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Education & Empowerment

In this chapter, you can read the research about two solutions that were highly ranked by the Nobel Laureate Expert Panel:

You can also find out how this challenge can affects people in the developing world:


Loltong Village's Story

Although guidebooks describe Loltong Village, Vanuatu, as the ‘principal administrative center’ of Pentecost Island, the seaside township has no government buildings, and just one truck that is owned by the son of Chief Richard.

George Kuria's Story

George Kuria – or Kuria as everyone calls him - dreams of becoming a lawyer. “I want to defend people”, the boy from the town of Dagoretti, north of Nairobi, says.