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Project #
ID #4130
2024 Cameroon School Supplies
Bomaka Primary School has 487 students but many did not have the required school supplies to do their homework. Many went without or had to share the basics: pens, pencils, rulers, exercise books, etc. This project funded supplies so every student will have what they need, which will improve attendance and performance.
Bulk supplies
New supplies

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #4120
2024 Cameroon Classroom Furniture
In addition to funding new latrines and school supplies for the 487 students at Bomaka Primary School, TGUP also funded 30 new desks, 4 large tables, and 4 chairs. Previously, 4-5 students shared a desk meant for two, and some students end up sitting on the floor in the back of the classroom. This made for difficult learning.
Shared old desks
New desks

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3920
2024 Kenya Classroom Furniture
TGUP has just finished construction of a new 28' x 28' classroom for the Mwiyogo School. Classroom furniture was also needed for the new classroom as well as to replace some of the broken desks/chairs. This project provided funding for 35 desks with lockable storage and attached benches, and one desk/chair for the teacher.
Old desks
New desks

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3810
2024 Kenya Playground
This is one of 9 projects that TGUP completed for the Mwiyogo School in Kenya. Local craftsmen built and installed 2 sets of slides, 2 set of seesaws, 2 sets of swings with 4 seats each, and 2 set of jungle bars. The children used to play in a dirt field and did not have any play equipment. Children need to play!
Kenya - Mwiyogo School
New playground!
Dirt field
Happy children

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #4220
2024 Kenya Shoes Meru County
Over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from soil transmitted diseases, 600,000 in Kenya alone. Without shoes, children sometimes can't go to school as the walk is too difficult on their feet. These 'shoes that grow' can expand through 5 sizes, keep children healthy, and allow them to go to school. Each pair costs only $25. This project provided for 100 pairs of schools for the children at Lubuathirua Primary School in Kenya.
Primary students
Students with shoes

TGUP Partner: CIFORD

Project #
ID #4160
2024 Tanzania Traditional Birth Attendants
This program provided funding for 120 Maasai Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) to be trained in providing safe births. The multi-day sessions included training by a nurse/mid-wife educator. Each TBA was also given a safe birthing kit to bring home and is expected to attend at least 2 births per month in their villages.
Training session
TBA graduate

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #4140
2024 Multiple Countries Save a Girl January
Many schools in Africa and Asia were closed for the holidays until mid-January so not as many Save a Girl kits were distributed as typically are. Even with schools being closed, 1,848 kits were donated to girls, along with the accompanying education, in 3 countries (Kenya: 1,396, Cameroon: 152, and Tanzania: 300).
Multiple Countries - Save a Girl January 2024
Why Save a Girl?
Cameroon
Kenya
Project #
ID #4110
2024 Cameroon Science Lab in a Box
Bolifamba High School in Buea has 576 students but NO science lab. The students had to go to another school nearby to do experiments. Once TGUP offered the Science Lab in a Box, the school paid to renovate a room to use as a science lab.Then a SLaB was provided so now they have everything they need to succeed in science.
New lab room
Doing experiments

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #4080
2024 Multiple Countries Soccer Equipment
Thanks to a generous donation of AYSO soccer clothing and equipment, almost 150 underserved children in Appalachia, 64 in Kenya, and 54 at a needy school in the Kabalagala slum in Uganda, were given soccer uniforms and practice equipment. In addition, 20 balls were given to 10 schools in Uganda and Kenya.
Brevard, NC
Kenya
Project #
ID #4020
2024 Uganda Boys' Latrines
The boys' latrines at the Kyetume Primary school were demolished and new ones built over the existing pit, which was still in good condition. There are now 7 stalls with two entry/exit doors. The new building is made out of plastered brick. The girls' latrines were recently redone so this will be for the 190 boys and male staff.
Old toilets
New toilets

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #4000
2024 Kenya Water Main
TGUP recently installing gutters on all classrooms that drain into water tanks at the Mwiyogo School. To ensure a steady supply of water, connection to the city water needed to be completed. This project installed 100 meters of piping and connected them to two 5,000 liter water tanks. This was one of 9 projects at this school.
Trench to water main
Tanks + water

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3980
2024 Uganda Electricity
The Kaswa Primary school is a government-run school with 294 students (108 girls and 186 boys) and 8 teachers. This project installed electricity for the entire school (there was not any electricity previously). When it is late in the day or cloudy, it was hard for the students to read and see the chalkboard.
Dark classroom
Lights are on

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3960
2024 Uganda Electricity
Balita Lwogi Primary School is an integrated school for children with special needs. The school has 626 pupils, 45 of whom have special needs. They have kindergarten to 7th grade with 9 teachers. One of the teachers is blind and is in charge of the pupils with special needs. This project installed electricity to the school.
Dark classroom
New lights

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3910
2024 Kenya Jikos
TGUP built a new kitchen for the Mwiyogo School (one of 9 projects). Previously, the meals were cooked over an open flame in a wooden shed. This project installed two double chamber jikos (cooking vats) in the new kitchen. This will allow for multiple items to be cooked simulatanously (maize, beans, etc.) for their midday meal.
New jikos
Old kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3880
2024 Kenya Shoes
More than 600,000 children in Kenya do not have shoes or wear shoes that do not fit. Their feet are often injured, making them vulnerable to diseases and parasites. This project funded 130 pairs of 'shoes that grow', which are made from sturdy rubber and are adjustable to 5 sizes so the children can wear the same pair for years.
Mwiyogo students
Kiahuko students

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3860
2024 Kenya Electricity
Most of the classrooms at the Mwiyogo Primary School didn't have electricity and those that did had wiring that was so old that it was dangerous. We installed new electrical lines for the entire school, including outdoor security lights, and power to the new kitchen. Students can now read indoors even when cloudy outside.
Dark classroom
New lights

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3840
2024 Kenya Gutters and Tanks
This project installed gutters on all 6 classrooms, funded one additional 5,000 liter water tank, and connected all the gutters to the school's 5 tanks. The gutters drain into the tanks, which were placed on cement slabs. This, along with the connection to the city water (another project) will ensure a steady water supply.
New tanks
Gutters + tanks

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3790
2024 Kenya Kitchen Water
A new 30x15' kitchen was built at the Mwiyogo School. This project provided for roof gutters to be installed and connected to a 5,000 liter water tank. This will ensure a steady supply of water for the kitchen for cooking and cleaning. Jikos (cooking vats) and electricity were also installed as a separate project.
Inside old kitchen
New gutters + tank

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3780
2024 Kenya New Kitchen
This was part of a complete renovation for the Mwiyogo Mixed Day Primary School which included a new classroom, latrines, electricity, water. etc. This project built a new 30'x15' kitchen, including a storeroom, and gutters connected to a 5,000 water tank. A separate project funded the cooking vats (called jikos).
Outside old kitchen
New kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3770
2024 Kenya New Classroom
Mwiyogo Mixed Day Primary School is a public school that started with 5 pupils in 1966. Enrollment increased to more than 400 but because of the crumbling infrastructure, the school had to limit the number of students to 327. This project built a new 28'x28' classroom which will allow for additional students to enroll.
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #4050
2023 Multiple Countries Donations
During TGUP's visit to Africa in September, circumstances arose that required immediate attention. Donations were made on the spot and included medical assistance to an orphanage in Uganda, first aid kits in Kenya, school supplies for a special needs school, and food supplements to those in need.
Malaria treatment
First aid kit
Project #
ID #4010
2023 Uganda Food supplements
The Kangulumira Parents' School is a rural school run by the community. There are 150 students in a 4 room papyrus reed building (no latrines). The children receive a midday porridge made from sugar and cornflour mixed with water. This provided funding for one term's worth of food including more nutritious meals with beans.
Daily gruel
Beans supplement

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3970
2023 Cameroon School Supplies
The 308 children at ROSA Primary School did not have the necessary supplies to do their homework. They had to share pencils, erasers, notebooks, etc. This project gave each student 4 pens, 4 pencils, a ruler, 2 erasers, and 5 exercise books. The teachers also received a year's worth of chalk, and toilet paper.
Students with supplies
Happy students

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3950
2023 Kenya Soap for Save a Girl
TGUP's very first sewing center, in Nyeri, has now produced and distributed over 50,000 Save a Girl kits. Each kit contains a bar of soap to ensure the kit is properly cared for. This year, TGUP provided funds for 20,000 bars of soap.
Kit recipient
Soap with kit

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3940
2023 Kenya Science Lab Renovation
The two science rooms at the Kiamwathi Secondary School were in dire shape. Everything needed renovating: the floors, walls, water and gas lines, workbenches, etc. This project provided for all new flooring, windows, 9 cement workbenches, integrated water and gas, and more. TGUP's Science Lab in a Box will soon be installed.
Original room
Renovated lab

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3930
2023 Uganda Home Refurbishment
14yr old Angel is severely mentally and physically disabled after having untreated malaria when she was 7. Her mother abandoned her so her grandmother cares for her. They lived outside under a tarp as their one room home had holes in the walls and roof. We renovated the building so now they have a safe and comfortable place.
Old home
New home

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3830
2023 Uganda Hygiene Kits
Many children in Uganda have never had any of their own hygiene supplies and end up sharing toothbrushes, etc. This provided 150 hygiene kits that were given to a school child in Uganda. Each kit contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, nail clippers, soap, wash cloth, and tube of vaseline. All the items are contained in a mesh carrying bag.
Children with kits
Group recipients

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3820
2023 Uganda Shoes
Over 1.5 billion people suffer from soil transmitted diseases worldwide. Without shoes, children are especially vulnerable to diseases and parasites that can cause illness and even death. These 'shoes that grow' keep children healthy and allow them to stay in school. This funded 100 pairs of shoes for school children in Uganda.
Bukolwa Primary
Nsawo Primary

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3800
2023 Kenya Clay stoves
This project provided 200 energy efficient clay stoves to Kenyan families. The amount of wood that used to only last 8 hours will now last one full week. This cuts down the time needed to collecting wood to 1/20th of what it was, many fewer trees will be cut down, and the air in the homes will be much cleaner.
Stove recipeints
Clay stoves

TGUP Partner: CIFORD

Project #
ID #3760
2023 Kenya Science Lab in a Box
After doing a complete renovation of the science lab at the Githage Secondary School, a Science Lab in a Box was be funded. This allows the students going in to their national exams to have the necessary equipment to properly conduct experiments. The students will now be able to qualify to continue to university studies.
Renovated lab
New supplies

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3740
2023 Guatemala Desks and Chairs
Nueva Esperanza La Gloria is a remote rural community with one school of 103 students from preschool through sixth grade. The infrastructure condition is very poor. The most urgent need is the procurement of 80 students’ desks. Many students end up sitting on the floor or sharing a seat - not at all conducive to learning.
Sharing desks
New desks

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #3730
2023 Kenya Playground Equipment
TGUP recently completed a major renovation of the Karatina Special Needs School in Kenya. Next, we added a second set of swings and a slide structure with two slides and two sets of stairs. The school also requested a second sewing machine for their vocational center as sewing has become so popular with the students.
New slides
New swings

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3720
2023 Nepal Hall Renovation
The Takshishila Academy, located in Kathmandu, holds classes from nursery school to high school. They offer programs in science, management, and humanities. This project renovated the existing hall so it can now be used for both academic and community meetings. Little Sisters Fund, our Nepalese partner, covered 50% of the cost.
Crowded hall before
Renovated space

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3710
2023 Uganda Science Lab in a Box
The Ssaku Secondary School has 529 students and 41 teachers. They have a nice science lab but almost all supplies and equipment were broken or depleted. This project funded the installation of TGUP's Science Lab in a Box so the students and faculty have everything they need to do experiments in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
New equipment
Experiments

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3700
2023 Kenya Save a Girl Nyeri 23
The Nyeri Sewing Center has made over 50,000 kits since opening in 2007. They recently moved to a larger facility and hired more seamstresses. This allowed them to produce more than 14,000 kits in 2023, of which 3,263 were donated in Nyeri county. They have also started making other items to sell in the local markets.
Thunguma Primary
Gaturiri Primary

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3690
2023 Tanzania Desks and Chairs
Humanity for Children, TGUP's partner in Tanzania, just finished building a classroom for Oltepeleki School, near Loibor-Siret. A latrine and water catchment system were also added. The school now has a total of 2 classrooms. This project funded 35 desks and chairs. Prior to this, the children sat on branches on the dirt floor.
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3680
2023 Tanzania Stoves: Phase 5
This project funded 30 smoke-reducing stoves for Maasai homes. The stoves are connected to a chimney to expel the smoke. Maasai women cook with an open fire in the middle of an unventilated hut made of sticks and mud. This is dangerous and extremely unhealthy. Many children die from lung problems due to inhaling the smoke.
New stove
Chimney on roof

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3670
2023 Uganda Science Lab in a Box
The Good Samaritan High School in Kyanukuzi, Uganda, has 305 students (120 boys and 185 girls). TGUP recently funded new locking cabinets for safe storage of supplies. This prompted the school to move the entire science lab into a better room which was then specifically renovated in preparation for TGUP's Science Lab in a Box.
New science lab
New equipment

TGUP Partner: Good Samaritan

Project #
ID #3660
2023 Kenya Save a Girl Muranga 23
Muranga county in Kenya has more than 50% unemployment. Many families do not have the money to pay for sanitary supplies for their daughters so they end up staying home from school when they have their period. Through our partner, we donated 1,120 kits to girls in schools. They now have what they need to graduate.
Karugiro Primary
Iruri Primary

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3650
2023 India Software for Blind Students
Two schools (Jagriti and Zende Patil) in Pune, received a new innovative technology solution called "Talking Map". These schools cater to underprivileged and orphans and the visually impaired. This 3D technology and "Talking Pen" helps learn by touch, feel, and sound. The schools also receive instruction and follow-up support.
Visually-impaired
Software in use

TGUP Partner: Arham Charities

Project #
ID #3640
2023 Kenya Save a Girl Laikipia 23
In 2023, kits were distributed to 6,955 girls in the county of Laikipia at 44 different primary and secondary schools. These girls now have a better chance in life since the kits provide them with sanitary supplies they need to stay in school. Pregnancies are down by 93% at the schools where they receive kits.
Nyariginu Secondary
Naibor Secondary

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3630
2023 Kenya Save a Girl Kirinyaga 23
TGUP's first sewing center in Kenya opened in 2017. This center has sewn over 50,000 kits and helped open two other sewing centers - one in Uganda and one in Tanzania. In 2023, they donated 3,185 kits at 20 different primary and secondary Schools. All girls received education on the use of the kits, menstrual health, etc.
Githage Secondary
Githage girls

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3620
2023 Kenya Science Lab in a Box
TGUP recently renovated the science room and funded new stools and tables for the Njengu Mixed Day Secondary School. TGUP's Science Lab in a Box was then installed to provide the remaining equipment and supplies needed. The school's 300 students have everything they need to do practical experiments and continue on to college.
Students doing test
Practical experiment

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3610
2023 Nepal Water Purification
Global Vision English Boarding School was opened in 2004 and has 700+ students and 23 teachers. There was no potable water at school so the students had to bring water from home or go without. We installed a water filtration system and a large storage tank so there will always be clean drinking water for the students and staff.
Students
Filtered water

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3600
2023 Kenya Science Lab in a Box
Nyeri Farm View Academy had a functioning science lab but they didn't have the equipment and supplies they needed, and could not afford to buy them. This project installed our Science Lab in a Box. The 359 students now do science experiments in physics, chemistry, and biology, allowing them to be on track to go on to college.
New equipment
Staff with supplies

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3590
2023 Nepal Playground
Bhupu Sainik English Boarding School has 400 students from nursery school to 12th grade. The school had a large courtyard but no play equipment at all for the younger children. We installed swings, slides, and a seesaw. The school covered half the cost and the other half was funded by Sofie Patzer. Thank you, Sofie!
Nepal - Bhupu Sainik School
Children playing
Building seesaw
New swings

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3580
2023 Nepal Save a Girl NP 23
The sewing center in Dang, Nepal, started with 3 machines. Now they have 19 and have trained more than 200 women to sew. In 2023, they distributed 2,550 kits in 17 different schools. The center has become self-sufficent by producing many items for the local markets including baby blankets, dresses, and carrying bags.
Dang Primary
Janjagriti Secondary

