TGUP - Current Projects
Large Projects

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Project Name
Project
Cost

Description

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Kenya
18207

Raised to date:
The Kiahuko Primary School has 454 students and 9 classrooms, but only two of the rooms are considered 'permanent'. The other 7 all have dirt floors, holes in the walls and roof. This project will construct a new 28'x28' classroom.
TGUP Project: Kiahuko Primary School in Kenya
Kenya
11019

Raised to date:
As part of the 8 project renovation of the Kiahuko Primary School, a new 30'x15' kitchen will be built. This will provide space for cooking, a storage room for food, gutters on the building, and a new 5,000 water tank. A separate project will fund two cooking vats, called jikos. The school cannot currently safely cook in the existing kitchen for the 450+ students and staff.
TGUP Project: Kiahuko Primary School in Kenya
Tanzania
12980

Raised to date:
Working with Humanity for Children and the local Women's Work Collective, TGUP will fund the construction of a new 30'x30' building to house the Save a Girl sewing center. The new building will also have three storefronts for women-led businesses. The land has been granted to Humanity for Children from the local Village Council and the Women's Work Collective.
TGUP Project: New Building Construction in Tanzania
Medium Projects
Kenya
5949

Raised to date:
In coordination with building a new kitchen for the Kiahuko Primary School, TGUP will fund the installation of two cooking vats, called jikos. This will allow the school to give the 450+ students and staff a mid-day meal that consists of more than just porridge. Each jiko will be connected to a chimney to expel the smoke and provide for a safe environment.
TGUP Project: Kiahuko Primary School in Kenya
Kenya
4576

Raised to date:
The 450+ students at Kiahuko Primary School only have a large empty field to play in. This project will install 1 seesaw, 1 slides, 1 sets of swings (with 4 seats each), and 1 set of climbing bars. All the equipment will be made locally by a metal craftsman and be made out of heavy gauge metal to ensure durability and strength.
TGUP Project: Kiahuko Primary School in Kenya
Tanzania
6900

Raised to date:
TGUP, in partnership with International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment, will fund the installation of 100 stoves homes in 12 different Maasai villages. Ten Maasai women will also be trained as expert installers, ggiving them meaningful employment. This project will place vented chimney stoves into each home preventing smoke inhalation and illness. 25 children per thousand die before the age of five of lung related ailments from inhaling the stove smoke.
TGUP Project: Maasai in Tanzania
Guatemala
5851

Raised to date:
TGUP recently built a new kitchen for the Las Ruinas School in Guatemala. This project will now allow for a computer lab and multimedia room to be equipped. The school currently does not have any computers. The lack of computers and Internet hampers both the teachers' ability to create lesson plans as well as the students, who are not prepared to enter the work force without any computer skills. This project will provide the school with 10 refurbished computers, a new multifunctional printer, a new multimedia projector, 10 UPS backup batteries, five multiple outlets, two electrical extensions, chairs, and tables.
TGUP Project: Las Ruinas School in Guatemala
Nepal
6521

Raised to date:
TGUP, in partnership with the Nepal Women’s Community Service Center (NWCSC), will construct a 17’ x 18’ classroom that will be built as an extension to an existing building. The addition will be made with brick walls, a cement floor, and flat plaster roof. The room will have 4 windows and one door.
TGUP Project: Shree Ratri Primary School in Nepal
Nepal
6041

Raised to date:
Some of the buildings at the Shree Sani Ambapur Primary School were damaged in the 2015 earthquake such that the students and staff do not feel safe. TGUP, in partnership with the Nepal Women’s Community Service Center (NWCSC), will construct a 30’ x 15’ second-story classroom for the school. The addition will be made with brick walls, a cement floor, and sheet metal roof.
TGUP Project: Sani Ambapur School in Nepal
Kenya
2500

Raised to date:
After renovating the science lab room, TGUP will install a Science Lab in a Box (SLaB). This will provide all the equipment, materials, and supplies needed for the school to teach practical Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Ngungu has 142 students who will benefit from the SLaB which will allow them to continue to university studies. The school and community are contributing 35% of the total cost of the project.
TGUP Project: Ngungu Secondary School in Kenya
Small Projects
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 $90, 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
Indonesia
100

