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Betting Big on the Future

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has placed its big bet for the future. The annual letter written by Bill and Melinda Gates details the bet they are making in 2015, which doubles down on the bet they made 15 years … Continue reading

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Good News from Kaïcedra

Kaïcedra is doing concrete things to support sustainable community initiatives in Burkina Faso. The Good Times reported back in October 2010 on the new primary-school building the Swiss not-for-profit association built in the village of Gorin in northern Burkina Faso. The Members of … Continue reading

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New Light

Urmi Basu is a woman from India who is making a difference. She founded New Light, a non-profit organization in Kolkata, whose mission is to “promote gender equality through education and life-skill training, thereby reduce harm caused by violence and abuse to … Continue reading

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What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished

According to John W. McArthur, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution who from 2002-2006 was Manager and Deputy Director of the UN Millennium Project, “the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] have mobilized government and business leaders to donate tens … Continue reading