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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 17, 2012

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Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. To ease your daily reading, we at the THP Blog bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics.

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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 6, 2012

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Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog will bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics.

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21-Year-Old Youth Leader Opens School for Children in Slums

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Tisha is an ambitious 21 year-old woman from Bangladesh. Using her training as a youth leader with THP-Bangladesh, she began her own successful School Under the Sky and empowered the community to take an interest in educating their children.

 

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Epicenter Trainings Empower Woman as Small Farmer, Trainer and Local Leader

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Empowered by HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality trainings, agricultural workshops and loan opportunities at her local epicenter, Mrs. Christine Magoola has become a highly successful small farmer, trainer, advocate and valuable contributing member in her family and community.

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Chair of Education Committee Increases School Resources and Attendance

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As Chairman of his epicenter’s Education Committee, Mr. Saër Diop has advocated for the importance of improved school resources, practices and attendance. Through community mobilization and partnership building, he has successfully secured funding and support for continued primary education in and around his village.

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Chair of Small Farmer Association Benefits from THP Technical Assistance

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Silva Joaquin Ngovene and his neighbors are smallholder farmers in Mozambique. Programmatic support from THP has empowered small farmer associations, like Silva's, with trainings and resources to increase yields and feed communities.

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Agricultural Trainings Lead Single Mother to Prosperous Life of Self-Reliance

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Violet Msusa is a single mother of three children and, following her participating in agricultural trainings and the Microfinance Program of THP-Malawi, is successfully providing for herself and her family.

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Widow Becomes Valuable Community Leader and Advocate for Women's Empowerment

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Comfort Nyame, widow and mother of four, participated in THP-Ghana's Women's Empowerment Program and is now a wide-reaching advocate for women's and children's rights.

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From Laborer to Project Officer, New Opportunities with THP-Ethiopia

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Geletea Gonfa began working at Jaldu Epicenter in Ethiopia when it first opened in 2005 as a way to support his wife and son. His demonstrated passion and commitment to the progress of the community have since empowered him to take leadership roles in the epicenter.

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Access to Health Clinic Changes Life of Mother and Future Children

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Rachelle Mahouchi is from the village of Kpèkpèhoué in Benin. Rachelle delivered her fifth child at home, having had previous deliveries under the same conditions with no apparent problems. The fifth delivery, however, was a birthing experience so difficult that she almost lost her life. Because of this, she decided to have her sixth child at a THP-Benin health clinic. Hear her story.

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