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All stories about Children & Youth
Classes and Games Help Kids Experiencing Post-Earthquake Trauma January 20, 2004
When he smiles Ali looks like an eight-year-old you might meet anywhere in the world. His face lights up and reveals a big gap that is waiting for a front tooth to take its place.
A Doctor's Call August 11, 2003
Agil draws back the lace curtain and looks anxiously out the window.
Indonesia: The Art of Recycling July 3, 2003
It all started from an idea from Ms. Djusmarti Hadar, the principal the principal of primary school, SD 39, Penggalangan, sub-regency South Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Afghanistan: The Strange World of Kabul April 23, 2003
Kyrgyzstan: The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan April 7, 2003
The village of Ornok sits on the touristy northern shores of Lake Issyk Kul, the so-called "The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan."
Kyrgyzstan: Global Food for Education April 7, 2003
In October 2001, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded Mercy Corps a Global Food for Education program, which aims to mobilize and strengthen community involvement in education, and improve access to education for children living throughout Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan: An Extraordinary Businesswoman Works to Improve the Lives of Orphans February 24, 2003
Klara isn't an ordinary businesswoman, but that's what we all thought she was when she started buying flour donated by the U.S Department of Agriculture in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Indonesia: Reaching Her Dreams January 21, 2003
Hope at the End of the Road January 17, 2003
Indonesia: Where there is a Will, There is a Way December 16, 2002