In Chiapas, the state with Mexico’s highest childhood poverty rate, many children quit school early to work instead. These youth have few options, but a training program strives to put opportunity within reach.
Nurses are the second-largest group of health care professionals in Nepal, but hardly any of those jobs belong to men. But the country’s nursing council is trying out a new strategy this year to draw more men into the profession.
As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, almost 7,000 Venezuelan engineers have moved to Argentina during the past two years. But Argentina’s economy is staggering, too, and the job market is fiercely competitive, so where does that leave a trained engineer?
For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.
Adriana González is the only female taxi driver working in her village of Chaquijyá, Guatemala. She’s not only making money in a male-dominated industry, but she’s serving as a shining example to other young people and women.