What is it like to live through the strongest storm ever to make landfall? For the young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, they have a lot of things they want to …
The Plan International Philippines Youth Reporter Project: What happens when you give kids a video camera to play with? They have lots to say!
In this video, we meet the Youth Reporters as they answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
The Hope After Haiyan project provides assistance for families in 6 coastal barangays in Leyte, 3…
Another update from Hope After Haiyan on Facebook, with photos of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new evacuation/community center in Culasi, Antique. The center is being built by Barangay Camancijan with WeDpro’s assistance, with support from Actionaid International and the local government of Culasi, Antique.
The center has a disaster-resilient design by “green” architect Pia Maranan. Building design plans are also up on Hope After Haiyan’s Facebook page, if you’re interested to take a look!
The girl effect is about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countrie…
Imagine a little girl just turned 12 years old. Is she excited about her birthday? Or is she afraid of what might happen next? For many girls living in poverty around the world, it means facing child marriage, early pregnancy, health risks, and more. But what if we could change that?
While it presents a somewhat simplified view of both the problem and the solution, this short video from Girl Effect gives a compelling argument for the strength of a 12 year old girl and the “Girl Effect.”
Girl Effect is an organization and movement that seeks to empower adolescent girls by giving them resources to access education, health, and economic opportunities, creating a “Girl Effect” that positively impacts their families and communities as well as themselves.
For more information about Girl Effect, please go to http://www.girleffect.org/
A farmer embraces his dog in his stonewalled field on Inishmore Island in Ireland, March 1971.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic Creative
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Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.
There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.
Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says his office is waiting for President Benigno Aquino III to approve the phased implementation of the local recovery and rehabilitation plans of Tacloban City, Leyte, Samar, and Cebu
NGOs like WeDpro doing rehabilitation and recovery programs are stunned by such news. This late of the day.