Summary of Impact
With an approach that engages community and government partnerships, Future Generations raises the capacity of people to create locally-appropriate solutions that last.
Afghanistan: Enabled village councils to establish 900 literacy and health classes for 21,000 women and girls in homes and mosques
Piloted a new approach to training Afghan women as volunteer community-health workers, which has reduced child mortality by 46 percent.
China: Mobilized the Green Long March, a Chinese youth movement for the environment involving students from 80 universities. Expanded lessons through a Model Eco-Community, linking sustainable livelihoods with the protection of the Yuan River wetlands in Hunan. Co-hosted the first China Forum for Nature.
Tibet, China: Supported a people-based approach to conservation in Tibet, China within the Qomolangma (Everest) National Nature Preserve and the Four Great Rivers region of Southeast Tibet.
Graduate School: Accredited in 2010 by the Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) Trained student practitioners from 33 countries. Partnered with USIP to launch a new peacebuilding concentration. Conducted applied research on the role of communities in peacebuilding and child health.
Haiti: Founded to support the Soley Leve people's movement of Cite Soleil, an urban outgrowth of Port Au Prince. Launched wozoayiti.org, an interactive success map which yields a detailed panorama of Haiti's local successes identified by Future Generations eight mappers.
Arunachal Pradesh, India: Partnered with 800 volunteers, 150 women’s groups and farmer’s clubs to realize Gandhi's dream of governance at the village level. Established two new biosphere reserves and a community forest reserve in one of the world's largest remaining intact subtropical forests.
Peru: Advised the Peruvian Ministry of Health in the design and implementation of a national system of community co-managed health care that reaches one-third of the population. Strengthened 55 primary care clinics to improve health in the poorest homes, reducing chronic child malnutrition from 46% to 18% in pilot sites.
United States: Partnered with 60 fire departments throughout West Virginia setting up public computer centers that offer broadband internet, trained over 170 computer mentors, and restored computers to sell at low cost to the public.