It has been a busy few months at The Give It Forward Trust. Here is a short update on our progress to date:
- I was invited to speak about our philanthropic initiative and approach to an offsite organised by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and WISE (philanthropic advisor) in Verbier end of August.
- I also was invited to speak about GIFT and our vision at a philanthropic masterclass which I had attended the previous year, held in Geneva.
we are currently in the final stages of due diligence with the following organisations:
- The Lotus Flower – this organisation provides women and girls impacted by conflict and displacement with the tools and opportunities they need to rebuild their lives. https://thelotusflower.org
- Edulution – Edulution has developed an innovative learning platform to enable marginalised primary school children in Africa to catch up on their numeracy and literacy learning. It uses a unique mix of technology, enterprising coaches and evidence-based analytics to effectively deliver these courses in Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. https://www.edulution.org
we are starting due diligence with the following organisation:
- Surfers Not Street Children in South Africa. The SNSC’s model fuses surfing, mentorship and mental health services to empower street children to transform their lives. https://www.surfnotstreets.org
Pipeline & News
- I continue to attend as many seminars as I can on philanthropy where each time i discover potential impactful organisations.
- I have spoken to a few large foundations with similar missions in order to share ideas and funding opportunities.
- I am currently creating a list of potential NGOs to due diligence.
- I am refining our due diligence process as well as our monitoring and evaluation process.
- I am still discussing with Epic foundations on ways to share their philanthropic knowledge with GIFT.
Monitoring & Evaluation
- CAMFED commitment of USD83,000 over three years- despite the difficult conditions in Tanzania under Covid, the CAMFED project of providing school support to 366 marginalised girls in rural Tanzania is on track. The project delivers exceptional results both in terms of school attendance (92%) and results (94% of girls supported in lower secondary school either progressed to the next form of education or completed their lower secondary school and joined the alumni CAMA network).