Winning Projects 2009: Education for All!

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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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    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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    Shilpa Sayura Project

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    Youthinfo