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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18 December, 2014
11 December, 2014
11 December, 2014

Specs and Small Acts of Kindness

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A few years ago my friend Markt Takefman was a VSO volunteer in a city in China.  While there he helped a young girl who was cross-eyed to obtain an operation to fix her vision.  For some reason this story has stayed with me.

Leveraging aid to boost poverty eradication through private sector. A good idea but not that easy.

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Aid can boost the role of private sector’s investments to ensure an end to poverty but the road ahead is not that easy. The EU recently came up with a new strategic framework. The move is positive but much more homework must be done

To Pree - Ma FryEnd :)

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To Pree - Ma FryEnd :)

Orphanage Volunteering: An Interview with Martin Punaks, Country Director, Next Generation Nepal

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Next Generation Nepal has recently released its long-awaited report, The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering: Combating child trafficking through ethical voluntourism. The report was launched on 11th December 2014 at a Conference on Orphanage Volunteering run by UNICEF Nepal and Next Generation Nepal.
The report can be downloaded here: http://www.nextgenerationnepal.org/Press_Releases

***** MA DECISION- MA LIFE,MA WILL !! *****

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***** MA DECISION- MA LIFE,MA WILL !! *****

Striking a balance between freedom of religion and accommodation towards local culture and traditions

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Let uphold the freedom of religion allowing Nepali citizens to join new churches for example but let’s make sure that these new groups, while welcome, stand by a “common sense” based approach to accommodate, respect and interact with local traditions and traditional faiths.

“Is Amsterdam in USA, isn’t it?” Well yes but not only!

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I am pretty sure that a good number of educated youth know where London and Paris are but it is undeniable the existence of generally poor track records among Nepali youth when we talk about geography. Let’s introduce a new subject in the national curriculum: World Education.

Disability Sports in India

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Bringing disability sports throughout India

Nepal Picture Library Year-End Print Sale [Crowdfunding Announcement]

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Please support Nepal Picture Library by purchasing a print or something from the new line of merchandise!! To view the print gallery, please visit: http://support.nepalpicturelibrary.org
 
Help spread the word by sharing this link with friends and family. Also, if you would like to support through other ways, NPL is open to ideas! Drop a line at mail@nepalpicturelibrary.org Thank you for your continued support!
 

Guilty of Torture

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The recently released US Senate Intelligence Report on Torture should surprise no one.  There is so much hate, discrimination, prejudice and murdering of so called "others", just because they don't believe what we believe.  The US should take no pride in how we've spread torture techniques throughout the world.  In a CNN piece on World reaction to the Report we find

Indo centric South Asia

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Since the independence of Indian sub continent from colonial powers the region has always been indo centric. Even though all other seven member states have national sovereignty and equal independent presence in South Asia, India still seems to be in the spot light.

“Everybody Can Serve”- Celebrating the Power of Inclusive Volunteering

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ENGAGE together with the support of VSO/ICS celebrating a power of inclusive volunteering to promote awareness about people with disabilities can be active agents of change through volunteerism. Also bringing all the organizations and institutions working in disability and other fields together in order to create more inclusive society by providing a platform to have new partnership.

Kidney patients infected with hepatitis. Let’s get the Government pay the bill

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In world where fairness and justice prevail, common sense would prevail too and accidents like the one recently happened at the Human Organ Transplant Center should be addressed with max urgency. It does not happen only in Nepal, it can happen also in more developed countries but the rule of law would prevail and impose justice and fairness. Let’s demand it.

Abortion, a question of morality and human right (abridged)

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Abortion is a criminal act in the Philippines. Still it takes place across economic strata and educational levels. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law passed in 2012 seen by its advocates as a measure to prevent abortion by providing citizens with adequate and proper sexuality education and access to contraceptives has yet to be implemented.

The Government of Nepal should endorse the National Volunteering Policy asap

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Nepal is well positioned to be a leader in the promotion of volunteering sector within SAARC Region but first it must get approved its draft National Volunteering Policy

The problem with aid? That it must be spent at all cost.

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One of the problems with aid money is that resources must be spent. One of the reasons for this is that there is a great deal of pressures (and interests) from many sides about spending money even when it would be much better keeping them on hold.

STILL THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAVE TIME FOR OTHERS

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        She is the role of model, a mother to the orphans, a light of hope for the women rescued from darkness and a true civilian to the country. A thin women in her late fifties she looks much younger than her age. She make a deep confidence on people heart that humanity still exist. A person is there who still has time for others and who still fights for the rights of women. She is well known social activist known around the world; she is the legend-Anuradha Koirala.

Stills from "YERMA: A poetic tragedy in Nepali"

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"Following the much praised production of In the Red and Brown Water, this OWT paired production shares the theme of a woman yearning for a child and searching for a self-identity. The play has tremendous resonance in Nepal where a woman is often defined by her role as a wife and mother, and a childless woman can be devalued and replaced by a second wife.

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