Trauma Informed Classrooms

Trauma Informed ClassroomsDESCRIPTION: According to the Fourth Sustainable Development Goal (Quality Education), ‘more than half of children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Refocused efforts are needed to improve the quality of education’.  Improving education is not just about equipping teachers in literacy techniques, but understanding how children…

Barriers to Education Among the Most Vulnerable

Barriers to Education Among the Most VulnerableDESCRIPTION: More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa, making it the region with the largest number of out-of-school children in the world. In this region girls still face many barriers to entering both primary and secondary school. These disadvantages in education also translate into…

Health and Wellbeing in Nepal

Health and Wellbeing in NepalDESCRIPTION: Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families. This is why the third Sustainable Development Goal is “Good Health and Wellbeing.” Dinesh…

Summer Book Picks

Do your summer plans involve some time in the sun? Looking for the perfect book for that beach read or long flight? Here are ten books that made our summer reading list!   Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy Voices Rising: Women of Color Finding and Restoring Hope in the City The Dressmaker…

Ending Hunger in Burundi

Ending Hunger in BurundiDESCRIPTION: In Kibezi, Burundi, the indigenous Batwa are perpetually struggling to survive while being denied land rights. Their work as pot makers does not provide enough income to meet the cost of survival in a community still recovering from Burundi’s civil war. Unemployment estimates in the Kabezi region are as high as…

No Hunger in Vietnam

No Hunger in VietnamDESCRIPTION: The yoke of poverty hinders and robs many around the world of opportunity. The second Sustainable Development Goal is “No Hunger,” because hunger is inexplicably linked with poverty and the lack of health and opportunity. Globally, Asia is the continent with the hungriest people – two thirds of the total population. YWAM…

Women’s Empowerment in Engitani

Women’s Empowerment in EngitaniDESCRIPTION: Ending poverty requires the creative leveraging and distribution of resources. At the women’s mill in the village of Engitani, Tanzania, women are learning to collectively address the problem of poverty in their community. Together they run a mill for the maize grown in surrounding areas, and collectively decide how to allocate…

No Poverty in Uganda

No Poverty in UgandaDESCRIPTION: Up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line. The first Sustainable Development goal is “No Poverty,” because poverty doesn’t just cause hunger or homelessness. It also manifests in limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, and the breakdown of…