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Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 3

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

I think education is a right for all children. But is getting an education to all children something that's realistic? The social, cultural, and economic limitations are numerous.

The Waiting Children: The Personal Is Political

Ethan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ethan Silverman


To G8 Leaders: Stand and Deliver for World's Women and Children

Leila Nimatallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Nimatallah

This year's G8 Summit will focus on the needs of the most impoverished women and children, and it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

How Orphanages Kill Babies-- and Why No Child Under 5 Should Be in One

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

For most people, the word orphanage conjures cold Dickensian images of cruelty to children -- and yet whenever I write that children under five should never be kept in institutional care, I hear from people who vigorously defend such facilities.

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

Prince Harry, Prince William Visit Lesotho AIDS Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of their first joint official foreign tour, Prince Harry took his older bother Prince William to Lesotho this week so that he could share his ...

NextGen Africa: What's Next for Africa's 50 Million Orphans?

Christine Huang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Huang

Of the 2.2 billion children that populate the world, 163 million of them are parentless. It's a staggering number -- and one that continues to grow with the persistence of disease, poverty, and warfare.

Live Report: Tremendous Progress Accomplished in Six Short Haitian Days

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Today was the beginning of the end of our six short days in Haiti to set the stage for post-disaster recovery here. April 1 officially begins the nex...

Live Report: 200 Haitian Earthquake Survivors Interviewed for Ten Chinese Scholarships

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

We are 18 debris-strewn miles West of Port-au-Prince. I am leading an international NGO team in Haiti as part of the recovery and reconstruction here...

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

Haiti's Canvas

Heather Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Paul

Before the earthquake, the SOS Children's Village in Santo, Haiti cared for 200 children who were without parental care. That number has since swelled to over 500.

Is PERMANENT a Useful Word in Haiti?

Heather Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Paul

Temporary food supplies, emergency shelters, transient family situations, and short-term fixes have been a reality in Haiti since the earthquake. For children, "temporary" has become a devastating perpetual condition.

Practice Babies? Parenthood, For Practice, Ten Mothers At A Time: The Story Behind 'The Irresistible Henry House'

Lisa Grunwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Grunwald

Starting in the early 20th century, home economics programs around the country used real babies to teach mothering skills to college students.

Jon Pedley, British Millionaire, To Sell Company, Help Ugandan Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After waking up from a six week long coma in 2002 following a drunk driving accident, British millionaire Jon Pedley had a new lease on life. "I've l...

Malawi's William Kamkwamba Among The Winners of The GO Ingenuity Award

Scott Fifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Fifer

GO Campaign and the Unified Field Corporation have named four inaugural winners of the GO Ingenuity Award, a global prize to celebrate innovation and to inspire youth ingenuity in developing nations.

Haiti Frees Ninth Accused Missionary Kidnapper: Organizer Still Held

AP | EVENS SANON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of two Baptist missionaries still held on kidnapping charges in Haiti was released and flew to Miami on Monday, but ...

Visiting Rescue Shelters in India

Rani Hong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rani Hong

It had been days of travel, heat, humidity, cramped spaces, and heartbreaking stories.

Haiti Paperwork

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso Celebrate Sentebale in Barbados

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Sentebale, an organization that supports children in Lesotho, was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006. The princes directed attention towards the problem by playing in the inaugural Sentebale Polo Cup.

We Are All the Same, Nothing to Fear: A Report From China

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Where to start from my trip to China? Orphanages, learnings from the meeting of a huge global company meeting, walking the streets in a not-so-strange city... Let's start with the kids.

State of the Union Responses Exemplify Close-Mindedness in U.S. Political Culture

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd Kashdan

Before Obama said a single word in his State of the Union address, our reactions were pre-determined by assumptions, media pundits and personal biases.

Orphans of Disaster

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip N. Cohen

Amidst the horror and heartbreak in Haiti, there is the added atrocity of children losing their parents. Because there are no real numbers to put on ...

Educating for Democracy: An American Teacher in Afghanistan

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Shatzky

I lived in the orphanage almost five months. I taught English, poetry, drama, photography, and computer skills to over 180 children. I was no doubt in danger every day and night.

Parentless Parents: Using The Holidays To Keep The Memory Of Your Parents Alive -- Part 2

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

All you have to do is make a conscious decision to slow down long enough -- not so easy this time of year, I admit -- to simply talk with your children about the grandparents they no longer have in their lives.

Who Will Take Care of Me?

Rose Winters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rose Winters

There is a funny thing about life. With time and with experience, our perspectives change. What we once held on to so tightly, can hold little or no importance today.