Tag: Notes from the Field

SchoolBOX: With education, anything is possible

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
SchoolBOX: With education, anything is possible

Like many young children in Nicaragua, Robinson didn’t like going to school. He did not want to learn in a dirty and structurally unsound classroom, and often found it difficult to follow what the teacher was saying. When a group of international volunteers with the Canadian charity SchoolBOX first met Robinson in 2010, he was […]

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COVID-19 changes everything for War Child

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19 changes everything for War Child

The COVID-19 pandemic represents an existential threat to countries already responding to the consequences of war and conflict. In particular, displaced people and host communities all over the world are at heightened risk as the virus continues to spread. Uganda, for example, hosts more than 1.4 million refugees, making it the largest refugee-hosting country in […]

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Building health and educational sustainability

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Building health and educational sustainability

When it rains in the slums of Pucallpa, in central Peru, the streets of red earth become trenches of mud. The Ucayali River swells, flooding the homes on its banks. Many of these are only makeshift and often overcrowded. Roofs of taped garbage bags let rain seep into kitchens, soak beds and turn floors to […]

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Let’s stop the next Ebola epidemic before it starts

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Let’s stop the next Ebola epidemic before it starts

The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now the second largest in history. With more than 3,000 cases reported, the disease has killed upwards of 2,000 over the past year. New cases continue to emerge. These aren’t just statistics. The impact has been devastating at the community and family level. […]

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PINKK fosters female leaders in Senegal

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
PINKK fosters female leaders in Senegal

At just 16 years old, Amy Mandiang’s dream is to become a doctor and her work as a volunteer “nutrition champion” in her community is a stepping stone on that path. Amy is a member of the Young Girl Leader Club in Kolda, Senegal, an initiative of Nutrition International’s Projet intégré de nutrition dans les […]

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SOGC: Changing maternal outcomes globally

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
SOGC: Changing maternal outcomes globally

In a white room inside a plain building in the town of Mzuzu, Malawi, doctors John Smith and Doris Kayambo stand behind a table where they have laid out a variety of medical instruments and models over a white sheet, ready to teach a room full of eager medical and clinical officers, midwives and nurses […]

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Right To Play: Opening doors to education

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Right To Play: Opening doors to education

The following wise words came from Julienne, a 12-year-old girl in Rwanda who has become a community hero: “School is where lives can be changed for the better.” Julienne is part of a Right To Play leadership club of 125 members, who range in age from 8 to 14. She created the Let Girls Go […]

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PeaceGeeks: Shedding light on extremism

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
PeaceGeeks: Shedding light on extremism

My colleague Ahmad Al Zghoul and I arrived at the National Arab Youth Alliance offices 90 minutes before our workshop started. We arrived early to prepare and were surprised when 16-year-old Elias Al Terawi — one of the workshop participants — arrived, sporting a broad smile. Surprised by Elias’ enthusiasm and early arrival, we greeted […]

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The Aninga Project: Sending Ugandan girls to school

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Aninga Project: Sending Ugandan girls to school

Ruth talks about her gratitude for the Aninga Project which, she says, has brought profound change into her life: “It has been a wonderful achievement and success since you started paying my school fees, which gave me a clear vision of becoming an accountant and successful financial manager. You gave me hope.” The Aninga Project […]

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Water education for generations

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Water education for generations

Lack of clean water is a daily reality for an alarming number of people: Three in 10 people lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and six in 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Water and sanitation services are essential foundations of development. They affect health, nutrition, education, income and gender equality. Stakeholders around […]

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