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Doing Good With Book Bags and Saplings in Malawi

Ethan Gelber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ethan Gelber

Like all illustrations of generosity at the interface between social enterprise and social good, it involves people who opened their hearts, minds and wallets to the unlikely, who rallied around common causes and who improved everyone's lives.

Inspiration from Jacaranda!

Kris Evans | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Kris Evans

Are you grabbing those precious moments when inspiration strikes? Or do you file them away, saying you will come back to them when you need them?

Houston Episcopal Diocese Gallery Shows Acrylics by Malawian Artist Massa Lemu

Menachem Wecker | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

At first glance, Massa Lemu's Rapture (pictured below right), which is on view at the Episcopal Diocese of Texas (EDOT) Gallery in Houston through Aug. 10, appears to be a colorful abstract painting, which may depict cells magnified under a microscope or an underwater scene.

In Malawi, Too, The Conflict Over Health Care Rages

The Pulitzer Center | Luke Messac | Posted 08.11.2013 | World

By Luke Messac for The Pulitzer Center. Fagnes Matunga lives about as far away as a Malawian can from the country’s capital city of Lilongwe. He...

Cash Transfer Programs Provide Much Needed Support To Malawi's Poorest Citizens

The Pulitzer Center | Kerstin Egenhofer | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

By Kerstin Egenhofer for The Pulitzer Center. When Martias Sayimon swings himself onto his bicycle he shows no sign of his heavy limp. The 35-year...

Human Rights Abuses Not a Concern in the Ivy League

Andrew Longhi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Longhi

My college has appointed James Tengatenga, the diocesan bishop of southern Malawi, to a leadership position as "the moral spokesperson of the College." However, it is clear that the welfare of LGBT people is not a view that he holds.

Q&A With A.J. Walkley, Author of Vuto

Tracy Lee | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books
Tracy Lee

I was able to chat recently with A.J. Walkley, my friend and a novelist, right before the launch of her newest book, Vuto.

Stranger in a Strange Land: a Malawian Experience and the Novel Vuto

A.J. Walkley | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

When I think back on my first impressions of Malawi, Africa, setting foot in the country as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in 2007, I always come back t...

USF College of Global Sustainability Students Seek Sustainable Tourism Solutions for Malawi National Park.

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

With poverty, animals damaging cropland can be devastating. Poachers tearing down fences are not always the poachers for elephants but sometimes local residents who are so poor that they rely on the game in the park to feed their family.

Malawi Hosts First-Ever Fashion Week

AP | BY RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Models on the runway in Malawi sported dresses with bottle-tops and wearing hats made of chicken feathers, as the southern African...

Transforming a Nation

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

The time has flown. In fact, I've hardly been home since several members of the One World Futbol Project and I experienced our first team ball delive...

Malawi Partners With USF Patel College of Global Sustainability in Vision Toward Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Liwonde National Park is the jewel of the national park system in Malawi. Drawing on the expertise of the PCGS, the IFAW, local Malawians and many other collaborators, the vision for a model National Park sustainable tourism plan in Africa just may become a reality.

In Malawi, Evangelicals Don't Doubt Climate Change

Judd Birdsall | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Judd Birdsall

The river once teemed with fish and was lined by lush banana trees. Now it's a dry, scorched trail of barren sand. In Fombe village, Malawi, climate change is not a matter of political or scientific debate. It's a matter of survival.

A Somewhat Recent Grad on Wisdom

Allegra Panetto | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Allegra Panetto

Yes, it sounds like a cliche. Sure, there are things about my experience there I don't miss. But it gave me a full two years to discover the kind of person I want to be, in a way that staying in the U.S. wouldn't have done.

In Heaven, We Feed Each Other

Mary Ellen Jebbia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Mary Ellen Jebbia

If we are to end our own suffering, we need to start by seeking to help and allow ourselves to be helped.

The Honey Bees at Stone Barns Center

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

At Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York's Hudson River Valley, Dan Carr has the enviable job of spending his days with honey bees and educating the public about beekeeping.

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

Investing in the Children of Malawi

Melissa Kushner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

goods for good distributes shoes as part of an innovative education program for orphans, and then we take it a step further.

Bisexual In Malawi

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

The Malawians in my homestay village, as well as those in the village I was ultimately stationed in, would look at me differently if they knew about my girlfriend, and that knowledge might even preclude me from helping them in any way, which was the reason I was a volunteer to begin with.

Malawi Government: Madonna's Demands Resemble Blackmail

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi issued a scathing critique of pop diva Madonna on Wednesday, accusing her of exaggerating her contributions to the sou...

Changing the Course of History With $15 Billion

Joyce Banda | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Joyce Banda

Today I am blessed to be the president of a country filled with people who share my desire for a better Malawi and a better Africa, but we cannot do it alone. Today I stand proudly next to the Global Fund, its partners, and my fellow Africans with a promise.

Malawi President: Madonna Made Poor Kids Dance For Her

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact

Updated Tuesday, April 9, 2013: 5:56 p.m. EST: This story has been updated to include a statement from Madonna's charity manager. Someone high up i...

Madonna Finishes Up Visit To Malawi Schools She Helped Build

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna has left Malawi after visiting the projects she has helped support through her Raising Malawi charity. The pop diva ...

'Zikomo!' Madonna Opens A New School

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact

KASUNGU, Malawi — Schoolchildren joined by hundreds of villagers danced around pop diva Madonna and serenaded her with praise songs on Tuesday a...

African Nations Winning Poverty Battle

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama hosts the leaders of four African nations this week, all of which are cited in a new re...