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #3570
2023 USA Library
Sheridan Elementary School is in a rural area near Sacramento, California. The school has a high percentage of students for whom English is a second language. The entire school receives federally-funded lunches. TGUP funded new books and a bookshelf for the library since they do not receive any funding at all for the library.
School
New bookshelf

TGUP Partner: Lincoln Kiwanis

Project #
ID #3560
2023 Nepal Science Lab in a Box
The Narayan Jan Secondary School, in the suburbs of Kathmandu, has 428 students and 22 teachers. They have a nice science lab but were lacking the necessary equipment to perform the required experiments. This Science Lab in a Box was funded by Automation Anywhere Customers. Thank you, AA!
Studying specimens
Performing experiment

TGUP Partner: Sunsar Maya

Project #
ID #3550
2023 Nepal Playground
Mahakali Secondary School, northeast of Kathmandu, has 367 students in grades with 17 teaching staff and 2 non-teaching staff. This project installed 2 slides, 2 swingsets, 2 seesaws, a merry-go-round, and an 8' trampoline specifically for the younger students. The school covered 62% of the cost of the equipment and labor.
New structures
Swings

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3540
2023 Kenya Science Lab Renovation
The Githage Mixed Day Secondary School had one science room but it lacked the infrastructure for practical experiments. We renovated the room and built a 12’ x 24’ extension to the existing classroom converting it into a science lab with a prep room. Electricity and water were also installed.
Old lab
Renovated lab

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3530
2023 Tanzania Save a Girl TZ 23
This is the second year that the TGUP sewing center in Tanzania has been making kits. This year, they produced 1,694 kits and distributed them to 26 primary and secondary schools. TGUP recently purchased additional equipment so they can increase their capacity. They also make other items to sell in the local market.
Loibor Siret
Narakauwo Primary

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3520
2023 Guatemala Playground
TGUP's NGO partner in Guatemala, Seeds of Learning, has constructed two new classrooms for the Nuevo Eden School but the 146 students needed a playground. The children only had an open dirt field to play in, which was difficult during the 9 month wet season. We put in a new playground with a slide, monkey bars, and swings.
Guatemala - Nuevo Eden School
New playground
Prior play area
New playground

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #3510
2023 Guatemala Playground
TGUP recently funded two new classrooms for the Las Flores School in Peten. With our partner, Seeds of Learning, we built a playground for the 107 students. The playground includes swings, a slide, and a climbing structure. Research has shown that children perform better in school when they are given time and a place to play.
Happy children
New playground

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #3500
2023 Cameroon Students' Supplies
TGUP recently funded a new classroom and furniture for the Ndongo Primary School in Buea. Previously, the 895 students were crammed into 6 inadequate classrooms. Many could not attend because they lacked the basic supplies (pencils, a sharpener, pens, exercise books, etc.). This project funded supplies for over 300 children.
New backpacks
New school supplies

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3490
2023 Kenya Food for Students
With our Kenyan partner we donated 5 week's worth of food supplies for Rurichu Primary School's 171 students, many of whom go to school hungry. This project funded the ingredients needed for the mid-day meal of githeri (maize, and beans cooked in oil). Sufficient oil, beans, corn, and onions were provided for over 4,000 meals.
Delivering food
Students with lunch

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3480
2023 Uganda Save a Girl UG 23
The Uganda sewing center, located an hour north of Kampala in Nsawo, was opened in October, 2023 to make Save a Girl kits. They produced and donated, always free of charge, 1,433 kits in 2023. They have trained multiple seamstresses and, in addition to SaG kits, have plans make cloth bags, baby clothing and reusable diapers
Bukolwa School
Happy recipients

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3470
2023 Uganda Sewing Center Generator
TGUP recently opened a new sewing center in Nsawo, Uganda. The building has solar power but it is insuffiient to provide enough electricity for the sewing machines during the frequent periods of power outages. This project purchased a new generator and provided for six months of fuel, allowing for a consistent power supply.
Seamstresses
New generator

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3460
2023 Nepal Playground
Sarva Santi Secondary School is in Chitwan, in the south of Nepal near the border with India. The school was established in 2007 and runs from pre-K through 12th grade. There are 1,074 students with 30 teaching staff and 7 supporting staff. The students did not have any play equipment. The community covered 60% of the cost.
Equipment delivery
Happy children

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3450
2023 Kenya Stools and Tables
TGUP recently funded a large renovation of the science room at Njengu School. The school has 110 secondary students and 190 middle school students, all of whom are required to take chemistry. This project funded much needed stools and work benches for the lab. They now have everything they need to do practical experiments.
New stools
New tables

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3440
2023 Kenya Science Lab Renovation
Njengu Mixed Day School has 110 students in 9-12th and 190 students in 7-8th grades. Under the new educational system, they are all required to take chemistry. The school has a science room but it was in need of new shelving, workbenches, etc. This project installed new locking shelving and renovated the workbenches with sinks.
Dedicated classroom
New shelving

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3430
2023 Guatemala Desks and Chairs
Nuevo San Jose is a rural community outside of El Naranjo, Guatemala. The community has a school with 5 teachers and approximately 125 students. But the school was built 25 years ago and is in bad shape. The students did not have desks or chairs and sat on logs and cement blocks. This project provided 50 new desks and chairs.
Before
New desks and chairs

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #3420
2023 Cameroon Save a Girl CM 23
The newly opened sewing center in Buea produced and distributed 1,270 kits at 14 different primary and secondary schools. Most of the girls who received the kits come from displaced families due to the civil war in Cameroon. Each kit also contains soap and panties and the girls received education on the use and care of the kits.
Ndongo Primary
Ndongo Recipient

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3410
2023 Kenya Electricity
TGUP's Kenyan partner, Kiini Sustainable Initiative, moved their office and Save a Girl sewing center to a larger building. The extra storage and space has allowed for more seamstresses and expanded operations. This project installed electricity to the building so the seamstresses can work on cloudy days or after dark.
Office space
New lights

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3400
2023 Tanzania Safe Birthing Kits
Maasai women give birth in their homes often in unsanitary conditions. These kits were given free to pregnant women. The kits includes a plastic drape over which the birth takes place, razor and clamps for cutting the cord, antibiotics for cord stem and eyes, wash basin & soap, blankets, gloves & gowns for midwives and washcloths.
Maasai woman's baby
Safe birthing kit

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3390
2023 Kenya New Shelving
TGUP has done more than 100 projects with our Kenyan NGO partner. They recently saved enough money to move to a larger building to centralize operations: the sewing center that produces our Save a Girl kits, a storage room, and offices. This project funded shelving and locking storage cabinets for safe-keeping of SaG materials.
New building
New shelving

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3380
2023 Nepal Water Well
The Bigyan English High School, in the suburbs of Kathmandu, has 285 students, 25 teachers, and 3 staff. They did not have access to potable water. This project drilled a 110' deep borehole and installed a water filtration system to provide clean water. The school covered 30% of the total cost of this student-led initiative.
School
Clean water

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3370
2023 Nepal Science Supplies
Indrawati Secondary School is a public school located in Kathmandu. They were established in 2000 and are working hard to improve the educational offerings at the school. They have 350 students supported by a staff of 29. They have a science lab but needed supplies. The school covered 46% of the total cost of the new supplies.
Science room
New supplies

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3360
2023 Cameroon Classroom Furniture
TGUP recently finished building a new classroom for the Ndongo Community School, near Buea in Western Cameroon. This project provided student bench desks, a teacher's table, chairs, a chalkboard and school supplies. The 895 students will be so surprised when they return to school after the holidays to see their new classroom!
Desks in use
New desks

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3350
2023 Cameroon New Classroom
The community school of Ndongo has 895 children in 12 grades. There were three classroom buildings. One just recently had its roof torn off by a major tropical storm, which TGUP replaced. A second classroom building, made of wood, had been condemned as it was likely to collapse. This project built a new 24'x21' classroom.
Abandoned classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3340
2023 Kenya Swing Set
The Karatina Special School for the mentally disabled only had one rusty slide and some unusable broken swings for all 120 special students. This project installed a new swing set with 4 seats. The students and staff are both thrilled with the new swings which improve motor skills and foster cooperation amongst the children.
Old swings
New swings

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3330
2023 Uganda Sewing Center
With help from the Melissa Prandi Children Foundation, we have established a new sewing center in Nsawo, Uganda. The sewing center will produce Save a Girl kits, and other items they will sell in the local community. TGUP's Save a Girl Program Director went to Uganda to train the seamstresses and to certify the new center.
Tailor
New center

TGUP Partner: Nsawo Community Development Project

Project #
ID #3320
2023 Kenya Fruit Trees
One fruit tree was planted for each special needs student at the Karatina Special School. They will learn how to care for 'their' tree and harvest the fruit to share with the school. 30 avocado trees, 20 mango, tamarillo, pawpaw and orange trees, and 10 passionfruit vines were planted. A fence was built to keep animals out.
Students with trees
New trees

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3310
2023 Kenya Painting of Buildings
The Karatina Special School is home to 120 special needs students: 60 girls, and 60 boys. The school was in need of major upgrades in many areas. TGUP, renovated 8 different areas. these projects were possible by the generosity of Special Needs Children Center Foundation. This project painted most of the buildings at the school.
Before
New inside paint

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3300
2023 Kenya Playground
The 487 students at Kiahuko Primary School only had a large empty field to play in. We installed 2 seesaws, 2 slides, 2 sets of swings (with 4 seats each), and 2 sets of climbing bars. All the equipment was made locally by a metal craftsman out of heavy gauge metal to ensure durability and strength. The children love it!
Original field
New playground

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3290
2023 Tanzania Serger
The new sewing center in Loibor-Siret, Tanzania, had an old home quality serging machine but needed a professional serging machine to produce Save a Girl kits. This project funded a new machine so the center can be more productive and accurate in their sewing. They expect to produce and donate more than 2,000 kits in 2023.
New serging machine
Seamstresses

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3280
2023 Kenya Serger
The sewing center in Nyeri, Kenya, was TGUP's first sewing center to produce Save a Girl kits. To-date, they have produced and distributed more than 43,000 kits. The were in desperate need of a more professional and industrial serging machine to keep up with the volumes of kits. They can now sew more accurately and efficiently.
New serging machine
Seamstresses

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3270
2023 Kenya Drainage & Boys' Floor
The Karatina Special School, home to 120 special students, was in need of major upgrades in many areas. This project fixed the eroded, flooring and drainage around the boys' dorm so the nearby passageways did not flood. A total of 8 projects were completed at the school, all funded by Special Needs Children Center Foundation.
Muddy passage
Clean and dry

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3260
2023 Kenya Fencing for Girls' Privacy
This project built a privacy fence to keep prying eyes from the girls' dorm at the Karatina Special School. This was one of 8 projects completed at the school, which is a boarding school for 120 special students (60 girls and 60 boys). This project was funded by the generosity of SNCCF (Special Needs Children Center Foundation).
No fence
Privacy fence

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3250
2023 Nepal Water Filtration
Saraswati Secondary School in Bagmati is over 60 years old. The school has 562 students in 12 grades with 22 staff. This project funded a water filtration system including new piping, water reserve tank, and faucets/taps. This will ensure the students and staff have access to safe and clean drinking water throughout the day.
Filtration system
New clean water

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3240
2023 Kenya Water Catchment for Dorms
This project, at the Karatina Special School, installed gutters and water tanks, for rainwater catchment, for both the girls' and boys' dorms. This helps conserve water for use at the school as well as eleviate flooding from the rooftops. The school was in need of major upgrades in many areas and a total of 8 projects were done.
New water tank
New gutters on dorm

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3230
2023 Kenya Sewing Machine and Beads
The 120 special students, ages 6 to 30, at Karatina Special School are supported by 14 teachers and 17 staff members. This project provided a new sewing machine, 1,000's of beads, and mannequins with wigs for hair dressing/braiding. The crafts increase their self confidence, teach creativity, manual dexterity, and team work.
New beading crafts
New sewing machine

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3220
2023 Kenya Washing Machines
This project provided two commercial Samsung washing machines for the Karatina Special School. Prior to having these machines, the staff had to hand wash all the linens and clothing on a daily basis for the 120 special students. This project was funded by the genersity of SNCCF (Special Needs Children Center Foundation).
Handwashing clothes
New machines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3210
2023 Multiple Countries Soccer
AYSO donated 400 soccer shirts, plus shorts, socks, cleats, sports bags, shin guards, and more than 50 soccer balls. They were distributed to teams of school children who needed sports clothing or equipment. They went to soccer teams in Nairobi’s Kibera Slums, children in a remote part of Tanzania, and to children in Appalachia.
Donated items
Kenyan recipients
Project #
ID #3200
2023 Kenya Clothing Drying line
This is the second project of 8 projects for the Karatina Special School. We installed new drying lines for clothes, which used to be laid over bushes to dry. We also renovated the kitchen counters and outside drying racks to allow space for hygenic and proper drying of all the kitchen wares (plates, cups, pots, and pans).
New kitchen counter
New drying lines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3190
2023 Kenya Girls' Dorm Roof
This project removed an old leaking, dangerous, asbestos filled roof and replaced it with durable iron metal sheets at the Karatina Special School. The school was in need of major upgrades in many areas. This was one of 8 projects completed at the school, all funded by the Special Needs Children Center Foundation of Fremont, CA.
Holes in roof
New roof

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3180
2023 Nepal Science Lab in a Box
Amar Kanti School has 34 teachers and 650 students. The school has been enhancing and upgrading but the students could not compete for university entrance because the school did not have the supplies to offer the practical experience needed for Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. To solve this problem, TGUP's SLaB was installed.
Using new equipment
New supplies

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3170
2023 Kenya Gutters & Water Tank
As part of the 8 project renovation of the Kiahuko Primary School, a new 30'x15' kitchen was built. This part of the project provided a rainwater catchment system, putting gutters on the new kitchen that will fill a large water tank. This will allow for water to be connected directly into the kitchen for cooking and washing.
New water tank
Tank on new kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3160
2023 Cameroon Water Tap Renovation
The old water taps at the Ngondo community school not only served the 895 students and staff at the school, but the neighboring families as well. The water and taps were installed about 7 years ago and were used heavily on a daily basis so they needed renovation. This project provided a new tiled area with drainage and 2 taps.
Old water tap
New tiled tap

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3150
2023 Kenya Jikos
After building a new kitchen for the Kiahuko Primary School, TGUP funded four large cooking vats, called jikos. This allows the school to give the 487 students and staff a mid-day meal that consists of more than just porridge. Each jiko is connected to a chimney to expel the smoke and provide for safe cooking environment.
Old cooking method
New jikos

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3140
2023 Cameroon New Roof
Ndongo operates one primary school, attended by 895 very poor and needy children, aged 4-12 years, many of whom are orphans, girls, and internally displaced children. A tropical storm tore the roof off the school creating an emergency situation. A new roof was funded for three of the classrooms including the principal's office.
Roof hanging in class
New sturdy roof

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3130
2023 Kenya Kitchen
A 30'x15' kitchen was built at Kiahuko Primary School. It has a large room for cooking, a storage room for food, gutters on the building, and a new 5,000-liter water tank. A separate project is funding four new cooking vats (called jikos). The school could no longer safely cook for the 487 students and staff in the old kitchen.
Old kitchen
New kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3120
2023 Guatemala Classroom Supplies
TGUP recently finished the construction of a new building containing two classrooms for the Las Flores school in Peten, Guatemala. This project provided furniture and supplies for the new classrooms including 3 whiteboards, 3 teacher desks, 3 bookshelves, 4 teacher chairs, plastic chairs, paper, markers, notebooks, and more.
Whiteboard and desk
Students

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #3110
2023 Multiple Countries Dental Donations
A dentist in California donated 324 tubes of toothpaste, 84 toothbrushes, and 75 tubes of denture adhesive. These supplies were hand carried to Kenya and donated to the students at Ngungu School in Kirinyaga. Students had been sharing toothbrushes with siblings. Supplies were also donated here in the US to the Salvation Army.
Ngungu students
Donations

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3100
2023 Tanzania Stoves: Phase 4
Traditionally, Maasai women cook with an open fire in an unventilated hut made of sticks and mud. This is not only dangerous but unhealthy. 25 children per 1,000 die before the age of 5 from lung problems. We funded 60 low-smoke ventilated stoves for Maasai homes. The stoves are insulated and the chimneys expel the smoke.
Chimney on home
Installing chimney

