Innovation:Africa (2013 IF Grant Recipient)

Organization’s Geographic Region of Focus: Uganda

Alliance Areas of Concern:  Health, Education, Environment, Poverty

Challenge:  Provide resources and facilities for off the grid individuals to have electrical power in their lives.

Solution:  Create a readily replicable “Rural Energy Center” where individuals can access services including internet access, photocopying and printing, television access, and cellphone charging, and purchase items including solar lanterns, haircuts, water packs, and cold drinks.

Excerpted from the Proposal:

“Innovation: Africa’s solar powered schools, medical clinics and water pumping systems serve rural communities. In powering a school, we provide students and teachers with a place to study and learn in the evening. In powering a medical clinic, we offer patients and medical professionals the opportunity to give and receive emergency care at night. But while these projects address the base needs of the community, they do not cater to the needs of the individual consumer.

“1.3 billion people worldwide live without electricity, nearly 600 million in sub‑Saharan Africa alone. These are people that rely on wood, diesel and charcoal for their energy needs. According to the Sustainable Energy 4 All’s Technical Report in April 2012, over 800,000 children are dying each year of indoor air pollution caused by smoke inhalation from products such as kerosene lanterns and coal stoves.  It is easy to think of these children and their families as victims, but in reality, they are consumers spending up to 30% of their household income on the very products that make them sick and hurt the environment.

“Innovation: Africa’s Energy Center will provide rural consumers with an alternative to these unsafe and unsustainable energy products while saving them money. Cost effective and eco friendly products such as solar lanterns and cook stoves already exist on the market, but the challenge is distribution. There are no rural stores in which to sell their products. Our innovation is to build that store. Consumers can stop in to the Energy Center to charge their phone, surf the internet, make photocopies, buy a cold soda and learn about solar products for home use.

Our goal is to build a model that can be easily replicated in villages across Africa.”

For more information about Innovation: Africa.

wouldn’t use at Authenitc Black Jason Spezza Jersey all. Boston University hockey team trainer Mike Boyle, CSCS, says, "Even Premier White Cody Eakin Jersey if you’re ‘in shape,’ you can still pull your groin skating because of the uniqueness of this 45 degree recovery that Premier White Jason Authenitc Green Cody Eakin Jersey Spezza Jersey you have to make over and over." If Premier Black Alex Premier White Neal Broten Jersey Goligoski Jersey you do suffer a groin injury, your recovery time will depend on the Authenitc Green Kari Lehtonen Jersey severity of the pull. Men Tyler Seguin Jersey Premier Neal Broten Jersey Clint Steele, CSCS, chiropractor and president of Better Hockey, cautions not to further aggravate the injury by Authenitc Black Erik Cole Jersey skating before you’re ready. Premier Black Erik Cole Jersey "With a groin injury," says Steele, "you won’t know how well it’s recovered until you start skating again. You may not even feel it walking around day to day, so definitely go for a light skate Premier Tyler Seguin Jersey Men Cody Eakin Jersey before you get back on the ice." To Authenitc Green Tyler Seguin Jersey treat a groin Premier Green Kari Lehtonen Jersey Authenitc White Bobby Smith Jersey pull, Steele recommends icing the region for 24 Premier Black Shawn Horcoff Jersey to 48 hours and then applying moist heat. "If you can take it," Steele continues, "the more heat supply you have around the strained area, the more blood flow you’ll have, and the faster it’s
at the 20 Youth Bobby Smith Jersey Premier White Neal Broten Jersey and the defensive team takes over possession. Those kicks that are tried from outside the 20 yard line and missed allow the defensive team to then take possession at the spot where the ball was snapped for the kick. A blocked field goal or punt results in a change of possession, Premier Green Jason Spezza Jersey as long as the team kicking does not recover the ball for a first down. The other definition of possession in the NFL concerns itself with whether a player has possession of the ball during a play. On passing plays, the NFL rule of possession states that the receiver must have possession of the ball with both feet down in bounds before a catch can be ruled legal. The rule further describes possession as the player having clear control of the football before going out of bounds. Receivers are ruled not to have possession of the ball legally if they are bobbling the football before going out of bounds. One of the plays most often reviewed in the NFL by the instant replay official concerns whether a player
the business grow and adapt to change in the auto industry. He started working for his dad at the age of yeezy boost 550 black 12. "I 750 yeezy for sale was helping out in the shop, and dad thought 2016 jerseys cheap it was discount ray bans time for me to earn my money," Wicklund wholesale cheap jerseys said. "I made $1 an hour. When cheap yeezy boost 750 I got that cheap yeezy boost first check for cheap ray bans $33, I had so much money I didn’t know what to do with it. I thought I was rich." Wicklund admits there was a time when he thought he was going to be a fulltime karate instructor. He is a sixth degree black belt in three cheap oakleys different styles of karate, including 750 yeezy for sale Okinawan weaponry. fake oakleys "I realized the wholesale authentic jerseys family business is more where I wanted to go," Wicklund said. "It worked out well. I’m training the younger generation, and it will be their turn to continue the legacy." The key to the success of Wicklund’s CARSTAR Collision Center is making sure the cars are repaired the right way. Plenty of responsibilities come with that elite jerseys wholesale task. "A lot of these 750 yeezy for sale cars have names, so you are taking care of their baby," Wicklund said
remissions in 7 patients. While certainly promising, I would yeezy 750 free shipping be somewhat less confident yeezy 750 free shipping about drawing conclusions about ‘curative’ potential yeezy 750 new release on these few patients jerseys wholesale in NHL because 1) The replica 750 yeezy subset of patients is too small to draw conclusions compared cheap jerseys paypal to leukemia where we have more than 100 patients across multiple studies and CAR T therapy yeezy 750 new release types, and for longer durations, and 2) The results that are available cheap michael kors are somewhat less impressive than ALL. Although studies have cheap christian louboutin outlet been initiated, there is little data on the use of CAR T or related discount jerseys wholesale therapies in solid tumors, as far as I am aware. There are some safety and tolerability issues with CAR T which will need to be better understood in later stage trials. Notably there have been some safety concerns around "cytokine release syndrome" with CAR T, which can lead to high fevers or precipitous drops in cheap elite jerseys blood pressure. It is unknown how much of a factor this will be in larger trials or in other cancer indications. for CLT019 6 month survival is 75% vs 92% complete


