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Previous Grants Received
American International Women's Club of Genoa (AIWC) - (June 2010) provided funding for a well on the school property so that the school is assured a constant, free supply of water for a farm. We are currently seeking further funding to complete a farm that could grow almost all the food the school needed to provide lunch each day. This is one of several sustainable projects that can be managed by the community and continue without a large amount of outside funding that the EAC is pursuing.
Open Society Institute (OSI) - (November 2009) general support of the East African Center
National AIDS Control Council (NACC) - (August 2009) through the initiative and leadership of Mohamed Said, Head Community Health Worker, the EAC was just awarded a grant from the Kenyan National AIDS Control Council (NACC). This grant will provide necessary training and supplies for CHWs to test, council, and treat individuals with HIV/AIDS in their villages and homes. The grant also provides for the surveying of the furthest area of the Takaungu sub-location, called Mavunei.
Finally, through the fulfillment of this grant and the expansion of the CHW program, the CHW program will be realigned to meet Kenyan Ministry standards and to work in conjunction with the public CHW program instead of as a parallel service. This is just one way that the EAC is partnering with and expanding the capacity of public services systems to provide sustainable access to health and education.
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) - (May 2009) grant including 100 laptops and funding to bring the laptops into three classrooms of VSJ students. This grant was awarded to a team of students at the University of Washington and the New School.
West Foundation (Dec 2007 and Dec 2008) - grant awarded for the continuation of the Community Health Worker (CHW) program.
Gates Foundation (2007) - grant awarded for the Health Clinic and Health programs.
Seattle Rotary - numerous grants awarded for the school, including the building of classrooms.
Broadwaters Foundation, Katie Spencer (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) - continued support of the services provided by the East African Center.
Outstanding Grant Proposals
The International Foundation - (June 2010) requesting funding for 90 XO laptops from One Laptop Per Child to ensure that the 3 classes of students who have latops now are able to keep them and that the next 3 grades are able to have their own. This grant would also provide for electricity to the newest two classrooms and solar panels to be added to the classrooms so the electricty could be used as a back up.
SMEC Foundation - (June 2010) requesting funding to support the expansion and realignment of the Community Health Worker program in partnership with the National AIDS Control Council of Kenya.
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