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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
Dharhara, a small village in India has found a novel way of tackling declining sex ratios, global warming and climate change all in one go.
The birth of a baby girl in this village is welcomed by planting at least 10 fruit trees, which the child inherits when they grow up. The trees are an asset base for her, which can be utilised by the family to finance her education and future development, with a marginal investment.
This project is a crowd-sourced message to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens to give them hope for their future and fight against the rash of bullying-induced suicides. The site has drawn out messages from everyone from President Obama and Tim Gunn to Chris Colfer and Sarah Silverman.