Development

Transfer of technology to rural people

Project Location
Country: 
India
City: 
Andhra Pradesh
Organization
Organization Name: 
P.S.S. Educational Development Society
Organization Type: 
Association
Website
www.karmayog.org/ngo/pssedsociety
Project Type
ICT for environmental sustainability
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Transfer of technology for rural people and tribals
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The Pss. Educational development society has initiated the transfer of technology for rural people project (TOT) in 2009. So for five states across the country were covered with a view to giving further impetus , it is proposed to implement the project on "mission mode" . For this purpose a "Tot National Awareness Campaign " is planned to be conducted during August 2011 - dec 2012 with an object to be benefit minimum one stakeholeders of rural people and triblas. PSSEDS is a platform for demonstration of technology models with a variety of static, simulated and live models in stalls.
How long has your project been running?
01/2009
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
A new idea is emerging in its villages and corner areas, a silent revolution is happening in the villages of India. PPSEDS is heralding a New India in its villages. These pilgrims of progress are bring in growth and development by empowering backward villages with technologies that enhance the quality of life. PSSEDS is proud to implement this ambitious project of illuminating the lives of rural people and tribals. It's time to make our villages shine.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
in progress
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
in progress
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
06/2012
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
People lessons learned from this project, everything is not waste. Very useful to improve the living standards and protect environment in our areas.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Developing Innovation

Project Location
Country: 
Cameroon
City: 
Yaounde
Organization
Organization Name: 
Student World Assembly
Organization Type: 
5
Project Type
Education up to 10 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Developing Innovations is an online platforms which presents and monitors relatively small-scale development projects, to build communities of supporters for these projects.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
As part of the Student World Assembly (SWA) initiative, "Developing Innovations" was brought forth with the aims of exploring the potential of an online platform for bigger development projects. This Action Plan outlines the process we envision to develop an online platform (with the working title Insight-out) where bigger development projects are monitored in a transparent way, where all participants in a project can form an online community around that project, and where learning between projects is facilitated. As far as we know, there are no such existing online platforms for bigger development projects. By piloting such a platform for bigger developments projects, we aim to learn what organisational changes are needed in development organisations to become active on such online platforms and how it will change the way of working of bigger development players.
How long has your project been running?
03/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
Firstly, The Identification of the requirements for real time monitoring which includes; Deciding on what kind of monitoring data / project data will be published, Map where / how this data will be collected, Developing manual on collecting and sharing data for real time monitoring, Deciding on exceptions when certain data cannot be shared and describe processes to be followed, Identifying and logging all challenges encountered within participating organisations with regard to real time monitoring. Secondly, Identification of the requirements for online community building which is; Outlining the opportunities of online community building around projects, Collecting ideas on how to stimulate/facilitate online communities around projects, Identifying (innovative) ways to get feedback on projects and project results from both supporters as well as people that should have been supported by the projects. Lastly, Mapping / clarifying the consequences of direct online project funding (opportunities and threats) for participating organisations, Identifying and logging all challenges encountered within participating organisations with regard to online community building in general and direct online project funding in particular.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Ever since this project has been established, at least three bigger projects have participated in the pilot and have been presented on an existing online platform and have been monitored real time online. Online communities have been founded around these three projects that are made up by people/organisations/companies directly supporting or funding the projects and by people/organisations/companies that are directly being supported by the projects. The project data of these online projects is tagged and searchable so it can be used for learning by others. Also, a final lessons learnt document is developed, describing the challenges encountered by the organisations that have piloted their projects on the online platform, describing the requirements of an online platform that can deliver on the goals listed above, and recommending ways forwards.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
Over 100. Our interactions are mostly carried on through our online discussion forum and some times, those that are nationals of the country participate in the little "expose" we propose.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
1467, Presbyterian Church Bastos
Since when?: 
06/2011
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
How to create an employment opportunity that can better the lives, and businesses of others. From our example, people should know that it's not the obligation for the government to grant employment for all, but it's every individual's responsibility to create employment opportunities that could be of benefit to others
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Insufficient funs! The only solution will be to acquire more skills so as to better the project for sometimes, when the money is available without no sense of direction and technical knowhow, it could be a waste.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
To acquire sufficient skills so as to setup more and more projects for the good of all.

