Stories of Impact

Changing the World Through Play

Published on June 30, 2022 Active play and education when working hand and hand can go far in advancing community development. Coaches Across Continents (CAC), an NGO registered in both the USA and UK, links all three through their unique Self-Directed learning model that educates people through play to identify, address, and solve problems specific… CONTINUE READING >>


Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees in Bulgaria

Published on June 14, 2022 Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the United Nations estimates that 7 million people have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring countries while 8 million have been displaced within Ukraine itself. BCause Foundation, a nonprofit organization (NPO) based in Bulgaria and a member of the CAF… CONTINUE READING >>


Fighting Cancer with Bottle Caps

Published on June 13, 2022 Banco de Tapitas A.C., a charity located in Mexico, emphasizes that every individual has the personal responsibility to recycle and ensure that plastic no longer reaches our oceans. While promoting environmental change, the organization has linked recycling to saving the lives of children battling cancer and in 2021 alone, provided… CONTINUE READING >>


Developing Digital Learning in India

Published on June 7, 2022 During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, children around the world struggled to continue their education in the midst of lockdowns and quarantine. Particularly in India, widespread school closures and a lack of technological development within the education system left teachers wondering how they could effectively reach their students. CLT… CONTINUE READING >>


Fighting Hunger in Colombia

Published on August 20, 2021 A 2018 United Nations study found that food insecurity is a deadlier crisis than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined: 9 million people die each year from hunger and hunger-related diseases. Banco de Alimentos was founded in 2001 to reduce food insecurity in the Columbian capital of Bogotá. A staggering 16.4%… CONTINUE READING >>


The Game Changers

Published on August 1, 2019 Participating in an after-school debate or a Model United Nations club, or being part of a basketball team are experiences many remember as an exciting foundation of their youth. However, for youth at risk—as are over 75% of school kids who have experienced violence—engaging in an after-school program can be… CONTINUE READING >>


Indigenous Women in Guatemala Lift Themselves Out of Poverty

Published on October 15, 2018 Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America. More than half of all Guatemalans live in poverty. A similar percentage of the country’s residents are under age 19. In such an environment, young women are disproportionately vulnerable, especially if they are part of a historically persecuted indigenous communities. In… CONTINUE READING >>


Lessons of Charity Resilience in Haiti

On August 14, 2021, Hope for Haiti, a US-based nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life for Haitian people, found its local headquarters in Les Cayes, Haiti at the epicenter of a massive earthquake. The timing of the quake could scarcely have been worse for Haiti, which already faced a healthcare system hobbled by… CONTINUE READING >>


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