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    Can Saltwater Light Homes?

    Salt plus water equals light? An innovation by brother-sister team, Aisa and Raphael Mijeno, is set to provide a safe, cost-effective light source to rural communities in the Philippines.

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Meet Angola's Bomb-Sniffing Elephants

Meet Angola's Bomb-Sniffing Elephants

August 28th, 2015

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Environment

Although the civil war in Angola ended more than ten years ago, landmines still infest the countryside. Over the past five years, unlikely assistants have emerged to help sniff them out.... (more)

Tags: Africa,Angola,conflict,elephant,landmines,wildlife

Solar Sister: Bridging Gender and Clean Energy

Solar Sister: Bridging Gender and Clean Energy

August 26th, 2015

. By Ellen Parsons

Sector: Gender,Inventions,Livelihoods

Solar Sister provides women with clean energy technology in communities without access to energy sources, and who are more likely to live in impoverished conditions. Their results include a thirty percent decrease in household kerosene expenses, along with an improved quality and duration of light by an additional three hours.... (more)

Tags: solar,solar energy,solar power,Women

It's Time for Her Turn

It's Time for Her Turn

August 24th, 2015

. By Rachel Pott

Sector: Education,Gender,Human Rights

In Nepal, a country where girls’ voices are traditionally not heard or valued, young women are speaking up and stopping practices of human trafficking, child marriage, abuse and discrimination. Her Turn is at the helm of this transformation.... (more)

Tags: child marriage,empowerment,equality,Her Turn,Menstruation,Nepal,sexualized violence,trafficking,Women,women’s rights,workshops

Talent for Humanity: Stories of creativity, compassion, and courage

Talent for Humanity: Stories of creativity, compassion, and courage

August 22nd, 2015

. By Maureen Littlejohn

Sector: Livelihoods

Have you ever wondered it means to be alive as a human being? How you can responsibly contribute to an endangered world? The six stories in 'Talent for Humanity' answer these questions and more.... (more)

Tags: art,book,community,talent

Study clubs offer Tanzanian girls a second chance

Study clubs offer Tanzanian girls a second chance

August 20th, 2015

. By Sarah Gottshall

Sector: Education,Gender,Health

When school girls in Tanzania are forced to end their formal schooling because of issues such as pregnancy, bullying, or family discouragement, new and innovative BRAC study clubs step in to help young women complete their education and reach their potential.... (more)

Tags: Africa,Children,Education,Study Clubs,Tanzania,Tutoring,Women

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