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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.

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.

But why the …

From the ground up

• By The Global Fund for Children on November 28th, 2012
• Category: Featured, News

Challenging Heights, Ghana. Photo credit: Rosie Hallam/Financial …

Where Young Women Find Healing and Hope

DANJA, Niger — THEY straggle in by foot, donkey cart or bus: humiliated women and girls with their heads downcast, feeling ashamed and cursed, trailing stink and urine.

Some were married off at 12 or 13 years old and became pregnant before their malnourished bodies were ready. All suffered a …

Women's News

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

‘Floating Schools’ Bring Classrooms to Stranded Students

NASIAR KANDI, Bangladesh — On a hot morning, about 20 fourth-graders sat in two rows of desks, their textbooks open to a Bengali poem called “Song of Palki.” One student wrote on the blackboard in the low-roofed room with whitewashed bamboo walls.

This could have been any classroom in rural …

Students

In Cambodia, kids breakdance toward better futures

Every morning in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one van and two tuk-tuks ply the broiling streets like American school buses, picking up children and ferrying …

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 …

Africa

Haitian slum builds 'Garden of Eden' - CNN Video

Garden of Eden

Reaching the hardest to reach children

• By Kristin Lindsey on December 21st, 2012
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, Home, News


By Kristin Lindsey, former CEO of the Global Fund for

Poverty as a Childhood Disease

Poverty is an exam room familiar. From Bellevue Hospital in New York to the neighborhood health center in Boston where I used to work, poverty has filtered through many of my interactions with parents and their children.

I ask about sleeping arrangements. Mother, father, older child and new baby …

Poverty

Rescue team

• By The Global Fund for Children on November 30th, 2012
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News

Challenging Heights, Ghana. Photo credit: Rosie …

FT Raises $4.89m for children’s charity

• By The Global Fund for Children on February 6th, 2013
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News

By John Thornhill, Deputy Editor of the Financial Times …

Route out of begging for Senegal children

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 6th, 2012
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News, Sub-Saharan Africa

Talibé boys with their Marabout. …

A mother’s story

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 31st, 2012
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News, Sub-Saharan Africa

Challenging Heights, Ghana. photo …

FT Weekend Magazine: New hopes for Haiti

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 21st, 2012
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News

By Orla Ryan, FT Weekend Magazine
December 21, 2012

Report: India’s 3,000 Child Soldiers - India Real Time - WSJ

By Atish Patel

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.

The New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights says the practice of using child soldiers is “rampant,” with the majority …

India

Children given way out of red-light area

• By The Global Fund for Children on December 10th, 2012
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News, South Asia

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.

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 …

India

A Poverty Solution That Starts With a Hug

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.

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

Poverty

Sanctuary for children of the favelas

GFC grantee partner, Nucleo Socio-Cultural Caixa de Surpresas, Brazil. photo credit: GFC

By Joe Leahy, Financial Times
December 17, 2012

Most people’s …

Wanted: Exceptional Program Officers with Extraordinary Skill Sets

• By Victoria Dunning on December 17th, 2012
• Category: Blog, Featured Blog, Home, Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Fund for Children program …

Small beginnings

• By Kristin Lindsey on December 6th, 2012
• Category: Blog, Featured Blog, Financial Times

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 …

Social Enterprise

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.

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 …

Making a big difference with a small grant

• By The Global Fund for Children on January 24th, 2013
• Category: Featured, Financial Times, News

By Dan McCrum, Financial Times
January 24, 2013

FT

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 …