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◢◣Groundwork◥◤ Creating better places◥ One green step at a time◥

◢◣Groundwork◥◤ Creating better places◥ One green step at a time◥ | Change The World | Scoop.it

Working in the most disadvantaged parts of the UK. We help people to create better places, to improve their prospects and to live and work in a greener way.

Groundwork is a charity that works in the places across the UK facing the greatest challenges.

We’re passionate about changing places and changing lives and we won’t stop working until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.


That’s why we’ve worked for over 30 years where we’re needed most – on the ground in communities, delivering thousands of projects each year.  

☛ Big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact.✾ We work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face ✾

 

➲ We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods.

 

 

✿ Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

 

♣ Tackling climate change.  

 

♣ Helping people out of fuel poverty.  

 

♣ Bringing out the best in young people by helping them to improve their local area.  

 

♣ Building stronger communities by improving green space.

 

 ♣ Getting people back into work by creating green jobs.

 

 

☞ When you put all of this together we make a difference that is greater than the sum of its parts.

✔✔✔ We do this because we want to create a better, greener future for everyone ✔✔✔

 

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We change places and change lives in some of the most challenged and challenging parts of Britain. 

But we can only do what we do with the support of partners and friends.

There are many ways to help - whether it's through volunteering time and expertise or through cash and in-kind donations.

 

 

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Transform your patch is a nationwide movement to help transform the UK's outdoor spaces

 


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People & Planet

People & Planet | Change The World | Scoop.it
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People & Planet is a small, social enterprise that raises funds for and promotes the work of Australian environment and social justice organisations. Their vision is to help create a more just and environmentally sustainable world.

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Microfinancing Opens Entreprenuism To African Women

Microfinancing Opens Entreprenuism To African Women | Change The World | Scoop.it
Namono Lakeri, a widow and mother of five in Uganda, used a $125 Women's Microfinance Initiative loan to expand her second-hand clothing business.

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Good African Coffee wants trade, not aid

Good African Coffee wants trade, not aid | Change The World | Scoop.it
An entrepreneur has created an international coffee brand that he says is a model for African success.

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Voice tech helps Africa get online - AfricanBrains

Voice tech helps Africa get online - AfricanBrains | Change The World | Scoop.it
AfricanBrains Voice tech helps Africa get online AfricanBrains Funding for a project to deliver voice-based technologies that enable illiterate people in rural Africa to access the web — even those without an Internet connection or a computer — is...

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Social Enterprises Must Move Beyond Purpose | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Great insight on how to make your Social Enterprise go from Good to Great: http://t.co/HBhvdbCBif

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Possible Dreams International

Possible Dreams International | Change The World | Scoop.it

High atop the Lubombo Mountains of Swaziland there is a choir.A choir composed of young people from the most remote and rural areas of the country. Some of them are orphans, some of them HIV positive: all of them are united by a single purpose – Compassion. The Possible Dreams International (PDI) Choir sings songs of hope to those living affected by extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS in the rural regions of Swaziland. When PDI builds a house or helps grow a vegetable garden for a destitute family, the choir is there to herald the new chapter in the lives of these people with song and dance. When a patient is bed-bound in their hut due to terminal AIDS or virulent tuberculosis, the choir gathers round the walls of the home and sings of hope and quiet joy in the face of adversity.

In a country with the highest prevalence of AIDS in the world, where 10% of the population are orphan children and over two thirds of all people live in conditions of extreme poverty, the Possible Dreams International Choir is a voice of vibrant hope in the darkness.

Armed with music, humility and a belief in the dignity of every human life, this is a choir which seeks neither adulation nor fame….They want only to be Voices for the Voiceless.

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In Melbourne, changing the world with beer | SmartPlanet

In Melbourne, changing the world with beer | SmartPlanet | Change The World | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE — Drink a beer, it’s good for the world. That’s the proposition being put forward by Australia’s first non-profit ba

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Craig Kielburger, Founder of Free the Children

Craig Kielburger, Founder of Free the Children | Change The World | Scoop.it


Craig's organization is the largest network of children helping children through education in the world. He’s helped more than one million young people who have been involved in innovative programs in more than 45 countries. Craig has traveled to more than 50 countries to visit one of the 450 schools that his organization has helped to build and to witness the progress the organization is making.

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BioLite HomeStove

BioLite HomeStove | Change The World | Scoop.it

Half the planet cooks on smoky open fires, causing nearly 2 million premature deaths each year and contributing to climate change. , BioLite has created a low-cost biomass cookstove that, by converting waste heat into electricity, reduces smoke emissions by up to 95% while simultaneously providing users with the capability to charge mobile phones and LED lights.

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Mirakle Couriers

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Mirakle Couriers is a courier delivery company with a difference. They employ underprivileged deaf people who have almost no other means to earn a livelihood. India has one of the highest deaf populations in the world. Mirakle Couriers wants to change the situation and economically empower the deaf community. At the same time, they want to provide them with better visibility in the Indian society and bring attention to their cause. Mirakle was started by Dhruv Lakra a former investment banker, who describes it as: “A Social Business, creating empowerment through professional excellence, not charity.”

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Kiva: Loans That Change Lives

Kiva: Loans That Change Lives | Change The World | Scoop.it

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a “mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.”

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Husk Power Systems

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Using entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.

