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Sadhus of Nepal

Religious ascetics, occult rebels, and philosophic monks, the sadhus are the holy men and women who...

A Measure of WASH Sustainability: Findings from Ethiopia

The Howard G. Buffett supported Global Water Initiative (GWI) has been operating in Ethiopia since October...

The Gender Gap in the Digital Divide – Gender and ICT

Although from observations and anecdotal evidence, we have “known” of the existence of a gender gap...

Lilayi Elephant Orphanage

The Lilayi Elephant Orphanage right outside Lusaka, Zambia, is one of only two elephant nurseries in...
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float; to gain all while you give; to roam...

Information and Communication Technology for Development

Today’s mobile phones, even those basic brick-like “non-smart” ones, have more computing power than the Apollo...
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul....

In Between Politics and Humanitarian Agendas: UNRWA and Palestinian Statehood

Abstract The United Nations Work and Relief Agency (UNRWA) is the oldest, most-established and perhaps the...

A traveler’s guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka is so much more than just a city. It is a whirlpool that pulls anything...

CREER – A Partnership between Rincon, Panama and EWB-DC

Three years ago, I traveled to the community of Rincon in the Ngöbe-Buglé Comarca of Panama...

The Impact of the Syrian Crises on Palestinian Refugees

As Syria witnesses what has evolved into a full-blown civil war, the Palestinian refugees in Syria...

The Trayvon Martin case – one small trial, one big societal question

On the night of February 26, 2012 one 17-year-old African American high school student, Trayvon Martin...

Stolen playtime – The Child Laborers of Bangladesh

Social norms and economic realities mean that child labor is widely accepted and very common in...

Peace Center for the Blind

My housemate, Steve Jeter, spent the past year in Jerusalem working for The Peace Center for...

The Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan, and the plight of the Syrian people

One million Syrians have now made the journey from their homes to neighboring countries. This mass...

Traveling as a Volunteer

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s...

International Mother Language Day

February 21st is considered as the International Mother Language Day. It is a day to celebrate...

Quest for Justice, 40 years after Independence

Four decades have passed since Bangladesh got her independence. It came at the climax of one...

Haiti – Three Years Later

I still remember that day vividly. I was in a rural community in Mexico, constructing a...

In search of Lalon

Over a century after his death, the debate rages – Did Lalon Fakir, one of the...

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