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Support these two teens who fight for girls’ education

“In the world today, if you don’t study, you will lose out. I want to study until I achieve something.” — Safi 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…

These shipping containers are being repurposed as schools

Story by Megan Gieske; photos courtesy of Breadline Africa. Breadline Africa started as a grant-giving organization, where those in need applied for funding and Breadline Africa raised the funds to meet them. Almost 25 years later, those in need can still apply, but assistance comes in a new shape and size — infrastructure! Marion Wagner,…

Alice nearly had to drop out—now she helps girls stay in school

This article is by Camfed and was originally featured on Alice grew up in rural Zambia, helping her hard-working widowed mother of ten by selling cassava leaves and working as a maid to help buy food and school supplies. There was never enough money. Show More Summary

Global education and donor countries: What’s the story?

By Chris Kardish, Raimund Zühr, Sabine Campe (SEEK Development) There are few United Nations goals with a bigger impact across the entire development agenda than education. Improving the health of societies, reducing poverty and inequality, eradicating hunger, empowering women – all of them require giant leaps forward in global education. Show More Summary

These women will bobsled for Nigeria in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Imagine transitioning from running on a track in sunny Texas to maneuvering a bobsled in snowy Utah and Canada. That is exactly what sprinters Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga decided to do in order to make their mark in Olympic history. Show More Summary

How this unique warning system combats school dropout rates

By Imani LaTortue, ONE Digital Intern Many people are aware that higher education grants people the chance to further pursue their future career goals. But unfortunately, everyone in the world can’t take advantage of these opportunities. Show More Summary

Now accepting entries: The 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

For the second year, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family is now accepting entries for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. This prestigious...Show More Summary

Help fight AIDS by entering to win a celeb experience

In honor of World AIDS Day, (RED) and Omaze are teaming up during the third annual (SHOPATHON) RED holiday campaign to bring you once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise! You can enter to win any of the following: Play...Show More Summary

6 reasons why we need to keep fighting AIDS

The world has the momentum and the tools it needs to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. In particular, America’s leadership in the global response to the AIDS epidemic has been unparalleled — measured not only in dollars but in lives saved. But for the first time in 15 years, the U.S.… The post 6 reasons why we need to keep fighting AIDS appeared first on ONE.

Red ribbon or white flag? The future of the U.S. global AIDS response

America’s leadership in the global response to the AIDS epidemic has been without parallel in human history, measured not only in dollars but in lives saved. Through PEPFAR – the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief – over the past 15 years, the United States has saved 11 million lives. Show More Summary

Learn how you can SHOP (RED) SAVE LIVES

Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, the third annual (SHOPATHON)RED has launched! Here’s the big news: For the first time ever, (RED) is teaming up with Amazon to provide you with one destination to shop more than 150 great (RED) products and gifts that all help fight AIDS. Show More Summary

Girls’ education and gender-based violence: Current risks and future opportunities

From Malala Yousafzai to the Chibok girls, stories of girls who sought to pursue an education – and experienced violence at the hands of extremists as a result – are all too common. And the stories of violence we hear about pale in comparison...Show More Summary

Why we’re thankful for ONE members

As an advocacy organization, it would be hard to get somewhere in creating change around the world without our members. You use your voices every day to urge your elected officials to enact policies that help fight poverty and preventable disease. Show More Summary

These athletes are running toward a bright future

Story by Elias Gebreselassie; photos by Collin Hughes. Bekoji — a town 220 kilometers east of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — is a unique place. High in the mountains, with clean air and more donkeys than cars, this small corner of the world...Show More Summary

An American in Brussels: My time at the ONE Youth Ambassadors Summit

By Morgan Moran, ONE Member and Congressional District Leader A few weeks ago, I had the honor and absolute pleasure of representing ONE’s U.S. volunteers at the 2017 ONE Youth Ambassadors Summit in Brussels, Belgium. This annual meeting...Show More Summary

6 ethically made holiday gifts for everyone on your list

Whether you’re looking for artisan-made gifts that benefit local communities in Africa, or activist gear to wear all year long, the ONE store has you covered for the perfect holiday gifts. We hand-picked the list below just for you—check it out and learn how you can give something that gives back, too. Show More Summary

A girl’s place is in the classroom. This bracelet supports programs that help get them there.

Introducing ONE’s Educate Every Girl beaded bracelet: 130 million girls didn’t go to school today. They are denied an education for a variety of reasons, from cultural norms and costs, to violence and extremism. ONE has been campaigning...Show More Summary

The story behind this exclusive new bracelet

“One thing I’ve learned is that we can achieve so much more together than we ever can alone.” – Esperance Butoyi, female artisan from Rwanda This holiday season, we’re excited to launch a new exclusive product: our bright sweetgrass bangles, which we made in partnership with our friends at Indego Africa. Show More Summary

Small costs, big impact: How a $6 uniform can change a girl’s future

This post by Meagan Neal, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), is the third post in a blog series on overcoming barriers to girls’ education, based on J-PAL’s new Bulletin on improving student enrollment and attendance. Read the first post summarizing these barriers here and learn more about the first-order barrier of travel time here. Show More Summary

This congresswoman helps girls seek a brighter future

Story and photos by Saber Jendoubi The people of Central African Republic have suffered violence and civil war for much of the last few decades. As such, according to the French humanitarian organization Triangle, there are at least 1,000 homeless children in the capital city of Bangui. Show More Summary

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