The solution to Africa’s problem is not aid or charity and will not come from outside! There are thousands of local activists who offer effective, realistic solution, based on their intimate understanding of the local problems. But these initiatives are often blocked by a discriminative funding system which is evidently biased towards top-down, western led, costly projects.
We are committed to help small grassroots organizations to achieve their goals and bring real change to African people and nature. Therefore, in the last couple of weeks we ran two workshops with local activists in Kampala and in Lira (Northern Uganda), teaching them to better understand and write funding proposals. This was only the beginning of our commitment to support their efforts. We are now working to organize a network of people that will offer to help editing and/or proofreading their future grant proposals, helping African activists overcome language barriers put in place by the international funding system.
We are inviting anyone who wants to help and has good English writing skills to contact us through our inbox. We will let you know when proposals arrive and you can respond according to availability.