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Solutions journalism restores balance in the force! Through this methodology we research existing solutions. We analyse how they work – both impact and limitations. And we do it for one purpose – to give you the whole story and the feeling of hope.

7 July 2020
Prague startup employs homeless people as tour guides and wants to change society

Despite being often regarded as poverty tourism, the social enterprise Pragulic employs homeless people to show the Czech capital through their eyes – and gets them needed help. He emerges from a rear entrance of Praha-Smíchov, a railway station located well outside the city centre. By most measures, he is nondescript: a middle-age man in […]

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Hanna Liubakova
15 June 2020
How the Amazon region, hardest-hit by coronavirus, resumed lessons with classrooms closed

Aula em Casa is a television programme that reaches 450,000 students in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. The project has recently expanded into other states of São Paulo, Sergipe and Espírito Santo, which means it brings its content to millions of schoolchildren. Like millions of other students in Brazil, Pedro Henrique Oliveira Cantuario found himself […]

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Hanna Liubakova
15 June 2020
While Brazil is in Covid-19 free fall, people self-organise to protect themselves and offer help

Brazil has the world’s second-highest number of Covid-19 cases. In some cities, the dead are being buried in mass graves. Hospitals are on the brink of collapse. But some help is coming from a community map called Máscara para Todos for people to donate or sell masks, alcohol gel and gloves. The project also provides details on […]

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Outriders
8 June 2020
How the Amazon region, hardest-hit by coronavirus, resumed lessons with classrooms closed

Aula em Casa is a project launched by the department of education of Amazonas state. It reaches 450,000 students in the state and has recently expanded into other Brazilian states of São Paulo, Sergipe and Espírito Santo, which means it brings its content to millions of schoolchildren. Like millions of other students in Brazil, Pedro Henrique […]

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Outriders
8 June 2020
Young engineers from Burkina Faso together with a colleague studying in Wuhan launched DiagnoseMe app to detect symptoms of Covid-19

This adventure began in late January, when there were still no cases of Covid-19 in Burkina Faso and an international hackathon, Hack For Wuhan, aiming at developing solutions to fight the pandemic was held in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the pandemic. Only two African teams out of 56 groups from 33 countries participated in […]

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Outriders
2 June 2020
A group of Polish computer programmers want to help teachers work remotely

Over 160 volunteers joined forces to help Polish teachers solve problems in remote learning. These are issues related to the English language or the automation of teaching processes. The Geeks4Teachers project was created during one of the hackathons for computer programmers, and it is an entirely grass-roots initiative. An interview with Piotr Korlaga, who is the creator and […]

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Outriders
27 May 2020
Bend it like the Bay Area: Doctors see flatter curve after 2 weeks of social isolation

State leaders and doctors are cautiously optimistic that the Bay Area’s early moves to lock down residents two weeks ago have prevented surges of coronavirus patients from overwhelming the region’s health care capacity thus far. Six Bay Area counties were first in the country to adopt aggressive tactics with an enforceable March 16 order requiring […]

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Outriders
25 May 2020
In Uruguay, a platform allows customers to pay for vouchers and use them in their favourite restaurants when the lockdown ends

Rodrigo Martinez, 29, a chief commercial officer of a software company EagerWorks explained to Outriders why they launched “Lo de siempre” (meaning “as usual” in Spanish). After 45 days of campaigning, restaurants in Uruguay have started to open and have finished the project. They have sold about 700 vouchers in total these days. When and […]

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