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3090
2023 Kenya Water Tanks
For this project, we funded 7 water catchment systems with large water storage tanks, and 9 were installed because for every 3rd tank funded, the community contributes a 4th. This will allow the Meru community to store captured rainwater from rooftops. It will be used for washing and to water their family vegetables gardens.
Women fetching water
New water tank

TGUP Partner: CIFORD

Project #
ID #3080
2023 Kenya Science Lab in a Box
Kiamwathi Secondary School has 540 students and two science labs, but insufficient supplies or equipment to teach the required curriculum. We renovated one of the labs and installed a Science Lab in a Box. The students can now compete for university entrance because they have the practical experience needed in the sciences.
New equipment
Doing experiments

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #3070
2023 Tanzania Stoves: Phase 3
40 smoke-reducing stoves were installed by trained Maasai women. Typically, this is the first and only paying job they will ever have. The stoves offer the recipients many benefits, including saving time fetching wood, removing over 90% of the smoke from the homes, and preventing illness due to smoke inhalation and burns.
Open fire
New stove

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3060
2023 Guatemala Desks
El Guayacan School has 380 students from Pre-K through 6th grade, and 12 teachers. The infrastructure conditions are very poor but the most urgent need was for desks for the students. The community had raised funds to purchase 83 desks but 80 more were needed. They covered the cost of transporting the desks from the nearby city.
Studying outside
New desks

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #3050
2023 Guatemala New Roofs
Laguna Larga School has 80 students from preschool through sixth grade. The infrastructure was very poor and consisted of roof structures with stick walls. The roofs leaked whenever the rains were heavy, and the dirt floor became so muddy, school was often cancelled. This project installed metal roofs on all of the buildings.
School huts
New roof

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #3040
2023 Cameroon New Sewing Center
This new sewing center in Cameroon will focus on production and distribution of TGUP's Save a Girl kits. TGUP's Program Director flew to Cameroon to train the seamstresses, check the quality of their work, teach the trainer how to give the education required at each distribution, and participate in their first kit distribution.
New sewing center
Training seamstress

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #3030
2023 Uganda Cabinets for Science Lab
The Good Samaritan High School in Kyanukuzi, Uganda, has 305 students. They had a science lab but it needed new, locking cabinets for safe storage of supplies. After the cabinets were installed they were ready to receive TGUP's Science Lab in a Box. This will allow the students to gain the knowledge to continue to universities.
Old cabinets
New cabinets

TGUP Partner: Good Samaritan

Project #
ID #3020
2023 Nepal Science Lab in a Box
Sanjiwani Secondary School has 1,110 students. The school also educates blind students in a separate building within the school that includes boarding facilities. They had science labs but did not have sufficient equipment or supplies. With our SLaB they now have everything they need to conduct high quality, practical science.
Nepal - Sanjiwani High School
Old lab space
New biology lab
Buying supplies

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #3000
2023 Guatemala Desks
Laguna Larga is a remote community near the northern border with Mexico. The school has 80 students from preschool to sixth grade. The classrooms are thatched roof structures with stick walls. The main need was for desks, as many students had to on the dirt floor. We and the community shared the cost of the required desks.
Old desks
New desks

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2960
2023 Tanzania Deworming
We provided deworming medication to 3,000 children in the Loibor-Siret region of Tanzania. Schistosomiasis, or “snail fever,” afflicts 250 million people annually, causing anemia, malnutrition, stunting, and impaired intellectual development. It comes from drinking infected freshwater and is common in areas with poor sanitation.
Health Van
Receiving medication

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #2950
2023 Nepal Science Lab in a Box
Gyan Niketan Secondary English School and college, located in Kathmandu's moto is "Education for all". They have 1,000 students and 100 teachers/staff. They had insufficient materials to teach the experiments needed so that the students could continue on to university studies. This project installed TGUP's Science Lab in a Box.
Biology microscope
Doing physics

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2940
2023 Guatemala Two Classrooms
We built two new classrooms at Las Flores School in Peten, Guatemala. The school has 106 students and 4 teachers. The classrooms had leaking roofs, and holes in the wooden planked walls so wind and rain bleached into the classrooms. The rainy season in this area lasts 9 months so both teaching and attendance suffered.
Guatemala - Las Flores School
Las Flores Project
Leaky walls, wet floor
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2930
2023 Guatemala Desks
Working with our long-time partner, Seeds of Learning, we funded desks for the community school in Neuva Jerusalen. The school has 130 students preschool to sixth grade and 4 teachers. The existing desks were in total disarray and some students brought improvised desks to school just so they didn't have to sit on the floor.
Old desks
New desks

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2820
2023 Cameroon Desks, Benches & Supplies
The slum community of Ndongo operates a single school to serve the 895 children. There are only 5 classrooms, all in poor shape, and the children do not have enough benches or desks so end up sitting on the mud floor. This project funded 15 benches, 2 tables, 4 chairs, and many school supplies. Our NGO partner contributed $500.
Cameroon - Ndongo Primary School
Crowded classroom
Crowded class
New desks delivered

TGUP Partner: Action for Change

Project #
ID #2720
2023 Kenya Girls' Latrines
In 2022, we constructed a set of 4 pit latrines and one urinal at Mwiyogo Primary School. There are 12 teachers/staff and 327 students. The old latrines had been condemned as unusable and unsafe. The school was at risk of being shut down due to the shortage of latrines. This project constructed a block of 4 stalls for the girls.
Old latrines
New girls' latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2410
2023 Indonesia New Roof
In 2010, we funded the construction of a school in Bali, Indonesia. In 2021, we provided Covid support so the teachers could continue to teach. On Jan 2, 2023, the school was hit by a cyclone that tore off the roof. This project provided funding for 50% of the roof replacement cost, with the community contributing the other 50%.
Damaged roof
New roof

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #2400
2023 Guatemala Desks
The community has a multi-grade school with a single teacher who teaches 20 students from preschool through sixth grade. The community is contributing 20% of the cost of the project. La Paz is an extremely isolated and rural community located near the southern border of Mexico. This project funded desks for all of the students.
Old desks
New desks

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2390
2023 Tanzania New Sewing Machines
This project funded 2 sewing machines, 2 zig-zag machines, 1 serger, and 1 snap attachment tool for the new sewing center that we recently built in Loibor-Siret. The new machines will increase the sewing center’s production and allow for vocational training. The Maasai seamstresses also make school uniforms.
New sewing center
New machines

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #3010
2022 Kenya Agriculture
In 2022, 16 beehives were installed throughout Central Kenya. Honey is harvested to support the maintenance of the hives as well as school operations and family farming. Previously installed hives have resulted in a 3-5x increase in farm production. These hives benefit crops of coffee, maize, vegetables, nuts, and fruit trees.
Hive at school
Harvesting honey

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2990
2022 Kenya Save a Girl Laikipia 22
In 2022, TGUP's produced and distributed 3,238 Save a Girl kits in Laikipia County, in Central Kenya. The kits were donated to girls at 6 different Primary Schools, one Secondary School, and one community center. The girls were all given education on the use and care of the kits, menstrual health, and self-defense.
Nanyuki Primary
Ndiriti Primary

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2980
2022 Kenya Save a Girl Nyeri 22
TGUP's sewing center in Nyeri, Kenya, produced and distributed 10,872 Save a Girl kits in Nyeri county. The kits were donated to girls and women in need, at 37 different Primary and Secondary Schools, Churches, Women's groups, a Women's prison, and local hospitals. Education was also provided at every distribution.
Riamukurwe Primary
Hospital workers

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2970
2022 Kenya Save a Girl Kirinyaga 22
In 2022, TGUP's sewing center in Nyeri, Kenya, produced and distributed over 13,000 Save a Girl kits. In Kirinyaga county, 1,928 kits were donated to girls at 9 different Primary and Secondary Schools. These girls now have the supplies they need to stay in school and the education they needed to understand Mentrual Health.
Kiamwathi Primary
Mucagara Secondary

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2920
2022 Tanzania Save a Girl TZ 22
Working with TGUP's new Tanzanian partner, Humanity for Children, 500 kits were distributed in 9 different locations, mostly to schools, but some to Maasai women in need. Education on the care and use of the kits as well as female biology and self-defense was included with each distribution.
Loibor-Siret HS
Manyara Bomas

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #2910
2022 Nepal Save a Girl NP 22
TGUP's main sewing center in Dang, distributed 1,000 kits free of charge to deserving girls at three different schools: Mahandra Secondary School in Banlachuli, the Sudha Secondary School in Banlachuli, and Jhinghni Secondary School. The center started with 3 machines and now has 19 machines with over 60 trained seamstresses.
Mahendra Secondary
Sudha Secondary

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #2900
2022 Tanzania Sewing Center
Working with Humanity for Children and the local Women's Work Collective, TGUP funded the construction of a new 30'x30' building to house the Save a Girl sewing center that will make and distribute our washable, reusable sanitary kits to girls in Tanzania. The new building also has three storefronts for women-led businesses.
Tanzania - New Building Construction
Singing thanks
New building
New center

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #2890
2022 Kenya Save a Girl Muranga 22
On June 25, 2022, 291 girls at the Gaitheri Secondary School in the county of Muranga, received Save a Girl kits, free of charge. These kits give the girls the supplies they need so they don't drop out of school. The girls also received education on the use of the kits, self-defense, and menstrual health.
Recipient girls
School entrance

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2880
2022 Kenya Maize and Beans
Kenya is in the midst of a prolonged and crippling drought and almost 1 in 3 children are suffering from acute malnutrition. This project funded food for 5,000 children (every 50 cents donated will feed a child one midday meal of githeri, which is a mixture of maize and beans). The meals were provided at school.
Lined up for food
Kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2870
2022 Nepal Science Lab in a Box
Srijana School has 1508 students in grades 1-12 but he lab did not have the necessary materials or equipment to teach the required experiments in the 3 sciences, so the students could not compete for university entrance. We supplied the lab with everything needed for the students to be well prepared to continue their education.
School building
Working in lab

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2860
2022 Kenya Stools
The newly renovated science lab at the Ngungu Secondary School has the equipment and supplies needed to conduct Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The students did not have any place to sit and had to stand during lectures and experiments so this project built 50 heavy-duty metal stools that will fit under the benches in the lab.
Students in lab
Stools being delivered

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2850
2022 Kenya Small Farmers
The people in Meru county have harvested little in the last 3 planting seasions, and in the last season there was a total crop failure. Most people in this area depend purely on rain fed agriculture so a drought = no food or money. This project funded drought tolerant seeds in advance of the rainy season starting in November.
Happy seed recipient
Last good harvest

TGUP Partner: CIFORD

Project #
ID #2840
2022 Nepal Clean Drinking Water
Shree Amar Jyoti Boarding School is located near the border with India. There are 409 students in grades Pre-K to 12 and the water quality was so poor that students and staff members could not drink it without becoming ill. We drilled a 150 foot borehole and installed filters and a storage tank to provide clean, potable water.
School assembly
New filtration and tank

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2830
2022 Tanzania Clean Water System
This project installed two 5,000-liter water tanks, one solar powered pump, a filtration system and three water faucets to provide clean, potable water for 100 Maasai families. The total cost of the project is $5,373. The system saves the women from many hours of walking to a distant river to collect water.
Clean water
New water tanks

TGUP Partner: ICSEE (International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment)

Project #
ID #2810
2022 Tanzania Medical Supplies
Thanks to MedShare, a 501c3 aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people by directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment, TGUP was able to acquire a large inventory of supplies at no cost that will be sent to Tanzania. TGUP's partner used the supplies in their mobile medical clinic.
Medical supplies
Medics with children

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #2800
2022 Kenya Science Lab in a Box
After renovated the science room at the Kanjuu Mixed Day Secondary School, a Science Lab in a Box was installed so that the 140 students can now practice experiments in Biology, Science, and Physics. This allows them to be more competitive in applying for university studies, which they otherwise would not qualify for.
New equipment
Students and teachers
Project #
ID #2790
2022 Kenya Science Lab in a Box
Ngungu has 142 students who will now benefit from the SLaB which will allow them to continue to university studies. The school and community contributed 35% of the total cost of the project. This provided all the equipment, materials, and supplies needed for the school to teach practical Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.
New materials
Doing practicals

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2780
2022 Nepal Water Filtration
This project installed 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 was so old that the water was unsafe and causing illness.
School entrance
Fitting new pipes

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2770
2022 Kenya Electricity
This is the second of four components to support the Kanjuu Secondary School. The school had electricity to a few rooms but the wiring was old, frayed and dangerous. This project installed electricity throughout the entire school. This is the second of four projects to renovate the school.
Lights in classroom
Light on exterior

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2760
2022 Kenya Gas Installation
The science lab at the Ngungu Secondary School was recently renovated in preparation for TGUP's SLaB (Science Lab in a Box). This project installed a gas line directly into the science lab where each bench had its own gas access.Gas is often required in experiments so previously, the students were using disposable propane tanks.
Installing gas line
Gas outlet

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2750
2022 Ghana Summer Camps
The American Youth Soccer Organization of San Mateo, California offered uniforms (shorts, shirts, socks shin pads, kit bags, and cleats) for students, plus shirts for coaches and referees. They also donated balls, cones, and rope ladders. Everything was unused due to the pandemic. These were all donated through our NGO partner.
Boys soccer team
New uniforms

TGUP Partner: Karat School Project

Project #
ID #2730
2022 India Braille System
This project funded a computer Braille system for the Jagriti School for 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.
Learning braille
Computer system

TGUP Partner: Arham Charities

Project #
ID #2710
2022 Nepal Classroom
TGUP, in partnership with the Nepal Women’s Community Service Center (NWCSC), added a 17’ x 18’ extension to an existing building to serve as a classroom. The addition was made with brick walls, a cement floor, and flat plaster roof. The new classroom has 4 windows and one door and hosts the younger children.
New room under way
School admin

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #2700
2022 Guatemala Playground
This project funded locally made playground equipment for the Las Ruinas School. TGUP recently also built a kitchen for this same school. The playground included three structures: a slide, a swing set with 4 swings, and a set of monkey bars. The community donation brought down TGUP's cost down to $1,946
Old playground
New equipment

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2690
2022 Kenya Science Lab Build Out
The Ngungu Secondary School has 140 students but they could not continue on to compete at a university level because they did not have a functioning science lab. It was in dire need of both a physical upgrade as well as materials and equipment. This project upgraded the lab in preparation for TGUP's Science Lab in a Box (SLaB).
Refurbished lab
New cabinets

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2680
2022 Kenya Furniture
The Ngungu Primary School has 330 students and 16 teachers/staff. Often, the students had to share chairs, benches, and desks because there were not enough for the number of students. This project provided 20 chairs for teachers and staff, 8 large tables, and 16 six-foot benches.
Crowded classroom
New benches

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2670
2022 Guatemala Desks
The remote community of La Mestiza has a population of 300 inhabitants that live by farming. It is a marginalized community that lacks basic services including water, electricity, and healthcare. The school has 50 students in Pre-K to 6th grade, and 2 teachers in a one room school that desperately needed desks.
Guatemala - La Mestiza
Original situation
Classroom
New desks in use

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2660
2022 Guatemala Computer Lab
We equipped a computer lab and multimedia room with 10 computers, a multifunctional printer, a multimedia projector, 10 UPS backup batteries, tables and chairs. The previous lack of computers and Internet hampered the teachers' ability to create lesson plans, and the preparedness of the students to enter the work force.
New computer lab
Learning computing

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning (SOL)

Project #
ID #2650
2022 Kenya Enhancements
One week of advanced training was given to the seamstresses that have been making our Save a Girl kits at the sewing center in Nyeri. They were taught how to make school uniforms, security guard uniforms, PE clothes, dresses, and other items of clothing to sell. We also funded a zigzag machine that can make button holes.
New machine
Training seamstress

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2640
2022 Nepal Playground
Sankhadevi School was established on 1965 and has 546 students supported by 26 staff members. The school had a large area used for assembly and play but didn't have any playground equipment. This project installed 2 slides, a swing with 4 seats, 2 seesaws, and a trampoline. The school and community covered 50% of the total cost.
No play equipment
New swings

