October 2, 2023
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Medellin’s Pioneering ‘Tikkun Olam Makers:’ Students, Teachers, Institutes, Companies Altogether Creating Novel, Practical Technologies for Disabled People

Back in 2016, Medellin-based engineering-technology “coach” Hector Londoño was searching world-wide for new, creative ways to inspire his students to get involved in designing and building novel, affordable products that could help improve the lives of disabled people. At first, Londoño —
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Medellin’s Fundacion Marina Orth Seeks Volunteer English Teachers, Mentors, Donors

As the late North American philosopher A.B. Johnson once quipped, “mighty oaks from little acorns grow” – which aptly describes the nurturing work of Medellin-based Fundacion Marina Orth (FMO), founded in 2007 by U.S. journalist Maureen (Marina) Orth. The ever-branching-out FMO is now seeking qualified English teachers, mentors and donors to help under-served kids in […]
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USAID, Bill Gates, UK, Wellcome Launch Novel Scheme to Stop Zika, Dengue in Antioquia

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development and UK-based Wellcome Foundation jointly announced October 26 that they’re funding a novel, US$18-million project to stop Zika and dengue diseases — initially focusing on Antioquia and Brazil. The project involves releasing
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U.S.-Based Foundation in Medellin Expanding High-Tech Aid for Poorer Farmers

Washington, D.C.-based non-governmental organization (NGO) Grameen Foundation announced December 1 that it just hired former Colombian Corporation for Agriculture and Livestock Research (Corpoica) planning director Fernando Henao Velasco as its new, Medellin-based director for all rural-aid projects in Colombia. Henao’s “deep knowledge of Colombia’s agricultural sector and
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Volunteering SAO

Do you have time available and want to contribute to a green cause that benefits birds, nature and society? ¡This is your chance! Do you have time available and want to contribute to a green cause that benefits birds, nature and society? ¡This is your chance! “Heroes of Birds” Volunteer Program launched since 2014 by […]