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Why this Nigerian chose rural farming over a suit and tie

A version of this article, written by Kate Douglas, was originally published by How We Made it in Africa  In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his business management degree to get a high-paying job in the big city. Instead, he…

Afghan Men Are Getting Trained to Be Feminists

A version of this article, by Jennifer Swann, a culture and lifestyle reporter covering the intersection of pop culture and social justice, originally appeared on TakePart.  Emma Watson, U.N. Women’s goodwill Ambassador, has spent the last year trying to convince men that women’s equality is more than just a women’s issue. In the U.S., the  “He for She” campaign…

Finding Ubuntu in an Unexpected Place: Humans of South Africa Part 4

In April, a string of xenophobic attacks shocked Durban, sending waves of chaos and fear throughout the city and its surrounding townships. Store fronts were set afire, homes were looted and a reported 8,000 foreign nationals were displaced into three interim refugee camps. These attacks happened minutes from my doorstep, giving me no option other…

Take a virtual tour of an orphanage in Vietnam that’s giving children a second chance at life

An hour outside of the city of Hanoi in northern Vietnam, the Ba Vi Orphanage is doing incredible work for 79 HIV-positive children, aged 1-21. Started in 2001, the orphanage houses kids that have either been abandoned by their families due to the severe stigma surrounding HIV, or whose parents have passed away due to…

How to celebrate UN’s International Day of Friendship – ONE Style

Friendships enhance and enrich our lives. Whether they arise from sharing a juice box during recess, a dorm room in college, or a cubicle and crazy boss, life is kinder, gentler, more interesting and more fun when you don't go it alone. Show More Summary

Masai Women Are Leading a Solar Revolution With Help From Their Donkeys

  Just two years ago, the villagers of Magadi, Kenya, had to light fires at night or burn expensive kerosene so their children could read and do their schoolwork—that is, when they weren’t tasked with guarding the village livestock from leopards and hyenas making their stealthy attacks in the dark. Energy poverty is a major…

Beyond the facts: when inspiration turns into real advocacy

By Michelle Shermer, ONE member As a homeschooling mother of five children who are now teenagers and young adults, I’ve learned never to know what to expect. So when ONE approached us with curriculum developed by Scholastic designed to teach about energy poverty, I felt a bit hesitant. Would my teenagers understand the issues? Would…

Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High meet Zimbabwe

Tatenda Mbudzi is tired of the way the media portrays Africa and minority actors—and he’s not alone. A new video series on YouTube, Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color, boils down lines from minority actors in feature-length films to mere seconds and recently went viral. Another video calling out how African men are…

Dear World Leaders, Don’t Forget South Sudan

We shouldn’t be writing this. Four years ago, the nation of South Sudan celebrated its independence; the crowds in Juba were brimming with hope and optimism. Yesterday, during President Obama’s first trip to Ethiopia, he convened a meeting with regional leaders to discuss how that hope has been replaced with worry due to conflict and hunger.…

Fight to live

This blog comes to us from Sarah Buchanan at The Kula Project. All photos are courtesy of Bobby Neptune. As we were driving down the red, dusty roads of Kayonza, Rwanda, our Country Director Egide turned to me and said, “There is a group of women that has requested to meet with us.” Although this…

QUIZ: How many countries has President Obama visited?

President Obama’s recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia has us wondering–how many countries has he been to? Test your knowledge NOW!

Making music, changing lives

When we think of education, we usually find ourselves thinking about equations, test tubes, and history books, although what we really need to start thinking about is music. Across cultures, continents, generations, and societies, music not only empowers and inspires individuals, but also preserves and transmits cultural tradition. For Alou Kamissoko, who studies at the…

Blogging from Beantown: #ONEonTour in Boston

Julie Barth, a long-time ONE member, wrote this piece for us after volunteering with #ONEonTour at the Boston U2 shows. So I’m standing next to the stage waiting for U2 come on. I’m looking up at the rafters of the Boston TD Garden and I see championship banner after championship banner with some of the…

Kenyans on Twitter: The A – Z of #KoT

Always wanted to go to Kenya, but weren’t able to sneak onto Air Force One with Obama? Now you can experience the country, the culture and the comedy from your computer. Below, we feature the “A to Z” highlights of what 700,000 Kenyans on Twitter (#KoT) are doing, saying and laughing about. Nendo Ventures, a…

The World’s Women Need More

Global progress on gender equality has been slow and insufficient. 20 years ago, The Beijing Platform for Action, a global framework for women’s rights, laid out 12 critical areas to address to bring about gender equality. While some progress has been made in education, political participation, and labor participation, in terms of economic progress (i.e…

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit: investing in women and girls

President Obama is headed to Kenya for the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) - and this year's theme? Women and youth.

WHAT’S HOLDING BACK AFRICA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY ENTREPRENEURS?

This piece, written by Shari Berenbach, President and CEO of the U.S African Development Foundation, was originally featured by GE Ideas Lab here. With 600 million Africans hungry for electricity, off-grid energy is poised to take off — if local entrepreneurs can get the capital they need to scale their business. But this is a major undertaking,…

So, you want to start a nonprofit?

Have you ever wondered how successful nonprofits are started? Curious about what it takes to be able to positively impact thousands of people around the world? Ever wanted to do that yourself? Well, Erin Zaikis, founder of the Sundara Fund, is here to give you a behind-the-scenes look at starting—and running—a successful global nonprofit.  Before founding…

Nigeria is on their way to polio-free

Today marks a great milestone in global health: Nigeria has been polio-free for one year! This is the longest Nigeria has ever gone without a case. To put this milestone in context, back in 1988, polio was widespread around the world, paralyzing more than 1,000 children every day. Today, polio has been reduced by 99%,…

Obama’s Africa Trip and the New “Normal”

When President Obama arrives in Kenya on Friday morning, he will take another important step in an evolution of U.S. policy toward the African continent. Aid has for too long been the center of American foreign policy toward Africa and, as the challenges and opportunities on the continent change, so must the United States’ policies…

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