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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera

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How Data Is Helping in the Struggle for the Right to Education in South Africa

December 8, 2017 | Allison Corkery

Winning a court ruling alone was not enough to ensure that schoolchildren in the impoverished Eastern Cape province of South Africa have decent desks and chairs.

Investing in a Better Future for Zimbabwe’s Vulnerable Children

May 2, 2017 | Hillary Tanyanyiwa, Tembiwe Magadzo

Through early interventions, families taking part in an innovative program are seeing “magic” results.

Rewriting the Book on Education Investment in Africa

March 27, 2017 | Sandrine Henton, Prateek Jain

A grassroots effort in East Africa is taking a new approach to impact investment in education. The project focuses on improving students’ lives outside of the classroom.

Liberia’s Next Generation Finds Room to Grow

July 27, 2016 | Tina Hyder, Massa Crayton

Despite an array of life-threatening challenges, young children in Liberia are finding support in a country that’s making strides in early childhood development.

African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

January 29, 2016 | Tracey Gurd

Open Society Youth Fellow Tiffany Mugo talks about the digital media toolkit she’s developing to help an underrepresented community share its stories.

Fortifying Africa Against Instability Caused by Climate Change

December 22, 2014 | Firmin Mbala

As rising temperatures throw parts of the continent into chaos, an initiative aims to build resilience to the deadly conflicts catalyzed by a shifting climate.

A Scholarship That Follows Its Recipients Home

December 19, 2014 | Zoe Brogden

This fall, the first Civil Society Leadership Awards scholars enrolled at universities around the U.S. with one goal: to bring new skills and ideas back to their home countries.

Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal

November 11, 2014 | Amanda Fortier

Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.

In Sparks of a Fire, Lessons for West African Health

October 31, 2014 | Amanda Fortier

A visit to two Dakar schools shows the need for, and potential effectiveness of, training children in Ebola-prevention measures.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

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