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Interesting links – laptops, census forms and more!

August 4, 2010

Here are some interesting links I’ve been reading this week:

  • Engineers in India have succeeded in developing the world’s cheapest tablet laptop – only $35!  It could be a real boon to education and development NGOs.
  • SAALT’s Summer Spotlight series highlights the experiences of college students from the US traveling to South Asian countries to work, learn and make a difference.  Read the first entry about Ankit Shah in Varanasi…
  • A debate is brewing in Canada over the mandatory long form census and moving to a shorter form instead.  The Community Foundations of Canada explain why the long form census is important for nonprofits and social services agencies.  Canada’s chief statistician, South Asian Munir Sheikh, resigned in protest of the proposal to make the long form optional.
  • Our friend Rosetta Thurman is featured on PhilanTopic talking about how to increase diversity in the philanthropic sector, including the importance of posting job listings on sites that people of color read.  We at SAPP are happy to post job listings to our readers as a part of our “Apply for This!” series. 
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