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  • Destination: Vietnam

    Disavantaged Youth Hone Hospitality Skills at Hanoi’s Hoa Sua

    Tucked into a tiny side street in the Truc Bach neighbourhood of Hanoi is a stately house that has been transformed into elegant restaurant. White linen covers the tables and menu choices are a fusion of French and Asian. Is this a high-end celebrity chef’s signature locale? Not exactly. It is Song Thu Restaurant, a learning restaurant run by Hoa Sua where disadvantaged youth whip up delicious meals and serve them to customers, often tour groups visiting Vietnam.

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All-In-One Injectable Contraceptives

All-In-One Injectable Contraceptives

July 27th, 2014

. By Courtney Mollenhauer

Sector: Gender,Health

Access to adequate family planning services is critical in the Global South where an estimated one-third of all maternal deaths could be prevented by allowing women to plan their pregnancies. Injectable contraceptives are a common birth control method for women worldwide but they need to be routinely administered in a clinic and, as a result, are not always accessible to... (more)

Tags: Birth Control,family planning,injectable contraceptives,maternal health,Sayana Press

Electricity from SPARKs creates light

Electricity from SPARKs creates light

July 25th, 2014

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Inventions

For many people living in Global North countries, having access to electricity is seen as a way of life, not a privilege. Remote and rural communities across the Global South, however, see electricity as a privilege that only a few are able to access. But a new and innovative invention, which uses music and kinetic energy, aims to help... (more)

Tags: flashlight,Kenya,Light,light-source,lighting,off-the-grid

My CHILD, the Wheelchair

My CHILD, the Wheelchair

July 24th, 2014

. By Diksha Dwivedi

Sector: Inventions

CHILD, the Chivalrous Humanitarian Ideological Loiter Device, is a wheelchair with a mind of its own. As the name suggests, it is a creation made for the purpose of looking after its parent. Udhay Shankar, 20, the ingenious mind behind this innovation, describes the wheelchair's user as the parent, and the chair itself is the child. As a kid, Shankar... (more)

Tags: accessibility,CHILD,disability,engineer,India,innovation,motorized wheelchair,society,Technology,wheelchair

The Technology Trap: I Spy Black Market Logging

The Technology Trap: I Spy Black Market Logging

July 23rd, 2014

. By Sarah Anstett

Sector: Environment,Inventions

Deforestation is the source of up to 17% of all human-made greenhouse gas emissions, which is 50% more than that produced by global shipping, aviation, and land transport industries combined.  Globally, over 1.6 billion people depend entirely on forests for their livelihoods through employment, sales of crops, firewood, and other means. Even more depend on forests for shelter and sustenance.... (more)

Tags: deforestation,GPS,Indonesia,Kickstarter,rainforest,UNEP

The Lucky Iron Fish - Part Four of our Grand Challenges Canada series

The Lucky Iron Fish - Part Four of our Grand Challenges Canada series

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