Dr Kakenya Ntaiya has set up a school where parents must agree that their girls will not undergo the tribal ritual of circumcision and will not be married before they finish school. The Kakenya Center for Excellence has already transformed the lives of more than 230 young women in Kenya Africa through education. Some of the girls have studied in Australia and directors were told about it this week at an Ashurst luncheon- an inspiring story including how Kakenya agreed to have the circumcision ritual so other girls would not have to undergo it.https://www.kakenyasdream.org
Wildlife crime is sweeping the planet. The illegal trafficking of wildlife is now one of the world?s largest criminal industries, with repeated links to terrorism networks.
Modern-day poachers have evolved and routinely utilise military tactics and equipment to kill high-target species, such as elephants, rhinos and gorillas. The non-profit International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has established a Ranger Training Academy to instruct wildlife rangers, both men and women, in military tactics to hunt the poachers. The legendary primatologist Jane Goodall is an IAPF patron. Unmanned drones are refitted with night-vision technology to track intruders. The IAPF is now registered in four separate countries across southern and east Africa, and the rangers help protect the animals within nearly three million hectares of wilderness every day. www.iapf.org
Open Road Alliance has launched a low-interest loan to offer NFP's access to working capital and credit lines understanding that the goal isn't just money making, but to benefit society at large. Organisations can now apply for assistance and receive a below-market rate loan with a maximum two-year window for return. Open Road is encouraging other foundations and impact investors to develop their own funding mechanisms to better serve the needs of nonprofits and social enterprises working for impact. www.fastcompany.com/40534806/when-nonprofits-have-a-financial-emergency-theres-now-a-fund-to-bail-them-out