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The KONY movement told the story of a warlord who kidnapped children to turn them into soldiers. Although this story has been proven to been quite divisive in terms of its value, we can't deny the value of a great story, well told.
Aimed as 16-24 year olds, the YouthForce could be an online platform where local businesses post up 'small projects' they are seeking help on. This could be something as simple as setting up a web page, or tutor employees about new technologies.
For young people who are in the middle of job seeking and may be suffering from isolation in front of their computers, YouthCafe is a bi-weekly meetup where young people in similar situations can get together and work on projects or share stories.
Hosted chats on Twitter where anyone can participate and a panel of experts offer advice. This opens up the community to anyone who might be interested and allows knowledge of be disseminated to a wide network quickly.
Kiva.org is an inspirational platform to learn about individuals in low-income countries and support them through a micro-loan. What if we had a similar platform for the families of those unlawfully detained? To hear their stories and provide support
Diaspora is a software project from NYU which takes into account personal privacy in the design of a social network. This social network securely stores your information, photos, friends. The network is distributed rather than stored in one place.
After the Japanese Earthquake and nuclear disaster, there was a lot of panic in Tokyo about the spread of radiation. One individual took it upon himself to measure radiation around the city and update his findings via Facebook.
I'm hugely inspired by hackdays, where developers and designers get together to realise great ideas. Could we run OpenIDEO Hack Days as part of a challenge to refine ideas and test out how they might work in the real world?
As ideas get realised in the real world, turning into new businesses and products, there should always be a way to link them back to the original teams that created them. What about a QR Code brand that is automatically created for each concept and c
Sometimes, we are so cut off from parts of the world in need that we don't feel the need to help. Just by making these stories visible and accessible to people, we can start to create empathy and awareness around the issues
When the healthworker or doctor cannot make it to every village in person, they can send a Flipcam. Local villagers or worker can interview women at risk about their health status and send the video back to the doctor. If the doctor notices any issue
A dial-in chatline for mothers to have a regular conversation with women in similar situations. The service arranges for a time and matches groups of women together. Mothers need to only dial a number and speak to the group.
Mothers-to-be can keep an SMS journal of their pregnancy. Each day they send how they're feeling & health details to the service and this is kept as a record. The service can alert mums or healthcare workers of any anomalies
Microfinance site Kiva.org tells stories about individual farmers, allowing users to finance their businesses. The connection to an individual in need is such an emotional driver, can we tell more human stories about bone marrow donation?
If you are pregnant or a new mom, text4baby can help keep you and your baby healthy. The service sends free SMS text messages each week, with health info, timed to the due date or the baby's date of birth.
Turn unwanted packaging from local stores and factories into usable tables, chairs, toys and games. A craft instruction book for how to cut and fold cardboard into usable stuff. Kids can build and paint the results.