Young women in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, have few choices when their parents don’t have the money to pay school fees to continue their education: they get married so their husbands provide for them instead. One family from Shimshal, a village in the northern mountains of Pakistan, is trying to change that by bringing […]

It’s expensive to keep people poor!” Those are the words of Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporatio​n. His business aims “to create empowering educational environments for adults-in-transition as well as urban and at-risk youth, enriching Southwestern Pennsylvania and, eventually, the world.” In particular he has built the Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, an adult career training institution that […]