After working for the last 4 months on trying to bring the voices of those most affected by Ebola to the decision-making table, the shoe was momentarily on the other foot. And while I did not walk a metaphorical mile in those shoes, I did take a few small steps.
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Guest Post by Monte Fisher, Executive Director of Achungo Children’s Center. “The Achungo Children’s Center (ACC) provides education, care, food, clothing and medical assistance for over 200 orphans and destitute children in rural southwest Kenya.” I first visited Kenya when I was 19. As part of my studies, I spent 8 months in Kenya and absolutely fell in love with the country – its incredible beauty and exotic character, and more than that, with its people. They seemed the friendliest, most inclusive and loving people I’d ever met. Nothing was more important to them than relationships. It was more than 40 years later…
“We live in a world that is full of opportunities, and we can choose to see it as a glass half full instead of half empty.”
Today, the UNESCO has decided to declare the first World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) in order to “raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.” This years’ theme is “Youth skills for work and life in the post-2015 agenda,” and is part of their Sustainable Development Initiative. This is what they have to say about it: With the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and UNESCO’s Education for All (EFA) campaign coming to their term in 2015, more young people than ever around the world have gained access to education. This has sparked career expectations and raised hopes for a…
See what our Partner NGO, Develop Africa, has to say about the way they use donations and the impact of Sustainable Development.
July 1st kicks off National Make a Difference for Children Month. Around the world, children are suffering.They are facing an extreme lack of healthcare, food, school supplies, and more. Some of them have never experienced life without the daily struggle to survive.