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Combating extremism and violence while encouraging active citizenship through accessible civic education and innovative use of technology.

Combating extremism and violence while encouraging active citizenship through accessible civic education and innovative use of technology.

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Arafat commented on Roots Coffee Connect

Hello Tumwebaze Khamutima - your idea sounds like it would empower a lot of coffee farmers both economically and socially. You mention that currently coffee farmers only get about 5% of the profit from their coffee, do you have an estimate or a goal for how much this percentage will/should increase under your program?

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Arafat commented on Roshni Rides

Hello Team Roshni Rides ,

This sounds like a very useful concept that can positively impact the lives of many people. My team and I were wondering what sort of business relationship the initiative will have with riders/drivers.

Will drivers be salaried employees or will it be a commission model similar to companies like Uber?

If drivers are going to be company employees, will you be maintaining a fleet of vehicles?

Hi Chloe Varelidi this is such a thoughtful project, particularly since refugee needs are often perceived to be nothing more than the bare essentials of survival. My team really appreciates the empathy behind this project.

Some of the questions we encountered reading through your proposal had to do with materials and sourcing. As you said a traditional playground costs a lot more than Play in a Box and only accommodates a limited number of children. However, if the Play in a Box is not durable (it looks like it is made of cardboard in the pictures), won't a conventional playground be more cost effective and environmentally friendly in the long run? Especially since the Play in a Box unit seems small which makes it seem like a large number of units will have to be produced and provided to refugee populations. My team and I were just wondering about the long-term utility and environmental cost of this project.