TGUP - Current Projects
Large Projects

Country

Project Name
Project
Cost

Description

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Kenya
18227

Raised to date:
Members of Cal-Nev-Ha Region 16 (Divisions 44, 27, and 7) are building a new classroom for a school in Kenya, bringing in electricity, and refurbishing the school’s Science Lab. The result will be a model school for the Central Highlands area.

We are bigger when we help others, and we’re stronger when we work together. Beyond the classroom itself, that is the big win. Join us!
TGUP Project: Combined Campaign in Kenya
Medium Projects
Kenya
6000

Raised to date:
Kiini Sustainable Initiative, TGUP's Kenyan partner, will build 4 latrines exclusively for the girls at Mucagara Mixed Day Secondary School in Ngariama, Kirinyaga county. Girls end up having to wait in line to use the latrines, often causing them to be late for class. And there is no place to wash up, which is particularly troublesome when a girl has her period. She often ends up skipping school altogether, leading to eventual dropout.

This is one of five different latrine projects in Kenya.
TGUP Project: Mucagara Mixed Day Secondary in Kenya
Brazil
3480

Raised to date:
Above Rio de Janeiro, there are more than 1.5 million people (24% of the population of Rio) who live in favelas (slums). The many residents of the Pavãozinho community don't have any place to gather and the children have no place to play. Alongside our local partner, we will install a playground structure surrounded by an e-garden, a BBQ and benches.
TGUP Project: Pavão Pavãozinho in Brazil
Nepal
6109

Raised to date:
The Nepal Women Community Service Center and the local community will contribute 20% of the cost to install a playground at the Barahachhetra Secondary School. The school has 593 students but no play equipment.
TGUP Project: Barahachhetra School in Nepal
Kenya
4320

Raised to date:
This project will provide the purchase and installation of two cooking jikos for a new kitchen. The kitchen is part of a larger campaign at the Kanjuu Secondary School where TGUP, in partnership with Kiini Sustainable Initiative, will also build a new classroom, refurbish a science lab, and install electricity throughout the entire school.
TGUP Project: Kanjuu Secondary School in Kenya
Multiple
5000

Raised to date:
Associate Sewing Centers benefit from all that an Affiliate Sewing Centerdoes but also includes: funding for capital costs (sewing machines, serger, etc.), on-going funding for kits, and on-going support and training. Click here for more information.
TGUP Project: Save a Girl in Multiple
Small Projects
Multiple
25000

Raised to date:
More than 20 million adolescent girls drop out of school every year because they cannot manage their period. It is probably the greatest preventable loss of human potential in the world.

TGUP’s Save a Girl Project addresses this problem by providing girls with washable, reusable, cloth sanitary pads. A Save a Girl “kit” costs about $6 to make, but they are given free of charge to the girls.
TGUP Project: Menstrual Kits in Multiple
Kenya
100

Raised to date:
Gift a beehive for a family member, friend or loved one. TGUP is placing beehives with local villagers, farmers and schools in Kenya. The bees improve crop production by as much as 500%! For $120, we will install a beehive with a 3"x6” bronze plaque in the name of the person or family you choose. 100% of the cost will go to the beehive and is tax deductible. TGUP will email you a personalized letter and a photo of the hive once it is installed. Our goal is to install 100 beehives.
TGUP Project: Beehives in Kenya
Nicaragua
1412

Raised to date:
TGUP will build a new classroom for the rural community of Luz de Cristo, outside of Tipitapa, Managua. The school does not have any playground or area for the children outside of class. We will install a playground with three structures: a slide, swings with 4 seats and monkey bars.
TGUP Project: Luz de Cristo in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
719

Raised to date:
As part of TGUP's new classroom for the elementary school of Luz de Cristo, solar panels will be installed on both the existing school building as well as on the new classroom. This will allow the students and teachers to see during cloudy days and permit the villagers to use the buildings after school hours for community meetings, adult education, vocational training and the provision of health care by government health staff.
TGUP Project: Luz de Cristo in Nicaragua
Kenya
1814

