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Impact Stories (Public)
June 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open for the Public on June 4th here at SingularityU Nordic, as we welcome four impact rockstars to share their Impact Stories with the community.
Time, 16.00 – 18.00ish
Hear from Deepak Ramola, Roopam Sharma, Shahira Amin, Victoria Ibiwoye
Open Networking and Conversation
Address: Titangade 11, Copenhagen 2200, Moonshot Café room
Practicalities: Be ready to listen, and of course network and mingle with your peers. We’ll provide happy hour beverages and light snack food.
Deepak Ramola is the Founder & Artistic Director of Project FUEL. An organisation that collects life lessons from people of all ages and backgrounds around the world and designs them into interactive activities and workshops. Deepak started Project FUEL at the age of 17 and has been teaching age groups 4-96 for past 7 years. From victims of human trafficking in Nepal to middle school children in Afghanistan to refugees in Europe, Deepak has been able to benefit more than 60,000 people all over the world. Project FUEL has also been featured as an educational innovation in the database of “Center for Education Innovations”. Deepak, is a United Nations speaker, two times TEDx speaker, an educator, a writer, actor, lyricist and a gold medalist in Mass Media studies from the University of Mumbai. As a lyricist, Deepak has written songs for films like ‘Manjhi, The Mountain Man’, ‘Time Out’, ‘Dear Dad’ and ‘Wazir’. He recently featured in the fifth season of the hit show “The Dewarists”.
Hear Deepak’s TED Talk, “Everyone has a life lesson to share” –
Roopam Sharma is an Indian Scientist and innovator creating Social impact through disruptive technological inventions and solves perennial problems. He is the youngest person ever to be recognized as one of the top innovators under 35 by the MIT Tech Review for the year 2016 and was awarded the Gifted Citizen Prize – the Nobel Prize of Social Innovation in 2016. He recently has been bestowed upon with the National Youth Award, the highest youth honor in the country by President of India for his contribution to the field of national development and social service through research and innovation in the year 2018. He is best known for his work on Manovue, the world’s first intelligent personal assisting system for the visually impaired suffer from braille illiteracy and remain unemployed. Manovue combines vision intelligence and internet of things in the form of an inexpensive wearable to deliver a technology that would replace the 200 year old braille language and empower more than 94% of the visually impaired people. Roopam believes that people with passion can change the world for the better and is always inspiring others to bring a positive change and think differently.
Hear Roopam talk on his journey from innovator to award-winning entrepreneur –
Shahira Amin is an independent journalist based in Cairo. Former Deputy head of state run Nile TV, Amin resigned from her position in the height of the 2011 uprising to protest censorship. A longtime contribute to CNN’s Inside Africa, Amin has filed TV stories from the North Africa region including feature stories on minority rights, women’s rights and sectarian unrest. Amin is a board member of the Washington based International Women’s Forum and a cofounded of the Egyptian Media Women Union. She has won several international awards including CNN’s Best news report, Sweden’s Holmes of the Year Award 2011, Spain ‘s Julio Anguita Parrado Award 2012, Global Thinkers Forum Excellence in promoting gender equity 2013 and BMW Foundation ‘s Responsible Leaders Award 2016.
Hear Shahira talk on the fine line between journalism and activism –
Victoria Ibiwoye is the Director of OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning, a youth-led organisation focused on redefining education for disadvantaged children and youth in Africa through activity-based workshops on global citizenship. Since 2013, her organisation has impacted thousands of children and youth through education for sustainable development (ESD)and is now empowering teachers with professional skills and competencies needed to integrate ESD into learning outcomes. Victoria’s influence as an education advocate has earned her a role as the new Youth Representative to the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee, the global coordination mechanism for education goal on SDG-4. She has spoken at several UN meetings and consultations to dialogue with education stakeholders and leaders to priortise education for all.She is also one of nine youth ambassadors of the UN Global Education Monitoring Report on its“Accountability in Education” campaign, calling on governments and education stakeholders to enforce the right to education in practice and national laws.Victoria believes that education can contribute to a new vision of sustainable global development and thus, she spends most of her time bridging education and skills training with employment int he 21st century workforce. She enjoys listening to Jazz music and making new connections.