GC Fund

ABOUT GC FUND

GC Fund was created to support the education-based needs of individuals and organizations. These education-based needs can be in terms of tuition fees, training or educational programmes (including art-based events), school uniforms, study texts, materials or feeding to keep a student or pupil healthy. SDGs represented are: SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals)

The fund, under BlankPaperz, began in 2021 and from June 2021 – July 2022, over N1.3 million has been disbursed to support several impactful organisations, events and individuals who are in need.

Below is our timeline of funding activities and organisations that have benefitted from the fund.

2021
June 2021
The beginning
GC Fund begins

The term GC refers to "God Changes" and "Game Changers". Since the start of BlankPaperz, we've told several stories of young Africans doing amazing things with the little they have. Young Africans who are Game Changers in their fields, but one thing in common they lack is funding, and access to programmes that can enrich their live's more. With a Christian founder who also believe that God Changes stories too, GC Fund began as an attempt to ensure that people's lives continue to have good stories in them.

June 2021
Dolly Children Foundation's (DCF) Summer Camp

Summer programme sponsorship

DCF is a non-profit that has brought affordable education to over 5,000 Nigerian children. The 2021 summer camp assisted children from low–income backgrounds that were lagging behind academically and helped child labourers, street children and drop–outs. In 2021, DCF impacted over 400 children from 6 underserved communities.

June 2021
Street Priests Fundraiser

A donation was made to the Street Priests' fundraiser in support of sending 50 children back to school in Nigeria.

June 2021
Dream Catchers Academy

Donation to Dream Catchers Academy

Dream Catchers Academy is a program of The Dream Nurture Initiative for Girls and Women (A registered non-profit).

August 2021
University Level Fees

Fund support was given to 2 inidviduals studying at the university level to support their tuition fees.

August 2021
Green Tech Girls Summer Bootcamp

GC Fund covered sponsorship for 1 girl

Organised by Girls and Women Technological Empowerment Organisation (GWTEO), Green Tech Girls summer boot camp is a STEM camp program for secondary school girls. The program empowers them to be green energy advocates, climate ambassadors, sustainable environment advocate, bold and confident change-makers in their communities and beyond.

August 2021
Dolly Children Foundation

With GC Fund support, the funds covered 1 year of sponsorship of 2 pupils in primary school and 2 students in secondary school, including tuition fees and school supplies.

August 2021
SLAM Calabar
SLAM Calabar

Organised by WordPlay ⏤ which provides poetry training, mentorship and platforms of artistic expression for students and poets) ⏤ Slam Calabar is Calabar's premier poetry slam open to poets and poetry enthusiasts. BlankPaperz was one of the event sponsors through the GC Fund support.

2022
February 2022
Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation

Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation works across Nigeria to impact the lives of the less-privileged, marginalized and disadvantaged through humanitarianism and advocacy. WBHF fights for the rights of girls to live and thrive and not just be seen as wives or property. GC Funds supported the foundation's fundraising and project efforts.

February 2022
Stilt NG (Mental Health Week)

Stilt Ng is a peer-to-peer mental health support group with a focus on creating positive outlets for open conversations about mental health issues like depression, anxiety, grief, lack of acceptance, and others.

BlankPaperz, through GC Fund supported Stilt's programme of events across three cities (Calabar, Uyo and Port Harcourt) for its Children's Mental Health Week conference.

July 2022
Ibom International Art & Book Festival

Our mission at BlankPaperz is to celebrate what young Africans are doing and to amplify (create awareness) of their words and works ⏤ projects, social enterprises, stories, etc. We're proud to be part of the Ibom International Art and Book Festival (28 – 30 July 2022) as one of the sponsors of the event. IBOM International Art and Book Festival will bring together poets, entrepreneurs and more from Nigeria and beyond.