By Katie G. Nelson If you trek far enough into Kibera—through the maze of scrap-metal houses connected by webs of live wires running roof to roof, and down a slippery hill toward a peeling blue iron door that towers so high you can’t see the sky above—you might just catch a glimmer of hope inside the largest slum in Kenya. Her name is Anne Wambui and she’s the headmaster of Anwa Junior Academy. Headmaster Anne Wambui at Anwa Junior Academy in Kibera,...
Girls and Women
In celebration of World Book Day (and in anticipation of International Women’s Day), here are some female African authors, some whose work holds a revered place in African literature, and others who are at the advent of their literary careers.
There are some pretty good, legitimate reasons for not doing your school work in certain parts of the world. Take a look at some of the reasons why girls in sub-Saharan Africa aren’t keeping up in school.
Without water, a family cannot drink, prepare food, or clean. The burden to collect this water is disproportionately placed on the female family members of a household and is prioritized over education.
Education is a big deal for everyone. However, access to education is still a problem for millions around the world, especially girls. A lot of things stand in the way between a girl and a classroom.
Girls often face barriers to achieving their dreams, but the supportive environment at the Peace Corps' Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp in southern Ghana helped them talk about the difficulties—and their goals!
Today alone, women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa will waste 21 million hours fetching water for their families. However, when a clean water access point comes to a community, those women are given the most wonderful gift–the gift of time.
As more Africans move out of poverty, job creation is the necessary next step and having bright young women at the helm providing employment is a way of directly addressing and eradicating the adverse effects poverty has on women!
“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge Piercy Simply put, the Caterpillar Foundation’s mission is to alleviate poverty and place people on the path to prosperity. As we work to address the root causes, systematic injustices and long term effects of extreme poverty, we know we cannot do this alone. It will take collaboration between public, private and non-profit entities. Together, we are stronger. To that end,...
Eva wrote to all ONE members demanding we do more to help beat extreme poverty in her village and every place like it around the world by 2030. She didn’t rest there and went on to pen an appeal to the President. He just answered.