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Conectar a las victimas de abuso para empoderarlas y generar una comunidad que brinda información
1 de cada 5 niños es abusado antes de los 18 años, el 85% por un familiar directo. Es el delito mas impune y silenciado del país. Se denuncian 10% de los casos y de ellos, se condena el 1%. Existen serios problemas de acceso a la justicia y vulneración de derechos una vez que se recurre a la misma. El aislamiento de victimas y la invisibilidad de sentencias violatorias de DDHH contribuyen a la vulnerabilidad, impunidad y denegación de Justicia
Proponemos armar el primer mapa diagnostico de la violencia hacia los niños, con el fin de identificar las barreras de acceso a la justicia en cada región y las grietas comunes y/o especificas donde el sistema falla en brindar una respuesta. En el armado del mapa, seguiremos conectando a las victimas entre si y con su referente local, quien las empodera y les brinda los recursos basicos para facilitarles el acceso a la Justicia. Con los datos recopilados se publicara el primer indice de respeto a los DDHH por Juzgado y Jurisdiccion, creando un observatorio publico de sentencias judiciales y premiándolas por su respeto a los DDHH, generando un incentivo para mejorar la calidad de las mismas y minimizar la frecuente vulneración de derechos.
Trabajamos en garantizar la igualdad de personas con discapacidad con dos herramientas: inclusión
- Social Investment
- Financial services and markets
- Income generation
- At risk youth
- Community development
- Economic development
- Poverty alleviation
- Sustainable development
- Sustainable agriculture
- Abuse & violence
- Intercultural relations
- Human Rights
- Disability rights
- Gender equity
- Vulnerable populations
- Citizen sector
- Public policy
- Social work
Actualmente, las personas con discapacidad no están representadas en el sector financiero. De acuerdo al reporte de Handicap International en 2006, las personas con discapacidad son aproximadamente el 15% de la población mundial pero son tan solo el 0.5% de los/as clientes/as de las microfinancieras de todo el mundo. En Paraguay, un 10,7% de las personas sufren alguna discapacidad.
- Inclusión financiera para personas con discapacidad para nuevos emprendimientos, con acompañamiento proactivo de personas especializadas en discapacidad - Capacitaciones y acceso al Club de Clientes de la Fundación: seguro médico, espacios de esparcimiento, etc. - Participación del programa “Semáforo de Eliminación de Pobreza” el cual permite a las familias medir su nivel de pobreza. El Semáforo contempla 6 dimensiones con 50 indicadores, cada uno con tres definiciones e imágenes simples que representan lo que es ser pobre extremo (rojo), pobre (amarillo) y no pobre (verde). Cada familia auto-diagnostica su nivel de pobreza y desarrolla una estrategia personalizada para salir de la misma. - Campañas regionales de sensibilización
PalMap – aplicativo para pesquisa direcionada à transformação de comunidades carentes.
O Amplo desconhecimento sobre a vida na periferia, provoca a falta de atendimento das necessidades básicas (desigualdade, pobreza). Por outro lado tem instituições e agentes de mudança (governos, ONGs, empresas, associações, empreendedores etc) com a capacidade para mudar essa situação. Porem elas não tem acesso a informações relevantes e confiáveis sobre as necessidades e menos ainda sobre o potencial (ativos, capital humano)dessas comunidades.
Disponibilizar ferramentas (PalMap) para as comunidades produzirem dados que permitam o desenvolvimento de soluções locais e criação de parcerias estratégicas (poder público, fundações, empresas etc). Mobilizar comunidades para realizar Pesquisa-Acão (metodologias desenvolvidas com o Colab/MIT e Rede Conhecimento Social), utilizando o app PalMap, desenvolvido no Palmaslab. A coleta de dados é feita no app (sem precisar de internet) incluindo visualização de dados brutos, gráficos e mapas. Outras iniciativas de pesquisa ignoram o valor da periferia para geração de dados e produção de informação. Nós buscamos colocar a comunidade como protagonista do processo, empoderando através da realização de pesquisas e gerando dados abertos á população.
2016,some are preparing to visit the moon while alot of children are unable to go to scho
- Behavioral issues
- Youth development
- Youth leadership
- Citizen participation
- Social work
Since the rate of unemployment is high,the government is unable to offer jobs to everyone especially to the poor uneducated parents.So because of the lack of ressources,education for poor children especially girls,isn't always a given. As their parents think that they would be more beneficial in the farms or begging in the street or working as housekeepers than going to school and because they can't afford school materials (books,bags etc..)
In a lot of different areas in the country which are affected by poverty, education can be the path to peace and success. All children deserve a strong start in life, and we believe early education is the key to unlocking future success. That's why the aim of our project is to make sure that school materials needs wouldn't be an obstacle or a reason to force kids to drop from schools. We will try our best to afford those needs depending on donations and sponsors !More over we'll try to stimulate learning environments,work with teachers and local community members to achieve greater levels of literacy and empower the kids with a spirit of leadership, engagement and volunteerism through a variety of activities, sport and educational events.
Many families fall into poverty due to the cost of treatment of critical illnesses such as cancer
Insurance is poorly understood, unaffordable and inaccessible to the majority in developing countries. Many families fall into poverty due to the high cost of treatment of critical illnesses such as cancers and strokes. Low penetration and selective uptake by the sick drive up claims costs; whilst manual processes and operational inefficiencies raise administrative costs , all of which are borne by consumers.
● This project seeks to drastically lower the cost of insurance by using the ubiquitous mobile phone as the medium for client registration, payment, servicing and claims payment. We also tackle the key cost drivers of insurance of anti selection (the fact that only the sick seek to purchase), and low penetration, by engaging a large Mobile Network Operator on a consumer mobilization (crowd funding) activity to pre-generate demand and randomly registering 200,000 individuals. Further, all the operations: customer registration, premium payment, claims submission and claims payment are done electronically, thus not only enhancing customer experience but drastically reducing costs in the whole value chain.
MHSEL aims at increasing the English language proficiency among high school students in Mali.
Low performance of High School English learners and absence of an atmosphere to practice their English. This leads to lower interest in the language and causes lower chances of getting a job (as English language is very important in the job market),
Setting up English cubs in high schools; that aims at targeting English Learners and assisting (mentoring, organizing debates) them and uniting them to create an English atmosphere. Our activities would be book discussions in English, debates, quizzes and other activities which will broaden the student’s knowledge about the English language. Thus knowing more about the language will push them into learning more about the language.
How do you make a bright future? You don't,you build bright minds to make it!
- At risk youth
- Behavioral issues
- Youth development
- Youth leadership
- Abuse & violence
- Crime prevention
- Intercultural relations
- Intergenerational relations
- Arts & culture
- Citizen participation
- Conscious consumerism
- Social work
Morocco is struggling with high rates of unemployment (about 10%),youth violence and bad education quality(among the worst ones in the world).It is not uncommon to see that many of our youth are lacking vision, life skills,role models and proper orientation.Moroccan schools do not teach youth life and soft skills which could help them in their teenage lives and future get appropriate jobs as adults,but focus on theoritical school topics only .
All those problems can be solved if tackled at a younger age! So our solution is to teach middle school ( as a start) soft and life skills such as:leadership,proactivity, communication,self esteem/confidence,tolerance, critical thinking, goals setting and time management, team work,EI,public speaking and problem solving. Why start with middleschool students? They represent the highest dropouts in the country and they living a critical life stage. How?Through the use of interactive educative activities revolving around: arts, sports and community service in addition to tutoring and mentoring. We want to let them know that they are WORTH something and they CAN do things they want and leave an impact on the community they're living in.
"BLOOD ME" is an amazing phone app that connects all blood donors together by creating
First of all, it addresses blood deficits in hospitals especially in case of emergencies .After establishing a survey in my town's hospital i found out that there is absolutely no control over the blood incomes because blood bags have a 42 days life duration.so many bags get thrown without being used. Secondly, it aims to computerize the donation system which is old and relies on keeping the donors information in a big dusty register.
The solution is to create a phone app that will connect all donors together in a virtual blood bank which is connected to the hospital and locate them in case of emergencies .It will provide the hospital more control over the incomes by daily scheduled donations to keep a sustainable blood bags number. This app will radically change the donation system from old and slow to new and efficient.
A lot of undergraduate students have enough knowledge in engineering but they luck work experien
A lot of problem in my community like of source of energy, water and education, because of poverty and illiteracy, we choose a community,tackle their problem, then move to another one. people are still suffering from this, because they do not have enough knowledge to solve their problems, at the same time undergraduate students sufferfrom lack of experience, they need to practice their knowledge,I'm one of these students,there are many.
SbyS was launched in 2013 was launched in my university,we are working in the workshop of the university where there is some machines to work with,each year all the clubs of the university present themselves to new students so they can have an idea about our aim and objectives,we have contact email for students who want to adhere to our club,and also students can come directly to me and ask for adhering,because the university is not that much big.we get together and work in our workshop,and when we need to collect problems we go outside the university and choose a sample of people we want and start the process of collecting data. (I do not have enough space to elaborate more the problem)
Noora Health trains patients and their families with high-impact health skills to improve outcome
Patients & caregivers around the world face a similar need–after a major diagnosis, surgery or health event, they are left to care for a family member but do not have the health information, resources or training they need. This is even more acute in resource poor settings (such as India) where health infrastructure is lacking & families provide the majority of their own care. This can lead to unnecessary complications, readmissions & suffering.
We turn hospital hallways and waiting rooms into classrooms. Through our interactive, skill-based learning, we make sure that patient families really have everything they need to succeed after a major diagnosis, surgery or childbirth - replacing anxiety with competency and easing the transition from the hospital to the home. We cut out repetitive, generalized, scattered information from the workflow of doctors and nurses, freeing up more time to have meaningful, patient-specific discussions. We utilize a train the trainer approach to create “nurse educators,” who are experts in teaching these skills in an interactive and engaging manner. The hospital transforms into an educational experience that builds capacity in families.
Although Egypt is well known as one of the best destinations for global tourism all over the worl
As many Egyptian youth i didn't have the chance visit many of the touristic sites in Egypt although i met many of foreigners who visited places I've never visited here.that's because of high cost of accommodation in hotels or tours especially when you travel with a travel agency.so most of the poorer students can't travel and stay in another city.As a result there will be lack of knowledge about tourism and history among Egyptian students.
