Not sure if you all have seen this recent report from Fox News
but it asserts some interesting things worth addressing, namely:
"Critics of the game acknowledge that it's a noble effort to empower some of the world's most impoverished people, but they say the $500,000
venture is unlikely to produce tangible gains, and they they question
how many young minds in Africa will be reached."
Now, instead of getting upset let's assume they're playing Devil's Advocate
and use this as an opportunity to begin a discussion. What are some of the end-goals people would like to achieve? How do we reach young minds in Africa? What outcomes could we create from Evoke as individuals or a group?
To kickoff the brainstorming here's a few provocative propositions:By May of 2010
- The Evoke community has curated a impressive collection of actionable information in all key areas of social innovation and change (including, food/energy production, waste/water/land management, community/team development, political action, and life-long learning skills such as information literacy). This information takes the form of a Wiki, Instructables, YouTube shorts, and comic books that portray the hero's journey, how to create change in your community, or the application of a low tech solutions.
- The Evoke community has collectively fund raised $1 Million dollars for the creation of fifty community youth centers in different cities around Africa staffed with mentors and computers to facilitate local youth involvement in change and education. Efforts are assisted by a still lively Evoke community enabling global support for local empowerment.
- An Evoke Social Innovator training camp is created to serve as a gap-year for high school graduates. The experience includes exposure to foundational facilitation and communication skills, problem solving strategies, tracts for specific skill development, and an internship abroad with a Non-profit or NGO.
Special Agent Mission
I've got some more provocative visions but let us hear yours! Tag your posts OUTCOMES1 and I'll promote here!
(great way to earn a Spark +1)Agents to complete this special mission: