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August 10, 2017

‘Field in a Box™’ is a Game Changer for Underprivileged Youth

One year after FedEx and the UEFA Foundation for Children installed their first ‘Field in a Box™’, an artificial turf football (soccer) field delivered in two shipping containers to Cañada Real, an impoverished neighborhood near Madrid, the impact has been far reaching. “This football field has been a game changer for the young people of

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July 24, 2017

Botswana Students Learn Coding in Two Weeks, Turn Box Into Bot

Kamogelo and Robin live in Ramotswa, a small village outside of Gaberone, the capital of Botswana. This spring, in only two weeks, they taught themselves computer programming. Their lofty goal? Take a 42-pound box filled with robot parts and turn it into a remote-controlled robot to compete against other teams from around the world. FedEx

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July 6, 2017

Mobile Field Hospital Can Deploy to Disasters in Hours

The following is a guest post by Nikola Usenovic from International Medical Corps. Hurricane. Earthquake. Tsunami. For millions of people, those words have real, heavy meaning. The paralyzing fear brought by major catastrophe is not simply the loss of possessions. These disasters often snuff out even the basic structures of a region’s health care system.

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June 5, 2017

AIDS LifeCycle: Honoring Memory of Friends & Fundraising for the Future

There’s a photo on the front of my bike this week. It’s a picture of my old friend Scott. Scott Chirila was my wife’s best friend in high school. He was sharp, funny, and one of the nicest people I have ever met. Throughout high school, everyone thought Scott and my wife Gayle would end

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June 1, 2017

It Pays to be a Nerd: Code Crew Teaches Kids to Create Technology

It wasn’t always cool to be a geek or a nerd, but today it pays to be.

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April 24, 2017

FedEx Team Members Get the Dirt on Spring Cleaning

FedEx team members are out and about this spring helping to make our local communities healthier, cleaner places to live and work.

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April 6, 2017

Programming the Future

In 1989, Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and the portable insulin pump, generated new opportunities for students ages 6 to 18 years-old with this forward-thinking idea: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” Putting young people

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February 14, 2017

Helping the Homeless in Bogotá, Colombia

Padre Ramón Giraldo was dedicated to his parishioners in Bogotá, Colombia. In addition to healing their souls, he gave food to those in need. But the Padre noticed something. There was one group that came almost every day for meals. All of them were older or disabled and long forgotten by their families. They would

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