Driving over Despair: Mobile Medical Teams Serve Yemenis on the Fringes

By Creative Associates International

May 23, 2012   |   0 comments

It was once a local schoolhouse, but now the only sound is the buzzing of flies circling lazily over prone bodies, offering bleak testimony to the malaise of homelessness. Eight families are squatting in this derelict school in Yemen’s Lahj governorate, refugees from the fighting that erupted between government forces and al-Qaida-backed militants in the neighboring governorate of Abyan....
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SNAPSHOT: KURMUK, SUDAN

By Creative Associates International

May 22, 2012   |   0 comments

The Health, Education and Reconciliation (HEAR) Sudan project focuses on promoting education, school-based health and strengthening school governance to increase the access of healthy girls and boys to quality education through community support and action. HEAR Sudan, funded by USAID, operates in the Three Areas of Sudan – Abyei, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile – historically among the most neglected, disadvantaged and least developed parts of Sudan....
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Interning at Creative

By Corryn Freeman

May 16, 2012   |   0 comments

When I walked through the front doors of Creative Associates on February 3rd I couldn’t imagine how much my skewed perspective of international development would change....
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Five Ways to Avoid Gang Life

By Michael McCabe

May 10, 2012   |   0 comments

When Eduardo Tenorio was 8 years old, he was surrounded by violence, gangs, and drugs in Chorrillo, one of the most violent neighborhoods of Panama. He and his seven siblings tried to maintain their sense of resilience despite their parents’ separation and a rough environment. As a young person, he explains, he had only two positive outlets: soccer and school....
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SAN WHAT??

By Stephanie Schott

May 4, 2012   |   0 comments

San WHO? San WHAT? SAN JUAN! Home to Ricky Martin, Roberto Clemente, AND this year’s 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES), where over 1500 scholars, students, and practitioners from all over the world come together to give presentations, share intellectual ideas, and of course (my personal favorite) – to NETWORK!...
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Young Voices: Creative Youth in Development

By Creative Associates International

May 3, 2012   |   0 comments

On May 3, 2012, Creative Associates International was pleased to hold an event celebrating youth making a difference in their communities and around the world. The panel and discussion provided young people from diverse backgrounds the space to speak about their experiences growing up in conflict and transition environments and the impact of their experiences on their work to change the future of their nation. Speakers included youth voices from Afghanistan, Egypt, El Salvador and Liberia....
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