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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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2.4 Million Students Access Quality Education Through New Program
Opportunity International

Opportunity International’s Education Finance program fosters inclusive learning environments and opportunities for increased access to education by offering school proprietors, teachers, parents, and students a range of sustainable and scalable services. Opportunity has helped nearly 2.4 million students in 16 low-income countries secure access to…

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Schools – The Economic Engine of the Community
Opportunity International

Opportunity’s Education Finance Program confirms that educating children leads to the creation of new jobs and stimulates the economy. A study of 94 schools funded between 2014 and 2016 report that School Improvement Loans contributed to over 4.5 extra jobs within the school ranging from…

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