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Stories of change

All organisations we partner with provide us with frequent project updates, so we can follow the work closely. We also do field visits to all our projects to learn more. But to really understand how our programs are affecting people’s lives, we gather stories from the ones being reached by our projects. Through these stories we understand the complex challenges we try to overcome, how their lives were before and how it has changed and improved. It’s stories about real people, real struggles and real achievements. We call them Stories of Change.

7 Dec, 2018
“I can finally start to build my future”Equality Wafaa is one of 3000 refugees in Germany who got access to quality higher education online through our project with Kiron Open Higher Education. Fo...
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31 Oct, 2018
Sandra proved everyone wrongEquality Sandra’s start in life was never certain, even before she was born. When her mother was pregnant, Sandra’s father threatened to kill her mother...
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24 Oct, 2018
Yuliana is starting to believe in herselfEducation After 60 years of armed conflict, the new generations of Colombia still suffer from a culture of violence. Yuliana and her friends learn about peac...
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18 Oct, 2018
“The new toilets brought hope”Water 11 year old Mossammad is one of the students in nine different schools in Banglabazaar outside of Dhaka, who are provided with proper toilets and c...
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6 Sep, 2018
“We are showing parents new ways to engage with their children”Education Save the Children is working in poor parts of Indonesia to improve basic education and care for children in the community. A key for success is to ...
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4 Sep, 2018
”I ran into a brick wall and that was my cry for help”Equality Suddenly left without a job, Sophie struggled to pay her bills. But instead of asking for help, she bottled up her emotions. A family breakdown put...
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1 Aug, 2018
“His progress really surprised me”Education Born with an intellectual disability, starting school was a tough experience for Li Hao. He couldn’t talk and was afraid of the new environment a...
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31 Jul, 2018
“My daughters will get new opportunities”Water Ratna often had to skip work to have time to fetch enough water for her family’s needs, meaning less income for her family. During the monsoon se...
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26 Jul, 2018
Early Learning Centres bring confidence to studentsEducation Eight-year-old Nodi comes from an impoverished background, but despite all hardships, she has a bright smile. Thanks to UNICEF and the H&M Foundati...
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26 Jul, 2018
Two brothers, twice the achievementEducation When brothers Tyreek and Christian missed multiple weeks of school, we knew it meant getting their whole family on board to get them on track. It m...
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26 Jul, 2018
“I want to bring change to my village”Water Zahida Jakhro is a strong-willed person determined to bring change to her village. And she has an ambitious goal – to make her village free from ...
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16 May, 2018
Getting back on trackEducation In Romania, the school dropout rate is as high as 19%. It’s mostly vulnerable children from families with low social and economic status who drop...
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10 May, 2018
”My circumstances do not define my destination”Equality When Amanda Simbulele Maka to her surprise wasn’t accepted to university, she had to apply for jobs instead. When all she received were rejection...
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10 May, 2018
”I was embarrassed to tell my guests they had to defecate in the forest”Water Young farmer Phang Lab lives in a small village in north-eastern Cambodia. Until recently, she and her neighbours had to defecate in the nearby for...
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24 Apr, 2018
”I’m happy to know someone wishes me a better future”Equality Godfried had to flee Burundi with nothing but the clothes on his back. He found shelter and safety in Rwanda, and could continue school. However, a...
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20 Mar, 2018
“Reading stories has opened up the world to me.”Education Thu Zar Khin’s dream – like many other children’s – is to become a teacher. However, her life is quite different to other children in the w...
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14 Mar, 2018
“Now my children have clean water to drink, I no longer worry about their health.”Water Sunita is a single mother to two girls, Nandini aged 11 and Siri aged 7. In the slum where Sunita lives there was no provision of safe drinking wat...
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9 Mar, 2018
“I’m now looking at going to university next year”Equality Life hasn't been easy for Brendan as he grew up in the social care system and experienced transient living situations. His dream to work within IT ...
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27 Feb, 2018
“Before I joined the Red Cross project things used to be so boring”Equality The Refugee Buddy project by Red Cross Youth in Norway has led to a positive change for the girls at Ålesund Red Cross. Life has gone from boredom...
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27 Feb, 2018
“My children are the victims of poor water and sanitation”Water Factory worker Shamsun Nahar lives in a community in Bangladesh, with no functioning toiles. Shamsun never goes to the toilet in the daytime to avo...
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