Libby Owens

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Creative Friday

This Creative Friday was really creative. At SCAO1 every class was part of our big wall-project. We spent the whole day painting the wall. Not even …

Ceiling construction

Good progress on our construction site of the S.C.A.O. School III (ECC). Next steps are ceiling, electric and water installation.

Teens tasked with improving Canada's food security

Can high school students help improve Canada's food security? That's the challenge for a few hundred teens taking part in this year's <b>SHAD</b> program.<p>The …

How Brexit threatens Britain's food security

The situation created by the British vote to leave the European Union is momentous for UK food. It is on a par with the Repeal of the Corn Laws of …

Congress Takes Bipartisan Stand Against Global Hunger

Seeing that your family has a steady and stable supply of healthy and nutritious food is a fundamental commitment--and mission--of all mothers and fathers around the globe. It's a value, a need and an imperative that crosses cultural, geographic, and gender lines. And today it's a principle that …

Strangers gather to mourn homeless man shot by police | The Star

None of them knew him when he was alive.<p>None of them even knew his real name.<p>All they knew was that he was 42, reportedly homeless and fatally shot …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

20/05/2018<p>Pope Francis announces names of fourteen new cardinals<p>20/05/2018<p>Pope appeals for peace in the Middle East and Venezuela<p>20/05/2018<p>Pope …

Vancouver's homeless create new tent city to advocate for social housing

Dozens of homeless and low-income people are sleeping in an empty lot in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in the latest attempt to use a tent city to advocate for more affordable housing.<p>A handful of tents were pitched on Saturday on a city-owned lot at 58 West Hastings St. – the same site of a …

Nesel Pack is a backpack designed to bring comfort to children with autism

Students with autism are now able to wear a backpack loaded with sensory features to fit their needs, thanks to a group of six college students at the University of Minnesota.<p>In September, as part of their yearlong "Entrepreneurship in Action" class, the students were tasked with coming up with an …

Autism

New fund essential to educating children living in conflict and crisis

GPE supports new Education Cannot Wait Fund launched at World Humanitarian Summit todayFor too long, the world has had a blind spot for the …

Globalization

Ayanda Mabulu on his explicit Zuma painting: 'I am exposing the naked truth'

Kwanele Sosibo studied journalism at Durban's ML Sultan Technikon before working at Independent Newspapers from 2000 to 2003. In 2005, he joined the …

How one of India’s best-looking models, Inder Bajwa, turned social worker | brunch | feature

We make our way across Punjab the day the court gives the go-ahead to <i>Udta Punjab</i>, the film that was in the news due to controversial cuts recommended …

India

Can You Spare A Toothbrush? One Insanely Simple Way To Make A Big Difference

This morning I was in my office feverishly responding to emails when I heard a woman outside my door ask, "Do you guys have any toothbrushes?"<p>Two lovely women from one of our local child protective services offices were in our facility picking up clothing, toys and personal care items for kids in …

Maryland utility wants to draw drinking water from middle of the Potomac River

A Maryland utility serving the Washington suburbs wants to install a new pipe to draw drinking water from the middle of the Potomac River, saying that water would have less sediment during rainstorms than the water it now draws from the shoreline.<p>The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission …

Far away in Ethiopia there is the threat of famine because of a severe drought. Farmers have been unable to grow food because of the lack of rainfall.

William Lambers, guest columnist<p>Far away in Ethiopia there is the threat of famine because of a severe drought. Farmers have been unable to grow food …

Can peanuts prevent malnutrition in Africa?

Anyone who's ever had a nasty flu knows how hard it can be to stay hydrated and well-fed, but most of us with Internet access will recover soon …

A 360 degree view of the famine in South Sudan

The images of famine in Africa are familiar by now: emaciated bodies, parched landscapes, sprawling UN refugee camps where people line up for desperately needed rations of food and water.<p>But a team of journalists and filmmakers have taken the visuals of this crisis even further.<p>They've produced a …

When Food Shortage Becomes Famine

GHOUYMAN, South Sudan — The canoe was not big enough to carry them all. Peter Met Biel Luak, his wife, her mother and his 10 children needed to …

Africa

FinTech Is Weaving Charitable Giving into Everyday Transactions

Today, even the smallest businesses can capitalize on the power of digital platforms to better understand their customers’ needs and behaviors, engage with them more effectively, and provide customized offerings. But many of today’s consumers want more. A 2015 Nielsen Global Sustainability Report …