The Christian Science Monitor has an article on how solar-powered lights are helping students in Kenya.
From the article: “'After school I would join my age mates to go and take care of livestock,' recalls the 12-year-old. 'I now spend part of the evening doing homework at school. This was not possible at home.'"
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The WFP recently sent out an email about their current drive to bring food to hungry children through their school meals programme.
From the email: "Children here – just like children all around the world – have dreams. Some dream of becoming football stars, others want to be teachers or doctors. You can help children achieve their dreams by making a donation to support WFP’s school meals programme today."
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A former human trafficker is providing insight into his crimes in the hopes that he can help those currently in need. Huffington Post has an article on the anonymous former trafficker who is speaking out.
From the article: "This former trafficker, who is remaining anonymous, is revealing his story at this moment because countless lives are at stake.…Continue
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Doctors Without Borders is an international non-profit working to get medical professionals where they are needed most.
From their website: "MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions."
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Nothing But Nets is an organization saving lives by providing mosquito nets to families and children in areas with malaria.
From their website: "Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. In sub-Saharan Africa, families worry that their children will get bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito, but one $10 bed net can mean the difference between life and death. With your help, Nothing But Nets is …Continue
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Changing the Present is a platform for a wide variety of individual, specific causes.
From the site: "Changing the Present connects you with more than 1500 meaningful charitable gifts that change the world. Browse by cause or nonprofit to find the perfect gift for friends or for your own charitable giving."
For example, we…Continue
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FirstBook is a non-profit with the mission of providing books to children from low-income families whom may not have access to reading materials otherwise.
The organization has distributed over 115 million books, according to their website.
From the website: "Forty-two percent of children in the United States — more than 30 million — live in low-income households. Most of these children have no age-appropriate books at home, and the classrooms and programs they attend are…Continue
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Nicholas Kristof"s blog hosts an opinion piece by Mary Robinson on addressing sexual violence. The…Continue
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The Huffington Post has an article on the increase in child prostitution that occurs during large sporting events, such as the world cup.
From the article: "The risk of child exploitation increased by 30 to 40 percent during…Continue
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CNN has a new article and interactive map regarding the search for Boko Haram and the nearly 300 schoolgirls they kidnapped. CNN journalists travel Nigeria speaking to a variety of sources.
From the article: "We ask them what the group has planned for the kidnapped schoolgirls.
'They will use them to negotiate with the government about those of their members that have been detained by the government,' one tells us. 'Or they will use…Continue
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The Guardian has a video and article on the slavery conditions of Thai fishing boats that contribute to the worldwide prawn market.
From the article:"A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp…Continue
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The Christian Science Monitor has an article on The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, an organization working to raise awareness about elder abuse. The center operates a shelter, where the elderly can find a safe haven from psychological or other abuses.
From the article: "The…Continue
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The Aga Khan Foundation is nearly at the absolute top of Charity Navigator's ratings. The organization has an overall score of 69.23 out of 70, with a perfect score in the "Accountability & Transparency" category. The organization is a wide reaching non-profit, working a variety of sectors.
From the website: "The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the…Continue
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Nicholas Kristof has posted a photo essay on his blog exploring the lives of the people of Myanmar. The post offers insight into the ethnic and domestic violence that many living in Myanmar face.
Added by William J. Welte on June 4, 2014 at 8:09am — No Comments
The International Rescue Committee has a page offering updates on their work in and around Syria.
From the page: "The civil war in Syria has plunged the Middle East into a humanitarian disaster. More than three years on, the International Rescue Committee continues to work inside Syria and in four neighboring countries,providing support to…Continue
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CNN has an article on a recent attack by Boko Haram on several Nigerian villages.
From the article: "Boko Haram, which means 'western education is a sin,' is still holding more than 200 girls it abducted last month from a school in Chibok, also in Borno state."
The Washington Post has some…Continue
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The WFP website has an article about one of the original recipients of their school meals programs, a woman who is now a teacher working to inspire others.
From the article: " ...life changed for Alice when she became one of the first beneficiaries of WFP’s school meals programme in 1999. The promise of a hot meal motivated her to…Continue
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The Huffington Post has an exciting article about a group of African teenagers who have managed to invent a generator powered by urine.
The process may have implications for bringing electricity to many in Africa who normally go without. The city of Lagos is plagued with outages, according to the article.
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The WFP recently sent out an email about their team up efforts with singer Shakira. The singer is promoting the WFP's efforts to eliminate hunger through her new music video and by sending messages to those who donate to the WFP.
Added by William J. Welte on May 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The American Red Cross has opened a donation page to help those affected by the recent tornadoes.
Consider donating to the Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
Added by William J. Welte on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments