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2014-01-23 23:22:40

Efforts Will Include Increasing Access to Technology, Crop Biofortification and Capacity Building Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 On the margins of the World Economic Forum at DAVOS, DuPont and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) formally announced a joint agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty by enabling smallholder farmers access to proven, safe and transformative agricultural innovations. Signed by DuPont Executive Vice President...

2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

2014-01-15 23:01:04

Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, cofounders of No More Poverty, are pleased with recent accomplishments of the United Nations and its government and organizational partners in helping the world’s poor. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 In 2000 the United Nations introduced goals for international social and economic development and the 2013 status report tells of great progress toward achieving these goals. No More Poverty and cofounders Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi are delighted with...

2014-01-14 23:00:59

Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, cofounders of No More Poverty, are pleased that the new leader of the Catholic Church includes poverty and helping the world’s poor at the top of his priority list. Global media stories speak of the revolutionary words and actions of this new leader who encourages a return to Christian values of compassion and service. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 No More Poverty and cofounders Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi are thankful that the plight of the...

2013-12-26 23:00:21

Motion Math receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Noyce Foundation grants to improve efficacy of mobile education tools. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Motion Math, an educational software company creating conceptual mobile math games, today received grants from the Noyce Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an educational assessment platform. The platform will correlate mobile math learning experiences to mastery of Common Core math...

2013-12-23 23:24:24

The Blessing Basket Project offered its thanks to the Omidi brothers and No More Poverty for their support of the organization’s new “Artisan and You” program that uses internet technology to connect customers with the artisan responsible for the purchased basket. The Blessing Basket Project uses a unique wage model that pays artisans nearly 2.5 times the required fair trade wage for their wares, enabling them to exit poverty through entrepreneurship. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 The...

2013-12-18 23:01:05

No More Poverty cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, announce their support of the Blessing Basket Project, an organization that provides artisans in underdeveloped nations with an opportunity to earn a living wage from their work. No More Poverty funds will help purchase technology to support the organization’s new “Artisan and You” program that connects a customer with the artisan who created their purchased basket. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Julian Omidi and Dr....

2013-12-12 23:32:03

Recently released reports about America’s poor shed light on the precarious, impoverished living conditions many of today’s children and young people currently endure. Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, cofounders of the charity No More Poverty, are concerned that this news does not foretell a positive future for these young people. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, cofounders of the charity No More Poverty, are concerned that recent news about...

2013-12-10 20:21:48

SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norman B. Rice announced today his intention to retire as president & CEO of The Seattle Foundation, as he enters his 40th year in public and community service to the Puget Sound region and the nation. Rice will continue to serve until a successor is chosen, anticipated to be summer 2014. Drawing on his experience as a Seattle City Council member, two-term mayor of Seattle, and president of the National Conference of Mayors,...

2013-12-03 08:26:14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past five years, a majority of Americans (63%) have made donations to relief organizations in the aftermath of a natural disaster, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) and in partnership with Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K). (Logo:...