Parvati Pujari is the first member of her Mumbai family to get a college degree. She's also the first of her sisters not to be married off young. And she played on India's national women's rugby team. By working with other women to coach sports in this poor part of the city, she's passing on the attributes that helped her overcome her obstacles and achieve her dream.
Moving schools is tough enough but imagine flying in from another country and plonking down in a new classroom in a new culture. Gilli Danenberg moved from Israel to the US at the age of 7. She remembers second grade as one long string of embarrassing incidents.
In 2000, countries around the world came together to agree on a set of standards that would reduce extreme poverty by 2015. In that time, the effort has saved the lives of 48 million children under 5, and cut the mortality rate for that age group by more than half.
If you've ever heard someone scream — and who hasn't — you know just how unsettling it can be. Even if it's not someone you know. So why does the brain have such a physical reaction to this specific sound.
Imagine having the chair pulled out from under you the second you walk into a US classroom. Tanzid Sakib can laugh about it now. The teenager from Bangladesh recalls his first days of public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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