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At Harvard, I focused on economic development because I want to help make the world a better place. I have never given up on that ideal. Here’s a page dedicated to some of the potential solutions to the world’s pressing problems. If you like these ideas, please think about how you can contribute your time and resources to help these organizations.
I’m now helping to build two computer labs with little funding available. The server
software is Edubuntu running LTSP. The Edubuntu/LTSP combination is amazing. I
was able to run YouTube on three machines (server and two clients) on my tiny laptop.
I’ve written a detailed, step-
For clients, I could go with donated machines or new, low-
The biggest cost item so far -
I have started a separate business venture to commercialize technologies that can help clean indoor air economically. Please check out http://FightAirPollution.com . Interestingly, the same technology can also help clean water.
At my church, I teach a workshop on finding jobs. Many attendees have mentioned to me that my tips are really helpful. So I’m making my presentation available here. Please give it to your friends who are looking for work.
I’m helping an ethnic group understand how to do economic development. Then my partners and I will help them develop actionable plans, identify the most suitable opportunities, seek out financing, and then help them set up the infrastructure so those projects are sustainable even without our continuing involvement.
One billion people in the world need eyeglasses but cannot afford them, and many simply do not have access to any type of eye care. The results: illiteracy, unproductive lives, psychological problems, and even blindness. Focus on Vision is a Dutch organization that invented a type of adjustable eyeglasses so many people with simple myopia or hyperopia can get these glasses without having the access to an optometrist. These eyeglasses can be manufactured at very low costs when done in large quantities.
I’m helping them to find donors in the U.S. and creating innovative programs to help finance these eyeglasses.
I’m helping to design a development in which one of the objectives is to help our
returning veterans adjust to civilian life. We have some plans to help with transitional
housing, financial planning, job training and job placement. We need some ideas
on how to help vets deal with PTSD. One idea was to help them relax by doing things
related to gardening or agriculture. We need more ideas! If you have some suggestions,
please contact George via e-
Interested in helping out? Please contact George via e-
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