Have you ever set a well-intentioned goal for yourself but, for some reason, you've been unable to reach it? In many of these cases, there is one controlling factor holding you back: fear. Sometimes it hides quietly beneath the surface with a firm, s...
"You come here, you play hard, you work hard,"shares Dario Merlo. He was just 11-years-old when his family fled their home in Goma, to escape the horrors of the Rwandan massacre. Returning in 2005, Dario pledged to make a difference. He created the Promo Jeune Basket (Promote Youth Basketball), an organization working to empower the youth of Africa. But, this is a league unlike any other -- in that, it uses basketball to inspire young children to take interest in their education and civil responsibilities. For these children, basketball is far more than just a game.
Remember when we wrote about Iris Grace, the incredible talented 5-year-old girl with autism who paints beautiful pictures? It turns out that she has a behind-the-scenes helper who's also worthy of praise – that's Thula, her therapeutic cat.
"There is nothing equal to human creativity, caring and will. We can be incredibly generous, imaginative and open-hearted. We can do the impossible, learn and change quickly, and extend instant compassion to those in distress. And these are not behaviors we keep hidden. We exhibit them daily." When faced with everyday struggles, and more broadly, the weight of wars and human suffering, Margaret Wheatley reminds us that a belief in human goodness is crucial to seeing us through the "dark times" of our lives.
Even after Aditya Mehta met with an accident, he did not give up on his passion for cycling. Not only that, he is now cycling to raise funds for many para-athletes like him and help them achieve their dreams.
The lesson at Indiana Wesleyan University's chapel service attended by its 3,000 residential students last week perhaps made an impact like no other, when the speaker ordered two pizzas delivered in order to show how it feels to appreciate someone.
The way attorney and UCLA lecturer Tony Tolbert figures it: you don’t have to have money to be generous. Tony became inspired by Kevin and Hannah Salwen, who sold their 6,500 square foot home, and donated $800,000 to charity. He decided to loan his home to Felicia Dukes, a single parent of four, for a full year. After giving birth to her fourth child, Felicia fell behind on payments, and became homeless. Thanks to Tony’s generosity, Felicia could recuperate financially and emotionally. As for Tony? He’s planning to donate his home again to another family in need.
The nation's largest generation — the so-called "millennials," born between 1983 and 2000 — have shown less dependence on driving to get around in recent years and aren't likely to change their ways, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Maryland PIRG Foundation and the Frontier Group.
It was a waiter’s rudeness that prompted a Lebanese immigrant to donate more than 128,000 sandwiches to hungry residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Salam Kahil, who lives in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood and owns La Charcuterie Delicatessen in Surrey, has brought sandwiches to his hungriest neighbours every month since making a promise to feed them in 1986, but now he’s helping more than ever and celebrating Thanksgiving by donating 500 brown bag lunches.
In the world’s third poorest country, it is acutely vulnerable to climate change, yet now the villagers keep gardens and grow fruit trees. There are chickens, two cows, and a donkey. Some of the women run a beer brewing business. And there are men.
It wasn’t always the case. Before 2008, Sisene’s 2,000 people were suffering the impacts of drought and a series of military coups.
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Resilience and hope - an inspiring story of change initiated by women.