Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn realized that over 78% of students at their school receive free lunch, but often have no way of getting dinner. Using STEAM, the students created an app in hopes of supplying students with meals after-school for free -- and they won a top award for it.
Food and Water
The Mayor's Fund for London is calling on businesses and community organizations to support its efforts to reduce hunger and social isolation for disadvantaged children across London during school holidays. Deputy Mayor Matthew Ryder explains the campaign in this video.
To understand factors that create food deserts, statistics about food deserts that may surprise you and the type of solutions that may be available to help people living in food deserts, click for an infographic created by the University of New England’s Online Masters in Social Work degree program.
IBM Research is using the Internet of Things to help local farmers in Kenya optimize crop growth. As Dr. Kala Flemming explains in a brief video, farmers using the EZ Farm IoT remote monitoring solution are seeing better quality produce and will also see more produce.
A team from the University of Oxford hopes to lift five million people in rural Africa and Asia from water-related poverty by linking smart water pumps to the cloud. Learn in this video from Microsoft Research how Cortana Intelligence Suite is empowering project partners including UNICEF to monitor the health of water systems at regional scale.