It brings great joy to share the news that PCAFPD has selected two winners for the inaugural year of the PCAFPD Human Development Grant. Our call for proposals pulled in nearly 20 applications from across Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon island groups. Interested parties included some of our alumni scholars, Philippines RPCVs, formal and informal Filipino groups, and other individuals looking to make differences in their communities. The proposals spanned many sectors such as education, health, agriculture, environment, and youth development. The wide variety and strength of the proposals made the selection process very competitive. In the end, the board awarded grants to the following two projects:
- Glory Reborn Organization received funding in order to provide Lamaze training materials and certification to two of their healthcare providers. Once certified, these two healthcare workers will be equipped to provide Lamaze training to women in their community. This project was proposed and support by RPCV Emma Sarcol who currently works at Glory Reborn’s facility in Cebu.
- The Forestry Student Professional Development Award (FSPDA) was established in 2018 and aims to prepare future leaders of Philippine forestry in professional scientific engagements by supporting students’ active participation in current local and international professional forestry meetings, events, and capacity development opportunities. Sponsored by RPCV Patrick Durst, the group will use their funds to offer three students professional development opportunities over the coming academic year.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the PCAFPD Human Development Grant, including application criteria and future application periods.
Last but not least, a big congratulations to our winners, and we look forward to your successes!