Something as simple as a donation of vegetable seeds to someone in need can make a huge impact in their lives. The vegetables they grow feed their family, and create a way to make extra money as well by offering them something to sell in the marketplace. A $20 donation to the Christian Children's Fund of Canada will provide vegetable seeds for one family.…Continue
Added by Tammy Corbett on November 29, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
We’re recruiting a volunteer to help manage and run AidSource. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in community engagement, social media, communications or partnerships. If this sounds like you, please review the position description, and send your resume and a cover letter describing your vision for the AidSource community (max. 600 words) to info[AT]whydev[DOT]org by 4 December 2014.…Continue
Added by AidSource on November 24, 2014 at 7:05pm — No Comments
Did you know that it just takes a donation of $100 to send a girl to school for an entire year? What could be more valuable to a young girl than to have the opportunity to receive an education?
Here in North America what can you buy for $100? Think of how far $100 goes; you could buy a pair of designer jeans, maybe attend a concert, or spend it in about 5 minutes at a…Continue
Added by Tammy Corbett on November 21, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments
Added by AidSource on November 12, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Did you know that 59 of every 1,000 children born in Ethiopia do not survive, and besides that 675 of every 100,000 mothers will die during childbirth? Project IMPACT (Improving Maternal and Child Health: Partnership and Action for Community Transformation) is making a difference. Funded by donors and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada its strengthening primary health care by building birthing facilities, equipping them with the tools and training they need to…Continue
Added by Tammy Corbett on November 10, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments
PATH is conducting a needs assessment to identify drugs in WHO Lists of Essential Medicines that may currently have challenges to correct delivery. Our goal is to further explore:
What essential medicines have barriers to correct delivery?
What health needs could be addressed by changes to existing drug formats?
This is a call for responses from anyone with thoughts on how to improve the mode of delivery,…Continue
Added by Sarah McGray on November 7, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Originally published at Al Borde del Caos , with a translate button ;-)
Con el inspirado e inspirador tema El Futuro de la Evaluación en América Latina y el Caribe: Desarrollo, Equidad y Cultura se desarrollará entre el 11 y 13 de Marzo del año próximo (el…Continue
Added by Pablo Rodriguez-Bilella on October 27, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments
I went out with a new friend back in April, for sushi. Just sushi. And it ended up costing me thousands of dollars.
As Melissa Ovard described how they had formed a company to provide products to make girls’ adolescent transitions easier, I was hooked. Her enthusiasm spilled all over our unagi and seawead salad, and I knew I had to be a part of Girl Lux.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Sportscaster James Duthie, host of Hockey on TSN has teamed up with the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada to tackle the issues of poverty in developing countries.…Continue
Added by Tammy Corbett on September 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
When you see an advertisement about children in poverty in impoverished countries around the world how can you not want to reach out? I have had the opportunity to sponsor a young boy in India for years and my children had the chance to see how one person can make a difference.…Continue
Added by Tammy Corbett on September 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
A new generation of development and communications professionals is attempting to embrace nuance without turning the public off.
But just in case you want to remain “old school” in your communications strategies and keep them grounded in a charitable…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 15, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments
According to many “horizon scanning” reports for international civil society over the past few years, there are major disruptions ahead in the aid sector. Many predict that if large international organizations are not prepared to adapt, they will not survive.
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 10, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments
Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…Continue
Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 1, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments
Added by Tim Magee on August 28, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments
Trying To Be Nice
I had a weird moment recently. I tried to have a conversation with a normal person. A normal person who has chosen to live a normal life. Half way through the conversation, I realised we had nothing in common. Not that I’m not interested in her life. It’s not that I don’t find her an interesting person. Except, yes, maybe it is. Which makes me feel a little bit bad.
And then I remember that what I care about is Ebola in West Africa and food insecurity in South…Continue
As I am writing this, I am riding a train crossing the Alps between Austria and Italy. I have been in three countries in about ten hours. I have been in six different countries in the past three weeks and in ten other countries on four continents in the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 19, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments
This week there has been a lot in the media about suicide, depression and mental illness with Robin William’s passing. I have lived a wide range on this spectrum and so I read a wide range on these topics as well. And today I saw something that has stopped me in my tracks. A comment was made on a public thread and it struck me deeply. The gist of it is this:
‘Depression and suicide don’t happen in third world countries. Depression is a…
Added by Jodi on August 15, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments
2014 WORD AIDS DAY RED RIBBON BADGES ORDER NOW FROM UGANDA. To order DROP US AN EMAIL AT email@example.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/njrouon to Donate to our Red Ribbon Campaign Kindly visit http://www.aymu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=126 To order, kindly drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org…Continue
Added by Africa Youth Ministries on August 14, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments
I have been admiring Aidsource for a while since I joined however I've been disappointed by the evident low level of activity. I'm currently studying for a Masters Degree at WEDC; A water and development focused department at Loughborouth university and have decided as part of my Master's thesis to see if I could investigate the viability of a similar social networking website as AidSource which could be used as a central hub for aidworkers looking to network, find information or running…Continue
Added by Carl Josef-Ian Nuñez Rendora on July 28, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments
If you work (or have worked) for a development NGO/INGO, and have thoughts or opinions on the delicate subject of accountability, I would really appreciate you taking a look at this survey. This forms part of my final dissertation research which focuses specifically on the practical realities for those working in for NGOs when it comes to accountability. Please follow the link for more details.
Added by Peter McMillan on July 20, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments