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    Players in South Sudan: “Our team is called the Young Boys. We grew up in this neighborhood, so we wanted to give the local kids something to do after school. We bought them balls and shoes with our own money, and for game days, we go around and beg local churches for a place to play. We want to keep them very busy so they don’t have time for bad things. We don’t want to see anyone on our team wandering the streets. We practice every other day. The girls have their practice on our days off.”

    What’s the most important thing your mother has taught you? A member of this family in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, responded: “If you buy food, you should always eat it with someone else.”

    What’s your greatest hope as a mother? Stanton asked this Mexico City boy’s mom this question, she responded: “That the values I teach him will overcome the influence of the street we live on.”

    Tell us about your kids. A Kenyan mom in Nairobi told Stanton that her two kids are always dancing together, and they love to “do the funniest things” like “pretending to cook.” When Stanton asked what she worries about, she said: “Their health. They’re always getting sick from the cold and the dust. Sometimes the dust gets so bad, they lose their voices.”

    11 year old tells the story of how toilets brought her back to school

    In Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, this man told Stanton: “I’m studying to be a civil engineer. Congo needs everything: bridges, roads, buildings, wells. The country is like a workshop.” #MDGs

    How would you honestly answer this question? Think about it and tell us in a comment below. Then click through to read one activist's story!

    Cameroon beekeepers. Bridget and Josephine work together to extract honey from a top bar bee hive. #girlswomen

    The women beekeepers of Cameroon. Marianna Tanda Fumsi founded the project in 1997. Marianna Tanda Fumsi enrolled in a beekeeping course in the 1990s, and soon established her own hives at her family home in Bambui, on the outskirts of Bamenda. In 1997, she founded a beekeeping cooperative to help other women make an additional income. #girlswomen

    There’s no summer memory like one spent at the lake. Colorado’s lakeside retreats are waiting for you!

    100 Cameras Project - South Sudan from Josephine, Age 14

    @100Cameras -project-South-Sudanese-orphanage

    Malaria, Through the Eyes of Children. Excerpts from winning essays from students in Siaya, Kenya #malaria #prevention #Kenya #children #students

    Young Somali refugees living in the world's largest refugee camp, in Kenya, have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland.

    Maudy and her friends, from a village near Kalulushi, Zambia, found a box of sunglasses on the street which have become their favourite toys. Photographs from Toy Stories, by Gabriele Galimberti, published by Abrams Photographer: Gabriele Galimberti

    Elizabeth Atalay from talks about what MDG 8 means to her, the impact polio had on her life, and GAVI. #Moms4MDGs |

    Great tools for storytelling. dslr lenses- get to know all about telephoto, prime lenses, wide angle and kit lenses! #storytelling

    Our friends at fashionABLE give an update on one of their weavers - Meselu - and her son Eyob. She was excited to show the fashionABLE staff her son's report card. She certainly had a reason to be proud!

    Love this student campaign --> 'Africa is not a country': Students' photo campaign breaks down stereotypes #Africa #campaigns #studentactivism

    Women in wartorn #Sudan put themselves in daily peril to secure safe food and water. How a simple tool could revolutionize their lives. #WomenintheWorld

    Paving a New Path for Maasai Girls through Education #WHO #Kenya #womendeliver

    The true test of manhood is how you treat a woman. All women. Any woman. Every woman. If you do not respect a woman you are only half a man. from The Times of India. Respect. Women. Full Stop.

    Less than 5% of the world's fashion budget would put every child in school. From Free The Children

    Ugandan rapper Burney MC didn’t expect “Walk to Work,” a song about a 2011 protest movement, to have resonance three years later. But in an increasingly “unfree” Uganda, his song has become a reminder of how vulnerable freedom is.

    Saying goodbye to Madiba by Nirasha Jaganath