Jess Carter reflects on her work delivering school lunches in Bangladesh, sharing the approaches she took to help the project be successful.
Britain’s recent decision to cut all aid to India by 2015 raises the question: how should we measure when a community no longer needs outside help? Is self-reliance a goal or a mirage? Jessica Carter takes a look at what self-reliance means in community development.
The importance of education as a tool of empowerment is undeniable. But, is it the only one and how much can it achieve for girls? Jessica Carter explores the intersection of education and empowerment for girls, suggesting that we need to rethink our understanding of what education can achieve in a deeply unequal world.
Much of the world expects journalists to hold the government to account through their reporting. In Bangladesh, media repression and lack of resources hamper the ability to report effectively on challenges facing Bangladeshis. As Jessica Carter describes, in one Bangladeshi neighbourhood, children are being taught the skills to share their stories with a society that often does not hear them.