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Closing Critical Gaps in Family Planning: What I Learned from Three Youth Champions

by Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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Family planning is widely cited as one of the “best buys” in global development, a relatively low-cost, high-impact intervention offering transformational benefits to individuals, their families and communities. In low- and middle-income countries, where pregnancy is the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 to 19, increasing access to and uptake of modern contraceptive methods among adolescents can save lives.

How $1 Billion in Change Can Change the World

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It started with a simple question: Why couldn’t there be a platform to facilitate microloans between those who need help, and those who want to help all over the world?
 
To hear Kiva Co-founder and President Premal Shah tell it, the opportunity was sitting at the middle of that why. After returning from a family visit to India, he pondered: “If eBay and PayPal allowed complete strangers to buy and sell from one another, why can’t you invest in someone you don’t know across the globe?”
 

HP Commits $20M+ to Enable Quality Education

Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP Inc.
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For the 330 million children across the globe who are not currently learning basic literacy and numeracy skills, a quality education can be instrumental in breaking the cycle of poverty.

This Refugee is Using Free Online Education to Help Rebuild His Life — And Hopefully Syria, Too

by Meghan Werft
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Hadi Althib thought he wanted to be a dentist in Syria before the civil war broke out in his home country. But now he has other plans. 

Althib, 23, wants to build a movement of youth who will lead peace-building efforts in Syria after the war and he is using free education programs to reach his goal, he told TIME magazine

How Can We Empower 100 Million People to Create a Better Future for Themselves?

“In our technology-enabled world, none of us should accept that 330M children are not learning."
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The path to a brighter future can be as easy as one, two, three if you: (1) have access to quality education that leads to (2) knowledge and skills that (3) opens doors to greater economic opportunities.

But for 330 million children across the world, learning basic skills, like math, reading and writing, is not happening. That lack of education puts these children at a severe economic and social disadvantage when they become adults—feeding the cycle of poverty.

The Power of Education: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
Blog

Today’s hyper-connected, tech-driven world opens doors to abundant opportunity for those who are equipped to seize it. Yet 330 million children across the globe are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. As the educated capitalize on economic success, children without education and skills are left behind to perpetuate the cycle of poverty.

De Beers Group's New Scheme Incubates Wannabe Entrepreneurs

A programme to help budding entrepreneurs benefit from a good start in life has been launched at a De Beers Group Zimele business hub in South Africa.
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Thirty-six people from the areas around Voorspoed mine have been identified for the programme, run by TrioPlus Development, a specialist mentoring and training company that focuses on small, micro and medium enterprises.

The Entrepreneurial Incubation Programme in Kroonstad, which kicked off with a four-day workshop, was for people with a business idea with a good chance of success.

HP Inc. Commits to Enhancing Education for More Than 100 Million People by 2025

Company Pledges More Than $20 Million to Enable Better Learning Outcomes, Helping Break the Cycle of Poverty in Underserved Communities
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News highlights

  • HP commits over $20 million in technology, training, R&D and funding contributions to enable better learning outcomes for more than 100 million people between 2015-2025
  • HP will continue to bring education directly to people in underserved communities through programs like HP LIFE, HP World on Wheels and HP Learning Studios
  • HP is working with governments and policymakers to better map learning to employment
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News highlights

  • HP commits over $20 million in technology, training, R&D and funding contributions to enable better learning outcomes for more than 100 million people between 2015-2025
  • HP will continue to bring education directly to people in underserved communities through programs like HP LIFE, HP World on Wheels and HP Learning Studios
  • HP is working with governments and policymakers to better map learning to employment

Lifting Entrepreneurs Out of Poverty with Matter to a Million

by Lisa Conover
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“Dreams are universal, but opportunity is not.”

Patricia is a devoted single mother and teacher by day, with dreams of opening her own bakery to better the life of her family. For her, just a $5,000 loan for machinery would kick-start her business and provide her with a second source of income. I’m proud to say that through the Matter to a Million program, over 100 employees joined forces to help Patricia fulfil her dreams.

HP VIDEO | Rosette’s Story: Reinventing Impact in Haiti

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With limited access to clean water, people living in Haiti rely on bottled water. But because proper disposal methods aren’t in place, plastic bottles litter the land, canals, and shoreline. To help address this problem, HP has partnered with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition on a program that turns plastic bottles collected in Haiti into recycled plastic that is used to produce Original HP ink cartridges.

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