Rockefeller Foundation donates money to help Africans
Created 03/30/2011 - 13:38
A New York-based charity recently made headlines after it awarded a grant of nearly $900,000 to help Digital Divide Data support the people of Kenya.
The Rockefeller Foundation announced that it had donated $895,000 to support the nonprofits Poverty Reduction Through Information and Digital Employment initiative. The money will go toward training and employing 300 young people from impoverished areas in Nairobi.
James Nyoro, managing director of Africa at the Rockefeller Foundation, said that the money would help those who were in difficult situations.
"We're thrilled to support DDD in bringing the innovative business model of impact sourcing, which generates employment opportunities for the poorest and most vulnerable citizens, that they pioneered in Southeast Asia to East Africa," Nyoro said in a statement. "As part of the Rockefeller Foundation's Poverty Reduction through Information and Digital Employment work, this will build on the successful business process outsourcing model that exists in the developing world by fostering and scaling up the impact sourcing industry."
The Rockefeller Foundation made other headlines recently when its president, Dr. Judith Rodin, was interviewed by the Washington Post. Rodin told the paper that the foundation had been focusing on how to set up organizations to help disadvantaged groups.