Archive for January, 2010

News from Ashoka

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Ashoka China Interim Representative Patrick Cheung informs us that the organisation’s latest newsletter focuses on Ashoka’s global programmes as well as events organised by the Ashoka China Team and aspects on recent developments in Social Entrepreneurship.

Award for Sounddelivery

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Long-time GLI supporter and Networker Jude Habib’s organisation Sounddelivery has won a Jodi award.

A recent project involved a group of unemployed Londoners creating audio description podcasts for blind and partially sighted people for the Museum of London. Over the course of eight weeks the group developed their writing skills and learnt about audio techniques and recording.

Haiti’s Extraordinary Emergency Hospital

Monday, January 25th, 2010

At last, two weeks after Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake some good news. Two doctors have turned their home into an emergency hospital treating many people injured in the quake.

A Differently Challenged Family

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Journalist Soma Basu, of India’s national newspaper The Hindu, examines how a poor, widowed mother and her two mentally ill sons cope and describes how the MS Chellamuthu Trust has helped them.

Chickenshed present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Award-winning north London theatre company Chickenshed, a long-time friend and supporter of GLI, has news of its latest production – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Social entrepreneur solution in China: an inside out approach

Friday, January 15th, 2010

“In 2006 two books on social entrepreneurs “How to Change the World” and “The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur” made their first appearance in China and formally introduced the concept of ‘social entrepreneur’ to the country. Within three years social enterprises and social entrepreneurs became hot topics nationwide; business corporations and non-profit organisations joined hands […]

In the picture with third GLIPub Meeting

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Japanese documentary filmmakers Asou Ayumi and Fujiyama Tomomi were guest speakers at the 3rd GLIPub meeting.

Both work on Japanese TV broadcaster NHK’s Change Maker programme that focuses on social entrepreneurs around the world. The show is aired late at night and aimed at a younger audience.