Managing inventory with SMS for a micro-enterprise based in rural Ecuador. Teaching business to students with a game. Helping groups with limited resources organize and meet. Notifications for new deliveries and stock outs of essential medicines at public clinics and hospitals to patients.
These are just a few of the ideas in the featured problem set for the Peace Corps Innovation Challenge that culminates this weekend at the Random Hacks of Kindness Global Hackathon! Choose a Peace Corps problem statement to champion and sign up to participate now http://1.usa.gov/19jCwuf
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Central Railway Station, Helsinki, Finland Vintage postcard via Anu
There’s no way I could post Finland and not show this. There are hundreds of great photos of the “Kivimiehet” (“Stone Men”) out there (see one here), so decided to pick this old postcard instead. Meanwhile, don’t know if this is true or not, but often called Finland’s most visited building, as the station handles 200,000 people a day.
One last recap from the weekend. Totally blown away by @atlantaballet and Carmina Burana! Bravo! #atlanta #atlantaballet #carminaburana #ballet #dance #atlarts #performingarts #cobbenergycentre #global #glamour #bravo
Hillary Clinton left the State Department nearly two months ago, but she still needs a staff to keep up with the considerable business of being Hillary Clinton. A half-dozen people now work for the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate in a tiny corporate space on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, in what is called her “transition office.” Transition to what, Mrs. Clinton and her aides have not yet said.