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Solving Africa’s Teacher Shortage, The Youth-Led Answer

Lisa Jones | March 19, 2015
In Sub-Saharan Africa, local governments and NGOs alike have invested millions in developing solutions to increase access to quality education for Africa's young people--the majority of whom...

5 Reasons Why I’m Glad I Applied (3 Times!) to the Laureate Global Fellowship

Wiclif Otieno | March 16, 2015
Driven by his own personal experience, Wiclif founded Kito International to prepare Kenyan street youth, ages 17 to 24, for a better life. Its two-month immersion program includes training in life...

The Persistent Problem of Child Marriage in Bangladesh

2014 Laureate Global Fellow Mowmita Basak Mow is co-founder of the CLAP Foundation , which promotes leadership development in Bangladesh through engaging volunteers in addressing pressing social...

Gifts to Feel Good About

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2014
As we enter the holiday season, many struggle to find meaningful gifts that can be cherished not only for what they are, but the hope and possibility that they bring. Below you will meet 16 Fellows...

The Transformative Power of Networks

Lisa Jones | November 21, 2014
“We’re learning things that can’t be learned anywhere else.” “I’m asking the hard questions…redefining who I am.” “The world feels like a less...