Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy tells stories that drive social change. She wrote, “My films are examples of how one story, eloquently told, can move a country’s lawmakers to break through decades of impunity and legal deadlock. Film, art, literature, music and performance help people express themselves and even just be themselves.” “In 2014, a Pakistani teenager called […]

East West University (EWU) in Bangladesh is a success story. Since the educational establishment was founded in 1996 with 6 faculty members and 20 students, it has grown to over 281 faculty and approximately 8,000 students today. Located in Dhaka, the private university not only aims “to provide quality education at an affordable cost in Bangladesh” according to […]

Here’s a story worth repeating from The New York Times. It’s about a place they call “The Island Where People Forget to Die“. The place is the island of Ikaria, in Greece. Already in the 17th century it was known as a place of longevity: its bishop wrote at the time, “The most commendable thing on this […]

It’s expensive to keep people poor!” Those are the words of Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporatio​n. His business aims “to create empowering educational environments for adults-in-transition as well as urban and at-risk youth, enriching Southwestern Pennsylvania and, eventually, the world.” In particular he has built the Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, an adult career training institution that […]