Laughter, Excitement at Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship « Skoll Foundation

Via Scoop.itYellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism

It’t not often that, in one night, you get up and dance to Annie Lennox singing live, watch two short films about human trafficking and deforestation, and give five standing ovations for social entrepreneurs who are changing the world. But it all happened tonight at the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship, and it was magical.
You can watch the video above, and hear our newest Skoll Awardees speak of how this award — a three-year operating grant — will help them serve even more of the poor. There was Antonio Meloto and Jose Luis Oquinena of Gawad Kalinga, who build homes and transform slums in the Phillippines. Arbind Singh of Nidan, who helps garbage collectors, construction workers and other laborers get equal rights. Tim Hanstad of Landesa, who secures land rights for the world’s poor. Jim Taylor and Debbie Aung Din Taylor of Proximity Designs, who work in Myanmar selling affordable water pumps that allow them to grow more crops.



About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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