ELIMINATE POVERTY NOW INC

aka Eliminate Poverty NOW   |   Mendham, NJ   |  http://www.eliminatepovertynow.org/

Mission

Empowering Africa's extreme poor, especially women, to lift themselves out of poverty.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

John S. Craig

Main address

P.O. Box 67

Mendham, NJ 07945 USA

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EIN

27-2121165

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International Economic Development (Q32)

International Human Rights (Q70)

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Farmers of the Future

Farmers of the Future
For farmers in rural Africa to escape extreme poverty they must make the leap from subsistence farming to agribusiness; from growing what they need to feed themselves to growing what generates the highest profit from their land and labor.  The cash generated can then be used to buy food, clothing and other essentials.  But for adults who have farmed the same way for generations, making that leap isn’t easy.  It requires changing what they grow, how they grow it and how they bring it to market. Adults often struggle with those changes. 
Children, on the other hand, are more open and flexible.  Why not focus on school-age children, teach them new ways of thinking about agriculture and train them in modern agricultural techniques?  That is the idea behind Farmers of the Future.
 
Farmers of the Future is the brainchild of Dov Pasternak, a world-renowned Israeli agricultural scientist who has spent the last 10 years living in Niger and adapting Israeli agricultural technology for the rural poor in Africa.  Dov has reduced the cost of drip irrigation equipment and hybridized a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to suit the soil and climate conditions of Africa.  He has worked with thousands of local farmers to make the leap from subsistence farming to agribusiness.  So he knows first hand the challenges involved.
Dov sees Farmers of the Future as a way to raise a new generation of African leaders who are receptive to agribusiness.  Farmers of the Future combines classroom learning with hands-on experience in gardens right outside the school.  The first pilot program is under development in Libore, Niger, funded by Pencils for Kids, an excellent Canadian NGO supporting education for children in Niger.  Pencils for Kids and Eliminate Poverty Now are partnering with Dov, local NGOs and Niger’s Ministry of Education to create the classroom curriculum and expand the program to multiple sites.  The goal is to field a rigorous test with quantifiable goals and measurable results that demonstrate the program’s potential to fundamentally change the level of agribusiness in the community.  To maximize the impact, the current thinking is to broaden the concept to involve mothers of students in various agribusiness projects and create a “post-graduate garden” where the best students are invited to participate in a for-profit garden which becomes a showcase in the local community for agribusiness techniques.
Farmers of the Future is a bold, transformative idea.  If successful, it could be scaled up to hundreds or thousands of schools and provide a foundation to move an entire generation of Africans out of poverty.  We are currently seeking partners to help fund the multi-site test.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre and the Little Rock Scholars Program.
The Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre(http://littlerockkenya.org/)  is a remarkable organization run by remarkable people. Founded i 2003 by Kenyan school teach Lilly Oyare, it offers the only inclusive pre-school education in Nairobi, a city of 4 million people.
Little Rock serves the needs of vulnerable children and families in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya. What started out as just a nursery school now serves a diverse set of needs from day care to adult income generating programs.
Eliminate Poverty Now has been a supporter of Little Rock since 2008. We work with primary school students to prepare them for the national entrance exam to secondary school, then provide 4 year scholarships to secondary school for students with outstanding scores on their exams. Currently 45 students are on full scholarship in grades 9-12.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

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ELIMINATE POVERTY NOW INC

Board of directors
as of 07/01/2021
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Board chair

John Craig

No Affiliation

John Craig

Eliminate Poverty NOW

Judith Craig

Eliminate Poverty NOW

Elizabeth Craig

University Of New Hampshire

Peter Wentworth

Wentworth Associates

Joanne Moore

JoMoConsult

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