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Grassroots Review, your link to empowering children and youth worldwide.

Expanding access to education in Afghanistan

Afghan schoolchildren engaged in a classroom activity.

The collapse of the Afghan government and the return of Taliban rule have left hundreds of thousands of girls in Afghanistan with little to no access to education. GFC partner Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) – which has worked for nearly three decades to increase access to education – stepped in with an innovative solution. Read how AIL is ensuring Afghan youth can continue their studies.

New Spark Fund partners from the Americas

Boys engaged in an activity conducted by a Spark Fund partner.

We recently welcomed 15 new partners to the Spark Fund, an initiative that invests in youth-led change. These partner organizations were selected by youth panelists leading the grantmaking process in the Americas. Find out more about our new partners and their work to support children and young people across Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

Meet Joe, GFC’s longest-serving team member

GFC staff member, Joe Bednarek, speaking with a group of young people in Moldova

As our team grows, we’re both introducing new faces and recognizing those who have been carrying our mission forward for years. Joseph (Joe) Bednarek, GFC’s Senior Director of Global Grantmaking, has over 12 years of experience at GFC working with grassroots organizations to assist children and youth around the world. Get to know Joe and why this work is so important to him.

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