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Technology is opening the door to new areas of sustainable development, increasing educational opportunities, cleaning up the environment and providing energy, enhancing productivity, and increasing crop yields and water purity, among other crucial goals. Resolution Fellows represent a generation to which technology is second nature, and they are utilizing technology in creative ways to address some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Technology is opening the door to new areas of sustainable development, increasing educational opportunities, cleaning up the environment and providing energy, enhancing productivity, and increasing crop yields and water purity, among other crucial goals. Resolution Fellows represent a generation to which technology is second nature, and they are utilizing technology in creative ways to address some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Journey Crowdfunding

Charles Zhang founded Journey Crowdfunding, a social crowdfunding platform based in Sydney, Australia. Journey Crowdfunding—in partnership with shelters and other partner organizations—will share the stories of the homeless and disadvantaged, and raise funds for self-advancement initiatives like occupational training and educational programs. By crowdfunding these "journeys," community donors will help these individuals achieve important milestones and move toward breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Charlie Zhang

Charles is a student at the University of Sydney in Australia studying a Bachelor of Commerce. Charles spent a semester abroad at Maastricht University in the Netherlands where he developed an avid curiosity for social enterprise. Upon returning to Sydney, he and two colleagues went on to develop Journey Crowdfunding, a social crowdfunding platform that aims to champion the disadvantaged and vulnerable by helping them fund specific self-advancement items.

M-Soma

M-Soma is a computer skills training program for Kenyan youth from under-resourced communities and schools. The Fellows aim to increase the number of skilled software engineers/developers in East Africa and enable other career professionals to actively apply technology in their work.

Save The Pastoralist Initiative

Lebasha Lucia Epur, founded Save The Pastoralist Initiative to improve the nomadic Turkana community’s way of life through dry land agriculture. Save the Pastoralist will build a demonstration farm where women and children will learn and practice sustainable agricultural techniques, thereby reducing deaths due to hunger and malnutrition, reducing reliance on external food sources, and empowering women through education and economic improvement.

Ladon

Anh Thu Ho’s social venture, Ladon, is a mobile platform that connects caretakers and social workers in the Bay Area with volunteer interpreters, to bridge the language barrier for senior citizens with limited English proficiency. Ladon will enable access to quality healthcare by increasing communication between non-English speaking senior citizens and caretakers, social workers, and other community services through volunteer interpreters.

Anh Thu Ho

Anh-Thu Ho (pronounced as /ɛŋ tʰuh ho/) is a BioEngineering major from both the University of California, Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (it’s complicated). Since her early teenage years, she has been joining and organizing various charity or volunteering projects to serve underprivileged communities in different countries. In 2015 alone, she joined a medical outreach to Batam Island, Indonesia where she helped doctors do basic medical check-ups and dispense medication. She also spearheaded Paint It On - a community art project in Danang Cancer Hospital, Vietnam.

DigiKidz - A Computer Science Summer Camp For High School Students

Veaceslav will be tackling computer illiteracy among high school students in Moldova. He and his team will run a week-long summer camp that will teach basic computer science to high school students, helping them gain IT skills, as well as comfort and familiarity with workplace software, and increasing their ability to excel in higher education and compete in the workforce.

Veaceslav Cretu

Veaceslav is a student of Computer Science at Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia State. He was born and lived for 18 years in the Republic of Moldova. He studied one year at Technical University of Moldova at Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics, specialty Information Technology. When he was a child, he was introduced to the world of digital technology by his aunt, who is an Informatics and Math teacher. He started with the first generation of computers and learned it.

Jasmine Chia

Jasmine Chia is a Thai-Singaporean sophomore at Harvard University, studying Government and Economics. Her interest is in the intersection between the public and the private good, and as such she has been involved in social enterprises aimed at improving her home country Thailand. Whilst working with farmers in a previous start-up called Happy Farmers, which aims to provide an e-commerce marketplace to use technology to empower farmers, she realized that farmers face a more immediate problem: that of financial literacy, and debt.

Farm 2.0

Through Farm 2.0, Jasmine will develop a mobile app to help Thai farmers access data for optimum agricultural inputs while also increasing their financial literacy and creditworthiness. The app will empower the farmers by providing information that will improve crop yield and efficiency.

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