• The key to “growing your own money”

    There are many companies and researchers who have been working on stoves and other inventions that will allow people to have easy access to alternative cooking methods. Over half of the world still relies on open-flame cooking, which endangers people who inhale harsh smoke and are...
  • Keeping up appearance

    In the pram, a toddler snoozes in the afternoon sunshine. She is dressed in a flashy pink tutu, a tiny little leather jacket, and it is all styled off by a set of golden necklaces. The mom proudly says she bought it all on the high-end...
  • Weaving in Tunisia

    Aatik is a project which was co-founded in Tunisia by Canadian Emma Djilali and her colleague Sophie Bergman from Germany in fall 2015. The project works with a group of female weavers in the region of Siliana in North-west Tunisia. The goal is to help these women...
  • Poetry from a Refugee Camp

    On the edges of Europe, in a small town 20KM from the FYROM border lies a gas station. This station, which two months ago was simply a place to refuel and get a coffee, is now ‘home’ to over 2000 people fleeing conflict. EKO has become...
  • Forgotten in Idomeni

    Tear gas. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Helicopters. Army tanks. What should have set the scene for a war film was used against men, women and children gathered on the edge of Europe, desperate for a life without violence. When I arrived at Idomeni on...
  • Malawi: A Modern Day Heroine

    Loveness Chimphonda, 53, lives in the Traditional Authority of Symon, one of the areas worst affected by a severe drought that has put nearly three million people – half of whom are children – at risk of hunger in Malawi. Life has placed Loveness in front...
  • The Guilty Volunteer

    'Voluntouring' is not just ineffective, but can in fact be very harmful for the very people it is meant to help.
  • Knowledge Carrying Donkeys

    The village La Gloria in Magdalena is in one of the rural areas of Colombia. It has faced poverty and conflict situations which have been the root cause of the inhabitants’ bad living conditions and their children’s deprivation of education. Fortunately, that has changed for the...
  • Syria’s Children: Aya’s Story

    Aya had frostbites on her feet as a result of sleeping in the freezing cold and walking for days without being able to rest. She was eight-year-old the day our lives briefly encountered and, together, with her family, she was fleeing the war in Syria. Aya...
  • Alvin Ailey: Dance for Rights

    “ We talk too much of black art when we should be talking about art, just art. Black composers must be free to write rondos and fugues, not only protest songs. I use Ellington and I want to use more of his music, but it’s music.”...
  • Voluntary Health Clinics in Greece

    It is in times of crisis and social turbulence that the need for volunteering most arises. The current situation in Greece has contributed to one of those times when the presence of humanitarian aid has developed into a network of volunteers who value the human factor....
  • A Day In A Life

    According to Lant Pritchett, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and professor of the practice of international development at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, If you want to find a child who lacks education today, the place to find them is in school;...
  • The Challenge of Fourfouras

    A few years ago three young teachers met at a remote area on the island of Crete in Greece in order to teach. Angelos Patsias, John Manolakakis and Yuli Bosdelekidou, had been appointed at the primary school of Fourfouras, a mountainous village located at an altitude...
  • To Remember or not? That is the Dilemma

    A few days ago I had the opportunity to watch the play “Villa” written by acclaimed Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderon. This unique intercultural theatrical collaboration was coordinated by Indika Senanayake, Sri Lankan actress and theater-maker based in New York. Their collaboration brought this play...
  • The Orange Team

    Exactly four months ago, on May 1st 2015, a group of 500 people gathered together in Trento, a small city in Northern Italy, to celebrate the centennial of the American Field Service (AFS). During those days, the population of Trento also saw a particular group of...
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