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TIME MAGAZINE: THE OPTIMISTS, EDITED BY BILL GATES
Opportunity International

It’s easy to think the world is falling apart.

Our regular news cycles show us a constant barrage of tragedies, each one worse than the one before. Yet in this important issue of Time Magazine, Bill Gates draws our attention to something we often ignore: the world, as a whole, is getting better.

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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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Going further, faster – together.
SEforALL

Billions of people still lack access to electricity, clean cooking and other forms of modern, clean energy. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have an ambitious objective to close these energy gaps so that sustainable energy access for all can be achieved by 2030. Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is all about catalyzing faster, bolder action to realize SDG 7 – the goal on universal energy access – and support the Paris Climate Agreement.

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The Women Leading This Kenyan Environmental Group Are Thriving Where Men Failed
Global Citizen

When Maridah Khalawa started the Muliru Farmers Conservation Group almost a decade ago, she knew she wanted to find a way for herself and other women living near Kakamega forest in western Kenya to generate an income without exploiting the area’s already strained resources. What she couldn’t have known was that their small community business would grow to help support hundreds of families, win international recognition and prove more successful than many of the men’s groups trying to do something similar.

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Coffee and Clean Water: The World’s Strongest Relationship
charity: water

Coffee and clean water are the ultimate power couple. Together, they keep the world running. After all, coffee is 98% water! Our coffee partners know this, which is why they not only believe in crafting delicious brews, but also believe in a world where everyone has access to clean and safe drinking water. A world where more kids can attend school and build a better future.

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YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THEM WITH NETS
Nothin' But Nets

Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria – a deadly, yet preventable disease. The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign is the world’s largest grassroots campaign working together to save lives by bringing together UN partners, advocates, and organizations, to raise awareness, funds, and voices to protect vulnerable families from malaria. Together from students to superstars to CEOs, let’s end malaria for good.

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What Happens When We Act for the World: Stories of Progress in 2017
United Nations Foundation

Behind the headlines of division and challenge are stories of progress that don’t often make the front pages. They are stories of people and groups refusing to stand on the sidelines in the face of today’s global problems… They prove that when we act for the world, change happens. Just look at the data: Child deaths continue to decline, more people continue to move out of extreme poverty, and the world has begun implementing landmark plans to end poverty, reduce inequalities, and combat climate change. This progress is made possible by working together across borders — because global problems need global answers.

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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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