Lessons from a Barefoot Movement

Bunker Roy found the wealth forgotten in rural villages in India and found a way to spread the wisdom across communities. Watch his brilliant TED talk here. 🙂

No right answer

“Years ago, we started to observe in villages and barrios, particularly among indigenous peoples, a radical reaction against education and schools. A few of them closed their schools and expelled their teachers. Most… Continue reading

Rethinking ‘Africa’

Amazing portrayal of the worlds you might find if you dare to look behind stereotypes.. “Before leaving for Africa, I keep getting the same response, “Wow… that’s exciting,” followed up by the inevitable… Continue reading

“Save Africa”.. Gone Wrong

Short and funny video on why UNICEF and other Agencies might accidentally be doing more harm than good.

Perspectives: Brad Vanderford

Perspectives: Zubin Sharma (Seekho)

Perspectives: Karen Cornejo (María y María)

Perspectives: Pato Bichara (IGNIA Investment Fund)

The education paradox

“Years ago, we started to observe in villages and barrios, particularly among indigenous peoples, a radical reaction against education and schools. A few of them closed their schools and expelled their teachers. Most… Continue reading

The old and the new

I just accidentally discovered a very interesting way to get some of the perspective I’ve been talking about in this blog. Go to google images and type Poverty. Click on Find. You’ll see… Continue reading