Global Causes

Wheelock College celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2013. As part of the College’s yearlong celebration of this important milestone, Wheelock gathered national and international educators, practitioners, researchers, philanthropists, students, and policy leaders to explore pressing issues affecting children, youth, and families in education, health, and human rights across the globe. Thus the College’s 2013 Global Challenges and Opportunities Conference addressed three strands of importance to the global community: education, health, and human rights. The conversation continued with these posts.

Solutions in Action: Education is key to Independence and Health of Tanzanian Women

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Robert V. Lange founded the International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment, a non-profit corporation which began its programs by helping to establish women’s businesses and clean water resources in remote Zanzibar villages.

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Health Issues on a Global Scale: The UN Millennium Development Goals

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While we cannot doubt for a minute that the USA has serious healthcare access issues, we can have some confidence in the outcomes once access is achieved. The situation facing most of the world’s population is different. Way, way too many people have no access to any healthcare and much less faith in its positive outcomes. The reasons are poverty, lack of education, political corruption, and a woeful infrastructure.

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