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Grassroots Review, your link to empowering children and youth worldwide.

New life goal: be more like Zy

Zy on Kilimanjaro

When Zy was born in Bangkok 13 years ago, doctors told his parents he would never learn to stand or walk. Today, he climbs mountains. Zy Movement Foundation is changing the way we see children with disabilities, showing us that when kids have access to the right medical care and support, they can do amazing things – like summit Kilimanjaro. How does Zy feel when he reaches the mountaintop? Get the answer in this new story.

What does Back to School look like where you live?

Girls in school

Backpacks, desks, buses … and boats? Back to School, a gorgeous children’s book by GFC founder Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko, shows what back-to-school time looks like for kids all over the world. Bonus: a portion of proceeds from book sales benefit Global Fund for Children. Read this reflection from GFC’s Elise Derstine, mom to a new kindergartener, on why children’s books like Back to School are an important part of raising kids to be global citizens.

A tenacious leader takes on Dhaka’s garment industry

Mahmuda Begum

Sometimes getting fired helps you find your true calling. Mahmuda Begum was just a teenager when she was laid off by a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh – a direct result of her speaking out against the factory’s poor treatment of women workers. “I thought to myself: After I finish my education and I have the capacity, I’ll help garment workers. Because now I understand their situation.” Learn how Mahmuda’s NGO is helping working mothers – and their children – in dozens of factories across the city.

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