TGUP's projects follow four phases:
- Phase 1 -Planned:seeking funding to start
- Phase 2 -Started:underway but still need funds to complete
- Phase 3 -Fully funded:funded and in progress
- Phase 4 -Completed:click here to see all 148 of TGUP's prior projects
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TGUP, in partnership with KISI, will fund the construction of a new classroom for the Githage Secondary Day School. The school has 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 the Ministry of Education has limited enrollment due to the crumbling facilities.
Working with East Bali Poverty Project, TGUP will fund 36 latrines for 40 families (131 people) in the Pucang hamlet. There are total of 168 families in the hamlet, 132 of which do not have a toilet and still practice open defecation in the bush. These latrines insulate the water supply from E.coli preventing sickness and even death.
TGUP, in partnership with the Little Sisters Fund, will help equip a room at the Sunaula Secondary School in Makwanpur, to be used for practical science instruction. The school has 300 students in grades 9-12 with 15 dedicated teaching staff. The national science curriculum is taught to all students but the students cannot compete to go on to higher education because they do not have any practical science experience.
Working with TGUP's partner, Seeds of Learning, this project will upgrade the El Triunfo Learning Resource Center. A 400 ft chain-link fence will be installed to provide safety and protect the existing facilities. Two latrines, new walls around the existing open aired structure and repairs to the storage kiosk are also planned.
TGUP's Girls' Equality Project Sewing Centers in Kenya and Nepal are sewing cloth masks for distribution to local communities. TGUP has funded over 50,000 masks which are being donated for local medical and emergency personnel. Would you like to help sew, donate fabric or purchase masks for donation? Email masks@TGUP.org to learn how you can help.
TGUP will partner with Morocco Library Project (MLP) to furnish the Eljadida High School with a high quality library. The school has a dedicated library room but no books. Your donations will purchase a 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. MLP libraries inspire students to be learners, critical thinkers, and ultimately ethical leaders and changemakers. This will be the 2nd MLP library in the Riff mountains, a largely under-resourced rural area.
TGUP will partner with Community in Action to clear an open space and install a playground in an impoverished favela community where no recreational areas for children exist. Many end up playing in hazardous areas such as dumps and sewers. The community of 2000+ is one of the poorest in the Rio area.
Save a Girl is a campaign of TGUP’s Girls’ Equality Project. GEP provides washable sanitary supplies to adolescent girls in the developing world. The kits cost $5 to make, but are free to the girls. Without such help, the girls cannot manage their period, so drop out of school. In the worst cases, they are sold as child brides or sex slaves. GEP kits may be one of the most cost-effective liberations of human potential on the planet. Save a Girl is raising funds to provide kits to 25,000 developing-world girls.
Gift a beehive for a family member, friend or loved one. TGUP is placing beehives with local villagers, farmers and schools in Kenya. The bees improve crop production by as much as 500%! For $150, we will install a beehive with a 3"x6” bronze plaque in the name of the person or family you choose. 100% of the cost will go to the beehive and is tax deductible. TGUP will email you a personalized letter and a photo of the hive once it is installed. Our goal is to install 200 beehives.
The Penn State High School Model United Nations Conference (PHUNC) is one of the best in the nation. This year, its attendees are helping fund the books for the first EVER public English library in rural Morocco, in Biougra. Members of the 38,000-person community will be learning English (they now speak their native Amazigh language and Moroccan Arabic) by reading the great classics and contemporary literature in English. Thank you PHUNC!
Working alongside our NGO partner, Seeds of Learning, and the community volunteers, we will build a new school and 2 latrines for La Quebradita. The existing school is made out of a 40' metal cargo container and the latrines have collapsed.
The community of San Antonio does not have any school. The nearest one has become inaccessible because of a new high-speed roadway that prevents the children from crossing to the next village. Working with our Nicaraguan partner, Seeds of Learning, we will build a new one-room school and latrine.
With One Heart Worldwide, TGUP will upgrade an existing health post into a birthing center. Basic preventive and emergency care will be provided, including pre-natal care with safe motherhood education; a trained midwife to deal with complications at birth; a clean, warm, safe, well-equipped birthing environment; and appropriate post-natal care.
The 593 students, staff and community of the Barahachhetra Secondary School do not have access to any potable water. The existing untreated water is causing illness including cholera, dysentary and other bacterial diseases. Working with TGUP's partner, the Nepal Women's Community Service Center, we will install a water purification system and 1,000 liter tank to provide safe, clean drinking water.
Partnering with the Little Sisters Fund, TGUP will build a waiting and meeting room 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.
In partnership with the Little Sisters Fund, TGUP will fund a water well to provide running water to the Bidhya Jyoti School. The school currently has 537 students from pre-school to 12th grade with 30 teaching staff. The school does not have any water source so all water must be brought in by hand.