Festival 2

Congratulations to our Festival 2 award winner and finalists!

Winner: Margaret Koli, Presenter, HNP: Transforming the World's Leaders Into Entrepreneurs

Finalists

(@everforwardclub)

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@EverForwardClub -- Sending 100 Young Men of Color to College!

The Ever Forward Club is a mentor-led, youth development program for middle school and high school students. EFC aims to address the underlying causes of dropouts, the growing achievement gap of inner city youth and youth violence in a preventive manner by providing students with a safe place to share their feelings and build character.

(@trishaprabhu)

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ReThink - An Effective Way to Stop Cyberbullying and Promote Tolerance in Adolescents

Cyberbullying is a silent and deadly pandemic affecting more than 50% of adolescents online today. Victims suffer from long term depression, life-time of anxiety, low self-esteem and 38% who have been repeated cyberbullied, exhibit suicidal tendencies. ReThink is an innovative and transformational technology solution that stops cyberbullying before bullying occurs. ReThink is also a movement to raise awareness about... more »

(@my52wow)

Festival 2

My 52 Weeks of Worship Online: A Curriculum Inspiring Interfaith Communication

A media-rich, interactive, online curriculum focused on interfaith understanding, which will prepare people to participate in much-needed, courageous conversations about cultural and interfaith diversity by enabling them to learn about people from various worship communities around the world.

(@hhervilla)

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Sustainable Citizen’s Participation in Typhoon Haiyan Devastated Communities

The project aims for building sustainable citizen’s participation among marginalized sectors especially women in policy formulation and practices on environmental and disaster protection through raising public awareness and community mobilization in Typhoon Haiyan devastated communities.

(@sundeep)

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#LastGlimpse - celebrating what's worth protecting from the threat of climate change

#LastGlimpse is a global movement to raise awareness around climate change with celebration & hope instead of doom & gloom. We started by shooting a documentary-style travel show pilot in the The Maldives, capturing the culture and stories of its people against the backdrop of rising sea levels, and will soon build an online platform (what we need funding for!) where audiences can share stories of what *they* cherish... more »

(@sandabalabanda)

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CityPathways (cPaths): Helping Youth See Paths to Possible Futures

CityPathways (cPaths) coaches under-resourced youth to “see paths” toward possible futures, igniting learning beyond school. Immersive hands-on experiences in community organizations and cultural institutions synthesize their growing competencies, using micro-credentials to validate progress.

(@dwetzel)

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Oasis: Distributed Utilities for Rural Development

Oasis is a cheap, replicable way to provide foundational services (clean water, solar-powered electricity, and digital communication) to rural settlements in developing countries. By collocating these services, Oasis becomes a hub where traditional rural economies can continue to thrive, while slowly introducing them to broader, global markets.

(@ismafrednel)

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Safety Net in Challenging Haiti: What about Jobs Creation?

1000 Jobs wants to create jobs for the underserved populations who would not have access the Haitian Social Safety net. We bring or join business ideas and help develop tailored basic business plans, integrate the entrepreneurs in a micro parc environmentto share resources and maximize their income.

(@todd.langstaff)

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WeWho: Enabling awareness to build tolerance

WeWho is a peer-to-peer mobile video chat platform designed to foster productive and purposeful discourse on topics of mutual passion. By engaging real people face-to-face, WeWho quashes internet incivility in favor of meaningful dialogue, guiding users to greater awareness and promoting tolerance.

(@gidi00)

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TOM Societal Innovation Platform

TOM seeks to drive a local and global movement of innovators in design and technology to create extremely affordable solution to acute and neglected societal problems faced primarily by struggling communities and households. 3 TOM gatherings happened last year. 14 locations expressed interest.

(@coreyohara)

Festival 2

Safe Water for Rural Nepal

What would your day look like if the closest place to fetch water was an hour's walk away? Around the world, lack of water access is one of the key markers of poverty, and in rural villages around the world, women and children regularly travel for this long or more each way, every day, to fetch water for the home. Piped water systems that bring the water directly into a community are known to be a revolutionary innovation... more »