A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill

It has been four years since the federal government lifted the age limit for the morning-after pill, but college students across the country say gaining access to it remains fraught with confusion and difficulty. Now some colleges think they have found a solution: vending machines stocked with the morning-after pill. Stanford University unveiled one this… Lire la suite A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill

From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Not all children can be toppers or achievers.  Not all children enjoy going to school, and not all are welcomed in many schools.  Children who have faced school refusal, physical or mental limitations and challenges, emotional disturbance, or inability to fit into a school – where do they go? Tucked into a small building in… Lire la suite From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing APP to End FGM

Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google’s Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in… Lire la suite Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing APP to End FGM

Rural bihar’s children are getting learning support

Bihar used to be a centre of learning, and the whole world looked up to it. Not anymore. This tradition of learning was destroyed long ago. Ever since, the state has trailed in terms of education standards. Today, Bihar has inadequate education infrastructure, absentee teachers, and to top it all, ignorant toppers. In spite of high… Lire la suite Rural bihar’s children are getting learning support

Réduire la fracture numérique pour les personnes du troisième âge en Colombie

Le programme colombien « AdulTICoProgram » a été récompensé par le Prix UNESCO-Confucius d’alphabétisation 2017 pour sa transmission de compétences numériques aux personnes âgées. Le prix d’alphabétisation a été décerné au Secrétariat des Technologies de l’information et de la communication de la ville d’Armenia, dans le département de Quindío, en Colombie. Le Secrétariat s’attache à améliorer les… Lire la suite Réduire la fracture numérique pour les personnes du troisième âge en Colombie

Music helping special needs children learn

Marvin Kisembo, 13, is one of the students at Hill Preparatory School’s special needs centre, whose life has been transformed by music therapy. As testified by his music teacher and family friend, Dennis Ntale, “It seemed like a joke when he started out. He could not articulate words. He had no rhythm and no concentration… Lire la suite Music helping special needs children learn

Rural Masaka schools using biogas, farming to reduce costs

One of the major drawbacks faced by school managers in Uganda are the high administrative costs such as electricity and fire wood bills, among others. There have always been press reports about some schools closing for holidays before the official Education ministry date or suspending meals due to budgetary constraints. David Ssemwogerere, the director of… Lire la suite Rural Masaka schools using biogas, farming to reduce costs

Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

For tens of thousands of refugees stuck in Greece for the past two years after European states shut their borders in rapid succession, survival is no longer an issue. Instead, boredom and creeping despair about their future are their new enemies as they wait for months, even years, for their applications to relocate elsewhere in… Lire la suite Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

How a Visually Impaired Man Helped Employ Over 7,000 Persons With Disabilities

After losing his sight, he came to realise the hardships differently abled people struggle with, especially in an environment characterized by limited resources and opportunities. But Jitender was not resigned to his fate. He got trained to use screen readers (software programs that allow visually impaired users to read text displayed on computer screens with… Lire la suite How a Visually Impaired Man Helped Employ Over 7,000 Persons With Disabilities