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Great idea! Wondering how exactly investment in new machinery would decrease personal and environmental exposure to hazardous chemicals used in gold ore refining (e.g., nitric acid)?

Apologies -- I see that you have already included this in your write-up. Have you also maybe considered partnering with existing refugee advocacy organizations (e.g., Refugees International) and VOLAGs for quantitative research and individual candidate fact sheets (in other words, why only form strategic partnerships in the later Phase III)? In terms of efficacy in the implementation phase, would your research translate into fundraising for marketing (building momentum for grassroots advocacy) or hiring a PR firm (i.e. Armenian community hiring lobbying firms to pass House non-binding resolution on genocide through Pelosi)? Have you maybe also considered starting a 501(c)(4)/PAC? Lastly, any thoughts on engaging private sector partners who have expressed a commitment to refugees (Starbucks, Chobani, etc.)?


Joseph commented on StairWalker 2.0 [Update: The Designer's Journey]

I like the functionality of the prototype and the potential for widespread applications -- wondering if the handlebar can be adapted for other types of staircases (e.g., curved and L-shape)?