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T. Rowe Price Invests in Baltimore with Financial Education

Interview with Renee Christoff, VP, T. Rowe Price, and Head, Corporate Social Responsibility 

To have the biggest impact companies need to invest in the communities in which they operate. T. Rowe Price believes Baltimore is worth the investment.

Kerry Kennedy Launches Free Human Rights Lessons In U.K. Schools

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Human rights lessons are to be offered free to schools in England as part of a new curriculum supported by the government. It’s a timely project called Speak Truth to Power, designed by U.S. human rights activist Kerry Kennedy, where students will learn about human rights activists who have challenged oppression, faced imprisonment and torture.

Pearson to Spend £1M to Support Child Education in Syria

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Education of children in emergencies and conflict zones is fraught with numerous challenges. Judicious choices must be made about whether to set up pilot programs in refugee camps or host communities, how to develop effective interventions for pre-school, primary and secondary-aged children, and whether to design for formal or non-formal education. It is also important to engage with and not sidestep the government in such conditions.

Temple Prostitutes: Culture Clash In India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The term ‘devadasis’ or ‘servants of god’ is a centuries-old Hindu tradition in India, where young girls from the ‘low Dalit caste,’ also called ‘untouchables,’ are turned into prostitutes. Originally, devadasi were celibate dancing girls used in temple ceremonies where they also entertained members of the ruling class.

We Need to Empower Everyone to Tackle Water Issues

Guest blog by Alexandra Cousteau

Southwest Airlines Campus Reach Program to Inspire Students at All Levels

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Einstein famously said: “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” The Southwest Airlines Campus Reach program appears to be following this axiom to engage and inspire students at all levels to consider a future in aviation.

Students Take Up the Challenge of Nourishing 9 Billion

Guest blog by Richard Crespin, CollaborateUp

If you were born in the 1800s, your career prospects began and ended on the farm. Over 75 percent of Americans made their living in agriculture. Today, less than 2 percent of us do. The average American farmer in the 1940s fed 19 people. Today, s/he feeds 155. That's a growth in productivity nine times greater than the average of all other industries.

Coca-Cola’s Middle Eastern Campaign During Ramadan: Promoting Tolerance

3BL Media/Justmeans) - Coca-Cola wants us to imagine a world without labels to inspire tolerance, and has introduced a new version of its iconic red and white can in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan, the Muslim holiday that ended on July 17. These new cans, while still bearing the iconic white ribbon, are noticeably without the words "Coca-Cola" and are intended to promote open-mindedness and tolerance.

SolutionLab Creates "Light Bulb" Moments Around Food

Guest Blog by Jerry Hayes, Honey Bee Health Lead, Monsanto

Voss Foundation Provides Clean Water to Africa “One Well at a Time”

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Recently we ran a story about a very high-tech response to the water scarcity issue that plagues so many people around the world, especially in developing countries.

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