East Africa

Meet Mwatime

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity.

It takes a village

We were all once children. We were all once young, full of hope and potential.

World Health Day: 4.5 million reasons to celebrate

Four years ago, Laya Hoor took a walk through the village of Ghulmet, on the banks of the Hunza River. The craggy peaks of northern Pakistan’s mountain ranges rose around her on all sides, so high that they skimmed the clouds drifting by.

Quality education for a bright future

We all have a favourite teacher from when we went to school. They inspired in us a sense of boundless wonder, and motivated us to reach new heights.

Matters of the Heart: Tackling a cardiovascular crisis in East Africa

East Africa is facing a growing threat: By 2030, cardiovascular diseases are expected to surpass infectious diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death in the region.

Making the Grade: A New Chapter for Education in East Africa

For Betty and Acidiri, reading together is about more than quality family time. Acidiri’s teachers encourage all the parents in the community to read with their children – a strong predictor of academic success later in life.

Gallery: Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa

Primary school enrollment in East Africa has improved significantly, but the number of children in class only tells part of the story. For students to get the most out of school, they need a quality education system with well-trained teachers and staff.

Meet Nairobi’s Rabbit King: Urban farming in East Africa

This is not your typical African safari.

Building a strong foundation for every child – education

Every country needs leaders who are equipped with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to build a better life.