Jon Rawlinson has been fortunate enough to work on a number of non-profit projects in the past. This continues to be the most rewarding type of work that he does.

AMITIE: African Mobile Interactive Texting for Information in Emergencies

AMITIÉ: African Mobile Interactive Texting for Information in Emergencies.
Produced for Dr. Andrew Kestler at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine.

Intercultural Online Health Network - UBC Faculty of Medicine

A video produced for the Intercultural Online Health Network at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine.

Interprofessional Collaboration Videos - UBC College of Health Disciplines

These twos videos are sections of an online learning series produced for the UBC College of Health Disciplines in collaboration with the University of British Columbia eHealth Strategy Office.


WellnessFits - Canadian Cancer Society

A video produced for the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and eHealth Strategy Office.

Nata Village, Botswana

http://natavillage.org

On March 4, 2006, Nata made history by becoming the first village in Botswana with a website. The site is a unique opportunity for the reader to witness the battle to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in an African village. Botswana has the second highest HIV infection rate in the world (37% for ages 15-49). The co-founders, Melody Jenkins a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Seloma Tiro a local businessman and Jon Rawlinson were all frustrated that millions of dollars pour into Botswana due to the AIDS pandemic yet little money reaches remote villages like Nata.

The website natavillage.org offers the visitor a 10 minute documentary, over 350 flickr photos and a blog that gives the reader an intimate look into the lives of the villagers. The reader is given the opportunity to donate directly to the village and the funds are managed transparently by a local 6 member board of trustees with very little overhead cost. The donor can see the results of their generosity through regular photos of what is purchased. People living with AIDS (PLWA’s) in Nata must travel 60 miles to reach the ARV (anti-retroviral ) clinic. Many can’t afford the $4.00 bus fare. The trust provides transportation money for all members of the PLWA support group to reach their life saving ARV’s. The trust also purchased a sound system and generator for an out of school youth group that provides vital HIV/AIDS educational activities to Nata and the surrounding villages. We hope to serve as a model for other villages and change the way aid is distributed in the developing world.  To date the website has raised over $50,000 for the village.

Jon Rawlinson designed and built the Nata village blog.  He also shot and produced this documentary about the village. This aired on Current TV in 2007.

Coral Cay Conservation, Philippines

http://coralcay.org

Coral Cay Conservation are award winning specialists in coral reef and tropical forest conservation.  You can join their projects as a volunteer, researcher or specialist and work hands-on, out in the field.  With their new conservation holidays, mini expeditions and special discounts - they offer a responsible alternative to active breaks away, plus the chance to travel with a purpose and really make a difference in the places that need it most.

Ian McLeod and Jon Rawlinson traveled to the Philippines where they shot and produced this documentary. This aired on Current TV in 2007.

Kiva

http://kiva.org

Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions (MFIs), Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help fund small businesses run by low-income entrepreneurs around the world.

Jon Rawlinson shot all the footage from Bulgaria in this video.  This aired on Current TV in 2006.