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2630
2022 USA Home First
50 of TGUP’s Save a Girl kits were donated to Home First in San Jose, California. They are the leading provider of housing services; prevention, outreach, shelter, interim, and permanent housing programming for individuals who are unhoused in the Bay Area. These 50 kits were given to women who are being housed by Home First.
Home First employee
Home First

TGUP Partner: Home First

Project #
ID #2620
2022 Nepal Science Lab in a Box
We equipped the science lab at Narayani School so the over 1,600 students can learn practical science. The national science curriculum is taught to all students in grades 9-12 but they could not compete to go on to higher education because they did not have a properly equipped lab. Now they do.
Practical lesson
Buying supplies

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2610
2022 Tanzania Training and Setup
We set up a sewing center in Loibor-Siret to make our Save a Girl kits of washable, reusable sanitary supplies. We provided proprietary patterns, a kit assembly manual, and educational training materials. 2 representatives of our Kenyan partner travelled to Loibor-Siret to train the seamstresses and management team.
Training seamstresses
Sewing graduates

TGUP Partner: Humanity for Children

Project #
ID #2600
2022 Ivory Coast Girls' Camp
KSP works with boys and girls at the Karat School to give both boys and girls equal access to education. All the children at the school receive two meals a day. KSP sees this soccer camp as a great opportunity to empower the girls in the area, and to teach the many life skills that participating in a sport offers.
Karat School
New soccer shirts

TGUP Partner: Karat School Project

Project #
ID #2590
2022 Kenya Water Line
This project added a water line into the science lab at the Ngungu Secondary School. The building has gutters that drain rainwater into a 5,000-liter storage tank. This water can now be piped directly into the room so that experiments can be conducted in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Installing water pipes
New sinks

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2580
2022 Kenya Health
The Tigania County in Kenya are experiencing a drought for the past two years. Most families are peasant farmers who depend on rain to feed their plots. No crops have been harvested at all the past 2 seasons, leaving many families going to bed hungry. TGUP funded $2,000 for maize, beans, rice, and cooking oil for 100 families.
Food supplies
Recipient families

TGUP Partner: CIFORD

Project #
ID #2570
2022 USA Recreational Vehicles
Fourteen large sacks of clothes were donated to TGUP with the request that they be given to children in need. One of TGUP's partners works with families who live in Recreational Vehicles (RVs) as they cannot afford the high cost of renting. KSP has volunteers, some who live in RVs, who knew which children were most in need.
Donated clothing
RVs with children

TGUP Partner: Karat School Project

Project #
ID #2560
2022 Tanzania Solar Microgrids
This is 1 of 3 projects to support the Maasai in Tanzania. Funded separately, 10 Maasai women were trained to install clean burning stoves and solar microgrids. These microgrids provide electricity in the huts where the Maasai live. This allows for activities inside the huts after dark and protects livestock from predators.
Installing microgrid
Inside lit up

TGUP Partner: ICSEE (International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment)

Project #
ID #2550
2022 Tanzania Stoves: Phase 2
TGUP, in partnership with ICSEE, funded the installation of 100 stoves in homes in 12 different Maasai villages. Ten Maasai women were trained as expert installers. The vented chimney stoves prevent smoke inhalation and illness. 25 children per thousand die before the age of five of lung related ailments from inhaling smoke.
Clean burning stove
Homes with chimneys

TGUP Partner: ICSEE (International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment)

Project #
ID #2540
2022 Kenya Water Tanks
Nine 3,000-liter water tanks were funded for the Meru community. For every 3rd tank, the community contributes 1 tank so a total of 12 tanks were installed. Each water tank attaches to a roof catchment system. The community often has erratic and unpredictable rainfall so these tanks will allow for a steady supply of water.
New water tank
Mother & child with tank

TGUP Partner: CIFORD

Project #
ID #2530
2022 Nepal Vocation
The original TGUP sewing center that was opened in Dang, Nepal, has done so well that four new centers have been opened. This project funded 8 sewing machines and 4 sergers (overlock) machines. The new centers will train more than 200 women as seamstresses over the coming few months, giving them a life-long skill and employment.
Buying new machines
In new center

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #2520
2022 Nicaragua Computer Lab
This project provided 15 used computers and 8 backup batteries for the computer lab. Besides allowing the 500+ students to be trained in computing, the lab will be a valuable resource for teachers to document their lessons plans and for students to use for job searches. TGUP's NGO partner is matching funds for this project.
Equipment arriving
New equipment

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2510
2022 Guatemala Kitchen Equipment
TGUP built an entire new kitchen building to serve the Las Ruinas school. The old kitchen had fallen apart and was unsanitary, unsafe, and unusable. This add-on project provided the equipment needed for the new kitchen, including an industrial stove, refrigerator, water purifier and dispenser, pots/pans, microwave, etc.
Inside new kitchen
First school meal

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2500
2022 Nicaragua School Renovation
The one-room school building for the Bangkukuk community was falling apart: the roof leaked, the windows broken, and there were holes in the rotted wood flooring. This is the only school in the area and is only by accessible boat. TGUP completely renovated the school building and put up a new fence to keep the livestock out.
Old school building
Renovated building

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2490
2022 Guatemala Kitchen
The existing kitchen for the Las Ruinas School was so run down that it was too dangerous to use. One of the two public elementary schools in the community, they were in urgent need of a kitchen to prepare food for the 198 students and 14 staff who receive government support providing one meal and one snack daily.
Old kitchen
New kitchen

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2480
2022 Nepal Playground
TGUP helped fund the construction and installation of playground equipment for the Global English Boarding School. The school population of 500 students is comprised of a mix of castes including ‘untouchables’. The school and community covered 60% of the cost of the playground. This playground was built in memory of Tom Chapman.
Merry-go-round
Slide structure

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2470
2022 Tanzania Stoves: Phase 1
TGUP, with its partner in Tanzania, funded the installation of stoves and solar micro-grids to 16 homes in two different Maasai villages. This project placed vented chimney stoves into each home and installed a solar micro-grid on the rooftop of one home in each boma. The solar systems were put in place by trained Maasai women.
Chimney on hut
Women install solar

TGUP Partner: ICSEE (International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment)

Project #
ID #2460
2022 Nepal Computer Lab
The Bhim Ma Vi government school has 188 students in grades 1-10 with 15 teaching staff. The students couldn't continue their education due to ack of computer knowledge. This project funded 20 computers, 2 projectors, a smartboard, and a digital attendance system. The school and community contributed 93% of the project cost.
New computers
New smartboard

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2450
2022 USA Supplies
TGUP funded new mattresses, sheets, and pillows for the Kiwanis Family House (KFH). The goal of KWF is to build a supportive, healing community for families who are impacted by medical emergencies. The KFH is in Sacramento, California, and is available to people whose children are being treated by the UC Davis Medical Center.
Family House logo
UCD Medical team

TGUP Partner: Kiwanis

Project #
ID #2440
2022 Nepal Science Lab in a Box
Jubilant High School is located in a busy Kathmandu district. TGUP installed the equipmemnt in the science lab so students can now practice Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, and qualify to move on to university studies. Thank you to First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto, California, for funding this project.
School
Practical class

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2420
2022 Kenya Electricity
The Kiahuko Primary School had electricity to only one staffroom. This project installed electricity throughout the entire school. This will allow for instruction even on cloudy days. This was part of a renovation of the entire school including a new classroom, kitchen, water, and latrines.
Kenya - Kiahuko Primary School
Dark classroom
Lights in classroom
Happy students!

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2380
2022 Kenya Latrines
Kiahuko school only had 4 latrines and they were full and close to collapse. This project provided two sets of latrines. One set will be for the use of girls and one for boys, which will also include a urinal. There are 454 students, and 12 staff, but enrollment is expected to increase dramatically in the coming year.
Inside old latrine
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2370
2022 Nepal Playground
TGUP helped fund a playground for the 423 students in grades 1-12 at the Aankura English Secondary Boarding School, in Dharamghar. The school had a large open yard but no play equipment at all. The new playground includes slides, swings, seesaw, and a merry-go-round. The school contributed 50% of the cost of the project.
Merry-go-round
Swings

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2360
2022 Kenya Water Supply Installation
The Kiahuko Primary School was renovated with 8 different projects. The priority project was to bring in water. The Health authority threatened to close the school unless they brought in water. This project cut through the tarmac of the road to reach the main water source and then layed piping to four 5,000 liter water tanks.
Cutting through road
Connected to tanks

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2290
2022 Nepal Water Filtration
The Buddha Vision Academy in Dhading has 300 students but had no access to clean drinking water. The students and staff frequently became sick from water borne illnesses. This project installed a new water filtration and storage system to provide clean water for drinking and school use.
School entrance
Filtered water

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2190
2022 Nicaragua Baking Center
TGUP built a community baking center containing a traditional baking kiln on a cement floor, covered by a steel canopy. 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.
Baked goods
Baking kiln

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2180
2022 Nicaragua Playground
TGUP, in partnership with Seeds of Learning, built 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.
New swing set
New playground

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2170
2022 Tanzania Maasai Women
Working with our Tanzanian partner, ten Maasai women were trained to be expert stove installers. In the weeks to follow, 100 homes received the smoke-removing stoves. For most of the women, this is the first paying job they have ever (or will ever) have. Their status within their families and the community is uplifted.
Installing a stove
On rooftop

TGUP Partner: ICSEE (International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment)

Project #
ID #2160
2022 Kenya Latrines
We built latrines with 4 stalls and one urinal at Mwiyogo Primary School. There are 12 teachers/staff and 327 students. The old latrines had collapsed, and the Ministry of Health had condemned them as unusable and unsafe. This was an emergency situation as the school was at risk of being shut down due to the lack of latrines.
Old latrines
New latrine building

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2140
2022 Nicaragua Water System
The Luz de Cristo community and school's only access to water was from a manually operated water pump connected to a well. This project installed a new 1,000 water tank on an elevated tower operated by a solar pump. The residents will now have easy access to water.
Old manual pump
New water tank

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #2120
2022 Kenya Gutters and Tank
This project added gutters and a 5,000 liter water tank to the classroom that TGUP just finished building at the Kanjuu Secondary School. This is a drought prone area so the school will now be able to capture and save rain water.
Gutters installed
New water tank

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2100
2022 Kenya Sports Field
Kanjuu Secondary School had no sports facilities. We built netball and volleyball courts and provided sports equipment and uniforms. This is one project of a whole school renovation that will also provide a new kitchen, a classroom, a science lab and electricity for the whole school.
Volleyball
New sports uniforms

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2030
2022 Kenya Classroom
TGUP built a new classroom for the Kanjuu Secondary School. The school had 5 classrooms, all in need of repair, for the enrollment of 140 students, and was using outdoor picnic tables for the overflow students. Many students would like to attend but the Ministry of Education limited enrollment due to the crumbling facilities.
Kenya - Kanjuu Secondary School
Celebratory Video
Make shift classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2010
2022 Kenya Latrines
The girls at Mucagara were often late getting back to class as they had to wait in line to use the 2 latrines. They sometimes skipped school altogether, leading to eventual dropout. TGUP built a set of 4 latrines exclusively for the girls and installed a sink with running water.
New latrines
Happy students

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1950
2022 Nicaragua Solar Power
Solar panels were installed on both the existing school building as well as on the new classroom that TGUP just funded. 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, and vocational training.
Installing solar panel
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1940
2022 Nicaragua Playground
TGUP built a new classroom for the rural community of Luz de Cristo, outside of Tipitapa, Managua. The school did not have any playground or area for the children outside of class. This project installed a playground with three structures: a slide, swings with 4 seats and monkey bars.
Without playground
New playground

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1750
2022 Nepal Playground
Barahachhetra School in Badachaur, Nepal, had 593 students but only old, rusted, and unsafe playground equipment. We installed new slides, swings, and a sand volleyball court. The Nepal Women Community Service Center and the local community contributed 20% of the cost.
For young students
For older students

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #1720
2022 Kenya Science Lab Renovation
This project provided 3 locking cupboards and 30 shelves for the science lab at Kanjuu Secondary School. Now that the room is prepared, TGUP will install its first ever Science Lab in a Box (SLaB) in Kenya, which will provide all the materials, supplies, and equipment needed to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
New cabinets
Practical lesson

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1630
2022 Kenya Water Catchment System
This is the second of 8 projects to renovate the Kiahuko Primary School. The school has four 5,000-liter water tanks that were not being used because they did not have access to any water. The four tanks were placed on cement slabs and then connected to water sources - both gutters on rooftops as well as city water pipes.
Connecting tank
Collection system

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1540
2022 Nicaragua Classroom Resources
This project equipped the new classroom that TGUP just completed for the Luz de Cristo community with a smart TV, speakers, bookshelf, books, and educational games.
New classroom
New supplies

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1450
2022 Nepal Assembly Stage
TGUP, in partnership with the Little Sisters Fund, helped fund the construction of a 26'x18' stage (468 sq ft). The school had a large open yard but no place for the students or staff to gather. The school has over 1,000 students in grades 1-12 with 40 dedicated teaching staff.
Stage being built
School assembly

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1410
2022 Brazil Playground
Above Rio de Janeiro, more than 1.5 million people (24% of the population of Rio) live in favelas (slums). The residents of Pavãozinho community had nowhere to gather and the children had no place to play. We installed a playground structure surrounded by a garden, a BBQ, and benches.
Construction crew
New playground

TGUP Partner: Community in Action

Project #
ID #1400
2022 Kenya Electricity
The school had electricity installed but only to two rooms. This project provided for power to be connected for the remaining 8 classrooms, staffroom, and security lights in the exterior hallways. This was the final requirement needed prior to TGUP's Science Lab in a Box being installed.
Lights outside school
Lights in lab

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2350
2021 Kenya New Kitchen
The new kitchen was just part of a larger campaign at the Kanjuu Secondary School where TGUP also built a new classroom, refurbished a science lab, provided two cooking jikos for the new kitchen, and installed electricity throughout the entire school. The old kitchen was so run-down that it had become almost impossible to use.
Old kitchen
New kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2340
2021 Tanzania Save a Girl TZ 21
TGUP's sewing center in Nyeri, Kenya, produced 500 SaG kits that were then shipped to the Josiah Girls' School in Bukoba, Tanzania. This project was funded by multiple organizations including the OliveSeed Foundation, the Village Link, and the Los Altos Rotary.
In front of school
SaG Education

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2330
2021 Multiple Countries Gifts
In 2021, donors funded 8 Argan trees (Morocco), 5 beehives (Kenya), 4 emergency food packages (Indonesia and Kenya), and 1 solar library (Tanzania). These were given by people here in the US to help those in developing world countries have a better life.
Beehive
Solar Light
Project #
ID #2320
2021 Kenya Save a Girl Nyeri 21
More than 6,500 SaG kits were distributed in Nyeri County to girls at 23 different schools. Not long ago, a girl committed suicide because she had 'accident' at school. She was 'period-shamed'. TGUP is doing everything possible to prevent this by providing washable, reusable sanitary supplies to girls, always free of charge.
Primary school girls
Group of girls

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2310
2021 Kenya Save a Girl Kirinyaga 21
721 Save a Girl kits were donated to girls at 4 schools in Kirinyaga county. The girls were at the primary and secondary schools of Kiandai and Gaciongo. Research shows that almost 100% of the girls in this county miss days of school during their period due to lack of supplies.
Primary school girls
School entrance

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2280
2021 Indonesia Earthquake Relief
On October 16, 2021, a 4.8 earthquake struck East Bali and completely destroyed 363 houses and latrine buildings, as well as partially damaging 1,000 homes and temples. This project funded 5 toilets to be shared amongst many families until they have time to rebuild.
Destroyed home
Temporary toilet

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #2270
2021 Kenya Water Tanks
Working with Community Initiatives for Rural Development, TGUP funded four 3,000-liter water tanks in Meru. Each tank includes a roof water catchment system. The community often has erratic and unpredictable rainfall so these tanks allow for a steady supply of water. For every 3 funded, the community contributes a 4th one.
Water Tank
Women in garden

TGUP Partner: CIFORD

Project #
ID #2260
2021 Nepal Covid Masks 2021
TGUP’s sewing center in Nepal produced and distributed more than 100,000 masks in 2021. All were donated, free of charge, to those in need including students, families in slums, medical workers, and local youth groups.
Nepal mask recipients
Nepal Sewing Center

