Upward Mobility

Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:40 -- Compassionate C...

The proliferation of mobile phones opens up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. Watch in this video how the World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries.

In the Watkins Glen SD, students are crossing the digital divide on a school bus

Tue, 2017-03-28 10:30 -- Compassionate C...

To ensure students aren't disadvantaged because of where they live or the activities they participate in, the Watkins Glen School District in New York worked with Cisco to deploy Wi-Fi enabled Connected Buses. Read the case study to learn how it's working out.

Prince's Trust uses Oracle cloud technology to reach struggling youth

Fri, 2017-03-10 10:48 -- Compassionate C...

The Prince's Trust is a UK youth charity that helps struggling young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training. Watch a brief video to learn how the Trust uses Oracle CX Cloud to foster best practices that allow workers to spend more time with the youth they help.

Qualcomm Wireless Reach in India: Advancing Healthcare and Opportunity

Thu, 2016-10-27 13:35 -- Compassionate C...

Watch this video to learn how Qualcomm Wireless Reach is bringing wireless technology to underserved areas in India. The goal is to educate frontline healthcare workers, increase access to quality healthcare and economically empower women entrepreneurs with microfinance loans.

Bangladesh’s Farmers, Small Business Owners Prosper with Solar Power

Tue, 2016-10-18 12:55 -- Compassionate C...

Watch this World Bank video to see how solar power is changing lives in Bangladesh -- lighting up homes and helping small business owners and farmers access affordable and reliable electricity to improve productivity and climb the rungs of economic prosperity.

Youth Employment: Working Poverty and the Gender Gap

Tue, 2016-09-06 12:43 -- Compassionate C...

Work prospects for many young people still keep them in poverty, and if you are a young woman your chances of finding a quality job are even less likely. Authors of the International Labour Organization's World Employment and Social Outlook "Trends for Youth" report explain their findings in a short video.

A Better World for Jessica Orji in Nigeria

Fri, 2016-04-22 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Jessica Orji of Lagos, Nigeria believed the "Internet was a man’s world." That was before she attended a computer course through Intel #SheWillConnect. Now with the skills and confidence to explode that myth, she’s using the Internet to grow her hairdressing business -- and inspiring other girls in her community.