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Meet the dazzling & dynamic Karen Smit
Long before having my own family, from the age of 3 years, I have had to overcome many physical and attitudinal barriers.
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The Friends of Valkenberg Trust collaborates with staff at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to promote the recovery of people with serious mental illnesses. This vital work means people can get back to their lives - their families, their jobs and their communities - better equipped to continue their recovery journey. .... read more
Two of Mamelani's #ProSeed Programme participants selected, Waydene and Carly were selected to represent Mamelani at the #Alternativecare2016 conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
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“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones”
— Nelson Mandela
Brothers For All focuses on equipping offenders, ex-offenders and vulnerable youth with aspirational technology and entrepreneurship skills. Check out how we do this through different programmes ... Review
Using Minecraft to inspire interest in computer science
Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. Code.org is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual global campaign entitled Hour of Code, through which the company partners with organisations around the globe in an effort to expand access to computer science to women and underrepresented minorities. Read more... | Send to a friend
Battling climate change with holistic solutions
With the help of UC Davis, a research university based in the United States, farmers in Guatemala are using a simple, yet effective, system to battle climate change. Called MásRiego, which translates to "more irrigation", the project will help farmers, particularly women and youth, grow high-value crops on very small plots of land. Read more... | Send to a friend
How to reduce your kitchen's impact on global warming
© Monticello – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>The food we eat is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint. In research recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production we ranked fresh foods based on how much greenhouse gas is produced from farm to fork. Read more... | Send to a friend
Where are the women scientists, tech gurus and engineers in our films?
Joseph Mazzello and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010): women are rarely depicted in such roles on screen. Columbia Pictures</span>Perennial stories about the lack of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) often revolve around why women are not studying these subjects, and when they do, why they don't make their careers in these areas. Read more... | Send to a friend
Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve
Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world. These behemoths are notoriously inefficient: glass exteriors trap the sun's rays during summer and haemorrhage heat throughout the winter, requiring year-round air conditioning and climate control. Dark interiors necessitate vast arrays of bright lighting, while hundreds of computers whirr 24 hours, consuming even more electricity. Read more... | Send to a friend