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    iWar

    iWar
    iWar is a symbolic archive of portraits showing the long lasting aftermath survivors and war victim’s families and friends experience when "its all over".the simple idea of the multimedia project depends on a series of portraits style to reflect the missing part of the photo in whatever way the family of the victim choose to give for the lost loved ones in the portrait, in addition to a video interview and audio recording for the testimonies made. One of the main goals of iWar is to get more detailed,personal and symbolic series of portraits and interviews documenting the lasting aftermath on...
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    VOICE OF R

    VOICE OF R
    Voice of R (VOR) is an online forum created primarily for Pakistani youth in times where ethnic prejudice, misogyny, poverty and corruption threaten the democratic foundations of society, according to VOR founder. 25.5% of males and 57.5% of females in Pakistan suffer from depression due, as the producer suggests, to prevailing fundamentalist thinking of all kinds. VOR is designed to challenge acceptance of the status quo. The VOR platform engages Pakistanis to bring awareness to young people and to motivate them to take charge of their lives and develop activism for positive social change. A...
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    The Slum Challenge

    The Slum Challenge
    The Slum Challenge (TSC) is a documentary project about life in slum areas, home to more than one billion people worldwide. In the megacity of Manila, a third of all people live in densely populated slums. The core of TSC is an interactive plot filmed in point of view through the eyes of a Filipino boy in the Ulingang slum. The storyline unfolds in fifty-four unique interconnected sequences. Using gamification, the viewer decides what will happen next by selecting from the options placed at the end of each sequence. Along the way, pop-up icons appear, giving the viewer more insight into the...
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    Green is the New Gangsta

    Green is the New Gangsta
    The Green is the New Gangsta project, an initiative of Free People International, fuses online and offline action in an effort to spread awareness about important environmental issues, promote a more eco-conscious, ethical lifestyle, and inspire collective, creative action. It consists of five platforms, seamlessly working together to be a driving force behind environmental change: a community based arts programming and education project, a green consulting initiative, a crowdfunding platform, an e(co)-commerce platform and a fully integrated social marketing campaign. The arts platform...
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    Indonesia Gardening

    Indonesia Gardening
    Indonesia Berkebun is a non-profit volunteer urban farming movement working through social media, including twitter, facebook, youtube and the website www.indonesiaberkebun.org.  Indonesia Berkebun’s activists, composed of socially diverse enthusiasts from 32 cities in Indonesia and 8 campuses, all share the vison of building environmental awareness through urban farming. Gardening can be a tool for learning, community building and recreation, especially for children, while also providing public green spaces in the city. The program turns vacant urban land into productive plots with economic...
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    rideIT

    rideIT
    rideIT targets 4.5 million working professionals in India who travel to work and back home on a daily basis. The urban social initiative aims to reduce noise and air pollution, as well as fossil-fuel consumption, by reducing the number of cars on the road. The lack of good public transport coupled with fast-growing populations in Indian cities has increased dependency on personal vehicles and auto-rickshaws, creating huge inefficiency in the transport system. rideIT is an inter-company carpool matching service facilitating ride-sharing in four kinds of vehicles: car, motorbike, auto-rickshaw...
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    Online Model United Nations

    O-MUN
    Online Model United Nations or simply O-MUN is a non-profit organization, and has now become the online branch of THIMUN , one of the most prestigious MUN conferences and organizations in the world. In a world where freedom of speech and expression are still being curbed in so many countries, O-MUN tries to serve as an outlet for young people to express their views about international issues and debate upon them, while discussing possible solutions to the world’s problems, all in an online environment. It pursues the democratization of the availability of the Model United Nations experience,...
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    CityBugs

    CityBugs
    CityBugs is a social platform developed to raise and find solutions for socially critical issues in our immediate surroundings and fields, such as environment, health and education, public services and transportation, constructions, civil services etc. Under the slogan “Let’s make our city a better place to live in” and through participatory approach every citizen is responsible for a change by reporting the “bug” in their community and tracking the solution to the problem. The “bugs” are filtered according to their thematic affiliation. Despite the physical location you can have access to...
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    Minkay

    Minkay
    Minkay is a favor-swapping platform targeting underserved communities that uses an online forum and SMS text messaging for community members to exchange services through with an alternative currency, “hours.” In this way, Minkay redefines wealth and social welfare – emphasizing that everyone has something to offer and that an empowered community can provide support for itself. When an individual registers they receive a profile, which they use to advertise the services they offer and the services they need. When a service is completed the member receives credit in the form of hours according...
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    I Decide

    idecide
    I Decide project promotes the reduction of teenage preganancies utilizing strategies such as investigative participation and the use of Information and Communication Technology to educate and inform. It is a project for the mayan young people and teenagers. They produce a video to share in local movie theaters and schools to show what they think about the psycho social problems that contribute to the teenage pregnancies. Then, with the support of local leaders, they take actions in favor of the youth.
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    ChatSalud

    chatsalud
    ChatSalud (TextHealth) is an opt-in SMS system that connects Nicaraguan youth to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and local health services through SMS on their own mobile phones. ChatSalud empowers young men and women to take charge of their SRH, as well as to be responsible partners as they continue into adulthood. ChatSalud currently covers themes such as HIV/AIDS, safer sex, and gender violence, but hopes to expand coverage to include family planning methods, sexually transmitted infections, and other important themes. ChatSalud uses the lowest common denominator...
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    Ladybug

    ladybug
    Ladybug is an Iranian start-up that aspires to train a generation of women who are enthusiastic about and active in different technological fields. Through its defined goals about women, this project seeks to encourage them to enter into the world of tech. Ladybug has for management a young team whose members are all under 30 and living in Iran. Being online, it has the potential to reach a wide audience and also be an easily replicable model. It has been about 12 months, since the partners at Ladybug came together to form this project that serves to grow awareness around the role of women in...
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    Sterio.me

    sterio.me
    The percentage of Africa’s illiterate youth stands at 29%. Not only is in-class learning deficient, leading to early school abandonment, but reaching learners outside the classroom is difficult due to technological and resource constraints. Teachers who give daily homework frequently spend 10-20 hours a week on the preparation, distribution and marking process. Classes are often crowded, with 40-120 learners per teacher. In addition, school fees can consume more than 25% of a poor family’s income. Taking into account these factors, Sterio.me addresses teachers and learners outside the...
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    Zaya ClassCloud

