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Social enterprise at #SEWF2015: 'how it should be'

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The opening day of the Social Enterprise World Forum in Milan presented a fascinating array of the plucky, the ingenious and the inspiring.

The setting for the opening of the eighth instalment of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) took place in the frankly bizarre surrounds of the fashion capital’s Expo. Here, architects have been allowed to let their imagination run wild in trying to outdo each other by creating bonkers buildings for global nations.

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ACRA has joined the Rural Water Supply Network

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Last 25th of september, 193 member states of the United Nationsformally adopted the global plan, “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” (visit the official website of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development).

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The pride of having a tap in Niamone

00805 acqua3Way back in the 2012, stacks of pipes slowly invaded one of the most rural communities in Southern Senegal and this aroused enthusiasm among the population of the villages. The stack were huge and positioned under the mango trees. Nothing made people think that in a few months the pipes would be gone and that feeling of contentment among the people would consequently weaken. "The visibility of an infrastructure, its appearance, is an important factor in the judgment of the population; a well, a school are visible, a tap is less visible."

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Social enterprise: an idea whose time has come

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How do you build trust, networks and mutual opportunity across different cultures and international borders? The British Council has been doing this across 110 countries for 80 years.

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Children massacred in Pakistan school attack

Taliban Militants Attack Pakistan School

Children massacre at school Peshawar, capital of the North-Western province of Pakistan, on the Afghanistan’s borders.

The Islamist guerrillas of Tehreek-e-Taliban attacked the military college of Warsak Road and massacred 141 students (132 from 6 to 17 years old) and their teachers and left hundreds of injured. "This is one of the darkest days in the history of humanity," stressed the Indian activist Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 together with the Pakistani Malala who spoke of "an absurd and ruthless act of terrorism".

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