TGUP Partners:
Nepal Women Community Service Center
and
Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2250
2021 India Save a Girl NP 21
Working with the Los Altos Rotary Club, TGUP produced 400 SaG kits at our sewing center in Dang, Nepal, to be shipped to Dharamshala, India. There, the local Rotary club is donating the kits to girls they have identified as at risk of dropping out of school due to lack of sanitary supplies.
Making kits for India
Indian recipient girls

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #2240
2021 Kenya Latrines
TGUP funded a set of 4 latrines and one urinal for the 170 students and 10 teachers at Kihuyo Mixed Day Secondary School. This project provided two private latrines for boys and two for girls, along with a sink for washing. The latrines will also be used by the teachers and staff, whose latrines were close to collapse.
Old girls' latrines
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2230
2021 Nepal Science Lab
TGUP equipped the lab Aadarsha Saula Secondary School with science materials. The school has over 1,800 students in grades 1-12 with 115 teaching staff. The national science curriculum is taught to students in grades 9-12 but they could not compete to go on to higher education because they did not have a properly equipped lab.
Physics class
Biology

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2220
2021 Kenya Save a Girl Kiambu 21
TGUP funded kits for 764 girls at Mwihoko Primary School in Nairobi. These kits give the girls supplies so they don't drop out of school. The kits were made at TGUP's sewing center in Nyeri. The girls received the kits, including 2 bars of soap, along with education on the use of the kits, self-defense, and menstrual health.
Primary school girls
Group of girls

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2210
2021 Nepal Menstrual Kits
The TGUP sewing center in Dang, Nepal, produced washable reusable sanitary supplies in additional to masks for Covid. In 2021, TGUP funded 3,900 kits and distributed them free of charge to girls in schools, communities and women’s groups.
Nepalese school girls
Kit recipients

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #2200
2021 Indonesia Earthquake Relief
On October 16, 2021, a 4.8 earthquake struck East Bali and completely destroyed 363 houses, and partially damaged close to 1,000 more houses and temples. TGUP funded the construction of four A-frame semi-permanent bamboo structures to house families whose homes were destroyed.
Destroyed home
New home

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #2150
2021 Mozambique Sewing Center
Working with the Gorongosa National Park's Girls' Club program, TGUP provided the expertise needed to set up a sewing center. 94 percent of girls in Mozambique enroll in primary school, but only 11 percent continue to secondary school. It is our hope that the Save a Girl kits will help girls stay in school.
Girls with kits
Girl in school
Project #
ID #2130
2021 Nepal Science Lab Build-out
Aadarsha is a large secondary school with 1,800 students in grades 1-12. They had a rundown science room but no equipment, so the students had no way to practice the theoretical science they were learning. TGUP and the local community helped fund the build-out of the lab, including installing new work tables, cabinets, etc.
Old science lab
New science lab

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2110
2021 Kenya Covid Masks 2021
TGUP’s sewing centers in Nyeri, Kenya produced and distributed more than 50,000 masks in 2021. All were donated, free of charge, to those in need including students, families in slums, medical workers, and local youth groups. Masks were also donated to every girl during Save a Girl kit distributions.
Donating masks
Girls with masks

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2090
2021 Ivory Coast Soccer Supplies
The American Youth Soccer Association donated more than 500 new shirts, 100 shorts, 100 pairs of socks, balls, sports bags, gloves, shin guards, and other equipment. All of this was sent to the Ivory Coast for distribution among the school children who typically do not have any sports equipment or clothing.
Ivory Coast boys
New shirts

TGUP Partner: Karat School Project

Project #
ID #2080
2021 Kenya Latrines
TGUP, in partnership with Kiini Sustainable Initiative, built 4 latrines for the 107 students and 10 teachers at the Kiandai Mixed Day Secondary School in Kirinyaga. The number of students is expected to increase by 50% over the next few years. The latrines were leaking and labeled a hazard by the county health authorities.
Girls' latrine
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2070
2021 Kenya Library
Working with OliveSeed Foundation and their partner in Kenya, TGUP helped fund the installation of a library for the Maasai Mara High School in the village of Aitong. This all-boys school has 295 students and 12 staff but no library. The school population is expected to double in the next few years.
Students with books
Students

TGUP Partner: OliveSeed

Project #
ID #2060
2021 Nepal Little Sisters' Families
The Covid situation in Nepal was dire, and the cost of healthcare was beyond the means of the families supported by our partner, the Little Sisters Fund. Working with LSF we distributed masks and soap to 1,000 families. Every family member received a mask and a large bar of soap, and each Little Sister received a second mask.
Washing with soap
Clean hands

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #2040
2021 Kenya Kitchen
TGUP renovated the kitchen at the Kihuyo Mixed Day Secondary School. The kitchen was so run-down that it was difficult to provide the 170 students and staff with safe and nutritious meals. The 'jikos' cooking vats were broken and rusted. This project repaired the jikos, chimney, roof, flooring, sinks, windows, and doors.
Old kitchen
New kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2020
2021 Kenya Latrines
TGUP, in partnership with Kiini Sustainable Initiative, built a block of latrines with 4 stalls and a urinal for the students at Kiangi Primary School in Mathira, Nyeri county. It currently has 13 teaching staff and 220 students. There are 8 classrooms but 5 have been condemned, so two grades are taught offsite.
Condemned latrines
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #2000
2021 USA Save a Girl USA 21
Brevard Rotary Club in Brevard, North Carolina, funded 50 Save a Girl kits for girls supported by the Isaac Homes Center. The club also bought a washing machine and dryer for the group. TGUP's Save a Girl educational materials were used to provide information on female biology, feminine hygiene, and how to look after their kits.
Brevard Rotary
SaG kits ready
Project #
ID #1990
2021 Kenya Latrines
TGUP built 4 pit latrines for the 139 students and 10 teachers at the Gaciongo Mixed Day Secondary School in rural Kirinyaga. The existing latrines were at risk of collapse, unsafe, and unsanitary. The school also needed a new classroom, kitchen and playground. Enrollment is expected to increase with the new facilities.
Old latrines
Finished new latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1980
2021 Uganda Associate Sewing Center
Multiple Rotary Clubs donated to help the establishment of a sewing center in Kumi, Uganda. TGUP assisted with $500 to purchase a sewing serger and $500 for an initial order of fabric. We also provided TGUP's SaG Kit Assembly Manual, economic expertise, videos, and other tools to guide in the setup.
Sewing center
Sample SaG kit
Project #
ID #1970
2021 Kenya Water Catchment System
This project added gutters to the new kitchen that TGUP just completed for the Kanjuu Secondary School. The gutters will drain water into a new 5,000 liter water tank. These will allow the kitchen to have running water rather than having to fetch water from a local source.
5,000 liter water tank
Gutters on kitchen

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1960
2021 Kenya Kenyan Partner
TGUP's Kenyan partner, Kiini Sustainable Initiative, is our biggest producer of Save a Girl kits. They have also completed more projects for TGUP (classrooms, latrines, water catchment systems, etc.) than any other partner. TGUP and Kiini are sharing the cost of a vehicle.
Getting new tires
Car full of SaG kits

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1930
2021 Nicaragua Classroom
CalNevHa Division 12 Kiwanis clubs built a classroom for the village of Luz de Cristo in Nicaragua. The village has 45 children in K-6 now going to school on the porch of another building. The new classroom is 660 square feet, with steel frame on a concrete foundation. Locals contributed 20% of the cost through in-kind labor.
Nicaragua - Luz de Cristo
Opening ceremony
New classroom
Inside new classroom
Project #
ID #1920
2021 Kenya School Sports
The boys at Githage School in Central Kenya love to play soccer but, until recently, they had no cleats. Now that the teams have proper footwear, they are excited to be able to play without fear of their feet being injured by an opposing player and the 30 pairs of cleats have taken their skills to a whole new level.
Boys playing barefoot
Boys with cleats

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1910
2021 Kenya Girls' Sports Field
The only sports facility at Githage Secondary School was a soccer field. The boys play soccer but there were no options for the girls for physical activity. This project installed a volleyball court, and a netball court, provided balls and team vests, and supplied sports shoes and shorts for all of the girls.
Girls playing netball
Githage girls

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1900
2021 Kenya Cooking Jikos
We purchased and installated of two cooking jikos for the new kitchen at Kanjuu Secondary School. The kitchen is part of a larger campaign at the 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.
New kitchen
New jikos

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1890
2021 Rwanda Sewing Center
TGUP, working with Rotary, provided intellectual materials and funds to help with the setup of a sewing center. This included $500 to purchase initial fabrics, the TGUP SaG Kit Assembly Manual, and economic analysis assistance.
Seamstresses
Cutting pads
Project #
ID #1880
2021 Nicaragua Latrines
We installed two new latrines to replace the collapsed ones at La Quebradita School. This completed the upgrades to the school. The community helped by providing the labor. The teachers, parents and children are thrilled with the classroom, playground, water well and latrines.
Old latrines
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1870
2021 Kenya Electricity
The classrooms at Githage Secondary School were so dark that on cloudy days, the students and teachers had a hard team reading or seeing the board. Electricity was installed in all the classrooms, the principal's office, the kitchen and dining area. Security lights were also installed outside.
Kenya - Githage School
Electricity added
Dark classrooms
Kitchen with lights

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1860
2021 Kenya Water Catchment
In the past, the students and staff at Githage School had to walk to a nearby church with jugs to get water. This project installed gutters on a new classroom building to catch rainwater that will be stored in a 5,000 liter tank relieving the school's dependence on other sources for water.
Kenya - Githage School
New water catchment
Carrying water
New water tank

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1850
2021 Kenya Playground
The Githage Primary and Secondary Schools share a playing field but didn’t have any playground structures. In fact, they had never seen playground equipment! While the swings, slide, seesaw and climbing bars were being installed the children were intrigued — but they quickly worked out how to enjoy their new playground.
Kenya - Githage School
New playground
Playing soccer
New playground

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1840
2021 Kenya Latrines
The girls’ latrines at Githage Secondary School were almost full and in danger of collapse. They were unsafe and unsanitary and because there were only two stalls, the girls had to wait in line, frequently missing class time. We built a new girls' latrine block with 4 private stalls and a hand washing station.
Kenya - Githage School
New latrines
Existing Latrines
New Girls' Latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1830
2021 Indonesia Covid Support
Manikaji on the east side of the island of Bali. was in dire need of support due to Covid restrictions. To keep educating the students, teachers are making home visits. we provided funds for educational supplies, transportation costs for the teachers to visit the students' homes, food supplements and teacher salaries.
Teacher with supplies
Food supplements

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #1820
2021 USA 5 Microscopes
Portable microscopes were recently delivered to 3 schools in Appalachia. They will be used to examine specimens such as those they find in the French Broad River which contains plants and animals not found elsewhere. LHA, an underserved school in Stockton, CA, was also given microscopes donated to us by a Silicon Valley company.
Recipient teacher
Olympus Microscope

TGUP Partner: US High Schools

Project #
ID #1800
2021 Kenya 6 Microscopes
Microscopes were donated to 3 Kenyan high schools. The National Science Exams include microscope use, and must be passed to go on to higher education, but these schools had never had a microscope to use in their science classes and the students didn't know how to use the one that was loaned to them for the exam.
Ngungu School
Githage School

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1790
2021 Multiple Countries Soap
Working with our partner Eco-Soap Bank, 5,000 bars of soap were delivered to TGUP's sewing center in Nyeri, Kenya, and 4,000 were sent to the sewing center in Dang, Nepal. The soap will be included with TGUP's Save a Girl kits.
Mother with soap
Making soap

TGUP Partners:
Eco-Soap Bank
and
Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1710
2021 Nicaragua Classroom
The children from San Antonio village attended school in the neighboring village of Santa Martha. 2 years ago, a fast highway was constructed, and it became too dangerous to walk to school. The parents built a makeshift classroom with plastic walls, and dreamed of having a real school. They now have a beautiful new school.
Nicaragua - San Antonio School
The need
Community
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1700
2021 Nepal Water Purification
The 593 students, staff and community of the Barahachhetra Secondary School did not have access to any potable water. The existing untreated water was causing illness including cholera, dysentery and other bacterial diseases. We installed a water purification system and 1,000 liter tank to provide safe, clean drinking water.
Prior water tank
New water filters

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #1690
2021 Kenya Classroom
Githage Secondary School had one very old building with 5 rooms for the current enrollment of 118 students. There are many more students that would like to attend but enrollment had to be limited due to the crumbling facilities. We built a new classroom that will allow more of the local students to attend high school.
Kenya - Githage School
New classroom
Old building
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1660
2021 Indonesia Latrines
We funded 6 latrines for the families in the Bonyoh hamlet in Bali. There are a total of 37 families in the hamlet, none of which has a toilet, and still practice open defecation in the bush. Each latrine costs less than $300 and will help insulate the water supply from E.coli, preventing sickness and even death.
Indonesia - Bonyoh Hamlet
The need
Open air toilet
Fiinished latrine

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #1650
2021 Nicaragua Classroom
La Quebradita school consisted of one old metal shipping container. All ages were together, and attendance was limited due to the small space. It was very hot in the summer and difficult for the students to study, in the metal container. All of the children of the village will be able to go to classes in the large new classroom.
Nicaragua - La Quebradita School
Commemoration
Old container school
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1640
2021 Kenya Save a Girl Laikipia 21
TGUP funded 386 kits and gave them to girls at DEB Solio Secondary School in Laikipia. These kits give the girls the supplies they need so they don't drop out of school. The kits were made at in Nyeri and deilvered to the girls, along with education on the use of the kits, self-defense, and menstrual health.
Solio school girls
Kit recipient

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1430
2021 Nepal Covered Shelter
Partnering with the Little Sisters Fund, TGUP built a covered shelter for this health center, which provides a full range of medical services to over 9,000 people in surrounding area. Currently patients have to wait outside exposed to extreme weather conditions: it is frequently either very hot and sunny or raining and muddy.
Exposed to rain
New building frame

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1280
2021 Brazil Playground
TGUP partnered with Community in Action to clear an open space and install a playground in an impoverished favela community where no recreational areas for children existed. Many ended up playing in hazardous areas such as dumps and sewers. The community of 2000+ is one of the poorest in the Rio area.
Brazil - Favelinha
Community in Action
Favela neighborhood
New playground

TGUP Partner: Community in Action

Project #
ID #970
2021 Nepal Sewing Center Repairs
40 seamstresses work at our sewing center in Dang. The center was damaged when heavy rains caused the collapse of a partially built wall at an adjacent construction site. The falling masonry damaged the sewing center roof and 3 sewing machines. This project paid to have the wall repaired so the seamstesses could go back to work
Damaged by storm
Back in business

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #1810
2020 Multiple Countries Gifts
This holiday season, donors funded 22 Argan Trees and 6 Solar Libraries. The Argan Trees produce nuts that are turned into Argan Oil which provides income to the local community. The Solar Libraries (a solar light and 16 books) were donated to girls who attend the Mara Girls Leadership School and live in traditional mud homes.
Argan Tree Planting
Maasai Home

TGUP Partner: OliveSeed

Project #
ID #1780
2020 Kenya Agriculture
In 2020, 47 beehives were manufactured and installed throughout Central Kenya. Each beehive was installed at a school, farm or in the local forests. Honey has already started to be harvested to support the maintenance of the hives as well as school operations and family farming. Our hives bring a 2-5x increase in crop yield.
Beehive being built
Beehives arriving

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1770
2020 Kenya Save a Girl Nyeri 20
In 2020 the Nyeri sewing center produced washable reusable sanitary supplies and Covid masks. We funded 7,670 kits and distributed them free of charge to girls in 40 different schools and community groups. The kits give the girls the supplies they need so they don't have to drop out of school due to their monthly cycle.
Kenya - Save a Girl 2020K
Why Save a Girl?
Kenyan distribution
Kits and masks

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1760
2020 Nepal Playground
TGUP, in partnership with the Little Sisters Fund, installed playground equipment in the courtyard area of the Pawan Secondary School. The school has more than 1,200 students, 95% of whom are from economically disadvantaged families belonging to the Madhesi or Dalit groups (untouchables).
School courtyard
Equipment being built

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1740
2020 Nicaragua Water Well
People in La Quebradita live in very poor conditions, in huts made of wood and corrugated metal sheets. The community abuts a rice irrigation channel full of pesticide-polluted water, where their water used to come from. Bacterial borne illnesses were common, especially among children. Their new well provides safe, clean water.
Nicaragua - La Quebradita School
Clean water
Washing in river
Village home