    zaya
    ClassCloud is a portable battery operated WiFi device that teachers can carry into the classroom and use to diagnose the learning levels of every child in Math and English. ClassCloud lets the teacher prescribe high quality digital content for students in underserved areas regardless of internet connectivity. The ClassCloud creates a “local cloud” in the school through which any WiFi enabled device, including desktops, laptops, tablets, or smartphones can access the content on the device. It collects a wealth of data on student performance to help teachers focus their efforts and closely...
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    SmileUrbo

    smileurbo
    SmileUrbo is an interactive, role-playing game that encourages players to deliberate issues and to cooperate in order to facilitate development in their community. The setting is a small village surrounded by mountains and nestled beside a lake in a developing country facing tough times. The unemployment rate soars while young people emigrate in search of a better future. The objective is to save their village, using an online interface throughout a game that tracks the well-being of the village and each individual. As a member of the village board, each player learns how to find a balance...
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    Project Annuit Walk - PAW

    PAW
    Project Annuit Walk - PAW is a project helping visually impaired persons to walk safely in cities, offering an alternative to canes which risk hitting someone or getting hurt when the cane fails to detect objects affecting the upper body. The PAW solution offers smart glasses for the visually impaired with a focus on obstacle detection. Using ultra-sonic sensors at an angle of 120°, PAW glassesidentify all possible obstacles coming up. The user is then notified of these obstacles by means of bracelets with vibracalls, indicating the best way forward. Data on the quality of the streets, their...
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    OMOMI

    omomi
    ỌMỌMI – meaning “my child” in the Yoruba language  –  is an android-based mobile application designed with the child’s health needs in mind, making access to health care and medical expertise easier for parents. The apps’ unique features enable parents to monitor their children’s health at the touch of a button. The app has a vaccination reminder, a child growth monitor and a GPS locator to find the nearest hospital in case of emergencies. ỌMỌMI also has vital information on breast feeding, family planning, food supplementation and dietary options for babies, as well as the home management of...
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    RFIShoe (RFID-assisted shoe mouse for impaired people)

    RFIShoes
    RFIShoe is a virtual mouse application for disabled people using a pair of RFID and bluetooth-based Intelligent Shoes. The app targets people with upper limb disability, who cannot use a regular mouse. Each shoe, deriving from an intelligent footwear system designed by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, contains eight sensors for detecting pressure from different positions of the feet. Thanks to RFID technology, RFIShoe can be easily customized to suit each user, making it possible to control a mouse cursor with small feet gestures, for instance, by...
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    B The media & Kalabash

    Magamba is a youth and cultural activist network using the arts since 2007 as a vehicle for expression under the highly restrictive conditions current in Zimbabwe. Magamba started the B the Media campaign in 2011, to promote free expression and demand accountability through new forms of media activism. Through workshops, young people gain skills in blogging, podcasts, video blogging, and newsletter writing, to cover both events that they organize themselves, as well as other social, cultural and political events. By providing a space where young Zimbabweans can express themselves, B the...
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    Social Cops

    A belief that citizens’ voice can be harnessed as a resource led to the invention of Social Cops, a technology platform that crowd-sources citizen reports regarding civic issues and forwards them to relevant authorities. Google maps integration & GPS tracking allows to identify the relevant authority in a given case and to forward the complaint to the authority involved via a customized dashboard with automated daily/weekly analytics. The institution involved in the project can easily engage with citizens by sending notifications, emails, SMS directly via the dashboard. Social Cops uses...
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    YES AYV Creative Youth Media Project

    The Yes AYV Creative youth media project was launched in 2011 with the support of UNHABITAT and Adobe Youth Voices. Over one hundred under-served youth were trained in digital media creation. Yes AYV has been a telling success, polishing young people’s skills in teamwork, self-expression, interactive dialogue and digital journalism so that they are able to report on issues relevant to their lives. By learning to create and publish digital media on interactive social platforms, once deprived youth have turned into active participants addressing the public interest of their community, country...
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    Viadedo

    Launched in spring, 2013, Viadedo is the first carpooling platform in Paraguay that offers car owners with a spare seat a place to post their planned routes, so that passengers can join them. People gain another means of transportation and car owners save money on fuel. Considered to be dangerous, carpooling was once a controversial topic in Paraguay. To overcome this perception, Vialedo targeted safety as the major priority in the project’s development, allowing users to check drivers’ credentials on Facebook. Car owners can alsopost a route that is only visible to their Facebook friends or...
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    Book for Book

    The Book for Book website provides high school students with the possibility of matching requests and exchanging books of particular interest. In the spirit of solidarity and environmental awareness, the platform aspires to host young students and parents who wish to find books online for free, quickly and easily. Platform users can offer or search for specific textbooks that other users living close to them may have already offered. A meeting can easily be arranged for the book exchange to take place. School principals or even students within a specific neighbourhood can organize a meeting...
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    Wiithaa, the upcycling network

    The Wiithaa website is an upcycling network. Upcycling is a way of recycling by adding value or new use to objects or materials thanks to design, helping companies to give new life to their waste. The Wiithaa Lab invites designers, engineers and other specialists to evaluate excess production and to offer local synergies, to find new partners, and especially, develop prototypes of new products or new services. Wiithaa accompanies users in the implementation of these new processes. By applying design thinking to the problem of waste, businesses and communities can use the proposed solutions to...
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    You Are What You Post

    “You Are What You Post” (“Eres lo que publicas”) is a social campaign aimed to reduce the negative consequences of inappropriate use of digital social networks. The website focuses on a strategy for young people, advocating the proper use of social networks to turn them into platforms for personal well-being, and offering protection against cyber-crime. The project encourages moderation in the use of online networks, in order to avoid social isolation and computer addiction, and raises awareness of the personal and professional consequences of posting inappropriate or discriminatory content,...
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    Lendabook

    Lendabook is a social networking site, where anyone can facilitate the mutual borrowing and lending of books wherever they are. Lendabook lets people make friends, share books they own and borrow them from each other. Lendabook is becoming a giant digital library scattered in various regions of Indonesia with diverse collections of books. As the value of books increases with growing ease of access, Lendabook is bound to promote the culture of reading. Member registration is simple: all it takes is information including residence, email address, facebook, and twitter accounts. Members’...
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    Jerry Do It Together

    Jerry Do It Together is an open-knowledge project that focuses on the building process of IT infrastructures. It brings together citizens that decided to build a more inclusive digital society. A Jerry is a customized computer inside of a plastic jerry can, built together with its end users. Made out of end of life materials, they are the low cost solution for digital empowerment. The project compiles open-source building manuals and free tutorials assisting everyone to create a Jerry of his own. The initiative is spread through the Jerry Clan, a global community of users and builders, that...
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    Get Water!

