Simply because I work for orphaned children. And the root of the problem with these children, is that for some reason or another, their parents could not or would not care for them. And if you cannot afford to care for a child, my opinion is dont have children in the first place. At the same time, I know that for many women in developing countries, whether for cultural or religious regions, it is not up to them whether they have children. That is why education and access to contraceptives for these women is so important, so that they can make the right choices that will allow them to build strong families. 

I believe everyone comes into this world with a purpose. But to be abandoned by your mother, or to lose her to disease or death, is traumatic for a child, and is the cause of so much dysfunction in the world. I believe that empowering women to make smart choices will have an effect on reproduction that will trickle down to there being less orphans in the world. 

Mister Gates, let´s talk about the future!

von Carsten

Da sitzt er nun. Der reichste Mensch der Welt. Und hat sich zwischen seinem Treffen mit Kanzlerin Merkel und der Verleihung des Millenium-Bambis am Abend kurz die Zeit genommen, mit einer ausgewählten Runde über Innovationen und Technik zur Verbesserung der Welt zu diskutieren.

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How a Menstruation-themed Social Media Campaign Spurred a Movement for Global Awareness

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Did you hear about May MENSTRAVAGANZA? It was truly menstravagant. It was the first-ever social media campaign of its kind: a 28-day awareness cycle initiated by Berlin-based social impact organization, WASH United, to break the silence around menstruation and menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

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The Power Of Pixels Article

I found this Article online named “The power of pixels” by David Merriweather which seems to discuss the different social platforms that has been used to broaden the worlds knowledge of homelessness. 

http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2012/02/The-Power-of-Pixels—Social-Media—the-Fight-Against-Homelessness 

I really enjoyed reading the article and it features the work of INVISIBLEPEOPLE.TV by Mark Horvath who I investigated earlier on today.

Social media management for Nonprofits

If you are wondering how much time nonprofits should be spending on social media the following blogs can help you determine that: bethkanter and impatientoptimists

Knowing how much time to spend can help you assign teams to different social platforms and allow you to become and active and reachable member for those interested in your organization. 

Here’s a simple 5-4-3-2-1 plan that your nonprofit can follow created by the impatient optimists blog:

5 days a week, post to Twitter

4 days a week, post on Facebook and Google+ 

3 days a week, post to Pinterest and Instagram

-2 days a week, post on your blog

1 day a week, post on Vine, Instragam (Video), Youtube, or SoundCloud

for more articles and news about social media strategy content follow us on twitter #DPUSocial 

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