Husk Power Systems uses innovative technology to convert abundant rice husks in India into energy that provides power.In rural India, 45 percent of households lack access to electricity. Husk Power Systems  was founded in 2007 to target the 20,000 villages deemed out of reach by the Indian government. The company takes agricultural waste, rice husks otherwise left to rot, and converts it into gas that powers an off-the-shelf turbine to generate electricity.HPS currently has 75 operational plants in Bihar serving 150 villages, or more than 150,000 people

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Raising The Village

Raising The Village | Change The World | Scoop.it

Right now, numerous communities are emerging from a variety of catastrophic events and circumstances such as violent conflict, the AIDS epidemic, and devastating drought.Trying to move forward, these communities frequently find themselves confronted with new, often insurmountable, challenges. They are at a standstill.
But through a recovery project with Raising The Village, they have the opportunity to achieve their goals. Recovery is about putting the key pieces in place, which allow a struggling village to get beyond mere survival and grow into a vibrant, thriving community.



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BEN | Bicycle Empowerment Network South Africa

BEN | Bicycle Empowerment Network South Africa | Change The World | Scoop.it

The main mission of BEN is to address poverty and mobility through the promotion of the bicycle in all its forms. Low cost new and used bikes are imported from China and Europe respectively and Bicycle containerised workshops are set up in different areas where there is a great need for reliable but cost-effective transport

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We Have The Power To Change The World | Chip In Australia | Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising

We Have The Power To Change The World | Chip In Australia | Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising | Change The World | Scoop.it
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We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.- Nelson Mandela

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Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs From Around Africa Shortlisted For ...

Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs From Around Africa Shortlisted For ... | Change The World | Scoop.it
A large number of the start-up businesses involve turning waste material into cost efficient and environmentally friendly energy sources while there is also an emphasis on web-based endeavours and education.

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Josie's curator insight, July 14, 2013 5:31 PM

There is hope for Africa! $75K USD prize money is a great start! These youth have awesome entrepreneurial ideas. And not one of these are only about the money. Each help their community and country in some way.

Many education- geared social projects.

 

 

Extraordinarily notable is Kenya's- Joan and her project to use her agricultural produce to feed the children who have been most effected by AIDS- perhaps orphans; and to also teach the children agriculture!  I think this where sustainability begins.

 

 

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Nigerian billionaire takes on cause of 'mistreated widows'

Nigerian billionaire takes on cause of 'mistreated widows' | Change The World | Scoop.it
From shaking up Nigeria's fashion scene to striking it rich in the oil business, Nigerian billionaire Folorunso Alakija has tasted success in all walks of life.

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A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless

Landfill Harmonic reveals a mind-boggling, inventive effort to change that - musical instruments made from trash. In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ingenuity to craft instruments out of recycled materials - and a youth orchestra is born. Music arises and children find new dreams.

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Emmarose's curator insight, April 19, 2013 11:29 AM

So cool! This would make music and science teachers happy

Jessica S.'s curator insight, April 19, 2013 11:29 AM

Cool intruments made out of garbage crazy cool

Annika's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:58 AM

This is an awesome article!

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Human Rights on Film

Human Rights on Film | Change The World | Scoop.it
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A window into films on human rights- opening windows into our world

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7 African Women Who Founded Amazing Companies

7 African Women Who Founded Amazing Companies | Change The World | Scoop.it

VENTURES AFRICA – Leadership, passion and vision no longer wear a purely masculine face and scores of African women are now counted among the founders of the amazing companies that are contributing to Africa’s development. Their countenance and demeanour, confidence and wisdom; there’s always something about a strong, influential woman.


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The Book Bus helping children in Africa, Asia and South America

The Book Bus helping children in Africa, Asia and South America | Change The World | Scoop.it

The Book Bus provides a mobile library service for children from disadvantaged communities and families in Zambia, Malawi and Ecuador. Book Buses tour schools, hospitals and orphanages to promote reading and storytelling to children who would otherwise have little or no access to books. In addition to providing a mobile library service, onboard volunteer crews travel with the Book Buses and engage with children and teachers to promote reading.

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Will you join Amnesty International to Write for Rights?

Will you join Amnesty International to Write for Rights? | Change The World | Scoop.it
Will you put pen to paper to save a life? Join Amnesty International in the world's biggest event to support human rights. Register now to Write for Rights on Human Rights Day, December 10th.
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Forget IT Startups, Here are 11 Amazing non-IT Startups Founders to Watch in Africa

Forget IT Startups, Here are 11 Amazing non-IT Startups Founders to Watch in Africa | Change The World | Scoop.it

As she and her younger brother played outside, the trash piles in her community seemed to grow larger and larger with each passing day. Diana wanted to make a change and took the initiative. Diana considered that simply removing the trash once was not a permanent solution. Instead she created a clever sustainable system for keeping her community free of trash and improving the environment.


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Dream Children's Home Kenya

Dream Children's Home Kenya | Change The World | Scoop.it

Rachel Gichia is an ordinary Kenyan wife and mother who has risen to an extraordinary challenge.Rachel Gichia has had a desire to care for orphans since she was a little girl being raised in a slum by a single parent. Growing up she “witnessed how children were suffering after being abandoned by their parents due to liquor drinking or poverty and orphans who were left destitute after the death of their parents. This amazing woman is taking care of 54 orphans in Dream Childrens Home she created.The primary goal of the project is to restore hope and provision of basic needs to orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. Dream Children’s Home takes care of destitute, orphaned and abandoned children.

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