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Lotus Outreach

Where Literacy Founders in Cambodia, Young Teachers Are Turning Things Around

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Michaela Haas

What if only one in 100 women where you lived knew how to read? That is the situation among Phnong-speaking people in the remote area of Mondulkiri, Cambodia. But an innovative program is making education spread like wildfire!

Pomp & Circumstance in Rural Cambodia

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Empowering girls to access higher education, Lotus Outreach works to replenish educated citizenry 30 years after it was decimated during Khmer Rouge genocide and celebrates its first graduating class of college students in Cambodia, marking a turning point in Cambodia's decades-long tumultuous history.

The Killing Fields of Today: Cambodia's Landmine Problem Rages On

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Michaela Haas

On April 4, 2013, the world will mark the 8th annual United Nations International Day of Mine Awareness, a global observance designed to grow the movement to ban anti-personnel landmines, promote disarmament and clearance, and provide victim services.

Shit Happens: Breaking the Silence on Fecal Contamination

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Michaela Haas

According to the World Health Organization, diarrhea alone kills 2.2 million people each year, and causes 8.5% of all deaths in Southeast Asia -- with children under five being disproportionately affected.

5 Ways You Can Join The Fight To End Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact

Though “childhood” typically conjures up images of running around the playground and learning the fundamentals in grade school, for 215 million ki...

Unleashing The Power of The "Girl Effect"

Michaela Haas | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Many of us in the charitable community have already heard about the Girl Effect, a ground-breaking campaign launched by the Nike Foundation. But a recap never hurts, so here are some compelling stats to set the stage.

Turning the Tables on Domestic Violence in Asia

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

30 percent of women in Cambodia suffer from domestic violence. Every third woman in Cambodia gets abused? How could that be? I put this question to Erika Keaveney, the executive director of Lotus Outreach.

Pedaling Back to School: How Bicycles Bridge the Gap in Education Access For Girls in Rural Asia

Michaela Haas | Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Hundreds of thousands of kids in India and Cambodia will be oblivious to the start of the academic year as they begin another day at work.

Oh, Boy! The Anti-Girl Bias Is in Fashion

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.26.2011 | Women
Michaela Haas

If you could only have one child, would you prefer a boy or a girl? 40 percent of Americans prefer to have a son and only 26 percent a girl. This is the result of the Gallup poll of 1947 and -- hold your breath -- of 2011.

World Day Against Child Labor

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.12.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

On June 12, the international non-profit Lotus Outreach will celebrate 400 child workers in India who enrolled in school for the first time in their lives.

How Education Helped Young Cambodian Women Escape The Sex Trade

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Millions of students claiming diplomas believe in the power of education to transform their futures, and this year, 65 young Cambodian women beat the odds to share that vision.

Every Mother's Greatest Wish: A Better Future for Their Kids

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

GATE provides educational scholarships, including school fees, uniforms, text books, bicycles, lunch and boarding, to over 600 at-risk and exploited young girls in Cambodia.

Moving Beyond Checkbook Philanthropy

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.10.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

More and more, nonprofit organizations are embracing what could be called "engaged giving," a fun and interactive form of philanthropy exemplified by Dining for Women.

How to Prevent Child Marriage Through Education

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Imagine: in your hometown, only three in 100 girls ever learn to read. This is the universal reality for the young women living in Mewat, a rural part of northern India.

Self-Help Groups: A Powerful Alternative to Traditional Microfinance

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Lotus Outreach is working to transform impoverished communities from the inside out.