Raised to date:
TGUP Project: Supplements for Children in Indonesia
Kenya
300

Raised to date:
Working with CIFORD (Community Initiatives for Rural Development), TGUP will supply 3,000-liter water tanks to the Meru community. Each 3,000-liter tank costs $300 and includes a roof water catchment system and installation. The community often has erractic and unpredictable rainfall so these tanks will allow for a steady supply of water.
TGUP Project: Meru Community in Kenya
Multiple
2000

Raised to date:
Save a Girl kits are made at TGUP Sewing Centers in Kenya, Nepal, and Tanzania. The 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. Click here to find out more about TGUP's Sewing Centers.
TGUP Project: Save a Girl in Multiple
Kenya
2075

Raised to date:
The Kiahuko Primary School only has electricity to one staffroom. This project will install electricity throughout the entire school, including the new kitchen that will be built. This will allow for instruction even on cloudy days.
TGUP Project: Kiahuko Primary School in Kenya
Multiple
20000

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
Tanzania
1800

Raised to date:
This is one of three projects to support the Maasai who live in the Moduli District of Tanzania. Funded separately, ten Maasai women will be trained to install smoke-free stoves and solar microgrids. These micro-grids power lights and electricity in the huts where the Maasai live. This allows for activities inside the huts after dark as well as protects livestock from predators.
TGUP Project: Maasai in Tanzania
Guatemala
1946

Raised to date:
This project will fund locally made playground equipment for the Las Ruinas School. TGUP recently also built a kitchen for this same school. The playground will include three structures: a slide, a swing set with 4 swings, and a set of monkey bars. The community donation will bring down TGUP's cost down to $1,946
TGUP Project: Las Ruinas School in Guatemala
India
2400

Raised to date:
This project will fund a computer Braille system for the school for the Jagriti School for the Blind Girls in Pune, India. This a residential school for visually impaired girls with 100 girls pursuing education from 1st to 12th grades. Up to the 4th grade, the girls learn in Marathi Braille, which is the language of the state of Maharashtra. From 5th grade onwards, they learn in Unified English Braille, which is the Braille system used throughout the English speaking world.
TGUP Project: School for Blind Girls in India
Tanzania
100

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TGUP Project: Maasai Home in Tanzania
Nepal
960

Raised to date:
This project will install a new water filtration system for the Mahendra Bhawan Secondary Boarding School in the Kathmandu Valley. The school has 250 students, and 36 staff members. The current water system is so old that the water is unsafe and causing illness.
TGUP Project: Mahendra Bhawan School in Nepal
Nepal
720

Raised to date:
The Buddha Vision Academy in Dhading, Nepal has 300 students but no access to clean drinking water. The students and staff frequently become sick from water borne illnesses. According to data from the Department of Health Service in Nepal, about 3,500 children die each year due to water-borne diseases. This project installed a new water filtration system to provide clean water for drinking and school use.
TGUP Project: Buddha Vision Academy in Nepal
US
400

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Thanks to MedShare, a 501c3 humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world, TGUP was able to acquire a large inventory of supplies at no cost that will be sent to Tanzania. Our partner there has a mobile health clinic that will use the supplies for the families surrounding Loibor-Siret. The $400 is to help cover the shipping fees.
TGUP Project: Mobile Health Clinic in US
Gifts
Kenya
$90

Beehives
gifted to date:
A $90 beehive provides pollination to boost crop yields 2–4x. Each hive comes with a personalized plaque naming the person honored and will be installed on a farm, at a school, or in a village in Kenya.
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
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
Tanzania
$108

Maasai homes
gifted to date:
This gift of light funds the installation of electricity for one Maasai home. The Massai live in bomas, which are groups of family homes in a settlement. Most do not have any running water, sanitation facilities, or electricity.
TGUP Project: Maasai Home in Tanzania

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