Proud to announce our newest partner


Leonard Kaplan’s creation of the Alliance for Global Good was the expression of his passionate philanthropy.  It’s also the logical outgrowth of all that came before it.  Together with his wife and philanthropic partner Tobee, and through a family foundation later renamed TOLEO, they gave unselfishly of resources and time to improve their community and the world for more than twenty-five years.

Tobee & Leonard Kaplan

Tobee & Leonard Kaplan

The Alliance’s focus on five areas of giving—health, education, environment, poverty, and world relations—is mirrored in Leonard’s past.  He has made major gifts to Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Comprehensive Cancer and Heart Centers, to the Lineberger Cancer Center at UNC Chapel Hill, to the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Moses Cone Hospital, and had a leadership position at the Greensboro Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.  In 2004, Leonard and Tobee built the new building for the Women’s Resource Center in Greensboro. He created scholarships for residents of Guilford County to attend North Carolina colleges and universities, and was a founding donor of Elon University Law School.  Critically, in partnership with the Kellogg Foundation, Leonard helped create the Center for Organizational Leadership, a philanthropic studies program (which was one of first nationally to educate non-profit executives).

“Everyone wants to leave something to their grandchildren.”

“The money won’t matter if the world they live in is so far gone,” Kaplan says. “The opportunity now is to take some of what might become their inheritance, and use it soon to make the world a better place.”

Addressing poverty, Leonard made possible the building of two houses for Habitat for Humanity, and by providing food for hungry people both close to home in Greensboro, and as far abroad as the former Soviet Union.   The Kaplans were staunch supporters of Trickle Up, which provides grant financing to women in the developing world who want to start their own microenterprise.

Leonard gave not only of his wealth, but also of his time and expertise, taking on leadership positions in many organizations and campaigns such as the Greater Greensboro United Way DeToqueville Society, and as a Core Member of ACTION Greensboro, a nonprofit dedicated to improving public education, revitalization of downtown Greensboro, and leveraging economic development.

Active in their community of faith, the Kaplans built a new building for the Greensboro Jewish Federation, and for the Hillel youth organization at U.N.C., Chapel Hill.  He served on the board of the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro, and on that of the national Hillel organization, and was a founder of Camp Ramah Darom.

Viewing giving as a responsibility of affluence, Leonard led by example, and encouraged others to do the same.  He created Wealth & Giving, an educational program designed to inspire the largest wealth holders in this country to be more generous.  The Alliance continues that work by promoting and providing donors with opportunities for effective and efficient giving.

Read more about the Five Guiding Principles.