IDEAS for Us Liberia
I recently returned from the most amazing trip to Liberia with my colleagues from Ideas For Us. Over the course of a week, we traveled to seven countries in Liberia in seven days, meeting tribes, tribal Chiefs, families and county representatives. We met the US Ambassador for Liberia, who was quite surprised about the scope of this project. My colleagues and I held seven IDEAS Hive meetings and fed over 1,000 people. During these meetings we listened to the people of Liberia about the challenges they face and ideated around possible solutions to their problems. We discussed religious tolerance while bringing together Muslims and Christians, speaking out about gender based violence, interviewed almost 100 people and interacted with well over 2,000 people. Here are some of the highlights of this grand expedition.
What is IDEAS For Us?
IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) is an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an accredited NGO of the United Nations. Our mission is to develop ideas, fund action, and scale solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Since 2008, IDEAS has been guided by a vision to contribute to a future where humanity thrives in harmony with nature and in peace with one another. We take action across all branches in the focus areas of: energy, water, food, waste, & ecology. We have branches in Africa, Asia, Europe, & throughout Florida. Through this organization, thousands of volunteers have taken action in over 30 countries around the world and continue to evolve by specializing in helping cities advance sustainability at the local level through environmental projects, community action programs, and eco-enterprises.