At the beginning of 2011 we started a campaign called Start Something You Love. We kicked it off on 19th January with our big Esc winter party in front of 600 people at Guanabara bar in central London.
We are now following it up with 365 bits of advice from real people who are doing interesting and inspirational things with their lives. And we asked them all the same question:
ESC’S QUESTION: “HOW CAN I START SOMETHING I LOVE?”
If I was to advise someone doing a similar thing it would be to listen to people, never expect that as a westerner we know best.
I try to always take time to listen to people’s advice and especially the local NGO and charity workers that have taught me how to work effectively and sensitively with regards to the social and cultural context.
Also the feedback and ideas from volunteers have been invaluable and with each team, SL Volunteers ethos and projects continue to develop and improve.
Set up her own Charity in Sri Lanka
NOW DO THREE THINGS:
- Watch this video: Start Something You Love: Escape the City…1 year on
- Comment below to tell us what you are going to start this year
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