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Ethiopia: Access to Water, Access to Education

Apr 2, 2014: UNICEF and the European Union have joined together to bring more than 100 water points to Machakel district in Ethiopia.

Bessie Coleman: The First Female African American Pilot

Mar 31, 2014: When Bessie Coleman looked up to the skies, she saw her future. It didn't matter that she was a black woman in a country where no one would teach her to fly.

Leonore Goldschmidt: The Teacher that Outsmarted Hitler

Mar 28, 2014: After Leonore Goldschmidt was dismissed as a teacher, she found a loophole in the Nazi system which allowed her to open her own private school for Jewish youth.

Listen to the I Am Malala Song

Mar 24, 2014: This inspiring song speaks to the goals of gender equality and the determination to see a future where women and girls are given the same opportunities to achieve their potential.

Dancing for HIV Education

Mar 21, 2014: A fierce dance troupe called Addis Beza uses their moves to attract a crowd and then share information on HIV prevention and testing.

MercyCorps: Focusing on the Children of Syria

Mar 20, 2014: GreaterGood charity partner MercyCorps is on the ground and working in the refugee camps that have sprung up as Syrians fled their homes seeking safety and security.

Syria: An Ongoing Crisis

Mar 18, 2014: GreaterGood partner MercyCorps is on the ground helping with the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Watch the video to learn more about how they are helping.

Women's Enterprise in Africa: Weaving a Brighter Future

Mar 17, 2014: The African Wildlife Foundation took a unique approach to improving the quality of life for women by linking them to the health and well-being of the national park.

English Lessons for Displaced Women

Mar 10, 2014: Workers from the United Nations Mission in Darfur saw a need to provide English language education for the women of the Abu Shouk refugee camp.

Jordan: Malala Visits Za'atari Refugee Camp

Mar 7, 2014: Teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai recently visited the Za'atari Refugee Camp where Syrians fleeing the violence in their homeland have settled.

The Olympic Spirit is Alive in Myanmar (Burma)

Feb 24, 2014: Sport is a powerful tool for encouraging unification and cooperation between people. And, of course, it's just plain fun!

Malala Yousafzai Witnesses Newly Arriving Syrian Refugees

Feb 21, 2014: Teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai recently visited the border between Jordan and Syria where hundreds of refugees cross each day seeking safety and shelter from the violence in their homeland.

Smartphone Freedom

Jan 20, 2014: Zambia is currently in the middle of developing a constitution for its nation, but it had a problem. How was the government going to ask for and receive feedback from people all over the country in a cost-effective, organized, and time efficient manner?

Kakenya Ntaiya: A Girl Who Demanded School

Jan 17, 2014: Kakenya Ntaiya had a dream of becoming a school teacher, but often in Maasai culture, girls were not educated in the same extent that boys were.

Malala Yousafzai: Why I Wrote I Am Malala

Jan 15, 2014: In 2013, Malala released her powerful autobiography entitled I Am Malala. In this interview with Orion Publishing, Malala describes an event that inspired her to pen her book.
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