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Overview of children’s care services exposes discrepancies in quality and experience

oday, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) publishes an overview of its inspection and monitoring of children’s services during 2019. A total of 51 inspections were carried out. Speaking on the key findings of the report, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, Tanya Ward said, “Children and young people are the best source …

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Children’s Rights Alliance calls for National Educational Disadvantage Plan

Speaking on the key findings in the report today, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said, “This research solidifies the issues and concerns our members have been raising for months. The public health crisis we are going through raises new challenges. The Government is about to launch an economic stimulus package which is very …

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New Investment: Mental Health Support for Low-Income Youth of Color

Acumen has invested in MindRight Health, a health tech company increasing access to inclusive mental health support for low-income youth of color with its text-message-based coaching service. THE CHALLENGE In the United States, low-income youth experience frightening or threatening situations—from financial hardship to physical violence—with alarming regularity, especially in communities of color. As a result, many low-income youth …

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Budget 2021 not an ambitious budget for young people but includes essential investment in Tusla and youth services

The Children’s Rights Alliance reacts to Budget 2021 announced today (13.10.20) by Minister Paschal Donohoe and Minister Michael McGrath. In a pre-Budget submission, the Children’s Rights Alliance called on Government to focus on four priority areas to ensure that the children most affected by Covid19 and vulnerable families further disadvantaged by the pandemic receive the urgent …

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Startups need enabling environment to thrive

KARACHI: Pakistan needs a lax regulatory environment for startups and investors alike, in the form of simpler business structures and tax breaks for the former and incentives for the latter, said Invest2Innovate Ventures Managing Partner Misbah Naqvi. She was addressing the panel discussion ‘Fund raising – the Venture Capital Lens’ at the two-day Momentum Tech …

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Launch of Pakistan’s Startup Ecosystem Report 2019

Invest2Innovate in collaboration with The World Bank launched the 2019 Startup Ecosystem Report at Nest I/O’s 021 Disrupt Conference in Karachi Sunday, November 3rd. The report, which was done via the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi of World Bank), provides a comprehensive analysis of the startup landscape with a finance, regulatory, and gender lens, looking …

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i2i Ventures, female-founded first investment in Mauqa Online

i2i Ventures, an early-stage VC fund with a focus on Pakistan-based technology startups has announced the launch of its $15 million fund and their first investment in a Pakistani startup Mauqa Online, in a statement to MENAbytes. Founded by Pakistani-American social entrepreneur, Kalsoom Lakhani and fintech and impact investing professional, Misbah Naqvi, i2i Ventures, according …

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