April 2013

Prescription for World Health Day: local leadership

Maté Mint Sidi Ali never envisioned herself as a leader in health care. But when Counterpart International came to her rural Mauritanian village recruiting volunteers to serve as community health workers, she jumped at the chance.

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April 2013

Counterpart “brightens the eyes” of Georgian deaf community

Deaf Georgians in need may not speak loudly, but their words of thanks are heard.

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March 2013

Crowds of supporters turn out for program launch in Cameroon’s North Region

More than 2,500 people turned out to celebrate the opening of Counterpart International’s latest food and literacy program in Cameroon’s North region, including some of the dancing, singing and flag-waving students who will benefit from the project.

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January 2013

Volunteers in Kazakhstan publicize patients’ medical rights

National advocacy organization Aman-saulyk works in Kazakhstan to raise public awareness of health and human rights. With volunteer management training from Counterpart, it added four …

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December 2012

150 Cameroonian schools selected for new integrated feeding program

Eighty parents, teachers and local officials from across Northern Cameroon convened to identify the 150 schools that will benefit from Counterpart International’s new school feeding and literacy program.

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December 2012

Dried cheese gets Mauritanian families through the lean season

In the Gorgol region of Mauritania – where drought and poverty mean every scrap of food counts – milk is a crucial source of protein and nutrition for growing children.

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November 2012

Planting roots and watching them grow: how one onion farmer’s life has been transformed

In Senegal, the dry northern area called the Fouta is known for migration; Fouta youth often leave in search of economic opportunities despite the potential of local agriculture. But for some, coming home turns out to be the best opportunity.

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November 2012

Wetland farming reinvigorates a community, providing stability and opportunity

With 72 hectares of reservoir-fed land, the community of Issoufouri at the edge of the Sahara in Niger had a valuable resource. Beginning in 1970, …

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November 2012

Communities in Cameroon Plant the Seeds of Academic Success

For kids in the impoverished and largely inaccessible region of Bui in North West Cameroon, hunger pains used to easily drown out the voices of schoolteachers.

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November 2012

Critically-needed food saves one mother’s child and wakes up a whole community

Counterpart International’s staff in Mauritania visited the village of Medine to monitor children’s health and found a little boy named Khané Mint Izidbih severely malnourished.

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