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2013-01-23 16:23:07

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Counterpart International announced today it has been accepted as a partner in the Global Impact Charity Alliance, a group of more than 70 U.S.-based international relief and development organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO) "Counterpart and Global Impact share a commitment to empowering people living in vulnerable communities to create their own solutions for achieving sustainable...

2013-01-17 23:02:41

Food assistance program will improve health and nutrition in women and children in rural areas. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 PCI (Project Concern International) is partnering with Save the Children to implement a new USAID-funded multi-year assistance program (under the Office of Food for Peace) to address the underlying causes of food insecurity in Guatemala´s western highlands. With Save the Children as the primary development organization, PCI´s portion of the project...

2013-01-17 08:23:45

USAID-funded initiative engages communities in their development ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A grassroots program will prepare thousands of Bangladesh youth to become advocates to alleviate poverty, create jobs, improve the environment and more in their communities, Counterpart International announced today. (www.Counterpart.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO) Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)...

2013-01-16 23:02:23

The Malik and FriendsTM children´s book series (http://www.malikandfriends.com), authored and illustrated by 9-year old Akili Raphael, is targeted to kids ages 3 to 8 and teaches them about different parts of the world, global issues, friendship, and problem-solving. Global issues tackled in the series include malaria, water conservation and sanitation, and natural disasters. (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 AkAsha International, founded in 2012 to promote international development and social...

2013-01-09 16:23:12

Both Producers and Consumers to Benefit TAMALE, Ghana, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting a loan, storing crops, earning more from sales--all are about to become a little easier for Ghanaian grain farmers and traders with the recent issuance of the first grain warehouse receipts. This auspicious event took place in December in Tamale, in northern Ghana, a relatively poor area that is the focus of development efforts. The receipts are a record of deposit that can...

2013-01-08 12:28:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SXSWedu Conference today announced that Bill Gates will deliver the closing keynote address at the 2013 SXSWedu Conference. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will address the foundation's U.S. education work, which focuses primarily on ensuring all students are prepared for success in college and career. The keynote will take place 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center in Austin,...

2013-01-06 05:02:48

Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through their charity No More Poverty, support The Vida Project of the Himalayan Institute, helping to instill healthier eating habits in Mexican people. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 No More Poverty and co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Himalayan Institute´s Vida Project, an initiative that seeks to provide rural Mexican communities with the technical knowledge and counseling...

2012-12-22 05:04:36

Government and private enterprise group shapes future of global food programs San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 PCI (Project Concern International) CEO George Guimaraes has been elected chair of the Alliance for Global Food Security (AGFS). The mission of the AGFS is to address hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity through the effective and accountable use of funds, food aid and other resources. The Alliance works to assure that food security-related policies, including food...

2012-12-16 05:02:10

Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through their charity No More Poverty, support the I AM Foundation and its inspirational book publishing and gifting programs. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 No More Poverty and its co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi are new supporters of the I AM Foundation which has impacted more than 1.1 million lives in over 50 countries with their book and music gifting programs. The Foundation offers a series of books and music cds about...

2012-12-15 05:02:43

Integrated Neighborhood Approach Hailed as Model for Urban Upgrading Mixco, Guatemala (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 PCI (Project Concern International) was awarded a $2 million Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to transform high-risk urban neighborhoods in the Municipality of Mixco, Guatemala, into healthier, safer and more productive communities. The 24-month project, called Barrio Mío, is a...