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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Childhood Obesity Rates Fall In US

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 14th, 2013

Childhood Obesity Rates Fall In US

For the first time in decades, it looks like the effort to fight childhood obesity is working. Data from the Center for Disease Control has showed that childhood obesity has fallen in 19 states and territories. This means that there is a real possibility to encourage a healthier lifestyle for our children and that there are some easy strategies to implement to make sure your children stay active.

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Rachel Goble Helps Stop Sex Trafficking Of Impoverished Children

ChristianScienceMONITOR   
January 30th, 2013

Rachel Goble Helps Stop Sex Trafficking Of Impoverished Children

After graduating college, Rachel Goble made a radical decision to abandon a career in marketing and business and began the SOLD Project, a nonprofit foundation that helps young girls in Thailand escape sex trafficking and realize the potential of their futures.

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Saving the Lives of Malawi’s Children

Odewire    Yobo Member
September 18th, 2012

Saving the Lives of Malawi’s Children

The growing presence of rural health centres and the introduction of community health workers in Malawi over the last 30 years has resulted in a 64 percent reduction of under-five mortality rates in the country over the last 10 years, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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South Africa: Ten-Year-Old Orphan’s Case Wins Rights for Millions

allAfrica   
September 7th, 2012

South Africa: Ten-Year-Old Orphan’s Case Wins Rights for Millions

Cape Town — A 10-year old orphan who waited for more than five years for a South Africa government grant has changed the way the state will support children in need.

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High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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In Rwanda, Helping Congolese Refugee Children Be Children Again

reliefweb    Video
March 21st, 2013

In Rwanda, Helping Congolese Refugee Children Be Children Again

UNICEF and partners are ensuring that children who have fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and crossed into a transit centre in Rwanda find safe spaces to play, learn, and be children.

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India slowly confronts epidemic of missing children

The Washington Post   
September 24th, 2012

India slowly confronts epidemic of missing children

Last month, the Indian government proposed a blanket ban on the employment of children younger than 14, building on a 2009 law that established a child’s right to education until that age. Activists hailed the proposal, which now needs parliamentary approval, as a major step forward, but warned that enforcement will remain a significant challenge.

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Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day- how to teach kids loving-kindness meditation

GreaterGood    Yobo Member
September 11th, 2012

Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day- how to teach kids loving-kindness meditation

Loving-kindness meditation does far more than produce momentary good feelings. Over a nine week period, research showed that this type of meditation increased people’s experiences of positive emotions.

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Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with Non-violence

TedTalks    Video
August 30th, 2012

Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with Non-violence

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return.

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