Month: January 2009

Exciting Week ahead

Exciting Week ahead

After a week of making good contacts and meeting interesting people at the Innovation Conference an exciting week is lying ahead. The week starts off with an appearance on national television SABC 2, at 07h35 Monday 2 February. This week will also be the first of its kind where we are hosting all Honours students …

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Innovation Systems: Unlocking Potential

Innovation Systems: Unlocking Potential

Being part of the COFISA Innovation Systems workshop opened the doors for many more opportunities to Technology for Community Empowerment. The African context lend itself to strong Social Innovations not just important for survival but also the possibility to globalisation. Some of the areas that were discussed during Day 1 at the workshop was the …

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Advice Support Network: Screenshots

Advice Support Network: Screenshots

The Advice Support Network has been taking off nicely and we thought sharing some screenshots to see the technology used by the Advisors accross South Africa to support people in need. Above the Drug Advice Support (DAS) log in page Career Advice Support (CAS) log in page Career Advice Support (CAS) example conversationPositive Advice Support …

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A Week of Reconstruction using Technology

A Week of Reconstruction using Technology

It has definitely been a different week with a number of meetings, planning and developing strategies for the year ahead. Already the year has started off with a bang with two new projects starting. One of the project is a Youth Citizens Journalism project with schools in the local area and the other being establishing …

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Advice Support Services Latest

Advice Support Services Latest

Today was another successful day with the Advice Support Services. Drug Advice Support (DAS) times were extended to 7pm. We are therefore now online between 3 and 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Our first day with the extended hours went well and we’ve seen an increase in number after 5pm. Another milestone was achieved today …

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Drug Advice Support(DAS) statistics

Drug Advice Support(DAS) statistics

The success of DAS has not only open doors to many new opportunities using mobile technologies but also granted us the joy of seeing the lives of many people being reconstructed as we were able to be that lifeline to many. To give an indication how effective DAS has been some of the statistics (over …

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Advice Support expansions

Advice Support expansions

This year we are starting with a bang and expanding Advice Support services with the launch of 2 new additions to DAS (Drug Advice Support). PAS (Positive Advice Support), advice and support for people impacted by HIV or AIDS, and CAS (Career Advice Support), offering youth advice on studies,career and general tips, has been launched …

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Reconstructed Radio Interview

Reconstructed Radio Interview

This evening we had the privilege to share more about the Reconstructed project on a late night show on Radio CCFM 107.5FM. This year we intend to increase the amount of work to empower communities in tension (CiT) with many new additions to the Reconstructed project.

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Youth Mobile Trends for 2009 by Graham Brown

Youth Mobile Trends for 2009 by Graham Brown

With youth making up a large number of Mobile and web users accross the world its important to know the trends in Mobile marketing for youth. The same applies using technology for social change, the social application developers and social entrepreneurs should know what the latest mobile trends are for young people. Find 2 presentations …

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