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100 Women: Your ideas on tackling female illiteracy

As part of this year's 100 Women Challenge, you have been sharing your ideas on how to tackle female illiteracy globally. This week, Tunisian children's book author and former 100 Women list entry Samar Samir Mezghanni has picked some of your suggestion to feature. "What struck me the most about these ideas

Africa.com CEO Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) honored Teresa H. Clarke with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation(NHEF), a non-profit foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of higher education within Nigeria, is presenting the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Teresa H. Clarke, C.E.O. of Africa.com. This prestigious Lifetime

Knox County Homeless Coalition, youth program benefit from Rockland Picnic fundraiser

Volunteers hosted Rockland Community Picnic and raised funds to help homeless youth. This past summer John (Mike) Grondin, chairman of the Parks Commission, along with Sandra Schramm, of the Volunteer Garden Group, Julie Lewis and Callie Black of Rockland Heart & Soul and Joe Steinberger, of the Parks Commission, decided to

Rohnert Park breast cancer survivor helps others find hope

Dr. Cynthia Wilcox-Rittgers

Dr. Cynthia Wilcox-Rittgers celebrates her 60th birthday this month, a milestone of monumental significance for the 10-year breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed a few months before her 50th birthday, after her doctor discovered a pea-sized lump in her breast during an annual examination. A biopsy showed it was cancerous. “It just

Kilkenny centre thanked for inspiring others to support immigrants, the young and vulnerable

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In a warm tribute to the work of the Fr McGrath Family Resource Centre, Minister John Paul Phelan, cited the Centre’s work as ‘an idea’ that he said is inspiring many other communities to support their young and their vulnerable. He was speaking at an official Fáilte Isteach National Award presentation

SunTrust Foundation Awards $800,000 in Grants to Winners of the 2017 Lighting the Way Awards

SunTrust Foundation

Expanding the impact of the Lighting the Way Awards in their second year, the SunTrust Foundation today announced 30 nonprofit organizations will receive grants to further their local efforts to help individuals build financial confidence. The grants, totaling $800,000, were awarded to groups that have a specific focus in one or

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