Young ‘Sheros’ are Making a Difference, One Step at a Time

  This article celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, 2014.   Think of Malala Yousafzai, the teen-aged Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school, and you’ll be envisioning a ‘shero’. That’s my word for a young woman who is mightier than the oppressors who would deny her an education. Malala is …

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Malala Yousafzai and Vodafone’s Innovative Mobile Literacy Program

After recovering from the being shot by members of the Taliban while campaigning for women’s right to education in rural Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai is ready to launch a partnership with the Vodafone Foundation to help bring literacy to women in developing countries through mobile technology. Although Yousafzai is only 16, the teen has already written a book (I am Malala: The …

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Time-Share Schooling brings Refugee Children back into the Classroom

The Syrian crisis has led to an outpouring of more than 2.3 million people into other countries in the region. Of that, an estimated 865,000 are children, and 70 – 80% are not enrolled in school. It is a harrowing concern, and a UK-based organization has taken the lead on bringing kids back into the classroom. Host countries like Lebanon …

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