As the new Global Goals start to sink it, it is exciting to appreciate how they are linked to some wisdom that has been passed on for many generations through African proverbs. Here is a sneak peak in to some of my favourites! Goal 1: No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere Poverty…...
Gifted Mom, a mobile app developed in Cameroon, sends important information to mothers about managing pregnancy and newborns. People can also ask questions and get advice via SMS. Innovations like this could be game-changing in the effort to reduce maternal mortality rates.
After struggling to afford his own education, Moshin Juma started holding literacy classes for children living in Kampala’s slums. The effort has grown to include a football academy, jewellery-making classes, and a shoemaking workshop—with the hope to one day open a primary school.
Jeanne Marie Uhiriwe’s solar kiosk helps Rwandans charge their mobile phones. It’s a good business for her. But the lack of access to energy in the fast-growing country means that many must make do without power – and that hurts health, education and business.
Inspired by her time spent volunteering at a school for deaf and blind children, Mpho MacChambers from South Africa established VIRYA and SheCan! to educate disabled citizens and help them find employment. Her outreach to local companies is driving incredible change for both businesses and disabled South Africans!
From picking up litter to cutting back bushes that create blind spots on the roads, local volunteers in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, have played their part in trying to keep their communities clean, despite a lack of funds.
Zimbabweans Helen Davidson and Mary Wazara tirelessly promote recycling in their communities, both as a way to keep their city clean—and its landfills manageable—and as a source of vital income and green employment for women and children who need it.
When the forests came under threat in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Abel Runeno and the his local group of activists went to work, planting more than 500,000 trees between 2008 and 2014! Now they’re widening their impact even further by promoting agroforestry and responsible use of forests.
In this small fishing village, located on the southwest coast of the island of Madagascar, Henriette receives around $18 a month from a British marine conservation charity to count shark and octopus catches. Extra cash to pay for her children’s school fees was great, but she quickly came to see the value in understandin......