Fighting to Give Girls in India a Home, an Education and a Future Channel NewsAsia interviewed GWLN 2008 graduate Sandhya Puchalapalli who won the first Leader of Impact award in 2012. In this video, Sandhya shares her story about founding Aarti Home when she saved a two year old girl who was abandoned in the streets of India. Her mission is to stop female infanticide and foeticide.
Making a Difference: Mercado Global Transforms Guatemalan Women
Headed by GWLN 2007 graduate Ruth DeGolia, Mercado Global is a life-changing enterprise supported by the Levi Strauss Foundation. By providing grants and selling products through their stores, Levi's partnership has helped Mercado Global to empower indigenous women in Guatemala to achieve business and financial success. Today, Mercado Global sells to other large international vendors as well.
Empowering Women Leaders by Educating Girls Beyond Secondary School
GWLN 2012 graduate Barbara Bylenga writes about the critical need to educate girls beyond secondary school. With college degrees, women can become leaders able to shape and change cultures and laws. As co-founder and Executive Director of Open A Door Foundation, Barbara's mission is to empower women leaders by helping them win scholarships to attend college and achieve the level of education they need.
School Art Program Teaches Peace to Youths in Nepal
Watch this wonderful video of students in a school program called SADHBHAV who are learning about peace through art. As the CEO of Nagarik Aawaz in Nepal, GWLN 2012 graduate Susan Risal works with the community, especially conflict-effected victims, to reintegrate into society. Through her efforts such as this art program, women and youths are empowered to work together in a team for social change and and lead peace initiative actions.
New Wells in Kenya Enable Girls to Become Educated
When GWLN 2010 alumni Sabore Ole Oyie met with students at a Silicon Valley school, he talked about growing up in Kenya and a major challenge there - the lack of easy and safe access to water. Sabore, a Masaai warrior and cultural ambassador for Kenya, has been working for years to build new wells for his village. Villagers now have clean drinking water and girls can go to school instead of spending hours walking to the river to collect water.
Transformation Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
GWLN 2008 alumni and author Dr. Rosie Kuhn spoke at the East West Bookshop on June 7. The founder of The Paradigm Shifts Coaching Group and an expert in the field of transformational coaching, Rosie shared guidelines and indicators from her new book: You Know You are Transforming When.