Raised to date:
This is the second of three components planned for the Kanjuu Secondary School: TGUP also plans to build a new classroom and furnish the existing science lab with shelving and cupboards. The school has electricity to a few rooms but the wiring is old, frayed and dangerous. This project will install electricity throughout the entire school.
TGUP Project: Electricity in Kenya
Kenya
2286

Raised to date:
This is the third of three components planned for the Kanjuu Secondary School: along with a new classroom and electrical installation. This project will provide 3 locking cupboards and 30 shelves for the existing science lab. Once the room is prepared, TGUP will install its first ever Science Lab in a Box (SLaB), which will provide all the materials, supplies, and equipment needed to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
TGUP Project: Science Lab Buildout in Kenya
Kenya
2723

Raised to date:
This is an add-on project to the classroom, electricity and science lab that are currently being funded at the Kanjuu Secondary School. The school does not have any sports facilities for girls - this project will fund both a netball and volleyball court as well as provision equipment and supplies.
TGUP Project: Sports Field in Kenya
Nepal
12000

Raised to date:
TGUP's Save a Girl Sewing Center in Nepal is sewing cloth masks for distribution to local communities. We are raising funds to purchase 12,000 masks to be donated for local medical and emergency personnel. Each mask only costs 25 cents (minimum purchase is $5.00).
TGUP Project: Covid in Nepal
Multiple
1500

Raised to date:
Save a Girl kits are made at TGUP Affiliate Sewing Centers and Associate Sewing Centers in developing world countries. Both types of Centers are independently owned and operated but use TGUP technology, which is provided at no cost. They employ local seamstresses in well-paying, meaningful work helping girls in their own community. Affiliate Sewing Centers benefit from TGUP’s intellectual property and support in logistics. No commitment to fund kits is expected. Click here for more information.
TGUP Project: Save a Girl in Multiple
Nicaragua
2061

Raised to date:
TGUP, in partnership with Seeds of Learning, will build a 16’ x 10’ steel canapy to act as a community baking center. The canopy will have a roof of zinc sheets and a cement floor, which will support a traditional 6.5’ x 6.5’ kiln. This will be used by women in the community to bake traditional baked treats, both for their own families as well as to sell. We expect this to be a source of income for women to help support their families.
TGUP Project: Baking Center in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
1523

Raised to date:
TGUP, in partnership with Seeds of Learning, will build a playground consisting of a swing set with four swings, one slide and climbing bridge (monkey bars). The entire community will benefit from the play area and use it as a place for families to gather.
TGUP Project: Playground in Nicaragua
Gifts
Multiple
6

Save a Girls
gifted to date:
$6 provides one adolescent girl with washable reusable sanitary supplies so she can manage her period and stay in school. Each kit lasts for three years.
TGUP Project: Menstrual Kits in Multiple
Kenya
120

Beehives
gifted to date:
A $120 beehive provides pollination to boost crop yields 2–4x. Each hive comes with a personalized plaque naming the person honored.
TGUP Project: Beehives in Kenya
Indonesia
100

Food Packages
gifted to date:
$100 will provide 4 severely malnourished young children, or 4 nursing mothers and their babies, with essential food supplements for a month in Bali.
TGUP Project: Supplements for Children in Indonesia
Kenya
300

Water Tanks
gifted to date:
$300 will purchase and install a 3,000 liter water tank and roof catchment system in a drought striken area in Meru, Kenya.
TGUP Project: Meru Community in Kenya
Nepal
10

Maskss
gifted to date:
$10 provides washable, reusable COVID masks for 40 people in Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, or India.
TGUP Project: Covid in Nepal
Indonesia
275

Bamboo Shelters
gifted to date:
On Oct 16, 2021, an earthquake struck East Bali and completely destroyed houses and latrine buildings. $275 will provide a bamboo structure for a family who lost everything.
TGUP Project: Bamboo Home in Indonesia
Indonesia
100

New Toilets
gifted to date:
$100 will provide an open-air toilet for multiple families to use after the Oct 2021 earthquake destroyed their homes. Each toilet will be enclosed with tarpaulin, have a seat and be connected by a pipe to a septic field.
TGUP Project: Toilets in Indonesia

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