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In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 29th, 2013

In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

When thinking of how to best help an impoverished and remote community, most might think about investing in better healthcare or education. One of the biggest issues, however, is that one must have a delivery system to bring this infrastructure in. That’s where Riders For Health comes into picture using motorcycles to distribute medicine to rural areas of Africa.

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Maggie Doyne Went From High School Graduate To Surrogate Mother Of 40 In Nepal

Talking GOOD   
August 13th, 2013

Maggie Doyne Went From High School Graduate To Surrogate Mother Of 40 In Nepal

Most kids at 18 worry about where they’re going to college, but Maggie wasn’t like most kids. Instead, Maggie traveled abroad and ended up in Nepal adopting kids so they could attend school. Now, with her own savings and at an incredibly young age, she opened an orphanage that serves over 300 students.

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Make Art, Not War

The Intelligent Optimist   
July 31st, 2013

Make Art, Not War

The civil war raging in Syria has not only fractured the country in half, but has devastated Syrian families across the nation. Because the fighting has only become more intense, many Syrian civilians have escaped to places like the Zaatari refugee camp. Many of these displaced individuals are younger than 18. AptART, an NGO, is aiming to work with these youngsters to bring a little more color in the camp.

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In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

Think Africa Press   
July 16th, 2013

In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

South Sudan is a young nation stricken with poverty and crime. The overwhelming consensus is that the only way to overcome this is through farming and reconciliation. United Nations and organizations like the Catholic Relief Services are working with locals on establishing that much needed dialogue to create unity in the struggling African country.

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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

Co.EXIST   
June 28th, 2013

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

There has never been a good solution about how to deal with refugees. Commonly, thousands of people are stuffed into a camp and they live in shabby tents for an open-ended period of time. Now, Ikea, the furniture producing superpower, is offering an alternative housing option and everything you need is right in the box.

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In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 23rd, 2013

In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, explains that to be able to bring a country out of violence and lawlessness, education in universal human laws is a necessity.

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Scientists Come A Step Closer To Preventing 219 Million Malaria Deaths A Year

Co.EXIST   
August 9th, 2013

Scientists Come A Step Closer To Preventing 219 Million Malaria Deaths A Year

Wouldn’t it be amazing if malaria no longer existed? Well, that could become a reality. Researchers are hard at work and have some very promising results to show for it. In a recent trial, there was the first ever 100% protection rate from malaria. In other words, this new vaccine could be a game-changer in making malaria history.

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“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Yes! Magazine   
July 17th, 2013

“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Oftentimes Iraq is described as a cold, dangerous, and hostile nation. Although there are many potential dangers present in the war-torn nation, it’s important to note that there are still many truly kind-hearted people that live there. This touching tale depicts how Iraqi citizens from the isolated city of Rutba come together to save foreign aid workers left for dead in the desert during the midst of the 2003 Iraq War.

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Ready For More Interventions In Africa? Obama Is

Waging Nonviolence   
July 8th, 2013

Ready For More Interventions In Africa? Obama Is

With foreign nations rapidly growing and regimes changing constantly, it is obvious that the current administration’s top foreign policy officials will be instrumental more than ever in tackling the world’s issues. The new appointments point towards a foreign policy shift of interventionism in dealing with the international community’s obstacles.

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Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Nourishing the Planet   
June 11th, 2013

Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Sahel, a struggling region of Africa, constantly faces the very real possibility of famine. In order to combat the frequent shortages of food in the area, cereal banks have been set up all over to provide a safety net for communities. Not only does it give the people greater food security, but it also promotes women as leaders of these banks, giving them significant roles in their villages and towns.

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