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1730
2020 Nicaragua Playground
La Quebradita is a small village where everyone lives in very poor conditions. As part of the school renovation we built them a playground. It provides a safe place for the children to play and the community to gather. We installed a slide, swings and a climbing bridge.
Nicaragua - La Quebradita School
The impact
Existing school
Children on slide

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1670
2020 Kenya Windows
The windows at Shining Star School were in need of repair. Many had broken or missing panes of glass and 12 windows needed to have the hardware replaced so that the windows can be operated. The rooms will now be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and the students and contents will be protected from the elements.
Broken window panes
New windows

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1620
2020 Morocco English Library
The Penn State High School Model United Nations Conference is one of the best in the nation. Its attendees funded books for the first EVER public English library in rural Biougra, Morocco. Members of the community will learn English (they speak Amazigh and Moroccan Arabic) by reading the great classics in English.
Local home
English books

TGUP Partner: OliveSeed

Project #
ID #1610
2020 Indonesia Nutrition for Babies
Working through its partner in Indonesia, $2,500 was donated for nutrition packages for malnourished babies and assistance for children needing medical support.
Food delivery
Nurse doing delivery

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #1600
2020 Nepal Food for Families
TGUP donated $5,000 to its two partners in Nepal, LIttle Sisters Fund and Nepal Women's Community Service Center, for food relief. Since the shelter in place forbade travel by car, food was hand delivered to those in need.
Food distribution
Giving thanks

TGUP Partners:
Little Sisters Fund
and
Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #1590
2020 Tanzania Tanzania Distribution
1,500 masks were sent to Tanzania to be distributed to Maasai villagers. They were made at the Kenyan sewing center which is employing all 10 of Nyeri's seamstresses and tailors, including the 5 who have been trained at our sewing center since it opened.
Masks being donated
Children with masks

TGUP Partner: OliveSeed

Project #
ID #1580
2020 Kenya Kenya Distribution
Our Nyeri sewing center has made and distributed over 15,000 masks in central Kenya. Some have been sold, but most have been donated to essential workers and to slum residents who cannot afford to buy masks. 500 were also sent to to the US for distribution to homeless people in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.
Kenya - Covid Masks
Donating masks
Making masks
Masks donated

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1570
2020 Nepal Nepal Distribution
TGUP's sewing center, run by its partner the Nepal Women's Community Service Center, has produced more than 30,000 masks. TGUP imported 1,000 of these masks to donate to the homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nepal - Covid Masks
Making masks
Sewing center
Sewing masks

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #1560
2020 USA USA Distribution
Headed up by TGUP's Program Director, a sewing cooperative was formed to sew reusable fabric masks. More than 2,000 masks were produced and donated to first responders, hospitals, hospice workers, nursing homes, and the homeless.
Working together
Reusable fmasks
Project #
ID #1550
2020 Nepal Benches
We installed 12 cement benches in the courtyard area of the Pawan Secondary School. The school has more than 1,200 students from economically disadvantaged families, but only had a dirt courtyard where the children played. There were no seats, so they ended up sitting in the dirt. They now have clean and comfortable seating.
Pawan courtyard
Cement benches

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1530
2020 Nicaragua Desks, Stairs, Solar
A new classroom for the village of La Pitilla was recently funded and completed by TGUP. Prior to the new classroom, the entire school was held in an aluminum shed. This project added railings for the deck and stairs, solar panels for electricity, and supplies (white board, bookshelves, etc.).
Nicaragua - La Pitilla Classroom
The impact
Old classroom
Outside new room

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1520
2020 Cambodia Water Filtration
TGUP installed a water purification system for the Kambuja Youth Orphanage. The system provides water for drinking, bathing and cooking. It is the only potable water in the village, and excess purified water is captured in a tank and distributed to the local school and villagers free of charge. KYO matched 50% of the funding.
Group photo
Water system

TGUP Partner: Kambuya Youth Organization

Project #
ID #1510
2020 Kenya Playground
The Shining Star Primary School in Nyeri has 300 students but no playground or place to play. A new playground was funded by Juan Pablo Mariscal of Planet LLC and includes two sets of swings, two teeter-totters, two climbing structures with slides, and two sets of monkey bars. The playground is behind the school’s new classroom.
Condemned swings
New slides

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1500
2020 Kenya Electricity
We brought electricity to the school and installed lighting for 14 classrooms and offices at the Shining Star primary school in rural Nyeri county. On cloudy days and early in the mornings, there had been insufficient light for the students and staff to read, and the students couldn’t see the board.
Dark Classroom
Light installed

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1490
2020 Kenya Latrines
Shining Star School is working on becoming a Kenyan Model School but this cannot happen without better latrines for the 269 students. The old facilities were unsafe and at risk of collapse so girls were missing school during their menstrual cycle. We installed 6 pit latrines so all of the students can safely attend school.
Existing latrines
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1480
2020 Nicaragua Learning Resource Center
The El Triunfo Learning Resource Center and Playground is an educational space designed to provide after school education for children, youth and adults in this community northeast of Managua. The open air structure was enclosed to provide a large meeting room, the playground was renovated, and a storage kiosk was built.
Nicaragua - El Triunfo
Project impact
Old structure
New painted building

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1470
2020 USA Emergency Donation
TGUP had a chance to bid on a surplus shipment of 9,600 bottles of water. We offered $1 per case for 240 cases. With the help of Half Mile 2 Water, we delivered all 9600 bottles to charity organizations: UCLA Medical Center, One Person At A Time which feeds the homeless, migrant worker’s cooperatives, and more.
Truck with water
Delivering water

TGUP Partner: Half Mile 2 Water

Project #
ID #1460
2020 Nepal Water Well
In partnership with the Little Sisters Fund, TGUP funded a 21' deep water well to provide running water to the Bidhya Jyoti School. The school currently has 537 students from Preschool to 12th grade with 30 teachers. Until the well was built, the school did not have any water source so all water had to be brought in by hand.
21' Deep well
Students getting water

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1440
2020 Kenya Classroom
We constructed a large classroom at the Shining Star Primary School. In the past the school had to limit enrollment because of insufficient classroom space and children had to walk to a far away school. A recent landslide blocked the path and students couldn't get to school. The children now attend Shining Star School!
Kenya - Shining Star
Project breaks ground
Shining Star Before
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1420
2020 Nepal Science Lab
Sunaula Secondary School in Makwanpur has 300 students in grades 9-12. The national science curriculum is taught to all students but up until now the students did not have any practical science experience, so could not apply to go to university. We converted a run down classroom to a science lab so now they can get the training.
New lab room
Lab equipment

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1390
2020 Morocco Library
El Jadida High School, in Morocco's Riff Mountains had a dedicated library room but no books. We purchased a high quality school library collection that will foster collaboration between teachers, conservationists, and students to develop programs in literacy and environmental education that empower young people with knowledge.
Moroccan girls
Enjoying new books

TGUP Partner: OliveSeed

Project #
ID #1350
2020 Nepal Assembly Area
Working with our partner, Little Sisters Fund, TGUP built an assembly and playground area for the Mountview Secondary School. The school has close to 400 students in grades 1-10 but had only dirt fields outside the classrooms.
School
Finished yard

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1340
2020 Nicaragua School
In partnership with Seeds of Learning, we built a new classroom and community center for the remote village of La Pitilla. The local school only had one small classroom made from an aluminum shed which was too small to accommodate all the children. Now everyone can attend school and the community can hold evening meetings.
Nicaragua - La Pitilla Community
The impact
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1330
2020 Nepal Classroom
Alongside the Nepal Women Community Service Center, TGUP helped construct a new classroom on the second floor for the Barahachhetra Secondary School. The old classroom was damaged in the 2015 earthquake and was in danger of collapse.
Outside old classroom
New second story

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #1320
2020 Tanzania Playground
Working with Our One Community and the Olmoti Primary School, TGUP installed a large playground and a soccer field. Before this, the 485 students did not hav anywhere to play except a dirt field.
Existing play area
New playground

TGUP Partner: Our One Community

Project #
ID #1310
2020 Kenya Girls' Latrines
We built 4 pit latrines just for girls to use at Ngungu School in Kirinyaga. The old latrines were collapsing, unsanitary and unsafe. Many of the girls were no longer attending school due to the lack of toilet facilities. They are now back in school.
Old latrines
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1300
2020 Indonesia Latrines
Working with East Bali Poverty Project, TGUP funded 34 latrines for 44 families in the Pucang hamlet. There are 130 people including 34 children. These latrines insulate the water supply from E.coli preventing sickness and even death.
Indonesia - Bali Phase 5
The need
Locals help build
Family with latrine

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #1290
2020 Nepal Birthing Center
TGUP refurbished its 14th birthing center in Nepal. This one is located in the Bhojpur district where the nearest emergency facility is 6 hours by car (most residents do not have access to a vehicle). These centers are reducing mothers and babies dying by close to 95%.
Nepal - Charambi
The need
Existing health post
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #1260
2020 Nepal Potable Water
There are two villages who were fully dependent on a small water spring. The villagers had to walk 30 minutes each way to carry water in jugs from the local water source. To ensure a stable water supply, TGUP funded the construction of a cement water reservoir.
Gathering water
New water spigot

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1380
2019 Kenya Save a Girl Nyeri 19
The TGUP funded sewing center in Nyeri continues to produce Save a Girl kits. In 2019, TGUP funded over 4,500 kits in Kenya, and distributed them free of charge to girls in 40 different schools and women’s groups. Each distribution also includes education on the use of the kits, self-defense, and menstrual health.
Girls at Gaikundo
Nyaribo School

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1370
2019 Ivory Coast Save a Girl IC
TGUP’s Ivory Coast partner, Karat School Project, celebrated International Girls’ Day by hosting a conference in Abidjan for local girls. The purpose was to encourage girls to stay in, and finish, school. Only 2% of Ivory Coast girls finish high school. TGUP provided 300 Save a Girl kits to donate to the girls who attended.
Ivory Coast kits
Attending conference

TGUP Partner: Karat School Project

Project #
ID #1270
2019 Nepal Retaining Wall
The monsoon rains caused multiple landslides at the Chunadevi school in Nagarkot. Both classrooms and the newly-installed courtyard were at risk. The Rotary and Nepal Army helped secure the classrooms. This project reinforced the hillside with stone and cement to preserve the courtyard.
Hillside collapses
School children

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1250
2019 Nepal Science Lab
TGUP equipped a room at the Bhanu Sanskrit School in Tanahum to be used for practical science instruction. The school has 240 students in grades 1-10 with 18 dedicated teaching staff. The national science curriculum is taught in grades 6-10 to 200 students, but they had no facilities for practical lab work.
Room to refurbish
New lab in use

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1230
2019 Kenya Agriculture
12 beehives were manufactured and installed at the Ngungu Primary and Secondary schools. They will provide honey for food and for selling, and the bees will act as pollinators for the kitchen gardens at the schools and for the surrounding coffee bushes on which the community of 500+ depends for their income.
Assembling a beehive
Installed beehive

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1220
2019 Kenya Soccer Uniforms
Uniforms for boys' and girls' soccer, handball, volleyball and baseball teams were donated 1,000 students at underfunded schools near Nyeri, Kirinyaga, and the Kibera Slums of Nairobi. American student TGUP travelers also gave uniforms and equipment to the schools for use in PE classes and played along with the local children.
New uniforms
Kenyan teams

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1200
2019 Nepal Save a Girl NP 19
Since the TGUP-funded sewing center in Dang opened in January, hundreds of washable sanitary supplies have been distributed to girls in the surrounding areas. The recipients have also been given education on female biology and feminine hygiene as well as information on the use and care of their washable sanitary kits.
Setidevi School
Menstrual education

TGUP Partner: Nepal Women Community Service Center

Project #
ID #1190
2019 Indonesia Latrines
Working with East Bali Poverty Project, we funded 21 latrines for 33 families in the Belong hamlet. There are 131 people from 33 families including 53 children aged 0-16: 14 aged 0-5, 23 aged 6-12 and 16 aged 13-16. These latrines insulate the water supply from E.coli, preventing sickness.
Latrine being built
New latrine

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #1180
2019 Ecuador Potable Water
With our partner, Green Empowerment, we installed a well, filtration system, piping and a new distribution infrastructure so that the people in San Salvador would have potable water. We also constructed 15 composting latrines for the community of 540 people.
Potable water
Community homes

TGUP Partner: Green Empowement

Project #
ID #1170
2019 Ecuador Potable Water
TGUP funded the construction of a centralized gravity supply and distribution potable water system for the community of Piedra, serving households with metered connections. Additionally, training was provided for the majority of Piedra’s community members on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) topics.
Digging to lay pipes
WASH education

TGUP Partner: Green Empowement

Project #
ID #1160
2019 Kenya Desks
We bought 30 desks and chairs for the new classroom at Ngungu School. The desks include storage space for the students’ school supplies and were made to order by a local craftsman. They are expected to last more than 10 years, serving hundreds of students.
Inside classroom
New desks and chairs

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1150
2019 Kenya Water
The Ngungu Secondary School had no running water so gutters were installed on the new classroom and a 5000 liter tank was put in place to capture water from the gutters. This will provide water to the school for cooking, cleaning and irrigating a garden.
New gutters
5000 liter water tank

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1140
2019 Kenya Classroom
TGUP funded the construction of a new classroom for the Ngungu secondary school in Kirinyaga. The school has more than 200 students but lacked sufficient classroom space. Before the classroom was built, many of the students ended up having class in a space that is also used as a dining room or outside in a field.
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1130
2019 Nepal Playground
TGUP funded the construction of both an assembly area and a playground for the Chunadevi Secondary School. The school has over 800 students in grades 1-10. Previously, the students had no place to gather other than a dirt yard.
Muddy play area
Laying paving stones

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1120
2019 Nepal Library
TGUP, in partnership with the Little Sister's Fund, funded the construction of a new room to be used as a library at the Setidevi Secondary School. The school currently has 205 students and 21 staff. The school has three buildings on its own land and this library was an addition to an existing building.
New top floor library
New library

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1110
2019 Ivory Coast Water
TGUP installed a pump and piping to bring water to the Karat school's 500 children. With running water, a daily meal can be cooked for the children, and they are able to wash their hands, improving hygiene and reducing illness. In addition, water-based science lessons are taught and the school planted their first ever garden.
Carrying water
Clean water

TGUP Partner: Karat School Project

Project #
ID #1100
2019 Ivory Coast Electricity
Karat School in the Ivory Coast did not have running water or electricity. TGUP funded the installation of electricity to the school. Now that electricity is installed, the school will serve over 500 children on a weekly basis, with homework support, computer classes, and nutrition supplement programs.
Karat School
First ever computer

TGUP Partner: Karat School Project

Project #
ID #1090
2019 Nicaragua Learning Resource Center
This Learning Resource Center offers reading, dance classes, tutoring, crafts, games, drawing, computer classes, library services, a sanitation campaign, and sports. This fun learning environment builds self-esteem, reinforces academic education, stimulates creativity, and a sense of community, all in a safe environment.
Children learning
Center playground

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1080
2019 Nepal Sewing Center
Working with the Little Sisters Fund and the Nepal Women Community Service Center, TGUP funded the setup costs for a sewing center for the purpose of producing Save a Girl kits of washable, reusable, sanitary supplies. The sewing center will be self-sustaining by also making and selling school uniforms, etc.
Seamstresses
Nepal Sewing Center

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1060
2019 Nepal Birthing Center
Working with One Heart Worldwide, we refurbished an existing health post into a fully functioning birthing center, It is 8 hours from the nearest hospital using a 4-wheel drive vehicle on a difficult dirt road. The total catchment population of this health facility is 4,167 and we expect about 180 pregnancies per year.
Before renovation
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #1070
2018 Indonesia Latrines
We built 24 engineered latrines throughout Ban to insulate the water supply from human waste. The units cost $250 each to install. All of the costs of the project were for materials: concrete blocks; cement; pipes; toilets; and roofing, as all of the labor for the project was contributed by local residents.
Family in Ban
New Latrine

