Let’s celebrate forward-thinking ideas, people and initiatives that create a better now and a better tomorrow!
Because in these challenging times, we believe creativity, solidarity and collaboration should be more contagious than any virus.
This platform aims to inspire people to get through the crisis together using creativity and collaboration in the spirit of solidarity. How can you contribute?
By submitting your own initiative so you can inspire others with your ideas, by sharing other people’s stories in your own network or by getting in on the action using your help, skills, time or tips. Because if we work together, we can move things forward.
Free ambulance service for expecting moms
When the Kenyan government introduced a dusk to dawn COVID-19 curfew, Dr. Jemimah Kariuki noticed increased cases of pregnant women either dying or delivering distressed or stillborn babies. One of the reasons was a lack of transportation during curfew hours. Together with a group of fellow medics, she started the Wheels for Life initiative which offers free ambulance services for expecting mothers.
Retired GP (103) walks a marathon to raise funds for corona research
War veteran Captain Sir Thomas Moore (aka Captain Tom, 100) became world news when he raised millions for the UK National Health Service. He inspired a whole generation of seniors to do the same. Retired GP Alfons Leempoels (103) from Rotselaar, Belgium must be among the oldest.
Bangladesh community radio fights COVID infodemic to save lives
In times of crisis, sound and accurate information saves lives. For the last 20 years Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has been promoting community radio as a means to give people in remote rural areas a voice. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, its work has become all the more urgent.