I've been putting off writing this blogpost... mostly because I wanted to start my career as a social innovator with a inspiring blogpost. But instead it turned out into a somewhat pretentious social commentary about people who lead meanigless, consumerist lives...not aspiring towards a true potential or making use of their given talents creativly to bring change to the world... turning into what seems to be just another f*cking brick in the wall - eat, sleep, work,… Continue
Added by Juan Manuel Utzinger on May 10, 2010 at 1:22pm —
I don't remember where I first heard about ZOE International Ministries, possibly a speaker at my grandparents' church, but as I was looking for people/groups to shadow I came across their website.
It's pretty amazing what they're doing. Check it out!http://zoechildren.org/
Basically they're working to end the horrific practice of child trafficking and provide care for children who have been rescued from it.
I wrote them a little… Continue
Added by Esther Ogg on April 21, 2010 at 6:40am —
My favorite secret to becoming a social innovator, was Paul Polak's fifth secret "think like a child – children have no limit to their thinking". I have always been an advocate of keeping your inner child right up near the surface of who you are. Letting your inner child drift away or even die can drastically change what a person is like. I feel my inner child keeps me in a good mood, allows me to view things from many different angles, keeps me light-hearted and optimistic about life all… Continue
Added by Adam Sillup on April 19, 2010 at 9:32pm —
My parents were born into poverty. But because someone believed in them, they received a good basic education. From this, they raised 4 of their own children each of who are educated to post graduate level. They also educated a village of children who have grown up to be teachers, doctors, researchers, politicians (sadly), lawyers,… Continue
Added by Shakwei Mbindyo on April 16, 2010 at 8:00pm —
No act of violence of a human against another human or any other living creature can be justified. Nonetheless, we all somehow are exposed violence (physical, verbal, psychological, etc).…
Added by Ternura Rojas on April 14, 2010 at 10:00am —
Hans Rosling has used GapMinder to demonstrate what is happening with several issues concerning women.
Three issues are closely related: maternal mortality, childhood mortality, and population growth.
It is estimated that half a million women die during pregnancy and childbirth, but the uncertainty makes it difficult to determine if we are doing the right things that will reduce the number… Continue
Added by Daniel LaLiberte on April 14, 2010 at 3:00am —
Joining womenwatch and following up on the 1st April, 2010 news feed with the title "Rising above the financial and economic crisis" which talked about The 9th session of the UN Committee of Experts Continue
on Public Administration which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters
in New York from 19 April to 23 April, I find some of the sub themes very
interesting, But I am most impressed about the Committees examination of the 2010 theme of the…
Added by Azor, Jack Eyram on April 12, 2010 at 6:13pm —
My favorite secret to being a great social innovator is number 5 on the third list: think like a child – children have no limit to their thinking. It's sort of true. X3
Added by LunarLight on March 30, 2010 at 5:43pm —
The Future of Schools?
OLPC, Classmate and the 99$ Tablet
Anyone going to college will know that you could buy a car with the money students have to spend on textbooks. Also, books are not really available in abundance in the developing world -… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I decided to follow Docs for Tots. http://www.docsfortots.org/
As an example of what I believe is important for effective change are these doctors who have pooled their wisdom with complete nonpartisan advocacy. The strength from this group comes from their ability to help others make informed choices about children's health for their communities.
Added by David Bartlett on March 20, 2010 at 12:40am —
- Innovation (often) comes from constraint (If you’ve got very few resources, you’re forced to be very creative in using and reusing them.)
- 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.)
- Embrace market mechanisms (Giving stuff away rarely works as well as selling it.)…
Added by Giuseppe Cotugno on March 11, 2010 at 6:10pm —