We are thrilled to announce that TFN Virtual Live is taking place on Thursday 4 August 2022, a special crowdfunding event that will spotlight the life-changing work of three grassroots non-profits that are delivering international development projects.
Thank you to every organisation that applied, and we can now reveal the three remarkable programs running life-changing programs are;
Together, these fantastic organisations provide menstrual cups and menstrual health education to girls and women in developing communities; build sustainable schools and homes from recycled plastic that are safe and secure for communities and students in developing countries; and providing the highest standards of maternal healthcare to women in Sierra Leone
With three inspiring non-profit leaders set to share their incredible stories, and generous matched funding provided thanks to our event partner the Australian International Development Network, this is set to be an uplifting evening of laughter, fun, storytelling and generosity.
The Cova Project provides menstrual cups and menstrual health education to girls and women in developing communities in Liberia, Ghana, Uganda and Malawi. They do this to combat the global issue of “period poverty”. Period Poverty refers to the unaffordability and lack of access to basic sanitary products experienced by millions of women. It leads to girls dropping out of school, absenteeism when menstruating, reduced participation in life and diminished self worth, resulting in another barrier towards equality.
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Meet the presenter; Geena Dunne, Founder & CEO, The Cova Project
Geena is the young and passionate Founder and CEO of The Cova Project. Geena began her work as a global change-maker tackling the issue of period poverty in 2018, after working for a charity in Namibia and witnessing first-hand the unaffordability of sanitary products. Geena now dedicates her life to providing sustainable solutions to that issue.
Classroom of Hope builds sustainable schools and homes from recycled plastic that are safe and secure for communities and students in developing countries. They achieve this by partnering with local NGOs to implement school-building programs.
The block schools program builds schools using block technology where we take recycled plastic that is converted into building blocks (adult lego) to build schools in a more sustainable and circular approach that makes the building process and materials more efficient, environmentally friendly, climate-friendly along with social impact in the areas of education, affordable housing, climate response and disaster relief.
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Meet the presenter; Duncan Ward, CEO, Classroom Of Hope
Duncan has 24 years of experience working across the globe in various leadership and management roles in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He focuses his energy as Founder & CEO of Classroom of Hope where his team and NGO partners have built 85 schools in SE Asia and East Africa serving 25,000 students over the last decade.
The Aminata Maternal Foundation (AMF) exists to end preventable maternal and infant deaths in Sierra Leone, one of the most dangerous countries in the world to have a baby. Following a difficult birth and her experience of high-quality healthcare in Australia, founder Aminata Conteh-Biger felt compelled to seek improvements for women in her country of birth, Sierra Leone, which she fled as a refugee. There Aminata witnessed women bleeding to death during childbirth in front of a doctor because they didn’t have enough money to pay. Now, she works to make birth safe in Sierra Leone.
AMF works in partnership with the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC). AWC takes a holistic approach to the care of women and children, providing the highest standards of maternal healthcare to women in Sierra Leone, free of charge. Making birth safe ensures prevention of birth injuries such as obstetric fistula and dramatically reduces neonatal mortality.
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Meet the presenter; Aminata Conteh-Biger, CEO, The Aminata Maternal Foundation (AMF)
Aminata Conteh-Biger, founder & CEO of the Aminata Maternal Foundation, is an author, inspirational speaker, activist, former refugee from Sierra Leone, wife, and mother of two. She is a Special Representative for Australia United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.