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California School Garden Network

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California School Garden Network


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CSGN is a collaboration of state agencies, private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations all dedicated to the mission of creating and sustaining gardens in every willing school in California.

http://www.csgn.org/

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Jessica Vega's comment, April 23, 8:13 PM
this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth.
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this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth. 

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Seed Library Las Vegas

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The mission of the LVCCLD Seed Library is to promote gardening, heirloom seed/plant cultivation, and seed saving and sharing. We are hoping to accomplish this by putting on programming about gardening and seed saving/storing, and by lending out seeds to patrons with the understanding they will do their best to collect the seeds at harvest time to be returned to the seed library to be shared with others.
See more details at https://www.facebook.com/groups/658398494207746/

https://www.facebook.com/SeedLibraryLasVegas

 

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http://seedlibraries.org/profile/rickpasso


The Seed Library Social Network began as a project in 2011 by creators Devon Grissim, Elan Goldbart, and Andrew Whitman while working for the University of California at Santa Cruz Demeter Seed Saving Project. The project grew after Devon Grissim went to the Seed Library School at Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tuscon, Arizona and met other seed library enthusiasts- including Rebecca Newburn of Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, who now helps moderate our community. SeedLibraries.org boasts a network of members from around the world, many of whom have gone on to start their own libraries. 

Thank you for taking the time to explore our site! We hope that you will find that we are a very helpful, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic community. We look forward to connecting with you.


http://seedlibraries.org/page/about-us

 

 

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@SeedsLV <br>Hey World! @SeedsLV is here! via @FoodHubLasVegas @LVHelpGro @PepperItForward @DiverseCivitan friends & supporters! https://www.facebook.com/SeedLibraryLasVegas/info
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AmBAG Glows at Good Morning Club

AmBAG Glows at Good Morning Club | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

The highlight of the interview was about Josh’s childhood days, when he’s got the famous nickname, “supot/plastic boy” among his classmates. He used a sando plastic bag (red striped) to carry his school supplies and books; he used to ask for at a “tindahan” (mini store). He used to walk 10km a day going to school, with high hopes of acquiring education that would equip him to reach his dreams.

But his life drastically changed when a distant relative gave him a backpack. That’s the first decent bag he had, which made him feel he belong to the class! It boosted his aspirations in chasing his dreams, and in changing his life. The rest was a humbling history of his quest in the Western World and of his return to his beloved country to pursue greener pastures.

http://curlybookworm.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/ambag-glows-at-good-morning-club/

 

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SHOP ONLINE ASAP and SECURE your deposit slip to be counted. We need 21 new #teamJosh members or 21 bag sales! Dare to make a difference! 

http://bag943.com/shop/
Shop at Bag943


http://youtu.be/79TgGgFNxsw


#BeAGiver!!! 

BAG stands for " Be A Giver". As a brand, we are dedicated to only offer best quality bags you can reliably use and proud to sport anywhere at any time. As a business, we commit to partner in providing practical solutions to the pressing problems on poverty in relation to education. " Buy One. Give One." is our business culture. We'd like our customers to be socially aware and concerned players in our society. For every purchase made, the company gives another bag to a school kid in need.

To shop online go to www.bag943.com
You may follow us also at www.twitter.com/bag943 ; www.instagram.com/bag943

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An Encounter with a Bayaning Pilipino

An Encounter with a Bayaning Pilipino | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Garbed in a simple yet dignified outfit, I had no idea that I was talking to recent recipient of Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. BAYANING PILIPINO AWARD. His disarming smile was warm, I felt at ease. I was quite intimidated at first, knowing him to be a famous doctor renowned for his goodwill and advocacy. But later on with our conversation, I felt as if I’ve known Dr. Anton Mari Lim for a long time..

 

so begins a wonderful blog post on my friend Doc Anton Lim of www.yellowboat.org 

 

found at http://curlybookworm.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/an-encounter-with-a-bayaning-pilipino/comment-page-1/#comment-500

 

@curlylaf yes, @docanton is wonderful!

 

Here is a little of my thoughts on why Doc Anton so richly deserved this prestigious award and your high but well deserved praise: https://www.facebook.com/notes/rick-passo/to-the-screening-committee-of-the-gawad-geny-lopez-bayaning-kasamahan-filipino-a/640582529295007


It is no exaggeration when I state that my life truly changed when I began aware of the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation's existence, http://www.yellowboat.org/

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As a former US Peace Corps Volunteer in Mindanao, decades ago, I learned first-hand the historic tensions and interethnic strife and staggering economic inequalities and barriers to opportunities for a large portion of the residents there due to no fault of their own outside of "accidents of birth." What I saw and what I learned still resonate profoundly with me today.

 

Indeed, a couple of years ago, on approximately the 30th anniversary of my service of a volunteer in Mindanao, for a variety of factors I was motivated to start my first blog,http://rictandag.tumblr.com/, which I immediately titled: "Peace in Mindanao means Peace Everywhere." To me, this name is no exaggeration, especially with respect to the extreme southwest corner of Mindanao, in Zamboanga del Sur, which still remains in places in the heart of military struggles and sometimes serves as a region that incubates those such as the Bali bombers, the Oklahoma City bombers and the 911 bombers. Even though my service was in the opposite corner of Mindanao, in Surigao del Sur, this quote aptly summarizes what is important to the future peace of the entire island of Mindanao, indeed the entire nation of the wonderful Republic of the Philippines:

 

"“Dream of Mindanao of being independent economically will remain an elusive dream if present Mindanao leaders will always forget to empower the poorest of the poor in Mindanao. This is the reason why armed conflict always flourish in the country’s second biggest island because the mass based are always forgotten” - Beverly Del Valle, urban poor leader in Caraga region."

