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Tik Root

26 June 2017

Musanze, Rwanda

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As part of the massive effort to rebuild their country and encourage economic opportunity - particularly for youth - Rwanda has incorporated entrepreneurship into their culture, education, and economy at an unpreceden...

Portland Press Herald

Marina Schauffler

25 June 2017

Rockport, Maine, United States

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In an economy where even employed individuals are unable to find affordable housing, a few initiatives - such as Habitat for Humanity in Maine - are creatively responding to this challenge. Tiny homes offer a dignifie...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Jacopo Pasotti

25 June 2017

Tampolove, Madagascar

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Adapting to climate change in coastal areas means adjusting local fishing and cultivation practices. Residents of Velondriake, a locally managed marine area in southern Madagascar, have introduced seaweed and algae fa...

Le Soir

Elodie Blogie

24 June 2017

Brussels, Belgium

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Based off the Dutch initiative IMC Weekendschool, TADA is a program in Brussels, Belgium that helps younger kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods learn about different career paths. The weekend workshops expose childr...

AzerNews

Amina Nazarli

24 June 2017

Azerbaijan

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Students are paving the path for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future in Azerbaijan. In a state that doesn't sort its garbage, this group of student-volunteers started "Papillon," a project aimed at...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

23 June 2017

Nueces County, Texas, United States

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In Nueces County, Texas, military-style boot camp was the norm for troubled juveniles, who were forced to complete drills that simulate ROTC with instructors. The newly named Robert N. Barnes Region Juvenile Facility ...

The Courier-Journal

Morgan Watkins

22 June 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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For people like Jasmine Smith, a single mother of two who lost her job after her broken and unfixable car thwarted her commute, one's options to provide for themselves and their families are few and far between. Howev...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

22 June 2017

Denver, Colorado, United States

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As immigration policy fluctuates under the current administration and the future of thousands of undocumented migrants remains volatile, uncertain, and complex, many find themselves in a heightened state of stress and...

Columbia Journalism Review

Gary Weiss

21 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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As a relatively new field, digital media companies were without the “building blocks” that formed the infrastructure of traditional media companies. Unionizing efforts at digital media companies are an effort to put t...

The New York Times

Krithika Varagur

20 June 2017

Indonesia

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In order to counter terrorism and reduce recidivism of incarcerated male jihadists', the Entrepreneurship and Proselytization Empowerment Program helps the wives of jailed extremists through counseling and lessons abo...

Livemint

Sarita Santoshini

15 June 2017

Sikkim, Gangtok, India

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For many youth in India, illegal drugs are readily available, but rehab is socially stigmatized, government resources and information for narcotics are sparse, and there are few options for a user looking to get clean...

The New York Times

Michael Kimmelman

15 June 2017

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Rotterdam is increasingly threatened by climate change and the rising water levels that accompany it. Yet instead of building barriers, city officials are choosing to work with the water to help it flow through the ci...

Al Jazeera

Rachael Hocking

14 June 2017

Australia

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After once again being granted rights to their native land, the Martu people are bringing back the bioregenerative technique of small-scale land burning. In the past century, wildfires have ravaged the areas these peo...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

12 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Furnishing a Future offers furniture making classes to former inmates. The program was created with the intention of giving former prisoners job skills, who often leave prison with no work experience. “If these guys a...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

12 June 2017

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Since the Prern Girls School in India opened its doors in 2003 there has been a drastic decrease in child marriages. In 2016, amongst the students there was only two cases of child marriages, compared to 30 in 2004. ...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

Ndoni Khanyile

6 June 2017

South Africa

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As climate change continues to advance, its impact on farmlands has become more pronounced and increasingly devastating. Farmers and researchers in both South Africa and Nepal are working towards solutions to problems...

Yes! Magazine

Peter Slavin

6 June 2017

Hemphill, Kentucky, United States

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Many small towns in rural Appalachia are struggling to adapt to the greater evolutions of the American economy away from the coal industry. But some places, like the little town of Hemphill in Kentucky, are using the ...

IRIN

Cissokho Lassana

5 June 2017

Passy Kaymor, Kaolack, Senegal

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As climate change has brought rising temperatures and more frequent droughts to much of Africa, some communities in Senegal are finding ways to survive by adapting their agricultural practices. Medicinal plants can be...

The New York Times

Megan Specia

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Robin Lindsay

4 June 2017

Rwanda

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In Rwanda, women are breaking gender stereotypes by playing soccer. After the Rwandan genocide of 1994, Felicite Rwemarika used her own money to fund the organization Women in Sport. Since then, it’s helped women proc...

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

2 June 2017

Kapilakot, Sindhuli, Nepal

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After Nepal's 2015 earthquake, many village women were left in financial devastation and struggled to support their families. The earthquake destroyed up to 90% of small enterprises and markets, so the United Nations ...

Billy Penn

Peak Johnson

2 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The mural at Eighth and Callowhill in Philadelphia was created by two formerly incarcerated artists. The work is part of a larger exhibition that brings attention to U.S. criminal justice reform through the artwork of...

The New York Times

Elizabeth Harris

31 May 2017

New York, New York, United States

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A handful of schools in New York City are piloting a comfort dog program with the goal of offering emotional support and teaching students about empathy. Recruiting animals from a rescue and adoption agency, teachers ...

Citiscope

Patralekha Chatterjee

29 May 2017

Surat, Gujarat, India

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TARU, an Indian thinktank, has found that Indians cities have combined decentralized action and "multi-stakeholder engagement" in public policy to respond to problems of scarcity in water and power as well as climate ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Sarah Jordan

25 May 2017

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Prospects in Camden, NJ, one of the most impoverished and murder-ridden cities in the U.S., are finally looking up, particularly for its younger residents. This is in part thanks to Hopeworks, a nonprofit that provide...

WTTW-PBS

Brandis Friedman

25 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Two years after the city of Chicago approved reparations for the dozens of men tortured by a squad of police, one part of the plan, the Chicago Torture Justice Center, opened as a provider of mental health counseling ...

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