Year: 2020

Coronavirus Reminds Us The Pandora’s Box Has Never Closed

 Major progress has been made in improving the health of millions of people. Maternal and child mortality rates have been reduced, life expectancy continues to increase globally, and the fight against some infectious diseases has made steady progress. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ENGLISH_Why_it_Matters_Goal_3_Health.pdf These progress gave us confidence. But in the 21st century, the Corona19 reminds us that the …

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Food, for good!

Background Since 2015, the world hunger population started to gradually increase after decades reducing, according to the report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Currently, there are over 820 million people are suffering from hunger, it is one-ninth of the world’s population. Over 3.1 million children aged below 5 are dead …

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“Enough is enough!”

This shout could easily come from a tired mum who is annoyed and frustrated with her 3-year old. Or this could be a strong determination, the first step of an empowered person rising up from the ashes. But what if this comes from our long awaiting and long-suffered Planet Earth? What happens if Mother Nature …

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When Nature Serves as Inspiration: Social Circular Economy and Social Enterprises

Life in nature is based on circles and cycles. Seasons, planets, apples, time and human lives all follow in their co-existence the circular patterns and cyclical movements. This has been a well-known fact for the traditional native peoples in different continents. Since the industrial revolution, the Western view, however, has seen life as something linear, …

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Global Challenges & Possibilities: blog introduction

Global Challenges & Possibilities within Social Services is a complementary course offered at Laurea Tikkurila. During this course, we will find out more about these global challenges and possibilities we are facing today. How can social work deal with these challenges and how can we together create a better world?