"On a mission for world peace, health, and environmental sustainability!"
I have worked in the field of public health and preventive medicine for over 30 years with a focus on supporting & improving public health service systems for children & youth with disabilities at the state, natl. & intl. levels. I currently work to develop & implement practical, engaging strategies to help people engage in "3D" compassion (caring for others, self, and the Earth). I serve as Founder, Compassionate Austin; Leadership Team Member, Compassion Games Intl; & Education Program Associate, Charter for Compassion Intl. I'm an Organizer of the OpenIDEO Austin Chapter!!
The Facebook post by Linus Wafula (see the link below) says and shows it all! Linus and his dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to inspire and empower youth in Kenya for peace, green-living, and health.
The Olymp-i-a Challenge is a daily exercise of creativity for peace, green-living, and health. The Challenge engages children and youth in the practice of empathy, intentional awareness and creative expression. We grow stronger in what we practice!
Hi Anil Pattni ! This is amazing! As Organizer of the OpenIDEO Austin Chapter, I greatly appreciate and acknowledge your active involvement in our local Chapter! You continue to bring your expertise to design-thinking in Austin. Your project idea demonstrates that. I love your idea and its contribution to humanity. Your innovation has great potential to change lives for many and move people and communities worldwide to sustainable lifestyles. This project must be supported and be provided means to be successful. We need "all hands on deck" to support ideas that bring more housing, stability, and prosperity to growing populations and simultaneously respect the environment in doing so. Our survival on Earth depends on this! Congratulations on your idea and your hard work in piloting and now moving this forward into further expansion. I wish you all success!
What a fantastic project! As Organizer of the OpenIDEO Austin Chapter, I am excited about your work and the Chapter is eager to continue to lend support to this initiative. You have already collaborated with us to facilitate outreach throughout Austin for the OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge at your recent "Think Global, Act Local" Meetup. Also, your recent participation in the ATX (Austin, Texas) Hack for Change resulted in your "Good Emporium" project being honored with one of the top awards at the hackathon! Congratulations on your social innovation and extensive community engagement and the work you are doing at the grassroots level. It is essential for our global well-being and our very existence that we all join together and work in concert to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Your community engagement strategy is of paramount value to Austin and the model will serve communities globally. The world is in great need of the success of your project! Thank you again!