WHAT WHY WHEREFor the past decades, we have been struggling to tackle Because our planet Earth has limited resources A positive environment such as StartingBloc institute is an ideal place forsome of world’s toughest problems. Extreme poverty that is adequate to sustain some of its fortunate young people to be empowered, share ground-breaking ideas and createstill burdens billions of people while the most recent inhabitants. So, what about the less fortunate? sustainable innovation that could lead to a better world in the near future.issue, global warming, alarms many to act more Perhaps it is our duty to collaborate together and That is the kind of place where I want to be – a place where like-mindedsustainably. Solution to these problems? Giving the distribute the plentiful resources that we have. individuals collectively work together to create a positive impact to theyoung generation the opportunity to lead the global world.movement that creates social change.
WHY TRAVEL WHAT’S NEXTThey say travelling makes you wiser, and perhaps it does. I find myself on I enjoy learning something new and travelling to new places. It is my ultimate goal in life to see the world anda self-discovery journey every time I visit a foreign place. I meet new taste its diverse culture. But perhaps now I wish to embark on a journey to Boston for StartingBloc Bostonpeople, exchange cultures and immerse to the local environment. For me, Institute 2012 where I will have the opportunity to learn together with people from diverse background in a fast-travelling is about establishing relationships with the people that you meet paced environment.throughout the journey – and of course, tasting the delicious food!
WHAT IS IT HOW IT WORKS WHY IT WORKSImagine VolunteerMatch with The idea is to connect the supply, people who have time and are willing to volunteer, Because there is a need and demand – it feels natural toGroupOn & Facebook with local non-profits or charity organizations that need volunteers on daily basis or on connect the dot. This hub will be a sustainable solution to theinterface. Wouldn’t it be special occasions. We are talking about a volunteer hub with user-friendly web and problem. Additionally, I want to explore the possibility of takingeasier to locate the nearest mobile application, where people can easily find local organizations near them. They will this project further because I believe it has a great potentialplace to volunteer? be able to volunteer on flexible terms while getting their volunteer hours logged for that can be cultivated and developed with the support from official record if they need it. StartingBloc community.
SUGAR SPICE EVERYTHING NICEChanging the world is indeed an I’m currently a student and I have no income and no experience in starting a I see StartingBloc as a platform for young undergraduateambitious mission, though it is not social enterprise. However, I am motivated and a fast learner. I might not students to discover their hidden potential and develop theirimpossible to achieve. Mahatma have the skill and experience to be a successful social entrepreneur, but I am innovative ideas to solve the world’s toughest problems. That isGandhi who fought for independence, willing to learn. After graduation, I plan to work at a global design consultancy exactly where I want to be – a place where I will have theMartin Luther King who struggled for firm that focuses on designing social innovation and helping social enterprise opportunity to learn about social entrepreneurship with otherequality and perhaps Steve Jobs who to grow. I also plan to do graduate study in Non-profit Management and like-minded individuals and work together to create arevolutionized technology. Design (HCI & Visual Communication). sustainable innovation that perhaps can change the world.