Here’s an inspiring story to remind us there IS hope for the world. :-)
It’s one young man’s “journey to help the poorest of the poor“. In his own words …
I’m Shawn – a 27 year old Canadian from Toronto. Before starting this project, I was a graduate student on scholarship at Notre Dame University. My life took a turn after I met Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (author of the book “The End of Poverty”) when he came to give a speech at Notre Dame. That speech inspired me to withdraw from grad school, liquidate my savings, and begin this journey to try and make the world a better place – one meaningful difference at a time.
The “Uncultured Project” is the funny name for my unemployed, unpaid, and inexperienced (or “uncultured”) journey to help the poorest of the poor.
You can learn much more about the project on the Uncultured Project website, where you can also find links to connect with Shawn and the project itself through Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
This story is not only a testament to Shawn’s passion, commitment and dream of a better world, but it has also been an inspiration to many other people as well – as you’ll see if you visit Uncultured TV on You Tube. Here is one of the first videos Shawn made in 2006, which shows how his journey started: