Tag Archives: africa

Einsteins from Anywhere

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. While programs exist to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. We simply cannot build enough schools or train enough teachers to meet the need.

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Hult Prize Profile: Reel Gardening

The seed of innovation were planted in the 10 year old experience of Claire Reid who later designed Reel Gardening: a special paper strip, pre-packaged with organic open pollinated seeds and organic fertilizer spaced at the correct distance from one another -- to ensure the plant is positioned at the correct (optimum) depth in the soil.

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Hult Prize Profile: SokoText

Five graduate students/ entrepreneurs from the London School of Economics are one of six finalist teams competing for $1 million in seed funding. On Monday night in New York City, the winner -- of the $1 million dollar prize -- will be announced at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Saving and Improving Lives with Gravity

I came across an IndieGogo project that is focused on building and trialing a gravity-powered power station that can serve either as a lantern or as a flexible power source that can be used to power a task light, recharge batteries, or potentially other things that users might dream up that the designers can't yet imagine.

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