Education in India: Proselytization Poses as Policy

October 22, 2016

Each successive generation of education policymakers has tried to imprint their particular notion of India on the youth by shoving information down their throats and not letting them think. This year, the big education policy event in India is the making of the National Education Policy 2016...

How One Couple Brought Health Care to Haiti

October 14, 2016

Amidst a doctors’ strike and a hurricane in Haiti, a story of one couple’s determination to bring health care to the island. In May 2016, when I heard the news of the doctors’ strike taking place in Haiti, my heart sank. Doctors, nurses and medical residents had been on strike since March...

The Ganges is Too Toxic to be Holy Anymore

September 05, 2016

The holy river washing Indians from their sins is itself in dire need of being cleansed from the sins of the people to whom it gives life. The Ganges, India’s river of life, is in imminent danger. One-tenth of the world’s population relies heavily on the Ganges and its tributaries. Yet the...

To Prosper, Iraq Must Tackle Education

In this guest edition of The Interview, Aras Ahmed Mhamad talks to PhD candidate Maysa Jihad Alwan. Education is the most effective means of bringing about responsible people who believe in the values of cultural diversity and coexistence. Military conflicts and religious violence in the Middle...

Finding New Ways to Access Clean Water

July 05, 2016

A 19-year-old woman uses scrap metal for innovation. In Sierra Leone, just over 50% of the population has access to safe drinking water. It is a rare and expensive commodity. Nineteen-year-old Khadija is an innovator. Watch her create solutions to help her community make access to water...

In This Country, People Are Withdrawing Water From ATMs

June 24, 2016

The Philippine government is applying new solutions to water shortages in affected regions. In the eastern Pangasinan region of the Philippines, clean and safe water is a scarce commodity. In order to alleviate water shortages, the government has set up an Automatic Tubig Machine (ATM) scheme,...

How Will Saudi Arabia Revamp its Education System?

May 25, 2016

Without an educated and skilled workforce, it will be a tremendous challenge for Vision 2030 to meet its target goals. As Saudi Arabia pursues economic diversification and sustainable development, the kingdom’s progress on these two fronts requires a reformed education system. In April, Prince...

Tackling Climate Change in Armenia

May 25, 2016

A team of scientists comes up with an unusual idea to preserve the disappearing snows of Armenia. Because of climate change, the weather in the small mountainous country of Armenia is getting hotter and hotter. The mountain snows that normally serve as a source of water now melt earlier,...

Do You Know Where Water Comes From?

May 08, 2016

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vivian Zhong talks to Renee Robins, the executive director of J-WAFS. From contaminated drinking water in India to urban food deserts in the United States, the challenges to providing clean water and food for the people of this world are numerous and...

Access to Safe Drinking Water: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Global Health

March 12, 2016

In developing countries, women and girls spend an estimated 40 billion hours a year collecting water. Since humans established permanent settlements and systems of agriculture, efforts to develop water supplies and waste management for the successful maintenance and growth of societies have been...

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