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Cultural future

A community is helping stateless people overcome personal and professional challenges. In modern-day Canada only around 1% of Indigenous peoples work in the technical sector. Now, a not-for-profit organisation in Vancouver is aiming to change that, harnessing the culture and knowledge of British Columbia’s 204 First Nations to create new technological solutions. Enhancing access to the economy and politics...

Brokered engagement

Supply and demand of biological waste is becoming more transparent. Meanwhile, in order to promote the funding of sustainable projects, a Portuguese startup has launched a platform for private individuals and organisations. Both can invest in projects and receive interest of up to 9% each year. In turn, projects by profit-oriented or charitable organisations must adhere to the UN’s...

Remote progression

Short videos promote reading in schools and technological skills can be acquired playfully. But what can be done when students in remote areas fall through the cracks? With its specially developed E-learning platform, a non-profit organisation in Africa is aiming to ensure everyone has access to the curriculum. Schools or religious institutions serve as learning centres, and children use...

Returning chance

Mothers appreciate support to re-establish themselves professionally. Incarcerated people, too. All this thanks to an entrepreneurial US couple, whose non-profit organisation allows prison residents to participate in 6-month programming courses in Javascript and HTML. Or create and sound edit videos. Knowledge that increases their chances of finding jobs upon their release. An employment rate of over 80% for returned...

Educational creativity

Music can slow the progress of dementia, and give homeless people a chance to shine. Now, an Australian pedagogue and creator of educational content is using a musical to help appreciate teachers in early years education. And particularly those on the autism spectrum, who have ADHD, or are neurodivergent in some other way. Inspiration came from her own involvement...

Enhanced orientation

Digital libraries enable greater access to education in Congo. But for women in rural areas of Nepal, the problem persists, particularly at tertiary level. Enter a not-for-profit organisation which is offering local women traineeships in order to develop additional skills and confidence. The education and orientation programme encompasses health, environmental and social issues, as well as physical training. Recent...

Collective remedy

An app is supporting Black and indigenous women with breast cancer. Now an organisation from California is focusing on Black healing and how to respond to generational trauma. Among topics addressed: inequalities in the justice system, misogynoir, homophobia, transphobia, HIV/AIDS, racism and domestic violence. The organisation offers creative training sessions and psychological tools for self-reflection. Courses and events take...

Striking balance

Black humour and sarcasm can be detected in online feedback. How we deal with tricky conversations in real life, meanwhile, is influenced by our ability to recognise and process not just our own feelings, but those of others. Cue a startup from Ukraine offering a wide range of support for those seeking to enhance their emotional intelligence. Their app...

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