    Get Water! is the first mobile game developed by Decode Global launched on March 22, 2013 for World Water Day. Get Water! is a story-driven, gesture controlled, endless runner-game for mobile touch screen devices. The social impact game tells an engaging tale about the protagonist Maya, a brave young teenage girl who gets pulled out of school to fetch clean water for her family. The purpose of Get Water! is to raise awareness of water scarcity and how it directly affects girls’ education. The player’s role is to help Maya in her task, by guiding her through a 2D world full of obstacles. The...
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    Connecting for my health

    Connecting for my health is an SMS system that aims to empower young women and girl adolescents in rural areas of Guatemala with information regarding the prevention of child and teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and HIV. Through messages, the girls receive free weekly information for seven months but can also ask educators directly about how to take care of themselves. The platform targets youth in thirteen rural municipalities using educational games and mobile phones to transmit knowledge and inspire users to become disseminators who will reach even more girls. Access to...
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    The African Queens Project

    The African Queens Project is an interactive website sharing the stories of women around Africa. The platform highlights struggles, triumphs, and victories of African women of every generation and the steps they are taking to make a difference in their communities and nations and so as to motivate and inspire other women who want to do the same or partner with them. The website content includes blog entries, videos, podcasts and pictures. Regular updates with content and the interactivity with social media is essential to the project. Each month there is an “African queen of the month” who is...
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    The LISTA Initiative

    The LISTA Initiative is the world’s first tablet-based financial education program It is designed to help poor women living in rural areas to access information and training that will help them make more informed decisions, all from the comfort of their own homes. This self-teaching platform, pilot-tested in rural Colombia as a tablet-based app, teaches users how to navigate the formal financial system, receive tips on managing their household finances, and access a wide range of information despite geographic barriers. The app and its complementary distribution methodology have been designed...
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    Challenge:Youth

    Challenge:Youth (C:Y), a Global Youth Think-DO-Tank, engages, fosters and supports young local talents in creating collective environmental, social and economic initiatives, helping them become the global citizens of tomorrow. With an international online youth community of over 35,000 members from 242 countries and 1,802 schools across world, C:Y is impacting thousands of lives every second. C:Y works to fuel change makers learn sustainable development, igniting young minds to generate innovative ideas for solving pressing global issues via web-based competitions. Supported by the online...
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    iScuela

    iScuela is a self-learning platform for school kids. The project is based on an Android platform, which provides children with learning material for an entire year without the need of an internet connection. The creators of iScuela are aiming at tackling problems in the education sector such as affordability of education, internet availability, the gap between the level of education in cities and rural areas and the lack of qualified teachers. iScuela combines images, audio, video, 3D animations and other interactive methods to deliver complicated content matter that is not just interesting...
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    Yomken.com

    Yomken.com is the first social platform that offers a hybrid model between open-innovation and crowd-funding platform in the Arabic-speaking world. It tries to bridge the gap between the challenges faced by micro- and small entrepreneurs (MSE) working mainly in low-tech and informal manufacturing industries and the innovative ideas and skills of potential problem solvers. As a non-profit online platform Yomken.com is providing an innovative channel to market new products, enable entrepreneurs to develop their ideas through “crowd-funding” and connect people. Yomken is mainly a youth-based...
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    Diabetes.bh

    Diabetes.bh is the first online platform that is targeted at diabetes in Bahrain. Through it, stakeholders in the diabetes ecosystem - specialists, hospitals, clinics, universities, etc. - can contribute to create a collaborative environment for this disease. The platform is designed to be an open-source initiative where the Diabetes.bh team actively targets partners in the area of diabetes in Bahrain to become content providers and collaborators to the website. Besides the key services and content, it provides news and a blog section, a directory of contacts, an event calendar, a media...
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    Friends2support.org

    Friends2Support (F2S) is an Indian voluntary blood donation organization. It brings together voluntary blood donors and those in need of blood onto a common platform. F2S was founded as an effort to tackle the problem of blood unavailability at hospitals. The organization’s main aim is to change the society towards stronger solidarity regardless of caste, creed or religion. By organizing rallies, events and other activities the team promotes their concept and raise awareness.  Essential tools for their work is the website and the new mobile applications which are connecting all stakeholders...
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    Findia: A Journalism-, Charity- and Art Project

    Findia breaks with cultural stereotypes by bringing detailed and colourful information about India into a world trapped in black-and-white thinking, thus raising awareness and educating. Findia gathers first-hand information on little known topics and shares it via social media, as well via classical media channels. The main focus in Findia is on the researching and publishing of stories by nonprofessional student journalists and socially engaged young people. Findia seeks a 360 degree perspective, by asking questions to different persons related to a chosen topic. For instance, NGOs, victims...
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    BudgIT

    BudgIT is a civic start-up to present Nigerian public finances in a web platform understandable at every level of literacy and user interest. The goal is to redefine participatory governance in Nigeria while promoting open access to data and focusing on a more user-friendly presentation of state and federal budgets. Contents include charts and performance analysis for proper understanding of what budgets and public data entail. With little or no knowledge of accounting and public financial management, many Nigerians are lost when confronted with government budgets or media releases only...
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    MorsiMeter

    For the first time in the election history of Egypt, the Middle East and the Arab Region, a digital initiative sets out to follow and evaluate democratic change. MorsiMeter, an interactive website, attempts to monitor the performance of the recently elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, by documenting what has actually been achieved in contrast to campaign promises. MorsiMeter has itemized the list of Morsi’s ambitious election commitments and plans to track his progress in achieving them. Content categories include Sanitation, Security, Bread, Fuel, and Traffic. When and if Morsi...
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    Climate for Children

