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In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 29th, 2013

In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

When thinking of how to best help an impoverished and remote community, most might think about investing in better healthcare or education. One of the biggest issues, however, is that one must have a delivery system to bring this infrastructure in. That’s where Riders For Health comes into picture using motorcycles to distribute medicine to rural areas of Africa.

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Make Art, Not War

The Intelligent Optimist   
July 31st, 2013

Make Art, Not War

The civil war raging in Syria has not only fractured the country in half, but has devastated Syrian families across the nation. Because the fighting has only become more intense, many Syrian civilians have escaped to places like the Zaatari refugee camp. Many of these displaced individuals are younger than 18. AptART, an NGO, is aiming to work with these youngsters to bring a little more color in the camp.

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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

Co.EXIST   
June 28th, 2013

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

There has never been a good solution about how to deal with refugees. Commonly, thousands of people are stuffed into a camp and they live in shabby tents for an open-ended period of time. Now, Ikea, the furniture producing superpower, is offering an alternative housing option and everything you need is right in the box.

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4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Co.EXIST   
May 24th, 2013

4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Despite physical and theoretical obstacles, private sector organizations are managing to find unique ways to deliver systems of healthcare to low-income people in Africa who need it most.

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Seiji Yoshimura Rushes To Natural Disasters To Help

CSMonitor   
May 13th, 2013

Seiji Yoshimura Rushes To Natural Disasters To Help

Inspired by the work of other missionaries, Seiji Yoshimura is a disaster expert who has dedicated his life to rescue operations and reconstruction assistance to disaster sites in Japan and around the world.

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Maggie Doyne Went From High School Graduate To Surrogate Mother Of 40 In Nepal

Talking GOOD   
August 13th, 2013

Maggie Doyne Went From High School Graduate To Surrogate Mother Of 40 In Nepal

Most kids at 18 worry about where they’re going to college, but Maggie wasn’t like most kids. Instead, Maggie traveled abroad and ended up in Nepal adopting kids so they could attend school. Now, with her own savings and at an incredibly young age, she opened an orphanage that serves over 300 students.

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Online Course Lets Students Give Money Away

Christian Science Monitor   
July 22nd, 2013

Online Course Lets Students Give Money Away

Donating to charities is a wonderful way to give back, but it’s important to know which charities to give your money to. Warren and Doris Buffett are providing a free course for students to learn how to give back most effectively with their own real wealth. Consequently, they hope that students can help spread their wealth to the charities that are most efficient at solving the world’s problems.

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A Hyperrealistic Farmville To Train The World’s Farmers

Co.Exist   
May 30th, 2013

A Hyperrealistic Farmville To Train The World’s Farmers

Maintaining a farm isn’t easy and requires a lot of knowledge in order to factor in the endless variables. As a result, Farm Defenders, a simulation game funded by the Gates Foundation, aims to interactively teach government officials on the Do’s and Don’t's of farming who can then relay it to farmers in their respective nations.

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Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Your Middle East   
May 19th, 2013

Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Maha Laziri created Teach4Morocco, an NGO dedicated toward improving Morocco’s educational system by providing funding for the construction of well-equipped schools and the harmonization of learning activities, especially in the country’s remote regions.

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Poverty Has A Creation Story: Let’s Tell It

THINK AFRICA PRESS   
April 24th, 2013

Poverty Has A Creation Story: Let’s Tell It

Poverty is sometimes understood to be a natural occurrence, or the fault of an individual. However, its origins come from many structural factors that remain hidden from plain view.

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