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This New Program Immerses Girls in Technology To Advance Skills
Global Citizen

In Cameroon, 1 in 4 girls do not know how to read – but a new technical center called NextGen in the country’s capital is starting to change things. Janet Fofang, a pioneering scientist and teacher, has started the center which enables young Cameroonians to…

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Innovative Start-Up Provides Creative Solution For Clean Water
Global Citizen

Approximately 2.1 billion people around the world lack clean water, and over 250 million kidney dialysis filters are thrown away every year. Israeli professor Yoram Lass and has created a new invention along side the startup NUFiltration. Their flagship device takes used filters typically used…

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ONE and Cargill are Working Together to Amplify the Voices of Women
ONE

A new partnership between ONE and Cargill will engage world-class storytellers to share the inspiring stories of girls and women who are fighting for change in their communities. Together, One and Cargill plan to advocate for policies that will improve access to education. Empowering women…

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Digital Training is the Future for Farming in Africa
Opportunity International

Opportunity International’s Agriculture Finance program provides innovative programs to farmers in Africa. Clients are given an opportunity to provide for their families through financial trainings, access to bank accounts and financial services, and connections to fair markets where they can get a good value for…

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PepsiCo Joins Water.Org in Global Water Program
James Conca

Almost 3 billion people have gained access to clean water over the last 25 years – but current water use, population growth, and effects of climate change have caused two-thirds of the global population to experience severe water scarcity for at least one month a…

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How this South African Woman Became a Leader in Technology
Global Citizen

Soso Luningo grew up in extreme poverty in a South African village, but was bright and determined to survive her circumstances and thrive despite challenges. Through a scholarship to a university in Johannesburg and enrollment in the Cisco Networking Academy, Soso has built an impressive…

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Three Budding Female Activists With Big Dreams
Sara Kiley Watson

Girl Up is a project of the U.N. Foundation, a global campaign to promote the rights of adolescent girls. This year, 400 young women came from 35 states and 24 countries to participate in a three-day summit. Shennel E.P. Henries, 19, was one notable leader…

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Matt Damon Expands Clean Water Project In Indonesia
CNN

Co-Founders Gary White and Matt Damon report that they have reached 12.5 million people globally through their organization Water.org. They have recently received support from the Caterpillar Foundation to expand their work in Jakarta, Indonesia. White and Damon explain how their method of micro-financing gives…

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