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Published 27.06.2020 15:03
In Botswana community members have come together to build a hand washing station at a local school.
Community members from Siviya Village, in the North-East District of Botswana, have come together to build a hand washing station at Siviya Primary School. The Project was initiated by community members after speaking to the school Head Teacher. They then used WhatsApp to rally other members of their community to…
Lockdown,
Published 23.06.2020 13:50
In Poland, a group of programmers from the Geeks4Teachers project is self-organising to help teachers solve issues related to remote learning.
The initiative was started during an online hackathon. More than 160 volunteers have joined the project. They are now contacting schools and teachers to offer their technical support and services for free.
Lockdown,
Published 19.06.2020 05:15
In Poland, an educational project called Projektor helps students motivate one another and provide tips for studying at home more effectively.
It is a student volunteering project that started the #MontujemyWiedze campaign, translated as “We are building up knowledge.” Students recorded 28 short films that show how to realise and implement interesting ideas at home. Films target schoolchildren older than 6 years and last up to 10 minutes.
Health,
Published 02.06.2020 14:16
Students in the US donate thousands of graduation gowns to hospitals in need.
The campaign Gowns4Good was launched by Nathaniel Moore, a physician’s assistant at the University of Vermont. He came up with an idea that his graduation gown can be repurposed as a piece of personal protective equipment for medical workers due to its length and easy access. The campaign managed to…
Lockdown, ,
Published 01.06.2020 13:45
Worldwide, teeneagers from student news organizations are reporting stories on how young people are living the pandemic through the Teenage Reporting Project COVID-19 platform.
The initiative was launched by the Global Youth and News Media Prize and it is supported by the France-based outlet News Decoder. The young reporters aim to help their peers telling stories about the pandemic, voices usually excluded from general media. Teens from 11 student news organizations on four continents…
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 15:33
In Brazil, the Federal University of Santa Maria created a non-profit telemedicine platform to combat Covid-19.
The service called Lauduz is free to Santa Maria’s residents, a city in the south of the country, who have mild symptoms of Covid-19 to make medical appointments by video calls. The objective is to decrease the number of people in health centers to reduce the risk of contamination by…
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 09:55
In Peru, engineering students are repairing ventilators for a hospital.
In Peru, a group of students from the School of Mechatronic Engineering of the National University of Trujillo (UNT) repairs an artificial respirator for hospitals. Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo was one of the places to receive repaired respirators.
Health,
Published 26.04.2020 11:09
Spanish Mathematics Committee launched an initiative to predict the pandemic.
The aim of the initiative, called Mathematical Action against Coronavirus, is to propose medium and long-term studies in relation to the health crisis. They are collecting collaborations from the mathematicians community, promoting discussion in the community and establishing a committee of experts to report conclusions and suggestions to the authorities.
Health,
Published 26.04.2020 11:06
In Brazil, the University of São Paulo created an artificial respirator.
The project, called “INSPIRE”, uses national technology and components available in Brazil. The aim is to supply the lack of mechanical ventilator in the country. They were designed with national technology, they can be manufactured quickly and they are inexpensive. In one week, 500 respirators can be produced. This is…

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