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Reaching the Goals
INSP_burning hell of laptops and phones
A burning hell of laptops and phones

As technology develops at lightning pace, so does the demand for the latest hi-tech gadgets. Old models are quickly resigned to the trash, and will end up in places like Agbogbloshie- Africa´s biggest e-waste dump. Without proper tools and methods to...

Could iSchool transform Zambia’s questionable teaching levels?INSP_iSchools 1

To tackle Zambia’s problems with low level education, one entrepreneur developed iSchool. Currently used by some 2,000 children, the e-learning tool aims to teach pupils critical and analytical skills in English and the count...


Burns unit brides tell story of Afghan abuseINSP_Burns unit brides tell story of Afghan abuse 1

Victims of domestic violence in Afghanistan are turning to extreme measures to escape daily torture: self-immolation. The severely under resourced burns unit at Herat regional hospital is struggling to cope as cases of self-h...


Microloans fuel generation of female entrepreneurs in UgandaINSP_Microloans1

Time was that when an uneducated woman wanted to work in Uganda, her options were limited between being a housewife and doing menial jobs in the neighbourhood. However, with the advent of micro-credit institutions, uneducated...


Worst-ever cholera outbreak kills in Sierra LeoneINSP_Worst-ever cholera outbreak kills in Sierra Leone 1

The smelly, brown broth flows into Aminata´s open, red wounds. The ten year-old pretends not to feel the burning pain. She came to Crocodile River to clean her family´s possessions. Some shoes, some pots. Just days ago, after...


The material on this page was produced as part of a three year (2010-2012) EU funded project in partnership with Inter Press Service, dedicated to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Read more.