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3 Ways to Build the Workforce of Tomorrow
United Way

Kids who have hope for the future tend to be successful in school and in life. This hope can come from caring adults who make time to connect with kids. Especially if they can share how and why they work where they do. This purpose and connection give students reasons to hope, illuminate a path forward and contribute to developing the healthy and active workers our economy needs.

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MALALA IS TAKING ACTION ON GLOBAL EDUCATION
Global Citizen

When Malala Yousafzai speaks out about education, people tend to listen. That’s probably because Malala knows a thing or two about pursuing an education under some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable.

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Send Safi and Dieynabah a message of support
ONE.org

Safi and Dieynabah, 18, are trailblazers. They have fought hard to stay in school and get a good education.It hasn’t been easy. They were both under pressure to get married – but refused – and persuaded their parents to let them stay in school. That alone is a huge achievement, but it doesn’t stop there.

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Small Cost Big Impact: How A $6 Uniform Can Change A Girl’s Future
One.org

In 2003 in western Kenya, a school uniform cost $6. This might seem like a small cost—but for poor families, it was a substantial out-of-pocket expense. Meanwhile, many girls dropped out before the end of primary school. Could this cost be one of the reasons? To try to address the problem, an NGO began distributing free primary school uniforms. Would receiving a uniform actually have an impact on girls’ lives?

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The Lucky School
Charity:Water

Balkumari Primary School has a fairytale view. It sits high up in the Himalayas, just two hours outside of Kathmandu, Nepal. But despite its gorgeous setting, the school grounds are modest, the chalkboards are frayed, and there’s no running water. Still, each day, the classrooms are packed with kids in bright blue uniforms, eager to learn.

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Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Work
BRIANA MORRIS FILLERS

Together with dozens of community partners, United Way of Southwest Virginia is addressing the problems facing tomorrow’s workforce through initiatives spanning from cradle to career, creating opportunities for youth who are ready to enter and advance in the region’s workforce.

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This 12-Year-Old Boy in India May Earn a Peace Prize
Chime for Change

No child should be forced to drop out of school before finishing their education.
But in India, Sakthi Ramesh, 12, was just one in 47 million who have been forced to do exactly that. Ramesh grew up in poverty in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and was forced to drop out of school at the age of eight to beg and sell beads on the streets, the Times of India reports.

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