A non-profit initiative to facilitate domestic tourism for Egyptian youth through a network for youth who love travelling and visiting new places from different cities.they will provide host families from their colleagues.as youth will be encouraged to host their peers and guide them in a tour within their city. Being with a host family will be a great educational experience for young students about different cultures,lifestyles,history and nature of each city. So the organizing team in each city will provide the suitable host families for coming students,guide them in tours through the most important touristic sites,provide cultural events and volunteering activities and sessions about tourism.
ZiDi™ is a software developed for point-of-care (POC) tracking of commodities in clinics serving
- Information & communication technology
- Social enterprise
- Health care
Patients living in low-income peri-urban or rural communities are forced to travel long distances to access care, which costs them time and money - the poverty penalty. In response, private owner-operated clinics serving the last mile are becoming commonplace. However these emerging clinics, which rely on sales of medicines to be sustainable, report frequent stock-outs of medicines. The poor computer skills make stock management a challenge.
To bridge this gap, we are developing a 250-strong network of trained youth, branded the Blue Angel Network, to support the uptake of ZiDi™, a health management information system developed to facilitate POC tracking of commodities and stock management in clinics. Blue Angels train HCPs to appreciate and accept the benefits of health IT, notably for real-time tracking of inventory to reduce losses and stock-outs, and maximize returns from their inventory; Blue Angels will train HCPs to validate the authenticity of medicines and curb the exposure of patients to counterfeit medicines; Blue Angels will assist clinics with forecasting to optimally stock their clinics with the necessary variety of drugs and improve availability of medicines.
WASARE means sharing in wolof.
- Girls' development
- Youth development
- Youth leadership
- Women's issues
- Social work
We all have something special, some skills that we have to "Wake Up, Stimulate" in order to participate in the development of our community, our country, our continent. In the Senegalese society, as well as in many societies around Africa, there are a lot of issues regarding the youth such as: Lack of vision and volunteerism spirit Not involved in community services, prefer stay at home Awareness in the realities of the country.
We have to engage more young people to be part of the development, because we are the future and it certainly has to start today and now. We truly believe that given the opportunity, they can be the change they want to see and do more to impact their communities. For that to happen, they: -During workshops, they will network with others youth, socialize, challenge themselves -Will work on projects that will help their communities -Will have soft skills training on entrepreneurship, leadership, team working, public speaking, -They will develop their critical thinking and learn how to be a change maker.
90% of start ups fail!
- Social enterprise
- Youth development
- Youth leadership
- Economic development
After the revolution of Jasmine,Tunisia is facing many difficulties especially in the economic sector. It has to adress major problems such as unemployment.There are 200,000 unemployed graduates today and a supply of 80,000 new graduates every year who need employment.As one of the solutions, the country is trying to encourage entrepreneurs to create their own business but 9 out of 10 startups fail due to the lack of experience and mentoring.
A consulting bureau: TES targets young entrepreneurs(recently graduated from college),so conventions with Tunisian universities will be done.TES will mentor them through their journey to found a successful business and that by providing them with workshops and trainings on basic and essential knowledge on fields related to their projects such as accountancy, management, leadership...and help them create a network of experts and other entrepreneurs who know the struggles facing them through meet ups and create a website to keep the contact between the young entrepreneurs and the experts.TES will support the entrepreneur strongly in the early stages of business launch and won’t neglect later support to overcome critical phases.
We are dedicated to removing barriers that obstruct children from reaching their full potentials
The foundation seeks to end streetism, armed robbery, teenage pregnancy and poverty. All these problems are linked in a chain. Poverty prevents children from reaching their potentials. This makes them end up on the streets and others getting pregnant in their attempt to feed themselves. When grown, these will unleash their anger on society by picking up their guns against society. This is what Sunshine Hope seeks to address with a passion.
Sunshine Hope believes that the family is the basic unit of society. The training and support a child receives from home determines who he will be in future. This means that the financial status of the family is very important. unfortunately, most families in Ghana are headed by uneducated, unemployed single parents who can hardly support their families. This sends most children out of school onto the streets, some becoming violent and others getting pregnant. To break this chain, Sunshine Hope will provide free vocational training in bead making and fabric dyeing to single parents and uneducated youths. Sunshine will employ them after and pay them salaries. Surplus funds from their work will be used to support their children's education.
Verdant will contribute positively towards climate change through proper waste collection and dis
Inappropriate waste disposal, pollution and recycling of waste. Insufficient waste disposal systems installed in the communities. The existing service offered by Hysacam in association with the Buea rural council mainly collects waste along main streets and does not reach areas like schools, colleges, and densely populated communities Waste collected is dumped off without treatment thereby increasing danger to communities around disposal areas
Collection points for waste will be set up in schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and densely populated areas of the community. Initially, volunteers will be used to go into communities and sensitise through word of mouth, banners, and flyers on how important waste disposal is to our hygiene, health and environment Waste collection points will be set up with different collection bins for different types of waste – plastic, paper/pulp and wood, household/food waste, non-biodegradable waste. Waste collected at these points will be transported on a daily basis to Hysacam waste collection points using wheelbarrows – so as to avoid overspill of waste and further pollution around the waste collection points.
In Algeria the urgent medical aid service are called "SAMU = service d'aide médicale ur
In Algeria the medical emergency Toll-free number or the number of the SAMU (urgent medical aid service) is unfortunately barely efficient. This unity contains 80 doctors, 31 paramedics and 34 ambulances in the capital Algiers. However, this is still not enough for a city from 4 to 5 million inhabitants. Most people with an emergency had their friends have to rent ambulances and have no idea what to do to help before arrival to the hospital.
The solution is then to create a mobile application (as 98% of Algerians have access to mobile phones and about 63% are having smartphones "Ecrison study"). The main features of this application will be: • Database of toll-free numbers of SAMU and the civil protection. As well addresses and numbers of ambulances renters if no answer is received from the SAMU. • A platform where the patient or his helper will select the symptoms the suffering person has. Then he or she will receive an advice on what should and shouldn’t be done from the moment the accident happens until the arrival to the hospital. • Hospitals map with the different services included. • A GPS that is to be used to guide the user to the right service efficiently.
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Most of the universities in Algeria centralized in the big cities. the majority of the students come from the other regions, they are not familiar with the centers (organizations , associations or clubs) that organize developmental activities because the organizers themselves they do not have a promoting platform that can reach high populatuion of participants .Not having any training leads to possess poor skills and limited experience.
Dzyouthopportunity offeres a website: www.dzyouthopportunity.com with its app that inform the students about the developmental programs that exist whether nationally or internationally and assisst the students through their application by English based preparatory workshops.It focuses on : application description , conducting cv/resumes, interviewing , google searching, opportunity management, English speaking and writing skills.
iTeens is aiming at creating or reviving computer clubs in Ghanaian high schools to engage studen
High Schools in Ghana do not have adequate ICT (Information Communication Technology) facilities. This hinders the students in gaining ICT skills required in the modern world. Most schools don't have computer clubs and those who do have run out of ideas on what to do and as such have become inactive. Most students have become uninterested in learning ICT and hence there is an increase in digital illiteracy in Ghana.
A computer club is going to be formed or revived by students with Information technology interest. iTeens is targeting 15–20 students to help them learn and improve on their ICT (Information Communication and Technology) skills. Most of the training is going to be done in the various school’s ICT centers with a mentor to help. They should be able to build apps to solve societal problems, enhance their education and get a career out of it. Special attention will be given to girls since they are the minority in the ICT field in order to encourage them to join the club and pursue a career in ICT. The training is also going to help students build a good online reputation. After the training, certificates is will be awarded to participants.
Ambercycle makes microbes that can eat plastic. Our microbes produce chemicals when fed plastic.
We are addressing 2 problems. The first is inefficient disposal of waste garments. The second is sourcing garments from sustainable chemicals, instead of directly from petroleum.
We are engineering microbes that convert most waste plastic materials into raw materials for polyesters. Our process produces raw materials that can be used to make 100% renewable polyester that has the same quality as virgin polyester and, at scale, will be cheaper than petroleum-based polyester. We think we can do this by starting with waste plastic, a zero cost feedstock.
Underdevelopment arises when society gives too much and receives too little or nothing at all fro
- Information & communication technology
- Social enterprise
- Child Abuse
- Behavioral issues
- Boys' development
- Child care
- Child protection
- Education reform
- Girls' development
- Youth development
- Community development
- Sustainable development
- Environmental justice
- Minority rights
- Racial equality
- Vulnerable populations
- Women's issues
- Citizen sector
- Democracy & voting
- News & knowledge
- Public policy
- Social work
As a movement seeking to promote citizenship, patriotism, leadership and social entrepreneurship, AGEPCI is trying to address the following problem: - Civic dereliction: The non-participation of citizens in local and national development strategies and policies.
Develop programs that help make citizens feel concerned about local and national development policies, appropriate them and act as required to help achieve these policies goals. In a word, stimulate a civic engagement underpinned by real patriotic feelings throughout a curricular (training) and community service activities.
Based on observation, In Buea and Cameroon as a whole less than 10% of students between the ages
According to the National Institute of Statistics, unemployment Rate in Cameroon remained unchanged at 3.80 percent in 2012 from 3.80 percent in 2011. Unemployment Rate in Cameroon averaged 4.40 percent from 2010 until 2012, reaching an all time high of 5.60 percent in 2010 and a record low of 3.80 percent in 2011. The most affected group remain the age group of 20 to 29 years, because they do not have access to academic counselors to assist them
The solution to this lack of academic counselling is the creation of a website ,mobile application and SMS platform , all aimed at helping students identify their field of study , divulging all necessary information on those fields of study and follow up students to ensure they attain their objective or career. In line with this , partner with local secondary and higher institutions to make this academic counseling service accessible to students and also working with the government to make this platform available in public schools which have more student population needing this service because they are mostly left out when it comes to academic counseling.
Evrnu fiber transforms cotton garment waste into textile fiber for the creation of premium garmen
The global textile and apparel industry relies on a vulnerable, resource intensive supply chain. It is one of the world’s largest contributors of toxic environmental waste affecting air, water and soil resources. The current method of production and disposition of textiles, creates 12 million tons of garment waste in the United States each year. All garments end up in landfills or are incinerated, causing environmental devastation.
