Yuanyang is one of the poorest areas in China, where, according to the World Bank, around 150 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 per day, most of them dwelling in rural areas.
Richard’s life was never easy. But when he found himself roaming around the streets of Lusaka, Zambia sniffing glue, smoking dagga and sleeping in dirty drain tunnels, he thought he would never get out of there. Until DAPP Children’s Town welfare outreach officer, Elizabeth Kandunda, met him.
Mountain lovers affirm that whether to tackle large business projects or to climb high peaks, the skills you need remain the same: staying calm, being focused and taking daily steps to reach small goals before facing big obstacles. This is the way that the Practical and Theoretical School for youth in Angola understands education.
Last year Takahito Mizokami changed his busy life as a student in Tokyo for a quieter and very different existence in the north-east of Brazil, the country’s poorest and least developed region. His daily tasks now involve working with people in Humana People to People Brazil’s projects, organizing cleaning actions and turning neglected spaces into safe playgrounds; assisting families in cultivating organic gardens for their own consumption and for selling their products at local markets, or teaching English to children.
Unesco’s last education report highlights the important progress made by DAPP Malawi’s training teaching program in favor of the rural areas of the country