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Sister Cities: A Model for Development in Ashaiman

Honourable Ibrahim Baidoo is the Mayor of Ashaiman- a city of over 200,000 people located 30 km outside Accra, Ghana’s capital. Baidoo..

February 1, 2014 with 0 Comments

African youth fight poverty through education

By: Jared Knoll “I believe that this young, brave and educated generation can make change in society and make the world a better..

January 30, 2014 with 1 Comment

On Ghana’s gold, “galamsey” miners and government action

By Iain Marlow ACCRA, GHANA—There’s a lot of gold in Ghana’s hills. Problematically, there’s also a lot of “galamsey.”..

May 21, 2013 with 0 Comments

Mamas know best: an organization in Ghana profits with fair trade

Ashley Terry is a senior producer with globalnews.ca. In the spring of 2013, she served as an expert trainer with Journalists for Human..

May 6, 2013 with 0 Comments

Obruni Chief

Ghana is full of people who came to the country, fell in love with it and its people, and ended up staying. Rod McLaren’s story is a..

July 11, 2012 with 0 Comments

“Mind the gap” – The crippling impact of HIV/AIDS on family composition and elderly Malawians

The old “respect your elders” adage has customarily been an important part of Malawian culture, with the elderly able to depend on the..

June 22, 2012 with 0 Comments

When beggars should be choosers – How the promise of remuneration is heading off freedom of movement and free choice of employment in Malawi

Not long after cutting their teeth, North American children are encouraged to call forward their dreams and consider the question, “What..

June 17, 2012

Who Owns the Land?: Deconstructing Joma

Clemente’s house is one of the few buildings in Joma with a roof. In fact, it’s one of the last structures still standing in the..

February 16, 2012 with 0 Comments

The cynic in me gets a slap in the face

Every once and awhile the generosity of strangers can floor you. The community of Fishula is a 15-minute drive outside the bustling..

September 21, 2011 with 0 Comments

Monkey business in Northern Ghana

I snapped photos of the setting sun over Ghana’s Mole National Park, not wanting the day to end.  As I turned around I realized I..

September 2, 2011 with 0 Comments

Building Homegrown Health Care, Brick by Brick

Thousands of freshly molded reddish-brown bricks lie baking under the hot Malawian sun. “Self-help project! Self-help project!” one..

September 30, 2010 with 0 Comments

Creating a Sustainable Childhood

“I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid”- does this jingle ring a bell? Sadly, for most children in Malawi, the opportunity..

September 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

Development Through Drama

Since jhr believes in the power of the media to change lives and aid development through awareness of human rights, while in Cape Coast, I..

August 30, 2010 with 1 Comment

The Benefits of Weaving

The shelves of the weaving centre in Bangwe are filled with spools of brightly-colored yarns, making a colourful backdrop to what would..

August 26, 2010 with 2 Comments