The Health and Wellness Action Advocates (HWAA) is an interactive advocacy group promoting mental health throughout San Francisco. The economic downturn has brought about devestating budget cuts and service eliminations. HWAA fosters the community collaboration and growth needed to protect and expand mental health services.
Firewalkers is a living anthology: a book of stories and illuminations; documentary photography series; media engagement; grassroots education; mental health community arts groups, mixed-media prayer flags project; and outreach and storytelling events where people can share their stories of transformation through mental health journeys. www.thefirebook.org.
Teachers Without Borders (TWB) Nigeria is closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education. Lead by Raphael Ogar Oko, TWB Nigeria’s innovative programs and strategies incorporate unique curricula, investment in community outreach, and a commitment to sustainability and growth. Raphael Ogar Oko and his TWB team are improving lives for teachers in Nigeria and around the world.
“The idea is to accelerate sustainable quality through a digitally technological inclusiveness for the poor , marginalized and vulnerable school children as a fundamental human rights for a sustained human development and equity, poverty reduction, HIV/Aids reduction, self reliance and timely global connectivity”
Meet GameChangers competition judge Tanni Grey-Thompson, Britain's greatest ever paralympic athlete and one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In this video, Grey-Thompson—who broke 35 world records as a wheelchair athlete—says being born with spina bifida "didn't really play a big part in my life."