    Climate for Children is a prototype of multimedia interactive presentations and games for interactive boards in classrooms, to involve elementary and high school children in the climate change awareness process and teach them about the impact of their everyday actions on the world’s future. Climate change is one of the most critical issues of today. At stake are recent gains in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease as well as the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in developing countries. The presentations in Climate for Children use different sets of data making learning...
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    Haki: Shield and Defend

    Haki, meaning rights or justice in Swahili, is a mobile game series that is not only fun to play, but also carries a message with social impact. Shield and Defend, the first instalment of the game, deals with environmental protection and has the player save trees from illegal loggers. Kenya has a long history of struggle around environment and conservation. Powerful individuals with political ties abuse power to promote rampart illegal grabbing of massive tracks of land, including game reserves and the largest forested areas, Kenya’s natural water towers, while coercing votes in elections to...
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    ecoCheck

    ecoCheck Papier is a mobile app giving the user an informative hands-on experience with fun. Civilizational eras are known by the dominant materials of the time, whether Stone, Bronze or Iron Ages. Which name would today’s age deserve? While a definitive answer is open, it is certain, that as resources become scarce, all of us must adopt economically sustainable choices. This key trend towards an ecologically conscious usage of resources is seen today in the many recycled products available. ecoCheck Papier thus strives to not only portray paper as the everyday material that we know, but also...
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    Fair Play Anti-Corruption Youth Voices

    Fair Play Anti-Corruption Youth Voices is a global anti-corruption music video competition for young musicians aged 18-35 yrs. Corruption has a profound negative impact on the lives of youth around the globe: bribes demanded by health sector officials cut youth off from proper medical care; police corruption perpetuates violence within communities driving youth into the frontlines of gun battles; and barriers to accessing education and employment push youth into depression, drugs, and alcoholism. The impact of corruption on the attitudes of youth is no less harmful – the embezzlement of...
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    Youth Languages: Your mobile, your expression

    Youth Languages: Your mobile, your expression is a project empowering young Mexicans to produce short cell phone films expressing their culture, as well as their ideas for improving their education or the living conditions in their community. Youth Languages is based on the premise that social exclusion can only be overcome by helping those affected to exercise their rights of participation, expression and access to culture. Following the principle: “Your mobile, your expression,” young professional artists visit community centres and schools offering youngsters skill-building sessions on...
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    WeStopHate

    WeStopHate (WSH) is a Realize Inc. non-profit program dedicated to raising self-esteem in teens – teen-esteem – through social media platforms that engage teens to help each other gain confidence. Why? WSH believes teens who are happy with themselves won’t put others down. WSH is more than just an anti-bullying program... It is a call-to-action to stop hate: stop hating yourself, stop hating others, stop letting others, as the pop song says, hate on you. Run by teens, WSH is one-of-a-kind: we get our message out to our audience directly by utilizing well-known teen YouTubers, the perfect role...
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    GotStared.At

    In India the belief that women provoke violence and sexual assault by dressing immodestly or in a provocative fashion is widespread. GotStared.At challenges this belief by issuing an invitation to women everywhere to post a picture of what they were wearing when they got stared at lewdly or got harassed. GotStared.At is out to prove that the intentions of the onlooker make the difference, not the clothes worn by a woman or the fact that she might be alone. Team-led, the GotStared.At facebook page addresses gender-related issues pertinent to Indian society today, a conceptual laboratory to...
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    I [heart] Being a Girl

    The aim of the I ♥ Being a Girl project is to promote a positive approach to the image of young women, by collecting testimonies of empowered young women and encouraging a positively framed dialogue about gender equality, femininity and sexuality. Core values include self-esteem, a positive view of sexuality and equality in diversity. I [heart] Being a Girl extends the discourse concerning female identity to involve emotions as well as qualitative data – talking with girls instead of just providing medical or other advice. Testimonies are collected to highlight the real experiences and...
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    Moraba

    Moraba is a mobile game targeting young people to inform and to mobilize against gender-based violence (GBV). The project is part of the UNiTE campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls, run by Afroes, the Southern African Regional Office of UN Women. Social research indicates a lack of information regarding acceptable practice in relationships between girls and boys, including misinformation around rape vs. consenting sex and use of physical force vs. discussion with one’s partner to resolve a domestic incident. Moraba challenges mindsets surrounding gender stereotypes, harmful social...
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    Creating SMILES - building the Nation (SMILES)

    SMILES is a youth initiative using engineering and technology in an environmentally friendly way for the development of online education, the creation of infrastructure, as well as improved health and job opportunities in the rural villages of Nepal. SMILES uses green energy for electrifying rural villages in Nepal in a reliable, health-sustaining and affordable way, aiming to connect local schools to the global communication nexus via wireless communication technology. Computerized education gives villagers in remote areas the opportunity to increase their literacy and overall knowledge. It...
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    Radijojo World Children's Radio & Media Network

    Radijojo World Children’s Radio & Media Network is a non-profit organisation dedicated to media based global learning, cultural exchange, inclusion, youth empowerment and children’s rights. We connect children and youth of all ages, cultures and social contexts in more than 100 countries. Connecting with a peer is the best way to make issues like fair trade, child labour or climate change concrete for children in workshops, as well as for young listeners and users of our content. All our content is designed as a free educational resource, is made by children for children and can be...
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    Fünda

    Funda is an online program that puts together educational resources for students and teachers in South Africa. Students often struggle to take charge of their educational journey, finding it difficult to manage their resources, especially when content is not specific to the curriculum used in their school system. By aggregating local content from publishers, schools, teachers, universities and online resource portals, Funda gets relevant personalised content to students and teachers, who access it through their phones, iPads or laptops in a format that is best suited to them, whether it be...
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    iWatch Nigeria

    iWatch is a platform where citizens can find detailed reports about the projects and budget allocations promised by governments in Nigeria, from local to  federal, and can air their opinions and concerns about what governments are doing. iWatch aims to improve accountability and keep governments on their toes in terms of their constitutional obligations and service delivery. The data provided by iWatch on nationwide government initiatives, tells you who is acting, what is being done, when people will be affected, where the efforts are being focussed and why the project is being carried out....
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    Music Is Medicine

    Music is Medicine is an organization founded by teenage musician sisters who discovered magic: ten or fifteen seriously ill children and their parents can be the best audience a musician could ask for. Music is Medicine offers an online platform inviting musicians to register to use their music to impact hospitalized children in their communities by being paired with a local children’s centre to perform, to fundraise and/or organize a creative music therapy program for patients. Musicians receive practical guidance to organize a benefit concert, or to record a song of inspiration for a...
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    Farmerline

