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Sonia Narang

25 April 2016

Nepal

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For one village in Nepal, there's a silver lining to the earthquake: A year later, a new and better health clinic is rising from the rubble of the old. And it includes a birthing center.

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Adeline Sire

8 April 2016

Paris, France

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Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it u...

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Monica Campbell

21 March 2016

San Diego, California, United States

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Muslim high schoolers rallied with other students for a halal chicken lunch dish — and won. Students put up posters, and promoted the meal so it could remain a permanent halal option for muslim students, and the stude...

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Chryselle D’Silva Dias

18 March 2016

Panaji, India

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A business in Panaji is helping to decrease the stigma around sexual health in India by selling products such as condoms and encouraging customers to ask questions. While stigma still persists throughout the region, t...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

10 February 2016

Promissão, Brazil

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Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.

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Kirk Carapezza

11 January 2016

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

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Through a new program called Transitioning Together, volunteer-mentors help underserved students in Newton, MA navigate college essays, meet deadlines and fill out financial aid forms. The program has demonstrated suc...

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Deepa Bharath

6 January 2016

London, United Kingdom

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"The Abdullah-X Show" on YouTube is the creation of a former Islamic extremist who says he was attracted precisely to the kind of ideology terrorists espouse these days. He has used the medium to warn potential extrem...

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Sonia Narang

29 December 2015

Sorkhi, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Across India, only 43 percent of women have bank accounts, and most women do not save money at formal financial institutions, according to a recent World Bank study. But that’s slowly starting to change as banks thems...

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Marco Werman

14 December 2015

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

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Girls from the Nairobi slum of Kibera had a problem: They could not attend school because they could not afford sanitary pads. Absent government help, they decided to form a savings group, depositing and investing money.

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Monica Campbell

4 November 2015

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At an Ohio supermarket, refugees get a surprising crash course on everything about pharmacies from the system of refills and dosages to how to open those child-proof bottles. With other offerings such as a class field...

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David Leveille

29 October 2015

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and domestic violence are disproportionately higher among indigenous women, and girls in rural villages in the Canadian north are at particular risk. FOXY, a trav...

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Rupa Shenoy

22 October 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Farmland is expensive and scarce in urban areas. In Boston Higher Ground Farm uses green roofs to grow its produce and Grove Lab has designed a cabinet for people to grow their vegetables indoors.

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William Troop

8 October 2015

Roma, Lazio, Italy

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While migrants arriving in Europe wait for asylum, they have few opportunities. Liberi Nantes is a non-profit in Rome that aims to build relationships between migrants and Italians through organized recreational activ...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

17 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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WhyLoiter is a growing movement that encourages women in India to spend time out in the street to challenge societal restrictions on women in public.

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Bruce Wallace

16 September 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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After years of banning labor unions in Bangladesh, garment workers unionized to fight for higher wages and safer working conditions. For women, this isn't traditionally a space they were welcomed in, but now they’re h...

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Marco Werman

Rhitu Chatterjee

15 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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In the Mumbai slum of Dharavi, an NGO called Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) is working to make life safer by teaching men the importance of not being violent towards women. Through an app cal...

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Sonia Narang

14 September 2015

Haryana, India

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Three women left their hometown in Kerala, South India to marry men 2,000 miles away in the northern state of Haryana, where decades of female feticide led to a shortage of brides.

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Joyce Hackel

26 August 2015

Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria

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In war zones, people have a difficult time finding clean water and safe areas to inhabit. Social media, smart phones, and technology applications are aiding in people’s survival. In Aleppo, Syria, the International C...

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Kate McGee

20 July 2015

Giddings, Texas, United States

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Laws make it mandatory for schools with more than twenty English Language Learners (ELLs) in a single grade to have bilingual teachers to support them. One Texas school takes an initiative to find more bilingual teach...

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Robert Boos

19 July 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The state of Louisiana is disappearing at an incredible rate, and its sinking deltas threaten some of the nation's crucial oil, gas, and fisheries industries. Industry and government have created an unprecedented plan...

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Nina Porzucki

30 June 2015

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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A program at a public school in Baton Rouge is using bilingual education to attract middle class families back into the public school system to increase diversity among the student population.

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Sonia Narang

8 June 2015

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

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Rama Arora defied tradition and secretly pursued her PhD as a young woman in India, succeeding at becoming the first female professor at a women's college. Now she is inspiring more Indian girls to further their educa...

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Monica Campbell

8 June 2015

Alameda, California, United States

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Nail salons offer services that often are toxic to their workers, from manicures causing acrylic dust in the air to the chemicals that can permeate through skin. Salon workers complain of respiratory problems and some...

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Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

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Marc Sollinger

8 May 2015

Central African Republic

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The developing world lacks teachers, doctors, and mental health care workers. A professor in London suggests training capable civilians via online classes and chats to quickly and effectively fill these needs.

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