 

Tears literally streamed from eyes, stemming directly from my heart when I saw the videos of the exchanges of the first Yellow Boats under the vigilant eyes and guardianship of heavily armed members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. While I will not attach any of the related videos here, I am confident that you and your steering committee are quite aware of their existence. Neither will I attempt to replicate the testimony of the innumerable beneficiaries of the wonderful programs of the Yellow Boat Foundation, except to say that the collaboration of Catholics and Buddhists in harmony with the native Muslims really touched my Jewish heart. Profoundly. Deeply. Spiritually. Soulfully. Eternally.

 

The love, the guidance, the vision, the virtue, the HOPE of what I have witnessed, first via participation in the Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/165167500182101/ ;

 

facebook group and subsequently as a trusted friend of such incredible patriots and humanitarians as Dr. Anton Lim and Jay Jaboneta and the awe-inspiring community of nation builders that have attracted, built and grown, has beenlifechanging for me. It has been so empowering for me! Words cannot adequately express how spiritually growing it has been for me to be in their graceful presence.

 

I will not attempt to provide facts or statistics to measure the incredible impact of the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation. Others can do that much better than me. And, Iam confident that type of information is readily available to the esteemed Steering Committee. What I can and indeed MUST offer is my testimony that, from afar,here in Las Vegas, Nevada, my life has been transformed, completely and literally by my exposure to this humanitarian organization and that my association with thevisionaries and programs associated with this wonderful institution has compelled me to share their message of HOPE widely and deeply across the globe.

 

I can testify, for example, that my friendship and affiliation with these living angels has afforded me friendships in place like Montpelier, France

http://tedxmontpellier.com/intervenant/jay-michael-jaboneta/

 

and in Lahore, Pakistan,

 

https://lahore.tie.org/speaker/28/jay-jaboneta.

 

There is NO doubt in my mind that this wonderful organization has exhibited greatness, has inspired greatness, has empowered greatness in a new generation of what are sure to become the best generation of young minds and hearts and spirits in the Philippines. And that its message, vision, and mission will continue to inspire the entire world.

 

It is not incidental that my primary blog now is entitled Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism: empowering school kids and sustaining a community: 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/yellow-boat-social-entrepreneurism

 

It is not incidental that this blog which originally was created by me to record resources for Layag Layag now is almost exclusively focused on projects locally here in Las Vegas and in the United States, but the name of this blog is fundamentally tied to my heart and to my soul remains "Yellow Boat."

 

I can attest as one human being how the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation truly has transcended all sorts of boundaries of time, space, ethnicity, religion,geography, demographics, humanity.

 

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Lessons from a seasoned serial social entrepreneur - Virgin.com

Lessons from a seasoned serial social entrepreneur - Virgin.com | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Chris Underhill (65) has been a social entrepreneur for 36 years and is the founder of three citizen sector organisations. He received an MBE from the Queen for his services to the field of disability even before he launched his current venture BasicNeeds, a mental health charity that has supported almost 600,000 people in developing countries to date.Here, he shares some insights.

.http://www.virgin.com/unite/entrepreneurship/lessons-from-a-seasoned-serial-social-entrepreneur

 

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via 

https://www.facebook.com/GoldhirshFoundation/info

 

The world is brimming with innovatorswhose ideas can shape our region andchange the world. At the Goldhirsh Foundation, we identify the brightest emerging talent and give them the tools to best support their success.


Supporting social-entrepreneurship and innovation moving the world forward.

 

http://www.goldhirshfoundation.org/

Goldhirsh Foundation@GoldhirshFdn

Existing for social innovators, run by social innovators. Envisioning the future @LA2050.

 

Los Angeles, CA 

 

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TEDxManhattan - Changing the Way We Eat

TEDxManhattan - Changing the Way We Eat | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
TEDxManhattan will take place on March 1, 2014, in New York City. The one-day event will highlight several aspects of the sustainable food movement and the work being done to shift our food system from industrially-based agriculture to one in which healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all.

 

http://tedxmanhattan.org/twitter-handles/

 

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Twitter Handles

We encourage all TEDxManhattan participants to tweet throughout the day, using #TEDxMan or @tedxmanhattan.  To make things easier, we’ve listed the Twitter handles of all 2014 speakers, former speakers doing introductions and musical performers.

