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Using tech to transform philanthropy

TweetTech entrepreneur Alexandre Mars is known in his native France as the French Bill Gates. Having made his fortune creating and selling tech startups, Mars, 41, founded Epic Foundation two years ago. In an interview for The Guardian, Mars explains … Continue reading

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Play is a post code lottery for deafblind children like Ruby

TweetGuest blogger Lesley Rogers is chairing the charity Sense’s inquiry, The Case for Play into the lack of access to play opportunities for under-fives with multiple needs. Lesley is involved alongside co chair David Blunkett, the former education secretary, and … Continue reading

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Drawing and democracy: painting project to boost interest in politics

TweetDid you know Big Ben isn’t the name of the clock or the tower at the Houses of Parliament, but refers to the great bell inside the building? How about the fact that the word “parliament” comes from the French, … Continue reading

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Disability history: “I quite clearly remember being tied to the cot sides”

Tweet“I quite clearly remember being tied to the cot sides,” recalls Florence, now in her 70s, of the childhood she spent in hospital. “Literally, two wrists tied to the cot sides with cotton tape so as I couldn’t get up … Continue reading

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Photo project promotes Roma and new migrant culture

TweetThe intriguing photographs here are from those in a new exhibition created by children from Roma, Slovak and Polish communities in east London, The works, created using pinhole photography, have been produced by 12 young people aged eight to 14 … Continue reading

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The riots a year on: “If people see me as bad, I might as well be bad.”

Tweet“Even though we’re not involved in gangs,” the young man from Hackney tells me, “the way people look at you just puts you down. No matter what you do, you’ll always have that bad name of a black kid from … Continue reading

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Playgrounds, pupils and promoting mental health

TweetPositive mental health promotion should start in schools and we should teach all our children to be more mentally resilient. This approach means that, as adults, they will face the world with more confidence and have empathy and compassion for … Continue reading

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“Information about autism is better coming from someone who is autistic”

TweetBy Simon Smith My mum and dad realised something was different about me when I was about two to three-years-old, because I played differently to other children. I didn’t engage and interact with others. I didn’t cuddle or give eye … Continue reading

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Luke’s lost generation

Tweet Welcome to Luke’s World from Luke's World on Vimeo. This film should stop you in your tracks. Its power to move puts it almost on a par, as Channel Four’s Jon Snow said at its launch today, with the … Continue reading

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High society (and celbritocracy) backs big society

TweetIt was a sight that would have warmed the cockles of David Cameron’s heart. As soul singer Heather Small and ex-England footballer Sol Campbell mingled with guests at London’s Saatchi Gallery last week, they were showing just the kind of … Continue reading

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