studentská praxe na Facebooku // student practice on Facebook

Project Location
Country: 
Czech Republic
City: 
Brno
Organization
Organization Name: 
David Å mehlà­k
Organization Type: 
8
Specify: 
individual
Website
http://www.facebook.com/studentskapraxe
Project Type
Helping youth step in the job market
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Aim of this project is to connect young people, students with various institutions, companies, non-profits or other initiatives, via new everyday medium Facebook, in order to cooperate symbiotically.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The name speaks for itself. It is a link connecting young people, students with various institutions or groups, companies, non-profits, ngos or other (student) initiatives in order to cooperate symbiotically. On the one hand students need to take some practice/praxis (at some schools it is compulsory) or want to gain invaluable experience, on the other, those mentioned subjects always look for fresh brains and a possibility to get some work done for free. It is an area where the majority of universities fail, the bridge between theory and practice.
How long has your project been running?
02/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
As the facebook page states in the mission: collaboration/development*/participation and in products: better people. One of the objectives is to activate and motivate young people. The project tries to solve the problem with fresh inexperienced graduates on the labor market. *human resource development
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
I don't usually receive a lot of feedback (besides likes), but from time to time, somebody sends me a thank you message for posting their offer, because they got some positive replies afterwards.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
According to Facebook statistics for pages called "Page Insights" I had 1,116 "Monthly Active Users" last month.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Specify: 
None. My free time and energy.
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Spodnà­ 2, Brno, Czech Republic
Since when?: 
02/2010
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
-- Young people are our future, they need to be prepared for it asap. -- Nobody can steal what is in your head, ie your education, experience.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
-- my dream is that I, as a middle man, wont be necessary anymore, the page will become a platform -- recently we started talking about a polish mutation with my friend from Poland, ie foreign mutations possibly -- get more "fans" and visibility in general, more cooperation/interaction with companies

Students Unlimited

Project Location
Country: 
Egypt
City: 
Cairo
Organization
Organization Name: 
iEARN Egypt
Organization Type: 
5
Website
http://media.iearn.org/projects/studentsunlimited
Project Type
Education from 16 to 18 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
A collaborative online community service project.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
In a world where so many young people don't have the chance to participate positively in solving the problems of their societies, where many children suffer and don't find anybody to help them, where many dangerous phenomena threaten our societies and countries and the lack of awareness is spread everywhere, we need to encourage students to act positively in their societies. Students can make great contributions if they have a suitable chance. Students represent a great proportion of the total population in many countries all over the globe. They are part of any solution to the problems that any society faces. They also suffer because of many problems such as lack of awareness, ignorance and bad social conditions. We need to give help to youth and let them feel that they are at the level of responsibility and can do something helpful and useful to their societies. We need to encourage students and give them the chance to enable them to help all who need their help in the future. Students who work on community"“service projects and other awareness projects can serve and help governments in finding solutions to the problems concerned to youth. Students can also participate in community"“service activities such as donation campaigns for national charity or helping illiterate people by spreading awareness among them. They can try to let their friends know more about the problems their societies face. They can give the hand to visit some orphans and have some good time with them. They can go to cancer patients and let them feel that there are many people who care for them. They can take practical actions to help street kids, child laborers, child soldiers and child refugees too. They can change what many elders couldn't change if they are given the suitable chance. "Students unlimited" is a community"“service project that discusses the participation of students and youth and helps them to TAKE ACTIONS.
How long has your project been running?
01/2003
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
It offers the students a good atmosphere to express, learn and change. The problems that we discuss are unlimited but the only regulation is that how can those youth help in solving those problems. Our main goal is to develop youth personally, socially and politically through training sessions, projects and community service activities to create a generation of youth able to play their role effectively towards themselves, community and country
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
There are many achievements that have taken place through achieving this project. 1) Many well trained students who are able to express themselves and develop their community 2) Successful discussion with students around the world on our project forum 3) A wonderful spirit between youth which was part of the Egyptian Revolution in 25th Jan 2011 4) Creating a good environment from which students can start their leading role in their communities
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
We are working with many students around Egypt and internationally from USA, Yemen, Oman and Qatar. Actually there are about 100 students working on the project nowadays and they are increasing. The best method of communication is electronically through emails and our online forum. Also physically during applying the community service projects.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
12th Kamal ElDin Salah, Ard ElNozha, Bolak ElDakrour, Giza
Since when?: 
03/2005
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
in USA, Oman, Qatar and Yemen this year. and every year many students from many countries share with us.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Cooperation and self-learning YOUTH Abilities are unlimited :)
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
many things faced us but through hard working we managed to overcome them.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
That our project spread all over the world and more and more youth join it :)