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Sub Saharan Africa

Recognizing Teachers and Preparing for Peace

Fernando Reimers | Posted 03.20.2017 | Impact
Fernando Reimers

Last night I had the pleasure to attend the ceremony at which Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the Global Teacher Prize, an award recognizing her outstan...

It Begins With A Girl

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 03.08.2017 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By Lindiwe Majele Sibanda (FANRPAN) and Michelle Carter (CARE International) Three billion people are malnourished in the world and over two billion o...

For Societies To Thrive, We Must Ensure Gender Equality

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 03.07.2017 | Impact
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Consider this: gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion annually in lost revenue. In a corporate setting, that extent of losses wou...

Astrophysics and bathrooms

John Travis | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
John Travis

This week, the world lost a woman who changed our understanding of the universe. Vera Rubin was little known outside of the scientific community, but ...

The Power of Collaboration: Lighting Up Rural Schools in Kenya

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Katie G. Nelson Having power is to be empowered. Electricity--power, light, warmth--is a proxy for social justice. Segal Family Found...

Passionate About Potential

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Barry Segal, the founder of Segal Family Foundation, always says you can't be "all over the lot." Or to borrow from this guest blog by Hannah McCandle...

Paying It Forward in Tanzania

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Our partner AfricAid is helping shape girls into empowered young leaders in Tanzania. Empowered enough to plan their families, choose their partners, ...

How Do You Help Girls Make Healthy Reproductive Decisions? Engage The Parents.

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

I hope you'll dive into this article by Kelsi Hines and Kevalin Aulandez and the work of Organic Health Response described therein. As the father of a...

A Trickle of Hope: Bringing Clean Water to Ghana's Poorest

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

By Peyton Fleming YEPALA, Ghana - Access to safe drinking water is a colossal challenge globally and no place more than in Sub-Saharan Africa. Among ...

Extreme Poverty Hits Children The Hardest: Report

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact

The world is failing impoverished kids. Although the rate of extreme poverty is declining worldwide, children are disproportionately impacted, accord...

A Good Connection: Girls' Schools in East Africa Collaborate for Computer Lab Access

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Building a community of creative collaborators is our daily mission at Segal Family Foundation. We think that every meaningful relationship must begin...

A Soap Opera for Social Change

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.03.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

This is a guest blog by Dedo Baranshamaje, Director of Special Projects at Segal Family Foundation. It's always nice to read posts from one of our own...

Sustainability And Active Participation: At The Heart Of Improving Lives

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

We knew immediately that this visit would be beneficial for us because we noticed that the staff of Rafiki not only spoke about sustainability, they fully incorporated it as the basis of all their work.

5 Ways to Drive Youth-Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

Bill Reese | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

The rate of working poverty among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 70 percent of whom earn less than $2 a day, has become one of the great ec...

Teacher Volunteers Scheme (TVS)

Mmanti Umoh | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Mmanti Umoh

Providing Local Solutions to Global Challenges. In 2014, it was stated by UNESCO that the world needed 4 million more teachers to get every child in ...

Africa's agricultural growth will depend on its young

Ray Jordan | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

"Whenever I am with energetic young people, I feel like a recharged battery," Nelson Mandela once said. The youth of Africa were to the fore in the m...

Success: The Transforming Power of Belief in Yourself

Andy Bryant | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Livelyhoods This is a guest post by Liz McNeil, Managing Director of Last Mile. Walking into the Kawangware branch of iSmart on the ...

Solar Power Is Freeing Rural Africa From the "Poverty Trap"

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

In the United States, cellphones die all the time, but our abundance of power ensures resurrection on demand. That's not how it works in other parts of the world.

Beyond Vertical Solutions: Partnering for Transformational Impact

Andy Bryant | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Village Enterprise This is a guest post by Ash Rogers, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance, and Dianne Calvi, President and ...

Breaking Down Barriers in Sexual and Reproductive Health Reporting in Africa

Andy Bryant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

This is a guest post by Humphrey Nabimanya, founder of Reach a Hand Uganda. Journalists and bloggers in a group exercise on how to craft a catchy h...

Technology in Classrooms Benefit Those Who Need It Most

Andy Bryant | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

This is a guest post by Worldreader staff: Kristina Lee, Manager, Programs and Partnership and Selena Garrahan, Assistant Community Manager. Students...

Most Child Brides Are Asian Or African. So Why Do Viral Videos Use White Girls?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

Child marriage videos have become almost as ubiquitous as this season's Vera Wang gown. But in all seriousness, the problem is that the fictional brid...

The Election No One Is Talking About

Becky Allen | Posted 03.04.2017 | Home
Becky Allen

On March 20, citizens of the Republic of Congo will vote in the country's next presidential election. But, this election can hardly be called democratic in an increasingly authoritarian nation. While there are ten opposition candidates, there is little doubt that incumbent President Sassou Nguesso will assume power for a third term.

Dying from a Treatable Disease - HIV and the Men we Neglect

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Dying from a treatable disease: HIV and the men we neglect Kathryn Dovel, University of Colorado Denver; Sara Yeatman, University of Colorado Denver,...

What Happens If an Education System Is Outsourced?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Aaron Benavot

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be ...