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Robotic Walking Suit Introduced at World Cup

 A Brazilian person who is paralyzed will walk onto the pitch in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this June wearing an exoskeleton walking suit to complete the ceremonial first kick. Built with light metals and powered by hydraulics, the walking machine could one day make wheelchairs a thing of the past.

Duke University professor Miguel Nicolelis is leading a large, multi-university and multi-nation research project to build a walking suit for paraplegic people. Nicolelis insists the technology enables human movements, instead of stiff, robotic ones.”All of the innovations we’re putting together for this exoskeleton have in mind the goal of transforming it into something that can be used by patients who suffer from a variety of diseases and injuries that cause paralysis,” Nicolelis told The Guardian.

via With Robotic Walking Suit, Paralyzed Person Will Give World Cup’s First Kick.

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Leaders 4 Change @ United World College in Costa Rica #globaled #socent

UWC Costa Rica

Leaders for Change: How to Become a Social Entrepreneur Before You’re 20.

This dynamic course will expose participants to a number of cases of social entrepreneurs who have converted their desire of building a better world into a reality. The course will inspire participants with an entrepreneurial spirit, help them gain an understanding of the challenges of the start-up process, and think about the complexities of growing and managing it. They will emerge with a high-level business plan for starting a social enterprise.

This course has four primary educational objectives:

  • to examine the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship in creating and growing organizations which prioritize community impact
  • to learn from ‘living examples’ of social entrepreneurs
  • to support participants to develop a business plan for either launching a new social enterprise or initiating a new program within an existing organization
  • to help develop the leadership perspectives necessary for responding to the challenges of being a social entrepreneur

Open to students 16 to 19 years old from around the world. The course will take place July 19-August 3, 2014 in Costa Rica. The course fee is $2,450.

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UN Simulates Violent #LandMines via Apple iBeacons #SocialGood

I made it only two steps before I detonated a land mine. The explosion ripped through my ears as my heart pounded. Were this a real land mine, a recording informed me, my hands would be torn apart. Shrapnel would fly at my face, blinding me. Without swift medical attention, I would die. But none of this actually happened. The minefield I walked through was only virtual. I was on the top floor of New York’s New Museum, overlooking a sea of silent Manhattan rooftops, far from the conflict zones where this sort of horror is a reality.

Within five minutes of the simulation, I detonated three more land mines.

The United Nations Mine Action Service organized this land mine simulation, called “Sweeper,” which debuted in New York on Friday. It communicates the terrifying threat of land mines throughout the world, despite a 1999 worldwide ban on anti-personnel mines. “Sweeper” simulates the very real terror of leaving home, walking to school or driving to work, and not knowing if you’ll survive your next step.

Check it out here: http://getsweeper.com/

via United Nations Simulates Violent Land Mines via Apple iBeacons.

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#Google Celebrates International Women’s Day #IWD | SoGo

Check out the Google Doodle video celebrating International Women’s Day, which is marked each year on March 8.

International Women’s Day, which was first held in Chicago on May 3, 1908, honors respect, love and appreciation of women. It is celebrated in countries around the world, and this year, the United Nations’ theme for the day is “Equality for Women is Progress for All.” You can read the message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon here, originally posted on the IWD 2014 website.

via Google Doodle Video Celebrates International Women’s Day.

via #Google Celebrates International Women’s Day #IWD | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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Women & Girls Can Change the World #IWD #rights |March 8 2014 | SoGo

Happy International Women’s Day. Find out how you can turn oppression into action through the Half the Sky Movement http://www.halftheskymovement.org/ and check out a recent provocative post fighting for the rights of girls

via Women & Girls Can Change the World #IWD #rights |March 8 2014 | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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Just because it isn’t happening here… #Syria | SoGo

This shocking video shows what life could be like for a young child if war came to the UK – and acts as a poignant reminder that while our world is not torn apart by conflict, other children are suffering around the globe.

Released by charity Save the Children as part of its Save Syria’s Children campaign, the film tells the story of how a young girl’s life is turned upside down in the space of just a year by showing a seconds over the course of 12 months.

The film closes with the words: “Just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.” Save The Children says it has released the striking video in the run up to the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict on March 15.  The conflict in Syria has “cost the lives of more than 11,000 children and turned more than 1 million into refugees. It has subjected them to trauma, indiscriminate shelling and even torture.”

For more information on the charity’s appeal and how you can help, visit the Humanitarian Coalition at http://humanitariancoalition.ca/our-appeals/syrian-refugee-crisis-2013 .

via Just because it isn’t happening here… #Syria | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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The Fight to End the R-Word Once and for All #rights | SoGo

Retard. The word stings of ignorance and disgust. But if the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign succeeds, you’ll never have to hear it (and hopefully never say it) again.

