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Thank you to Newman's Own Foundation for Supporting Paper Fig Foundation

June 19, 2019  


Thank you to Newman's Own Foundation for supporting the Paper Fig Foundation as we seek to empower communities in East Africa through fashion. Paul Newman gave back because he said "IT's just the right thing to do." Over the years, Newman's Own Foundation has given more than $500 million to organizations giving back, and Paper Fig Foundation is proud to join the ranks of worthy recipients of Paul Newman's legacy of giving. The generous grant from Newman's Own Foundation will help fund 2019-2020 programs like:

The Paper Fig Fellows: PFF will mentor Ak Ibrahim and Sylvia Kawalya for one year, promoting their good work and helping them to do more of it.

The Paper Fig Foundation Skills Training Institute: The most recent class of 139 individuals in Kasese, Uganda who would otherwise had no access to school are just about to complete their six month training, which equipped them with sewing skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

The Paper Fig Foundation Alumni Association: 58 graduates from the Skills Training Institute have banded together to form the Alumni Association, which supports budding entrepreneurs put their newfound skills into practice.

The Paper Fig Foundation Health Center: Since its founding in 2015, thousands of people who would otherwise have not had access to healthcare have been able to access treatment, vaccinations, and clean water.