Sakena Yacoobi: ‘Education is not a threat’

Sakena Yacoobi: ‘Education is not a threat’

In the pages of the Christian Science Monitor, Afghan Institute of Learning founder Sakena Yacoobi offers a passionate commentary about lowering the cultural barriers to educating women and girls with outreach that includes males, too. “The women who come to our centers feel the same way,” she says of AIL’s centers, whose health and education…Continue Reading

Education gains checked by challenges, new Pratham report shows

Education gains checked by challenges, new Pratham report shows

Are education efforts and outreach to children in rural India producing positive results? The answer is both encouraging and troubling, according to NGO Pratham’s 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), released this week in New Delhi. “While more than 96 percent of children in the 6-14 age group are attending school,” reports Indian media…Continue Reading

Jordan’s queen leads event in praise of Injaz Al-Arab’s success

Jordan’s queen leads event in praise of Injaz Al-Arab’s success

A recent celebration of INJAZ Al-Arab’s efforts to stimulate entrepreneurial growth among Arab youth featured Jordan’s Queen Rania, who has long been a key supporter of this organization, which was awarded a Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership in 2012. The Queen chaired a discussion earlier this month in Qatar that brought together several of…Continue Reading

An exciting year ahead for the Kravis Prize: Milestones, anniversaries, and key student deadlines

An exciting year ahead for the Kravis Prize: Milestones, anniversaries, and key student deadlines

The Kravis Prize team would like to extend warm wishes for a Happy New Year to all of the members of the Kravis Prize and Claremont McKenna College communities. We look forward to kicking off the spring semester at CMC with a number of exciting upcoming events. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the…Continue Reading

Missed the Kravis Prize internship fair? Don’t worry, there’s still time to make an impact next summer!

Missed the Kravis Prize internship fair? Don’t worry, there’s still time to make an impact next summer!

Strong turnout marked the recent Kravis Prize Internship Fair, which opened its doors to CMC freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in summer internships at home and abroad with several Prize recipients. The internship fair also sparked student interest across the 7Cs to learn more about the College’s Kravis Prize, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary…Continue Reading

Kravis Prize internship fair offers a chance for impact next summer

Kravis Prize internship fair offers a chance for impact next summer

What are you doing next summer? Since 2006, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership has been building a special community among its recipients, whose premier organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people around the globe. That community also extends to Claremont McKenna College’s students, who will have a chance to…Continue Reading

‘He is a pilot, she is cooking': FAWE combats schoolbook gender bias

‘He is a pilot, she is cooking': FAWE combats schoolbook gender bias

Educational materials in Kenyan classrooms still portray old stereotypes of “boys as heroes and girls as weak,” says the executive director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). “The current methods of teaching carry a lot of gender bias to the boy,” FAWE Executive Director Hendrina Doroba told the Kenyan newspaper The Star in…Continue Reading

FAWE combats two M-words: mosquitoes and malaria

FAWE combats two M-words: mosquitoes and malaria

Teenager Abigail Mortey has a clear vision: to manufacture a mosquito repellent aimed to control malaria in Ghana. The Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE), a non-governmental organization founded to support education for girls across Africa and a 2008 recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership, selected Miss Mortey as the winner of…Continue Reading