Madhav Chavan won the WISE award for providing an education for millions of impoverished families in India. Educating millions really is worth cheering about. (See BBC news report here.)
Have a look at the World Innovation Summit for Education – building the future of education. Perhaps you can help lay a few bricks. Education is the remedy for big picture problems.
Here is useful data from WISE: http://www.wise-qatar.org/education-data-infographics-facts-figures.