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Hala Khuri
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  • San Francisco, CA
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Collaboration Project: Teaching Skills to Empower Communities

I have an idea that is very broad, but I feel like it has a place somewhere out there. I'd like to create an education system to teach people skills that they can use to directly improve their local…Continue

Tags: hunger, farming, disease, security, economy

Started Mar 10, 2010

 

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in 2020 ...

2020. Just 10 years away, huh? Sounds like it's a lifetime from now.


In 10 years, I imagine myself spending all my work hours involved in my passion - education. I imagine myself coordinating an education system - a model that can be duplicated in any location. A system that teaches those in need basic skills to improve their own community. If they learn how to do better for their own family, then they can help their neighbors. And in a system like this, many communities…
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Posted on March 10, 2010 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

My Heroes: Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs at Ashoka

After reading through countless websites, I'm so pleasantly surprised at how much is out there regarding social innovation! It is so inspiring to see so many others being involved - whether it's locally, nationally, or globally.


I have chosen to follow Ashoka more closely. Ashoka chooses 'fellows' to be out in the world and implement the social innovation ideas. With 2,000 fellows working in 60+ countries, there is a lot of activity in this group. They are tackling many…
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Posted on March 7, 2010 at 6:22pm

If social innovation is the key, how can we teach the people who are in need how to become social innovators themselves??

It's Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, CA and I am so lucky to be alive. The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, people are bustling about the city and everyone in sight seems to have his and her basic human needs met.


As I sit in a cafe and think about social innovation and I learn more about what it means to think and act like an innovator, it occurs to me that the people out there who are much less fortunate than I are the ones who could benefit from learning…
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Posted on March 6, 2010 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Social Innovator: Always being a student ("Understand") and a teacher ("Share").

Save the world. Okay, let's do it. What is it going to take? I believe the education is the KEY to social innovation and solving the problems of the world. Education will equip us with vital information we must understand, and also allow us to share and teach new ideas and ways to others..


My thoughts on the secret of social innovation begin with constant exploration of the problems. One tip listed was "Understand." We have to understand the cultures, understand the needs.…
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Posted on March 6, 2010 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

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