Balancing Act

The push and pull of tradition is never something to be taken lightly. But when needs like education, healthcare, or safety are at stake, balancing tradition and progress becomes even more of an art form. Watch two stories of people finding ways to help their communities evolve - without upending everything they stand for.
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The key to preventing malaria deaths often involves small changes made at a community level. This film follows a local health information worker in Tanzania as he teaches local people about mosquito nets and the importance of using a medical clinic rather than traditional healers.

In rural Ghana, children often struggle to get an education, with girls missing out far more frequently than boys of a similar age. But 12-year-old Elizabeth Napari, through her family's sacrifice, is taking advantage of changing attitudes.


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