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Working across 467 schools can be a challenge.  When those schools are scattered across rural areas of Zimbabwe, the complexities grow even larger.  In addressing the challenge, the IGATE project* in Zimbabwe has begun using the WhatsApp social media application.    more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Jan 22, 2015 5:25 PM EST
On December 19, just two days after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro made the historic announcement of talks to normalize relations between Cuba and the U.S., I departed for Canada for the holidays. more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jan 16, 2015 2:14 PM EST
What happens when girls and boys realize that they can promote changes in their communities and start believing in a brighter future through education? The end result is empowered youth who inspire social change. more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Jan 16, 2015 11:35 AM EST
A picture says a thousand words.  That’s the saying, at least, and there’s reason why.  We can relate to and interpret pictures.  When looking at side-by-side pictures of the same town taken 100-years apart, it is clear and interesting to see how some things have changed and how others have stayed the same.  But how ... more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Jan 16, 2015 11:23 AM EST
Namunyana Mwajuma, a 17 year-old student from Uganda, has participated in CARE programs that helped her family through difficult times and ultimately put her back in school. After her father mysteriously disappeared in 2013, Namunyana’s family suffered greatly. She dropped out of school because her mother could no longer afford school ... more...
Posted by RashaNatour on Notes From the Field Dec 19, 2014 2:56 PM EST
We sat down with Perusi, a SASA! and, Emmanuel, a member of Abatangamuco to discuss how their lives before and after entering these programs. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 10, 2014 2:05 PM EST
Sovanna went from a life where she felt constantly at risk of sexual harrassment at work, and on the precarious edge of stability, to feeling safe, educating her peers, and saving to open her own coffee shop.  Find out how it happened more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 5, 2014 10:32 AM EST
"People of all faiths use religion as a reason to marry their children young, but no religion has ever sanctioned child marriage." Read about CARE's experiences of religion and Child Marriage. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 1:49 PM EST
"Like an egg, joy has hatched in my house. Between myself and my wives, and between me and my children. I learned that compassion is a new force for transformation." Amada is a participant in the Engaged Men program, where CARE Mali works through local groups to train men to think differently about gender equality. He has two wives, and 11 ... more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 2, 2014 8:00 AM EST
Many of CARE’s activities to reduce gender-based violence in Cambodia focus on empowering women to have the confidence to stand up for their rights. However, CARE also recognises that engaging with men is key in order to change deep-rooted attitudes. Bunnara*, a slim schoolboy of just 15 years old, is one of CARE’s key advocates for ... more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 1, 2014 8:00 AM EST
A key part of activism on GBV is learning to break the silence around violence. People need to know what GBV is and how to talk about it in order to be activists. So what is GBV? more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 26, 2014 8:00 AM EST
At the age of 22, Mariam [1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to work with CARE she feels another chapter has begun. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 25, 2014 8:00 AM EST
J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as social change agents, social activists and development workers better measure impacts of social change? more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 12, 2014 9:20 AM EST
This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 5, 2014 12:30 PM EST
Each year on 11 October the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl, which this year recognized the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence. more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Nov 3, 2014 1:33 PM EST
31 MILLION  - this is the number of adolescent girls under 18 years of age who are missing out on the opportunity to participate in secondary education. Many more will drop out before they complete lower secondary school. Another 30 million girls of primary school age are out of school and yet, 15 million of these are expected never to be enrolled in a ... more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Oct 10, 2014 9:08 AM EDT
It was in the wee hours of one morning, I first felt the pain. It started with a cramp in my stomach and slowly spread all over, till the time the pain became unbearable. From that moment onwards, till I reached the delivery room at our Primary Health Centre (PHC), was something I will never forget. more...
Posted by shuang on Notes From the Field Oct 8, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
Celebrating girls and the way they can change the world for the International Day of the Girl. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Oct 7, 2014 4:35 PM EDT
Surrounded by fields of rice, 14-year-old Stephanie has a perspective on life that is different from many adolescents around the world. more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Oct 6, 2014 4:37 PM EDT
Sheikh Amani Muzuri is an imam who lives near the Mulangabala health center in Kasongo Health Zone in eastern DRC. Sheikh Amani is married to two women and has 13 children. One of his wives, Amida Assani, is the head of a federation of social solidarity groups known as misadi. more...
Posted by shuang on Notes From the Field Sep 19, 2014 9:45 AM EDT

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