Winnetka teenager, Sonia Shah, started the Kulsoom Foundation for Girls to build a school for girls in Pakistan. But she died in a 2012 auto accident at age 18, before the school was completed. Now Sonia's mother, Iram Shah, continues her daughter's work for the renamed Sonia Shah Foundation. We first spoke with Iram in 2013. For Global Activism, she's back for an update.
Bruce Rauner has been involved in education for years, giving lots of money to schools and programs he believes in. But expanding his vision in Illinois’ political climate is another matter altogether.
For Global Activism, we talk with Jennifer Ciok, a middle school teacher in Skokie, IL. She encourages activism and community in her students. Working with students through 'Aiding Children Together' (ACT), they come up with ideas to help children in Ghana with food, medicine, and education. Ciok says her “wonderful and passionate students share a love of helping others and truly making a difference in the world around them.”