The AllPeopleBeHappy Challenge Grant is a $100,000 matching grant distributed over 3 years. The proposed project or program must be a scale up, expansion, or major “step-out” of the organization’s current operations. Examples being entry into a neighboring country or a new region, an additional program here-to-forth not offered, or building an infrastructure that would impact many people.
In 2023, two Challenge Grants were awarded, one to Project Allianza ($100,000 for 2023-2025) for "Disrupt Generational Rural Poverty in Central America through Community-Led Education," and the other to Little Sisters Fund ($60,000 for 2023-2025) for "Teacher Training Academy."
In 2020, a Challenge Grant ($100,000 over 3 years, 2020-2022) was awarded to Green Empowerment for “Improving Healthcare, Education and Agriculture through Renewable Energy Access in Uganda.”
The previous Challenge Grant was initiated in 2017 ($120,000 over 3 years, 2017-2019) and jointly awarded to LifeNet International (LN) and GEC (Global Emergency Care) for a program to “Transform Emergency Care in the Masaka District of Uganda.”
CHALLENGE GRANT #6
The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has awarded a 3-year (2023-2025) $100,000 Challenge Grant to Project Alianza for expansion into Guatemala training of local women as Community Educators. Since 2014, Project Alianza has provided literacy instruction to 48,000 children living in remote, rural areas of Nicaragua and Honduras, and built 16 schools in Nicaragua. Specifically, Project Alianza will 1) partner with local organizations in Guatemala to co-sponsor and house community educators who will teach reading and writing foundational skills to children either during the school day working along regular schools or after school in tutoring sessions, and (2) infusing rural homes with literacy content by way of radio broadcasts and hands-on activities. The goal for the program is to hire, train, and deplore 3 Community Educators in year 1, and in years 2 and 3, deploy 27 more Community Educators. The hoped-for result is to improve the educational outcomes of 20,000 Guatemalan children through Community Educators and the radio programming.
CHALLENGE GRANT #5
Little Sisters Fund
The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has awarded a 3-year (2023-2025) $60,000 Challenge Grant to Little Sisters Fund for “Teacher Training Academy (TTA),” working in Nepal. Since 2013, Little Sisters Fund (LSF) has been conducting teacher training workshops in child-centered teaching methodologies at Nepali schools. In this step-out project, LSF will be training new teachers at a set location, Niketan Secondary English School in Kathmandu. The program consists of two 3-month long workshops each year for 8 to 10 trainees each, led by lead educator Sangita Adhikara and 3 subject specific trainers. Each teacher-trainee will receive a monthly stipend and a certificate upon completion. The continuation of LSF’s in-school Basic Educator Training program, already impacted well over 100,000 students, coupled with the addition of the Teacher Training Academy will meaningfully influence the Nepali education system.
CHALLENGE GRANT #4
The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has awarded a 3-year (2020-2022) $100,000 Challenge Grant to Green Empowerment for “Improving Healthcare, Education and Agriculture through Renewable Energy Access in Uganda.” This grant will enable Green Empowerment, who has primarily worked in Latin America and Asia, to establish a major presence in Africa by 1) hiring a Uganda Program Coordinator, 2) support a collaborative pilot project with the Power Partnership to provide solar energy to a health facility, 3) complete at least 7 solar installations at health clinics in 3 years, 4) integrate solar energy into other sectors such as education and agriculture, and 5) develop new partnerships to implement community-based renewable energy projects.
CHALLENGE GRANT #3
LifeNet International & Global Emergency Care
A Challenge Grant ($120,000 over 3 years, 2017-2019) has been jointly awarded to LifeNet International (LN) and Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) for a program to “Transform Emergency Care in the Masaka District of Uganda.”
LifeNet International seeks to transform African health centers by implementing best practices in infection prevention, hygiene, postpartum hemorrhage treatment, newborn health, and management. Currently, LN’s conversion franchise model includes nurse training, management training, growth financing, and improve pharmaceutical supply-chain. Since 2011, the network has grown to 86 facility partners across Burundi, Uganda, and DRC.
Founded in 2008, Global Emergency Care Collaborative is a nonprofit organization funded and operated by American board certified emergency physicians. GECC’s goal is to create sustainable, scalable emergency care systems in resource limited countries, and to improve health worker capacity through emergency care education. Currently, GECC runs a 2-year trainthe-trainer program in emergency care for non-physician clinicians in Uganda. Thus far, GECCtrained emergency care practitioners have treated more than 40,000 patients.
The Challenge Grant program entails 1) LN expanding its operations to two new health centers in the Masaka District, 2) GECC and Masaka Hospital hosting 9 didactic trainings per year for 4 or more LN nurse trainers, 3) LN’s nurse trainers will then train 16 health center staff in newly acquired emergency care skills, and 4) LN and GECC working together to plan, implement, and evaluate a new emergency referral system for the outlying health centers within the Masaka District. At the conclusion of the 3-year grant period, LN would have added emergency care into its training curriculum, GECC would have permeated its emergency care methodology into a large region of Uganda, and many lives would have been saved.