Danilo found me on Facebook and offered me help when I was looking for some sofa to sleep on in Rio. I didn’t accept but we started to talk more and eventually met. He is coming from Parada de Lucas, one of Rio’s many favelas (slums). Danilo is incredibly inspiring person – he is just 25, but for last 7 years he is constantly coming up with new ideas of how to help people in his neighbourhood. He studies pharmacy, spent a study year in Holland and since September last year he gives English lessons to the young people in his community, in his own house.
We’ve met David through the Coursera `How to change the world` course and found that he already did his part! He set up learning centers in Haiti, just a few months after the earthquake in 2010. He stayed there for 3 years and his concept is therefore well refined. Read, enjoy and get in touch if you would like to setup a learning centre yourself!
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KLARA, FOUNDER OF BE INTERNATIONAL: FROM ART TOOLS FOR CAUCASUS TO SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL AGENCY
Klara is an energetic young Czech lady, founder of Be International organization and keen traveller with passion for public spaces. She found her 'second home' in Caucasus, where she started by supporting a community and now expands her plans to the socially responsible tourist agency.
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John help build a successful start-up from scratch and supported two other startups, and apart from advising on strategy as Chief Information Officer, he has also been involved in many social projects, these are just examples (makes me wonder what am I doing with my life?):
These are just examples of his work: