What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

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IAVE’S diaries (DAY 2-23rd Nov)

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Today takeaways from the second day of the IAVE youth conference. The focus is on a common trend of volunteering that i found during these two days: short term high impact volunteering missions.

IAVE’S diaries ( DAY 1-22nd Nov)

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Some reflections from my first day ( 22nd of November) at IAVE conference in KL. The government here is pushing hard to promote volunteerism because it fits perfectly into the national plans to develop young talents. Can such approach co-exist with smaller, independent initiatives that have nothing to do with programs backed by the government? Perhaps yes...

Creating partnerships for and with the elderly: When not for profit innovates

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Saar Nepal is a local not for profit working in Nepal to support the needs of elders. It has developed a very interesting partnership approach that is based on partnerships with local groups of retirees and other elders. The team behind Saar Nepal has also promoted a social enterprise, an on-line portal addressing the specific needs of its clients and beneficiaries.

EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth underway

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The Swedish Prime Minister rime Stefan Löfven is hosting a meeting between the EU institutions and the social partners to discuss about the so called SOCIAL PILLAR OF the European Union. At the same time, all the leaders of the EU members states will discuss about the role of education and culture in the future of the EU.

FROM HRW: Burma: Widespread Rape of Rohingya Women, Girls Soldiers Commit Gang Rape, Murder Children

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Burmese security forces have committed widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY WINS IN...TONGA

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Not many people knows the Kingdom of Tonga, in the South Pacific. It is an archipelago nation and it is an emerging and fragile democracy. The outgoing Prime Minister,Akilisi Pohiva the first truly democratically elected, had to face a crisis due to parliament dissolution decided by influential King. Now he got elected again and his party is back on power. Will he succeed this time?

PEACE KEEPING SUMMITS IN CANADA CONCLUDES

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On the 14th and 15th of November, the city of Vancouver hosted a global peace-keeping summit promoted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes, PROPOSALs FROM ILO ON HOW WE CAN END CHILD LABOUR

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A mix of policy interventions are needed to eradicate child labor. Surely legislation alone will not be enough. It is about effective and inclusive educational policy, inclusive job market and better income generation opportunities for vulnerable families. In short we need a strong welfare system with safety nets in developing nations

Towards a European Education Area by 2025

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Ambitious plans set out by the European Commission with a vision of an educational union that would compliment the higher education common space already existing under the Bologna framework: full diploma recognition, enhanced student mobility, universities network, promotion of life long learning

IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

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Once again the attention is on child labor. A global conference is underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder claims in his opening speech that one in every 10 children across the world are involved in child labor.

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Rudra's Encouraging Painting

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What Plato said, if you have such an ability it comes from your by birth, Professor (teacher) just makes it enlightened, you cannot bring back it from your outside world. It matches with the Rudra’s life. Rudra was born in middle level family in rural villages of Dhading, when we see his painting, we feel he was enlightened before his birth from his moth’s womb. When he was about 6/7 of age, he was very fantasy to create the picture as it what he see in the book cover and chapters. His Friend’s was surprised looking his drawing of picture.

Some Excited Elements in Tourist and Tourism Security in Nepal

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Social and Ethical Tourism event, organize by Tourism Forum Nepal
In large, tourism security around the world shows the essential elements to reflects the peace. I have drawn some lines to read the concern of International Tourist to draw their attention here in Nepal.

Briantea84, winning in wheelchair basketball and much more. By Silvia Galimberti

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You will find here a testimony from Silvia Galimberti with Briantea84, a leading not for profit organization from Italy promoting adaptive sports, mainstream sports and much more. Briantea84 is the ongoing italian champion in wheelchair basketball and last year it reached the final of the Champions League. The story is taken from the upcoming Booklet "Empowering for Social Inclusion" .

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017( WEF)

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. Unfortunately there is still a long way for full women empowerment. Rwanda, Nicaragua and Philippines are doing extremely well.

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BOOK Reach, a great way to promote reading

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Doreen Johnstone, a British educationalist with a great passion for Nepal, has created Book Reach to enhance the level of reading among public school students of Nepal by connecting their schools with partner schools in Malaysia and Singapore.

Promoting sport for peace and development: much more can be done

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Sport for Peace and Development has a huge potential and many initiatives have been organized worldwide. Yet there are challenges ahead including the recent closing of a UN unit focused on promotion of sport for peace and development. At international level, we need new champions to promote the sector and help it reaching a new dimension while in Nepal there is a huge space for more coordination.

Much More than a bicyle

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Portal Bike is a local social enterprise trying to change the ways people think of bicycles: not just a great way to move around but also a way to sustain your business.

10 international development priorities for the UK: 2017-2018 parliamentary briefing

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From the prestigious Overseas Development Institute, ODI, that is based in UK, a series of recommendations on how to make the british overseas development aid stronger and more effective

A testimony from Jess Markt, The Globetrotter Wheelchair Basketball Coach

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Through this testimony, taken from the upcoming ENGAGE booklet , Empowering for social Inclusion, Jess Markt CRC’s Disability Sport and Integration Advisor, explains how he got involved with promoting wheelchair basketball worldwide.

EmPOWER Girls:Before, During and After Emergencies, UNICEF EVENT WEB CAST

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In occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is organizing an important event in New York that will be also possible to watch on line.

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