International Day of the Girl is a day all about promoting girls’ rights, talking about the inequalities that still exist between girls and boys, and also celebrating the incredible things girls around the world are achieving. Inspired by all of the powerful stories of girls empowerment we saw on International Day of ......
Brownkey first started blogging to counter what she felt were negative beliefs about the Somali refugee community in Dadaab. She now spends much of her time blogging about the rights of girls and women, advocating against early marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and domestic violence.
If you are thinking about engaging with an organization serving vulnerable students, here are a few examples of popular trends that might not be as helpful as they seem, and some suggestions for how to redirect these efforts to truly benefit communities and organizations.
The Beacon of Hope school opened in Soroti in 2006—the first students were all former abductees of the Lord’s Resistance Army or former LRA soldiers. The last child soldiers graduated in 2014, but the school has continued to focus on assisting the most vulnerable youth in the community.
This week the U.S. government marks 10 years of support for the fight against neglected tropical diseases. In Ebola’s wake, the West African country of Guinea is translating this support into broader health gains.
Indego Africa’s workshop provides young college graduates in Rwanda with technology training, job application guidance, and business skills (like time management and office communication) to help them enter and succeed in the workforce.