    Farmerline is a service that delivers information to farmers through voice or text messages to their mobile phone. It addresses the problem of accessing timely and area-specific information missed by many Ghanaian smallholder farmers. Lack of access to information affects their yield, income and autonomy, making it difficult to orient decisions according to larger trends such as market demand, or to get the voices of farmers heard. With 30% of the world’s food supply produced by smallholder farmers, low yields are everybody’s problem. Mobile phones used throughout Ghana offer an ideal...
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    The Viewspaper

    Simply put, The Viewspaper is the voice of youth. It is a youth media company based on citizen journalism running a network of 10 youth papers in addition to the main national paper. Available on the internet and in mobile space, The Viewspaper carries the views and opinions of young people from across the world on topics ranging from arts, politics, business and society, to science and sports. The Viewspaper aims to bring about social change by consolidating the opinions of youth on current events and relevant topics, based on the assumption that when lots of young people express their views...
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    Zabatak the anti-crime, anti-corruption initiative

    Zabatak is a non-profit initiative led by group of young people that aim to fight corruption and to make Egypt safe and free from bribery and corruption. Politically unaffiliated and having no specific political orientation, Zabatak was established to gather information about criminal, corrupt or semi-legal activities that could be useful to the ordinary citizen. It has already become a reliable center of news.Zabatak also carries potential for further development.
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    Write3

    Write3 is a mobile journalism tool and a platform enabling users to send texts, images, audio or video files via internet directly from a mobile phone to Write3’s mobile journalism portal. True to the basic philosophy of mobile grassroots journalism, Write3 helps mobile phone users to uncover the truth as journalists and as conscious citizens. The process of participation is simple, quick and user friendly, as to be expected with a mass user-based technology. After downloading the software to the mobile phone from the internet, users can take photographs, shoot video or capture audio directly...
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    Ilumexico

    Ilumexico is a sustainable response to the lack of electricity services in extremely poor communities in Mexico. Using a solar powered led lighting system, Ilumexico also has a social program teaching people to understand the importance of using clean technologies in their communities and the impact on the reduction of CO² emissions they are helping to achieve. The main pillars of Ilumexico are renewable domestic technology, social responsibility, efforts to slow climate change and productive projects strengthening local economies.
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    Aventones

    Aventones is a service to create environmental awareness and improve the quality of life in cities, by enabling and promoting carpooling within organizations. In an urban environment like Mexico City, which scores top marks (99 out of 100) on the IBM scale ranking the emotional and economic toll of commuting, Aventones goes against the conventional municipal grain of simply building more roads. Instead, Aventones chooses to give citizens the tools to make a change in commuter habits. Client organizations such as companies, universities and public authorities, pay an annual fee for access to...
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    Friends of Nature

    Sahabat Alam(Friends of Nature) is an environmental education and action website to stimulate the younger generation, the inheritors of the earth, in their love for nature and the environment. Located in Indonesia, a vulnerable archipelago country of islands with a total population of about 238 millions and displaying the world’s second-highest level of biodiversity, Sahabat Alam was inspired by twelve-year old Adeline, a child alarmed by the disastrous effects of climate change. The action plan for sustianability, including green energy and clean water projects, school conferences, seminars...
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    Mashallah News

    Mashallah News is a novel platform to cover major cities between the Moroccan coast and the Iranian shores, featuring collective, independent, grass-root, dynamic and cross-cultural approaches. The website was launched in November 2010 with an initial coverage of six main cities in the region, and now covers fourteen different capitals and major urban areas. It is run by a collective of young journalists, graphic designers, photographers, and translators who come from diverse backgrounds and are either born in the region or chose to make it their home. In contrast to mainstream news coverage...
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    Play my Jamz

    Playmyjamz is a web application to strategically promote less privileged artists and their songs for free in the ever-changing and sometimes ruthless music industry. It encourages the upcoming artist to be focused and stay away from crime. Structural disadvantages, poverty and corruption make it virtually impossible for anyone with talent who has successfully recorded songs to promote these songs. The Playmyjamz application allows users to upload their favourite songs from the site, together with the musician’s profile and pictures, so that people can get to know them. Musicians invite their...
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    THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE e.V.

    The Global Experience is a non-governmental organization and worldwide community dedicated to promote intercultural understanding. The network acts globally by giving people a platform for intercultural exchange and local initiatives supporting various educational, environmental and developmental projects in partner countries. Starting with a group of five students in Germany in 2005, The Global Experience works today with an international staff of 44 young volunteers in 17 nations. Moreover, local student groups in Colombia, Poland, Vietnam, Namibia, Belgium and Zimbabwe have worked in...
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    Girls Only Radio Station

    Girls Only Radio Station is an online radio station started in 2008 to fill the gap in media talk about women and their special problems and feelings. Started with a personal loan taken out by the founder, the first 8 female presenters aimed their programming at well educated young women, offering guidance in life through social programs, an electronic magazine including topics such as self-defence and rehabilitation after sexual abuse, as well as political awareness for women in many fields. Girls Only Radio Station challenged the prevailing deeply entrenched cultural ideology...
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    Harassmap

    Harassmap is a social initiative implementing an SMS system for reporting incidences of sexual harassment in Egypt. This tool gives women a way to anonymously report incidences of sexual harassment as soon as they happen, using a simple text message from their mobile phone. As Egypt's 55 million mobile phone subscribers grow in number by an average of 10% each year, Harassmap’s use of new mobile technology and innovative marketing is changing social outreach in Egypt, while invoking an older tradition of public safety for women. By mapping SMS reports on a public website displaying location...
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    Bell Bajao! (Ring The Bell!)

