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Gyan Lab (ADD-on-GYAN)

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ADD-on-GYAN Educational Services Pvt. Ltd is a venture established in order to reduce the many problems present in the Indian Education Sector and bridge the widening gap between theoretical and practical education in India. We began operations as a Start-up Company at Manipal University - Technology Business Incubator on 20th January and registered as a Private Limited company in July, 2011.

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Geotourism Challenge 2009: Power of Place - Sustaining the Future of Destinations

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Join our search for the most innovative examples of geotourism around the globe. Enter by the extended deadline May 25, 2009.

This 2009 Geotourism Challenge, sponsored by National Geographic and Ashoka Changemakers, attracted 610 innovative geotourism entries. Check out these destinations from 81 countries that promote natural and cultural heritage while improving the well-being of the local people.

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Driving Spirit

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Driving Spirit is an organisation working within the poverty-striken area of Phillipi Township. We are currently building a kindergarten in the township, and we are planning future projects to generate work opportunities for the people of Philippi.

 

FLED

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Activities & initiative to spread financial literacy & entrepreneurial development, activities for youth and children. Our focus will remain towards spreading awareness of financial literacy and the importance of entrepreneurship.

 

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Skill Scout Inc.

Skill Scout is an innovative hiring and recruitment start up that brings people back into the hiring process. We forgo technological scale for human scale. Rather than online job postings and stacks of resumes, we engage companies and candidates through video and in-person hands on interviews.

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Chicago, IL
United States
41° 51' 22.9356" N, 87° 38' 2.256" W
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HackerNest Unite

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

HackerNest Unite is a directory & community portal to connect all the disparate factions of a city's tech ecosystem - jobs, events, classes, news, etc. - in one place. The first place to look for everything tech in a city. Our mission: local economic development through technology.

Trace Kenya

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Trash is cash is a community based project that is in the forefront to prevent environmental pollution by providing solid waste management services to enhance conservation and healthy communities and providing employment opportunities for the youths and young mothers through collection and recycling

Johego

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Poverty is, in part, a product of incomplete information: although there may be resources available in a community to address a particular need, individuals may not be fully aware of such resources. Through the creation of a smartphone application, Johego is working to close this information gap.

Ideas Inclusivas

hybrid

At Ideas Incusivas we help entrepreneurs develop and propel their ideas in an inclusive way. Our mission is to help communities thrive by creating added social value through the interconnection of local projects while creating a support structure of co-learning and co-creation.

African Youth Union

The African Youth Union (AYU) is a Pan-African youth organization that boasts the largest youth representation in Africa. AYU seeks to bridge the gap between the youth and government, and acts as a conduit between the youth and regional bodies such as the African Union.

The ReConnect Movement

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

The ReConnect Movement works to bridge the gap between at-risk and high-achieving youth by providing an open, safe platform for vulnerable youth to share their stories. We then form a plan of action to create community programming that will address barriers to inclusion for this population.

AISE

AISE is building & supporting and innovation & entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arusha, Tanzania & its surrounding communities with educational programming, a Maker Space, and a community space to encourage collaboration, creativity, and co-creation.

ILICIT AFRICA

Rucomp - Rusokoni is Rucomp is a community based solar powered ICT Infrastructure that leverages on internet to provide internet access to rural youth and farmers while accessing real prices of farm produce allowing them to create new prices while accessing new markets for there produce.

Sustainiverse

hybrid

Sustainable Marketing and design firm to leverage unused urban wall/roofs/courtyards for vertical aquaponic and algae farms. We will also create an app and forum for increased community education and feasibility for use by anyone like Uber w/ decentralized approach to provide food and jobs to needy.

Skill Scout

for profit

Every once in a while, the world changes so much, so quickly, that we miss an opportunity sitting right in front of us. Innovation in hiring often means a new algorithm or better keyword search. Or a sophisticated pre-employment test. We think it's much simpler than that.

Crowducate

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Education is a universal human right. To provide universal education, we need to steward and improve our commonwealth of open educational resources. The Crowducate platform helps teachers collaborate to create open educational resources.

The elai Project

hybrid

The elai project makes all social goods and services fully accessible to all persons, regardless of disability or ability. Our aim is the full letter and spirit of the ADA in practice. This includes teaching a paradigm shift in how people understand disabilities and accommodations.

Dhadakmohim

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Melghat Mitra started with the vision of protecting children from malnutrition and child death, the death rate increases in the rainy season and for reducing this death rate “Maitri” organizes “Dhadak Mohim”. In 1997 around 265 volunteers participated in Dhadak Mohim. with the aim”Not let a single c

Para una alimentaciòn sustentable y saludable

 El impacto del cambio en la dieta tradicional de maíz en latinoamericanos, por la comida rápida, aumenta obesidad y daña el medio ambiente con toneladas de empaques plásticos, afecta la economía de mujeres productoras de alimentos y el ecosistema de campesinos habituados a abastecerse ellos mismos su alimentación quienes, ante la carestía, abandonan cultivos y migran, agravando la escasez alimentaria, problema social masivo en muchos países. Un innovador sistema educativo constructivista de valores ancestrales en alimentos, reivindicará la dieta tradicional de una vasta

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 36' 35.0856" N, 90° 31' 13.0944" W
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Para una alimentaciòn sustentable y saludable

 El impacto del cambio en la dieta tradicional de maíz en latinoamericanos, por la comida rápida, aumenta obesidad y daña el medio ambiente con toneladas de empaques plásticos, afecta la economía de mujeres productoras de alimentos y el ecosistema de campesinos habituados a abastecerse ellos mismos su alimentación quienes, ante la carestía, abandonan cultivos y migran, agravando la escasez alimentaria, problema social masivo en muchos países. Un innovador sistema educativo constructivista de valores ancestrales en alimentos, reivindicará la dieta tradicional de una vasta

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 35' 57.0552" N, 90° 31' 38.9748" W
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TimeTender

hybrid

TimeTender is a time-based community currency that is earned for volunteering on community projects and redeemed for experiences at anchor institutions such as university classes, sporting events, theater productions and recreational facilities.

SAMADHAN

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

“SAMADHAN” (Rural innovators conclave) is an Idea generation platform for rural development by the rural youth. It will give confidence to them to nurture his/her ideas today and become influential leaders of tomorrow.

Chicks for Life

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Chicken or Egg? How about Chicken AND Egg?
Imagine the impact 1 flock of chicks to a family earning less than $2 per day. In 45 days, we transform them into a family enterprise selling chicken and/or egg. In 45 days, we give them an opportunity to rise from poverty.

Time Shops

hybrid

Time banks and charity shops? What's the connection?
Imagine the power of time banks combined with charity shops. You would have Time Shops, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Exchange your time within you community and buy goods with it at your local time shop or on-line (future plan).

UTOPIASTADT

hybrid

When cyclists meet urban gardening, when hackers collaborate with artists, when photographers share ideas with longboard-builders, when designers discuss perspectives with urban administrators and when all of this is scientifically accompanied in high-classed seminars - this must be UTOPIASTADT!

Playeum - The children centre for creativity. A dedicated initiative to support the culture of children and voices.

Imagine a world where children are not heard. A world where their voices are not understood and emphathy not show. Playeum focuses to empower and enable children's authentic expression through play programmes and projects. The play activities are focused on giving children opportunities to express through co-creation with creative practitioners.

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Singapore
Singapore
1° 16' 57.432" N, 103° 51' 41.9616" E
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Bengkel APPeK

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Bengkel APPeK is helping landless women farmer to raise their participation in local development process and generate income through independent and sustainable productive economic model.

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