American Express Members Project 2008 Winners

by hkhatri on Oct 14, 2008      Category: Useful Resources Tags: american express members project usa
Cardmembers from across USA submitted inspiring ideas for projects that could make a positive impact in the world. Presenting the Winning Projects $1.5 million for 1st place goes to: Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters and its fulfilling organization, Alzheimer's Association $500,000 for 2nd place goes to: Help 100,000 children thrive in the classroom! and its fulfilling organization, DonorsChoose.org $300,000 for 3rd place goes to:Loans That Change Lives and its fulfilling organization, Kiva Microfunds $100,000 for each of the two remaining finalists goes to: Saving the Lives of Maln
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An Insight into Disability

by anisurrahman on Oct 14, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: health
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POOR HEALTH SYSTEM

by anisurrahman on Oct 13, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: health
For the last six months we are regularly going through the poor health system of Punjab, UP, Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir, in news papers. Although governments of both states spending a huge amount of budgetary allocation to maintain the health status of the community; but the outcomes are not very much rational. I think there is dearth of management system at grass root level. The district health societies and voluntary organizations are not able to manage the operational work sufficiently. The most instant remedy is to manage the health service activities within the loca
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World's largest free patient education library in Mumbai

by malpani on Oct 12, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: health patient education patient empowerment
HELP - the Health Education Library for People, India's first Consumer Health Education Resource Center , and one of the world's largest consumer health libraries ( as determined by the Medical Library Association , USA ) was established in 1997 to empower people by providing them with the information they need to promote their health , and prevent and treat medical problems in the family in partnership with their doctor. We are a registered charitable trust and a non-profit organisation. We offer the following facilities: 1. Airconditioned reading rooms, with a seating capacity for 20-25 peop
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OverTea: Live accident report: Are we learning anything?

by Badhri on Oct 11, 2008      Category: Conflict & Disaster Tags: accident
Saw an accident right in front of my home. Wondering if we are learning anything....
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Blacknike: SE-session 9: Project Management

by Badhri on Oct 11, 2008      Category: Education Tags: social entrepreneurship csim project management
Post on today's session on Social Entrepreneurship in CSIM Hyderabad. Today the discussion was on project management, ingredients of a successful project, a case-study based learning of a model that was successful in poverty elimination in rural AP and my take-home from the whole discussion is all up in my blog. Do take a look!
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Relief from PLASTIC campaign

by mynk on Oct 11, 2008      Category: Environment Tags: environment plastic waste
“RELIEF FROM PLASTIC CAMPAIGN” “It is not enactment of laws, but the will of the people to follow them, which will actually makes a difference to the Society.” JUNGLE PRAYAG Is organizing a“RELIEF FROM PLASTIC CAMPAIGN”We are collecting all kinds of plastic covers, PET bottles and thin film grade plastics etc from all households. The plastic waste thus collected will be given to K. K. Plastic Waste Management Pvt. Ltd (http://www.kkplasticroads.com) which uses the plastic waste for preparing a polymer called KK Polybend. This blend is used for
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School Choice Campaign in India: the Education Voucher approach

by archana on Oct 11, 2008      Category: Education Tags: education school choice voucher
  Every parent would like to choose the school they want to send their children to. The School Choice Campaign's goal is exactly that. In many Indian states, save a few, government schools ail from a pattern of teacher absenteeism, poorly maintained infrastructure, low accountability to the parents and far from satisfied children. Even so, the state continues to spend money on the school, the teachers continue to get paid, and children continue to suffer in the midst of all this. There are many people who may not be able to afford the elite private schools of the richer sections of socie
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