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This 8-Year-Old Is Making Sure No Kid Is Denied A Hot Lunch

This 8-Year-Old Is Making Sure No Kid Is Denied A Hot Lunch

  An 8-year-old Michigan boy decided to take matters into his own hands when his friend was denied a hot lunch because he didn’t have enough money in his account.   Cayden Taipalus, a student at Challenger Elementary in Howell, was concerned after his friend received a cheese sandwich in lieu of a hot lunch, because...
True Olympic spirit: Canadian coach helps Russian athlete with broken ski to finish

True Olympic spirit: Canadian coach helps Russian athlete with broken ski to finish

The true Olympic spirit has been displayed by Canadian cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth, who helped Russian athlete Anton Gafarov with his broken ski during the Men’s Sprint Free Semifinals at the Sochi Games. Check the whole story here  Source: Russia Today www.rt.com
Making House Calls, To People Without Homes

Making House Calls, To People Without Homes

Dr. Jim Withers operates his practice with a simple idea: The best way to care for the homeless is to treat them where they live. Dr. Jim Withers spends his evenings on the streets of Pittsburgh bringing free medical help to the impoverished. He’s out there five nights a week, dressed so as to not...
Training the Journalists of Tomorrow

Training the Journalists of Tomorrow

The belief, that students need to be able to manage computer and data science as well as journalism in order to be well prepared for the media world they are graduating into, is starting to reshape journalistic education around the world. Several pioneering institutions are embarking on such initiatives, including the University of Hong Kong,...

Video: Can Computer Training Help Homeless?

Software engineer Patrick McConlogue gives to the homeless by teaching computer code. CNN’s Bill Weir reports. We need to remember that every human being is unique and full of potential. We don’t know other people’s stories. Source: Upworthy 
These 10 Stories Prove That There's So Much Good In The World...

These 10 Stories Prove That There’s So Much Good In The World…

HuffPost Good News posted 10 stories that reminded us that there’s no shortage of good in the world. 1. That time burglars returned stolen computers to a nonprofit and taught us that sometimes we can right our wrongs.   To see the remaining stories, continue here. Source: HuffPost Good News
Future Maker Junko Edahiro: An Inspiring Environmental Activist, Mother and Role Model

Future Maker Junko Edahiro: An Inspiring Environmental Activist, Mother and Role Model

By Joanna and Wolfgang Hafenmeyer Junko Edahiro grew up in Tokyo, got married, graduated with a Master of Arts and followed her husband to the US, where she learned English well enough in two years to become an interpreter and translator. In the following years, Junko translated about 20 books into Japanese, including almost all...
Be A Hummingbird

Be A Hummingbird

By Juanita Wangari Maathai is one of the Kenya’s most well known individuals and also one of my heros.  She was the first African female recipient of the Noble Peace Prize and  was recognized for her efforts with environmentalism and social activism. She founded the Green Belt Movement, where for over 30 years she mobilized poor women to...
Terminally Ill Woman Does Something Incredible at a Local Shop

Terminally Ill Woman Does Something Incredible at a Local Shop

Sixteen families in Auburn, Maine, received a heartwarming phone call from their local Kmart last week. The store’s layaway department called to let them know that an anonymous woman had paid all their back-to-school bills. “This lady proved there are still good people out there,“ Rina Thibeau, one of the lucky 16. To read the full story,...
PIN Helping in Syria

PIN Helping in Syria

My friend worked for an organisation called People in Need (PIN) and her last mission was in Syria. Her messages were mixed feelings of hope and light with helplessness and frustration about the situation over there and the indecisiveness of various institutions. I think my friend and her team did and still are doing a...