In the first episode of this groundbreaking series, Mr. Bukenya brings together some of the best young male and female soccer players in Kenya to play for a unique co-ed team that seeks to break down ethnic and economic barriers. But with the players already arguing, will their differences be too much for the team to overcome?
Coach drives the players hard on the first day of practice, hoping to get them ready for the first match. The players of Imani FC convince the coach to allow them to vote for captain. Abbas, who is from a wealthy family, decides to bribe his teammates to ensure victory. What was supposed to be a team bonding opportunity now threatens to tear the team apart.
After a night of partying, led by Abbas, the players of Imani FC don't look up to the task of facing Nyota FC in a friendly match that very afternoon. Coach is angry with the players, and chooses a starting lineup that leaves Ben and Oli fuming. As game time approaches, the team must find a way to play together to avoid losing badly.
In the wake of a disastrous loss in their first match together, massive changes are afoot in the leadership of Imani FC. Tension around ethnic, economic, and gender differences rises to the surface as players struggle to deal with the past. Will the roster, captain, and coach of Imani FC all be different by their next match?
Coach is pleased with Johari's performance as captain, so when she asks for permission to host a small party to celebrate victory, coach agrees on condition that the team doesn't get disorderly. Abbas and Priest break the rules by bringing alcohol and drugs, and soon enough, tensions rise. Just as the team is starting to gel, will this party undo everything that has been achieved?
After coach punishes the team for having a party by cutting short their leave, Kezia and Oli happen upon a group of people beating up Kezia's brother Rodez. The team must confront the reality of mob justice and an unfair health care system, and joins together to help Rodez.
The team pulls together to help Kezia's brother Rodez, who is in critical condition in the hospital after suffering a beating fueled by ethnic conflict. As the world around them is consumed by violence and hatred, Imani FC begins to look past their differences and act as one team.
The team decides to go on strike after realizing that someone has been stealing their pay, and assume that their coaches are in on the scam. Coach has to get to the bottom of the situation before the strike descends into chaos.
Johanna Kwedhi is Namibia's first female trawler captain. Namibia signed up to the Millennium Development Goals, which include specific targets for women on education, reproductive health and equality. Johanna is an example of targets fulfilled, but what about her friends and relatives in the rural area where she was raised?
Hassan has a degree in business, but he doesn't commute to an office every day. His place of work is a farm 200 kilometers from Cairo. And it isn't even land in the fertile Nile Delta. Strangely, it seems, Hassan has chosen to farm in the desert.
Rafeh Malik, the young prince of a powerful Pakistani family, was given the poverty-stricken village of Ratrian on his eighteenth birthday. He is attempting to implement the UN's Millennium Development Goals in the village, yet soon finds out that resources and determination might not be enough to challenge the status quo.
Ritu Bhardwaj is a star to the neighborhood kids of New Delhi. Not only does she help with their homework, she's a glamorous TV reporter. Her next big report is a documentary about the "silk ceiling" that hangs over many Indian women, narrowing lives and frustrating talent.
Indian TV journalist Ritu Bhardwaj is visiting Bihar to continue her report on the 'Silk Ceiling,' the invisible barrier that holds back so many Asian women. She is documenting a local government initiative called Panchayati Raj that seeks to address gender inequality through economic and political empowerment.
For more than ten years, John Liu and the EEMP have been identifying the best methods for the large-scale restoration of damaged or destroyed ecosystems. One such place, the Loess Plateau, was transformed from a barren, brown landscape into a functioning, green ecosystem where rainfall infiltrates, water is retained and crops are readied for export.
A strange sight appears amidst the violence and poverty of Kabul: girls and boys gliding through the war-torn city on flat boards with wheels on the bottom, their shoes seemingly glued to the surface. But even more unusual than the sight of Afghan teenage skateboarders is the expression on their faces. They're smiling.
When war broke out in southern Sudan, Valentino Deng and thousands of other children fled the fighting that killed many of their families. A lucky few, Valentino included, made it to the United States. Valentino teamed up with Dave Eggers to tell the world the story of the Lost Boys, a story that continues to be written as Valentino carves out a new future for the children of South Sudan.