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Google Failed Big Time, But These Kids Made It All Right Again
"When Google Maps forgot this slum, the kids who lived there decided to do something about it. After that, the possibilities were endless."

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"Map Your World is a multi-platform project that puts the power of new technologies into the hands of young change agents, enabling them to map, track, and improve the health of their own communities – and then share their stories of change with each other and with the world."

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"Children are saving lives in the slums of Kolkata. Amlan Ganguly doesn't rescue slum children; he empowers them to become change agents, battling poverty and transforming their neighborhoods with dramatic results. Filmed over the course of several years, The Revolutionary Optimists follows Amlan and three of the children he works with on an intimate journey through adolescence, as they fight for the better future he encourages them to imagine is deservedly theirs."

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maps  mapping  classisdeas  india  projectideas  children  activism  polio  health  identity  mapyourworld  kolkata  visibility  openstudioproject  therevolutionaryoptimists  amlanganguly  prayasam  classideas 
july 2013 by robertogreco

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