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Ancients have plants to combat every disease, but as we became citizens, we live that knowledge to the pharmaceuticals. So what if we get back to that medicine? What if we turn herbalist as the medicine to cure Caldas and other cities?. All we need t

Ancients have plants to combat every disease, but as we became citizens, we live that knowledge to the pharmaceuticals. So what if we get back to that medicine? What if we turn herbalist as the medicine to cure Caldas and other cities?. All we need t

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"If you give people fish, they won't be able to fish as time goes by". So what if we teach Caldas kids in a "game mode" all that can make them solve their own problems?. When they become adults, they, internally will be able to autoproduce and have t

"If you give people fish, they won't be able to fish as time goes by". So what if we teach Caldas kids in a "game mode" all that can make them solve their own problems?. When they become adults, they, internally will be able to autoproduce and have t

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Sergio commented on Designing in Low-Income Communities

Jocelyn, you're so right: transference could be the key. I was reading your note I began to think that one possible clue is creating a tangent business, where money is involved for the ones who seek/need it, and help is brought to the ones that needs it (like people in Caldas).

Like you said, we live in a world that goes everytime for the economics, but we designers must find a way to create social business in the interim of the spinning of the world.

I began thinking a few years ago that if you look all the mind-labour out of schools, which don't want money (or at least not so evident), societies could enjoy more progress. I see what happens here in Mexico and I see there's a big spend in every school project, but it always remains as "excercises"... so I began to think "what if you took that creativity of students and turn into a big change for the low-incomed?". First, student will create that demanded experience that jobs seeks... then students willbe more sensible of people in need.

I definitely will spend the next years working this idea out, so it's nice from now on trying to consolidate it with people like you that has a great expertise in the social field.

Thanks for your note. Feel free to feedback and work out with me a big change in the world :)

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Sergio commented on Giving them clouds... willbe

Hey Anne, thanks for your support. What you've been doing seems really superb!!!

A few years ago I took a mini-training in Resilence, and I love it. And know you mention it and it sounds so crucial. I've never thought about resilence in my concept, but it's underneath. Thanks for pointing it out!!!

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Sergio commented on Tell-a-Friend!

Great concept Abhijit. It's pretty trascendental working kids imagination out, not just because it developes them mentally, but physically because kids are always trying to materialize their ideas.

Maybe you can expand a little more your idea, it'll be nice seeing what's the benefit beyond knowledge.

I also have a few questions:
- what if paper and not a cellphone?
- what if creating a network from around the globe with other kids (language is not a limitation now because you can translate everything with googleâ„¢)?
- what if more a tablet to take pictures, edit them with bare fingers, ...?

And one final question, when the info is collected, the knowledge shared, what happens next? What's the use of kids ideas beyond 'knowing'?

Thanks!