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Positive Change Through Technology

December 12, 2012

We here at Mediaocean spend a lot of time thinking about technology, which is why this holiday season we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the many ways in which technology generates positive change, and to highlight just a few of the inspiring organizations putting technology to use for the greater good—effecting positive change and humanitarian goals through technological innovation…

Tech Soup

TechSoup Global is working toward a time when every nonprofit and NGO on the planet has the technology resources and knowledge they need to operate at their full potential.

They provide nonprofits and libraries with technology that empowers them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities, with access to more than 450 technology products and services, including articles, blogs, free webinars, and forums led by expert hosts.

To donate, please click here.

To contribute your expertise and knowledge, click here.

Practical Action

Practical Action is striving for a world free of poverty, in which technology is used to the benefit of all. It seeks to demonstrate and advocate the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries, working with women and men living in poverty on the management of technical change for sustainable livelihoods, and demonstrating the continuing role of direct, practical answers to poverty.

Practical Action utilizes technology for improvements and aid in areas such as agriculture, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, social and economic development and transportation infrastructure. For example, Practical Action launched its Ropes of Hope project in a mountainous area of Nepal, which helped  to build ropeways and tuins to enhance people’s mobility and access to essential services such as health, education, and water. Practical Action Sudan’s food production program, which covers around 30,000 beneficiaries and helps farmers to sustain biodiversity and to produce drought and disease-resistant crops, helps with loans and affordable seeds and tools, as well as providing educational lessons on topics such as ploughing and irrigation.

For more information on Practical Action, please click here.

To donate, click here.

One Economy Corporation

One Economy is a global non-profit organization that leverages the power of technology and connects underserved people around the world to vital information that will improve their lives. They create a network of life enhancing online and mobile programs, tools and resources that help people with their health, employment, money, education and other public purpose issues. More than 21 million people around the world have accessed One Economy’s online resources.

Access to information through the Internet can mean finding a new job opportunity, communicating with a doctor, connecting with relatives overseas, getting a degree or managing finances. One Economy works to put the internet and other valuable information at the fingertips of those who need it most.

For information on getting involved with One Economy, click here.

To donate to One Economy, please click here.