It’s a derisive term used interchangeably with “idiot” and is especially hurtful when referencing someone who is actually intellectually disabled. It’s also short for “retarded” or “mentally retarded,” terms often used to describe developmentally disabled people. But it’s been misappropriated into a word that hurts them and their loved ones.

via The Fight to End the R-Word Once and for All #rights | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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10 Minutes = 1 Day of Water | UNICEF TAP Project | SoGo

10 Minutes = 1 Day of Water | UNICEF TAP Project | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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Action4Climate Documentary Film Competition #eco #climate > April 1st Deadline | SoGo

Action4Climate Documentary Film Competition #eco #climate > April 1st Deadline | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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Check out The Cultch Youth Programs #creativity | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave

Check out The Cultch Youth Programs #creativity | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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#RAKNomination > a #SocialGood Makeover

NekNominate, a game that involves drinking and posting videos online, reportedly led to at least five deaths. Now it’s getting a new, positive spin — thanks to do-gooders around the world.

The viral craze typically requires a player to film himself downing large quantities of alcohol, then nominating two or three friends to do the same within 24 hours. But some YouTube users, such as Brent Lindeque of Johannesburg, South Africa (above), and Julien Voinson of Bordeaux, France, are using their nominations to swap alcohol for food, and giving it to homeless people.

The result is a new challenge — dubbed “Smart Nomination” or “RAKNomination” (for “Random Acts of Kindness”).

via Deadly Drinking Game Gets a Social Good Makeover.

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Send donations now #edchat #firstworldproblems

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#Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo |

This February, the Digital Good Club along with Sparks will be unveiling the Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign at Mulgrave School.  This campaign seeks to raise awareness about human rights, particularly those of women and children in Afghanistan. Education is a major concern for Afghan women. Though schools have reopened since the fall of the Taliban, the educational system only has a limited capacity to accommodate them. In rural areas outside of Kabul, remnants of Taliban supporters  have  threatened families not to send their daughters to school.

via #Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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Check Out the 2014 ISABC Art Show > Feb 14-26 @yorkhouseschool | SoGo |

Check Out the 2014 ISABC Art Show > Feb 14-26 @yorkhouseschool | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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Lighthouse Park Preservation Society Guided Walk: #Climate Change | SoGo |

You are invited to the following guided walk in Lighthouse Park,

Sunday February 23rd, 2014

“Climate Change Past, Present & Future using Lighthouse Park as our class room”

A field trip for Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society).

Trip leader: David Cook

Registration: Not required.

Meeting place & time: Lighthouse Park parking lot at 10 am.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

via Lighthouse Park Preservation Society Guided Walk: #Climate Change | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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UBC EWB Youth #Leadership Symposium: Sat Mar 1 2014 | SoGo |

The UBC Engineers Without Borders Youth Venture Team is holding our first ever Youth Leadership Symposium! We are inviting 60 active Grade 8-12 students who wish to learn, inspire, teach and lead, to attend a day of interactive workshops, captivating speakers and engaging discussions. Our goal of this conference is to inspire the next generation of changemakers by giving them the tools and encouragement necessary to help them become effective and inspirational community leaders.

via UBC EWB Youth #Leadership Symposium: Sat Mar 1 2014 | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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#Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave

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This February, the Digital Good Club along with Sparks will be unveiling the Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign at Mulgrave School.  This campaign seeks to raise awareness about human rights, particularly those of women and children in Afghanistan. Education is a major concern for Afghan women. Though schools have reopened since the fall of the Taliban, the educational system only has a limited capacity to accommodate them. In rural areas outside of Kabul, remnants of Taliban supporters  have  threatened families not to send their daughters to school.

Our campaign will commence next Monday, February 3rd with a visit from Roshan Thomas, the founder of Sparks Academy in Kabul, during an assembly at 2pm.

Read more via #Afghan Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign #SocialGood @MulgraveSchool | SoGo | #SocialGood Mulgrave.

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“The End of Christmas as we know it”: 82 Discarded Xmas Trees in Vancouver

82 Discarded Xmas Trees in Vancouver from Brian Lye

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Indestructible Soccer Ball Brings Sport to Kids Who Need It Most #games4good

According to the company, an estimated 21 million children have the opportunity to play with over 700,000 indestructible soccer balls in over 160 countries. Jahnigen and co-founder Lisa Tarver have turned the simple idea into a buy one, give one model: Buy a OneWorld Futbol for $39.95 and they send one to a “community in need through organizations working in … refugee camps, war zones, disaster areas and inner cities.” Or, if you don’t need a ball, send one directly to a company partner for $25.

via Indestructible Soccer Ball Brings Sport to Kids Who Need It Most.

 

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Powerful Driving-Safety Ad on the Impact of Speeding #roadsafety

This Powerful Driving-Safety Ad Will Give You Goosebumps [VIDEO].

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PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE #creativity | SoGo | Mulgrave

 

PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE #creativity | SoGo | Mulgrave.

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North Vancouver Community Players | SoGo #cascreativity

 

North Vancouver Community Players | SoGo | Mulgrave.

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6 apps that fit #socialgood into your Life

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Socialgood apps transform giving into an easy and convenient activity, without interfering with your daily schedule. Donate in small increments, or do good just by using the app.

via 6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine.

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▶ Norway Needs Warmth for #Xmas from #Africa Radi-Aid

▶ Another great one from Africa for Norway

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#Movember Stachedance

Nick Offerman’s Dancing Mustache [VIDEO].

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