Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons

Pink Seat by psd on flickrOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You need to get yourself a nifty pink ribbon to show your support, but who sells these mysterious ribbons?

If you are in South Africa, your search for beautiful pink ribbons is over.

Equip makes beaded goods at their Diepsloot project, including these elusive breast cancer awareness ribbons .

The ribbons on sale by Equip are beaded pink ribbons with safety pins, made by unemployed women in Diepsloot.

They sell for R15 each, and R3 goes directly to CANSA for every ribbon sold.

But don’t just buy one for yourself, get your company involved too. Cover the world in these outstanding pink ribbons!

Image credit: psd on flickr

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Breaking things that work

Can someone explain why governmental bureaucrats like to shut down or cripple successful projects, just because they didn’t think of the idea?

This innovative prisoner rehabilitation project, for example.

Please can we work together on these social issues. If someone else gets something right, rather build on it and make it better, than be jealous and break it down. It really doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game. Everyone can benefit.

Perhaps there is a valid reason for discontinuing the project that has been poorly communicated. Perhaps it’s just biased reporting. But if the responsible officials don’t respond to the reporter’s requests for comment, it is rather difficult for the reporter to present the government’s viewpoint.