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A day in the life of a student mentor in Malawi

<i>By Elita Chamdimba from Big Little Prints</i><p><b>“Let’s hurry up! The minibus is here and we don’t want to be late!”</b><p>Friday mornings had taken on a new …

This is how the world can innovate education

If we want to meet SDG 4 by 2030, world leaders must commit to a package of reforms that could bring accessible, affordable, and quality education to …

Sen. Chris Coons on aid: "Foreign assistance is not a charity... It makes us stronger."

Yesterday, Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) delivered remarks on the Senate floor about President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to foreign aid. His …

Good News

How to talk about foreign aid

Foreign aid makes up less than 1% of the total U.S. budget, yet President Trump’s budget proposes to slash foreign aid by nearly a third.<p>What can you …

Poverty

Meet 4 women who are fighting malaria on the front line

<i>This blog was originally posted on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition Blog. To view the original, please go to their blog,</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Filumba, Judy, …

Poverty

This 19-year-old Syrian refugee is also an education activist!

More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 percent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones …

Nigeria

A day in Dadaab refugee camp — through the eyes of a child

This piece is part of a reporting partnership between ONE and Refugees Deeply.<p><i>Fatuma Omar Ismail currently studies chemical engineering at the</i> …

Refugees

12 African game-changers you need to know

Who is changing the game in Africa? That’s the question <i>NewAfricanWoman</i> magazine put to the public as they prepared to host the New African Woman …

Africa

How foreign aid helped make progress in fighting tropical diseases

Neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, are parasitic and bacterial diseases that can cause severe pain and long-term disability. In 2015, more than …

Public Health

6 organizations working to fight famine

A famine has been declared in South Sudan for two months now — the first time such an event has been announced anywhere in the world in the past six …

Food Security

Kenya's Mercy Juma wins the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

Congratulations to Kenyan broadcast journalist Mercy Juma, who’s been named the inaugural winner of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in …

Africa

My exclusive interview with Malala Yousafzai

<i>By Hannah Alper, Canadian activist, youth blogger, speaker, and ONE member</i><p>On April 12th, 2017, I was proud to attend Malala Yousafzai’s official …

Malala Yousafzai

NairoBits: Empowering young women to succeed in Africa’s Silicon Savannah

<i>Story and photos by Katie G. Nelson</i><p>For the tech-savvy team at NairoBits, empowering young women in Kenya’s poorest slums isn’t just about teaching …

Africa

This teacher's experience as a refugee helps him make a big impact on his students

<i>This is part two of a three-part series on Sud Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Don’t miss part one and part three.</i><p>Growing up in a remote village in Bar …

Education

Founded by refugees, this school offers education to underprivileged students

<i>This is part one of a three-part series on Sud Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Don’t miss part two and part three.</i><p>“You can’t achieve anything in this …

Education

Former President George W. Bush makes the case for foreign aid

Former President George W. Bush has been making the media rounds this week, telling both the Washington Post and NPR what military officials, …

Foreign Policy

With the right education, girls can reach for the stars

Today is the UN’s International Day of Human Space Flight — a day when the world comes together to celebrate the human achievement of sending humans …

Education

Senators are back in their district offices today. Let's make the phones ring off the hook.

President Trump is trying to cut nearly one-third (!) of foreign aid funding. But he can’t do it alone, he needs Congress to approve the cuts. And …

Installing hand-washing stations at these Kenya schools led to amazing results

<i>By James Musyoka, Kenya Connect Co-Founder, Field Director and Director of Operations</i><p>While it’s a significant achievement to leverage local …

Education

CODE wins the 9th annual ONE Africa Award!

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 9th annual $100,000 ONE Africa Award is Connected Development (CODE)!<p>CODE is a Nigerian based …

Africa

These first ladies vow to fight “barbaric” genital mutilation

Around the world, there are at least 200 million girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). The reasoning behind FGM varies …

Women's Rights

This is the simple reason some countries struggle to fight pandemics

It’s easy to focus on <i>what</i> makes us unhealthy. In the past four years alone, there have been over 500 disease outbreaks in developed and developing …

Public Health

Editorial boards around the country oppose the foreign aid cuts

Over the past week, both the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>USA Today</i> published editorials opposing President Trump’s proposed cuts to the international affairs …

Foreign Policy

Why we need to connect every classroom

Imagine trying to do homework without being able to access the information necessary to do it.<p>If a student in, say, the United States were asked to …

Education Technology

More bipartisan support for foreign aid at a recent hearing

Last Tuesday, March 28, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing called “The Budget, Diplomacy, and Development. There, <b>Representative Ed</b> …

Government

4 myths about foreign aid

Foreign aid makes up less than 1% of the total U.S. budget. But President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would slash foreign aid by nearly a third. …

Foreign Policy

More than 20 million people will endure famine in the coming months

<i>This story by James O’Hare was originally published on Global Citizen.</i><p>The world has three or four months to save millions of people in Somalia and …

Africa

Here's how you can help fight the proposed cuts to foreign aid

<b>Foreign aid makes up less than 1% of the total U.S. budget. But President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would slash foreign aid by nearly a third.</b> …

These 10 anti-women laws will shock you

Less than a month ago we celebrated International Women’s Day! This year’s theme was #BeBoldForChange and called on global citizens to advocate for a …

Extremism

Africa is kicking off a massive campaign to eradicate polio

<i>This story by Colleen Curry was originally published on Global Citizen.</i><p>One of the largest-ever campaigns to vaccinate kids against polio will take …

Africa