by Sajor Barry | Growing up in the slums of Freetown, Sierra Leone was like hell on earth. I was born and raised next to the Atlantic Ocean in Kroo Bay, one of the poorest, most densely populated and neglected communities in Freetown.
I never imagined a point in my life where I would have the ability to travel across the globe and speak with organizations affecting people’s lives at such a profound level. Yet, that’s exactly where I found myself this past July…
By Steph Stroud, Farm Radio International | At Farm Radio International, we understand the power of radio. We use radio broadcasts to inform, discuss, exchange ideas, investigate and learn.
If you told me on April Fool’s Day 2004 that a simple joke would result in me traveling to Zambia in Southern Africa, I would have said, “The joke’s on you pal”. But sometimes, life takes you down unexpected paths.
During the rainy season, most parts of Luangwa Valley in eastern Zambia cannot be reached by government extension worker. There are too many streams between the villages and Nsefu where he lives. These streams overflow the low bridges and the water is infested with crocodiles.
When my mother died in 2006, she left me some money ̶ not a life-changing amount, but enough to think about. If you have enough money to stay afloat, I find the most fun you can have with money is throwing it at things that matter
By Tsion Issaya, Communications Manager, British Council Ethiopia | HaileMeet 60 year old Haile Berhe. For more than half his life, he has worked as an English teacher. Born and raised in a small town in Tigray regional state.
For those without electricity, buying candles is a daily challenge. The typical family burns through two candles a day, with each candle lasting only two hours and lighting less than half of a small room.
Phil Goodwin writes about the dark relationship between energy access and education.