Gender and Education

Basic healthcare for the forgotten islands of the Brahmaputra

2017-05-21T17:55:49+00:00May 21st, 2017|Gender and Education, Project|

The Brahmaputra River, in north-east India, is home to 2.5 million people on a vast network of thousands of islands. Isolated from the mainland (or out of sight, out of mind for most government officials, perhaps), these islands lack basic infrastructure. Mothers and their children waiting their turn to be seen by the [...]

Collective action: it starts with one person

2017-05-16T06:35:15+00:00May 15th, 2017|Gender and Education, Project|

Sievituo Solo (“Chevy”) has a vision for his town of Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, a state in the north-east of India. Kohima is perched high within the wondrous Naga hills and feels a world away from the country to which it belongs. Kohima: the capital of Nagaland, a state in north-east India, perched [...]

Children are not tourist attractions

2017-10-28T07:18:08+00:00April 7th, 2017|Featured, Gender and Education, Project|

We were shocked to see this poster in the guesthouse we were staying in last night in Pyay, Burma. This poster should take its place: It is estimated that 80% of the 8 million children in orphanages worldwide have at least one living parent. So what brings them there, you might ask? Tourism! In Cambodia [...]

What counts when the environment doesn’t

2017-10-28T07:17:57+00:00February 10th, 2017|Featured, Gender and Education, Project, Sustainable Energy|

Innovation in cookstove technology must reflect Lao culture for a chance of success Lao people don’t care about reducing carbon emissions from their traditional cookstoves, nor do they really care about the long-term negative health effects these stoves create. What they do care about is the operating cost. This is in fact a convenient truth, [...]

The education of women and girls is important to us, and should be to you too

2016-12-06T12:22:28+00:00December 6th, 2016|Gender and Education, Project|

Education is the best investment: a sign in an English language school, Hanoi Girls worldwide, in their millions, are denied education. Unlike their brothers, some girls are never sent to school, or stop attending school after primary school. Education is not considered a worthwhile pursuit, and instead a pointless investment, for a girl [...]