    The BellBajao! (Ring the Bell!) campaign, launched in India in 2008 by New Media of Breakthrough, is the first multimedia campaign to directly address men in the context of violence, previously a severe taboo in India, and to help men take ownership of interventions to effectively end domestic violence. BellBajao! calls upon men & boys alike to take action and renounce the role of perpetrator or spectator of violence towards women. Supported by an on-the-ground youth mobilization, the multimedia campaign has reached over 130 million people in India. BellBajao! takes a multi-dimensional...
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    Make A Difference

    Make A Difference (MAD) is a youth volunteer network that works with underprivileged children in India. MAD tries to empower children in orphanages, street shelters and poor homes with English, made possible by its education partner: Cambridge University Press. The English project takes learners from starter to intermediate level using Cambridge English for Schools. Right now, close to a 1000 Make A Difference volunteers teach close to 3500 kids in the 19 Indian cities of  Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore,...
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    Education Generation

    Education Generation is a global community providing access to quality education for motivated individual students around the globe, using digital technology to bridge the gap between donors and hardworking students in need. The concept eliminates the high overhead of child sponsorship, partnering with organizations and institutions that are committed to delivering quality education, understand the communities they work in, and have a track record of success. With 100% of donations (after paypal processing fees) supporting students’ studies, Education Generation avoids red-tape, working to...
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    iko, the pupil's best friend

    iko, The Pupil's Best Friend was inspired by teenagers, 11 to 14 years old, and the universal challenge of homework. What emerged is a digital pen which saves pupils’ class notes and synchronises them in a multimedia application with a lot of services: a smart diary, archives for classroom notes and augmented pictures to add to the notes made, as well as videos, pictures, podcasts or definitions which can be added to single words. The digital pen is able to recognize everything the pupil writes. At home, he or she can synchronize the digital pen with the iko application and access many...
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    Maternal Mortality

    Maternal Mortality is a web application maternalmortalityportal.org designed to raise awareness about and to provide a platform for interaction among health workers to facilitate the achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5: Improvement of maternal health. Some of the special features of this application include surveys/polls prepared by health-workers for their colleagues, as an informal way of collating data on maternal health, before certified figures are published by the World Bank and other statistical authorities. Maternal Mortality also features a display of each country's...
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    Kherna

    Kherna is a social networking platform for organizations devoted to good causes, including charity and development. Kherna has a mission to use technology to reach needy people quickly and efficiently. Instead of using the usual offline marketing channels such as TV, radio, or magazines, Kherna provides an online platform where civil society organizations post their updates for online users to see their activities and services in real-time. The interactive portal provides a compelling experience that engages the audience in activities and regions they are interested in, allowing them to...
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    MDG's Campus Challenge - The Challenge that wants to change your world.

    The project  MDG’s Campus Challenge targets university students from 18 to 30, inviting them to get their communities, university colleagues, relatives, and friends involved in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Based on the ONE Campus Challenge Project (http://www.one.org/campus/), the project mobilizes participants to get active locally for change globally. Fifty teams with 3-5 members, totalling 250 participants across the country, responded to challenges from over 60 provided, getting points according to a ranking scale. The challenges included asking the president of the student...
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    Vibewire

    By rewiring youth media' in Australia, this popular, interactive community empowers young people using technology.
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    Nairobits Digital Design School

    From the slums of Nairobi to the cutting edge of digital design, this web platform showcases the creative ICT skills offered to its students and acts as a media channel for local African content
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    Patent Wars on AIDS Drugs

    An information resource and online community with flash animations, interactive games, stories and galleries on today's greatest global challenge 
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    Guardian of Eden

    Humanity has to change its behavior in favor of nature. A rousing game is an ideal way to get a child’s attention. Guardian of Eden is an online game where children learn how important the environment can be, and how the world changes for the better if they take care of it. On the website visitors can build their own Garden of Eden and share it with friends. The garden can be extended by solving environmental issues in the game, collecting items or going through the main storyline. Issues can be discussed with friends through voice chat or a variety of mini games which are also available...
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    Greenlighted

    “As many as 85% of Americans want to buy from socially responsible companies, however only 20% do. This discrepancy persists because consumers do not have the time and energy to research responsible brands. Greenlighted provides access to the world’s most comprehensive and credible data on social and environmental performance of companies. Rankings are amalgamated from over 25 reliable data sources, comprising 20 years of research. Over 1000 companies are ranked in their respective industries, creating a competitive model for social responsibility. Greenlighted considers everything from the...
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    Sewer tourism

    “Our environment our life - Take action” is the slogan of this informational and pictorial website that displays the sewer tourism around Nairobi River and follows the vision to eradicate poor sanitation and assist the development of slums. The website displays as a tourist attraction a unique section of the river that by today lost its bio-diversity and is even unknown to many residents. The website explains why the river is sewer contaminated and offers solutions. One solution is the so called toilet project. It created a platform to educate the community on environment sustainability, to...
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    The Extraordinaries

    The Extraordinariesis a crowd sourcing smartphone software that allows volunteers to perform small tasks on their smartphones in just a few minutes. “Be Extra” enables anyone to do a social good from any place on Earth within cell phone reception and makes it feel like a game. One’s spare time can be used for science, medicine, nonprofits and more. One could help to translate micro-finance loan applications, assist in transcribing subtitles for human rights videos, teach Immigrants in English, collect data on urban birds - done by everyday people directly on their smartphones during a few...
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    Savvy Chavvy

    Savvy Chavvyis a community forum for young gypsy travelers, established in partnership with UnLtd and Mediabox. It encourages members to see media as a democratic means of self-expression through which they can control how their community is perceived by others. They get training in social media and how to distribute content on networking sites. Combining social media with web 2.0 technology, Savvy Chavvy gives young members of an often misrepresented and marginalized community the opportunity to take control of how they are portrayed. As the trained members produce photography, podcasts and...
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    Roots & Routes TV

    „ROOTS&ROUTES TV” calls itself also “The Cultural Diversity Web TV“ and provides space for youth from different cultural backgrounds (roots), to communicate their own issues and cultural practices (routes), by means of video and web-TV. It functions in two ways: as an intercultural network of co-operating young video crews in 5 European countries and as a multilingual online Web-TV platform where people can upload clips combined with several community functions. Urban culture and youth cultures are the central themes and young people get to know different ways of cultural, social and...
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    Empower Women and meet Millennium Challenges

    Empower Women and meet Millennium Challengesis an interactive website that creates an informed and articulate community by improving computer usage skills in slum communities and by making information accessible. The Slums Information Development and Resource Centers (SIDAREC) operates in the urban slums of Kenya and started off as a youth group in 1996 and developed thanks to the spirit of volunteerism and passion for community service, exhibited by its members. The organization aims to utilize and consolidate skills and talents existing within the community especially youth, for the common...
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    The Sisters 4 Peace Network

