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13-year-old #ONEderWoman takes on global malnutrition with micro-farms

13-year-old #ONEderWoman takes on global malnutrition with micro-farms

Here at ONE we love to celebrate change-makers. We are inspired by those around the globe who are doing something, big or small, that is positively impacting their communities, their countries, or the world. Gracie Pfaff is one of those people—she is a true ONEderWoman. Gracie, at just 12 years old, founded Harvest107 in 2......
Men as Difference Makers

Men as Difference Makers

By James Nardella James Nardella is the Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance, an indigenously founded, nonprofit health, education, and development organization that is working to increase child survival, reduce the burden of HIV, and achieve gender equity in a rural population with acute needs in western Kenya. Thi......
These kids get it

These kids get it

By Julie Barth I am a 2nd grade teacher, currently in my 20th year as a classroom educator. In a partnership with Scholastic, we have been learning about electricity and sub-Saharan Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, 35% of primary schools and 7 out of 10 individuals lack access to electricity. Instead of turning on an appliance......
Photo Series: Portrait of the Himba

Photo Series: Portrait of the Himba

In the desert of Namibia’s remote Kunene region bordering Angola, live the Himba, a fascinating, semi-nomadic people whose way of life has virtually remained unchanged from that of their ancestors.
The Mother & Child Project

The Mother & Child Project

We believe that if we can help keep moms and children healthy worldwide, we can get at the nexus of many sustainable development goals. Moms can go back to work to combat extreme poverty; girls can stay in school to finish secondary school and potentially a university degree; we can promote gender equality, improve maternal a...
Jeanne Marie’s story: Solar kiosk franchisee in Rwanda

Jeanne Marie’s story: Solar kiosk franchisee in Rwanda

By Tom Gilks Jeanne Marie Uhiriwe is very happy with her solar kiosk. It is one of 25 in Rwanda and its novelty factor in Kigali’s business district regularly draws looks of intrigue. Jeanne proudly wheels out her booth to her usual downtown spot. At a glance the garish red plastic tower on bicycle wheels…...
10 reasons why Millennials are going to save the world

10 reasons why Millennials are going to save the world

Dear Mother Earth, On behalf of the rest of humanity, I’m sorry for what we’ve done to you. We’re destructive, greedy, selfish and, well, just plain nasty. That being said, I hope you haven’t lost hope in us just yet because we are a new generation about to take the reigns, and I think you’ll dig us. We are Mi
11 sunrises around the world worth waking up for

11 sunrises around the world worth waking up for

This post originally appeared on Peace Corps Passport. Whether you’re a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica or Cameroon, Jamaica or Georgia, Tonga or Togo, there is one constant of Peace Corps service: you’re going to see some pretty awesome sunrises. 1. “Magical” sunrise, Indonesia 2. Sunrise in the Sahel, Niger 3. P......
The $15 million prize that’s transforming access to education

The $15 million prize that’s transforming access to education

Ben Bain is an Associate in Prize Operations at XPRIZE, working on the Global Learning XPRIZE. He previously served as an Army Infantry officer and deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. He earned his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. I have met countless children worldwide who have limitless enthusiasm for learnin......