Small Grants

Young leaders in HIV and sexual reproductive health know what the challenges are in their own communities, and have great ideas to help solve them. Yet funding is one of the biggest obstacles to implementing good projects.

GYCA is currently fundraising for its 2013 round of grants. To find out how to support the program, or for further information, please contact Gillian Dolce.

From 2008- 2010, The American Jewish World Service supported GYCA's Small Grants Program and made it possible for GYCA to assist young outstanding graduates of our e-courses to implement projects that address documented needs in their communities and to learn the basics of grant management and reporting. Projects included Awareness-Raising about HIV/AIDS Among Young Women in Pakistan and Voluntary Counseling and Testing Campaign Project in a rural area in Rwanda among a number of other impressive initiatives.

Meet the Grantees


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Mawethu Zita

Mawethu was selected as Youth Assistant Rapportuer for AIDS 2012 Conference scheduled in July 2012 in Washington DC and he will also participate in Swedish Satellite Panel debate on the 23rd of July 2012. This young dynamic pursued a partnership between GYCA & SAT that produced a Regional SRHR & HIV Think Tank Meeting with Yvonne (Eastern Africa RFP). He was one of 10 young people...

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Ahmed Mohamed Tammam

Thank you so much for visiting my profile it is me, a medical activist at the 6th year from Egypt do you know it ?? yes exactly.. the land of civilization yeah..The lovely old, modern, and beautiful country. Actually you missed a lot if you didn’t visit it before. About me hummmm!!? Well. I am so friendly, open minded, motivated, so reliable person with high interest in meeting new...

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Lamin F. Bojang

My name is Lamin F. Bojang. I am a youth activist and professionally a Journalist. I haved worked with The Point Newspaper as the Assistant Layout Editor. I also ran two columns with this paper called the “Youth Forum” and “Hiv/Aids and This Generation”. I have serve series of youth organizations as a part time volunteer before being subsequently elected as the Speaker of the...

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Isikwenu Oghenefego born to the family of Dr. & Mrs. Isikwenu, is the first Child of four children and from Irri in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria; she had all her education up to Bachelor’s degree level in Delta State. She is a graduate of Delta State University from the Department of Biochemistry and is currently on a Master degree programme in Human Nutrition...

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Mehwish Maria

I have completed M.Sc from University of Karachi and working as Program Manager-Public private partnership in Sindh Education Foundation. I am member of different youth groups and want to work for development.

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Betiana Cáceres

Mi nombre es Betiana Cáceres, tengo 25 años, nací en Coronel Pringles (Provincia de Buenos Aires) y actualmente vivo en la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Estudié Lic. en Psicología y estoy realizando el Trabajo Final de Integración de la carrera sobre jóvenes viviendo con VIH/sida. Trabajo en Fundación Huésped, una ONG que trabaja en respuesta al VIH/sida, luego de participar en diferentes...

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Nelson Joel Feliciano Tchamo

Nelson, 29, is the National Focal Point for Mozambique for the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS. He is a Medical Doctor and an SRHR and HIV activist. He began working on youth issues at the age of 15 as a volunteer with the Youth Association AJUDE. Nelson’s interest in HIV began because he was living in Manica, one of the most highly-affected provinces by HIV in the country. As a medical...

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Patrick Joseph Ty

Hi, I am the Director for Youth and Health of Gahum -Phils Inc, an NGO based in Cebu City Philippines promoting, advancing and defending LGBT Rights. The organization practice the human rights approach to development and we are involved in human rights monitoring and documentation, community education, community and institution building, research and publication, legal representation and...

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For five years I worked with street children doing street visits for rapport building, counseling and rehabilitation. I would then organize for the street children to join the local schools and then do family visits for reunion. In five years that I worked in Dagoretti for Kids I was able to have 32 boys leave the streets, go back to school and re unite with their families through the help of...

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Numfor Alenwi

I'm a social entrepreneur whose vision is to intervene in what can give smiles to the hopeless and life to those out of sight, sound and mind in Cameroon. My missions is to mission to forever contribute to the improvements of health conditions for the African population by the promotion of behavioural science that can limit the power of HIV as a basis for any long term development. I'm...

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Allan Maubania

I am open minded with high desire to learn new things. Currently i am one of the head of a youth organization, sexual health and reproductive rights for youths (SHARRY), that aims at uplifting SRH lives of socially excluded young people in Uganda. I head the programs, i have a passion for social change projects. I have done high level advocacy for youth in SRH with USA department of state, the...

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Hi!! This is Vinita. I've been associated with GYCA for almost 4 years now. I have completed Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) and currently working as the National Focal Point of Nepal.

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Sanjeev Raj Neupane

I'm a Public healt graduate. I have recently completed Masters in Public Health from Institute of Medicine (IOM), Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. Before this i have worked as a project coordinator in a HIV/AIDS project in a NGO which was supported by Family Health Internatonational and USAID. My job in this project were to organise counselling sessions for drug users, organising community awareness...

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