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[13 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Rajen Kilachand: A Family Tradition of Philanthropy

Rajen Kilachand, Chairman and President of the UAE-based Dodsal Group, is a leading global business leader and philanthropist. His diverse enterprises range from mining in Tanzania to Pizza Hut franchises in India, and his philanthropy from Boston University (to which he made a $35-million gift in 2011 and 2012) to hospitals and schools, community aid and humanitarian missions, and women’s empowerment organizations in India, the UAE, the US, Europe and Africa.
Founded in 1948 by the Nandlal Kilachand family in partnership with a British trading company, the Dodsal Group now has …

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[12 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]
Ples Felix: Retired Warrior, Teacher of Forgiveness

Ples Felix partners with Azim Khamisa in the work of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF), which they co-founded in 1995 to stop youth violence through education, mentorship, and community service. The two men came together around the murder of Azim’s 20-year-old son Tariq by Ples’s 14-year-old grandson Tony and their mutual recognition that “there was a victim on both ends of that gun.” Ples has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics and a Master’s in Administration in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis. He has worked in the community …

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[11 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]
Gary Barker: The 50% Solution to Gender Violence and Injustice

Gary Barker is founder and executive director of  Promundo, an internationally recognized NGO established in 1997. Promundo works nationally in Brazil, Rwanda, and the US, as well as globally. Its base of operations is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it carries out community-based work, research, and advocacy to engage men and boys in gender equality; to prevent gender-based violence and violence against children; to reduce homophobia; and to empower and achieve the rights of women and girls. Promundo also serves as global co-Chair and Latin American coordinator of the MenEngage …

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[30 May 2013 | 10 Comments | ]
Egypt and the Candle

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Alexandria, Egypt
“While there may be conspiracies by governments, there are no boundaries for love and friendship to grow among people.”
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I didn’t know when my Italian friend Elisa gave me a candle as a symbol of friendship that this candle would be more than just a souvenir. For years, I have stored the candle to remind me of the good old days I spent in Italy during the cultural exchange.  I bet Elisa herself never thought when she gave me that candle it would light up the corners of my …