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Shakira Mebarak: A Shining Star with a Heart of Gold

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Shakira Mebarak: A Shining Star with a Heart of Gold

The esteemed Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira Mebarak, a 3-time Grammy Award and 13-time Latin Grammy Award winner. Her mark on pop music is so impressive. In 1997, Shakira started a charity called “FundaciÓn Pies Descalzos” with the purpose of helping impoverished Colombian children. To date, FundaciÓn Pies Descalzos and its US counterpart, the Barefoot Foundation have built six state-of-the-art schools in Colombia to serve displaced and underprivileged children.The Barefoot Foundation is also active in Haiti and South Africa. Shakira has received numberous accolades for her humanitarian work.
Good People, Good Work
2018-09-21   1946 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-09-21

Selfless Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal – Mother of 1000 Orphans

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Selfless Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal – Mother of 1000 Orphans

That is about an exceptional Indian social worker and activist who has devoted her life to uplifting those deprived of life’s basic necessities. She has amazingly overseen the upbringing of 1000 plus children over the past 4 decades. She has tapped into a bottomless source of inspiration and energy and shows only love towards others. We can consider Mother Teresa and “Mother of Orphans” Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal to be spiritual sisters in their devotion to the most impoverished. They are both outstanding models of perseverance and selflessness for our world by putting their noble ideals into practice and showing unconditional love to the vulnerable.
Good People, Good Work
2018-09-14   1934 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-09-14

Uplifting Hearts Through Art: Professor Hsu Jen-Chuan, Part 2 of 2

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Uplifting Hearts Through Art: Professor Hsu Jen-Chuan, Part 2 of 2

“Without art, without love.” For her, art is the essence of being. She is the creator of a new performing art form in Formosa called “choir drama”. Professor Hsu believes that performances can be held everywhere, and there can be interaction with the audience at any place. In other words, there need not be boundaries between the performer and audience during a performance and interaction between the artist and audience is welcomed. This idea became the foundation for her artistic creations.
Good People, Good Work
2018-05-07   1933 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-05-07

Humanitarian Keith McHenry: Bringing Vegan Food to the Hungry, Part 2 of 2

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Humanitarian Keith McHenry: Bringing Vegan Food to the Hungry, Part 2 of 2

Keith McHenry is the co-founder of Food Not Bombs-an amazing. Provide plant-based meals to those in need and prevent food waste. If we’re for peace, and we’re for ending suffering, we also have to be vegan, try not to participate in tye suffering of animals and also it would be better for the environment. Food Not Bombs has been a provider of hot meals to the rescue workers and survivors of major disasters. The ultimate goal of Food Not Bombs is to constructively transform society through distributing plant-based food and promoting such noble ideas.
Good People, Good Work
2018-10-19   1925 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-10-19

Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua- Kenya's Elephant Guardian

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Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua- Kenya's Elephant Guardian

In 2016, Mr.Mwalua began hiring a water truck each week and drove 45 kilometers to deliver desperately needed water to the animals in Tsavo West National Park. Mr.Mwalua is the founder of Tsavo Volunteers. This Kenya-based non-profit group carries out a variety of projects in and around Lumo Sanctuary,they save many species of animals and restore their habitats through hands-on activities. Mr. Mwalua’s meaningful actions are an admirable example of compassion, environmental stewardship, wildlife protection and sustainability.
Good People, Good Work
2018-07-07   1922 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-07-07

A Living Master's Deepest Love for Humanity: Supreme Master Ching Hai Day's 25th Anniversary, Part 2 of 2

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A Living Master's Deepest Love for Humanity: Supreme Master Ching Hai Day's 25th Anniversary, Part 2 of 2

Supreme Master Ching Hai first came to Taiwan, or Formosa, in the mid-1980s. Her great love for the Island has been manifested in many ways including philanthropic works. She has given funds and gifts both publicly and anonymously. Master has supported health-related initiatives in the United Kingdom, Âu Lạc or Vietnam, EL Salvador, Thailand, France, the Philippines, Gaza, Germany, india, Australia, and many other nations. Religious, spiritual, and educational institutions all over our world have also benefited from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contributions including temples, churches, spiritual groups and schools.
Good People, Good Work
2018-10-25   1917 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-10-25