SPEAKERORGANIZATIONTWITTER HANDLEDavid BinkleLos Angeles Unified School District@dbinkleAlison CayneHaven’s Kitchen@HavensKitchenTom ColicchioCraft Restaurant@tomcolicchioMyra GoodmanEarthbound Farm@earthboundfarmAndrew GuntherAnimal Welfare Approved@AWAapprovedSaru JayaramanRestaurant Opportunities Centers United@sarujayaraman; @rocunitedMegan MillerBitty Foods@bittyfoodsMatt MooreThe Digital Farm Collective@urbanploughPeggy NeuThe Monday Campaigns@MeatlessMondayChellie PingreeHouse of Representatives@chelliepingreeLance PriceGeorge Washington University@GwpublichealthMichael RozyneRed Tomato@RedTomato_RTNikki SilvestriGreen for All@NikkisilvestriClint SmithParkdale High School@clintsmithIIISunny YoungGood Food for Oxford Schools@EarthMamaSunnyPERFORMERS  Jen ChapinJen Chapin Band@jenchapinmusicMartha Redbone @martharedboneFORMER SPEAKERS  Kenneth CookEnvironmental Working Group@EWGPrezAnn CooperFood Family Farming Foundation@chefanncMitchell DavisJames Beard Foundation@kitchensenseMaisie GanzlerBon Appetit Management Company@bamcoWenonah HauterFood & Water Watch@WenonahHauterPeter HoffmanBack Forty and Back Forty West@PeterHoffmanNYCCheryl KollinFull Plate Ventures@farmtofreezerMDKathy LawrenceSchool Food FOCUS@SchoolFoodFOCUSMichel NischanWholesome Wave@michelnischanDavid McInerneyFreshDirect@FreshDirectKerry McLeanWHEDco@WHEDcoSpeaksLaDonna RedmondCampaign for Food Justice Now@LivingGoddessSteve RitzGreen Bronx Machine@GreenBXmachineTama WongMeadows and More@meadowsandmore
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In Pictures: Nepal's Bhutanese refugees

In Pictures: Nepal's Bhutanese refugees | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
After decades in limbo, refugees are leaving camps in Nepal for a new life and new homes in Western nations

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2014/01/pictures-nepal-bhutanese-refug-2014127134634213108.html

Since 2007, thousands of Bhutanese refugees have been leaving squalid camps in eastern Nepal and departing for new homes in the West. Though the older generation has long aspired to return to Bhutan, many younger refugees are excited to move to Western countries.

Of the seven camps, only two remain. They house 34,350 people, according to the UN's refugee agency, and some 76 percent of them are interested in resettlement.

Tens of thousands of ethnic-Nepali Bhutanese were displaced in the 1990s after Bhutan's government launched a "one nation-one people" policy, which many described as an ethnic cleansing project. For the two decades that followed, about 105,000 people lived in the refugee camps in eastern Nepal. About 40 percent were children. Neither Bhutan nor Nepal was willing to accept them as full citizens.

In 2007, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees started the "third country resettlement" policy. Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States all began accepting the refugees.According to the UNHCR, 69,424 Bhutanese refugees have so far been resettled in the US, with 5,563 in Canada.

Recent reports, however, say the American dream might have turned sour for the Bhutanese refugees. A 2012 report by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the rate of suicide among Bhutanese refugees is 20.3 per 100,000 people - higher than the global average of 16 per 100,000 people.

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 I am working as fast as I can to "connect the dots" between those who have pledged assistance for the local Bhutanese Refugee populaton.  The article linked above gives some perspective on what these refugees experienced before arriving here in Las Vegas ...

 

http://www.unhcr.org/50001f3c9.html

 

Currently, 34,350 refugees from Bhutan remain hosted in two camps in eastern Nepal: Beldangi in Jhapa district and
Sanischare in Morang district. Over 76% of them (26,244 refugees) have declared interest in resettlement.

 

http://www.apiasf.org/CAREreport/APIASF_Burma_Bhutan_Report.pdf

 

A 2014 report, Invisible Newcomers, explains some of the challenges faced by Bhutanese and Burmese refugees, who make up the two largest groups of recent refugee arrivals in the US

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Feb 1st Meet-Ups

Feb 1st Meet-Ups | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

http://meet.standwithmemovie.com/

#standwithme is a new documentary about the awakening of Vivienne Harr, a 9 year old Bay Area girl to the reality of modern slavery and the lemonade stand she set up to free enslaved children across the globe.

http://meet.standwithmemovie.com/resources/

ONE CHILD, A FEW LEMONS, A WORLD WITHOUT SLAVERY.

SOME LEMONS DREAM BIG.
#STANDWITHME FOR FREEDOM FEB 1ST
LET'S SHOW THE WORLD WHAT'S POSSIBLE WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER

 

Rick Passo's insight:

http://meet.standwithmemovie.com/filmmakers/

 

AS EVERYBODY COMES TOGETHER TO #STANDWITHME FOR FREEDOM, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THE STORY OF WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE. FOR EVERY CONFIRMED MEET-UP WE WILL BE LOOKING TO HAVE A FILMMAKER COME OUT AND DOCUMENT THE EVENT.FOLLOWING FEB 1ST, WE'LL UPLOAD THE FOOTAGE AND CREATE A PIECE OF WHAT HAPPENED ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ACROSS THE WORLD. 

Here is how we'd recommend shooting the event

Keep it real. Shoot on a DSLR, an iPhone, or whatever works.Nothing overly produced. Really clean handheld or monopod will feel awesome, we'd avoid a slider.Focus on the celebration and emotion - it's the authentic celebration of freedom we want to capture.Remember your beginning, middle, and end as you shoot. Look for mini-stories.Try and get a sense of place. The power of this story is all the places it is happening at the same time.

After you shoot, you can upload your uncompressed and unconverted selects to us. We want selects, uncompressed, uncut, unconverted. No more than 15 min. in footage total. We want your mini-stories. Your good stuff. 

You'll go to a URL, enter a password, then attach the video files. Boom!

Thanks all, we can't wait to tell this story with you.


