For those activists, journalists, students, and organizations that find it difficult to be heard among the clutter of opinions mounting on the web, the founders of a website called MixedInk.com think the resounding chorus of collaborative expression can be a more powerful tool for making change than the songs of a thousand soloists.
Like many trailblazing solutions, Hilmi Quraishi's wildly popular mobile phone games that teach players about AIDS found success through not just hard work, but a novel idea and a bit of serendipity. The novel idea was approaching education about this very serious problem through the universal language of entertainment and using a widely-accessible technology to do it.
How many times have you whipped out your cell phone and texted a message that could help save the planet? Probably never, right? Well branch out from all those lols and xoxos and send a text to FishPhone.
We Media and Changemakers are proud to announce the two winners. Each will receive US $25,000 to launch their ideas!
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Changemakers, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is proud to announce the three winners for the Why Games Matter competition. The winners will each receive US $5,000 and all finalists will attend the Changemakers Change Summit at the RWJF-sponsored Games for Health Conference in Baltimore, MD in May 2008.
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