STORIES OF GIVING: IMPROVING LIVES. ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES.

DATELINE KENYA: PLANTING THE SEEDS OF BETTER NUTRITION

Getting enough food for a healthy and active life is a distant dream for many school-going children in the arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya. The Integrated Community Organization for Sustainable Empowerment and Education for Development (ICOSEED), through its Vegetable Gardening Project, is working with schools in these areas to brighten the outlook for these children.



DATELINE BRAZIL: HEALTHY FUTURES THROUGH KNOWLEDGE

For more than a decade, the Monsanto Fund has supported INMED Brazil in their quest to improve the health, nutritional status and environmental awareness of 1.5 million children in Brazil. Through the Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program, INMED is working to:  Reduce hunger among participating children, improve children’s health and nutritional status and build the foundation for long-term improvements in the quality of life for families.



DATELINE MEXICO: FEEL, IMAGINE, DO & SHARE

Design for Change Mexico is an initiative that gives children the opportunity to express their ideas for a better world and to put them into action. Through four simple concepts - Feel, Imagine, Do, and Share, children from more than 30 countries are driving the change they want to see in their schools and communities.



DATELINE UNITED STATES: ACCESS ADVANCED FARMING TECHNOLOGY

In the U.S., every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school. Sixty-eight percent of 8th graders can’t read at grade level. American students ranked 25th in math and 21st in science, compared to 30 industrialized nations. Rural communities face these challenges as much as the nation’s cities, but with even fewer resources than the urban areas.



DATELINE CANADA: LEARNING WHERE FOOD COMES FROM

The Made in Manitoba Breakfast program is organized by Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) – Manitoba, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization that works to connect Canadian teachers and students to agriculture. The Made in Manitoba Breakfast program travels across Manitoba feeding students full, hot breakfasts made with products from Manitoba farmers.



DATELINE ARGENTINA: GENERATING ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Junior Achievement Argentina and Monsanto have been working together since 1998 with the objective of generating an entrepreneurial spirit in children and youth that allows them to achieve their goals within a framework of responsibility and freedom.



DATELINE ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE

The Monsanto Fund is committed to supporting solutions that address education and community needs where our employees live and work. With more than 4,000 employees working at Monsanto’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, there are many programs supported by the Monsanto Fund focused on educating our youth and giving them a better chance to succeed in life.