 

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Continuing the culture of generosity

Continuing the culture of generosity | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Poverty taught me the necessity and value of education. The limitations that come with it propelled me to dream, and dream big for my self, my family and for others

http://business.inquirer.net/161637/continuing-the-culture-of-generosity

Paying it forward

From having so little, to experiencing living a comfortable life, after working in the United States for nearly five years, my search for a greener pasture was a journey back home.

I decided to come back home in July 2012 and started a business that would champion education for the underprivileged children.

I founded BAG943, a mission-driven business that sells good quality bags and incorporates social responsibility by adhering to a “Buy One Give One” promise through a social arm called Bag of Dreams Project.

For every BAG943 purchased, another bag is given to an impoverished child from its pool of adopted public schools across the country.


https://www.facebook.com/BAG943

Know the story HERE: http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/balikbayan/36006-los-angeles-greener-pasturesDescriptionBAG stands for " Be A Giver". As a brand, we are dedicated to only offer best quality bags you can reliably use and proud to sport anywhere at any time. As a business, we commit to partner in providing practical solutions to the pressing problems on poverty in relation to education. " Buy One. Give One." is our business culture. We'd like our customers to be socially aware and concerned players in our society. For every purchase made, the company gives another bag to a school kid in need.

To shop online go to www.bag943.com
You may follow us also at www.twitter.com/bag943 ;www.instagram.com/bag943
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Paying it forward

From having so little, to experiencing living a comfortable life, after working in the United States for nearly five years, my search for a greener pasture was a journey back home.

I decided to come back home in July 2012 and started a business that would champion education for the underprivileged children.

I founded BAG943, a mission-driven business that sells good quality bags and incorporates social responsibility by adhering to a “Buy One Give One” promise through a social arm called Bag of Dreams Project.

For every BAG943 purchased, another bag is given to an impoverished child from its pool of adopted public schools across the country.




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Building enterprises and self esteem at the Philippines' Enchanted Farm

Building enterprises and self esteem at the Philippines' Enchanted Farm | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2014/01/gawad-kalinga.html

 To Antonio "Tony" Meloto, migration is both culprit and symptom of the entrenched poverty in the Philippines. It is a poverty of self-esteem as much as anything material, he adds.

Migration of rural people to urban slums, which includes Filipinos from every walk of life from doctors to domestic workers to wealthier countries, disrupts the lives of millions of families and drains the country of talent that is much needed here and under-appreciated abroad, says the 64-year-old former Procter and Gamble executive and founder of Gawad Kalinga, one of this country's best-known nongovernmental organizations.

 

"Build the Filipino dream, not some other country's dream!" he exhorts a group of college students on a field trip to the Enchanted Farm, a rural project intended to reverse the migration trend and close the widening urban-rural wealth gap. An economist by training, Meloto wants to bring together talent groomed by the best universities and wisdom rooted in the traditional rural lifestyles to create new businesses and products: bottling of a traditional lemongrass tea, for example, or turning talented traditional cooks into fast food entrepreneurs.

"The combination of the genius of the poor and the rich is quite explosive," Meloto told me, explaining that "rich" in this context means people given the opportunities and privilege of a good education.

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Watch for Fred de Sam Lazaro's upcoming broadcast report on the PBS NewsHour, and view more of our Social Entrepreneurship profiles.


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/news/social-entrepreneurs/


funding provided by 


http://www.skollfoundation.org/


Skoll Foundation @SkollFoundation

Driving large-scale change by investing in, connecting, & celebrating social entrepreneurs & innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems





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January 17, 2014 ~ Social Entrepreneurship in the Philippines - Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

January 17, 2014 ~ Social Entrepreneurship in the Philippines - Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
To lift the Philippines out of poverty, economist Antonio Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga, believes the next generation of Filipinos needs to create jobs at home rather than seeking jobs abroad.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2014/01/17/january-17-2014-gawad-kilinga/21763

 

 

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BAG943 (Be A Giver) partners with Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation

BAG943 (Be A Giver) partners with Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

http://bag943.com/partnershipybh/ ;

When Anton Mari H. Lim read about the story of BAG943 Founder, Josh Mahinay on Rappler, the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation co-founder immediately contacted Mahinay, then a returning overseas Filipino worker from USA.

“ The story of Josh really inspired me. He is an example of what we hope to see in the future from the kids that we are helping in our communities.  Sometimes you question if all that you are doing are making sense, or if it is really making any difference, then you have this young kid who overcame poverty through the generosity of other people, and now is giving back to his root is just very inspiring.”, Lim said.

The two organizations both champion education for the underprivileged.

BAG943 is a social entrepreneurship venture, which operates under a ‘Buy One. Give One’ concept, a mission-driven business that incorporates social responsibility. For every purchase made by its customer, another bag is given to an impoverished school kid across the Philippines.

Since it launched in July 2012, the company has given over 1700 bags to children in 14 public schools.

On the other hand, YBH sparked social media interest when co-founder Jay Jaboneta posted on Facebook a video that went viral about school kids from a community in Zamboanga who had to swim to go to school.  Generous netizens responded with donations and boats were immediately provided. Now, kids from Layag-Layag don’t have to swim anymore to go to school.

Since then, YBH has continued to provide boats in different communities, and even expanded their advocacy to livelihood. To date, YBH has adopted 28 communities and has given over 516 boats nationwide.

The partnership agreement was reached during a meeting held on August 21, 2013.

