Manjura and Mansura sisters -- 7 and 8 years old, respectively -- who live in the Shastri Park slum of Delhi, India. The slum is located near the railway line and their cottage is right alongside a train track where many children have died or been injured.
Syrian child refugees in Jordan have no access to school and are forced to work to support their families
Zimbabwe is a country where barriers to education, especially for girls, is the norm, not the exception. Girls suffer from lower social status, poor sanitation in schools, risks of gender-based violence and can have their education ended by pregnancy.
In Tanzania, individual transformation leads to long-term community impact
In 2003 the Highland Children’s Education Project started in Ratanakiri, Cambodia, opening the first community schools in six ethnic minority villages. Three of these villages were of the Kreung ethnic group and three were of the Tampuen ethnic group.
Good hygiene makes good sense — particularly in one Haitian community where 13 children in the Onde Latine School have died of cholera since it broke out in 2011.
After her father was severely burned when their family home caught fire, Ana Cecilia, age 15, faced great hardship. Her father could not work for several months and the family struggled to stay together, but the tight-knit community of rural San Isidro, Honduras rallied behind them.