A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)
Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)
I'm not going to make it sound fine and dandy because truth is, it's not. I've never one a more difficult internship than this, yet nothing is more exciting and empowering.
You're left to completely run the show, make important decisions, and also get on your knees to scrub the floor. It wasn't pretty yet I realised that's how the world is.
This isn't another internship where you sit behind the desk and key in data all day. You know whether you are there or not, things will still go fine. This is an internship where without you, nothing will happen. And nothing will happen if you don't do anything. Things need to be done and you Have to rise up to the occasion.
That's how the world is, we can sit home and watch glee and laugh and have a wonderful meal and sleep afterwards. Whether you exist or not, the world still turns. Yet, someone needs to get up from the couch and go 'man, I'm here to do something' and do it.
And that's also how the social business world is. You have the government doing the best they can, and you have non-profits doing the best they can. Yet things are still pretty messy. Someone needs to stand up to fill in the gaps. And for this internship, I learnt that that someone is not you, it's me.