Dare to Dream

By The Global Fund for Children | Issues affecting vulnerable children & their stories of perseverance, triumph, and hope

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 …

Education

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 …

From the ground up

• By The Global Fund for Children on November 28th, 2012<br>• Category: Featured, News<p>Challenging Heights, Ghana. Photo credit: Rosie Hallam/Financial</b> …

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.

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 …

Haitian slum builds 'Garden of Eden'

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

Reaching the hardest to reach children

• By Kristin Lindsey on December 21st, 2012<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, Home, News<p><b><br>By Kristin Lindsey, former CEO of the Global Fund for</b> …

Rescue team

• By The Global Fund for Children on November 30th, 2012<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News<p>Challenging Heights, Ghana. Photo credit: Rosie …

FT Raises $4.89m for children’s charity

• By The Global Fund for Children on February 6th, 2013<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News<p>By John Thornhill, Deputy Editor of the Financial Times</b> …

Route out of begging for Senegal children

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 6th, 2012<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News, Sub-Saharan Africa<p>Talibé boys with their Marabout. …

A mother’s story

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 31st, 2012<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News, Sub-Saharan Africa<p>Challenging Heights, Ghana. photo …

FT Weekend Magazine: New hopes for Haiti

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 21st, 2012<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News<p><b>By Orla Ryan, FT Weekend Magazine</b> <b><br>December 21, 2012</b> …

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 …

Children given way out of red-light area

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 10th, 2012<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News, South Asia<p>Prerana, a Global Fund for Children …

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 …

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 …

Sanctuary for children of the favelas

GFC grantee partner, Nucleo Socio-Cultural Caixa de Surpresas, Brazil. photo credit: GFC<p><b>By Joe Leahy, Financial Times</b> <b><br>December 17, 2012</b><p>Most people’s …

Wanted: Exceptional Program Officers with Extraordinary Skill Sets

• By Victoria Dunning on December 17th, 2012<br>• Category: Blog, Featured Blog, Home, Latin America and the Caribbean<p>Global Fund for Children program …

Small beginnings

• By Kristin Lindsey on December 6th, 2012<br>• Category: Blog, Featured Blog, Financial Times<p>Community Sanitation and Recycling Organisation, Cambodia. …

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 …

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 …

Brands

Making a big difference with a small grant

• By The Global Fund for Children on January 24th, 2013<br>• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News<p>By Dan McCrum, <b>Financial Times</b><br>January 24, 2013<p><b>FT</b> …

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 …