Children

Here’s what young changemaker Vivian Onano has to say to young people about following passions, remembering community, and making a difference in 2017 and beyond. If the term ‘old soul’ were still in vogue, twenty-something wunderkind Vivian Onano would be the bell of that ball....

7 in 10 children in the Nicaraguan coffeelands will not make it beyond primary school. Kristin Van Busum founded Project Alianza to provide them with the education and skills they need to break free of generations of poverty. I was raised by a single mom, and I...

From Building a Computer Lab & Sewing Studio for an Orphanage in India, to Becoming a Teen Advisor for the United Nations Foundation Every summer, my family would take a trip to India. On my birthday – August 15th – my entire family would pile into a gleaming white van...

Catalyzing a Sustainable, Community-Based Response to the Orphan Crisis, through the Local Church January 12, 2017: My heart squealed with joy, as I watched cute pink piglets seemingly grow before my eyes. Far from my home in Pennsylvania, I had come to this remote area about...

Bringing Spoken Word Poetry Workshops to Schools and Mental Institutions in Argentina As kids, those who have a literary interest tend to learn two things very quickly. First, that literature is a gate towards universes, concepts and also abstract, wonderful ideas that have the potential to...

Empowering Young Kenyans to Understand Disasters, Assess Risks and Develop Resilience to Droughts, Floods, Fires, Famines and Attacks As I write this, it's in the news -  five counties in the Coast region of my country, Kenya, are facing starvation. According to Kenya's National Drought Management...

The Story of How I became a Young Leader in Preventing Infant and Maternal Deaths in My Community. Curious Minds envisions a world where all children and youth are empowered to freely and actively contribute to issues concerning them, in an environment that ensures that their...