Upward Mobility

Working Together to Connect a Community in Rwanda

Fri, 2016-04-08 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Today someone says connecting communities and we think of digital technologies. But there are other kinds of connections that matter too. Watch this video to learn how CH2M and the nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity built a 97 meter suspended bridge in Butare, Rwanda to help children get to school and residents to work, doctors and markets.

Beating the Odds

Mon, 2016-03-28 10:58 -- Compassionate C...

Hajira Attah wanted to be the first in her family to go to college but she had a 1.7 GPA and low SAT scores. All eight schools she applied to said no. Then she heard about Johnson C. Smith University. It was willing to take a risk on her. How did it turn out? Click to watch a short video from the Gates Foundation.

The DigiTruck Project: Closing the Digital Divide in Africa

Sun, 2016-03-20 12:42 -- Compassionate C...

Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. Click for a brief video about the first DigiTruck classroom that was deployed to an orphanage in Tanzania.

An Educational Turnaround at Victoria Park Primary

Tue, 2016-03-15 16:49 -- Compassionate C...

In a deprived area of the U.K., a primary school has experienced an educational transformation due to the Microsoft Shape the Future Initiative in partnership with RM. Pupils, many of whom speak English as a second language, are becoming confident assured learners. Learn how in this video.

A Digital Pathway to Financial Inclusion

Wed, 2013-10-30 15:44 -- Liz Enbysk

This white paper describes how the cash-digital divide creates stark inequities in the financial lives of poor households. The authors depict what digital financial inclusion would look like and present evidence suggesting that connecting poor people to an integrated digital financial system will generate sizable welfare benefits.