Social Cause (141)
Calling all helping hands
After an earthquake hit the city of Van in southeast Turkey, a lot of initiatives were put into place to help rebuild the devastated area. The mobile phone company Turkcell decided to contribute and support projects in the educational sector. They launched a campaign on social responsibility hoping to garner the support of people across the country to help.
Why it matters
When a natural disaster hits, there’s usually a strong sense of unity in society. While we often see people engaging and helping one another, should brands have a more important role to play to heighten social awareness?
17. May 2012
The campaign “Tapa Solidària” aims to raise funds for the NGO “Casal dels Infants” which helps children, youth and families in Barcelona living in poverty and exclusion. Sponsored by Albert and Ferran Adria, a total of 58 restaurants (tapasolidaria.org) are supporting the campaign. In each restaurant, one tapa will be chosen as the Solidarity Tapa. For each one sold, 50 cents will be donated to the campaign.
EnableTalk is a glove that converts sign language into voice speech. The concept won Microsoft's Innovation Competition Cup award as its software converts signals to text and pronounces words out loud. The system is connected to an application via Bluetooth.