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My Namaqua Sandgrouse - Indigenous Knowledge

The Namaqua Sandgrouse. An indigenous bird found in the area of Namaqualand in South Africa (this is where the bird gets its name from). What's interesting is that the bushmen of South Africa learnt much from them. I decided to make a clay model of the bird for my ACT8 mission.…




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Posted on May 12, 2010 at 9:19pm

Celebrating Strides - Giving Social Innovators The Chance To Do More

A quick share relating to Lindela Mjenxane (http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/lindela-mjenxane-social) and the celebrating strides award..


Johnnie Walker created the Celebrating Strides Awards to both mark its centenary and to recognise aspiring entrepreneurs, artists and individuals in certain disciplines for acting as catalysts to those who want to make a difference. Awards were given…
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Posted on May 10, 2010 at 5:48pm

Lindela Mjenxane - Social Innovation in it's Youth

A share on an inspiring South African social innovator..


“How would I motivate others to become philanthropists? What matters most is your intent. The important word is “intent”,to define your intent, what is your intent inlife, what is your passion. And my passion is to serve my community.”


Lindela Mjenxane, Awardee, Inyathelo Award for Youth in Philanthropy 2007Lindela Mjenxane started the Beyond Expectation Environmental…
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Posted on May 10, 2010 at 5:40pm

Sakhumzi Children's Home - A Story That Needs Telling

Just a share about a children's home in Cape Town..…
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Posted on May 10, 2010 at 5:32pm

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At 9:42am on March 13, 2010, Edrian said…
Hi Martin. THat was a nice pic. A handsign to be recognized!
 
 
 

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LEARN5- Future of Money

What creative solution do you think will make the biggest change in how we use money in the future? Pick your favorite experiment and tell the EVOKE network why you think it will change the world.Of the proposed experiments and financial solutions, the community focused trade organizations, such as World of Good, have the greatest potential for stewarding forward a more prosperous future for developing regions. The group taps into impoverished artisans to help foster community economies by…See More
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LEARN1- Social Innovator

My favorite, and perhaps most needed social innovation today, is "Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make them a better stove instead.)"This simple idea has two meanings. First, it shows that the injustice of poverty and instability does not have a cookie cutter answer. Rather, it takes domestic and well educated responses that address the factors that drove a culture to suffer so, such as from…See More
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