The partnership is set to commence with a project already scheduled on November 07, 2013 at a YBH community in Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

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JOBS Act Title III Rules: Moving Closer to Equity Crowdfunding - Crowdfund Insider

JOBS Act Title III Rules: Moving Closer to Equity Crowdfunding - Crowdfund Insider | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Under the proposed rules, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) will create a new investor class by allowing non-accredited investors to participate in crowdfunding.

 

http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2014/01/29277-jobs-act-title-iii-rules-moving-closer-equity-crowdfunding/

 

Implications of JOBS Act Title III (Non-Accredited Crowdfunding):

Democratized investment landscape – Aims to transform venture capital industry by the expansion of investors;

Creation of a new class of investors – The rules open the chance of crowdfunding investment to non-accredited individuals who want to participate.

Take the crowdfunding opportunity offered by the different online platforms and take time to make choices and to understand how these choices work for both issuers and investors. We hope for a positive impact and healthy growth for small businesses.

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Equity crowdfunding will open the door for me to interview many startups about their experience . Equity crowdfunding is leading to niche-created industries and more work for accountants and legal professionals. As equity crowdfunding takes place there will be those who write the books and speak about the best-practices and there will be as in all business situations the tales of the worst nightmare

experiences. I'm sure they'll be movies and reality tv before long. For entrepreneurs, many will have opportunities to find capital to fund their startup dreams and we love that. Happy Equity-Crowdfunding.

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Microsoft Corporate Citizenship: Nonprofit Tools & Resources: What’s Available

Microsoft Corporate Citizenship: Nonprofit Tools & Resources: What’s Available | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
As a nonprofit, you work every day to meet community needs. Microsoft has technology solutions to help you meet those needs more efficiently and with greater impact.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/nonprofits/whats-available/

Rick Passo's insight:

Check out free resources & software donations to help you meet your communities' needs with greater impact: 

 

https://www.facebook.com/microsoftcitizenship

 

Sharing stories and insights about how Microsoft and our partners are working to deliver positive social and economic change around the world. Follow us on Twitter: 

 

http://twitter.com/msftcitizenship/

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http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/nonprofits/whos-eligible/<br>Eligible Organizations<br>Nonprofits and non-governmental organizations must be recognized as charitable organizations in their respective countries in order to be eligible for Microsoft Nonprofit Programs. Eligible organizations must also operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include, but is not limited to:<br>Providing relief to the poor<br>Advancing education<br>Improving social welfare<br>Preserving culture<br>Preserving or restoring the environment<br>Promoting human rights<br>Establishment of civil society
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Adopt a Fisherman - help a family restore their livelihood for $250 and have your name or loved one inscribed on the boat.

Adopt a Fisherman - help a family restore their livelihood for $250 and have your name or loved one inscribed on the boat. | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Why Rebuild Camparang?
The village of Camparang has a very special place in our heart. This is where BKP California founders first established their mini library. This village was visited quite frequently as a child by one of our founders, Carolina Leap. This is her mother's birthplace, and as a child she has many fond memories of it people. 
What are we doing to help?
Our first concern is the welfare of the children, to get them a secured place to live and get them back to school and their regular routine. But in able to achieve that, we must also empower and provide means for the family to restore their livelihood and rebuild their homes. So we are implementing several programs with the help of local NGOs (Non Governmental Organization) in the Philippines as we all entreating the help of corporate sponsors and individuals to gain funds to put the programs in motion.
What Can YOU Do To Help?
Please refer to the information below for the programs we are implementing to build a BKP Community in the village of Camparang:

 

To adopt a fisherman: www.bkpcalifornia.org

 



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Adopt a Fisherman - help a family restore their livelihood for $250 and have your name or loved one inscribed on the boat. To adopt a fisherman:

www.bkpcalifornia.org 


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Boatloads of Hope for the Philippines

Boatloads of Hope for the Philippines | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation provides school boats to coastal communities in the Philippines so children can get to school. Now it's helping the thousands of fishermen whose boats were damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2014/03/09/boatloads-of-hope-for-the-philippines/

On March 27, 2011, Mr. Jaboneta, Mr. Lim and 16 volunteers formally turned the 20-seater boat, “New Hope,” over to the community.

“With the yellow boat delivering them safely to school, they can focus on their studies,” said Mr. Lim. “To these kids, the school is the only way out of poverty.”

Now, nearly three years later, there are now 30 Yellow Boat communities and more than 830 boats nationwide.

Courtesy of Yellow Boat of Hope FoundationFisherman Jimmy Palagar of Basey, Samar, who lost his fishing boat to Typhoon Haiyan. He is currently using a refrigerator as a replacement.

The boats, which are uniformly painted yellow, are used not only to transport kids who would have to swim their way to school without them, but also help support their families.

When the children are in school, men in the community use them to plant and harvest seaweed, while women use the smaller boats to collect water.

For the fishing communities impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, the foundation is providing as many as 400 motorized and self-paddle boats, as well as boat-building materials.

 

Thousands more boats are needed

http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2014/02/23/a-goal-to-lift-all-ships-in-the-philippines/

 

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Helping children go to school; reach us at captain at yellowboat.org

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From the Making up to Sailing of the Yellow Boat of hope.

https://www.facebook.com/cecille.pescante/media_set?set=a.746066295412005.1073741840.100000259236687&type=3

 

 



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In these Yolanda-ravaged areas, each boat has a story

In these Yolanda-ravaged areas, each boat has a story | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

http://www.yellowboat.org/Funds used for the boats have come from all over the world, not really from the rich but from ordinary individuals who just want to help.

