What Makes the Kids of Congo Run
Watch for 19-year old Beatrice Kamuchanga at the Olympics next week—she'll be running the 5,000 meter for the DRC. Beatrice got her start in a running program in Eastern Congo called Project Kirotshe. Daniel Socha, our Kent State University student fellow, reports that the program encourages youth to stay in school and covers the school fees for 53 students. It’s the brainchild of Dee Salukombo, a Congolese war refugee who attended Denison University and then returned home to create Project Kirotshe. Dee will be in Rio too, running the marathon.
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Denmark: Alone, Pregnant, in Hiding
Ana Santos and Allison Shelley
Denmark’s au pair program, once banned and newly reformed, continues to attract large numbers of Filipino women. Grantees Ana Santos and Allison Shelley report on au pairs who are mistreated, overstay their visas—or get pregnant.
Malawi's She-Chief Fights HIV
In Malawi, where 10.3 percent of the population live with HIV, Senior Chief Theresa Kachindamoto has taken measures to end child marriage and see that children return to school. Amy Maxmen interviewed the royal leader at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.