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Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

VoiceofAmerica   
February 14th, 2013

Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

Flowers are usually associated with love, especially on Valentine’s Day. But in Kenya, flower vendors have joined together to send a message of peace to Kenyans as the country prepares for next month’s elections.

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Students Of DIY Workshop Make First Skateboards In Afghanistan

GOOD   
February 6th, 2013

Students Of DIY Workshop Make First Skateboards In Afghanistan

Skateistan, which began as a Kabul-based NGO and now operates in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Pakistan, focuses on reaching out to children by using skateboarding as a tool for developing leadership opportunities, trust, and friendships- and then provides access to education and platforms for self-expression that break cycles of poverty and exclusion.

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Making Jewelry Empowers Former Female Prisoners In Sierra Leone

VoiceofAmerica   
January 31st, 2013

Making Jewelry Empowers Former Female Prisoners In Sierra Leone

Former female prisoners in Sierra Leone are incorporating themselves back into society through creativity-namely in the form of unique and beautiful beaded jewelry that has brought not only worldwide recognition to these women, but also confidence.

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Luzinterruptus Creates Stunning Light Installations To Call Attention To Urban Decay

Co.EXIST   
December 2nd, 2012

Luzinterruptus Creates Stunning Light Installations To Call Attention To Urban Decay

An anonymous artistic group in Madrid uses literal light to show pollution and degradation in neglected urban areas in an effort to emphasize the importance of discourse of public space and environmental protection.

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Drawing On Art For Recovery

OdeWire   
November 12th, 2012

Drawing On Art For Recovery

Often, arts projects are seen as luxurious extras in healthcare settings but new research in University College Cork (UCC) has found that arts projects can reduce stigma and social isolation for individuals with mental health problems.

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What I Learned While Building A House

GLOBALHEALTHCORPS   
February 12th, 2013

What I Learned While Building A House

After receiving a Global Health Corps fellowship to work with the MASS Design Group, Michelle Benoit travelled to Rwanda’s northern region to help oversee the construction of a doctors’ housing project, and gained firsthand knowledge of how architectural design can improve lives through capacity building and use of local materials and labor.

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Afghan Female Artist Beats The Odds

VoiceofAmerica   
January 31st, 2013

Afghan Female Artist Beats The Odds

23 year-old Afghan artist Malina Suliman risks her life to create art in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, in order to share with the public, through visual representations, of what she feels are the greatest problems and challenges of her generation.

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Melting Down Deadly AK-47s To Make Beautiful Art

Co.EXIST   
December 12th, 2012

Melting Down Deadly AK-47s To Make Beautiful Art

Noticing the abundance of guns in Africa, Peter Thum created Fonderie 47, a company dedicated to removing guns from the African economy and reusing them to make jewelry to sell in the US. The proceeds go toward raising awareness on gun violence and to continuing weapon destruction.

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These Skyscrapers Are Designed To Make You Happy If You Work In Them

Co.EXIST   
November 15th, 2012

These Skyscrapers Are Designed To Make You Happy If You Work In Them

For about a decade the words “sustainable” and “skyscraper” have been conjoined in American architecture. And we’ve actually been building them, not just talking about them.

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Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?

Greater Good    Yobo Member
October 12th, 2012

Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?

The immediate outcome of SEL may be academic success or improved psychological well-being for the individual student. But, in the end, we all benefit through the creation of a kinder and more compassionate society.

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