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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 …

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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 …

Where Young Women Find Healing and Hope - The New York Times

The first patient we met is Hadiza Soulaye; with an impish smile, she still seems a child. Hadiza said she never went to school and doesn’t know her birth date, but she said that her family married her off at about 11 or 12. She knows that it was before she began to menstruate. She was not …

‘Floating Schools’ Bring Classrooms to Stranded Students - The New York Times

Bangladesh is a delta formed by the confluence of major rivers and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. More than one million Bangladeshis could be displaced or affected by rising sea levels by 2050, according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and flooding is …

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

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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 …

A Poverty Solution That Starts With a Hug - The New York Times

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.<p>This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing a landmark warning that this toxic stress can …

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 …

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 …

10 Ideas Driving The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship

At the 10th anniversary of the Skoll World Forum, looking at the way forward for changing the world.<p>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 …

Rummaging For A Better Life

India's waste pickers are by and large female and from vulnerable castes, and their incomes are proving crucial for their families' survival.<p>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 …

Protecting Nepal’s Vulnerable Girls

After mass protests by Nepal’s kamlari, or indentured female servants, the government has agreed to take steps to abolish the practice.<p>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 …

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.

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Caught Between Hong Kong’s Two Systems - The New York Times

The 17-year-old cited the fact that his school teaches in English, one of the two languages he speaks at home, along with Punjabi. Most public schools in Hong Kong teach in Chinese, with little support for students who grow up speaking English at home, much less Hindi, Urdu or Nepalese.<p>“The …

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.

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