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naperlou
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Good philanthrophy
naperlou   11/9/2012 10:55:03 AM
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Rob, as an IEEE member (for many years), this is the type of philanthrophy that I think is best.  It not only involves giving money, but it involves the incredible resivoir of skills that the membership has. 

I know someone who has also been involved in projects in Haiti through a religious organization.  Haiti is a difficult place to get things done.  Having people on the ground and following up should make for a better success rate.

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IEEE, CS for addressing common issues
Mydesign   11/12/2012 1:42:41 AM
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Rob, that's a good initiative. IEEE and CS (Computer society) has a large pool of well experience and eminent members, who are able to contribute to the community. I personally feel that such organizations have to take initiatives for addressing some of the common/public problems, which is benefiting to a large mass. In my country CSI is taking such responsibilities, especially for health care domains.

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Re: Good philanthrophy
Nancy Golden   11/12/2012 4:09:14 PM
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I agree naperlou - not only money but resources and expertise are needed to fight world poverty and after reviewing the Sirona Cares web site - this is a great initiative by the IEEE to partner with them to provide affordable electricity. We too have friends that served in Haiti - as missionaries. They spoke often of the difficulties that you referred to in getting things done. It is amazing what has been accomplished by this project thus far and of the plans they have to continue. What a great pilot model for taking engineering expertise both around the world and in our own communities to help give people a hand out of poverty!

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Re: Good philanthrophy
Rob Spiegel   11/13/2012 12:21:26 PM
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Good points, Naperlou. It's good to see the engineering profession participating in help that corresponds to the medical profession with Doctors Without Borders.

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Re: IEEE, CS for addressing common issues
Rob Spiegel   11/13/2012 10:27:32 PM
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Mydesign, what country are you in? And what type of programs are you seeing CSI participate in?

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Re: IEEE, CS for addressing common issues
Mydesign   11/15/2012 3:44:15 AM
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Rob, am from India and one among the CSI contribution is for OSSD (Open Source Drug Discovery). The IT support for Bio-Informatics community is extending by CSI. Another initiative is the public accounting software for rural health mission, where all the rural hospitals are interconnecting through a network.

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Re: IEEE, CS for addressing common issues
Rob Spiegel   11/15/2012 11:22:58 AM
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That's interesting, Mydesign. IEEE is playing a part in digitizing health records in India. Perhaps IEEE and CSI are working together on this.

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Re: Good philanthrophy
Charles Murray   11/16/2012 5:58:45 PM
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I agree, naperlou. IEEE members can offer skills and knowledge that would otherwise be very expensive.  

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Re: Good philanthrophy
Mydesign   11/23/2012 1:27:03 AM
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Charles, am completely supporting you. Other than our routine works, we have to offer our knowledge and other skills to the public for their wellbeing and welfare. In my office we have such a community known as “C-Smile”, through which we will undertake some charity works for the public benefit. Recently we had developed a portal for adaptive learning for autism affected students and distributed to public schools where such students are accommodate.

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