OPBF Announces The Planting Seeds Project (PSP)

December 15, 2020 – New York, NY – OPBF is excited to announce the launch of the Planting Seeds Project (PSP).  The Project is designed to pay homage to OPBF’s grassroots of meaningful and expressive activities. PSP will focus exclusively on S.T.E.A.M enterprises, ideas, programs, and proposals.

OPBF will “plant seeds” in support of S.T.E.A.M. driven enterprise initiatives from various phases of their business life cycle. The “planted seeds” shall sprout into profound movements. The seeds will be abundant and allow for continuous changes and progress to be driven by OPBF and PSP. The Planting Seeds Project will concentrate on, but not limited to, the following:

  • Cash Flow – providing financial support to aid enterprises in S.T.E.A.M ideas, projects, etc.
  • Coaching, Leadership & Mentoring – directly involved in the professional and personal growth of the community.
  • Advisory – assistance in developing and maintaining networks, relationships, and advice (consultative recommendations). Potential to create an advisory board.

Omega Phi Beta Foundation was inspired to expand to international markets outside of the United States, with an emphasis on demographically diverse areas. “We believe that partnering with programs internationally will bridge the gap of having S.T.E.A.M.  related programs available worldwide. Women will have more  opportunities and be empowered to pursue S.T.E.A.M. related programs, no matter where they are in the world”, says Jessica Saul, Executive Director, Omega Phi Beta Foundation.

The first partnerships initiated are initiatives in Colombia and West Africa.

  • Colombia – “plant seeds” in conjunction with Nabguana Farm, an organic superfoods enterprise. Nabguana Farm is in the midst of automating (technology implementation) its workforce in the commodity, labor intensive, male dominated coffee business. The enterprise is offering its technology & engineering coffee program to women. PSP efforts may assist in the form of advisory, coaching, and the supply of computers or cash flow to acquire the technology and progress workforce equality of women. Click here for more information!
  • West Africa – “plant seeds” in conjunction with Sunu Thiossane was founded in 2011. As an arts and academic enrichment youth development agency based in Dakar, Senegal, with their mission to provide high caliber arts training to young people across and within various disciplines while providing the necessary tools to build community awareness and empowerment. Sunu Thiossane’s visual arts program encourages and exposes students with the skills to critique and conceptualize their creative notions into tangible products.  Utilizing new and old artisan practices such as painting, slip casting, metal and woodworking; students will learn to integrate current artistic technology (i.e. Filmmaking, traditional and computerized animation) to further explore art processes. PSP efforts will continue to build on this milestone by donating S.T.E.A.M supplies worth $1,000 to push the movement for West African Women. Click here for more information!

For more information on the Planting Seeds Project please contact OPBF directly at info@opbfoundation.org