WBEZ | Swaziland http://www.wbez.org/tags/swaziland Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: 'Give Hope, Fight Poverty' helps HIV victims in Swaziland http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-give-hope-fight-poverty-helps-hiv-victims-swaziland-111360 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-Swaziland.JPG" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-55ad30fc-ca71-7448-d356-c5fe34b22aa5">Getting her PHD led Annie Elbe Todt to the small African country of Swaziland. </span><span id="docs-internal-guid-55ad30fc-ca71-7448-d356-c5fe34b22aa5">It&rsquo;s a country with the highest rate of HIV in the world. Annie began helping some of the orphans and child headed houses she saw all around her. For <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we talk with Todt about her organization <a href="http://www.ifightpoverty.org">Give Hope, Fight Poverty</a>. It supports 33 child headed households. Their network of support extends to 1500 </span>children. They dig wells, build homes and send children to school. A remarkable number of people have joined on service learning trips.</p><p dir="ltr"><em><strong><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/185104920&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe>EVENT:</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><a href="http://www.hamburgermarys.com/chicago/bingo.php">Hamburger Mary&rsquo;s &lsquo;HamBINGO&rsquo;</a></em></p><p dir="ltr"><em>Sun, January 11, 8pm &ndash; 10pm</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em>Andersonville...5400 N. Clark</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em>$15 to play all night. Proceeds go to &lsquo;Give Hope, Fight Poverty&rsquo;</em></p></p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-give-hope-fight-poverty-helps-hiv-victims-swaziland-111360 Global Activism: Preschool teacher shows her students how to help children in Swaziland http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-25/global-activism-preschool-teacher-shows-her-students-how-help-children-s <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-25/1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today on our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> segment, we talk to Ziomara Perez, a Chicago preschool teacher. “Ms. Zio,” as her students call her, teaches her preschoolers to make a difference in other children’s lives in small but impactful ways.</p><p>Zio is founder of <a href="http://swazikidsinternational.org/">SwaziKids International</a>, an organization that raises money to send kids in Swaziland to school. In addition to paying children's school fees, SwaziKids sends school supplies, books, classroom furnishings and uniforms to under-served schools in the country.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-25/global-activism-preschool-teacher-shows-her-students-how-help-children-s Worldview 8.25.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-82511 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-august/2011-08-25/libya1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As opposition forces assume more control of Libya, U.S. politicians and pundits are scrambling to take credit and place blame. One area that's been unresolved is whether America's involvement in the NATO air campaign has set a precedent for future military intervention. We speak with <a href="http://www.constitutionproject.org/staff/fisher.php" target="_blank">Louis Fisher</a>, a constitutional scholar, about what the conflict means for the War Powers Act and our Constitution’s present and future. We also hear from a local Libyan-American on what he thinks may come next in Libya. And on our <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> segment, we meet preschool teacher, Ziomara Perez, who teaches her students to make a difference in the lives of children in Swaziland.</p></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-82511