What would you do?

By Lauren WoodmanWhat would you do if you had to leave your home at a moment’s notice? If you woke up to find three tons of mud in your living room? Or if you woke up in a place that wasn’t your home at all, but a temporary shelter or refugee camp?As 2017 comes to … Continued

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Empowering at-risk youth with digital skills training

By Lisa ObradovichSagor is 20 years old, and is the eldest of five children. He lives in a small room along with his two younger sisters and two younger brothers in the Mohammadpur slum in Western Dhaka, Bangladesh. His family, along with 1,800 other people, share 12 common toilets.Four years ago, Sagor’s world was turned … Continued

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NetHope Device Challenge grantees share lessons learned

By Lisa ObradovichThe NetHope Global Summit never fails to be an inspiring week of great stories and collaboration. Presenting the results of the NetHope Device Challenge and facilitating a discussion among some of the 17 grantees was one of the highlights. NetHope was fortunate to have representatives from four grantees join us for a panel … Continued

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Jose Nazario: NetHope volunteer, Googler, proud Puerto Rican

By Kate HurowitzEditor’s note: Kate Hurowitz, an internal communications manager at Google, was a volunteer member of the NetHope team deployed to Puerto Rico and its official mission storyteller.Jose Nazario is a first-time NetHope volunteer from Google, who went to Puerto Rico in October for a two-week deployment. I sat down with him to get … Continued

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Feeding America: Hunger and hope in Puerto Rico

By Kate Hurowitz Editor’s note: Kate Hurowitz, an internal communications manager at Google, was a member of the NetHope team deployed to Puerto Rico and its official mission storyteller.El Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico (The Puerto Rico Food Bank) sits in a nondescript warehouse near a busy intersection in Bayamon, just outside of San Juan. … Continued

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Digital skills give refugee children a springboard to the future

By Izabela Bajalska, Save the ChildrenEisenhüttenstadt is a small, unassuming town on the German-Polish border and it currently hosts about 200 refugee children and their families. These children, who have been exposed to risks and dangers during  their journey to Europe that no child should ever experience, have found the first semblance of peace and … Continued

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