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Inside a community-based disaster response #2

This is the second in a series of blog posts by Kishan Devkota, Managing Director of the Everest Children’s Welfare Zone (ECWZ). Kishan has been sending us updates of this organisation’s response to the Nepal earthquakes, providing an unfiltered view from inside one community’s response to these disasters. We first met Kishan in Melbourne, when he appeared at an event we hosted on donating ethically. We were so impressed by his honesty and approach, we decided to donate the funds raised that night (AU$420) to his organisation. His community is in Rasuwa District, on the border of Tibet and Langtang National Park

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Disconnect to connect: Digital detox & workplace wellness

By Sally Bolton

When was the last time you lived without constant connection to the Internet?

For me, it was in 2011, working for Kopernik in the Oecusse enclave of Timor-Leste, one of the poorest regions of Southeast Asia. There was no Wi-Fi, no 3G and, much of the time, no electricity. If I needed Internet, I walked an hour to the Timor Telecom office, where it could take 30 minutes to open a single e-mail. Suffice to say, I learned to live without Internet. Continue reading Disconnect to connect: Digital detox & workplace wellness