"I think the number one barrier is attitude." Meet Josh and other USAID staff building inclusive communities on World Social Justice Day and every day.

USAID staff talk about inclusive education

On most days, we share stories. Today, we share a recipe for finding mentorship in global health from a participant in USAID's Global Health Fellows Program II. If you like the blog, please share it with someone who might appreciate a little career advice.

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Speed Mentoring, A Recipe for Success?

Imagine turning your TV on, but not being able to hear what's being said. With the launch of a news program series for the deaf (and by the deaf) from USAID partners TV Surdo Moçambique and IREX , news is becoming more accessible. Meet the team behind this project in the short video below.

Meet the team behind TV Surdo's news program

A TV Surdo é uma plataforma de televisão online voltada à produção e difusão de conteúdos noticiosos com foco para surdos. É apoiada pelo Programa...

“When someone came down with a fever, they wouldn’t go to the health facility because they were afraid the doctor would tell them, ‘You have Ebola.’” — Dr. Bah

To help solve the problem, 1,300 volunteer community health workers in Guinea were trained to diagnose and treat malaria as Community Case Mangers. See how the story unfolds in a USAID 2013 blog post from our partner RTI International.

How Malaria Fighters Are Shaping Guinea’s Post-Ebola Health System – 2 0...

Love books? On World Read Aloud Day, USAID Southern Africa shares a video with ideas for reading to kids from our partner Nal'ibali. #wrad17

FUNda Leader Training Video: Reading

We've created a training video to help you engage with children using books in a fun and engaging way! Whether you're a FUNda Leader, a parent,...

We’re so excited to introduce you to Eliza! She works with our partner Medair in South Sudan, where she helps to mobilize an amazing group of volunteer moms to help keep thousands of families healthy! Here’s how: [ Bit.ly Link ].
You appreciate their beauty, their color and their fragrance; now, appreciate the hard work that goes into growing flowers in this story about Sajeda, a flower farmer in Bangladesh who accelerated the growth of her business with support from Feed the Future.

Blooming Business

Blooming Business is a story about Sajeda, a flower farmer in Bangladesh who was able to transform her life by getting into the flower business,...

Happy Valentine's Day! See how one mother's love for her daughter is leading her to not only learn, but to dream of one day returning the gift as a teacher in Bangladesh. We hope you love this story as much as we do!

Joynur's Joy: Learning to Read

Radio host Veko is using her voice to advocate for disability rights in #Albania. With her iron will and some training from USAID, she’s overcome many obstacles to create a successful radio show. Enjoy this story from USAID/Albania on #WorldRadioDay.

Changing the World One Story at a Time

Tune in to Ako's story on World Radio Day! From his studio in Côte d’Ivoire, Essan Emile Ako amplifies waves of peace and youth empowerment, On air and on the ground, USAID empowers people like Ako with the skills they need to engage their communities.

Ako’s Radio: A young African leader amplifies voices of peace

Côte d'Ivoire's October 2015 presidential election was the first since the disastrous 2010 election, which left 3,000 dead and hundreds of...

Are people tuning in when the radio comes on? In Mozambique, young women like Ana do: “[Listening to the radio] helped me start doing business and return to school after I gave birth.” See how USAID's Media Strengthening Program is making a difference on the eve of #WorldRadioDay.

Mozambican Radio Stations Convey Hazards of Early Marriage |...

What inspired your journey into a career in science? Was it a classroom experience or real life engagement with nature? USAID is inspiring women and girls to fall in love with #STEM by beginning in the classroom. On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet some young women in Egypt who want to prove that “there is no such thing as a man’s job.”

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders

For Nada, Azza, and Nourhan, acceptance into the Maadi STEM School in Cairo was a dream come true. Only 120 students are chosen from across Egypt....

What is like to live without a toilet? This story from our Global Waters team highlights the tough choices that shape daily life for women in #Delhi who don't have toilets at home. Read on at [ Medium.com Link ]

Open Defecation vs. Community Toilets: A Complicated Choice – Global Waters

Instead of walking 10km to the market, these moms in Isiolo County, Kenya are building kitchen gardens to grow nutritious vegetables in their own community—saving money and feeding their families. Check out photos in this album from USAID Kenya: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Kitchen Gardening Improving Nutrition & Helping End Malnutrition

Little changes can open big doors! Just ask women farmers in the village of Gotovushë, Kosovo who learned to use tunnels to dry aromatic flowers and herbs used in shampoos and lotions. A new Transforming Lives story from USAID Kosovo illuminates the blossoming business.

Women Farmers in Kosovo Realize Their Potential | Transforming Lives |...

"Today's girls are tomorrow's mothers." See how literacy uplifts girls in Bangladesh in our new Storytelling Hub video. Meet Joynur at [ Goo.gl Link ]
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, an internationally recognized day to foster awareness of the devastating effects of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) and to renew the call for the abandonment of this harmful practice.

Check out this post from our colleagues at USAID Ethiopia, and read about their efforts to #EndFGM:
Living with HIV in Tajikistan wasn't always easy for Takhmina. Now, she leads a network that supports other women who are HIV-positive. Read more about Takhmina’s advocacy in her USAID #WeThePossible change maker story.

Overcoming the Stigma of HIV/AIDS: Two Brave Women Inspire Hope in...

Today, we join the global community in observing International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, an internationally recognized day to foster awareness of the devastating effects of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) and to renew the call for the abandonment of this harmful traditional practice.

We are working to #EndFGM and advance rights of women and girls...
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International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM/C

She conquered the floor routine and the runway. Meet Karen, a young woman with Down syndrome from Paraguay who captured our hearts. Learn more about Karen's full journey in USAID’s #WeThePossible change makers story series.