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

Latest Sharings

18 August, 2016

effective social incubation in Asia: Report from AVPN

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Do you want to know more about social incubation? Are you interested to find out about creating incubator in the Asia Pacific region? Then you should read this pioneering report published by the Asia Pacific Venture Philanthropy Association

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Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program w/ Southern Oregon University

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Photographs from the start of an expedition and outdoor leadership program, running currently, by Initiative Outdoor 

 

[I.O., Gyanmandala, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal: Email - info@initiativeoutdoor.com | Web - www.initiativeoutdoor.com ]

 

Man can be destroyed but not defeated

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Life is a roller coaster ride. It has up's and down's. You should better enjoy it before it ends.

Improving the Public Transportation system

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Once again a new Prime Minister is calling for an end to the syndicate system ruling the transportation sector. Will be this time any different from the previous announcements? Is there a real political will to change for good the system? Here some practical ideas that could, slowly but inexorably change for better the way we commute

PARALYMPIC

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The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sports event for the physically disabled people which is being held this time of the year in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. (The Paralympic Game 2016)

How does empowerment happen?

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What is empowerment? What are processes underpinning it ? What does empowerment really mean? Can be facilitated by outsiders? A conceptualization that looks at a) self awareness and b) self actualization.

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Empowering-teachers-empower-young-people, Article from Ross Hall

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Another inspiring piece taken from Ashoka from social innovator Ross Hall on how to make education relevant and leadership inspiring. The Author proposes building new learning "ecosystems" at school level, empowering teachers to be agents of change, "helping young people become self-empowered by way of their direct and immediate influence over the experience of young people".

"Why Empathy is as Important as Reading and Math" by Henry DE SIO, Social Innovator

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While looking at the web site of Ashoka, i found this interesting piece by Henry De Sio who has been pioneering Ashoka framework to transform education and previously was a senior officer in the Obama Administration.

Bowing Out Gracefully

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As I get ready to leave Nepal I've been working on bowing out gracefully. A reflection piece about this.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

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Find here background info on the importance of the International Youth Day

Youths can be the force that drives social good in Singapore, Speech by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth

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Singapore is a small places and also have incredible resources that are used at the best to create a favorable ecosystem to foster community cohesion and civic engagement. There are really many initiatives. By reading this speech delivered at Youth Corps Singapore Leaders Commencement Ceremony, you will realize how much the government is doing to promote a culture of service in the nation.

SEATTLE CREATES NEW ENGAGEMENT PLAN

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You can find a lot of op-ed articles about community engagement in the western countries. My favorite journalist in the matter is David Brooks with the New York Time. In the USA, small and big town created http://www.citiesofservice.org/ a national coalition to create more inclusive communities. Here a press release explaining the latest development in the subject happening in Seattle.

Bringing It All Together-Reflections on Partnerships

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Partnerships are key to successful development. In this article I discuss some of the many partnerships that I've been involved with since living in India and Nepal.

WHAT IS DISABILITY?

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People are disabled by society, not just by body. Disability isn't a curse but a boon.

In (between) Transition

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I'm going through a major life transition as I prepare to move back to the USA in September. There is so much to learn by how we respond to transitions which are a constant in life. Here are some words about this.

Inclusive Sports

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Let's get to peace, health and social inclusion in Nepal. Sports is the way to go!

Pedestrians and drivers are equally responsible for road safety

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A new road safety campaign with new fines to be imposed on the pedestrians not respecting zebra crossing and overhead bridges is admirable but what about the drivers who do not respect the rules?

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FINDING GREY AMIDST BLACK AND WHITE

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Is taking a middle path difficult?

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