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Maria Victoria Alonsoperez | Co-Founder ChipSafer - Uruguay | Tracking Anomalies in Cattle Behaviour

Maria Victoria Alonsoperez |  Co-Founder ChipSafer - Uruguay | Tracking Anomalies in Cattle Behaviour | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

Chipsafer is a platform that will transform the way farmers care for their livestock. It not only tracks and detects anomalies in cattle behaviour, but does so remotely, autonomously and in real time. Chipsafer then sends all this information directly to the farmer, who can access it on a laptop or phone. This is of vital importance in poorer communities, as livestock are a key source of income. Through ChipSafer technology farmers can not only learn where their animals are and receive warnings if an anomaly is detected, but obtain stats about the animals’ performance, helping them to improve herd production and in turn their profits. ChipSafer also sends out a warning message if the animal passes a specified perimeter or if the device is taken off, in order to prevent the cattle from being stolen.

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Connect to Victoria via Twitter: vic_alonsoperez

More on their website: http://www.ieetech.com/?q=node/24

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Ruth Ibegbuna | Founder RECLAIM

Ruth Ibegbuna founded RECLAIM to tackle the UK's low rates of social mobility. RECLAIM is building a new strand of working-class youth leadership with the mission of "being seen, being heard and leading change". Ruth activates the latent talents of young people that are most at risk of being excluded from meaningful life opportunities and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to influence politics, the media, and mindsets locally and nation-wide.

 

Ruth was named Manchester Peace Activist of the Year 2008 and received the Manchester City Council Women's award for Outstanding Contribution 2009. Ruth was also recently awarded the 2011 Business in the Communities Sieff award for collaboration with business to benefit society.

Ruth was a member of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour. The Commission brought forward strategic proposals for sustainable reform of relevant services for children and young people, including the youth justice system. Ruth is also an Ashoka UK Fellow.

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Visit Reclaim's website: http://www.reclaimproject.org.uk/

Twitter: @RECLAIMproject

Twitter: @msibegbuna

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Jayne Hulbert and Jayne Cresswell, creators of the SWEET Project. Helping families and adults in Birmingham to meet the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Jayne Hulbert and Jayne Cresswell,  creators of the SWEET  Project. Helping families and adults in Birmingham to meet the challenges they face on a daily basis. | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

Jayne Hulbert graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2003 with a Diploma in Social Work. Jayne is a qualified Social Worker with over 35 years social care experience in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, she set up the SWEET Project (Social Work Education, Experience and Training) in March 2010 with colleague and Senior Family Support Worker, Jayne Creswell.  Connect with Jayne Hulbert and Jayne Cresswell on http://www.sweetproject.co.uk/

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The concept of the SWEET Project emerged in 2009 after Jayne Hulbert and Jayne Cresswell were made redundant from a national charity as part of a process which culminated in the closure of much-needed family support services for the residents of South Birmingham. Having worked in the area for over 10 years, the two Jaynes decided they would try to re-establish a service for families in need. Between 2009 and 2010, they began to research the possibility of setting up a family support service. Many ideas offered potential. In the early days, the significant obstacles which had to be overcome included the provision of suitable office accommodation and the acquisition of financial and business expertise


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The Clothing Bank - Women Enterprise Development - South Africa

The Clothing Bank - Women Enterprise Development - South Africa | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

The Clothing Bank mission is to "Empower Unemployed Mothers Through Enterprise Development so that they can become Financially and Socially Independent".  Founded in 2010 by Tracey Chambers (CEO) and Tracey Gilmore (COO), in response to the growing problem of unemployment amongst single mothers and the lack of support that they receive from the father of their children.We believe that if you help a mother you help a child. 


South Africa faces some major obstacles to address the injustices of the past and ensure that everyone participates in the economy.  At the centre of these challenges is the failing education system.  58% of children do not complete school meaning that formal employment is not an option for them as many corporates use Grade 12 as an entry level requirement for even the most basic job.  Unemployment rates are reported at between 25-30% and when you analyse this further you will find that unemployment amongst youth is reported at 56% with 2.8m youth being unemployed and unemployment amongst women is reported at 48%.  Of all mothers in South Africa, 40% are single and for single mothers unemployment rates are over 60%. Less than 50% of father’s contribute anything towards their child’s welfare, which leaves the single mother with no choice but to rely on the state for welfare.  Child grants are R280 per month per child and with an average of 2 children per household, families are surviving on welfare of R560pm.  1L of milk and 1 loaf of bread would cost R20 per day or R600 per month, so this means that if you are a child raised by a single mother, you are highly likely to live in poverty with little prospects for your future.


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Sandra Sassow, CEO & Co-Founder of SEaB Energy Ltd. Anaerobic Digestion!

