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Africa

Zimbabwe National Parks female rangers
Through the rigors of training, the men encouraged me. I got little medical help, unlike my female counterpart, and the men would say, "This is your only chance to prove them wrong. You are the first black girl here, and you are making history!" Their words strengthened me.
Nzambi Matee pictured with the workers from Gjenge Makers LTD
In Nairobi, people generate 500 metric tons of waste per day. A very small percentage of that waste gets recycled. After quitting my job, I set up a small laboratory in my home. I used the laboratory to test pavers in order to derive the right ratios to make a paving brick.
A new UNICEF report revealed that Nigeria ranks highest in the world for the number of women suffering from obstetric fistula, caused in part by early child marriages
I took off my clothes and wrapped the red fabric around me. [The man] told me to kneel and covered my face and neck with white powder. He said, close your eyes and lay down on the ground. As I laid on my back, the man began shouting phrases that sounded more like magic then prayers. Then, he shouted, “This is not the woman we need for the sacrifice!” I leapt to my feet and began running.
Tinodaishe Mukarati in her greenhouse at her hydroponic farm in Zimbabwe
The first time we harvested, it felt so good to win; to hold the entitlement of our achievement. The veggies we grew were for family consumption, but soon we realized we could commercialize our small space and sell to others. We took our produce to market and people liked it.
Seedballs are seeds of indigenous trees coated with charcoal dust, which protects them from the environment until conditions are favorable for germination
In this Instagram generation, everything is so fast and so quick. You want your tree to be 10 feet tall by morning. However, nature moves at its own pace, and growth takes a little longer.
I teach possibilities. Dreaming is possible, and I let children dream in my class. Hundreds of children have passed through this dance program. They’ve learned much more than just steps; they’re dancing their way out of hopelessness. 
Sourou's next goal is competing in the 2022 World Tango Championship
As I researched tango, I discovered a much more intense emotional connection than I had known until then. I realized that tango is much more than knowledge of a well-executed technique. I think it has to do with the connection of souls through time, and that it can happen in any corner of the world with people from different cultures.
Within a minute, I felt the bus sliding toward the left and almost instantly, it overturned completely into the river. Screams filled the air, with many calling the name of Jesus Christ to save us.