“Fisher folk are not comfortable with dole-outs,” said Anton Mari Lim, co-founder of the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation.

“These are people who have long been supporting their families through the only means they know,” Lim said.

The Yellow Boat of Hope has enough funds to build 400 more boats but the group targets to build 1,000 this year. But Lim said their boats are not just given away.

“The fishermen have to do their part,” he noted.

Instead of sending boats that are ready to use, the Yellow Boat of Hope tries to give communities materials for boat-building.

This setup is convenient, Lim said, not only for the donors but also for the recipients, who can be assured of the boat’s quality.

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-vibes/in-these-yolanda-ravaged-areas--each-boat-has-a-story-030008777.html


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Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation Inc.
Unit 4, Dian Hap Building, 
F. Nunez Street, Zamboanga City

For more information, 
send email to captain at yellowboat.org.


 http://www.yellowboat.org/

 

Or invite our Chief Storyteller to speak about 
the Yellow Boat at jay at yellowboat.org.


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Helping children go to school;  Rebuilding the country. 

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Author Mitch Albom offers help to typhoon-hit Tacloban #HopeSails

Author Mitch Albom offers help to typhoon-hit Tacloban #HopeSails | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

American best-selling author Mitch Albom (“Tuesdays With Morrie”) is in the country for a special mission: more than his goal of promoting his latest opus, “The First Phone Call From Heaven,” he is also here to extend help to the survivors of “Yolanda.”

“I’m here to try to see if I can also call some attention to the Tacloban area and the victims of the typhoon,” Albom shared in his one-on-one interview with Jessica Soho on “State of the Nation.”

.http://www.mb.com.ph/author-mitch-albom-offers-help-to-typhoon-hit-tacloban/
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http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/51237-mitch-albom-tacloban-library

 

Best-selling author Mitch Albom is no stranger to death. Since penning the worldwide hit Tuesdays with Morrie, in which Albom shared his favorite professor’s journey to the end, Albom has been known to write about death, heaven, and themes that force his readers to confront their own mortality.

 

He’s no stranger to destruction, either. Three weeks after a powerful earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Albom flew to the scene to help out. He’s been back every month since, operating an orphanage in Port-au-Prince and logging in around 40 trips as of press time.

 

This is why supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck a deep chord in Albom. The storm flattened many coastal towns in the Philippines’s Eastern Visayas region, killing 6,000 and affecting over 3,000,000 families. It finally convinced Albom—11 years since his first invitation to the Philippines—that now is the time to go.

 

“I’ve been asked to come to the Philippines—pretty much every year since 2003—and I always said no just because there wasn’t time or it was too far away.”

 

“After the typhoon hit, they asked me again, and I thought that maybe it’s a sign that I can use this popularity I have in the country for some good, instead of just for me, which didn’t seem to be enough of a reason to go,” Albom shares, stressing that Tacloban is “really the reason why I came this year.”

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APIASF 2014 report, Invisible Newcomers, explains some of the challenges faced by Bhutanese and Burmese refugees

http://www.apiasf.org/CAREreport/APIASF_Burma_Bhutan_Report.pdf

Invisible Newcomers: Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan in the United States, written by researchers at the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), exposes the demographic characteristics, challenges and policy implications of the two largest refugee arrivals to the U.S., who are largely invisible in the current national discourse on Asian American socioeconomic outcomes.
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APIASF is the nation’s largest non-profit devoted to providing college scholarships to Asian American & Pacific Islander students.

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Since 2003, APIASF has provided a critical bridge to higher education for AAPI students across the country by distributing more than $50 million in scholarships to deserving students. APIASF manages two scholarship programs: the APIASF scholarship and the Gates Millennium Scholars/Asian Pacific Islander Americans scholarship, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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#standwithme #MakeAStandLemonade Stop #human #trafficking

#standwithme #MakeAStandLemonade Stop #human #trafficking | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
BIG NEWS:

As of today, you can pre-order the film for a special price--by paying what's in your heart.

To celebrate National Freedom Day, the #standwithme filmmakers are offering the documentary for pre-sale at a reduced price using 10-year old Vivienne Harr's "Pay what's in your heart" model. For one week beginning on February 1st, you may pre-order the film and any amount above $8 will be donated to the organizations helping to free children from slavery. Fair Trade USA is one of the organizations that will receive some of the donations. 

#standwithme will be available to own for $11.99 on April 15th. 

"I am speechless. The film was INCREDIBLE. In just over one hour, Stillmotion is able to captivate, educate and inspire action for Fair Trade in a way that has never been acheived before. #impressed." ~ Katie Barrow, SENIOR MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS Fair Trade USA

www.standwithmemovie.com.

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=606509299443168&set=a.482878861806213.1073741825.481316808629085&type=1&theater

 

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Looking to host a screening in your community?You’ve come to the right stand.http://licenses.tugg.com/products/standwithme

 

Every stand you make ripples through the lives around you, through your community and communities around the world. At Stillmotion, we believe that every choice makes a difference, and we want to help empower YOU to make a stand for the things you think that make a difference. Which is why we’ve created an easy process to help you host and screen in your community.

Stillmotion has partnered with Tugg.com, a web platform that allows you to turn social interest into action through hosting your own theatrical or community screenings.

The process is simple. You pick the date, time, and place—in this case, at a movie theater near you or a community venue of your choice—and our partners at Tugg will reserve the theater and give you a personalized event page for your screening.