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #1050
2018 Nepal Birthing Center
Panchthar is a district with a population of 195,460 and 5,300 pregnancies per year. Most of the roads are dirt that wash out during the monsoon, making travel impossible. Most women have no pregnancy health services, maternity services are under-utilized and low in quality. This was our 12th birthing center refurbishment.
Delivery room before
After the upgrade

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #1040
2018 Kenya Sewing Center
We set up a sewing center in Nyeri to produce reusable sanitary supplies for our Save a Girl program. The sewing center will be self-sustaining by also making and selling school uniforms, etc. We funded the set up of the sewing center (sewing machines, serger, fabrics, etc.) and paid for 200 Save a Girl kits.
Woman sewing kits
Finished kits

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #1030
2018 Nepal Science Lab
The Setidevi Secondary School in southern Kathmandu had 205 students and 21 staff but no science lab. We equipped a classroom so it can be used as a science lab including purchasing all supplies and equipment needed.
Setidevi students
New science supplies

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #1020
2018 Nicaragua Classroom
Due to increased enrollment, the kitchen at the El Paraiso School had to be converted to a preschool classroom. Not only was this not a suitable classroom but the kitchen could no longer serve meals. We built an entire new classroom for the preschool class.
Old preschool room
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #1010
2018 Zambia Save a Girl Z 18
500 girls in Zambia received Save a Girl kits and will now be able to complete high school. They are feeling empowered with their washable kits, newfound knowledge and the self defense moves they have mastered.
At Mphata School
Girls with new kits

TGUP Partner: Raise a Smile

Project #
ID #1000
2018 Nicaragua Library
We built a new 12x8 meter building to be shared by 5 local schools. It will serve as a library, a study hall, a community center, and on weekends as a classroom for adult education.
Old crowded library
Completed library

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #990
2018 Kenya Save a Girl Nyeri 18
800 girls and women can now live normal, productive lives every week of the month since they received Save a Girl kits. Our partner in this coffee and dairy farming area is also training the women in rural based financial management.
Kihatha School girls
Kiganjo School girls

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #980
2018 Malawi Water Well
The old well in Manyesa produced only salty water. We drilled a new well that is now providing clean drinking water for the people and livestock, and irrigation for the crops. The capped well, with solar controls can produce up to 100 gallons per minute and is allowing the villagers to grow a second crop each year.
The old well
Water from well

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #960
2018 Nepal Save a Girl NP 18
We gave health education and reusable sanitary supplies to 100 girls in Nepal. Now they will not miss a week of school every month, and will be able to reach their educational potential.
Girls with kits
Kit contents

TGUP Partner: Little Sisters Fund

Project #
ID #950
2018 Zambia Latrines
We built a new set of four latrines for students and staff at Mbuluyenji Primary School in Mambwe District. The old latrines were near collapse. We used a UNICEF design, adapted for local soil conditions.
Old latrines
Finished latrines

TGUP Partner: Raise a Smile

Project #
ID #940
2018 Kenya Latrines
TGUP provided design, materials, supervision and labor while working alongside the people of the community, to build 4 pit latrines and a urinal, to replace the condemned latrines at Gikumbo School in Kirinyaga.
Old latrines
Staff beside latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #930
2017 South Africa Laptops
Los Altos High School donated 15 laptops which are being used to teach computer skills at the community center in the Tembisa township. Without these skills the people remain consigned to manual labor work.
Computer skills class
World just opened up

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #920
2017 Nepal Save a Girl NP 17
We gave health education and reusable sanitary supplies to 300 girls in Nepal. Without them, many would have had to drop out of school and get married, perform low paying jobs or been sold into the sex trade.
Education session
TGUP delivering kits

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #910
2017 Indonesia Latrines
We built another 23 engineered latrines throughout Ban to help insulate the water supply from human waste. The units cost $250 each and will last for 25 years. The labor was contributed by local residents.
Delivering materials
Finished latrine

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #900
2017 Kenya First Distribution
Working with our partner KISI we distributed 250 washable sanitary kits to girls in the Nyeri and Jikaze Districts. They will enable the girls to complete high school, and so avoid becoming second class citizens.
Sunrise Tetu School
Girls at Gikumbo

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #890
2017 South Africa Save a Girl SA 17
We gave health education and reusable sanitary supplies to 200 girls in Tembisa. They can now attend school every week and reach their educational potential. Without the kits most would have dropped out of school.
Happy recipient
Sample kit

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #880
2017 Kenya Staircase
The stairs at the Mwea Bright Star School were dangerous and falling down, risking injury to both students and staff. TGUP funded the building of a new staircase.
Old staircase
New staircase

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #870
2017 South Africa Disabled Care Center
We built a care facility for physically disabled children. The facility will provide a safe place for the children, and also offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and educational training to children and their parents.
Framing a wall
Therapist and child

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #860
2017 Kenya Boys' Latrines
We built 4 pit latrines and 2 urinals at Ngungu School in Kirinyaga. The latrines were collapsing, unsanitary and unsafe. Many of the students were no longer attending school due to the lack of toilet facilities.
Old latrines
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #850
2017 South Africa Upgrade
We converted a storage room into a Pre-K classroom and built a multi-part balancing structure. A large wall mural was painted and the walkway to the Pre-K room was painted with lots of games to encourage gross motor play.
TGUP group painting
New balance beam

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #840
2017 South Africa Upgrade
The interior and exterior walls were prepped and painted, then decorated with shapes and numbers. A climbing frame, children's tables and chairs, and a teacher's desk were installed, as well as a hanging rack for backpacks.
Newly painted wall
Jungle gym happiness

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #830
2017 South Africa Upgrade
We completely renovated 3 preschool rooms including repairing, painting and decorating interior and exterior walls. We installed a jungle gym and donated educational toys, books and tables and chairs.
Painting outside wall
Delivering donations

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #820
2017 Nicaragua Classrooms
This school in Matagalpa has 475 students. In 2016 we built two classrooms, toilets and a kitchen. This year we built another two classrooms and performed other repairs. The goal is to make it an approved "Model School".
Under construction
New classrooms

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #810
2016 Myanmar Medical Clinic
We built a simple medical clinic for more than 230 orphans who had been abandoned and left on the streets of the city. It will provide basic medical care including vaccinations. Local medical staff are donating their time.
Orphans in class
New medical clinic

TGUP Partner: MCTA RVi Academy of Mandalay

Project #
ID #800
2016 Nicaragua Classrooms
In 2013 the school had 250 students, 5 teachers and 5 classrooms. Enrollment has since increased by 50%, so in 2016 we built 3 classrooms with flexible interior walls so the building can also be used as a large auditorium.
Old tent classroom
Finished building

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #790
2016 Nepal Birthing Center
The nearest clinic, in Bhojpur, is about 6 hours away on foot and 3 hours by vehicle (unaffordable for most). The population of Pyauli is 2,368 and the catchment population is about 11,139 with 281 expected pregnancies.
Old delivery room
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #780
2016 Nepal Birthing Center
Kot is located 4 hours away from the nearest clinic (by dirt road). We expect about 100 pregnancies per year. We renovated a building designated by the DHO (Dept of Health) into a fully functioning and staffed birthing center.
Old delivery room
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #770
2016 Nepal Birthing Center
We renovated a building in the rural area of Basteem, which is 2.5 hours away from the nearest clinic (via a dirt road). The new facility has a delivery room, post-delivery recovery room and storage, as well as a new toilet.
Before refurbishment
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #760
2016 Indonesia Latrines
The 17,000 residents of Ban were experiencing diarrhea, diphtheria and E.coli contamination, and children were dying. We built 24 engineered latrines, at $250 each, to insulate the water supply from human waste.
Latrine being built
One of 24 latrines

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #750
2016 South Africa Upgrade
We fixed up the exterior of a building that is used as a community volunteer center. The volunteers based here work wherever they are most needed in the Tembisa Township of Johannesburg. The township has a population of almost 470,000 with very few services: no garbage pickup, and many areas without running water or electricity.
TGUP hard at work
Finished walls

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #740
2016 South Africa Upgrade
At Salome's Preschool we replaced some broken metal siding, a roof and windows. Then we painted educational murals, cleaned cleaned up the yard, set up a jungle gym and installed a water catchment system. TGUP student volunteers helped with all the work, and the following day went back and enjoyed playing with the children.
Old inside
New inside

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #730
2016 South Africa Upgrade
At Greater Glory Preschool we painted and decorated all the inside walls, repaired and painted ceilings, and installed new shelving. We also provided nap mats and educational supplies for the children. Ouside, we painted and added murals to walls, and installed a jungle gym, new play equipment and a water catchment system.
Yard full of donations
Renovated classroom

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #720
2016 South Africa Upgrade
Kidebone's Preschool needed a full renovation of the facilities and equipment. Inside, we repaired and painted the ceilings and walls, and installing new shelving. Then we added new child-sized tables, chairs and nap mats. Outside we painted and decorated, and installed a water catchment system and some playground equipment.
Before upgrade
Renovated play area

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #710
2016 South Africa Upgrade
We upgraded Little Angel Preschool in Tembisa, a large township about an hour north of Jahannesburg. In addition to painting the preschool inside and out, and painting educational murals, we cleaned up the school yard, installed a jungle gym and water catchment system, and donated child sized tables and chairs.
Jungle gym arrival
Finished upgrade

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #700
2016 Malawi Solar Electricity
We installed a solar electric system for all the classrooms at the newly built high school in Manyesa. It will power the lights we installed in the classrooms as well as the outside safety lights, and the 4 current computers. We also installed conduit and wiring for a lab with 20 computers that will be installed later.
First class in session
New classrooms

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #690
2016 Kenya Staff Latrines
Ngungu School had no sanitary facilities as the latrines had been closed by the government. The students had to use the field as a bathroom, and many girls dropped out of school. The teachers had to use the church latrines so missed teaching time. We built a set of pit latrines and the school population started to grow again.
Condemned latrines
New latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #680
2016 Nicaragua Classroom
15 de Septiembre, is an urban edge school in Matagalpa with 475 students but it had only 3 classrooms. TGUP student volunteers helped as we built 2 large brick classrooms, and put in retaining walls to improve the state of the grounds. This was the first phase in making it a Ministry of Education "Model School."
Existing kitchen
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #670
2015 Yucatan Education
This conservation and reforestation education project will protect the forest, educate local youth, build community ties and provide hands-on experience for young Mayan environmentalists who will teach others who are interested in conserving traditional Mayan forests. It was funded by Synapse School in Menlo Park, CA.
Mayan rain forest
Trainee backpacks

TGUP Partner: CEAPY

Project #
ID #660
2015 Nepal Birthing Center
Bihukot is 3 hours away (on a really rough road) from the nearest referral center, so a birthing center was really needed. We upgraded an existing building into a birthing center that is now manned by 3 government trained, and paid, midwives. The population of this area is 6,310 and we expect 190 pregnancies per year.
Old delivery room
New delivery & staff

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #650
2015 Nepal Birthing Center
We upgraded a dilapidated building into a fully-equipped, modern birthing center. Rayadada is located 4 hours away from the nearest clinic (on foot — there are no roads). With a population of 3,200, we expect about 100 babies per year. SInce opening the birthing center has greatly reduced both maternal and neonatal death rates.
Old delivery room
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #640
2015 Nepal Birthing Center
Devisthan is a 5 hour walk away from the nearest clinic, and because they are considered to be unclean during childbirth, women cannot give birth in their homes. So they had been giving birth in the animal shelter beside their home, in very unsanitary conditions. We converted an old building into a much needed birthing center.
Old delivery room
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #630
2015 Nepal Tents
TGUP provided four military-grade surgical tents for use as temporary replacements for birthing centers following the Earthquake in 2015. They are located in Satyadevi, Kumpur, Mahadevbesi and Salyantar, some of the most remote villages in Nepal. As well as urgent operations being performed, many babies were born in the tents.
Tents & surgical team
Babies born in tents

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #620
2015 Nicaragua Classroom
We constructed a new preschool classroom in the community of Manuel Piquera. Included in the project were a retaining wall, play area, latrine, storage space and kitchen. This project was done in collaboration with the community members who contributed the majority of the labor. TGUP student volunteers also helped.
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #610
2015 South Africa Upgrade
This property is located on top of a garbage dump, but the teachers have gradually converted it to a beautiful preschool. We helped with painting, decorating and installing a water catchment system. The school is so well respected that people from the town want to send their children to this township school, but it is full.
Before upgrade
After the upgrade

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #600
2015 South Africa Jungle Gym
We installed monkey bars and a jungle gym. None of the children had ever had a structure on which to exercise their gross motor skills and their upper bodies were very weak. They were amazed when a TGUP student showed them how to use it! When we returned on our next trip the children were easily climbing all over the equipment.
Waiting to play
Trying the slide

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #590
2015 South Africa Upgrade
The teachers at Machachaba recently completed their updated certification in early childhood education and knew that the whole facility needed to be upgraded. We helped by painting and decorating all the roooms, and providing bright new tables, chairs, cribs and preschool supplies. The ladies are excited by the new curriculum.
Children looking out
Upgraded room

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #580
2015 South Africa Upgrade
Dineo Preschool needed a major renovation. TGUP student volunteers helped to paint walls, and add murals before we installed shelves for books and educational toys. We then installed new tables, chairs, hangers for backpacks and baby cots. A set of monkey bars and a jungle gym completed the renovation.
New entry sign
Monkey bar fun

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #570
2015 South Africa Upgrade
We painted walls, added murals, hung educational posters, and built shelves for books and games. We also donated educational supplies. Outside, we installed a water catchment system with gutters, pipes and a large water storage tank. We also donated and installed a set of monkey bars and a jungle gym in the playground.
Jungle gym play
Water catchment

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #560
2015 South Africa Upgrade
The 2013 upgrade allowed the school to expand enrollment. This time, we renovated a second building including interior and exterior painting and decorating with educational murals. We built shelves and assembled tables, chairs, and cribs. We also repaired fencing and repainted the school's playground equipment.
Upgraded classroom
Upgraded exterior

TGUP Partner: Cuddle Trust

Project #
ID #550
2015 Multiple Countries Vaccinations
We worked with Key Club International and UNICEF to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world by providing three vaccinations costing $1.80 to pregnant women in multiple countries. More than 3,600 mothers and babies received the series of 3 vaccinations that prevented tetanus, thanks to this project.
Being vaccinated
Nurse giving a shot
Project #
ID #540
2015 Kenya Agriculture
TGUP installed a rainwater catchment and drip irrigation system at a model agricultural education school — the Nanyuki Day School. The resulting conservation of rainwater resulted in a 500% increase in crop yields: cabbages that had been growing the size of baseballs were now growing to be the size of soccer balls.
Old watering method
New water tank

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #530
2014 Yucatan Agriculture
Working with the Centro de Educación Ambiental de la Peninsula Yucateca, we funded two hoop houses and the tools to propagate and preserve at-risk native plant species in the Yucatan rain forest. The project will protect forests, educate local youths, build community ties, and provide hands-on experience for young Mayans.
Inside hoop garden
Garden seedlings

TGUP Partner: CEAPY

Project #
ID #520
2014 South Africa Upgrade
The owner of Shoko Preschool had just finished her training and apprenticeship and was preparing to open the school. We installed a new front door, added an interior wall, and renovated, painted and decorated the whole building. We installed monkey bars and a jungle gym, and donated educational supplies ready for the opening.
Jungle gym delivery
Jungle gym installed

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #510
2014 South Africa Upgrade
One of the rooms at Bright Life Daycare was very dark and uninviting. The owner wanted it to be light and welcoming so we cut two openings and installed windows. We then renovated the inside and outside of the building and provided the center with child-sized tables and chairs, as well as fun educational supplies.
Making windows
Upgrade finished

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #500
2014 South Africa Upgrade
We painted walls, added educational murals and installed shelves, educational posters, and hanging racks for backpacks. We supplied child sized tables and chairs and installed a swing set. We also donated stationery and other teacher supplies to the teachers who had been recently trained in early childhood education.
Upgrade in progress
After the upgrade

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #490
2014 Malawi Classrooms
The community asked us to build 2 more classrooms for Manyesa Village School which serves 1,200 children. As they did when we built classrooms with them in 2010, the local residents contributed labor, and they made another 160,000 bricks using the moulds and materials we supplied. We have now added 4 classrooms to this school.
Locals making blocks
Almost finished

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #480
2014 Nepal Birthing Center
Three rooms have been upgraded into a birthing center which will serve a population of about 5,600 people. The physical upgrade included insulation of the walls, repair of the roof, and installation of water and electricity. As with all of our birthing centers, the government has trained and hired 3 midwives to work there.
Exterior of building
Recovery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #470
2014 Nepal Birthing Center
We upgraded a four-room building into fully functional birthing center. It serves a population of 8,000 with about 200 pregnancies per year. According to the official Nepalese government statistics, we are reducing the number of mothers dying in childbirth by more than 90%, and the number of babies dying by more than 95%.
Exterior of building
New delivery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #460
2014 Nepal Birthing Center
We renovated and upgraded a health post into a fully staffed and provisioned birthing center where basic pre-natal and emergency obstetric care can be provided. Three midwives have been trained, and hired, by the government, so there is always someone on duty. The population in the area is 6,000 with about 250 babies a year.
Exterior of building
Recovery room

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #450
2014 Nicaragua Classroom
We built two classrooms in this low-income community of about 400 families in the Matagalpa mountains. TGUP student volunteers helped with the building work. The new classrooms are bright and welcoming and all the children can go to school at the same time, and stay all day, instead of attending in shifts as they had to before.
TGUP students
New buildings

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #440
2013 South Africa Computer Lab
We provided 10 netbook computers to populate a computer lab in the Johannesberg township of Tembisa. The lab provides vocational computer-based training to hundreds of local students and job aspirants. Graduates of the training programs receive a certificate of accomplishment and are able to apply for better jobs.
Training in laptop use
New graduates

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #430
2013 Nicaragua Classroom
Tepeyac School was too small to accommodate all the students at one time, so they had to attend school in shifts. This caused a strain on families that had children attending school at different times of day. We built a classroom so now all of the children can attend all day, and a kitchen so the students can have lunch.
New building site
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #420
2013 Malawi Solar Lights
We installed the village's first-ever electrical system at the village school at Manyesa, in southern Malawi. It is a solar collection and storage system that uses panels on the school roof, and batteries, to power LED lights for two classrooms. This enables the classrooms to be used for community meetings and evening events.
Installing solar panels
Lights!

