Banu: The Brilliance of Baale

Growing up as a girl can be confusing, stressful, and downright scary at times, and that’s pervasive across the globe. In India, starting from a young age, many girls become accustomed to a life of discrimination in education, social aspects, health care, and so on. Baale Mane is an independent trust which gives young girls the opportunity to learn, grow,…

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Empowering Young Women in India – The Baale Mane Mission

Young women of Baale Mane in India

Last October we introduced all of you to The Baale Mane, a nonprofit organization based in India that supports and empowers young women to build a brighter future for themselves through education and personal development. We are still inspired by their mission almost a year later, and hence, their recent fundraising initiative has been selected as our August Pledge beneficiary.…

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International Youth Day 2015

International Youth Day 2015 UN Logo

August 12th, 2015 marks this year’s International Youth Day, a day the United Nations has dedicated to “rais[ing] awareness about the importance of youth civic engagement and its benefits to the individual and to society.” It is also a day to raise awareness about populations of youth that lack the support, opportunities, and resources they need to actively participate in and…

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Day 24: Hope for Haiyan

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, nations all over the world turned their focus to the immense destruction in the Philippines and more importantly to the victims and survivors of the storm. Millions of people helped support relief and recovery efforts in the days, weeks, and months following what has been called the worst storm in history. Nevertheless, Hope for…

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