    The Sisters 4 Peace Networkis an innovative online application that provides girls with the space and the resources to learn about global issues, spread awareness about their causes, exchange fruitful ideas with other change agents about project tools, and develop their own sustainable campaigns to alleviate social problems. The social-change portal offers one-on-one mentorship, “Transform Your World Toolkits”, and a support network to aspiring girl change-makers around the globe who are working independently on launching their own projects. Sisters 4 Peace is guided by a network of Peace...
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    DOKHTIRAN: E-MAGAZINE on Women's Rights

    Dokhtiranwhich literary means “Iran's Daughter” in Farsi is an electronic magazine published on a monthly basis targeting women's rights issues. The main philosophy and aim of the magazine is to increase knowledge of women, to inform female readers of their rights and to give them opportunities in society. Dokhtirancovers each month a special topic important to women that includes deeper, useful information as well as articles on current affairs and teaching information. It also involves discussions on critically judicial, cultural, political and educational rules that affect women in Iran....
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    Alternatives: Finding New Possibilities for Youth

    Alternatives is a social enterprise established by young social entrepreneurs with the objective of identifying and empowering the role of the youth. The initiative aims to provide proper opportunities, skills and power to young people enabling them to contribute and take responsibility for the nation. The interactive website gives information on workshops, seminars, trainings and other activities initiated by Alternatives. Programs such as E-talks, within interactive forums make youth aware of entrepreneurial development and encourage them to discuss related issues with local and national...
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    Everything on HIV and AIDS in Iran

    This is the first online website on HIV and AIDS in Iran, with over 623,790 hits in the six months from Aug 08 to Jan 09. The bi-lingual website was launched in cooperation with experts and medical doctors in order to reduce the present stigma and discrimination of HIV infected people in Iran. The country‘s latest HIV statistics show increased numbers of people who get HIV from unprotected sexual behaviors. The world of denial that people are living in keeps all these behaviors underground and the silence about the unpopular issue makes affected people even more vulnerable. The website offers...
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    Mobile Doctor

    MobileDoc is a Web 2.0-based application running on mobile phones that is especially tailored for emerging markets and helps to find medical help in emergency situations. Medical experts as well as hospitals can define which diseases and once they set their status to "available", their current position is constantly broadcasted on the web. People in need of help can report easily ailments by touching body parts in a Widget called the “MobileDocClient” - a graphic interface that works well even if reading skills are poor. The list of relevant medical help facilities as well as their positions...
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    Remote Patient Monitoring System with Focus on Antenatal Care

    “Let ICT save our mothers for our better future!” The project “Remote Patient Monitoring System” is a low-cost patient monitoring system which provides point-of-care decision support to rural women in Pakistan in order to reduce the alarming rates of maternal and infant mortality. The system gathers the physiological data of pregnant women using self-designed wearable medical sensors and transmits them via mobile phones to a remote web server in a main hospital. The data are stored in an electronic medical database and allows an intelligent clinical decision support system to scan for...
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    Lil' MDGs: Kids Making Changes

    Lil‘ MDGs, an informational resource on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was founded in 2004 by a today 13 year old visionary with a passion for global issues. The web site was designed to promote awareness of the MDGs, to raise funds for related projects and to encourage children to get involved. Lil‘ MDGs intends to use the power of the Internet to mobilize youth as a driving force behind the efforts of achieving the goals. It educates, engages, and empowers children in all corners of the world to help solve serious local and global issues. Lil' MDGs, to date, has...
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    JOIN Informed Youngsters

    In 2007, a group of 4 Mexican youngsters created JOIN – Jóvenes Informados, an e-magazine dedicated to citizen journalism that enables young people to share ideas about the issues that affect Mexico. What started as an ideal is now a well known weekly publication with a reach of 10,000 youngsters and a staff of 40 volunteers throughout the country. JOIN members share the belief that due to the apathy in the democratic life of Mexico, the first step towards the development of active citizens in the country’s political activity is to  inform well youth. And for that, Internet is the best...
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    Forgotten Diaries

    Forgotten Diaries (FD) online platform is bridging cultural, political and ethnic boundaries, bringing together the youth from neglected conflict zones to share their experiences and develop projects since July 2008. FD provides them possibility to make their voice heard in the media and through the media. They can report on their daily lives via a dedicated platform for the exchange of information and analysis of critical situations, expressing their right to peace while engaging their peers and the global audience into concrete action. The aim is to raise global awareness at the grass roots...
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    Social MDGs

    Social MDGs is the brainchild of a group of young social entrepreneurs looking to harness the power of social media to create a destination where students can follow in real time what people world wide are publishing about the United Nations and the MDGs. The web application allows users to instantly see content posted on social media sites such as Twitter, Youtube, and Wordpress. Users are able to click on the headline that interests them and are directed to the original location of the story. The idea began after the election in Iran when social media was a key factor in finding out how...
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    Climate Change Virtual school for Youths

    The Development Reality Institute (DRI) is a youth based organisation that has designed the first virtual school on climate change in Southern Africa run and managed by youths for youths. DRI has partnered with United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNDP/UNV), Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Ministry of ICT, ZERO Regional Environment Organization, YETT and SIDA so as to add value to the project. The four week virtual programme aims to raise awareness on the effects of climate change to development in Zimbabwe. It also aims to build the capacity of development partners to interpret,...
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    Colour Me Green Campaign

    The ‘Colour Me Green’ Campaign is a call for youths all over Malaysia to take environmental action besides spreading awareness regarding various environmental issues. As participants in this campaign, students will be required to complete a series of tasks ranging from executing environmental projects to implementing new policies within the school. To join this campaign, students are required to visit the website to register the school. A team should consist of at least 5 students and a supervising teacher.All work done during the course of the campaign should be posted on their very own...
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    Afrique in visu

    Afriqueinvisu.org is the first exchange platform for the photographic profession in Africa. This digital interface is a communication and distribution tool for photographers, which encourages an exchange of knowledge and experience. Its objective is to develop a structured and lively network of professional photographers in Africa.Established in 2006 by Jeanne Mercier and Baptiste de Ville d' Avray, Afrique in visu currently has a community of more than 100 contributors (journalists, photographers, bloggers, researchers), as well as many readers worldwide.Afrique in visu is in line with the...
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    WupY "What's up Youth"