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #410
2013 Yucatan Library
Too is a very small pueblo and the Proyecto Itzaes library is the only outside resource for the school. The old floor at Proyecto Itzaes had crumbled and the dust was unhealthy as well as destroying the books, didactic materials and laptops. After removing the ancient, deteriorated, flooring we laid a new cement floor.
Children in library
Library in use

TGUP Partner: Proyecto Itzaes

Project #
ID #400
2013 Yucatan Septic and Water
We installed a water well, and a septic system for bathrooms, in Chicxulub Pueblo, on the Yukatan Peninsula in Mexico, so that the Proyecto Itzaes site would have a working bathroom. The only previous option was to go in the backyard, and that was spreading E.coli. Now they have a sanitary solution, and a safe water supply.
Building septic sytem
Covering septic tank

TGUP Partner: Proyecto Itzaes

Project #
ID #390
2013 Malawi Scholarship
Like Eliza Milenya, two years before, we sent Alex Nasawa to the Malawi National Teacher's College to earn his teaching credential so he could teach at the school in Manyesa village. He has completed his training and we have now reduced the student/teacher ratio at the school from 180:1 to 60:1. Thank you Los Altos teachers!
Alex Nasawa
New classrooms

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #380
2013 South Africa Upgrade
We purchased a storage unit and had it installed for use as the office of a local social welfare group working in the township of Tembisa, a poor area about half way between Johannesburg and Pretoria. A cement floor was put down, shelves were installed, and the door was strengthened. They can now add furniture and supplies.
New welfare office
Interior of office

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #370
2013 South Africa Upgrade
Good daycare and preschool places are desperately short in the area, so in order to offer daycare to as many families as possible, the carers needed a place to store food and to use as an office. We installed a storage unit that came with two windows, and laid cement floors, installed shelves, and strengthened the door.
Warehouse site
Warehouse interior

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #360
2013 South Africa Upgrade
Earlier work had upgraded the interior and exterior of the school. In this project we installed monkey bars and a jungle gym. The combination makes for a world of difference in how the students experience their school. The children were intrigued by the equipment, but it didn't take them long to learn how to use the playground!
Jungle gym delivery
Jungle gym play

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #350
2013 South Africa Upgrade
At Lesedi Preschool we painted walls, added murals and installed shelves, tables, chairs and hanging racks for backpacks. We also re-painted two jungle gyms, the name board and the outside fence. We worked on a weekend so the school didn't have to close, and once the paint was dry we delivered new educational supplies.
Renovated inside
TGUP group outside

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #340
2013 South Africa Upgrade
Nthabiseng was a good preschool with excellent teachers but the building looked drab. We painted the inside and outside walls and hung educational murals and posters. We also built shelves, and assembled tables, chairs, and baby cribs. The school looked very unexciting when we arrived, but now looks bright and inviting.
Delivering materials
Renovated exterior

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #330
2013 South Africa Upgrade
We painted the walls with educational murals and installed shelves for books, games, and educational materials. Then we built cribs for the nap room. After painting the outside of the school we installed playground equipment, including monkey bars and a jungle gym. The children were amazed when they saw the improvements!
Prepped for murals
Jungle gym arriving

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #320
2013 South Africa Upgrade
Last year we renovated Thato Preschool and daycare. This year we installed a jungle gym to encourage gross motor skill development. We also put in a rainwater catchment system of gutters, pipes and a storage tank. It will reduce the need to carry water from a centralized distribution point. TGUP volunteers helped with the work.
Jungle gym delivery
Jungle gym play

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #310
2012 Haiti Desks
TGUP provided a water cistern and emergency supplies to SOPUDEP School in Port-au-Prince after the earthquake in 2010, and this year we raised the funds necessary to buy the 100 desks they needed so that everyone could have their own. The school serves more than 500 students in one of the poorest districts of the city.
TGUP volunteers
Celebrating solidarity

TGUP Partner: Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Project #
ID #300
2012 Kenya Classroom
We built a classroom to be used as a computer lab for 350 high school girls in Karatina, Kenya. None of the girls had ever touched a computer before, but now they are proficient users of word processing, spreadsheets, and more. The project was funded by donations from 32 KIWINS Key Club schools in Southern California.
Putting up the rafters
Finished building

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #290
2012 Nepal Birthing Center
High up in the Himalayas, Dolpa can only be reached on foot (11 days hiking from the nearest road). The community has about 1,200 births a year but had no maternal health services available. Now that the Dho Birthing Center has been completed, they now have basic obstetric care in a clean, warm, and safe environment.
Delivering supplies
Remote clinic

TGUP Partner: One Heart Worldwide

Project #
ID #280
2012 South Africa Upgrade
We renovated the preschool and installed monkey bars and a jungle gym with slide, fireman's pole and drum. These are the first gross motor skills structures the students have ever had. The staff were recently trained in best practices for preschool teaching and are excited to now have the environment to best teach the children.
Teacher and students
With TGUP group

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #270
2012 South Africa Upgrade
Working with our South African partners, we painted walls, tables, chairs and other furniture, and created educational posters. We then painted murals on the inside and outside walls and installed hangers for backpacks. This created an ideal environment for the recently qualified teachers to work at Thato Preschool and Daycare.
Upgrade in progress
Finished front

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #260
2012 South Africa Upgrade
After the preschool teachers at Freedom Preschool had received their training and certification in early childhood education, we installed shelves, educational posters, tables, chairs, and hanging racks for backpacks. We also painted inside and outside walls including putting educational murals on the walls.
Painting the exterior
Painting the interior

TGUP Partner: COPT

Project #
ID #250
2012 Multiple Countries Educational Toys
Students at three California schools collected 500 pounds of LEGOs. School-sized sets of the LEGOs were sent to TGUP-supported schools in Mexico, Nicaragua, Haiti, Malawi, and South Africa. The children love them because they are fun, and the teachers love them because they promote the students' creativity and fine motor skills.
Collecting LEGOs
LEGOs in Nicaragua
Project #
ID #240
2012 Yucatan Books
We sent 500 new library-grade Spanish language books to the Proyecto Itzaes literacy cooperative in Yucatan, Mexico. The 6,500 people in the area only spoke Toltec so were very limited in their work and trading options. Thanks to the Latino Student Union at Los Altos High they can now read and speak both Toltec and Spanish.
New Spanish books
Learning to read

TGUP Partner: Proyecto Itzaes

Project #
ID #230
2011 Malawi Teacher's Scholarship
Eliza Milenya wanted to study at the Malawi National Teacher's College so she could teach at the school where we have funded classrooms. When the teachers at a school in Los Altos, CA, heard that it would only take $5 from each of them to fund Eliza's scholarship, they immediately donated. She is now teaching at Manyesa School.
Eliza Milenya
Eliza's new classroom

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #220
2011 Nicaragua Classroom
We built a 2-room brick school in Montegrande, in the Matagalpa mountains of Nicaragua. It replaced a wooden coffee bean storage shed that had been their only classroom, and wasn't available during the coffee harvest season. Sixteen of our volunteer students traveled to Nicaragua to help with the construction.
Making progress
Finished school

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #210
2011 Kenya Agriculture
We sent 42 used computers to help with the Kenyan schools' E-Gardens project. E-Gardens used the laptops to build an electronic system that now connects 11 schools in Kenya so they can share best agricultural practices, including advice on how to build water catchment systems, drip irrigation options, and more.
Campaign logo
Bigger cabbages

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #200
2011 Nicaragua Classroom
Located on a coffee plantation, Santa Isabel School held all their classes in an old wooden coffee storage building. However, it was needed for storage during the harvest season, so there could be no school at that time of the year. With their beautiful, new, purpose-built classroom they can hold classes year-round.
Old classroom
Outside new room

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #190
2011 Kenya Classroom
Gakawa School is in a very poor area near Nanyuki in Central Kenya, where the community survives on subsistence farming. The old buildings were made of wood and corrugated metal, and leaked when it rained. We built a weather-proof computer lab so students can become computer literate, connect with the world, and get better jobs.
Under construction
Inside the new room

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #180
2010 Indonesia School
We renovated a crumbling school, that had open-sided classrooms, in the Indonesian village of Manikaji on the east side of the island of Bali.The school now has proper classrooms with large windows, and provides a good learning environment in all weathers. Funds were provided by Key Club students at 19 high schools in Hawaii.
Old school -- no walls
New school

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #170
2010 Haiti Water
Students at 18 high schools in Silicon Valley raised $20,000, following the earthquake in 2010, to support the 500 students at SOPUDEP School in Haiti, most of whom are orphans. We built a water cistern and purchased essential, and urgently needed supplies, including tents, medical equipment, generators, pots and pans, and food.
Fundraising flyer
TGUP student

TGUP Partner: Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Project #
ID #160
2010 Malawi Classrooms
We helped fund construction of the two new classrooms requested by the Manyesa Village School. To keep the cost down, we purchased the supplies needed for the roof, windows and doors, and provided the materials and brick moulds for the village’s families to hand make the 160,000 bricks needed to build classroom walls.
160,000 blocks
Saying "Thank you"

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #150
2009 Nicaragua Classroom
San Martin School in Matagalpa had 150 students from preschool to 6th grade. However, they only had two old classrooms, both made of wood planks and corrugated metal. One had been divided into two by a plastic sheet to provide a "third classroom" space. We built a large, bright, classroom that will last for many years.
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: Seeds of Learning

Project #
ID #140
2009 Kenya Latrines
Kiini Secondary School did not have its own latrines so they had been using the facilities of a local church. This was causing conflict between the school and the church, and the students lost valuable learning time going between the buildings. We built a set of three latrines at the school for the 151 students and staff.
During construction
Finished latrines

TGUP Partner: Kiini Sustainable Initiative (KISI)

Project #
ID #130
2009 Kenya Classroom
Mureru School's 207 students are among the poorest in the country. The 45 freshmen had been learning in a room with porous timber walls and a dirt floor. We built a large cut-stone classroom and provided individual desks. The new learning environment has given the students a great boost in morale and hope for the future!
Old classroom
Inside new classroom

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #120
2009 Kenya Classroom
Ngenia School, near the base of Mt. Kenya in central Kenya, has a population of 308 students. They had no high school classroom and were using an old wooden barn. We built them a new classroom of cut stone with large windows. It is bright, has lights for cloudly days, and every high school student now has their own desk.
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #110
2009 Indonesia School
The Bunga village school and community learning center was dilapidated, falling down, and unable to be used. The 3,000 families in the area live in single-room bamboo huts with dirt floors and are almost 100% illiterate. Since the rebuild, students in grades one to six now attend school and the adults have classes on an evening.
Old school
New school

TGUP Partner: East Bali Poverty Project

Project #
ID #100
2008 Kenya Calculators
Students at high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area collected 350 used, but still working, solar calculators and sent them to students at schools in the Nanyuki area of Central Kenya, so that they could learn Algebra. We are not sure who was more thrilled — the American donating students or the Kenyan recipients.
Collecting calculators
Donated calculators

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #90
2008 Malawi Shoes
We sent 250 pairs of children's tennis shoes to the village of Manyesa, in Malawi. Malawi is the fourth-poorest country in the world and most of the recipients had never had a pair of shoes. One of the first things they did was to play a soccer game with the children from another village. They won the game. Was it the shoes?
Some of the shoes
Shoe recipients

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #80
2008 USA Nutrition
Every year, students at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA collect food for the Second Harvest Food Bank Thanksgiving food drive. This year the drive was organized by The Global Uplift Project Club's students at the school, and they collected more than 30,000 pounds of food (the most ever) for the San Jose based food bank!
Where the food went
Some of the food

TGUP Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank

Project #
ID #70
2008 China Assistance
The Asian Student Union at Los Altos High School, and the Latino Student Unions at Los Altos and Mountain View worked together and raised $3,000 to help victims of the devastating 2008 China earthquake. The fundraiser was done as soon as the students heard about the earthquake. All proceeds were donated to the China Red Cross.
Earthquake damage
Making the donation

TGUP Partner: China Red Cross

Project #
ID #60
2008 Nepal Assistance
We bought 20 piglets and goats to save 20 Nepalese girls from being sold into slavery. The families will raise the animals for a year, on kitchen scraps, and then sell them. The money received from selling each pig or goat will be as much as they would have received from selling their daughter. Project funded by CA students.
Girl with her piglet
Girl walking her goat

TGUP Partner: Nepal Youth Opportunity Foundation

Project #
ID #50
2008 Kenya Nutrition
The children at the orphanage in Nanyuki were well cared for, but needed protein and calcium in their diet. We bought 2 milk cows for them. The cows will produce milk for eight years and have been bred so the cycle can continue indefinitely. The 120 orphans now have a balanced diet with milk every day for $2 per child per year!
The first cow
Enjoying fresh milk

TGUP Partner: SEANet

Project #
ID #40
2008 Malawi Desks
The residents of the remote village of Manyesa, in Malawi, had built a small village primary school but had no money left for desks. The Global Uplift Project provided the wooden bench desks needed for the 60 children at Manyesa Village Primary School that were funded by the students at Burlingame High School in California.
School under a tree
The new desks

TGUP Partner: Kasimu Education Fund

Project #
ID #30
2008 Multiple Countries Bicycles
We collected and sent 452 bicycles to Kenya and Botswana to help students get to school. Our “Wheels of Wonder” bicycle donation drive was carried out with Bay Area Kiwanis and Key Clubs. The recipients were trained on how to do basic repairs such as replacing chains and repairing punctures, and given the tools and materials.
Collecting US bikes
Students in Botswana
Project #
ID #20
2008 Nepal Classrooms
We built a three-room school in Dalsinghe, 50 kilometers west of Kathmandu. It was the first school of any kind in 120 square kilometers and it serves all the children from 5 villages. Each room is dedicated to teaching one of the educational levels: elementary, middle, and high school, with mixed grades learning at each level.
Under construction
Principal & students

TGUP Partner: Nepal Youth Opportunity Foundation

Project #
ID #10
2007 Kenya Classroom
A new 25’ x 25’ stone classroom was built at Naro Moru Mixed Day School in Naro Moru. The classroom improved the school’s ability to serve the poorest students in the district. From this small start the school has grown in size and reputation, and is now known to be the best school in the area, with 625 student in 22 classrooms.
Old classroom
New classroom

TGUP Partner: SEANet