The Forgotten Group: Life After The Orphanage

The Forgotten Group: Life After The Orphanage

Author: Astrid de Vries Astrid de Vries is Founder of Kids Connection Haiti. In 1998 she went to Haiti and fell in love with the country. After having worked for orphanages for ten years, Astrid decided to dedicate her life to orphaned young adults, by offering education and workshops, empowering them to create financially independent futures. Our hearts melt when we see a two-year-old crying for attention. The “Mother Theresa”

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Intergenerational Mobility: A Conversation with a Local Chief in Malawi

Intergenerational Mobility: A Conversation with a Local Chief in Malawi

Author: Mary-Jean Nleya Mary-Jean is the founder & editor of The Global Communiqué, a current affairs digital magazine. She is a lawyer and is fascinated by the intersection between the media, law, development and public policy. She holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a LL.B. (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria. Follow on twitter: @thegloco The World Bank will be issuing a study on the implications of one’s familial

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What Happens When Girls Are Educated

What Happens When Girls Are Educated

Author: Gayatri Patel Gayatri Patel is the senior policy advocate for gender at CARE USA. In this capacity, she leads the advocacy and outreach efforts of the organization on the gender priorities that cut across all of CARE’s work both in the United States and globally. Over the last seventy years working with communities around the world, CARE has learned one central truth: effective international development is a two-way street.

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The U.S. Does Not Currently Require All 5 Year Old’s To Be Equal

Author: Isabella Southwick An article by Isabella Southwick examining the key role childhood early education plays in equity. She takes a deeper look at this topic through anecdotes, reports, and current initiatives and programs in the U.S. Isabella Southwick is currently a student at the University of Kansas pursuing a degree in political science with a concentration in public policy. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, you can view

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Opening University Doors: What Other Nations Can Learn From Australian Welfare

Opening University Doors: What Other Nations Can Learn From Australian Welfare

Author: Yasmin Poole and Jake Read Yasmin Poole studies Laws/ Arts at Monash University. Jake Read is a Commerce/International Relations student at the Australian National University. Does your parents’ income matter if you are an Australian? Is the Australian system a model to copy? This piece investigates what the Australian government is doing to improve disadvantaged accessibility to higher education. There are a range of pensions made available to students

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Swimming Upstream: Costs of Education and Housing, Crowded Job Market Cause Toronto’s Youth to Lean on Parents

Swimming Upstream: Costs of Education and Housing, Crowded Job Market Cause Toronto’s Youth to Lean on Parents

Author: Tamara Jones Tamara Jones is a Toronto-based freelance journalist. She received her BA (Hons) from Ryerson University with a major in Global Studies and minors in News Studies and Sociology. She strives to craft compelling stories that showcase diverse perspectives on contemporary issues. Learn more about her work at www.tamarajones.ca. The daily commute of Tina Hafizy, a 21-year-old Politics student, consisted of a 15-minute walk from her parents’ suburban

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FAF’s Former Acting Executive Director Dies at 41

It is with great sadness and deep regret that we inform you of the passing of our former Acting Executive Director, Ms. Yin-Chu Jou. She passed away on December 28, 2017. Ms. Jou served as Friendship Ambassadors Foundation’s Artistic Director from 2005 to 2015, and as Acting Executive Director from 2015 to 2016. A celebrated life full of music, courage, and passion From being an accomplished classical pianist by profession, Yin-Chu

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My Clarion Call

My Clarion Call

Author: Rithika Neti By the time I wake up every morning, there will be 7,200 more people displaced from their homes. 7,200 more people forced to suffer and find their way through war zones, struck by disaster. Last year after attending the Youth Assembly at the United Nations which focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), I was mesmerized by the power that the youth could have in changing the world as we

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Preventing the Sorrow Fate of Afghan Children From Occurring Again

Preventing the Sorrow Fate of Afghan Children From Occurring Again

Author: Pamir Ehsas JOHNNY VACAR / FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADORS FOUNDATION Pamir Ehsas, 23, is a Political Economy student at Oxford University, and the Founder and CEO of Brighter Tomorrow/Studentaksjonen.   As I walk down the aisle of the UN General Assembly Hall, the most prestigious political institution in the world, there is only one thought I could recall: this is not for me, but for the 600 million youth who are

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