Illiteracy

Curing Poverty With Curiosity

John F. Gray | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Our cultural lore suggests that curiosity may claim the lives of a few cats. Moving from lore to a distinct possibility, we really should add poverty to that list. Connecting their theme "Stay Curious" the 2013 Projecting Change Film Festival, is pushing forward the conversation that can't be ignored. Closing the festival with a showing of Girl Rising, the vital importance of educating women around the world lit up the screen. Learning is about staying curious. Education is a key to curing poverty.

'Change Heroes' Sells 'Friend-Funding' To Build Schools, Libraries

John F. Gray | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Recognizing the power of personal connections, Change Heroes has designed their platform around the concept of "friend-funding." The goal of each change hero is to bring together 33 of their friends, family, and co-workers together to donate $3.33 a day for three months which equates to $10,000 which will fund the building of a school or two libraries.