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Science center at Lenana Girls’ High School in Kenya inspires new learning & opportunity for its formidable students

By Joshua Machinga There is no denying that deeply entrenched gender discrimination creates a bleak outlook for women and community development in rural Kenya. Through our work with village communities, we have realized that for larger development payoffs, we have to put resources into poor women’s hands and promote gender equality. Giving girls greater choice […]

The men in our lives: Our partners who champion women’s rights

I met Joshua Machinga of Common Ground for Africa in 2001, Joshua and I knew almost immediately that we would work together to support local farmers as we shared a deep concern for the erosion of sustainable farming methods. But what also struck me was his consideration for women’s rights in his community. Unsurprisingly, CGA found ways […]

The Maasai Girl Child

By Sharon Simaloa Leina I count myself lucky to be a millennial. It is a privilege to be part of a generation that reaps the benefits of centuries of work and struggle around gender and racial equality. I feel that this stage we have arrived at might be the farthest we have reached as a […]

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Village Volunteers (VV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and thoughtful growth.

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