Education

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...

Vestability: A student run organisation providing affordable buoyancy vests to the world’s impoverished fishing communities. A few years ago I was volunteering in Madagascar for SEED, a charity aimed at eradicating poverty and environmental degradation in the Anosy region of Madagascar. It was here that I...

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...

Empowering Students toward SDG-Oriented Education and Action The Sustainable Development Goals (a.k.a. SDGs) are a defining paradigm of our time. Adopted by all 193 UN Member States in September 2015, they represent an international consensus strategy to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for...

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...

Equipping Nepali Youth to Hold their Leaders Accountable for Development Solutions in their Communities I have always been interested in community service, having noticed many development malfunctions in my country, Nepal. Over the course of my journey to challenge those malfunctions, I came across Youth Initiative...