Why I conducted these interviews
The world needs love. Each one of us can make a difference.
A lot of people are doing good. Most faces you haven't seen, most voices you haven't heard.
When I was 6, my father introduced me to Project Hope. Project Hope brought together a girl from the city (i.e. me) and a girl from a rural area in China to be pen pals. She was 3 years older than I was and never attended a day in school. The first few letters were drawings of ours, comic book style.
With the support of my parents, we helped put three girls through high school, and we kept in touch using letters for ten years. One of girls became a valedictorian and a champion of her province.
Social service can occur in many shapes and forms. Taking part is key. I hope these stories will show you more kindness in every corner of the world.
Is this for you?
I explore the origin stories of individuals and not-for-profit organizations. Not only what they are doing, but how they are able to sustain the effort over a long period of time.
These people didn't wait to get picked to make a difference. They chose themselves instead; These organizations didn't bail during the financial crisis, they kept going because they believe in the message and impact.
"Millennials are geared to create impactful change in the nonprofit sector" - Forbes. Sounds good, but such career choices aren't always easy, and people wish they knew more and are generally more prepared.
These episodes are created with these questions in mind to help us learn more about how to approach and engage with social services.
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