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Reading: The Key to Development and Community Worldwide

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Girls and women and their teachers and protectors are still under attack in Afghanistan and elsewhere, simply because of their passion for reading, learning and a ticket out of crippling poverty and disenfranchisement.

Hip-Hop In The Kenyan Countryside: The Birth Of A Genre

Cyrus Moussavi | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Cyrus Moussavi

We conducted "research" at studios, bars and clubs of ill repute, recording three generations of Kenyan music -- from an 83-year-old blind guitar legend to teenage rappers raised on 50 Cent.

On Health Home Visits and Being a Life-Changer

Karen Walrond | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Karen Walrond

2011-08-10-Screenshot20110810at12.23.10PM.jpg Since 2008, this home health program has recruited and trained 150 counselors who continue to go door-to-door to provide counseling, testing and household education.

A New Girls' And Women's Literacy Empowerment Movement

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Pam Allyn

My LitWorld team has just returned from a trip to work with the girls and women leading our Girls LitClub initiative in Kenya. Join me on this journey.

In East Africa, Selling Drinking Water Straight From the Pond

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Many people in East Africa and in other parts of the developing world do not have drinking water within easy reach. The United Nations estimates that about a billion people are living like that.

Some Hopeful Signs in the War on Malaria , But a Long Way to Go

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph B. Treaster

The latest data compiled by the World Health Organization shows little change in recent years: 863,000 deaths and 243 million cases of malaria.

A Dying African Lake, Polluted, Overfished; Bad And Getting Worse

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Lake Victoria, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, is suffering. It is polluted with raw sewage and it is muddy from the erosion of soil from nearby hills that have lost trees and shrubs to people in search of firewood.

Narrowing the Digital Divide

Margee Ensign | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margee Ensign

The world's educational resources increasingly are in the palm of our hand. The only question is whether we can envision and create a new educational world where all children have access to the world's knowledge.