At 69, Kul Gautam has written his life story and won an award from the National Peace Corps Association, made up of thousands of past volunteers. A Peace Corps volunteer was one of Gautam's early English teachers.
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Kennedy Odede (in blue shirt) is dancing for a good reason. The charity he and his wife started has been awarded the $2 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He's joined by residents of Kibera, the neighborhood in Nairobi where his nonprofit group provides educational, health and clean water services.
Owura Kwadwo Hottish illustrates a window of Microsoft Word using colored chalk on a blackboard. He uses it to teach computer skills to students at the Betenase M/A Junior High School in Kumasi, Ghana.
Rima Prajapati with daughters (from left) Jhoti, Aarti and Sangeeta. Jhoti and Aarti were both born deaf. Rima moved her daughters from their village to Mumbai so they could attend a school for the deaf.
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Strike 2: Our second attempt at illustrating the plague story — with what we said was a 15th-century image by Jacopo Oddi from the La Franceschina codex depicting Franciscan monks treating victims of the plague in Italy — is about leprosy.
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Pat Wilkins didn't plan to live in Ghana. But the former New Yorker is now so much a part of the society that, as one Ghanaian puts it, "We don't even see her as an American. She is family to us."
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Aweofeso Adebola (in white shirt) and Ifeoluwa Ayomide (in cap) pose with some of their students. Zachariah Ibrahim, who dreams of being a pilot, stands behind the girl in the green hijab. Fatima Alidarunge, who wants to be a soldier to fight Boko Haram, is in the blue headgear.
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Children on the North Cape in Norway live in one of the top countries for kids, according to a Save the Children report. Norway is tied with Slovenia for the top spot.
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Bertha Ngumbi, mother of five children who are all now grown, at her farm in Kenya. She's sifting through beans to get rid of bad ones and stones. The cows' and goats' houses are behind her.
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Hanan Isweiri is a Ph.D. student at Colorado State University. She flew to Libya in January to visit with family after her father's death. She was able to re-enter the U.S. Saturday.
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