Imagine a news and information source that focuses on good news rather than bad. That’s the goal of a new website launched in August 2012 called NoFallingSky.com. The site recently featured a news story on the work of Domes for the World, which is helping alleviate the housing shortage worldwide through the construction of affordable, durable dome homes.
In the article, writer Corinne Underwood describes the scope of the problem DFTW is trying to address by quoting the organization’s founder David B. South. “Inadequate shelter is a detriment, pulling down those living in poverty. Virtually all of Haiti, much of other Caribbean populations, twenty-five percent of Latin America, seventy percent of sub-Saharan Africa and fifty percent of South Asia are living in extremely substandard housing. There is a great need to improve their living conditions. Adequate and sustainable housing is crucial in our urbanizing world,” South told Underwood.
Underwood then goes onto describe the DFTW projects in countries like Ethiopia, India and Haiti. “We see no limit to how many projects, in how many different areas, DFTW could be simultaneously involved in. We only see a growing need for help,” South said in the interview. “In the next 3 years, we plan to lessen that need by providing training, tools and methods for constructing superior shelters and complete community systems. We are intensifying all aspects of our program. We want our evolution to get DFTW to the point where it’s easily recognized, called on and accepted as a help provider.”
Domes for the World is just one of several non-profits featured as part of the site’s launch, with plans to add more articles on a weekly basis. According to the site’s founder, Andrew Illingworth: “NoFallingSky.com is not an alternative to the news, nor are we a supplement. We are simply individuals dedicated to bringing attention to the people and organization who are without a voice. Those who devote their time to having a positive impact on their society and the world around them will no longer go ignored. The world is not ending and the sky is not falling.”