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Endowed Scholar Researches Link Between Crop Toxins and African Children’s Nutrition

September 17th, 2018

Arriving in Mozambique, a southern African country on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Amy Byrne contemplated the images of daily life in this coastal southern African country. “What struck […]

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A Hero to African Wildlife and Children

December 13th, 2017

Gaspard Nzayisenga is a Rwandan field veterinarian and an essential player in a team that provides critical care for the mountain gorillas of east-central Africa.  He is also an essential […]

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Fighting the World Water Crisis One School at a Time

June 27th, 2017

Imagine going to school and having to get your drinking water from a dirty pond? Imagine needing to use the lavatory, but all the stalls were missing doors. Imagine there […]

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A Massive Drought in Ethiopia Again?

February 5th, 2016

It sounds so familiar—drought in Ethiopia puts millions of people at risk of starvation. How could this be when in recent years Ethiopia was lauded as a country on the […]

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Providing Clean Water on the Blue Planet

March 21st, 2014

Earth is the water planet. Seen from space, its extensive blue oceans, rivers, and lakes give Earth its second name—the blue planet. From space, it’s beautiful. From the home of […]

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Invisible Children’s Grassroots Quest to Destroy Joseph Kony Produces International Action and Results

November 13th, 2013

Invisible Children’s grassroots efforts to end the terror of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army have led to an unlikely but effective coalition of governments, armies, nonprofits, and philanthropists. […]

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Five Reasons to Educate an African Girl—And Change Everything!

October 11th, 2013

For most of us, the idea of not being able to attend school because of one’s gender is unthinkable. But in developing countries, particularly in Africa, it’s all too common […]

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The Challenge of Providing Clean Water in Rural Africa

March 22nd, 2013

Every two years the World Health Organization takes a look at access to improved drinking water around the world.  The good news is that an additional 2 billion people gained […]

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