The Global Fund for Children
1 Magazine | 62 Articles | 5,463 Followers | @GFC2013 | Transforming the lives of the world's most vulnerable children
A Nigerian girl, 10-year old Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on popular magazine Forbes.
The interview …
On the northern outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia is a small, private school with an entrepreneurial sideline. Each day from a classroom on campus the …UK News
Flipboard started on mobile devices, but the magazine app is moving to the web today with the launch of a new site. Its 75 million registered users will be getting access to its superior formatting and curation features for articles, photos and video on their desktops and laptops.
But why the …Mike McCue
DANJA, Niger — THEY straggle in by foot, donkey cart or bus: humiliated women and girls with their heads downcast, feeling ashamed and cursed, trailing stink and urine.
Some were married off at 12 or 13 years old and became pregnant before their malnourished bodies were ready. All suffered a …
NASIAR KANDI, Bangladesh — On a hot morning, about 20 fourth-graders sat in two rows of desks, their textbooks open to a Bengali poem called “Song of Palki.” One student wrote on the blackboard in the low-roofed room with whitewashed bamboo walls.
This could have been any classroom in rural …
Every morning in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one van and two tuk-tuks ply the broiling streets like American school buses, picking up children and ferrying …
If young people are a gift to both their communities and the world, as Wangari Maathai suggested on receiving the Nobel peace prize in 2004, then …Employment
The International Labor Organization estimates 10.5 million children around the world are working as domestic workers in hazardous, sometimes …
Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that, in the field of social change, we're getting smarter. I went so far as to say that we may even be going through a new Enlightenment. I mentioned three ways we're improving - employing new understandings about human behavior to get better results, using …
PERHAPS the most widespread peril children face isn’t guns, swimming pools or speeding cars. Rather, scientists are suggesting that it may be “toxic stress” early in life, or even before birth.
This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing a landmark warning that this toxic stress can …
Wars in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pushed the number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human …Congo
Speaking at the recent Global Philanthropy Forum, Toyin Saraki — founder and president of the WellBeing Foundation Africa — articulated her evolving approach to giving. Whereas her Nigerian parents tended to give indiscriminately to poor people, with religion as the driving motivator, Saraki has …Philanthropy
By Atish Patel
At least 3,000 children as young as six are being recruited by insurgent groups across India, according to a new report published by a human rights group.
The New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights says the practice of using child soldiers is “rampant,” with the majority …Human Rights
Poverty is an exam room familiar. From Bellevue Hospital in New York to the neighborhood health center in Boston where I used to work, poverty has filtered through many of my interactions with parents and their children.
I ask about sleeping arrangements. Mother, father, older child and new baby …
Adolescence, defined by the World Health Organisation as the age from 10 to 19, offers a key window to break cycles of poverty. If interventions take …Girls' Rights
At the 10th anniversary of the Skoll World Forum, looking at the way forward for changing the world.
The 10th Annual Skoll World Forum, which brought together several hundred of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs to Oxford, has just wrapped for another year. The Forum serves as a useful …Social Enterprise
India's waste pickers are by and large female and from vulnerable castes, and their incomes are proving crucial for their families' survival.
India's "waste pickers," who rummage through the country's scrap heaps for glass and metal to sell, exist on the margins of society. The majority of them are …Asia
After mass protests by Nepal’s kamlari, or indentured female servants, the government has agreed to take steps to abolish the practice.
When a Nepali woman named Urmila Chaudhary was 6 years old, she was bonded as a kamlari—an indentured laborer—to a family in Kathmandu, far from her home district …Nepal
• By The Global Fund for Children on April 26th, 2013
• Category: Donor News, Featured, Global Reach, News
Sohini Chakraborty, founder and director of GFC …Kids
In the Kibera slums of Nairobi, one school for girls has become a lifeline for the community. The school is the brainchild of an American woman and a man from Kibera who found love in one of the most unlikely places. Rock Center Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton reports.
When she was 14 years old, Kakenya Ntaiya entered the cow pen behind her home with an elderly woman carrying a rusty knife.
As a crowd from her Maasai village looked on, Ntaiya sat down, lifted her skirt and opened her legs. The woman grabbed Ntaiya's most intimate body parts and, in just moments, …Kenya
HONG KONG — Talwinder Singh considers himself a “Hong Kong citizen” and a native son of the city where he was born. Though he is an Indian passport holder, he has been to India only once.
But, unlike most Hong Kongers, he goes to what is called a “designated school,” in which 95 percent of students …
The Cycle hosts discuss Camp Hope, a program that allows kids to spend time with their fathers who are serving time in maximum security prisons, with the camp's director Carol Fennelly.Relationships
More risk. That is Mark McGoldrick's focus as chairman of the board of directors for the Global Fund for Children, a Washington-based nonprofit that grants small amounts of money to innovative organizations with programs that serve vulnerable children.
That Mr. McGoldrick, 54 years old, thinks in …Dow Jones
November 30, 2012 5:39 pm
Explore the work of nine of the Global Fund for Children’s charity partners in this interactive graphic, featuring …UK News
Malala Yousafzai -- the 15-year-old Pakistani girl militants tried to assassinate -- is the first signatory of a new worldwide petition launched today after terrorists, hell-bent on preventing girls being educated, murdered 14 students at an all girls' college in Pakistan.
The full horror of …Education