Evrnu’s technology is built on two core processes for recycling post-consumer cotton. The first Evrnu process strips dyes and other contaminants, which have historically been a primary hurdle to cotton recycling. The second process pulps the cotton, breaking it down to its constituent fiber molecules. These fibers are then recombined and extruded as a new pristine fiber, which can be engineered to custom specifications for end use applications in denim, dress, casual and athletic apparel. With global garment consumption projected to double by the year 2025 Evrnu offers brands and ultimately consumers a long term solution to resource scarcity; it's smart, responsible and works within the business model of the global apparel industry.
Youther is an NGO that will link viewers to funded opportunities in and outside of Tunisia ( i.e.
Let's face it : a college degree is no longer enough to meet the needs of the market. A study that has been made on late august 2015 indicates that 15.2% of graduates and people with college degree are jobless in Tunisia. That's why, Students and graduates need to engage themselves in self-devolepement opportunities that will advance their critical thinking , skills ,and leadership along with their academic skills.
The solution is an NGO that will offer different services. The main services are : to create a dynamic website that will link Tunisian youth and students with workshops , conference , internships .. etc. that are somehow funded and will upgrade the skills and CV of the ones benefiting from them. thus boost their potential in the market. i.e : as an engineering student you might find a fully funded workshop in Lebanon that will upgrade your skills and boost your resume, you will find all the information about the opportunity in my website you just have to apply ! The NGO works on inculcating needed soft skills ( leaderships,communication ..) and offers payed trainings that will help them succeed in their applications to the opportunities.
To create or produce a creal made off Moringa,mango,carrot,rice for children that can bear feed o
To reduce the level of malnourishment of infant of about 3 to 4 years, that are suffering for the lack of good and healthy food.
Provision of the nutritious creal affordable the the local people using their farm produce to make a nutritious creal for their young ones.
A cross-sector initiative to create reliable assessment and remediation tools for artisan supply
Artisan craft is the second largest employer of women in developing economies, behind only agriculture. But craft is also part of the informal cash economy, making artisans invisible and their working conditions unregulated. Estimates suggest that 20-60% of garment production occurs in the home, not inside the four-wall factory. No reliable means of monitoring homework currently exists. Nest is committed to empowering through transparency.
In collaboration with artisans, brands like West Elm, and potential partners Eileen Fisher, Ann, Inc. and more, Nest will develop a set of open-source ethical compliance standards, mapped to traditional factory audits but adapted to the context of homework and decentralized artisan production models. Not a pass/fail system, the assessment results inform design and implementation of programming plans to improve both the economic and social viability of artisan businesses. Compliance issues being addressed range from Fair Compensation and Transparent Record-Keeping to Child Advocacy and Artisan Rights and Wellbeing. Market Readiness programming ranges from business and communication training to design mentorship and facility upgrades.
5000 is the number of Tunisian fighters in Syria and Iraq with ISIS-According to US House Homelan
- Youth development
- Youth leadership
- Abuse & violence
- Intercultural relations
- Citizen participation
- Social work
Tunisia today is topping the list of exporting countries terrorists,most of them are universities 'students excelling in scientific field such as medicine,physics, chemistry, electronic engineering for the benefit of their skills. In the absence of an active community life in our universities such as clubs, students are an easy target for brainwashing,radicalization and recruitment in terrorist organizations that "give a value " for their skills!
My project is about strengthening financial resources and support devoted to clubs in universities,through a foundation,focusing on scientific clubs. Under the name“Engaged youth for better Tunisia” the foundation aims to help clubs in the universities to find financial resources to “give life” to their ideas and their projects and to encourage them to be engaged in the civic life. We will give them an other choice and an other road better then the extremism road. Providing students with a "healthy environment" in their universities where they can feel that they are effective members in the society, will strengthen their sens of belonging to our TUNISIA ,is the goal of the project.
Although stroke is perceived as occurring primarily among the elderly, it also strikes infants. F
Blood must flow to and through the brain for it to function; if the flow is obstructed then the brain loses its energy supply, causing permanent damage to tissues, leading to stroke. The consequences are motor, cognitive and behavioral problems, when the stroke happens at early stage of life, leading to long term disabilities.
Issues as early diagnosis, rehabilitation and parental involvement can be solved with a toolkit for dynamic rehabilitation exercises for children. This new toolkit would allow peer-to-peer learning that is promising to be even more effective than parent-to-child learning. By allowing rehabilitation to be moved out of hospitals and into the hands of households and families, hospitals can be alleviated from in-house therapies, parents can be empowered and children could recover faster. This method would also allow the collection of big data for future research and be applicable to other forms of rehabilitation from different types of traumas ad motor disabilities.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP as a long term solution for clean water at home, sanitation, hygiene and
In slums, families are not connected to the water distributors. They are spending up to 25% of their incomes for bad quality water, stored in containers. The main water operators cannot adjust their standards to this population. They face huge water losses and illegal tapping. Authorities do not know how to include these areas in their urban plans. That is why sanitation, hygiene and fire-fighting issues are not monitored.
Eau et Vie creates social business which builds a water network, equipped each household with an individual tap (connected to an individual meter) and collects the payments at home based on micro-credit systems. Eau et Vie installs fire-hydrants, sets up brigades composed of volunteers from the community and trained by professionals. Hygiene awareness raising sessions are also provided . In partnership with local municipalities, Eau et Vie works on the waste management services: environment and waste management awareness campaigns (Neighbourhood Clean-Up Day). Communities are actively involved in the definition and setting up of the activities. Eau et Vie projects constitute a global and innovative to improve living conditions in slums.
On average, 300,000 Nigerians are in constant need of an artisan daily, but there is no dedicated
In Nigeria, getting access to the best artisans around is not feasible. And half of the time, artisans that are immediately accessible are frauds who have little or no skill.
A mobile platform that provides access to the nearest and best artisans around a person. All artisans on this platform will be guaranteed to be qualified and safe to work with. This way the platform provides ease of finding artisans anywhere especially where you don't have a friend to provide recommendations and you still have the confidence of getting a credible recommendation from the application.
Our future, is a project that helps to tackle unemployment and social vices in my locality throug
Our future is trying to address the issues of social vices, such as thuggery, fraud, armed robbery, and also the issue of unemployment. Unemployment is caused by lack of jobs, which leads to idleness and virtually social vices.
With the commencement of our future, secondary school student would be highly equipped with the skills to set up a business, when the need arises, for instance when they graduate from the university without finding a job, this could help them set up a business and earn a living by being self reliant. This would help a great deal is reducing unemployment and curbing the menace of social vices in my locality.
Deaf/HoH persons in our society feel often marginalized and cannot easily express their ideas.
There is an invisible communicational wall that exists between deaf and other members of society. This is mainly caused by the absence of any teaching of sign language at schools.As a result, deaf people feel often marginalized in society,and can hardly communicate ideas other than basic ones, such as asking for the time, or for food. this communicational wall restrict deaf interactions with deaf community only, which make their daily life hard.
Linatakalam which means in Arabic “Let’s Speak” is a mobile application built in order to assist communication between deaf people and non-deaf people in the Arabic world. This would be the first such attempt in the Arabic language of this type of platform. This platform would offer the three following services: * Speech to Sign translator : This feature will offer the deaf the possibility to understand the vocal speech and that's by translating it to the Arabic sign language, the signs will be performed by a 3D avatar. * Text to Speech feature : the deaf person can express himself vocally, by inputting his desired message or by clicking in pictures. * Sign Language Learning Plateform : a sign language learning tool.
Habibou’s passion is providing support, mentorship to Junior high school students.
During the last five years, thousands of students were received in already outnumbered schools. It is very unlikely, if not impossible for the schools to successfully transmit knowledge to many of the students to be fully prepared for the baccalaureate exam. So after repeated failures to graduate high school, many students simply drop out.
With a success rate of only 17.99 % of baccalaureate exam of 2015 in Mali (Mali Ministry of education, July 2015) the project is about teaching and mentoring High school students.
There are a lot of girls today with great potentials to positively impact our world who lack the
Lots of young ladies in my university are faced with inadequate entrepreneurial education which consequently results in non-involvement of women in leadership, entrepreneurship, poor problem solving skills, unemployment in women, and the mentality of “after school, find a rich man and get married”. In a society where men are considered top priority in getting access to leadership and entrepreneurial skills, girls benefit little or nothing.
The Girl-LEAD Project will provide a competent, accessible and affordable platform for young girls to be empowered by acquiring leadership, entrepreneurial skills and other allied skills through intensive and interactive training sessions, one-on-one mentoring, volunteerism and practical working experience. This will result in empowerment of young girls, imparting in them the skills necessary to stand out and pursue their vision and helping them realize their potentials to contribute positively in society. The Girl-LEAD Project will take the form of a study program for 4 months. After completion of the program, the participants are certified, mentored, gain hands-on working experience and supported in starting up their individual ventures.
Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI) is a micro health insurance program which uses garbage as a fina
Indonesia is classified by the World Bank as a middle-income country. We have 250 million people, but more than 60% of the population still remains without any coverage. Recent estimates indicate that about 18% of its population continues to live below US$ 1 a day, and about half lives below US$ 2 a day. Households spend about 2.1% of their total consumption on health, Many people can not get access to health care due to financial factors.
This motivates us to develop garbage insurance scheme as health financing that we call Garbage Clinical Insurance. Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI) is a micro health insurance program which uses garbage as a financial resource. This can make the community mobilize their own unused resources to improve health access and break down barriers between health facilities and community members. We take an active role in managing health financing and promote health investments for poor with garbage. Practically, in general, residents must pay fee to government to dispose of their garbage, but we offer residents to submit their garbage worth US$ to us. It is then is used to cover their health care in a holistic manner.
How many excellent, brilliant and ingenious students that came from a poor social side or live in
In Morocco, and mainly in the old Medina of Fez, I got the chance to meet many brilliant students that study in the public high school that could not get the chance to continue their studies because of lack of financial support or because they are leaving in a very difficult social situation. I feel that my city is loosing some ingenious minds. Some of them give up at an early age just because of the idea of "Success is for rich people !"
Road To success is a project that aims to gather the best high school students that came from a difficult social side or live in a poor conditions, to help them to get to the best universities in Morocco and abroad, to have access to scholarships, to beneficiate from mentorship and tutoring courses, and to motivate them to be the future leaders of their community and inspire other students to success. I believe that everyone of us has his own road to Success. I want to help high school students to see that road, to build that road and to believe in that road. I want to end the quote of " Success is made for those who rich !". By orientation and guidance, I believe that we can help student to know their road and to build it step by step.
