Good news from the developing world – some real-life examples
This week’s news from Uganda reminds us all that “Development” is not a linear process, and that the road to greater respect for human rights is full of obstacles.
But these set-backs should not blind us for the impressive progress that is being made in most developing countries.
Here are some examples:
- Christian Aid reports on this school feeding programme in Ghana, making children healthier and more able to learn;
- ActionAid Ireland reports from Nepal, where one youngster has encouraged 63 of her peers to go back to school.
- This video from Camara shows pupils in Kenya saying “Thank You” for the second-hand computers donated.
- This article from Self Help Africa shows how Ethiopian farmers are adding value to their crops by processing the peanuts themselves.
- This Oxfam Ireland video explains the organisation’s philosophy that people need to get organised to make a change.
- This update from Tearfund Ireland shows the remarkable return on investment represented by Ethiopia’s self-help groups.
- Watch this video from SightSavers Ireland to see how mapping of eye diseases is helping the world combat blindness.
- This story from Trócaire show how HIV sufferers can turn into agents for change.
- This programme update from Aidlink details how Irish aid money is making real differences in the lives of poor communities in Uganda.
And this factsheet reminds us all that there now are 600 million fewer people living in extreme poverty than there were when the “Millennium Development Goals” were agreed.
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