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Millennium Promise - Home About Us At Millennium Promise, our vision is the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease within our lifetime. Our mission is to provide the operational platform and resource mobilization for the Millennium Villages Project, which empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty. We believe that extreme poverty can be cut in half by 2015, even in some of the poorest, most remote places in the world. Farmers cultivating their maize crops in the Millennium Village of Mayange (Rwanda). We know that to effect lasting change in any one sector, we must improve them all. Millennium Villages throughout Africa are showcasing… how effective an integrated strategy for health care, education, agriculture, and small business can be. Our Approach Our vision becomes action through the Millennium Villages Project. Team Leader David Siriri compares corn grown in depleted soil (left) with corn raise with proper use of fertilizer (right) in the MV of Ruhiira (Uganda).

Goodmorning & Goodnight | A refreshing dose of interesting Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - The School of Our Dreams Might Actually Exist - Education Earlier this spring respected creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson shared his vision for his dream school—a whole-child learning experience that deemphasized testing and focused on exploring ideas and integrating art and science. Robinson's not the only one advocating for such a learning environment. D.C.-based education expert and writer Sam Chaltain has also been actively searching for what he calls a "transformational" school—a place that creates and sustains student-centered learning communities and prepares students with the intellectual, social, and emotional tools they need to actively participate in our democracy. But does such a dream school exist? As the video above shows, Mission Hill's students start their lessons without prodding from their teachers and what they're learning is dictated not by the need to memorize facts, but by the essential life skills that every citizen needs.

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