IT Empowerment was conceived by Resolution Fellows Nick Fiore and Alex Merkovic-Orenstein as a means of providing low-cost IT solutions to primary schools. For their pilot project, they partnered with the Bukomero Primary School and the Marist Brothers of Byimana to outfit a computer lab that provides free IT training to hundreds of students.
Resolution Fellows Bonnie Chiu and Michael Ng founded LENSational on the principle that giving a camera and some minimal training to underprivileged women gives them an arena for self-expression and sharing their perspectives, literally.
Resolution Fellows Lidan Zhang and Shangsi Zhou founded the Venture Care for the Disabled Children from ABC, a venture in China encouraging interaction between preschool students with and without disabilities.
Resolution Fellows Aseya Kakar, Linda Nkosi and Daniel Sopdie constructed a 60m^3 bio-latrine digester at a refugee camp in Mpaka, Swaziland, providing skills training, employment, waste management, and renewable energy for this 400-person community.
Resolution Fellow Melissa Diamond will bring Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques to a family center in Jenin, West Bank, training mothers to deliver this important therapy to their children and also providing a support group for those mothers.
Resolution Fellows Dheer Bhatangar, Surbhi Kuwelker, and Aditya Kumar created Indian Monsoons, a rainwater harvesting pilot project on their university campus (National Law School, Bangalore). This project has saved more than 1.2 million litres of water to-date, in a city which is beginning to wake up to some of the worst water shortages in recent times.