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This is one of the great questions of our time, a question often better answered by still deeper questions than by traditional “answers.” And sometimes, that is exactly the point.
Submit an idea before December 12th for how you would spend $500 to explore the question “What does the world need from you?” Would you attend a conference on an issue you care about such as poverty or injustice? Would you buy a train ticket to a city you feel called to serve and interview people about their needs? Or perhaps you would go to a monastery and learn how monks live the question in their daily lives?
Then rally your friends and colleagues to give your submission a "thumbs up." The individual with the most thumbs-up will receive a $500 mini-grant to follow through on their submission. A second $500 mini-grant will be presented to an individual selected by a panel of judges from the top ten highest voted ideas. Winners will be announced the week of December 19th.
The challenge is running in conjunction with Ask Big Questions.
Panel of Judges:
Rabbi Josh Feigelson, Educational Director of Ask Big Questions
Sheila Katz, Associate Director of Ask Big Questions
Linda Kay Klein, Director of Work on Purpose for Echoing Green
can we have an open suggestions regarding this here too?
No you should put the posting on the Echoing green site as we are just providing information and not involved in this opportunity.
What does the world need from me?
The world needs me to reach Remera women, in Kigali Rwanda – who are under the umbrella of Regina Pacis parish.
This group comprises the poorest and the most vulnerable women in the city. In the language of the UN millennium goal, this is a group that lives in absolute poverty. And in the Rwandan Standard, this will be the group that comprising about 25% of the Rwandan population who live in extreme poverty.
Though its illegal in Rwanda and its against their cultural and spiritual values some of these women engage in prostitution as a way of meeting most basic needs. Those not involved in prostitution do sell fruits or vegetables or depend on their husbands if lucky and barely get a dollar or two per day to survive on.
I visited these women in August this year in the small saloon where they learn some hair care skill for the possible future jobs. If I win $ 500, the world will need me to use this money to educate, form and transform the lives of these vulnerable women by helping them form small businesses; that will help them to meet their basic needs and educate their children. Therefore, What does the world need from me is to empower and unlock these women’s capacities and push them back from the edge of sinking into the ocean of poverty.
You need to put your entry on the Echoing Green website (see the link) as we are only providing the info and not involved in the competition