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

10 September, 2017

My Buddy Mike, an inspiring example of international volunteer

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International volunteering is definitely a positive phenomenon within the volunteerism movement. Still much more could be harnessed if long term international volunteers are better equipped, encouraged to promote the volunteering inspired society at grassroots level. see what Mike is doing

Losing Ego and Appreciating Others

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Can we lose our ego and really appreciate others? How can we be selfless in this life?

The Fertility of Imagination-Civil Society

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Civil society is a true partner, along with the private sector and government in moving any country forward

Uncle Alan-A Life Remembered

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Remembering a favorite uncle who recently passed away from an 11 year battle with cancer

Organisation Development & Social Work

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OD is a value based philosophy for sustainable change. OD enables organisations to learn, self renew and solve its own problems. The role of the OD facilitator is crucial in OD. OD is highly relevant for social development work as sustainable change is the common agenda.

Tracking the evolution of idea

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By knowing the level of social changes, we become clear in which step the idea is at. This gives an insight not just to see the status of project but also to give an idea what follows afterwards. ;evolusun

Timebanking – The power of social networks

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Timebanking is a flexible tool for rewarding participation, sharing resources, developing skills and building communities.

Evolution of an Idea - 5

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This is the last sequence of Evolution of an Idea. By understanding all the steps it comes to us that it really takes a long period of time to get established in a community. And having the idea of the steps that is followed, we can also find which idea is in which step, how to troubleshoot and with little bit of intervention to keep it in track or bring changes if necessary. ;evolusun

Charity as an entry point for real Corporate Social Responsability

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Is a charity donation representing real CSR? First of all what is CSR? It is important to clarify the concept of ethical business and from here try to lay out the foundations for a broader discourse on corporate social responsibility. Charity it is not CSR but it can be a first step towards successful business models that are profitable, sustainable and truly able to engage the wider stakeholders.

Integrated Development

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Through volunteering at Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC), a 20 year old Nepali NGO working in the areas of land and agrarian reform, women’s empowerment opportunities and livelihoods, I’m learning about effective development approaches.

Evolution of an Idea - 4

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In earlier post, we discussed on how an idea is being transferred through awareness till they get internalized by the community. After getting internalized, the idea becomes part of the life in the community and deep-roots as a social custom. ;evolusun

Violence against women: Mens' mentality needs to be changed to bring epochal changes

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The article is an attempt to highlight the violence against women in the country. It focuses on the causes and reasons behind growing cases of gender based violence in Nepal. Moreover, it lay emphasis on the election to be promulgated through the CA election as the panacea for ending all injustices against women in Nepal for ages.

Major parties hammered out a deal to form election government

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The article highlights the perception of people about the election government under the incumbent chief justice of apex court. It also assess the reaction of the international communities over the formation of the interim election council. Moreover, the article calls for the support of the major parties, civil society and other concern stakeholders to make it happen in free and fair manner.

Evolution of an Idea - 3

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Previously, I discussed on how an idea is made aware to the targeted people in two important steps like KNOW HOW and SHOW HOW. Now the evolution of the process takes to step which will help in understanding the value or need of the idea. This is a very important step which will determine the acceptance and future of idea. It is also part of DO HOW. ;evolusun

Dichotomy private versus public education: Let’s use the Stick and Carrot Approach ( ARTICLE II)

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Does make it sense to talk about private versus public in the educational sector? Generally speaking the stereotype about “public” is that we refer to something entirely designed, planned, delivered and owned by state actors where the service users, i.e. the citizens are passive recipients. The reality on the ground in Nepal proves that the contrary is also possible and should be praised if...

Reforming the National Education System: challanges and possibilities. ( Article I)

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In a upcoming series of articles, I would try to draw some considerations on existing status of educational system in Nepal, starting some laud reflections on i) private versus public dichotomy, ii) the importance of “soft” infrastructures like School Grading Assessment and SIP/ASIP, iii) the role of District Education office and iv) the role communities and local stakeholders.

Nepal Needs Election

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The article underlines the existing scenario attributed by deficit of trust among the leaders of the political parties. It offers a new perspective in assessing and examining the political situation attributed by deepening crises and lack of trust deficit. It also explores how the political leaders are squabbling over petty issue sidelining their key roles and responsibilities.

Evolution of an Idea - 2

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This is series of the article that was published before. Previously, I discussed about creating awareness or informing (KNOW HOW). KNOW HOW might not be sufficient to influence or motivate community. Through SHOW HOW they understand how it's done by observing. ;evolusun

Aid industry in Nepal: lot of things to be improved but also something moving on in the right direction

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Changing the way aid for development is delivered requires a bold engagement both from the Government and donor community. Despite some positive progress, including an ongoing attempt of making development more inclusive, there is a long way to go for a real accountable and transparent aid delivery. Both Government and donors have clear responsibilities.

Incentivizing public funding to national and local CSOs: something not that impossible

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A recent workshop gave me the opportunity to think about ways for national government to start supporting financially local and national non state actors, offering a new way to bypass or at least diversify their total dependency on external development actors.

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