 33 the total number of projects funded by the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 2014.


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