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Orphaned and Abandoned

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Where ever you look there is good happening.

If you choose to see it. When a Minnesota business man found out about five abandoned and orphaned kids in El Salvador with misaligned eyes he decided to help.

With the help of a non-profit organization, a congresswoman, numerous host families, a hospital, a pediatrician, a surgeon, nurses and donors – they changed the lives of these children through corrective eye surgery. More info should be sought in NEED Issue 2.

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The Eyes of Bamako

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Founded in 1973, in Bamako, Mali, the I.N.A.M (Institute National des Aveugles du Mali [National Institute of the Blind of Mali]) is an educational and a rehabilitation center for young blind and visually impaired people.

I.N.A.M originally opened with one class of six pupils ages 6 to 8. Today, it counts 15 classrooms and a total of approximately 110 semi-border and border students from ages 6 through 20. Education in the 1st cycle (Elementary school) is strictly reserved for blind and visually impaired children. In addition to general studies, Braille reading, writing and counting are taught.

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PROGRESS IN SUDAN: Healing hearts in Africa

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On May 3rd, without sanctions or the use of force, and amidst growing concern over the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, EMERGENCY officially launched its regional Africa program. The focal point of EMERGENCY’s regional program is the Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery located just south of Khartoum. The center provides free, high quality surgical care and will be linked to EMERGENCY pediatric clinics throughout Sudan and in the capital cities of the bordering countries.

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Lost Innocence: The story Of V

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When I first met V she had just turned sixteen. She was from a Southwestern city in China. Her parents were divorced and she lived with her mother. V’s boyfriend, Little Wu, talked her into running away from home with him. She was a high school junior at the time, while Little Wu was 28 years old, unemployed and imprisoned twice already. Upon arriving in K city, Little Wu forced V into prostitution in order to support him and three of his other townsmen.

V’s story is unique, but also commonplace. Today in China, prostitution has become a serious yet unspeakable social problem. No one knows the exact total number of prostitutes, but experts estimate it is between 1 to 10 million.

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The Library Project

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The Library Project donates books and libraries to under privileged schools and orphanages in the developing world.

The story behind The Library Project’s first donated library that went into an orphanage in Dalian, China is extraordinary.

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PRIZM Brings Human Rights to Young Women

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Young women (ages 14-25) around the world are the most likely to have their human rights violated yet the least likely to receive education about their human rights.

The PRIZM project seeks to curb this gap in education while providing a place to create dialogue and promote new ideas about women’s empowerment.

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