The first part of our mission is to provide education for indigenous peoples. We do this primarily through our program of indigenous institutional educational grants, which provides small grants to non-profit organizations working in the capacity of indigenous education.
Organizations that support the education of indigenous peoples may download and complete our institutional education grant application form to apply for one of these grants. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader available for free from Adobe's website.) The application form includes instructions. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding eligibility or the application procedure.
In 2017 we donated the first US$ 500 instalment of a US$ 1,000 grant to Help for Education and Local Projects IN The Gambia. In March, 2018 we received a progress report. With this grant HELPING is now building an art area at Chamen in the Nianija district on the north bank of the River Gambia. This project will benefit indigenous children from the region by helping them to express themselves in art. Similar projects are also planned for Chessay Ma Jaw and Fass Njaga Choi.
In 2016 we donated a total of US$ 300 to Centro Ecológico Maleku Araraf and Asociación de Guías Turísticos Indígenas Bribri de Talamanca. These grants helped the Maleku and Bribri indigenous peoples of Costa Rica to promote ecotourism-based educational programs that provide additional, sustainable income to their communities.
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