FIAPO: The Voice for Animals in India, Part 3 of 3

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FIAPO: The Voice for Animals in India, Part 3 of 3

FIAPO realizes that the root of most animal welfare issues is humanity’s demand for meat. The organization believes the best way to deal with the barbarism of producing and consuming animals is to boost public adoption of the compassionate lifestyle, namely the plant-based diet. Initiated in April 2013, there are grassroots activists in more than 70 cities, making Living Free the largest vegan advocacy network in India. FIAPO also promotes a unique initiative called the “21 Day Compassion Challenge.” It provides practical guidance on how to help people transition to a vegan way of life, which is the best solution for halting animal suffering.
Good People, Good Work
2019-07-29   1913 Views
Good People, Good Work
2019-07-29

Alan Knight: Guardian of Our Animal Friends, Part 1 of 2

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Alan Knight: Guardian of Our Animal Friends, Part 1 of 2

In our two-part series, we are privileged to share with you the story of a selfless vegetarian animal rescuer from the UK who is dedicated to saving animals from danger and finding them new homes. Alan Knight is the president and CEO of International Animal Rescue (IAR), a UK-based non-profit. "I think the biggest inspiration I've got is when we actually rescue an animal and see that animal go through the rescue phase and the rehabilitation phase, and finally the release phase. That's what keeps me going."
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-16   1894 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-16

Costa Rica's Lands in Love: An Animal Refuge and Human Resort, Part 2 of 2

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Costa Rica's Lands in Love: An Animal Refuge and Human Resort, Part 2 of 2

The 15 Lands in Love owners, all from Israel, joined together to create a place to share their humane way of life, love for the wilderness and the spirit of adventure with those who have similar ideals. When they started, however, their first mission was to establish a place where animals. When they started, however, their first mission was to establish a palace where animals who need loving, long-term to permanent shelter could thrive. Today, we will complete our exploration of the Lands in Love Hotel & Resort, or Tierras Enamoradas, a sanctuary where animals and people alike enjoy the splendor of nature and places for relaxation and care.
Good People, Good Work
2018-09-08   1891 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-09-08

Alan Knight: Guardian of Our Animal Friends, Part 2 of 2

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Alan Knight: Guardian of Our Animal Friends, Part 2 of 2

He has devoted his life to promoting animal welfare through carrying out rescue missions around the globe with his team. A friendly environment for all the inhabitants of our planet is Mr. Knight's beautiful vision for the years ahead. He feels there is now a growing shift in people's consciousness towards a more humane treatment of animals. In 2010, Supreme Master Ching Hai gave the Shining World Compassion Award to IAR and Mr. Knight in recognition of a project to rescue wild sloth bears in India.
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-23   1890 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-23

James Okina: Nigeria's Street Priest

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James Okina: Nigeria's Street Priest

On today’s program, we would like to share with you the story of James Okina and how he founded the non-profit called Street Priests to help vulnerable children in Calabar, Nigeria to stay in school and succeed in life. James explains, “[W]e are priests, but our church is on the street. We have a calling, like typical priests - to reach out to children on the streets.”
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-02   1882 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-02

Dr. Ted Ridoré: Spreading God's Love Through Teaching and Giving

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Dr. Ted Ridoré: Spreading God's Love Through Teaching and Giving

Born in Haiti and with a humble beginning to life, Dr. Ridoré was illiterate until the age of 17, when he was taught how to read and write by a French missionary. This sparks a passion for education and through much discipline and determination, Dr. Ridoré has gone to earn two Bachelor of Arts degrees, two master’s degrees, and three doctor’s degrees. Remembering his own lack of access to education during childhood and early adulthood, Dr. Ridoré has dedicated his life to giving to others as well as providing them with opportunities to learn.
Good People, Good Work
2017-12-30   1866 Views
Good People, Good Work
2017-12-30

Changing the World One Bag at a Time: Young Pakistani Ecopreneur Zymal Umer

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Changing the World One Bag at a Time: Young Pakistani Ecopreneur Zymal Umer

Today’s show is about an 11-year old visionary young lady named Zymal Umer. She is thought to be Pakistan’s youngest-ever social entrepreneur. Zymal undertook her first initiative to help the environment when she was only 7 years old. At the age of nine, Zymal founed Zee Bags- an upcycling enterprise or business using discarded material to make new items of value. She hopes to raise environmental awareness not only in Pakistan, but across the globe, so there is a better understanding by all of the need to safeguard our planetary home.
Good People, Good Work
2018-07-28   1858 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-07-28