All you need to do is promote the screening and pre-sell a certain amount of tickets for the event to be confirmed—it’s up to you to spread the word to your community! Once enough tickets are sold, your event will be confirmed and you can sit back and enjoy the show.

(Note : If not enough tickets are sold, no one will be charged for the reservation and the screening will be called off.)

CHOOSE THE OPTION THAT'S PERFECT FOR YOU.

 

Only a 9-year-old would dream that a lemonade stand could free 500 enslaved children. What followed became so much bigger. After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys in Nepal, Vivienne Harr is moved to help in the only way she knows how: by setting up her lemonade stand. With the goal of freeing 500 children from a life of slavery, she sets up her stand every day, rain or shine. As Vivienne's vision begins to show promise for something greater, her community stands with her — and she develops her own Social Purpose Company. In telling Vivienne's story, #standwithme examines the realities of modern-day slavery, the role we play in it as consumers, and the importance of knowing the story behind what we buy.

Please Note: 
--If you would like to host a screening for a room size larger than what is listed (500 for single screenings, 250 for University screenings), please contact us at communityscreenings@tugginc.com for a price quote. For University purchases, please note that the PPR that come included with the film are for rooms / auditoriums with 250 seats or less - if you'd like to show the film to more than 250 people, please contact us.
--We will ship the media your way 10 days prior to your screening. 

***Are you interested in showing this film at your local movie theater? Complete a Tugg Event Request Form and we'll begin setting up your event. 

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American Dream Becomes Nightmare for Bhutanese Refugees

American Dream Becomes Nightmare for Bhutanese Refugees | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
After waiting years to be resettled in the U.S., many young Bhutanese adults find a mismatch between the dream and the reality. Some in the community are taking their own lives as a result, campaigners say.

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/01/07/american-dream-becomes-nightmare-for-bhutanese-refugees/

A report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal U.S. government agency, published in Oct. 2012, stated that in the three years to Feb. 2012, the rate of suicides among Bhutanese refugees resettled in America was 20.3 per 100,000 people.

http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/edc/odis/refugee/documents/bhutanese-suicide-stakeholder-report-oct12.pdf

This rate was almost double that among the U.S. general population and exceeded the global suicide rate of 16.0 per 100,000, according to figures from the World Health Organization.

However, it was similar to rates of suicide experienced by Bhutanese refugees in camps before they relocated, the study found.

“Different psychological stressors occur at each stage of the resettlement process,” the study said. Once refugees are relocated, factors such as inability to find work, increased family conflict and symptoms of anxiety, depression and psychological distress are associated with suicidal thoughts, it added.

After resettlement, many young Bhutanese adults seem to find a mismatch between their idea of the American dream and the availability of work and quality of pay in the U.S.

Those working with the Bhutanese community in America say there is a lack of support and provision to deal with the problem.

“Although suicide among the Bhutanese seems like an issue that needs attention, the community does not have the expertise to address it,” said Aaron Acharya, executive director of the Association of Bhutanese in America, Inc., a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit.

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see details at:
http://www.scoop.it/t/foodhub-las-vegas/p/4008410598/2013/09/29/first-annual-celebration-event-of-the-bhutanese-community-in-las-vegas-nevada

 

@LVHelpGro 
@OneHeartWW honored to meet Arlene Samen

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arlene-samen/&nbsp;

 

@CatalystWeek & discuss local #Bhutanese #Refugees

 

my initial contact with this Las Vegas refugee came via my great friend Vilma Gorre of  

 

http://www.i-cando-it.org/

 

and the Asian Community Resource Center  http://lvacrc.org/

 

Vilma is my lead contact with the Bhutanese Community and every communication that I have had with them has flowed through Vilma. 

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http://www.healtorture.org/content/bhutanese-refugees<br>From major historical events such as forced migrations in the late 20th century to modern day occupations and customary dress, Acharya presents listeners with a comprehensive overview of what initially caused many Bhutanese citizens to seek asylum abroad, and how they now maintain their cultural traditions in the United States.
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Social Entrepreneurship | Under-Told Stories

Social Entrepreneurship | Under-Told Stories | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Under-told Stories Director Fred de Sam Lazaro serves as lead correspondent for reporting on Social Entrepreneurship for PBS NewsHour's Agent's for Change series

http://www.undertoldstories.org/topics/social-entrepreneurship

The Philippines' Enchanted Farm is working to move people from the city to the country, in an effort aimed at growing businesses, building self-esteem, and keeping Filipinos in their homeland. 

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http://www.undertoldstories.org/partners

Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary's University

Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary's University, Minnesota  is committed to serving both emerging and current leaders of society. It is an academic resource for the university and the community, a forum for the exploration of ethical issues. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private, Lasallian Catholic institution offering comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs.  

PBS NewsHour

THE PBS NEWSHOUR  is the national, nightly news program seen on PBS. The Erdos & Morgan Opinion Leader survey ranks The NewsHour first among all television news programs as the most credible, most objective, most influential and most current news program on television. It is seen five nights a week on more than 315 PBS stations across the country and is also available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast.  Under-Told Stories Project director Fred de Sam Lazaro has served as a correspondent for the program since 1985, covering international health, development, religion and human rights stories, in addition to reporting from the upper Midwest, where The Project is based. 

