Robin Cook

March 20, 2013
Bill Gates

New Models in Education

As one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists, Bill Gates is always interesting to listen to when he begins to ruminate on such lofty topics as the “future of education.” And it’s no surprise that this technological pioneer is keen to present new, challenging ideas to the preexisting ones of […]
March 12, 2013
Size of Wales

What’s in a Name?

It’s nice to see news about grassroots organizations that manage to deliver tangible results and do it with equal parts mirth and moxie. The BBC’s environmental analyst, Roger Harrabin, has written a piece detailing a charity whose whole modus operandi was to help decrease deforestation in Africa and reclaim their […]
March 4, 2013
Amanda Palmer

Online Philanthropy Hits the Streets

After reading repeatedly about Kickstarter and this new era of creative philanthropy, it’s interesting to see how the mechanics of such coin-in-cup operations are continuing to develop. The music industry has seen an unprecedented shift in business in the last fifteen years, attempting clumsily to keep up with technology and […]
February 20, 2013
4Afrika

Getting Kenya Online

Connecting rural parts of Africa to the Internet is changing lives dramatically – helping healthcare providers with location analysis, weather information for farmers and teaching children in ways previously unimaginable. Countries like Kenya have been seeing the benefit of frontline technological advances for several years, and the developments keep coming. Recently […]