Every project we create is open source and designed to be owned and operated by the community, thus allowing its people to be the drivers of their own progression.
Hello World builds solar powered, outdoor Internet kiosks in developing communities. We call them Hello Hubs, and each one gives underprivileged children and adults the power to educate themselves, communicate with others, and share their voices with the global community. Five Hello Hubs have been built so far, one in Nigeria and four in Uganda - and we want to build many more.
Project Our Heroes identifies the members of developing communities who are the most committed and best-positioned to create change, and empowers them to do just that. The program provides these heroes with a basic salary so they can focus on addressing the urgent problems around them, without distraction or hardship.
Find out more about Our Hero Gift, whose organisation Cesved fights to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gender-based violence in Nigeria.
Every month, millions of girls in developing countries are dropping out of school due to a completely natural event: menstruation. But having their period should not result in missing out on education. The reality, however, shows that girls who have no access to sanitary pads feel embarrassed going to school. They rather stay at home than risking being exposed when blood stains their clothes. The simple but very effective solution: handmade, reusable sanitary pads. Projects For All supports rePAD in Uganda in their mission to train girls (and boys) to make sanitary pads, and to educate them on important topics like sexual and reproductive health. rePAD is a project of Imagine Her.
For more information please contact Fiona Komugisha.
Project Hello World, together with our partners, war artist Arabella Dorman and crowdCaster, will support and encourage children in refugee camps across Europe and the Middle East to tell and share their story – and, in that way, give them a chance to rebuild their identity. This is a potential lifeline for children whose lives have been thrown into turmoil and uncertainty, the innocent victims of war and ethnic “cleansing”.
Using painting, photography and audio recordings, the project will establish multisensory art programs to enable the children to share their past, their present and their hopes for the future.
As part of our Refugee Voices programme, Projects For All has launched “A Listening Pilgrimage”, a UK-based initiative which aims to explore attitudes towards refugees in England and Scotland. For more information please visit here.
As part of our Project Bottles to Buildings, we trained village locals to build complete housing structures using only recycled bottles. The bottles were collected from local hotels, restaurants, homes and embassies and were filled with sand to create "mud bricks". The first prototype was built in Kaduna, Nigeria, and is still up and running, and the craft has been carried forward to many communities.
See our Press page for more information.
Through Project Bwari Soap Co. we trained a small number of women in soap and shea butter production and product development. The project set out in 2009 at the Bwari Pottery Village in Nigeria, with modest aspirations to support women with an immediate impact on their own lives. It has since grown from a single idea to the development of a strong community business, creating jobs for local women in the process.