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Yaelle commented on Cloud Memories

I hope to see what this becomes Carol, totally fell in love with the idea. I asked one of my friend who is a high school teacher if there was any potential to include as a students' assignment project to foster integration. I also wonder if international business schools would be interested - just spend all of last year doing an MBA with 89 exceptional people coming from about 45 different countries. We put in place something we called "culture talks" to get to know each others' culture better, how to operate in another work and social environment. Cloud Memories would be an amazing way to make this even more personal and immersive.

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Yaelle commented on Cloud Memories

Hi Carol, great idea! My mother is a kinder garden teacher in Switzerland which is many times the first interaction that foreign kids have with any school system. The children are between 4 and 6 years old when they join the class and many of them do not speak French (the official language at my mother's school). This could be an amazing way to get kids to engage first with their parents to create the Cloud Memory and then with the class to use images and share despite the lack of common language.

I would even imagine thematic clouds such as food-related, where you would go for a walk with your parents back home, etc. This way, the multicultural backgrounds of all children would find a common ground and it would be kids easier for kids (and their parents) to share and integrate. This is a beautiful way to recognize the uniqueness of everyone's culture and bridge them together.

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Yaelle commented on Bottles for Smiles. One for One

Great idea! It makes the impact of recycling much more tangible and immediate. It would be important to somehow link the beneficiaries' habits with the program, foster recycling in the community so they also become ambassadors (such as what you described with Susan's situation).