Project Spotlight

Beautiful crafts are powerful tools to heal.

When our March 2015 volunteers visited Shakti-Samuha, a nonprofit in Nepal providing shelter and vocational training to survivors of human trafficking, they understood exactly how powerful crafts can be for a person’s life. Survivors were taught how to design and make stunning Nepalese handcrafts, but they lacked clear pathways to sustain customers. During the expedition’s hackathon, volunteers created solutions to […]

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Integration through journalism and media.

While Greece houses over 60,000 refugees from the Middle East, Africa, and other locations —   Solomon.gr is leading the way to make integration a top priority. Through Solomon’s use of media and journalism, the Athens-based nonprofit is leveraging these tools to help refugees, migrants, and Greeks integrate into the society. Their creative approach is building a community that is […]

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It takes a village…

CWIN is a local nonprofit that operates the largest child trafficking hotline in Nepal. The organization is a crucial tool for residents to help end human trafficking and confront other human rights issues. With unreliable wifi and spotty data connection, the nonprofit struggled with connecting all of their call data to one system. Inspired by how CIWN is keeping children […]

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True change requires long-term solutions and engagement.

Kolkata-based Destiny Foundation provides work and life skills training to survivors of human trafficking. Prior to the November 2015 Effect Expedition, Destiny was unable to track their impact, an essential tool to ensure that past participants were receiving ongoing training and support. Effect Expedition volunteers worked with Destiny throughout the Effect Hackathon to address this issue. Together, they designed and […]

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