International Day of the Girl is all about promoting girls' rights and talking about the inequalities that still exist between girls and boys, but also celebrating the incredible things girls around the world are achieving. Read about five girls who are shaking things up in a BIG way!
For the students participating in the Global Video Game Designers Curriculum, many are using computers and experiencing technology for the very first time. Read about how this program connects American kids with students from around the world in amazing ways.
“Never in my lifetime did I ever think I would see power lines get this far out into the rural parts of Tanzania.” See the effects electricity could have on health, education, and economy in one Tanzanian community.
Founded in 2002 by Ugandans Rita and William Nkemba, Dwelling Places has offered a home to hundreds of homeless children and supports hundreds more with education and life skills. To date, the organization has rehabilitated more than 1,000 formerly homeless children.
With Halloween right around the corner, everyone is flooding the store to get their costumes, candies, and, of course, their pumpkins! Did you know that in Uganda, pumpkins are not only popular and prevalent, but are also sources of income for many?
How can you help? The Electrify Africa Act was recently reintroduced in Congress, and if passed, it will bring electricity to 50 million African citizens for the very first time. Congress needs to hear YOUR voice to pass the bill!
Nearly one in 14 health workers in Liberia died during the Ebola epidemic. A new resolution would recognize the enormous impact of these health workers, whose work often puts their own well-being in great danger.
Yesterday in Stockholm, three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering drugs to treat parasitic diseases such as malaria, river blindness, and elephantiasis. Amazing!
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is going to vote on the Electrify Africa Act, S. 1933, on THURSDAY morning. It's the bill that will bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa for the first time.
Until now, the "extreme poor" were defined as people living on just $1.25 a day. But from this week, that’s changing: from now on, you’ll hear us and others talking about a new extreme poverty line at $1.90 a day. So what happened?
The World Bank released its latest official extreme poverty estimates – showing that the proportion of people worldwide living in extreme poverty declined by 65% between 1990 and 2012. This represents 1.1 billion people lifted out of extreme poverty and puts us two-thirds of the way towards finishing the job.
Religious leaders and communities have played a pivotal role in Peace Day and raising awareness for it: From the largest and most authoritative faith-based representative bodies, councils, and NGOs, to prominent spiritual heads and houses of worship, hundreds of millions have been mobilized in support of Peace Day worldwide.
In Sudan, women do the heavy lifting of daily life. By helping the women of this culture, or any place there is poverty, the whole society is lifted. That is why I am participating in Circle of Health International’s (COHI) "In Her Shoes" awareness campaign.