Upward Mobility

Melinda Gates: Mobile phones connect women in developing nations to opportunity

Fri, 2015-04-10 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

In a New York Times editorial, Melinda Gates writes about the need to equip women in developing countries with mobile phones so they have access to financial services. Learn how Ooredoo, Qualcomm and others are answering that call, helping women raise the living standards in their communities.

Cities see urgency in closing digital divide (and how they're doing it)

Fri, 2014-11-07 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

Chicago’s neighborhoods have discovered the digital divide is real and it has implications for everything from healthcare to public transit to finding work. And Chicago isn't alone in its mission to expand Internet access. Click for a look at what cities are doing to ensure their citizens aren't left out.

Apps in the hood: A lesson in getting L.A. kids off the streets and into Stanford

Wed, 2013-08-28 06:01 -- Jesse Berst

A program designed to develop kids from South L.A. and Watts into a new generation of community and technology leaders is getting high marks, according to VentureBeat. Learn what the URBAN.Txt program is doing right and why it wants to be a model for other cities.

Giving Voice to the Poor in South Sudan

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:45 -- Compassionate C...

A new initiative is adding a human touch to measuring poverty by collecting short video testimonials from people as part of the High Frequency Survey in South Sudan. Learn in this video how it aims to provide quantitative data on poverty levels in the country while at the same time providing an opportunity for the poor to voice their struggles.

Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:40 -- Compassionate C...

The proliferation of mobile phones opens up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. Watch in this video how the World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries.

In the Watkins Glen SD, students are crossing the digital divide on a school bus

Tue, 2017-03-28 10:30 -- Compassionate C...

To ensure students aren't disadvantaged because of where they live or the activities they participate in, the Watkins Glen School District in New York worked with Cisco to deploy Wi-Fi enabled Connected Buses. Read the case study to learn how it's working out.

Prince's Trust uses Oracle cloud technology to reach struggling youth

Fri, 2017-03-10 10:48 -- Compassionate C...

The Prince's Trust is a UK youth charity that helps struggling young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training. Watch a brief video to learn how the Trust uses Oracle CX Cloud to foster best practices that allow workers to spend more time with the youth they help.