Even though a majority of people speak Creole as their first language in Haiti, most schools teach in French. Now, one elementary school and a growing network of Creole advocates are working to breaking down learning barriers.
A former child soldier started an amateur boxing club in Democratic Republic of Congo to help other young soldiers move beyond their pasts. Now, boys and men from varying ethnic groups work together to find success in the boxing ring.
Literacy rates in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region are some of the lowest in the country. To encourage parents to send their children to school, the government is coming up with innovative ways to provide access.
In Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, more than 50,000 students compete for just 6,000 places at the state university. That’s why one organization is helping secondary students prepare for the university’s tough admissions test.
University tuition in Puerto Rico has risen so high that it’s hard for students to balance the cost of courses with the costs of books, facilities and even meals. Many are now volunteering with community kitchens and dining halls to feed themselves.
Increasing costs of living and limited library services in Puerto Rico have made it hard for people to access books. To promote access to reading, local people are taking matters into their hands by setting up book exchange projects, so that people can explore the world of reading at lower prices.
Local people know Kampala’s Nasser Street as a one-stop shop for all kinds of printing services – including forged credentials. These documents are one way to access opportunities in Uganda, but are the risks that come with them worth it?
In Uganda, the government allocates funds to villages to address various infrastructure repairs. Yet in one village, a major crossing point remains unfixed, and children are missing out on school because of it.