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GFC Grassroots Review

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

Ukrainian families find friendly communities in Moldova

Ukrainian children and their mothers take part in a drawing activity at the MEET center in Edinet, Moldova.

More than a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Moldovan communities are continuing to help Ukrainian children and families who have fled their homes. GFC’s Joe Bednarek recently visited Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI), a community-based partner in Moldova, which has established nine regional centers across the country to support Ukrainian refugees. Learn more about IRI's work to provide welcoming spaces for displaced Ukrainians and about the devastating impact of the war on these families.

Child and youth participation is the future of philanthropy

GFC partner BaNgaAfayo Initiative Uganda distributing books and stationery to children and youth at a Back to School drive.

There is growing recognition that young people are dynamic change agents. Yet in the philanthropic sector, they are viewed predominantly as beneficiaries. Many funders allow their doubts about involving youth to negate the powerful benefits of shifting power to them. Read this compelling case by GFC’s Vanessa Stevens and Elevate Children Funders Group’s Zoe Trout on how meaningful child and youth participation in philanthropy can be a catalyst for increased impact and change.

New Youth Leadership Council members

Headshots of GFC's new Youth Leadership Council members.

We were thrilled to welcome eight new members to our Youth Leadership Council (YLC) last month. Bringing their diverse voices and experiences, these young leaders will serve as advisers to GFC and help advance the rights of youth across the world. Find out more about our new YLC members.

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