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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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What We Wish For Our Children
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Parents everywhere dream about better futures for their children. Whether you’re in the US or the UK, Ethiopia or Malawi… our hopes seem to be rooted in the same ideas: success, love, happiness, and legacy. One of the coolest parts about seeing a community get access to clean water is hearing how those dreams change and grow. How more time and better health bring new opportunities for families — kids in particular. The dreams vary, but they almost always start with education. Here are a few of our favorite examples from parents we’ve met around the world…

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The Toughest Places For a Girl To Get An Education
ONE.org

To make sure every girl has the chance of getting a good education, we need to understand where girls are being left behind. That’s why ONE has created the Toughest Places for a Girl to Get an Education index.

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10 Past Nobel Peace Prize Winners You Should Know
Daniele Selby

The Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work” to facilitate international cooperation, reduce conflict, and promote international peace, will be announced on Oct. 6. Among this year’s favorites to win are Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, and the group of volunteer humanitarian responders in Syria known as The White Helmets, Time reports. In anticipation of Friday’s big reveal, Global Citizen took a retrospective view of past Nobel Peace Prize winners and their accomplishments.

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EDUCATING GIRLS EMPOWERS THEM TO BE SMARTER, WEALTHIER… AND HEALTHIER
Jenny Ottenhoff

What are the benefits of sending girls to school? You might answer that they will learn how to read, write and do arithmetic, all of which equip them to enter the workforce, earn an income, and contribute more to the economy … And you would be correct. But that’s only part of the answer. Beyond improving their knowledge, skills and earning potential, educating girls can have a big impact on their health, and the health of their children and communities.

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Millions of Kids Could be Denied Education if Trump Budget Cuts Go Through
Joe McCarthy

These are all children who benefit from UNICEF’s school programs, which is one of hundreds of organizations that are supported in part by the United States’ chief foreign aid agency, USAID. But many of the advances that have been made in recent years to achieve universal education could be unraveled as Congress weighs whether to accept the Trump administration’s proposed 52% cut to international education spending. It would disrupt organizational structures that have been painstakingly developed over many years and would throw the educations of millions of kids into uncertainty.

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