In consultation with Dr. Mercy Oduoye about the future of the Talitha Qumi Center, The Daughters of The African Atlantic Fund determined to support Dr. Oduyoye’s NGO The Women in Religion and Culture Institute. The Women in Religion and Culture Institute provides educational programs to address child trafficking, marriage of minors, health and welfare of girls, kayaye (girl porters), and education to combat sexism. In addition, the Women Religion and Culture Institute provides direct contact advocacy consultation to support the work of religious leaders, public officials, and other NGOs with a similar mission. In 2016, The Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund awarded The Women in Religion and Culture Institute a $4,485 program grant, specifically for a conference to sensitize people (especially young people) about the need to adhere to electoral procedures and to avoid any violence during the elections. The grant also supports The Institute’s ongoing gender sensitivity work.