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All stories about Children & Youth
United States: Comforting Kids Along the Gulf Coast February 17, 2006
New Orleans — Twelve-year-old Danshawn cracked a smile as he sifted through the items in the light-blue Nike backpack he'd just received. "I got a bear, some supplies, a radio and some (playing) cards," he said.
Niger: Help Nigerien Mothers Like Fatima February 15, 2006
Fatima lives with her husband and their six children in Sanam, a remote village in Niger that's accessed only by a barely passable dirt road.
Resources to Help Hurricane-Affected Children February 2, 2006
United States: Reclaiming the U.S. Gulf Coast January 29, 2006
Sudan: Class is in Session December 2, 2005
El Shebab Camp, Darfur, Sudan — Nasir Adam Yago likes studying English almost as much as he likes playing soccer - and he's had a chance to do much more of both since Mercy Corps established a school here in August.
Pakistan: Supplying Reopened Schools in Pakistan November 11, 2005
United States: A New School Year, a ‘New Normal' October 27, 2005
Slidell, Louisiana - The only thing Tish Casey tried to retrieve from her ruined pre-K classroom was a rocking chair. It was her grandmother's rocking chair, and Casey, 54, had wanted to give the chair to her own grandchild, expected in April.
Sudan: Safety Nets, Soccer-Style October 20, 2005
Hassa Hissa Camp, Darfur — Most of the kids on the dusty playground here have had their young lives completely disrupted over the last two years.
United States: A Welcome Back to School October 4, 2005
Classes began in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana this week, but teachers who returned to work there weren't comparing notes on their summer vacations.
Indonesia: Hope for Weki and His Peers October 3, 2005
One sunny morning inside of an elementary school classroom in West Sumatra's Pariaman district, a few dozen eager-looking students accepted bright yellow cartons handed out to them by their teachers.