For our Global Activism series, catch up with, Elizabeth Powley. She founded the NGO, Every Child is My Child, because she envisions a world in which “every girl and boy in Africa has access to secondary school.” She is also executive director of Heartland Alliance International - part of Heartland Alliance, the Chicago-based group that “helps endangered populations — particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced.”
North Korea claims it set off a hydrogen bomb. We’ll talk about the mystery of DPRK’s detonation with Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago. Also, the documentary film “Drone,” explores how the U.S. government recruits drone operators. We’ll talk with the film’s director, Tonje Hessen Schei. And for our ‘Global Activism’, we get an update from Elizabeth Powley, founder of Every Child is My Child, helping kids in Rwanda and Burundi.
It’s time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday, we hear about a person who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.And former high school teacher, Elizabeth Powley, believes that “every child has the right to learn.”
As Director of Heartland Alliance’s Africa Great Lakes Project, Jefferson Mok worked with vulnerable populations such as former child soldiers, victims of human trafficking and LGBT populations, especially in Burundi.