Sandra Sassow, CEO & Co-Founder of SEaB Energy Ltd. Anaerobic Digestion! | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

Sandra Sassow is the CEO and co-founder of SEaB Energy Ltd, a multi-award-winning manufacturer of small scale micro power plants which use a patented microbial-based technology to convert food waste into energy. The product is shipping to the global market, for the purpose of converting food waste, animal/plant waste and septic waste into energy, anywhere.  Connect wth Sandra on http://www.seabenergy.com/ ; and on twitter @seabenergy @sandrasassow

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Sophie de Oliveira Barata : prosthetics artist creating gadget limbs for amputees

Sophie de Oliveira Barata :  prosthetics artist creating gadget limbs for amputees | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

Fake limbs don't have to be a replacement: they can also be an upgrade. To this end,  prosthetics artist Sophie de Oliveira Barata founded The Alternative Limb Project in 2011, in which she turns them into artworks. Now, she's taking the idea further with a her "gadget limbs.

More info on http://www.thealternativelimbproject.com/ or Connect to Sophie here: https://www.facebook.com/thealternativelimbproject

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Lamice Joujou - Smile Holding - Lebanon

Lamice Joujou - Smile Holding - Lebanon | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

Lamice is an award-winning entrepreneur whose passion and energies have seen her many child-centred businesses thrive for nearly  two decades.  Her Lebanon-based ventures are all about educating, entertaining and caring for children.

Lamice’s beginnings in entrepreneurship began when she was looking for a suitable nursery for her first born. When she couldn’t find one she and her mother opened Dent De Lait (Milk Teeth) nursery in 1997. Three other companies followed: In 2001 Lamice launched Mazitou, a production house created to encourage young Lebanese talent. They were the producers of Disney’s High School Musical on stage in 2008.

In 2009 she launched Frizzy, described as an edutainment centre for Tweens and Teens, aiming to celebrate and educate all parts of the brain. And a year ago Lamice added My Doll & Me to her portfolio of businesses, a doll retail concept for young girls.

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Azza Kamel, founder Alwan wa Awtar. Improving the lives of vulnerable children in Egypt

Azza Kamel and her organisation Alwan wa Awtar are working to improve the lives of vulnerable children in Egypt and help them realise their potential.

 

Alwan wa Awtar aims to target young people in marginalised communities who have little or no access to after-school activities such as performing arts, music and visual art. At the Alwan wa Awtar centre young people are encouraged to explore their creative potential and intellectual abilities in a stimulating non-judgmental environment.

Many of the children supported by Azza and her team have also experienced some form of abuse – physical, psychological or sexual – and so the centre provides them with a safe haven where they can come to terms with some of the things that have happened to them, build their confidence and be surrounded by people they trust and who respect them. 

 

 

Visit http://www.alwan-awtar.org/en ; and with Azza Kamel on twitter @azzakamel

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Sarah Corbett, Founder of Craftivist Collective

Sarah Corbett, Founder of Craftivist Collective | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

Find out more about the inspirational lady behind Craftivist Collective, the fabulous Sarah Corbett.... "I’m happy to say that I no longer feel like a burnt-out activist who is upset that I might have to give up fighting for a better world. Craftivism has made activism sustainable for me; it has allowed me to thread activism through everything I do and I really feel like I’ll always be a craftivist."

"My professional background is working for large international development charities in campaigning and public engagement. For the last six years I’ve been fortunate enough to work for Christian Aid, on a DFID(Department for International Development) project called Platform2, and most recently for Oxfam GB as Community & Activism Manger for London & South East England"

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An Interview with Cécile Galoselva, Founder & CEO of Etic - Global Invest Her

An Interview with Cécile Galoselva, Founder & CEO of Etic - Global Invest Her | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it

“I am inspired by people who have the courage to attack a problem in a very innovative way. It takes a long time before people see them as geniuses. From 2004 to 2010 Cecile was executive COO of one of the U.K.’s leading social enterprises, The Ethical Property Company Plc., delivering financial success as well as environmental progress and social benefits. She moved to France in 2010 to launch Ethical Property’s model in that country and beyond: ETIC, building the first environmentally-friendly social enterprise buildings in France. We build properties set up as business centres, focussed on charities, social change entities and social enterprises. 

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See more on ETIC www.etic.co and on twitter @eticFR

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Catherine Lajara | Novel Research of New York

Catherine Lajara | Novel Research of New York | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Passionate about health equity, women’s leadership, entrepreneurship and community development, Catherine Lajara is Founder & CEO of Novel Research of New York, an independent clinical research center in the Bronx, New York City. Their aim is to bring diversity and eliminate disparities in clinical research. "What keeps me “awake” is my community. There is a significant geographic disparity within racial and ethnic minority groups that lack access to health information and resources. In effort to eliminate this, my company is involved in community outreach and participates in health initiatives to provide free health screenings, educational material on health equity, prevention, early detection and treatment as well as providing the community with access to clinical trials." (read more) Connect with Catherine on @catlajara @nrofny http://www.nrofny.com
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