04-20-2007 03:24 PM
Oprah has recently opened a new school for girls in South Africa. She has said, "Women are going to change the face of Africa," and "If you change a girl's life, you change families, communities, nations."
Do you agree? Why? How do you think we can play a role in this change?
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05-11-2007 05:42 PM
Kris -- and the rest of you, too -- could you give us some examples of this both in developing countries and in your own hometowns? For instance how much does it cost to keep a child free of malaria and properly hydrated? Closer to home, what does it cost to feed a dozen homeless people a day?
05-16-2007 09:45 PM
You brought up malaria. I was reading on a foreign policy blog that malaria kills about 7,000 children per day. According to Jeffrey Sachs, it would cost about $3 billion to have an effective malaria control program for all of Africa. To put this in perspective, the current U.S. administration is asking for $142 billion in additional war spending for the next fiscal year alone. It's not that we don't have the money. We just need the will! Thinking and acting as global citizens is critical.
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