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.
This venture, foudned by Resolution Fellows Sun Hejing, Liu Kaini, and Wang Junsong, will connect college-aged volunteers with elderly people in China to provide support and a connection to the younger generation.
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 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 Sarah Cox, Katie Guidera, and Molly Simon are currently working to launch a social business with local women sewing and selling mosquito bed nets to aid in the prevention of malaria (ENETI).
This innovative venture is helping the population of a small village of the Middle Atlas to improve their conditions of life. This will be accomplished by empowering women through the construction of a women-run bathhouse ‘hammam’ to improve access to bathing, while also creating economic and social options for women beyond their own households.