Girl standing in empty classroom (USAID/Morgana Wingard)

‘When I grow up, I want to become a teacher’

USAID is helping primary school children in Bangladesh by installing "reading corners" in classrooms to provide access to books.
Students in crowded classroom (© AP Images)

The world needs 4 million new teachers. Is your country running...

An estimated 12 million more teachers will be needed by 2020 to achieve universal primary education.
US Department of Justice building (© Shutterstock)

U.S. charges Iranians in massive international hacking scheme

Iranian hackers linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke into computer systems of more than 300 universities worldwide and stole valuable research, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

India set for an internet boom

India has 120 million Internet users, according to Online and upcoming: The Internet’s impact on India, a report by McKinsey & Company (December 2012),...
Woman bending over farm crop picking vegetables (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

World Food Prize laureate scores gains for African farmers

From humble roots, former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina boosted crops and farmers' incomes. Now he's won the prestigious World Food Prize.
People playing board game (Courtesy of New River Valley Livability Initiative)

Board games, interactive theater help a Virginia community plan for the...

The New River Valley community in rural Virginia found creative ways to ensure that progress and growth take into account how resources are used.
Man holding bunch of beets at market (VOA)

Refugee farmers plant new roots in U.S. [video]

Refugee farmers are providing their new communities with food through the New Roots program, which allows them to turn vacant city lots into urban farmland.

We’re all on the same grid

The first community powered by crowd-sourced energy is about to switch on. More than 200 microhouses will provide refuge to people with disabilities who...
Ambulances and emergency workers in Pakistan (© Khuram Parvez/Reuters)

U.S. helps Pakistan, Afghanistan improve trauma care

Most of the world's 5 million injury-related deaths each year are in lower-income countries. A program in Pakistan and Afghanistan hopes to change that.