Thursday Around the World: Opportunities and Legacy
Today’s bag of links features some cool new opportunities for young South African social entrepreneurs, as well as recommended reading or viewing to serve as a reminder of how far we’ve come since apartheid.
1) “The Power of One”
Last night I watched the film “The Power of One”, a movie based on Bryce Cootenay’s novel , which tells the story of PK, a young boy growing up in South Africa in the 1940′s. Whether you watch the movie or read the book, the story serves as a stark reminder of just how far South Africa has come since apartheid. Interestingly, the film was released in 1992, shortly before the system began to be dismantled.
2) Opportunities for changemakers
For you social entrepreneurs or community changemakers out there here are some opportunities for awards, recognition and funding.
3) SA’s Cuba trained Doctors, hope for rural medicine provision?
Thembinkosi Motlhabane is one of 600 SA doctors who were trained in Cuba as part of a bilateral agreement between the two respective companies. Now he’s returned to a small hospital in the rural Eastern Cape to provide medical services to the community.
4) ONION: Obama asks audience why he should bother running for another term.
South Africa isn’t unique in suffering from partisan politics and cynicism. This hilarious, satirical Onion piece has hit the nail on the head on the state of affairs in the US.
5) Feel the need to be heard?
Voices of Youth let you share your story and comment and discuss important issues with other youth.
Another “How-to” from entrepreneur magazine that can provide some food for thought.
And that’s your Thursday around the world segment. Finish the week strong folks!