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Head Teacher leads the charge in Burkina Faso to make his school a better place to learn

Idrissa Kouraogo, has been the head teacher at Lilyala Primary School in Burkina Faso since it opened 15 years ago. He has seen many improvements to the education system in Burkina Faso including the elimination of enrollment fees and a narrowing of gender disparity. However, with only 3 out of 5 children completing primary school in the country, there is still work to be done and Mr. Kouraogo is committed to making his school more child-friendly. Read More >

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  • Education
Geographic Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa

Haiti: Kangaroo Care

These tools at the Hospital in Port-au-Prince are important, but the Unit’s director gets really excited when she tells me about the low-cost, low-tech solution which has saved countless lives: Kangaroo Care. Read More >

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  • Emergency
Tags: Haiti
Geographic Regions: North America

Haiti: Diagnosing malnutrition

Haiti defies reason. A lush tropical island racked with poverty and hunger with community leaders as strong and committed as any I’ve ever met anywhere. I was with one of those remarkable heroes today, Dr. Margaret Malet, whose organization runs FONDEFH - the clinic caring for Pierre. Read More >

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  • Emergency
Tags: Haiti
Geographic Regions: North America

Haiti: Land of Dreams

You can still see the scars of the Haiti earthquake, but the country is rebounding. The foundations are being laid for a more hopeful future - through education. Read More >

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  • Emergency
Tags: Haiti
Geographic Regions: North America

Ten things we’ll remember from 2014

How will you remember 2014? Was it the year of celebrity scandals and civic unrest? For millions of children worldwide, 2014 was a devastating year filled with horror, fear and despair. Here are 10 things we will remember from 2014. Read More >

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  • Child Survival

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