For Global Activism, we catch up with Lara DeVries. She left her childhood town of Tinley Park, Illinois and moved to Peru’s Huaycan community to help impoverished families. DeVries founded Light and Leadership Initiative to assist mothers and children in their struggle out of extreme poverty by improving access to quality education.
The Women’s Global Education Project was one of our first ever Global Activism stories 10 years ago. And Jerome sat down with its founder, Amy Maglio and two of her partners from Senegal and Kenya to update us on the work the group is doing today.