Samuel Kapepo grew up an orphan on the streets of Katutura, in Namibia's capital Windhoek. His life was marked by poverty and crime. But he turned his life around and now runs a project that feeds hundreds of children.
A UNESCO report estimates that one in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their menstrual cycle due to a lack of sanitary products. Some even drop out of school altogether. Ugandan Artist Sadat Nduhira is teaching school girls in Kampala how to make their own reusable pads and provides them with a safe space to discuss their issues.
Ugandan peace activist Victor Ochen experienced the terror of the Lord's Resistance Army first hand. He now provides medical and psychological support for the victims through his African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET).
Robin Hood and Cinderella are certainly wonderful children's stories - but can the children in Ethiopia or other parts of the world really identify with them? After founding Midako Publishing, Ethiopian author Tsion Kiros launched her own series of children's books. The stories are set in Ethiopia and the characters have local names.
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