We aim to educate on the need to maintain a clean and healthy environment, provide garbage collec
Indiscriminate disposal of waste. Gomoa Aboso, has no garbage collection bins in the town. This is the root cause making the surroundings a virtual dumping site for individuals in this community. The environment, then filthy, serves as a breeding place for all sorts of harmful microbes. About 55% of disease patterns and infant mortality here continues to be malaria and diarrhoea, all related to poor environmental hygiene (Gomoa District report).
To provide education on proper ways of refuse disposal and provide refuse collection bins at vantage points throughout the community. To establish a sanitation club, which will help check proper sanitation in the community. Composting will be made from some of the waste and others recycled. Routine clean-up exercises and outreach programs will be organised throughout the community to sensitize others and government. Target members of Aboso community, schools in and around the community and other nearby communities. We seek to reduce the 55% statistic to less than 5% in the next two years, this is the social impact we seek. It starts from one part of the community and gradually spreads throughout the whole town, go national and then global.
Our Eden project aims at fighting malnutrition in Sanankoroba which is a rural area of Mali.
The problem my project is trying to address is Malnutrition especially in children. Though most people of my target community are Farmers (80%), they rarely know the Functions of their produce and the composition of what they eat, they just eat at random. And this results in 15% rate of malnutrition and causes deaths of 1/5 children before they reach the age of 5. The farmers lack essential farming equipment and skills.
My solution to this problem is reaching out to gardeners in the local community; provide them with basic Knowledge and necessary tools for the improvement of their garden and the nutritional status of their family. Get them more actively involved in the agricultural-sector, by helping them on how best to market their produce and foster good relationship between them and micro-credit institutions.
Up to 25% of the homeless own pets & most place the needs of their pets ahead of their own.
- At risk youth
- Health care
- Health education
- Mental health
- Substance abuse
- Social work
Up to 25% of the homeless population own pets, yet most are denied access to shelter/housing, addictions treatment, & health services with their pets, resulting in a chronic state of housing vulnerability, declining physical/mental health, & continued disengagement from services meant to support them. Yet pets also mitigate loneliness, are motivators for positive change such as decreasing use of drugs/alcohol & taking better care of themselves.
The solution addresses systems level failures of inaccessibility to health services/social support for individuals and families facing homelessness with animal companions. Adopting a One Health model, the solution is in understanding the inter-connected relationship between the health of humans, animals and the environment. By leveraging the strong human-animal relationship within the context of social marginalization (environment), we have demonstrated that veterinary care is an effective gateway for accessibility & engagement of human health and social services. Additionally, we have shown that veterinary care can effectively amplify human health messaging in areas such as vaccinations, oral/dental health and smoking cessation.
The goals of the CSSBE is to promote equal opportunity to access education for both boys and girl
Education is the root of any economic development, therefore it is important to make it accessible to everyone. In 2008 more than 80,000 pupils passed the DEF, yet around 17,000 pupils most of them poor and 40% of them were girls were denied in Mali because of academic history, gender discrimination. It gets even harder if parents are not involved but let children go by themselves within a poor education.
▪ On 169678 candidates in DEF and only 32% have succeeded in 2015 compared to 64% in 2009 in Mali , and at the right side of river Niger in Bamako out of 12723 candidates only 2670 succeeded or 15,07% of success rate. In order to stop this decrease in success rate we have to fundamentally assess how they got to the 9 grade, Broke today, genius forever which target is the secondary school better education reinforcement, will then mentor and tutor 20 poor pupils with 10 girls and 10 boys from their very first year at secondary school which is the 7grade and follow them up to the 9 grade so as to better them before the final exam of secondary school called Fundamental studies diploma or DEF.
Many street youths,are involved in trafficking drugs,violence as a result of unemployment,and ill
With very little technical know-how,knowledge,street youths find difficulties integrating an evolving and technological economy.No opportunities are favorable for them as most employers tend to exploit them,considering them as cheap and unskilled labor.All of these,persuades these juvenile delinquents to turn to trafficking as fast money making.However these involvement in traficking doesn't mean they hate work,but rather caused by circumstances.
To ensure training of street youths,the production of sweatshirts is key to raise funds.A supportive youth group(3 street youths) is needed as they will be taught"designing,sewing,for the effective production of sweatshirts" and also"leadership,self-empowerment and personal growth skills to be able to train other street youths and to govern their behavior while working with other street youths.Once profit generated from the production of sweatshirts,10 street youths will be recruited and trained with the help and assistance of mentors in the different domain like:electricity,plumbing,increasing their technical know-how.But also,they will be trained on personal growth skills,in-order to help them recognize themselves as change-makers.
Do you have computer?. OK!
Nowadays, Some students don't know how to use computer to write reports and resume and apply to opportunities. This back to they don't have computer at home because of low income. Those are the underprivileged students.
There are a lot of people upgrading their computers and companies also do the same. So, we will collect these computers from people and companies as a donation by doing campaigns at universities and making deals with companies. After that we will teach underprivileged students of preparatory and high schools the computer skills and at the end of the program they will get a computer for free (volunteers transport computers). Additionally, collecting computer parts will be one of our activities to use it if there are some computers need some parts. * Computer skills: Basic skills, MS. Office, etc. * Target beneficiaries: the underprivileged students of rural areas. we will reach those students with the help of charities and schools.
FoodCycle builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to cr
More than 4 million people are affected by ‘food poverty’ in the UK yet an estimated 15 million tonnes of food is wasted in Britain from plough to plate. At the same time social isolation is on the rise - it is estimated 97% of communities in the UK have become more socially fragmented in the last thirty years, with research showing lacking social connections is a comparable risk factor for early death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
FoodCycle has established a community-led model that diverts surplus food away from landfill to those who need it. Knowing that at least 400,000 tonnes of usable food could be saved from supermarkets each year, FoodCycle has established partnerships across the UK, putting the procedures in place to enable our 1300 volunteers to collect surplus food every week and turn it into delicious meals. FoodCycle gives vulnerable people the chance to benefit from a healthy meal, to make friends, and to feel more connected to their community. Our triple-donation model, where food, time and community space are all freely given, makes this an affordable and easily replicable model for the UK and beyond.
Prisoners are transformed into entrepreneurs by having them take part in an intensive entrepreneu
This project wants to fight against the high rate of recidivism in prisons, and the youth unemployment that can drive them to commit crimes. Burkina is better off as a society with flourishing youth where the rate of juvenile delinquency is minimized.
Creating entrepreneurs by putting prisoners through a training program for business creation, leading to follow-up and funding of their project ideas at the end of their detention.
The exclusion of Uganda's poor from formal financial services have made savings cooperatives (SAC
- Financial services and markets
- Information & communication technology
- Social enterprise
Over the last one decade, Africa has witnessed the establishment of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs) in an effort to foster financial inclusion for unbanked and underserved populations. Uganda alone has over 5000 registered SACCOS serving 58% of the population. Yet until now, SACCOS have lacked the means to efficiently manage information, leaving loopholes for fraud and mismanagement.
Ensibuuko’s solution, MOBIS is a banking and information platform that helps SACCOs to manage information and reporting; whilst using mobile tools- Mobile money, SMS, USSD - to enable the un-banked and under-served to save, borrow and manage their record on a mobile wallet using even the most basic mobile phone. The result is improved efficiency, reduced costs and increased transparency for a SACCO; a simpler, convenient and safer way for un-banked and under-served populations to access financial services. The solution is 20% the cost of existing banking software, yet the first 100% SACCO mobile banking platfrom. It strengthens SACCOS to serve a unique market that is not usually served by formal financial institutions.
Isara is an open sign language dictionary and learning application.
- Disability rights
- Disaster relief & crisis management
- Early childhood development
- Minority rights
- Information & communication technology
- Youth development
According to the World Health Organization, there is about 364 million deaf people in the world nowadays. If one deaf person, at least has two close relatives, their father and mother, 1 Billion people need to learn sign language. Sign language is one of the hardest languages in the world. It consists of gesture, body language, and facial expression. Besides, sign language doesn’t have a global standard, so it varies in every country
Based on problem background above, our idea is to create an open sign language dictionary and learning application called Isara. It provides interactive, real-time, and attractive sign language learning through usage of Kinect as motion sensor. With Kinect, user can practice the gesture based on example video until the gesture is perfectly done. As an open dictionary, Isara accommodate any sign languages without diminishing its richness and diversity. and as a learning application, Isara also provides intuitive sign language learning for children through thematic sign learning feature. This feature let user learns through themes, images, and other visual aids. Besides, Isara also provides user-specific practice to test user's skill.
At GiftedMom, we use innovative technologies and underemployed youths in the informal sector to i
The rate of unemployment in Africa has fallen by over 50% in the last decade but the rate of underemployment is increasing exponentially with 80% of those affected being youths from poor backgrounds, usually without a formal education, secure income, employment benefits and social protection. This leads to youths who are the future of Africa, leaving illegally for 'green pastures' abroad resulting in brain drain.
At GiftedMom, we use innovative and low-cost technologies to improve the healthcare of pregnant women and new-borns. We have developed SMS, Web and Mobile applications that notify and follow up pregnant women and mothers especially those in rural and disconnected areas. Most of these underemployed youths in the informal sector are passionate about serving their community, hence we identify, train and engage these youths in our activities of building an Africa of Gifted Mothers. We engage and employ them as community workers and peer educators sensitizing and subscribing more women to our services. We provide them a secure income, employment benefits and social protection and using them we have impacted the lives of over 1200 women.
KadAfrica builds resilient farming communities centered around the empowerment of young women.
In Uganda, economic dependence is a primary driver of the many injustices facing out of school girls; as a result, they have limited choices and are often forced into early marriages or risky behaviors. Girls typically have limited access to small tracts of land with little knowledge of how to turn this resource into generated income. Additionally, poor agriculture practices and cultural stigmas have further discouraged entry into agriculture.
KadAfrica uses an integrative approach combining hands-on and curriculum based learning, that recognizes the interconnectedness between economic security and poor choices or risky behaviors among out of school girls in Western Uganda. In addition to gender empowerment, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship training, girls are provided a 240m2 plot with 45 passion fruit vines to set up their own agribusinesses, intense technical support, and a ready market. Girls yield on average 100-150 kgs of fruit per month, garnering an income of $40-$50 over the same time period. These girls are not only earning and learning how to manage an income, they are becoming leaders in their communities and actively engaging in their local economies.
