These Boxes For Refugee Supplies Double As Kids’ Toys

Refugees often receive aid shipped in cardboard boxes–which then might go to waste. One designer has created conceptual packaging that doubles a children’s toys. The project is called Inside the Box. Designer Lisanne Koning proposes printing colorful shapes and game boards onto cardboard boxes so that children can use the extra material as fodder for play. One game,… Lire la suite These Boxes For Refugee Supplies Double As Kids’ Toys

Tesla’s first project in puerto rico Is a children’s hospital

Tesla’s first project to restore electricity in Puerto Rico is a children’s hospital in San Juan. The automaker, which previously committed to helping the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria, is combining its commercial batteries and solar panels at the children’s hospital. The company said it is the first of many projects on the island… Lire la suite Tesla’s first project in puerto rico Is a children’s hospital

The new co-op helping ex-inmates find work and recover

The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate, with more than 2.2 million people in prison. And within the United States, the highest incarceration rate belongs to Washington, D.C. There, a new worker-owned business cooperative hopes to reverse those numbers, offering former prisoners opportunities for employment and healing. Though co-ops that employ formerly incarcerated… Lire la suite The new co-op helping ex-inmates find work and recover

Germany turns refugees into mental health counsellors for their peers

On the top floor of a former US army barracks in Schweinfurt, Germany, a Somali refugee called Abdi Mohamed is standing in front of a colourful chart which says: “Stress: Causes, Signs and Coping Strategies”. Mohamed is running a small group therapy session, together with Parisa Moayedi, a colleague from Iran. “What do you feel… Lire la suite Germany turns refugees into mental health counsellors for their peers

Agriculture agency and World Bank launch new initiative to avert famine in Yemen

More than half a million vulnerable and food-insecure people in war-torn Yemen will receive immediate relief and long-term sustainable agricultural support, thanks to a $36 million project launched by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Bank. “The project will have a strong humanitarian impact in Yemen, as it will provide emergency… Lire la suite Agriculture agency and World Bank launch new initiative to avert famine in Yemen

This Seattle chef is empowering children through food

Early in his career, chef Tarik Abdullah wanted to do more than work in a restaurant. It has been more than 20 years since he found his calling while volunteering as a children’s cooking instructor. Since then, his devotion hasn’t waned. The Seattle native has worked tirelessly to share his passion with his community over… Lire la suite This Seattle chef is empowering children through food

A surprisingly simple solution to a transportation mess in india

New Town is an information technology hub about 12 miles from bustling Kolkata, and every evening sometimes late at nightworkers with backpacks and laptops look for rides to get back home to the city. In this new township of high-rises, apartment complexes, malls, and IT complexes, electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline.… Lire la suite A surprisingly simple solution to a transportation mess in india

Self-employed people will soon have a mortgage

The national housing agency is exploring ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs and new immigrants to buy a home by cutting some of the red tape required to prove they can afford to pay the mortgage. “Right now, under our mortgage insurance policies, you have to be able to document income to get mortgage… Lire la suite Self-employed people will soon have a mortgage

Virtual Healthcare Vans Are Taking High-Quality Medical Technology to Rural Areas

India has a dismal doctor-to-patient ratio – around 1:1,900, against the UN-prescribed 1:1,000. The disparity is especially high in rural areas, with about 70 per cent of the country’s population living there. The situation is especially worrisome as bad infrastructure and lack of facilities hold back doctors from taking on assignments in these areas. What’s… Lire la suite Virtual Healthcare Vans Are Taking High-Quality Medical Technology to Rural Areas