Liu Ta-Tan - Physically Challenged Gifted Inventor

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Liu Ta-Tan - Physically Challenged Gifted Inventor

In this episode we have the honor to share with you the inspiring story of a fine gentleman from Kaohsiung, Formosa (Taiwan), Mr. Liu Ta-Tan, the chairman of Spider Machine Co. Limited. Physically challenged since childhood, Liu Ta-Tan has never let his condition get in the way of his dreams.
Good People, Good Work
2018-03-17   1856 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-03-17

Betty White: Actress, Comedienne and Animal Advocate

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Betty White: Actress, Comedienne and Animal Advocate

On today’s program, we would like to share with you the story of a very special person. She is the first woman to ever produce a sitcom in the US, the current holder of the Guinness World Records “Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female)” title, a beloved American celebrity, and a true friend of the animals. She is among the caring Hollywood actors and actresses who have kindly used their celebrity status and wealth to help animals.
Good People, Good Work
2018-04-08   1854 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-04-08

The Jewish National Fund - Greening Israel and Bettering Life

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The Jewish National Fund - Greening Israel and Bettering Life

With all of the time, money, and effort invested in developing Israel's beautiful forests, the JNF wants to protect them. In addition to working to enhance the natural environment and further the greening of Israel, the Jewish National Fund is also seeking to be pro-active in response to the deleterious effects of global warming. JNF Go Neutral encourages water preservation, recycling, traveling by foot or mass transit, buying local, eating less meat, growing one’s own food, and many other Earth-friendly activities.
Good People, Good Work
2018-04-11   1852 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-04-11

Sunflower Mission: Empowering Âu Lạc's Youth Through Learning

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Sunflower Mission: Empowering Âu Lạc's Youth Through Learning

Today’s show will present the story of the benevolent charity Sunflower Mission and the amazingly successful life of one of its co-founders, and current advisor, Ms. Duy-Loan Lee. Despite having to leave her homeland at such a young age, she never let adversity get her down and overcame many challenges. Today, in addition to being very accomplished professionally, Ms. Le is deeply involved in many philanthropic activities that offer educational opportunities to children in the developing world.
Good People, Good Work
2018-04-20   1846 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-04-20

Uplifting Hearts Through Art: Professor Hsu Jen-Chuan, Part 1 of 2

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Uplifting Hearts Through Art: Professor Hsu Jen-Chuan, Part 1 of 2

“Our intention was to spread a concept to people in Taiwan (Formosa), that is, art is not that expensive. In places that are not expensive, you still can enjoy artistic works that make you feel free in your mind. So such charitable activities are what this foundation has constantly been doing. I always told my partners that although we have no money, we have the faith to do something meaningful, through art or music. Through some invisible power, it really opened up a spiritual channel for people.”
Good People, Good Work
2018-05-04   1845 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-05-04

The International Extremity Project: Bringing Hope to the Underserved, Part 1 of 2

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The International Extremity Project: Bringing Hope to the Underserved, Part 1 of 2

We have the honor to present the story of the dedicated work of a group of respected American and Israeli surgeons, who sacrifice their time and finances to provide free medical service to the disadvantaged. Without their aid, their patients would continue to suffer from their serious conditions as they cannot afford treatment. In July 2018, upon learning about IEP’s praise worthy humanitarian work, Supreme Master Ching Hai offered a US $50,000 donation. Master stated the contribution is, “for this noble project in heartfelt love and gratitude for all involved.”
Good People, Good Work
2018-07-14   1845 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-07-14

Zimbabwe's Friendship Bench Project: Making Mental Healthcare Accessible

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Zimbabwe's Friendship Bench Project: Making Mental Healthcare Accessible

In low-income countries, the lack of skilled medical personnel and infrastructure - known as the mental health treatment gap - is a huge issue. Trusting his insight, Dr. Chibanda developed a program using elderly Zimbabwean women, known as "Grandmothers," to deliver, on wooden benches under trees, evidence-based talk and cognitive behavioral therapy, specifically problem-solving therapy, to those needing help.
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-09   1825 Views
Good People, Good Work
2018-06-09
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