Good News Headlines 6/26/2023


Que Huong Charity Center – from Facebook

‘Mother Teresa Of Vietnam’ Overcame Decades Of Homelessness To Help Hundreds Of Orphans

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

In Vietnam, a remarkable woman has adopted 346 children after overcoming a life of incredible hardship which started when her parents left her on a doorstep as a foundling. Huynh Tieu Huong, whom national media has dubbed “Mother Teresa of Vietnam” runs a non-profit organization dedicated to the adoption, support, and free offering of loving kindness to foundlings, orphans, and homeless children. Thanks to support given by donors and volunteers, these 346 children are all able to receive education, safe places to sleep and play, and the proper medical care to ensure they reach adulthood healthy.

‘People & Planet Won!’: Swiss Vote To Tax Corporations, Reach Net-Zero By 2050

by Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams

By wide margins, Swiss voters on Sunday approved a global minimum corporate tax and a law mandating carbon neutrality in the alpine nation by midcentury. Swissinfo reports 1.8 million voters in Switzerland—78.5% of the electorate—approved a constitutional amendment raising taxes on multinational corporations with more than $750 million in annual profits to the 15% minimum agreed upon in 2021 by around 140 nations, led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) bloc. Switzerland will become the first country to implement the tax.

Admission Now Free At All Harvard Art Museums

by Chris Rhatigan,Patch Staff

Harvard Art Museums announced Friday that admission will be free for all visitors effective immediately. “The new policy represents a significant expansion of free access to the museums’ collections, exhibitions, and research for public audiences,” according to a statement. The new initiative was made possible by a contribution from the estate of David Rockefeller and support from the Office of the President at Harvard University. “Art is for everyone, and the Harvard Art Museums will now be free to all visitors,” Lawrence S. Bacow, president of Harvard University, said in a statement.

This 23-Year-Old Founder Is 3D Printing Schools In Madagascar Aiming To Be A ‘Stepping Stone’ For The Community

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

A young entrepreneur is using 3D printers to create cheap school campuses in rural Madagascar. It takes just $40,000 and 18 hours to build a “Thinking Hut,” as they’re called, and founder of the project Maggie Grout is aiming to get the cost even lower before handing the reins over to local professionals. GNN previously reported on Maggie Grout’s idea in 2021 during the pandemic. It was then that she and a San Francisco architect came up with the idea of making them honeycomb-shaped so that additional modules could be added seamlessly. And indeed, the first completed campus is called the “Honeycomb.”

Kenya To Launch Biggest School Meals Programme In Africa

by Maurice Oniango, The Guardian

The largest school meals programme in Africa is to begin in Nairobi this August, in a drive to “eliminate the shame of hunger in [Kenya]”. Ten new kitchens, now under construction, will provide 400,000 daily lunches for children in 225 primary schools and Early Childhood Development centres in the Kenyan capital. The programme will start on 28 August, the first day of the autumn term, and the kitchens will employ 3,500 people. The $8.6m (£6.7m) initiative is a collaboration between Nairobi County and Food4Education, a Kenyan not-for-profit organisation that already supplies meals to 150,000 primary schoolchildren in the city.