Faire des détenus des Entrepreneurs en les faisant prendre part à une
Le projet voudrait lutter contre le taux élevé de récidive en milieu carcéral, le chômage des jeunes qui les pousse à commettre des délits et souvent même des crimes. Il vise un Burkina meilleur avec une jeunesse épanouie dans une société où le taux de la délinquance juvénile serait minimiser.
Faire des détenus des Entrepreneurs à travers un programme de formation à la création d'entreprise aboutissant à un suivi et un financement de leurs idées de projets à la fin de leur détention.
O Projeto Digital Mente surgiu da necessidade de promover conhecimentos básicos de informática, m
A informática, cada vez mais universalizada, ainda não atingiu a todos: existem público alvo específicos de pessoas com baixo uso dos recursos computacionais. Almejando a diminuição do analfabetismo digital e o aumento da inclusão digital este projeto uniu a Informática com a Psicologia para ajudar no tratamento de portadores de transtornos mentais leves ao mesmo tempo em que transmite ensinamentos básicos sobre o uso do computador.
Foram firmadas parcerias entre o posto do Acessa SP e o Ambulatório da Saúde Mental, ambos de Macatuba/SP, possibilitando o desenvolvimento de atividades que promovessem o contato e a aproximação de pacientes do ambulatório com o universo da informática. Dessa forma, o projeto apresenta duas importantes vertentes, uma de aspectos técnicos na qual pacientes pré-selecionados do Ambulatório de Saúde Mental experienciam o uso de ferramentas digitais do computador, e outra de caráter terapêutico na qual esses alunos ao entrarem em contato com o universo da informática e com uma socialização assistida participam de um processo de melhora das suas condições de saúde e dos seus desenvolvimentos globais, com estímulos à criatividade.
Projeto Rádio pela Educação, desde 1999, desenvolve e fomenta ações de educomunicação junto a esc
A evasão escolar dada as caraterísticas regionais da Amazônia contribuem para que haja um atraso no aprendizado das crianças de escolas do Município de Santarém. Promover a educação pelo rádio é uma forma de aproximar a realidade por meio da tecnologia midiática do rádio. pelo qual vem instrumentalizar a transformação social a partir do contexto abordado dentro do programa radiofônico Para Ouvir e Aprender.
Dar melhores condições de aprendizado aos estudantes em especial da zona rural muitas vezes desprovidos de recursos que implementem a educação. Com o uso do rádio podemos ofertar alternativas diferenciadas como recursos pedagógicos a ser usado pelo professor na grande maioria trabalhando na escola com salas compostas por alunos de multisseriado que tanto contribui para baixa aquisição de conhecimentos dos alunos assistidos. Dada a dificuldade do professor/a em ministrar uma boa aula praticamente sem possuir na escola espaço e pedagogia adequadas. Considerando nossas condições geográficas onde rios são estradas e a tecnologia ainda muita usada é o rádio, penso que podemos modificar o cenário com o fortalecimento de nosso trabalho.
We are empowered young women overcoming poverty by creating sustainable ventures that transform o
Malawi is the 18th least developed country. Most families cannot afford to finance their children’s education. Girls are even less likely to be educated as they are married off early in exchange for dowry. Over time this cycle has created a large sum of women who are uneducated, jobless and facing extreme poverty. These women see opportunities, however, banks discourage them from innovation by refusing them loans due to their lack of referrals.
With a large population of women who are uneducated, jobless and facing extreme poverty; our solution is to create more jobs and opportunity for alleviation. Firstly, we have our micro-finance loan program where we host businesses classes, that are followed by a business plan challenge . The plans are proposed to our team and the best ideas are loaned capital to start up. The loans are repaid within ten weeks through weekly audits by the Tiwale team. Secondly, We host vocational skills training platforms. We are teaching women how to make dye-print African fabrics and also how to rear chickens. These projects employ women and provide them with skills needed to secure jobs or start similar businesses in the future.
Twim Academy is a school of media and creative arts located in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Unemployment is the biggest problem young Nigerians face. A fairly recent release from the country's National Bureau of Statistics put the youth unemployment figure at 54 percent. One of the strongest reasons why unemployment has persisted is the poor societal attitude towards vocational education. As such, schools churn out over a million graduates annually and many are unemployable as they do not have skills that are relevant to industries.
Vocational education is the strongest solution to the problem of unemployment. If more people have useful skills, they can easily create opportunities for themselves and solve problems for which they can be paid in return. However, since the main reason why the adoption of vocational education has been rather sluggish is the societal misconception that white-collar employees are better off than people in vocational professions, massive public re-orientation is necessary. Successful role-model figures who have "made it" through vocational skills must also be show-cased. These re-orientation initiatives are already been done through our radio broadcasts. We hope to be able to do them on a much bigger scale.
With 100% assimilation, PUPA OVERCOME brought recreational activities to low-income caregivers fr
In Brazil, there are 20 million children from 0-6 years old, being more than half from families with a monthly income below half of minimum wage per capita and only 11.8% are looked after by formal institutions, while another 10 million are cared for by relatives / informal caregivers without resources, ties or training. This situation may have consequences like child violence, crime, teen pregnancy, skipping school and a low level of learning.
The development of a methodology for a low-schooling audience that is founded on recreation, allowing the rescue of childhood and the self-esteem of caregivers in high-vulnerability situations. The training explores five axes of development: music, playing, literature (storytelling), the environment and health. To support the axes listed above, we use affective ties and affection, always using the best educational references and evidence of neuroscience. The training of the caregivers is applied in 3 modules of 16 hours each, every 3 months, separated by monthly home visits to monitor results (impact) and positive behavior reinforcement, doubts and proposals of solutions.
A iniciativa F123 democratiza o acesso à educação para crianças com deficiência visual melhorando
Os softwares educacionais são essenciais para a competitividade acadêmica dos jovens com deficiência (acima de 300 milhões no mundo), enquanto os softwares tradicionais normalmente não acessíveis financeiramente nos países em desenvolvimento. A pequena minoria de pessoas com deficiência que conseguem ter acesso a tais tecnologias o fazem por meio de cópias ilegais, enquanto governos e ONGs ficam limitados na assistência que conseguem oferecer.
A exclusão de pessoas com deficiência visual é resultado de uma série de fatores, dois dos quais são o altíssimo custo de soluções tecnológicas tradicionais e a falta de material apropriado de capacitação. Os softwares normalmente utilizados para a leitura ou ampliação de tela custam o equivalente a dois ou três computadores. Este alto custo impede governos, fundações e organizações de implementarem projetos na escala necessária para obter melhorias significativas, tanto na escolaridade quanto na empregabilidade de pessoas com deficiências visuais. O F123 aproveita tecnologias baseadas em software livre para melhorar a qualidade e baratear o software. O projeto também presta muita atenção à facilidade de instalação e uso.
Rising International trains local women and teens to be social entrepreneurs by running their own
The problem is extreme poverty locally and globally. Locally, single mothers, many of whom are teens, fall victim to the highest poverty rates. This problem is exacerbated by the growing lack of economic mobility for the poor in Northern California. Globally, over 1 billion people are trying to live on less than $1/day. The majority are women who are struggling simply to find a place in the world economy.
Rising International is the first non-profit to use the 117 billion dollar direct sales model to solve extreme poverty locally and globally. Here’s how it works: Zaina, a rape survivor in eastern DR Congo, makes beautiful aprons but can’t find a viable market. Rising purchases her aprons at a living wage, sustaining Zaina. Rising trains high school student, Tina in East Salinas, to run her own Rising home party business. Tina learns Zaina’s story and turns empathy into action. A homeowner in Pebble Beach hosts a Rising party where Tina sells Zaina’s crafts. Through her training, Tina is able to educate party attendees about Zaina and others like her, while earning $28/hr. Party goers are inspired and sign up to host more parties.
Project SAM is an inventory management platform targeted at multinational non-governmental organi
Health clinics in developing countries do not typically have computers or internet access to track inventory. Furthermore, data regarding medical supplies is often not integrated into a centralized system, meaning supply shipments to re-stock clinics are irregular and drugs frequently expire. Stockouts and expiration of medication are a significant problem, rendering treatment ineffective and affecting billions of dollars of medical aid yearly.
Project SAM’s primary product is a cloud database system specifically designed to record inventory data across multiple health clinics and branches of multinational health organizations. Critically, this system integrates with mobile phones to record inventory through an automated voice call using interactive voice response technology. This is vital to the operation of Project SAM in its target market in the developing world, given that the mobile ownership rate in both Latin America and Africa exceeds 90% while computer ownership with internet access remains very limited, particularly in non-urban areas. More specifically, our technology relies solely upon voice calls and SMS, meaning it is fully compatible with feature phones.
CRTWC changes classroom practice, students’ educational experience and achievement by developing
Research confirms that university programs are not equipping beginning teachers with the SEL skills foundational to empathetic teacher and student behavior and academic excellence. Schools must address new standards, high suspension rates, poor teacher retention, dropouts and bullying, while effectively supporting at-risk students. We must develop the SEL skills of both teachers and students to successfully address these challenges.
To build teacher and student empathetic behaviors, CRTWC systematically incorporates SEL skills into classrooms and schools, rather than providing an add-on program. The first step is to integrate SEL skill development into teacher preparation, equipping new teachers with the knowledge base, habits of mind, and concrete strategies to be effective. SEL skill development enables teachers to provide an empathetic school environment where all can take risks, make mistakes, and support one another in academic and social development. We have created a model to transform teacher preparation, developing the SEL skills of pre-service teachers, as well as the principals, teachers, students, and parents at the schools where they learn to teach.
The First Tee of Monterey County is the largest and most successful youth services program in the
Youth who are failing in school in Salinas and have little parental guidance join gangs because they cannot envision a future for themselves that is a better alternative. The situation is the same in King City, where limited English-speaking kids are being taught that the only thing they are good at is failing. There are very few alternatives in either city that offer healthy, structured recreation and life skills building.
With The First Tee, coaches and trained adult mentors deliver a 4-level curriculum (Player, Par, Birdie, Eagle) of 27 lessons that teach life skills, leadership, and empathy to youth through structured golf-based activities. It is a radical concept as golf has always been viewed as an elitist sport for the privileged class only. Additional activities include academic and scholarship application tutoring and summer camps. The First Tee works to break down social barriers and enable children to experience success, and supports them in planning a productive future. Our outcomes show that participants are able to successfully compete for scholarships and continue on to college and careers and become empathetic and strong community leaders.
Young people possess an innate curiosity and desire to learn.
