This Sunday, 60 Minutes is profiling Craig Kielburger and Free the Children. Watch the promo above for a preview. “Craig Kielburger set out to change the world 17 years ago as a wide-eyed, 12-year-old full of hope and vigor. He told his story to Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes in 1996. Kielburger knows now there [...]
Every year, Skoll Awardee Search for Common Ground gives the Common Ground awards. The ceremony, held last night, honored Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Ingoma Nshya, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Peace Child International and gave an Interfaith Award to three leaders from different religious groups. Speaking about Stevens, Sec. Hillary Clinton said, “His mother liked to say he had sand in his shoes. Always [...]
Matt Damon and Gary White plan to announce, at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, that they have made good on their 2009 pledge to bring clean water and sanitation to 50,000 people in Haiti.
Besides the fact that our CEO Sally Osberg is speaking today at 10:30 a.m., there’s lots of other Skoll Foundation related excitement at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, which started yesterday. Tim Hanstad of Landesa spoke about “Making a Business Case for Land Rights.” Mindy Lubber of Ceres talked about Integrating Social and [...]
Landesa recently debuted the first of four new short films in a series they are calling “Connect the Dots.” These videos explore the linkages between land rights and other key development initiatives – girls education, nutrition, conservation and security.
Today is Sept. 11, so we thought it fitting to share this story about what Skoll Awardee Roots of Peace is doing in Afghanistan. Here’s an excerpt from the piece in the Marin Independent Journal: “Eleven years [after 9/11], Roots of Peace has received more than $100 million in contracts to remove landmines and support [...]
Skoll Awardee Sonidos de la Tierra gathered more than 2,700 young people to pay homage to the Rolling Stones in the past 50 years. They want this video to become the most viewed in Paraguay. Their goal? 1 million views. Enjoy it, and learn more about Sonidos de la Tierra here: http://www.skollfoundation.org/entrepreneur/luis-szaran/
With encouragement from the country’s Ministry of Environment, she leaves her village for the first time to go to the (Skoll Awardee) Barefoot College in India to train to become a solar-energy engineer.
Sad news from Skoll Awardee Global Footprint Network. The press release: Humanity has surpassed nature’s budget for the year, and is now operating in overdraft, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international research organization with offices in California and Europe. Earth Overshoot Day (from a concept devised by the UK think tank new [...]
We’re thrilled that former Skoll World Forum speaker Lakhdar Brahimi is now the UN/Arab League Envoy on Syria. Since his recent announcement, the press has often quoted his Skoll World Forum speech, so we thought we’d post it in entirety above. Mr. Brahimi is also one of The Elders, which our CEO Sally Osberg is [...]
Congrats to Skoll Awardee Paul Rice for this honor. Here’s the official news: Oakland, CA – August 15, 2012 - Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA, has been announced as one of five finalists for the Entrepreneur of 2012 contest presented by The UPS Store®, the most prestigious award bestowed upon entrepreneurs today. Now through [...]