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All stories about Children & Youth
Georgia: Sofa's Story June 16, 2004
Sofia - "Sofa" to her friends - is 13 years old. Like many young girls her age, she enjoys music, dancing and drawing, and is very artistic. Unlike many young girls her age, Sofa was recently homeless and begging on the streets of Tbilisi.
Young Kamran June 16, 2004
Young Kamran is a lucky seven years old. The youngest of six children, he has healthfully made it through the first critical years of his life. In Kamran's village, many children are not as fortunate.
Kosovo: A level playing field: Peace-building through sport May 28, 2004
Ongoing ethnic tensions often limit opportunities for interaction between Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb youths.
Afghanistan: American-Style Baby Swings Sell Well in Afghanistan May 21, 2004
Name: Najeeba HaidariAge: 36 yearsLocation: District 10, Kabul (Afghanistan)
United States: Healing Children Through Creative Therapy May 17, 2004
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."