Sakena Yacoobi: ‘Education is not a threat’

February 25th, 2015Posted in AIL, Education, Kravis Prize, Sakena YacoobiBe the first to comment

In the pages of the Christian Science Monitor, Afghan Institute of Learning founder Sakena Yacoobi offers a passionate commentary about lowering the cultural barriers to educating women and girls with outreach that includes males, too. “The women who come to our centers feel the same way,” she says of AIL’s centers, whose health and education [...] Continue Reading →

Education gains checked by challenges, new Pratham report shows

February 11th, 2015Posted in Education, Kravis Prize, Poverty Reduction, PrathamBe the first to comment

Are education efforts and outreach to children in rural India producing positive results? The answer is both encouraging and troubling, according to NGO Pratham’s 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), released this week in New Delhi. “While more than 96 percent of children in the 6-14 age group are attending school,” reports Indian media [...] Continue Reading →

Jordan’s queen leads event in praise of Injaz Al-Arab’s success

January 21st, 2015Posted in INJAZ Al-Arab, Kravis Prize, Soraya SaltiBe the first to comment

A recent celebration of INJAZ Al-Arab’s efforts to stimulate entrepreneurial growth among Arab youth featured Jordan’s Queen Rania, who has long been a key supporter of this organization, which was awarded a Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership in 2012. The Queen (pictured below,center) chaired a discussion earlier this month in Qatar that brought together [...] Continue Reading →

An exciting year ahead for the Kravis Prize: Milestones, anniversaries, and key student deadlines

January 9th, 2015Posted in BRAC, Helen Keller International, Kravis Leadership Institute, Kravis PrizeBe the first to comment

The Kravis Prize team would like to extend warm wishes for a Happy New Year to all of the members of the Kravis Prize and Claremont McKenna College communities! We look forward to kicking off the spring semester at CMC with a number of exciting upcoming events. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the [...] Continue Reading →

Missed the Kravis Prize internship fair? Don’t worry, there’s still time to make an impact next summer!

December 8th, 2014Posted in Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Kravis Prize, summer internshipBe the first to comment

Strong turnout marked the recent Kravis Prize Internship Fair, which opened its doors to CMC freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in summer internships at home and abroad with several Prize recipients. The internship fair also sparked student interest across the 7Cs to learn more about the College’s Kravis Prize, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary [...] Continue Reading →

Kravis Prize Internship fair offers a chance for impact next summer

December 1st, 2014Posted in BRAC USA, Entrepreneurship, Escuela Nueva, FAWE, Helen Keller International, INJAZ Al-Arab, Kravis Prize, Right 2 Play, Soraya SaltiBe the first to comment

What are you doing next summer? Since 2006, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership has been building a special community among its recipients, whose premier organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people around the globe. That community also extends to Claremont McKenna College’s students, who will have a chance to [...] Continue Reading →

‘He is a pilot, she is cooking’: FAWE combats schoolbook gender bias

November 5th, 2014Posted in Community Development, Education, FAWE, Female Empowerment, Kravis PrizeBe the first to comment

Educational materials in Kenyan classrooms still portray old stereotypes of “boys as heroes and girls as weak,” says the executive director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). “The current methods of teaching carry a lot of gender bias to the boy,” FAWE Executive Director Hendrina Doroba told the Kenyan newspaper The Star in [...] Continue Reading →

BRAC’s Abed: Bringing Bangladeshi Lessons to Yale

October 22nd, 2014Posted in BRAC, BRAC UK, BRAC USA, Fazle Abed, Kravis Prize, Landesa1 Comment

Once a program has been successfully implemented, the work isn’t over: It’s only just begun.  That was the message brought this fall by Sir Fazle Abed to New Haven, Connecticut, where he addressed a group of students in the Yale School of Management. One of the more crucial aspects of any NGO project is its [...] Continue Reading →

FAWE combats two M-words: mosquitoes and malaria

October 6th, 2014Posted in FAWE, Female Empowerment, Health, Helen Keller International, Kravis PrizeBe the first to comment

Teenager Abigail Mortey has a clear vision: to manufacture a mosquito repellent aimed to control malaria in Ghana. The Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE), a non-governmental organization founded to support education for girls across Africa and a 2008 recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership, selected Miss Mortey as the winner of [...] Continue Reading →

More ‘bucks’ for Landesa

August 29th, 2014Posted in Civil Society, Community Development, Kravis Prize, Landesa, Poverty Reduction, Roy ProstermanBe the first to comment

Say you find an old dollar bill in a pair of jeans … where does that dollar end up? Paying for your morning coffee? Carefully deposited in your bank account? What is the best way to invest a single dollar? Melissa Warnke, author of “Bang for Your Buck,” an article featured on The Morning News, [...] Continue Reading →

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Sakena Yacoobi: ‘Education is not a threat’
In the pages of the Christian Science Monitor, Afghan Institute of Learning founder Sakena Yacoobi offers a passionate commentary about lowering the cultural ba...

Education gains checked by challenges, new Pratham report shows
Are education efforts and outreach to children in rural India producing positive results? The answer is both encouraging and troubling, according to NGO Pratham...

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