Get on the Magic Bus: Girls Dare to Dream Big

Twelve-year-old Pinky Gupta whizzes past defenders during an all-girl soccer match in Mumbai, India, launching the ball toward her opponents' goal. Her face flush with excitement, she radiates a zest for tapping her power, especially since this new-found resolve extends beyond the soccer pitch, helping her burst the limitations imposed on her as a girl growing up in Mumbai's slums.

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Hoops for Hope: Peace Breaks Out on the Basketball Court in Kashmir

Upon arriving in Srinagar, Kashmir in 2007, J.D. Walsh was keenly aware of two things: how much he -- a tall white man -- stood out, and the tense geopolitical circumstances that necessitated heavy security measures. Kashmir has been wracked by hatred and mayhem for years, caught in a bloody dispute between India and Pakistan. Quite improbably, Walsh felt right at home and was immediately convinced of two things: that this "was a time for peace" and that it could be achieved through a game unknown to the Kashmiris: basketball.


Why Games Matter: A Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care


Changemakers, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is proud to announce the three winners for the Why Games Matter competition. The winners will each receive US $5,000 and all finalists will attend the Changemakers Change Summit at the RWJF-sponsored Games for Health Conference in Baltimore, MD in May 2008.

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