    What's Up Youth is a non-profit youth-led initiative created in 2008. The team launched an interactive portal whose main purpose is to help active youth from all over the world find information and exchange about valuable educational opportunities (workshops, conferences, trainings, scholarships), connect with international and regional organizations and funders, and take part in youth leadership or activism. The main services are: Firstly, updating opportunities and open calls for participation, including descriptions, deadlines and downloadable forms of each event. Furthermore, WupY...
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    artur.org.hu - online guide on contemporary architecture

    The Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre (KÉK) decided in the spring of 2009 to create a database organising the main milestones of contemporary architecture of Hungary into tour routes. The goal was to launch a site that is easy to use, spectacular, and rich in information at the same time, and can serve both, as a site for virtual adventures and as printable supplementary material for real tours. In the first phase, 64 buildings from Budapest were chosen and organized into seven routes. The selection of buildings aimed to reflect the stylistic and functional variety that contemporary...
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    We are not inferior to anybody

    “We are not inferior to anybody” is an initiative toempower and strengthen young women to take up the fight against female oppression in Pakistan. Up to 40 young women are trained to develop their skills for leading the process of progressive change in communities. The goal is to honour the women and to make them leaders of tomorrow in order to initiate a better society. A 30 day camp for women from different areas is organised in a beautiful and healthy environment. In this residential camp a team consisting of a doctor, an advocate, a psychiatrist, two vocational instructors, one emergency...
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    We are all Laila

    Kolena Laila (We are all Laila) is an online, independent, non-profit initiative to empower women in the Arab world. It aims to motivate females to speak up and express their social frustrations using any language or form of expression they feel comfortable with, while also welcoming men to take part in the conversations. Participation is open to anybody from Egypt and Arab countries who wants to voice and share their experiences freely on the Internet. The title “Laila” was inspired by the name of the heroine of the novel "The Open Door", by Egyptian novelist Latifa El-Zayyat. In the novel,...
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    Women's Forum

    The Women’s Forum is an online network for talented women from Azerbaijan and other countries who express themselves through writing. Among the authors are professional journalists, bloggers, and first-time writers. It publishes articles, interviews, and opinion pieces, covering women’s rights, careers, and family life. The forum also broaches issues that are still taboo in the Caucasus, such as domestic violence, virginity, and homosexuality. The web site runs on the inspiration of women who contribute to it on a regular basis and establish contacts with other women to expand the network. It...
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    KSNA - Scientific magazine

    IN 2007, Knowledge & Science News Agency (KSNA) set up a Science Magazine which is the first online Persian language publication in this field. It is offering the latest Iranian and international scientific news and articles in Farsi in over 20 scientific fields. The online publication is the founder of Open Science in Iran and other Farsi speaking countries and has “Let’s Share Our Science” as its motto. The Science Magazine provides news for three groups: technical-engineering, basic sciences and medical sciences. It is introductory for young Iranian academic students and provides free...
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    Clo's ship

    Coloured animations and fondly drafted figures invite kids to learn, play and be creative on this site. The pages aim is to educate kids from six to eleven years with meaningful and rich activities for digital natives. These children represent the first generations to have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age. Clo’s Ship (La nave di Clo) is a website established with the aim of sharing web activities, characterized learning and education of children. It is a...
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    Youth Ki Awaaz: Mouthpiece for the Youth

    YouthKiAwaaz, meaning Voice of the Youth, is an award winning blog that serves as a platform for young people across India to express their views on issues such as environment, politics, women’s empowerment, drug abuse, child abuse, and youth leadership. Presently, YouthKiAwaaz.com (YKA) hosts over 1000 articles by 400 writers, is read by 1000+ visitors everyday, and has launched a video blog for young people to submit videos on issues as well as their activism towards those issues. The main objective of YouthKiAwaaz.com is to provide an issue-based platform that young people in India can...
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    Nahrani.com - Improve your vocabulary and provide food to people in need

    Poverty and hunger are issues faced by many societies in the world. They are the root of many conflicts in many communities. Bulgaria is no different and does not offer effective protection for poor people. Many shelters and homes for the elderly, orphans and people with disabilities need help because the daily ration of food is too little to establish and maintain a healthy, balanced diet. When people have a balanced diet, they are productive, energetic members of our communities and society. Nahrani.com is a social project developed by the non-profit organization Nahrani Bulgaria. The...
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    The Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio

    The Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio
    The Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio tackles rural poverty and hunger by designing and broadcasting daily programs in the local Igbo language. The radio enables farmers to acquire contemporary agricultural and environmental management techniques, to receive daily market information, to advertise their farm products and to learn business skills. Smallholders utilize daily broadcast information to decide what, when, how and for whom to produce in the long term boosting their agricultural yields and household income. The radio is interactive and invites feedback from listeners through the...
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    Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development

    VOA4SD is “training the trainers” in the fields of ICT for Development and utilizes Internet and computers to offer “development” courses at a nominal fee. Graduate “trainers” are empowered to be development leaders in their communities by building social businesses and rural information empowerment centers supporting themselves and their local economies. Community students are encouraged to join or form organizations to support one another in finding a way out of poverty. VOA4SD offers classes twice a week but students are able to access the lab for research an additional 5 to 10 hours per...
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    ANTI HIVIRUS

    WSYA Winner 2010: ANTI HIVIRUS
    The interviewer - who somehow resembles to a fat cell - tries to wipe out mankind. Therefore, he invites Mr. HIV, another disgusting and icky animated character, for a job interview. Mr. HIV seems to be a good candidate for the job since there are only a few ways to escape his "talents". In the following videos you get an informative but also entertaining education on how the HIV virus and AIDS work. You will meet other viruses and figures like Bob the Cabbie or Lou Lou - who reminds one of a girlie syphilis cell with a touch of bacteria. This project from China rightly won a WSYA in the...
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    VERDEate.com, Challenge your Green Side!

    Do you have a fable for challenges? Do you actually want to do something for the climate change issue? Then this is the place for you. VERDEate.com is an online community through which people and organizations accept challenges which aim to reduce CO2 footprint of a person/organization. The community awards and recognizes the users which have reduced the biggest amount of CO2. It is not only a way to get connected with other eco-friendly people and help the environment, but the website also provides general valuable knowledge and education on Climate Change related topics. It has the...