Research shows a correlation between creativity and strong academic performance in students. In our 20 years in education, we’ve discovered that a creativity gap underlies the achievement gap. Low-income students are the most likely to receive impoverished instruction that teaches compliance and following directions, instead of providing opportunities for students to be problem solvers, solution seekers, inventors, social leaders, and creators.
We share the belief that young people are the R &D department of the human species; they are born to tinker, explore, test, prod, and discover. We transform classrooms, where young people come of age, into places where students are intellectually and physically active and where their innate creative talents are cultivated rather than extinguished. We do this through the Inspired Teaching Institute, a yearlong professional development program which teaches teachers how to change their role from information provider to Instigator of Thought. An Instigator of Thought teaches students how to think, engages students in serious play, and designs her classroom so that students are engaged intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
Fabretto supports early child development in at-risk rural Nicaraguan communities by training pub
In Nicaragua, poverty is overwhelming rural, with 80% of the extreme poor in rural communities. Children in these communities have no access to toys/resources to stimulate development, neither at home nor at public preschools. With few resources, 71% of preschool teachers have no formal training and tend to focus on rote learning. Children often enter primary school unprepared, leading to more dropouts and perpetuating the cycle of rural poverty.
Fabretto responds by supporting public preschools with teacher training and resources. Fabretto's training sessions guide teachers to use play to help students acquire, practice, and apply knowledge. Each teacher becomes an agent of change by replicating training for fellow teachers in his/her remote rural school. To facilitate implementation of the play-based methodology, we also provide key classroom resources and follow up with classroom visits. Through engaging activities, we’ve seen that children develop a strong base in language, literacy, numeracy, & life skills. In at-risk rural communities, excellent early education can truly change children’s lives by supporting cognitive, social & emotional development and keeping them in school.
Vulnerable youth need respect.
When you work with vulnerable youth, you get hit hard with compassion fatigue. Yet youth who are trapped in cycles of disrespect—violence, racial inequality, poverty, the school suspension to prison pipeline and trauma—need compassion from caring youth influencers more than anyone. To break cycles of disrespect, and become leaders of change, vulnerable youth need to see it to be it.
I was vulnerable Latina teen in Santa Clara County—an empathetic probation officer amplified my strengths and re-directed me to lead. Now we build this capacity in youth influencers via Respect 360. It's a training, coaching method and trauma-informed toolkit that’s improved social-emotional and resiliency outcomes for 30,000 U.S. youth since 2010. To reach 1,000s of Silicon Valley Latino youth by 2015, we’ll train partners—The Boys & Girls Club, Planned Parenthood, law enforcement—to nurture self-respect and be more effective mentors. For a year or more, they'll practice The Respect Basics (e.g. Tell Your Truth, Get Help, Have Courage) with youth in groups or 1-on-1, learning together: "I am unique contributor to the greater whole."
College Catts Pressoir is transforming the education system in Haiti by introducing a focus on in
The education system in Haiti fails to prepare youth to address the problems they will inherit as adults. 38% of children between the ages of 7 to 18 have never attended school and schools are in a state of serious deterioration. The current system limits students by forcing them to memorize and recite material. Lessons neither imbue an appreciation for societal context nor encourage student input, innovative thinking, creativity, or teamwork.
College Catts Pressoir departs from the traditional education system in Haiti, which relies on memorization and passive classroom participation. Instead, it champions development in innovative thinking, creativity, and teamwork for students from primary to high school. His curriculum combines classroom learning with experience-based learning so that his students view their education within the broader societal context. Every year in the third trimester students are graded on a team project where they apply their lessons to address community needs. As they use their knowledge ‘legos’ in the service of their community, they practice self-reflection, gain self-confidence, and develop their creativity, stimulating their growth as changemakers.
Dream A Dream's mission is "to nurture the uniqueness of young people from vulnerable backgrounds
140 Million young people from vulnerable backgrounds in India need to leap frog into an unpredictable and complex future successfully and for this they will need creativity and empathy. They need abilities to take initiative, be adaptable and work in teams. Teachers who are transformative, creative, emphatic, authentic and life long learners are uniquely positioned to unlock their creative potential and empower them to make positive life choices.
The Dream Teacher Development Program transforms teachers to Be more emphatic, more authentic, more creative and facilitate learning environments. The model uses play & experiential techniques to develop various skills in teachers, such as, expanding their own creativity, listening and validation skills, the ability to share with authenticity and learn tools to meaningfully engage young people in learning. In addition, learning to build supportive peer communities and be life-long innovators of learning. We aim to develop a pool of over 2000 skilled teachers through a transformation focused design framework which can help young people develop the life skills required to take on the challenges of 21st century.
Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.
In addressing how to improve schools, an overlooked opportunity to boost learning lies outside the classroom: on the playground at recess. In many public elementary schools recess has become the most concentrated time of conflicts, bullying and discipline issues. As a result, many students return to class frustrated, angry and unable to learn. Some students even miss hours of learning time because they are in the principal’s office or suspended.
Our solution is to support a culture of academic rigor by providing a program that teaches empathy, teamwork and leadership, transforming children, school climate and community. Learning these values leads to a more holistic education and a more empathetic generation. Playworks leverages recess into an asset to transform the entire school community for students and teachers alike. At each partner school Playworks places a dedicated coach who implements our program consisting of organized recess activities, a youth leadership program (the Junior Coaches), individual play and physical activity classes, before and after school programming and developmental sport leagues. We use play to help youth reach their full potential.
For 14 years, SS has created empathy-based learning environments that eliminate bullying at the r
Bullying is the problem. How schools handle it is a bigger problem. Schools know the power of positive discipline but still rely on shame, punishment and separation to curb bullying. Why? They don’t have the tools and training to create an empathy-based learning environment, where kids can safely learn to regulate emotions. It’s not enough to teach SHOULDS, set a new standard or say no – if we haven’t experienced empathy, we can’t recreate it.
To really end bullying, we need to provide an experience of empathy, and tools, trainings and reminders that show us HOW to take care of underlying feelings and needs that contribute to bullying. SS provides a WHOLE-SCHOOL (staff/parents/kids) approach addressing causes as well as behaviors, with specific tools to help us slow down, articulate feelings and needs, and try again. Our schools learn HOW to make positive behavior theory a daily practice. Our on-site trainers engage people in a shared experience, normalizing feelings and making it safe to be real and share in a healthy way. We leave tools in hands AND hearts, on the walls, and literally painted on the playground to remind kids to stop bullying and solve problems at their roots.
WASH United (WASH = WAter, Sanitation & Hygiene) develops interactive games that use the powe
Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and lack of hygiene kills more children than malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS combined. Countless more are left physically and mentally retarded as their bodies can't absorb critical nutrients. Millions of girls drop out of school at the onset of puberty because they can't manage their periods at school. Existing interventions fail to break taboos around these issues and inspire children to practice good behavior.
WASH United creates aspirations around sanitation, handwashing with soap and menstrual hygiene and make learning and practicing life-saving behaviour fun. Our "secret ingredients" to achieve this are games, sport stars as role models and positive communication. A mixture between NGO and a creative agency, we offer a portfolio of educational tools to all organisations interested in using the proven WASH United approach to generate awareness, knowledge and behaviour change on sanitation and hygiene. This portfolio includes a wide range of fun, interactive learning and behaviour change games on toilet use, hand-washing and menstrual hygiene that have been field-tested with thousands of children across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Aims to strengthen,standardize & integrate isolated emergency services with varying capabilit
With increasing urbanization in absence of Govt-owned 911 system,medical emergency is provided by multiple,isolated providers with varying capability,resulting in an inefficient emergency management system.During road accidents victim receives no paramedic care & transported in public transport to a hospital. It may not be the nearest, and may not have proper emergency facilities & products(blood) available,causing serious delay & loss of life.
Instead of introducing new service, integrate & enhance the existing isolated emergency providers,to create a centralized, inter-operable, standardized Real-time Medical Emergency System that seamlessly connects “Sense”,“Reach”,“Care”,the 3 pillars of medical emergency.The system accessible via internet & mobile will empower citizens for crowd-sourced quick response while a state-of-the-art emergency control room,sustained using an freemium business model,will provide paramedic supported emergency retrieval to all road accident victims free of cost within golden hour.The 3 resources of emergency to be integrated-1.Hospital Emergency/ICU,2. Ambulances & Paramedics,3.Blood Banks & Donors followed by citizen awareness.(More:kmes.in/about.html)
HSR Ward 174 is pioneering in a new concept named Neigbourhood Improvement Programme(NIP).
The location of HSR Layout is critical in terms of connectivity since major city level corridors i.e. Outer Ring Road (ORR) and Hosur Road (connecting the city centre with the Hosur, Tamil Nadu) edge this layout. There has been rapid urban development in layout in the past few years. The traffic has increased many folds. This has led to traffic management difficulties including safe access for pedestrians. NIP addresses these issues.
The corporator brings together the stakeholders through regular meetings and discussions to identify the issues that are local, arrive at a solution and implement the same. The concerns of the residents are gathered by feedback through the website, emails and in NIP awareness programs conducted for this very purpose. As a result of this, the NIP proposal is formed. The HSR NIP proposes pedestrian and vehicular safety, urban green networks and NMT networks. These provide easy access within the neighbourhood and to public transport corridors and will facilitate safe access and connectivity to parks, play grounds and lake areas within the neighbourhood. The MOMs of the meetings and other updates are published on the website.
Com 100% de assimilação, o PUPA VENCER trouxe experiências lúdicas para cuidadoras de baixa renda
No Brasil existem 20 milhões de crianças de 0-6 anos,sendo mais da metade em famílias com renda mensal abaixo de ½ salário mínimo per capita e só 11,8% são atendidas por instituições formais,enquanto outras 10 milhões são cuidadas por parentes/cuidadores informais sem recursos, vinculo e formação. Esta situação potencializa consequências como a violência infantil,criminalidade,gravidez precoce,evasão escolar e baixa aprendizagem.
O desenvolvimento de uma metodologia para um público-alvo de baixa escolaridade e que seja fundamentado no lúdico, permitindo o resgate da infância e da autoestima de cuidadores em situação de alta vulnerabilidade. A formação explora cinco eixos de desenvolvimento: a música, o brincar, a literatura(contação de histórias), o ambiente e a saúde. Para fundamentar os eixos acima, usamos o afeto e vínculo afetivo, sempre usando as melhores referências educacionais e as evidências da neurociência. A formação dos cuidadores é aplicada em 3 módulos de 16 horas cada, a cada 3 meses, intercalados por visitas domiciliares mensais para acompanhamento de resultados (impacto) e reforço de comportamento positivo, duvidas e propostas de soluções.
