The Tamarind Tree School in Maharashtra state is designed for indigenous children who wouldn't otherwise get an education. Students study reading and math, but also computer programming. And they learn about social justice and democracy too.
Colombia's Misak people want to protect the traditions of their ancestors. An indigenous university focuses on traditional values and spirituality as a protection against outside threats, from large-scale agriculture to drug cartels.
This week's Global Living Room comes from Kenya, where we visit a mother-of-four and her dog Abby.
Iceland may be beautiful but the weather is, well, bracing. Locals and tourists agree that there's no better a winter warmer than hearty soup, the specialty at Svarta Kaffid in central Reykjavik. And it comes in a bread bowl!
The Dominican Republic is a popular destination among visitors to the Caribbean. Inconsiderate tourists, sewage and climate change have already destroyed 90% of the coral reefs there. Coral Gardens is a conservation project set up to protect them.
Pornrat Wongjina and her husband are shopkeepers in Ban Samkha. They used to be farmers, but had to give up when he hurt his back.
Fed up with Gambia's mounting waste problem, Isatou Ceesay set up an initiative called 'One Plastic Bag'. It promotes recycling and provides women with additional income.
Our Global Teen this week is 16-year-old Mia Aliyah Makhija from Bangalore. She's a singer, plays golf and likes to hang out with friends in a cafe.
Millions of people in Mali have no access to electricity. Torsten and Aida Schreiber want to change that. They founded Africa GreenTec to provide solar power plants to remote villages.
Venezuela was once a picture-book democracy. Now it's suffering the biggest emigration crisis of a country not at war. The UN expects 6.5m people will have fled the country by the end of the year.
Kenya is one of Africa's major tea producers. Traditionally, wood is used as fuel to dry the tea leaves. Tebesonik is a company that uses briquets made of waste sugar cane. They are more environmentally friendly and sustainable.