Quebec protects bees

Quebec – pesticide restrictions to protect the bee population. The new pesticide restrictions will mean that farmers will now need permission from a certified agronomist to use some pesticides on their crops. Stricter rules target five pesticides, three of which are nicotine-based, known as the “neonics” shortcut. Recent studies attest to the decline in the bee…

Economically-challenged women are becoming entrepreneurs

A food retail social entrepreneurship project allows women from economically-challenged backgrounds, widows, and victims of domestic abuse, are given opportunities to earn a respectable livelihood. Sodexo On-Site Services, a leading service provider of food and facilities management solutions, had ventured on a journey to fulfill its CSR obligations by entering into a partnership with the ECO (Enhancing…

The Intel Foundation invests in refugees

The Intel Foundation invests in refugees   On February 12th, 2018, the Intel Foundation donated $1 million to the International Rescue Committee to help arm refugees with coding skills. This will allow the company to help 1,000 German-based refugees find tech jobs. The Foundation has designed a program called Project CORE (Creating Opportunities for Refugee Employment), in which they collaborate with other local actors…

British film bring to light witch-hunts in Zambia

British film bring to light witch-hunts in Zambia Nairobi — An award-winning British film about witch-hunts in Zambia trying to fight against curbing violence against women. Provided it is translated into local languages and distributed widely, according to human rights campaigners. “Bringing these stories to light can help survivors, civil society and communities to hold their government…

Welcome and belonging starts with noticing

From the villages of Pakistan to the social service industry of Calgary, she has been saying ‘no’ to disparity and ‘yes’ to invitation all her life. As a child growing up in the town of Shabqadar Fort of the Pakistan province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Noreen Mahmood noticed how classmates from certain religious minorities were shunned. People…