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Man wearing three medals of math symbols (Doug Thompson/State Dept.)

Team USA solves for victory at international math competition

For the third time in four years, Team USA ranked first in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the standard for excellence in youth mathematics.
YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?
Drawing of boxes with computer circuitry inside (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What is blockchain and why should workers care?

Learn how this innovative technology could help companies around the world keep track of their supply chains and find out how their suppliers' workers are treated.
Hands typing on laptop computer (Shutterstock)

Afghan girls code out opium

Young women in Afghanistan are learning how to code — and how to speak up on national issues. Students at Code to Inspire, a computer science program for girls, built a game to call out the Taliban's opium trade.
Man in African garb speaking into a microphone (© HK Media)

The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
People in business clothes sitting in a row (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Africa’s future leaders head home

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa’s 49 countries are returning home with clearer visions, revived purpose, and stronger networks after a summer as Mandela Washington Fellows.
Woman standing in front of row of coats looking at book (© Alexander Aksakov/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Champions of religious freedom

Jehovah's Witnesses are law-abiding people of faith who follow a unique interpretation of the Bible. Russia's Supreme Court decided Witnesses' views make them “extremists,” and now 50 face criminal prosecution.
Teacher standing in front of standing students (Teach For Uganda)

How to train a generation of schoolhouse leaders

Based on the Teach For America model, Teach For Uganda tackles widespread teacher absenteeism and high dropout rates by placing university graduates in underserved primary schools across the East African country.
Man in protective clothing spraying another man in protective clothing with blue solution (Laura Stana/IMC)

New tools help fight Ebola

New inventions from the global health startup community, with funding from USAID, are improving care — and outcomes — for Ebola patients in the DRC.