The specific of a PRISM project

PRISM works with a diverse selection of projects in the areas of Education, Health, Protection, Livelihoods and Environment throughout Eastern Africa. In addition due to the grassroots and innovative nature of these Prism projects, donors can also spread giving across a number of different projects, and can create a portfolio to suit their priorities.

Our project categories and topics are detailed below.

Project Category Project Topic


Many of these projects focus on marginalised groups such as the disabled.

  • Vocational training
  • Income-generating activities
  • Micro-credit and micro-financing
  • Social entrepreneurial activities
  • Adult literacy
  • Business start-up loans


  • Responses to sexual violence
  • Children associated with armed groups
  • Conflict resolution and mitigation
  • Trafficking of humans
  • Protecting girls at risk
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Street children
  • Human rights and children’s rights defense
  • Juvenile justice
  • Awareness raising


  • Primary and secondary education
  • Capacity building and employment of teachers
  • School construction
  • Curriculum development
  • School nutritional programs


  • Drought and flood mitigation
  • Watershed and water resource management
  • Livestock management
  • Inter-cropping
  • Forestry and woodland work
  • Erosion control
  • Land management
  • Environmental resource management
  • Protection of habitats etc.


  • Primary health
  • Corrective surgery
  • Therapeutic centre
  • Polio response
  • Fistula assistance
  • Emergency assistance
  • Reproductive health
  • Water and sanitation