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Project Inspire

Deadline: 30 June 2014 Open to: individuals or groups with at least one member between the ages of 18-35 Grant: US$25,000 Description Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, helping young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East

Help refugees thrive, not just survive [VIDEO]

Help refugees thrive, not just survive

Ted Talk by Melissa Fleming 50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in

An Open Source Society

An Open Source Society

By Natasha Nixon Through many generations, there has always been a small population that attempted to live a life of the common use of goods, some harking back to Bible times and religious principles. Some lasted longer than others did, but human nature being what it is, most dwindled away, such

Adopting Pets: Choose Shelters over Breeders

There are many reasons why you should consider adopting pets instead of buying one. You will find a better selection of animals at shelters than at pet stores. Animal shelters take in pets of all breeds and ages, while pet stores have a limited variety and number of pets. There

For Thought: Hope for The Planet

Can we save the world from the effects of climate change? Is it too late? Is there any cause for optimism? These were the central questions addressed by a panel of experts in a new talk series at the Sydney Opera House on Monday night. The event — presented in partnership

5 Shocking Hunger Facts

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that about 795 million people, in a world population exceeding 7.3 billion, are living with constant hunger and undernourishment. Poverty is the main cause of hunger, making it unsurprising that an overwhelming majority of people living in famine are also from developing

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