Children & Youth

The boy who harnessed the wind

After being forced to quit school at 14, William Kamkwamba stumbled upon a textbook explaining the function of windmills and how they could bring electricity and pump water...

Biblioburro- the donkey library

Luis Soriano, a teacher in the small town of La Gloria, Colombia, has spent the past ten years bringing books to the children on the back of his donkeys...

Visit the Biblioburro video page to find out more about Luis and how you can help!

Homeboy

Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education.

Oasis of Peace

Problems arise when people simply do not understand one another. At the community school in Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam - named in both Hebrew and Arabic - children learn both languages at a very young age, thus cultivating a spirit of communication and mutual understanding. The village is a symbol of peace, jointly established by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, and engaged in educational work for peace, equality and understanding between the two peoples.

 

Dr. Dog

The Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation brings dogs into schools to help children break through their shyness, especially the developmentally challenged. Children with ADD, autism, and other developmental disabilities improve their speaking and social skills with the help of the program.

Tree People

TreePeople is about helping nature heal our cities, through the training of communities to plant and care for trees, the educatiion of school children and adults about the environment and work with government agencies on critical water issues..TreePeople is about helping nature heal our cities, through the training of communities to plant and care for trees, the educatiion of school children and adults about the environment and work with government agencies on critical water issues.

 

Children's Development Bank of India

The Children's Development Bank in India is run entirely by street children, allowing them to save the money they earn.  

Committee for Democracy in Information Technology

In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, computer scientist Rodrigo Baggio, has been setting up Information Technology schools for young people of the community.

Barrio De Paz

In Guayaquil, Ecuador, Nelsa Curbelo works with youth gangs through Barrio de Paz, where rival gangs have given up crime to rebuild the community.

Lusaka Sunrise

Lusaka, Zambia

All over Africa, organizations like Grassroot Soccer are using the power of this national sport to engage communities in the fight against AIDS.

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