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    • Plum
      10 months ago

      Inspiring. Thanks for finding this one!

    • thorgalle
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      11 months ago

      Story about a social entrepreneur whose been through a lot, literally on the street. His determination is impressive.

      If you live in a slum and are beaten or abused every day, sniffing glue under a bridge with friends is progress. However cynical that might sound.

      That is often the problem with aid organizations. They grow and grow until the point when the survival of the organization is more important than its original goal. You lose the connection with your raison d’être. I want to avoid that at all costs.”

      I used to live close to the StreetwiZe office in Leuven a few years back… never really knew what they did. Happy to know a bit more now.

    • DellwoodBarker10 months ago

      Excellent Read!

      “The traumas mounted up in that period, but I had no option but to persist. The young people count on you. You have to try and convert the negative energy into something constructive. ‘I have to pursue my project’, I thought, ‘I have to do all I can to prevent such situations in the future.’ It was only when I had returned to Belgium that I felt the impact. I would go for a drink and hear friends talk about the shares they had just bought, while my own hands were still sticky with blood, as it were. That was a difficult period. I barely slept; I was very emotional … It turned out to be post-traumatic stress disorder.”

      Making a difference ~ and softens some of my hardness against Google. Can Google succeed in becoming benevolent instead of Rehoboam (Westworld)?