Design for Change is a powerful yet simple idea where children use a Design Thinking Formula of F
Present schools focus largely on academic outcomes and neglect whole child development. This widens the gap between school learning and real world situations. Our children are being prepared to replicate the current world scenario rather than making it better for all. There is lack of structured curricula to nurture innovation and creativity to children. Children are drilled to fear uncertainty and failure instead of learning from them.
Design for Change curriculum has simplified design thinking principles for children. The framework of FEEL, IMAGINE, DO and SHARE builds empathy in children, for them to engage as active participants in their communities. It redefines failure as prototyping and gives them the confidence to be innovative and find creative solutions for problems that bother them. Children become change makers. Teachers are able to experience the capabilities of their own children as they listen to their voices and ideas. Feel gets children to empathize and engage with a problem, they imagine a solution and do the act of change. Through sharing their story they inspire others. FIDS provides a structured curriculum to teach and assess key 21st century skills.
Skateistan uses skateboarding as a way to engage children and connect them to further education a
Youth make up 68% of Afghanistan’s population. Prolonged conflict in the region has lead to an extreme lack of basic services, especially for kids most in need like girls, street-working, and disabled youth. Education in particular has suffered. Only 18% of women are literate, quality education is only for the elite and regular Public schooling lasts only 3 hrs/day consisting of route learning and with no focus on creativity or problem solving.
Skateistan believes that if the youth around the world, like the young people in Afghanistan, are going to inherit many complex issues, they need the opportunity to develop qualities of leadership, problem-solving skills, and confidence to identify solutions and lead positive change. Using skateboarding to engage youth and break down social barriers, Skateistan aims to empower children from all backgrounds in a safe space. While skateboarding is the initial draw, Skateistan is then able to provide access to education and new opportunities. For many children in our programs, Skateistan is the first opportunity they have for education and for all youth involved it provides self-respect and an identity beyond their socio-economic status.
Brace Social Coop acts on supporting caregivers to develop empathic, secure relationships and pos
The recession in Greece raised depression, social exclusion, poverty and the number of people in need. It brought significant emotional burden to caregivers, either professionals or relatives, increased cases of burn out and violence. Caregivers are in need for practical, lucid guidance to support adopted children, children with special needs, elderly, depressed people. Number of children in risk of entrapment into poverty increased.
Brace SCE acts on these issues by offering two International Certified, Action Learning Training Programs to carers and children. The first program, Marte Meo, enhances the positive interaction and empathic connection. Goal is to promote cooperation and autonomy. The more braced and trained the carer is, the more effective his support in emotional and intellectual development of the one in need is. Interaction changes, alienating the risk of violence and burn out. The second program, Aflatoun, gives teachers new means to support children in avoiding social exclusion. From kindergarten to high-school a child is supported to develop cooperation skills, positive sense of self and financial knowledge. Thus, poverty danger is limited.
NGO BOROUME facilitates the food saving process of the largest supermarket chain in Greece to nea
This project addresses the oxymoron of having supermarkets that daily throw tons of edible food away and people who are suffering from food insecurity at the same time, often even in the same neigborhood. This food waste has a substantial social, environmental (production of methan gas in landfills) and economic impact (wasted resources).
NGO BOROUME connects selected supermarket stores which join the program after the company's decision with nearby welfare agencies, charities and municipal social services that help people with food insecurity. The company provides the manual which stores have to follow in order to ensure food quality and the correct procedure for donating the food. The recipient agency has the obligation to collect the saved food on specific hours that suit the store, thus minimizing logistic costs for the company. NGO BOROUME facilitates the creation of these links by providing information regarding suitable recipient organizations and is responsible for any changes regarding these links.
We intend to give the citizens a straight channel, of online access, to contact the public author
Portugal has an advanced public information access law, but citizens are unaware of it and the public institutions do not apply it. In practice, reaching public information is a hard and slow process. As a result, despite the law, it keeps not having effective public information access, which means that institutions and political power are not responsible in front of its citizens and do not share data of public concern.
We intend to create an online platform, where citizens may publish access requests to public data that are automatically directed to competent entities. This platform publically logs all the requests done and measures the time that each institution takes to answer. The project team, together with the users, also evaluates the quality of the answers. Citizens may then compare the performance of the several public institutions when answering these requests, also working as a benchmarking tool for the institutions. The platform also allows creating and managing mass email campaigns for the citizens to focus their petitions to State agents, to adopt certain public policies.
We train uneducated vulnerable Mothers in highly deprived rural villages to run educational Play
We work in highly deprived rural villages in Uganda where there are no primary schools or kindergartens. Children have no books or toys. Most parents are uneducated and haven't been taught childcare practices. As poverty is all they've known they have low aspirations for themselves and their children. This harms child development and prevents children developing the creative-thinking skills & "can do" mindsets they need to break out of poverty.
We train uneducated Mothers to run educational Play Centres for all the village pre-schoolers. Centres are in any village building and use cheap locally-made games. Play-based teaching in small groups (1:4 child-parent) creates a fun, interactive & caring environment. Health & hygiene activities are incorporated. We provide parenting & 2nd chance learning workshops for the Mothers to incentivise them, improve their home-based play & care and confidence & well-being. Each Play Centre takes 2 months to set up & benefits 160 children every year - enhancing their cognitive, socio-emotional, physical & language development. It's a cheap, sustainable and scalable way to empower the most deprived families to provide early learning through play.
Inspired by "Caine's Arcade" - kids around the world build anything they can imagine with cardboa
Kids do not get enough creative play. Schools are often not structured to foster creativity of children with hands on open ended play. And kids are often not excited or engaged in learning.
The Global Cardboard Challenge offers a flexible program for communities to engage kids in creative play, while introducing hands on project based learning to schools, communities, and parents. The Caine's Arcade short films (part 1 and 2) instantly inspire kids and communities to build and play. Participation can be as simple as a single day with cardboard, or longer and more structured events. Educators continue to create and share open-source curriculum, and have adopted the program into design thinking challenges, common core aligned curriculum, and STEM programs. The program is popular both in school and out of school, and has been adopted by educators and parents in over 50 countries in just 2 years.
If you have underexploited land and thinking of using it for an extra income, if you believe that
Greek farmland that used to provide with the essentials, is an asset passed from one generation to the next. Today a major turn to agriculture has lead Greecks trying to cultivate this land to either gain an extra income or to use it as the basis for their full time new profession as farmers. But how people from the city, or with little experience in agriculture and the industry will decide what to cultivate and how to grow and sell their crops?
xorafaki.gr is an online service created to guide you through the first steps of utilizing your plot of land, from cultivation to production, the placing and even standardization and export of your products. We adjust our proposals to your needs, considering the time and money you have available. We give you the realistic return of your plantation, expenses and income, all customized to the specifications of your land and your profile. We help you schedule your cultivation tasks, introduce you to agronomist and other farmers in your area, to suppliers and merchants willing to buy your first crop in fair price to get you started. All these following sustainability, and best cultivation practices.
Traffic rules and enforcement do not prevent blatant traffic violations.
Of Bangalore's 1 crore (10 million) population, 62% is between 19 and 34 years of age. Despite official traffic rules that must be studied in order to obtain a license to drive, the behavior of traffic on the road is invariably, in blatant violation of the rules. Regardless of what is learnt, youngsters and new drivers quickly pick up and imitate existing road behavior. This perpetuates illegal and unsafe driving practices.
This project proposes to identify and positively reinforce good road use, so that we may alter predominant road behavior to be rule abiding and safe. This will also set the stage for introducing new rules with a reasonable expectation that rules will be followed. This project is based on the fact that rewarding good behavior will inspire and motivate greater good behavior. Bangalore is home to a high tech Traffic Monitoring Centre. Using this youth volunteers will be allowed to watch other drivers' behavior and commend good behaviors. This fosters and sense of ownership of the problem and equips the youth volunteers with a personal sense of right and wrong behavior on the road aiding the behavior change that we hope to encourage.
Filisia creates accessible music and multimedia interfaces that support the rehabilitation proces
People facing musculoskeletal problems and cognitive challenges need to exercise regularly to improve their physical condition and cognitive and motor skills,but they get easily demotivated.They also cannot express themselves musically, as traditional instruments have inappropriate size, shape and learning curve. Yet, numerous neurologic rehabilitation studies show that active musical engagement has significant benefits to users’ therapy process
Filisia creates interactive interfaces that motivate users’ rehabilitation, and enable their creative expression. Our systems are modular and support a wide range of interactions (improvise, memorise, arrange, orchestrate, turn-taking etc). They are highly customizable to the needs and abilities of each user, and employ increasing interaction complexity to sustain users’ engagement. The interfaces combine hardware and software, use microcontrollers and sensors and are cross platform. They engage and inform the users by providing haptic, auditory and optical feedback. We also collect data on users’ speed, width and smoothness of movement and report these to their therapists and parents, so they can track the evolution of users’ capacities.
Home Safe aims to establish a nationwide network of professional chauffeurs on call, around the c
Over 15% of all fatal road accidents in India are caused by inebriated driving. 30% of all drivers in Delhi at night are driving drunk. The primary reasons are, 1. Lack of Alternatives – No options to call someone to drive your car, no concept of designated drivers and skeletal public transport at night 2. Inadequate Enforcement – Not deterring penalties, inadequate breathalysers and too few traffic police personnel.
The proposed solution is a nationwide network of chauffeurs on call, available around the clock to drive people in the comfort of their own car, when they would rather not get behind the wheel themselves. We are currently operational in the NCR area with a fleet of chauffeurs available around the clock, across the city. All chauffeurs are taken through standardized selection, testing and training processes to ensure quality, across the board. Chauffeurs can be booked on our 24x7 hotline numbers, online or through a mobile application* We work closely with bars, pubs, alcohol beverage manufacturers, auto companies and local law enforcement agencies to maximize the adoption of alternatives to drunk driving. * Coming Soon
A social changemaker solution to a business need: empowering survivor women to avoid exclusion by
10% women are abused in Spain 2.150.000 according to 2011 Minitsery Macrosurvey. If it is difficult to find employment in Spain with 27% unemployment rate, there is a greater barrier for women who have been abused with no previous experience or training. Despite subsidies of hiring abused women, the recruitment index is still low due to social rejection of employing women portrayed as battered. Traditional support providing a positive discrimination suffers from a double victimization: prevents women from being inserted as positive asset for the company and social changemaker, because it is reduced to training courses and employment opportunities mainly as cleaners, maids or kitchen helpers, invisible and not socially valued jobs.
