A crash course in changing the world.
For my hero I chose Paula Kahumbu. She is a director of the WildlifeDirect, she is helping build a global online wildlife conservation community. WildlifeDirect is saving endangered animals. Now days, there are lots of endangered animals. Some people doesn't care about them, but some community cares about the animals. I want to help endangered animals too because I like animals. In WildlifeDirect, their are rangers that lost their life by working. Paula Kahumbu is involved in this…Continue
Added by Jaemin Kim on February 14, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments
I choose Didit Adidananta as my hero because he is helping street children develop viable futures. He is Indonesian. He was a founder of a progressive student group and he stimulated active discussions on various social issues. He was tired to work with street prostitutes at first, but he discovered that it would be very hard to succeed with the group. Also that the growing population of street children needed more immediate attention. He is still working it.
The problem that he has is…
Added by Kazuhiro Kuramitsu on January 22, 2013 at 2:23am — No Comments
I choose Magogodi Makhene. I choose her not only because of her amazing accomplishments in Africa, but also because she is female and I'm hoping to see a lot more females like her.
Added by Connor Catlett on January 16, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments
The hero that I choose to shadow is Josh Nesbit. I choose him, because he is young and I can see that he work really hard for this community and service. This years, his budget is 2.5 million dollars, which is a lot of money. When I first search about him, I saw a video of him helping the people with different kinds of disease, he opened a medic camp in Africa. He is really creative, he have an idea of buying cell phones and laptop for the people in Africa. Africa is a big country and there…Continue
Added by Kao Min Hao on January 13, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments
I have chosen 'Jagdish Ramakrishnan' as my hero, he is the president of ACRES and is one of the founding members as well. ACRES stands for 'Animal Concern Research & Education Society. I have chosen him as my hero among the other ACRES executive committee because he has lots of experiences and received lots of awards from those experience.
'He is an advertising creative by profession, currently with Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific as Deputy Regional Executive Creative Director.…Continue
Added by Ho Jun Kong on January 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I chose Hamzah Harun Al'Rasyid as my hero. Hamzah Harun Al'Rasyid was born in Jakarta in 1962. When he was a child he learned from his mother, a religious instructor, that those who help the poor are forever blessed. He studied about agriculture in University but soon turned to economics and management. He trained at the Entrepreneurship College in Jakarta. In 1989, he graduated from college and he got a job working in the slum of Luar Batang, near Jakarta’s harbor. He set up kindergartens,…Continue
for the hero, I chose OLA abu AL Ghaib. I chose her because she make disabled women to have human right. For me, it's very important for woman to have human right because first of all i'm going to explain about human right for woman in Indonesia. She remind me of a girl called Kartini, who known as pioneer in the area of human rights for Indonesia. On 1879, after graduate from school, woman don't allowed to continue school to high level. They need to wait time to be married. Kartini really…Continue
The task I was assigned is just follow or add a person (that is a hero) that had contributed to solve a world issue. Apparently my school blocks facebook and twitter, so I just search for these heroes blogs. After I searched thru google, I end up picking a hero that I take as an inspiration. Her name is Hannah Taylor. She established a community and service called Ladybug Foundation when she was 8 years old, it is amazing for an 8 year old to help a community in a big way. Now, she still…Continue
I've decided to shadow Bill Gates and the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I think it's incredible that they have taken their massive wealth gained in computer technology and used it as a force for good in the world. Every time I read about some new project or innovation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, I'm struck by Bill Gates' philanthropy and innovative use of his own special skills as well as some of the smartest folks around!
Added by Christopher Fox on September 25, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I have to give Evoke credit for this one. I didn't think about finding someone to shadow before.
I've started following Eric Greitens on Facebook. He's a director of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that challenges veterans to serve and lead across America.
Too often we focus on what we do not have, or what someone does not have to offer us, rather than the amazing gifts and abilities we and those around us possess. Eric's organization realizes that disabled…Continue
Added by Mike Lacey on September 12, 2012 at 10:33pm — No Comments
The persons I choose to follow is Aviva Presser Aiden & Hugo Van Vuuren. They are a team who are working on creating microbial fuel cell. This cell is to meet the needs of off-grid lighting and energy in the developing world. It can power anything from cellphones to radios. Finding alternative fuel sources is very important for our continued development and survival and that is why I picked them. I am following them on their blog.
Added by Matthew C. Phillips on September 11, 2012 at 11:19pm — No Comments
I picked Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes. Blake saw the need for shoes in Argentinean children and created TOMS shoes which gives one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair bought. I am following him on Facebook.
Added by Cameron Bowman on September 10, 2012 at 7:37pm — No Comments
I chose Mike Huckabee as my hero to shadow. In many ways i agree with his politics, but most of all i respect him for the advocacy work he does all over the world and his philanthropy. Huckabee uses his show not only to explore political issues he also uses it to explore social issues that effect people all over the world. I watch clips from his show to follow him.
Added by Brandon Paul Moore on September 10, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments
My hero would have to be my Uncle Ches. He is currently working on obtaining his automotive mechanic certification. My uncle retired from the military almost 10 years ago. Instead of taking a very high paying military consulting/contractor job he chose to teach middle school. After e few years of doing so he felt a calling to the automotive field. His father owned a truck stop while he was growing up so I think it runs in his blood. After my uncle completes his automotive certificate he…Continue
Paul Polak–founder of Colorado-based non-profit International Development enterprises (IDE)—is dedicated to developing practical solutions that attack poverty at its roots. He also wrote "Out of Poverty" a book that explains what he does.
For the past 25 years, Paul has worked with thousands of farmers in countries around the world—including Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe–to help design and
produce low–cost, income–generating…
Added by Evie Gilmour on July 14, 2012 at 4:56am — No Comments
My hero is Felix Finkbeiner. He is still is a kid but knows of the importance of fighting against certain problems in the world (like the climate change). I admire him for his doings!
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Added by Patrick Neumann on July 2, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments
I choose Roger Moore to shadow. I like him very much and he is quite pleasant. He engages in the UNESCO and in his own words that this is the most important thing he ever did. The world needs more of those people who do not rest on their achievements, but try to improve our community. He was a very successful actor and could have enjoyed the years after his career and not care about those things. But like many other important people in the retirement he uses his time to help our community…Continue
Added by Sven Meier on June 22, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments
My hero is called Deb Levine.Deb founded ISIS (Internet Sexuality Information Services). to build better tools to help give people private, convenitent, and accerate access to information on todays major health issues. ISIS is creating ways to help youth and adults lead safe, healthy and fulfilled lives. I think this is important to have everyone healthy and happy, so the world is a happy enviroment to be in.
Added by Maddie Read on June 20, 2012 at 2:54am — No Comments
the social innovater i have chosen has the names of, Paula Kahumbu.
She is a wildlife conservationist and she has a huge passion for what she does, she works in Nairobi in Kenya.
Her job has things to do with saving reserves for animals and to save the animals habitats and keep them safe. Paula has a lot to do in this very important industry, she is setting up a online global website so people can donate and check what the industry is up to.
Added by Emily McDonnell on June 17, 2012 at 10:48pm — No Comments
I want to shadow Tori Hogan from http://www.beyondgoodintentions.org. She visits different places all over the world to uncover more innovative and effective approaches to international aid. On the website you can see 10 episodes of the beyond good intentions film series, which cover a variety of themes ranging from the role of aid workers and volunteers, to the potential impact of more innovative approaches to aid through…Continue
Added by Artur Ansmann on June 16, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments