StartingBloc Essay 3 - Naeema Campbell
The following slides include photos of organizations and people that have influenced the way I think about social entrepreneurship. Some might say documenting an experience with photos or videos distracts one from being present but I believe it has caused me to be more observant and willing to interact with those around me.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - StartingBloc Essay 3 - Naeema Campbell
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The following slides include photos oforganizations and people that have influencedthe way I think about social entrepreneurship.Some might say documenting an experiencewith photos or videos distracts one from beingpresent but I believe ithas causedme to be moreobservant and willing to interact with thosearound me.
The logo above, is that of Brand-Haiti, an organization that I am currently volunteeringwith to help develop a business plan and new revenue streams. BrandHaiti is a non-profit business marketing organization comprised of young professionals and studentsin the U.S. and Haiti that work to re-brand Haiti’s negative image by highlighting thecountry’s strengths and comparative advantages to foster pro-Haitian businessinvestment and revitalize a non-exploitative economy. (www.Brand-Haiti.org)
Ghana Gold: A Corporate SocialResponsibility TourIn 2009, myself and 10 otherstudents traveled to Ghana to learnabout the social and politicianimplications of gold mining. Itincluded visits to AngloGold Ashantimine, Galamsey, an illegal miningsite (pictured at right), GhanaianParliament and a regional micro-finance lender.However, the most awe-inspiringpart of the trip was meeting withthe Galamsey miners who traversedabandoned gold mining shafts insearch of gold.
Kwabeng, Ghana - This photo was taken after meeting with the SinapiAba Trust Lenders whom hadsuccessfully repaid their weekly loan fees. The boy in the foreground was emulating the smile he saw on ourfaces as we boarded our bus to return back to Accra. And despite the photographs the media uses to depictSub-Saharan Africa, this one reminds me that all people deserve their stories to be told with dignity andrespect.
The New Jersey Shore - During Memorial Day Weekend 2011 I visited a local beach with myfamily and was truly inspired by a water vendor’s ingenuity with the device he built in order totransport his water cooler and sell to thirsty beachgoers.
New Orleans, LA – Exploring the French Quarter area of New Orleans it easy to forget that theregion has been forever changed by Hurricane Katrina, The Oil Spill of 2010 and and economicrecession but walking by the Oil Spill Response Claims Center was a subtle reminder that thearea is still healing and rebuilding itself after so much damage.
A Lot to Grow - For the past year I have volunteered my photography skills to document theprogress of the A Lot to Grow Community Garden. Started in 2010, the Community Garden is avolunteer run garden that grows pesticide-free vegetables and herbs to be donated to local soupkitchen and food pantries.