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Nothing to Share: The Case of the Mbera Refugee Camp

Nothing to Share: The Case of the Mbera Refugee Camp

BY JANICE CANTIERI The Northern Mali conflict is an ongoing, armed dispute between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists who seek independence from the Malian government. As a result of this conflict, which began in January of 2012, over 200,000 Malian refugees have fled to United Nations camps in neighboring countries including Nigera, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso, while another 204,000 are internally displaced […]

Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

BY JANICE CANTIERI In September 2012, the Missouri State Board of Education voted to strip the Normandy School District of its accreditation. The district, located in North St. Louis, failed to meet the state’s standards, as test scores were well below the statewide passing scores. This has happened in the past as well with similar districts: Riverview Gardens School District became […]

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Social Change in Guatemala

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Social Change in Guatemala

BY JANICE CANTIERI A group of socially conscious entrepreneurs have made successes in empowering Guatemalans, mostly women, when economic opportunities are sparse and government programming provides few opportunities for growth and advancement.  Social entrepreneurial organizations, usually NGO and grassroots-operated companies, offer innovative ways to create social and economic changes when programs offered by the government do not necessarily meet the […]