Individuals paving the way for change – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact



Thoughts from TEDxSydney 2016 

Ted Talks are marked by the notion “ideas worth spreading.” The 7th annual TEDxSydney convention was no exception to this rule, inviting the audience to digest challenging stories and innovative ideas.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘togetherness.’ “Ideas, says Edwina Throsby, head of curation, “are a product of conversations and collaborations.” With that in mind, here are some takeaway thoughts from the day.

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Twelve-year-old launches teddy bear charity from his bedroom

A bedroom that resembles a sewing room may not be a dream set-up for most pre-teen boys, but Campbell Remess is not like most 12-year-olds.

For the last three years, Campbell has spent all of his free time sewing teddy bears for charity.

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Melbourne charity to launch new mobile cafe to fuel education projects for disadvantaged 

A Brunwick East accounts clerk with a passion for social enterprise has quit a successful career in finance to kickstart a new Melbourne-based charity venture.

Todd Nicholls, 26, now works a part-time job and devotes more than 30 hours a week to his charity.

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1 in 6 Australians experience food insecurity

On June 1, Australian food relief organisation Foodbank released its annual Hunger Report, which said the incidence of food insecurity in Australia is reaching crisis level.

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Africa's female philanthropists are emerging from the sidelines

Gates, Bono, Buffett. For centuries, the face of global philanthropy has been distinctly white – and male. But that’s changing. As Africa’s economy continues to expand, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years, its homegrown millionaires are choosing to take development matters into their own hands. And many of them are women.

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This tableware company donates a meal for every item sold

This company is putting their money where your mouth is.

Cheeky is a tableware company that sells plastic and paper plates -- and for every item you buy, they donate a meal to people in need.

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