Archive for the "charity" Category

Outblaze sends Android tablets to school in mountains of Nepal

Outblaze has donated a shipment of low-cost Android tablets, apps, SD cards, notebooks, writing tools and other supplies to the Sundardevi Lower Secondary, a school for about 170 students in Tame village in the mountainous Nuwakot district of Nepal (see Nepal Green Tara Foundation). This required us to overcome a number of challenges. Here at […]

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ThinkBlaze launches with study on low-cost tablets for the classroom

    ThinkBlaze is a project we’ve been working on the last few months; it is a research and idea generation organization backed by Outblaze – an Outblaze think tank, in other words. Today ThinkBlaze has issued its first work, a study titled “Does the Learning Medium Matter?” It looks at the impact of low-cost tablets on children […]

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Android Tablets for Education – delivered

Chan’s Creative School has received the 50 Android tablets donated by Outblaze and Animoca in a social programme designed to reduce the digital divide and assess the impact of tablet devices in the learning environment. Outblaze and Animoca believe that all children should receive exposure to mobile computing in the classroom in order to enjoy the learning and economic opportunities […]

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Hello Kitty's Birthday Cheer

We are happy to announce the launch of a new Hello Kitty Online event. Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer is a birthday celebration with a charity component – something we do regularly for HKO. Hello Kitty will be 36 years old on November 1. This in-game event will benefit the charity Save the Children, which is working to […]

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Typhoon Hits the Philippines: Donations Needed!

On Saturday September 26, 2009, a fierce storm hit the Philippines. The typhoon, known locally as Ondoy and internationally as Ketsana, brought strong wind and heavy rainfall that eventually caused major damage to the country, particularly to Manila, the capital city. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a state of calamity for almost the entire region. Several […]

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The 2008 Sichuan earthquake – you can help

  On 12 May 2008, Wenchuan County in the Chinese province of Sichuan experienced one of the most violent earthquakes in history. With an epicentre located 90 Km from Chengdu and registering a 7.9 on the moment magnitude scale (roughly equal to the old Richter scale), buildings swayed in Shanghai and Beijing and the tremors […]

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FON's first high-rise, Caring Company Award

Regulars readers of this blog already know that Outblaze assists FON in Hong Kong specifically, and in Asia generally. FON offers a great deal: buy a FON router and set it up on your Internet connection, and it will create a secure WiFi hotspot, sharing a portion of your bandwidth with registered FON members passing […]

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Outblaze at ORBIS-BUPA Moonwalkers

A team of 14 intrepid Outblaze members took part in the ORBIS-BUPA Moonwalkers (Chinese version here) charity event on the night of November 17, 2007, braving chilly temperatures to aid the preventably blind. Starting at the Wanchai Sports Ground and ending at Repulse Bay Beach, participants walked 20 kilometres from dusk to dawn, finishing at […]

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