Ana Bella Foundation innovates & portraits abused women as survivors not victims. They are not the problem, but part of the solution. Ana Bella help them to release their potential as effective workers in times of crisis, capable of facing employment as a source of personal dignity and committing to social and economic company goals delivering excellence service. Danone provides a social solution to a business need: empowering survivor women to avoid exclusion by offering valuable jobs through promotional campaigns. Not invisible jobs as cleaners but visible positions as Danone Ambassadors.
America Needs You (ANY) fights for economic mobility for ambitious, low-income college students.
At a time when the stakes of college completion are particularly high, 60% of low-income college students and 89% of first-generation students do not complete their degrees (NPSAS). First-generation college students often lack role models to encourage them to persist in their academics or professional ambitions. While college access programs have grown, there is little support for students at risk of dropping out while they are in college.
ANY's Fellows Program is a highly-selective program for low-income, first-generation college students. The program is designed to foster continuous college enrollment and help secure internships and job offers upon graduation from four-year institutions, ultimately leading to meaningful employment and economic mobility. ANY combines many proven tactics of support, such as creating a community to combat feelings of isolation, providing career development training to fill gaps in knowledge, and matching students with mentors who become their champions. ANY’s target of accepting more community college students and facilitating their transfer to four-year schools is a crucial component allowing students to realize their full potential.
Venture for America is a competitive two-year Fellowship program that recruits top college gradua
Talent is being systematically drained from most of America's cities and routed to a handful of coastal hubs for professional services. Unemployment persists in these communities and new venture creation lags behind national trends. Economic data consistently indicates that the success of a city is directly tied to the educational attainment of its workforce, and many of our historically vibrant communities are struggling to attract this talent.
Venture for America aims to reverse the brain drain and help young companies in emerging cities recruit top talent. By providing targeted training in startup skills and a two-year apprenticeship at a startup, VFA socializes our Fellows as entrepreneurs and helps them build the skills necessary to succeed in a demanding environment. In the short term, our Fellows serve as core team member at a high-impact startup company, helping the organization refine its products, scale its operations and acquire new business. Our Fellows learn firsthand exactly what it takes to build a business in these markets. Our ultimate goal is for our Fellows to become company founders in their own right, building the engines of job growth in their communities.
ScriptEd empowers students to be creators of technology by offering computer programming classes
The tech industry faces a talent shortage, and schools are not teaching the computer programming skills required to thrive in today's economy. By 2020, the US economy will demand one million new high-end computing jobs. Meanwhile, 90 percent of US high school students never even have the opportunity to learn computer programming in school, and a wildly disproportionate number of these students are female and Hispanic or African American.
Founded in 2012, ScriptEd is a start-up non-profit organization that aims to increase access to careers in technology by offering computer-programming classes in low-income high schools. ScriptEd’s courses are taught by experienced computer programming professionals on a volunteer basis, ensuring that students not only have exposure to the most up-to-date knowledge available, but also role models and potential mentors in the field. In addition, ScriptEd links students to internship opportunities to gain professional experience in which to apply their coding skills.
Pretendemos dar aos cidadãos um canal direto, acessível online para contactarem as autoridades pú
Portugal tem uma lei avançada de acesso à informação pública, mas os cidadãos não a conhecem e as instituições públicas não a aplicam. Na prática, aceder a informação pública é difícil e moroso. Como resultado, apesar da lei, continua a não haver um acesso efetivo à informação pública, o que significa que as instituições e os poderes políticos não são responsáveis perante os cidadãos e não partilham dados de interesse público.
Pretendemos criar uma plataforma online onde os cidadãos possam publicar pedidos de acesso a dados públicos, que são automaticamente encaminhados às entidades competentes. Esta plataforma regista publicamente todos os pedidos feitos e mede o tempo que cada instituição demora a responder. A equipa do projeto, juntamente com os utilizadores, avalia também a qualidade das respostas recebidas. Os cidadãos podem então comparar o desempenho das várias instituições públicas na resposta a pedidos de informação, servindo também como ferramenta de benchmarking às instituições. A plataforma permite ainda lançar e gerir campanhas de email em massa para os cidadãos dirigirem petições aos agentes do Estado para adotarem determinadas políticas públicas.
Labor Link is the first platform to leverage the disruptive power of mobile to give voice to the
In April, 1,100 workers were killed in a factory collapse in Bangladesh. Why? Because those workers were invisible. When they saw cracks in the walls, they had no channel to report it to the companies buying the clothing they sew, and hence no way to stop this totally preventable tragedy. Millions of low-wage workers endure poor working conditions everyday and suffer in silence because they have no way to communicate with decision-makers.
Labor Link gives workers a free and anonymous channel - through their own mobile phones - to report on working conditions, opinions and needs in real time. The voice-based system does not require literacy and runs in any language. Workers simply answer short, multiple-choice surveys with their touch-tone keypad and receive educational messages about their rights and local services. Surveys cover every aspect of working conditions - from child labor to fair wages, as well as access to financial services, health and nutrition, livelihoods, and community needs. Labor Link delivers actionable recommendations to decision-makers to address worker needs. Data has been used to address sexual harassment, enhance training and improve worker housing.
Busanti meets women at the corner of Social & Technological Innovation, bridging two unaddres
As the global lens fell on New Delhi last year, an old, yet overlooked issue, safe transport for women, came to light. In the face of one woman’s tragedy, realities of millions of urban-poor women were unveiled. Accessibility to healthcare is already in crisis in Pakistan and to top it off, these women further risk their lives as they commute to work. Physical, sexual and psychological harassment are norms that accompany them every day. Work, unlike healthcare, is a priority and a matter of survival, and these women have no other choice than unsafe, unreliable, untimely transport…or do they?
Busanti is Pakistan’s first 'public health' bus service for women. It is aimed at providing a safe, dignified and affordable way to travel to work and back. While it will cost the same as other forms of public transport, it circumvents negative tolls such as sexual and psychological harassment that are faced by women daily. On a social level, Busanti offers many options for healthcare. During their commute, women are exposed to health awareness and education via multi-media platforms. All commuters are given access to a 24/7 health line dedicated to Women’s Health. While women can choose a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model, Busanti offers a ‘smart card’ bus pass which allows employers to pre-pay and gives women access to a health care insurance plan. Conveniently, buses stop at network hospitals and providers along the way. Mobile technology is also onboard and will provide commuters with access to SMS-based financial services including digital payments and mobile savings. ‘Brand a Bus’ is an alternate revenue scheme that invites brands who already cater to women to literally brand a bus. Therefore providing these with an alternative vehicle to market and thus drive their brands.
DoctHERS-in-the-House: • Creates opportunities for female doctors who can not access the workplac
80% of all medical school graduates in Pakistan are women, yet only 25% ever practice due socio-cultural constraints. In the same Pakistan, 95% women living in poverty can not access affordble care and have never seen a qualified doctor. Stuck in this crisis, millions of marginalized women face unnecessary high maternal-child mortality/morbidity, sadly in the presence of promising doctors. All the while, the same Pakistan boasts 85% penetration of mobile access to mobile & internet technology. Given the significant demad-supply mismatch between doctors and patients, it behooves us to question how we can use technology to bridge this gap?
DIH is a novel healthcare marketplace that connects female doctHERS to millions of underserved patients in real-time while leveraging technology. DIH circumvents socio-cultural barriers that restrict women to their homes, while correcting two market failures: access to quality healthcare and gainful employment. DIH leapfrogs traditional market approaches to healthcare delivery and drives innovative, sytems change. For example: • doctHERS can access urban /rural patients through mobile and internet enabled technologies/vídeo-conferencing • Trained, trusted community Nurses/ Health Workers/Midwives assist DoctHERS in assessing patients at ‘point-of-care’ using diagnostic tools which creates a new ‘healthcare value chain’ • doctHERs can work across the healthcare sector: operate 24/7 tele-healthlines, conduct medical/claims reviews, contract services to health plans (PPOs, health insurance companies), promote health/wellness coaching and trainings via web, IVR-enabled health modules or SMS-enabled localized health messaging • DIH can leverage mobile banking technology to provide a cashless, digital payment solution to collect all user fees • DIH can include thousands of qualified female doctors in the Pakistani Diaspora to be included in this system This model can be replicated for all countries in the MENA region transforming the way healthcare is delivered and accessed in MENA (and many parts other parts of the emerging world) while promoting gender inclusion in the workforce (for both female doctors and community health workers) Example Rania is a member of DoctHERS-in-the-House. Trained as an OB-GYN, she was forced to quit her career after marriage. She now practices from home. Through vídeo-conferencing, she is beamed into a clinic in Sultanabad, an urban-slum in Karachi. Working with a trained nurse, Ayesha, Rania examines Naz, who is a domestic maid. Ayesha conducts series of antenatal tests (fetal heart monitoring & ultrasound) which Rania sees simultaneously on her monitor. Before DIH, these women would’ve never met. Rania wasn’t allowed to work outside her home let alone in an urban-slum. Ayesha lacked training/skills to run such diagnostic tests independently & Naz, would’ve been at the mercy of quacks, would’ve likely lost out on daily wages given medical complications. (Upon proof-of-concept, this USAID funded Project will be replicated across Pakistan)
In Afghanistan, officials cannot account for one third of aid between 2002 and 2009 – GBP 23 bill
Up to 25% of aid in war-torn countries is lost to corruption and mismanagement. This affects poor communities the most as it impacts vital development outcomes such as access to health, water, education and quality of roads. A focus on technology-driven solutions has often failed to ‘close the feedback loop’ between state and communities, neglecting context analysis, constructive engagement and responsiveness to communities’ concerns.
Learning from experiences of community-driven development and participatory governance, our constructive community integrity building approach fosters collaborative learning, problem diagnosis, generates an evidence base and recommendations, and resolves problems in public and infrastructure services through locally driven solutions. We work with our partners to facilitate meetings to enable communities to voice their concerns and elect community monitors who will then monitor development projects. The evidence monitors collect will be shared with the entire community. If problems are uncovered the monitors will work with all stakeholders (government, contractors, citizens) to identify solutions and fix these problems.