The GiraDora is a human-powered combination washer and spin dryer that is inexpensive way of uplifting communities in impoverished areas where women often spend nearly 6 hours a day, 3-5 days a week washing cloths by hand.
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This Mandela Day Cape Town’s creative community from film makers to designers, gave their 67 minutes to helping transform their communities and build a better world.
Here is Green Renaissance’s Story
“Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for social justice. We are encouraged to give only 67 minutes of our time, taking responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time.
We noticed some broken benches along one of our favorite mountain paths, so the Green Renaissance team decided to use our 67 minutes to repair these. We live in a beautiful city, offering amazing opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in nature – now everyone can enjoy the view. Go Play.”
Design Indaba’s Story
“For Mandela Day 2012 Design Indaba joined creative forces with the Boundless Heart Foundation, Cecile & Boyd’s, Xanita, AM Cargo and architect Y Tsai to gift the community of Blikkiesdorp in Delft, outside Cape Town, with their very own library.”
Anemia is a major — and completely preventable — cause of deaths in childbirth in many places around the world, but the standard test is invasive and slow. In this witty and inspiring talk, TED Fellow Myshkin Ingawale describes how (after 32 tries) he and his team created a simple, portable, low-cost device that can test for anemia without breaking the skin.
Last week we posted an article on the PlayPump – which on the surface looks like a wonderful innovation to alleviate access to water. However, a recent research shows that in reality there are many problems with the design, questioning what is truly appropriate technology. In this video Ralph Borland gives a talk on ‘The problem with the PlayPump’ at IGNITE at the Science Gallery tent in Mindfield, at The Electric Picnic in September 2011. Read more for a longer version.