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Desire Johnson-Forte Brings the Spirit of Travel to Young Black Men in Oakland through #Passport2Freedom
For Desire Johnson-Forte, travel is the ultimate expression of self-liberation. Especially since, growing up in Oakland, CA, travel of any kind seemed like an unrealistic luxury.
“This Project Is for Us All”: How The Pride Candles Project Is Changing the Lives of Sex Workers and LGBTQ Youth in Uganda
Five years ago, Fatumah found out she was HIV positive. She also found out she was again pregnant. Though she had little hope of ever having the opportunity to see her child grow, she continued to attend her prenatal check-ins at the hospital. She also continued her sex work, as she had no other means of supporting herself or her growing family.
“It brought chills to my body and tears to my eyes to know that this program worked for them then and worked for them now,” said Goncalves.
For Kansiime Honest, her life-changing moment was when the Ugandan government passed a policy for universal education.
Jennie Kay isn’t the type of person to give herself props. Here at The Pollination Project, however, we know she deserves them--big time.
The Smithsonian and the Statue: How Sophia Hanson’s “Amazing Women’s Edition Contest” Catapulted Five Young Authors to Success
When Sophia Hanson co-founded the Pennsylvania-based National Youth Foundation, which hosts the only national book contest for kids writing and illustrating books, she could have never imagined...
“My Strength Comes from the Women”: Jenny Nuccio Changes the Lives of Women in Kenya through the Imani Collective
For my women to go from being illiterate to drawing a straight line to creating a finished tote--I remembered their faces. They were so proud of themselves for finishing something...My strength comes from the women...
“Sport has the power to transform lives”: David Mulo changes the lives of Kenya’s youth through sports and leadership training
“They were my role models, I wanted to become like them, they were the gateway to my life path of sport for social impact. Sport kept me from becoming involved with drugs, alcohol and crime, it gave me a vision towards a better future…” These words from David Mulo [...]
One age-old idea that Acuna challenges is that the teaching of kindness must be serious and sacred, and therefore cannot be taught through the use of games. What Acuna has found, though, is that this is absolutely not the case.