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10-Year Old Zuriel Oduwole Makes History On Forbes Magazine

A Nigerian girl, 10-year old Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on popular magazine Forbes.<p>The interview …

MBAs to meet the challenge of sustainability

On the northern outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia is a small, private school with an entrepreneurial sideline. Each day from a classroom on campus the …


Flipboard Brings Its Mobile Magazines To The Web

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.<p>But why the …


L.A. Lawyer Brings Hope, Learning to Soweto AIDS Orphans

Inspired by Nelson Mandela, Jose Bright went to South Africa for a year - and stayed 18.

South Africa

Haitian slum builds 'Garden of Eden'

Philippe Cousteau finds a thriving community garden in one of the poorest areas in the Western Hemisphere.


In Cambodia, kids breakdance toward better futures

At Tiny Toones, a nonprofit group in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, youths learn to breakdance, as well as how to pursue goals beyond their limited …


Africa's rising population and youth unemployment challenge

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 …


ILO: Millions of Children in Slave-like Conditions as Domestic Laborers

The International Labor Organization estimates 10.5 million children around the world are working as domestic workers in hazardous, sometimes …


Everything You Know About Charity is Wrong

Dan Pallotta calls it “the most oppressed community I’ve ever known or seen” and he’s not talking about refugee camps a war-torn continent or two away. He’s talking about the men and women who manage and staff America’s charitable organizations, populating major sectors of the nonprofit community. …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Wars push number of internally displaced people to record levels

Wars in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pushed the number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human …


Bringing Global Philanthropy Closer to Home

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 …


Report: India’s 3,000 Child Soldiers

By Atish Patel<p>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.<p>The New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights says the practice of using child soldiers is “rampant,” with the majority …


Adolescent girls' issues: moving up the development agenda

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 …


How Networked Insights Makes Sense Of Internet Chatter To Help Big Brands Create Better Ads

Discussions around brands are happening everywhere, all the time. Networked Insights gives marketers a way to measure the noise.<p>It used to be that brands and agencies would create ad campaigns, push them live, and use the resulting consumer reaction to help inform the next campaign. But with the …

2013 UK Trust Gala: So Kids Can Be Kids

• By The Global Fund for Children on April 26th, 2013<br>• Category: Donor News, Featured, Global Reach, News<p>Sohini Chakraborty, founder and director of GFC …

Couple’s school becomes lifeline in Kenyan slum

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.

Chelsea Clinton

Woman challenges female oppression, educates girls in her Kenyan village

<b>Enoosaen, Kenya (CNN) —</b> When she was 14 years old, Kakenya Ntaiya entered the cow pen behind her home with an elderly woman carrying a rusty knife.<p>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 …


30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs

It was a standing ovation no one expected, least of all 26-year-old Maggie Doyne, trembling with nervousness as she addressed the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in June. After all, the audience consisted of 161 billionaire and near-billionaires, from Warren Buffett to Oprah Winfrey, Steve Case …

Social Entrepreneurship

Cultivating parental relationships from behind bars

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.

Risking More to Serve Children

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.<p>That Mr. McGoldrick, 54 years old, thinks in …