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

Since its debut in 1997, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY has set itself apart from the mainstream media by providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy and produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, the acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion’s role — and the ethical dimensions — behind top news headlines. Under-Told Stories Project has been producing feature stories for Religion & Ethics Newsweekly since 1999. Fred de Sam Lazaro frequently serves as a substitute host for the program.

Wide Angle

WIDE ANGLE is the only program  on television exclusively dedicated to international current affairs documentaries. For each broadcast, producers and journalists from around the globe report on an event, issue or trend through the eyes of the people who are living it day to day. In its first six seasons, WIDE ANGLE traveled to more than 50 countries to explore the forces that are shaping the world today, presenting global stories on a human scale and offering Americans uncommon and invaluable insight into today's interconnected world. The Under-Told Stories Project team has produced two documentaries for the program.Democracy in the Rough took us to the Democratic Republic of Congo to witness their first free election in 45 years. The Dying Fields takes a closer look at the rash of farmer suicides in India's cotton belt. Democracy in the Rough won a Silver Plaque for Investigative Reporting/News Documentary at the 43rd Chicago International Television Awards and a 2007 Insight Award for Excellence in film and digital media arts.  The Dying Fields was awarded a 2008 Cine Golden Eagle Award. 

NPR

NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.  Under-Told Stories Project contributes radio reports from around the world on a variety of topics. 

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative non-profit leader in supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less willing to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences. 

 

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Video: Social Entrepreneurship in the Philippines | Watch Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Online | PBS Video

To lift the Philippines out of poverty, economist Antonio Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga, believes the next generation of Filipinos needs to create jobs at home rather than seeking jobs abroad

http://video.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TXUHBDK_0gvKuwlmybFWpw==/?autoplay=false

Today, Gawad Kalinga has transformed the homes of 200,000 families, about a million people. Residents built and maintain them; they elect their community leaders. These enclaves stand out for their cleanliness and bright colors—located across the Philippines from Manila to Leythe province, in the path of the deadly recent typhoon Hayian. Gawad Kalinga communities located in the path of the recent super typhoon did sustain some damage. There are roofs that are blown off, but for the most part the structures are still standing. The typhoon killed more than 6,000 people, but not a single one of them was in a Gawad Kalinga community.

MELOTO: We coordinate with the local government units, and they point us to where the safe areas are.

DE SAM LAZARO: Safe because they’re on higher ground and on deeded land. Millions of people in informal settlements don’t have land title, so they are vulnerable to eviction. Gawad Kalinga has never paid to acquire land for its communities. Instead, the group convinces landowners to donate a part of their holdings, promising to work with the government to develop infrastructure, to everyone’s benefit.

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BusinessMirror - Foundation donated 300 boats to help schoolchildren go to school in 2013

BusinessMirror - Foundation donated 300 boats to help schoolchildren go to school in 2013 | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

MORE than 300 boats were donated by Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation Inc. (YBHFI) to its adopted communities in different parts of the country last year, Jay Jaboneta, the foundation’s vice president and co-founder told the BusinessMirror.

For the year 2013, the foundation gave a total of 323 boats to a number of communities whose children’s route to school was impeded by water, he said. In the last three years, YBHFI donated a total of 501 boats of different types to its 25 adopted communities across the country.

The boats, which are uniformly painted yellow, have been useful not only in transporting kids who would have to swim their way to school without the bancas, but also serve as additional support to the livelihood of the school kids’ family.

“Our estimate is that close to 2,000 children benefit from the boats that we provide to our adopted communities,” Jaboneta said.  “Parents are also benefiting from the boats since they use these for livelihood when not in use to ferry their children to school.”

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http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/features/education/25797-foundation-donated-300-boats-to-help-schoolchildren-go-to-school-in-2013

 

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Adopt-a-Fisherman: Give a Yellow Boat of Hope - Billions Rising

Adopt-a-Fisherman: Give a Yellow Boat of Hope - Billions Rising | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Yellow Boat Of Hope Foundation launched a project called Adopt-A-Fisherman to provide boats so they can go back to fishing after Typhoon Yolanda

 

.http://billionsrising.com/adopt-a-fisherman-give-yellow-boat-hope/

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After Typhoon Pablo smashed Davao Oriental in December of 2012, Yellow Boat Of Hope (YBH) Foundation through a Davao-based NGO (KINSABA) launched a project called Adopt-A-Fisherman. Its aim is to help fishermen by providing them with boats so they can go back to fishing and provide for their family. We have since turned over 168 boats in the province.

In the aftermath of Yolanda, an estimated 120,000 fishermen lost their boats. The number did not come as a surprise considering that most of the affected communities are in the coastal areas where fishing is the main source of livelihood.

Through the generosity of donors, YBH continues to provide boats to severely affected families. So far, more than 200 yellow boats of hope are now under various stages of construction and project partners around the world already committed another 200 boats. The cost of a self-paddled boat ranges from P8,000 to P15,000 ($200-$350) depending on the community. A motorized boat costs between P20,000 to P30,000 ($470-$800).

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2013: A Very Facebook Peace Corps Year in Review | National Peace Corps Association

2013: A Very Facebook Peace Corps Year in Review | National Peace Corps Association | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Here’s a look back at some of the most commented on, shared and viewed items posted to the National Peace Corps Association's Facebook page in 2013.
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Nat. Peace Corps Asn@pcorpsconnect

Leading nonprofit supporting & championing #PeaceCorps people in bringing the world home. We also advocate for @PeaceCorps & its values (Tweets by @ericaburman)

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