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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Solar power brings light and energy to survivors of human trafficking

Solar Power is an incredible source of energy that has the potential to change lives. When the Effect Expedition volunteers worked with Raksha-Nepal, a local nonprofit focused on uplifting women and teen survivors of human trafficking, they truly went to the sun to make the biggest difference possible. At the shelter, women and children learn to restart their lives and […]

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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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