by Joe O’Connell, news @ Northeastern (February 20, 2014)
A group of Northeastern students on a Dialogue of Civilizations program to Singaraja, Bali, last summer had their sights set on making a difference in the lives of the town’s young orphans. With that goal in mind, they developed a proposal for a social enterprise that would provide purified water to local schools and food to a local orphanage.
The young humanitarians named their proposed venture Toya Wirasa, which translates to “watering your shared emotions” in Bahas Indonesian.
Last week, they learned their business plan had been accepted to the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference in Phoenix this March.
The CGI U was launched by former President Bill Clinton in 2007 and convenes students, innovators, thought leaders, and civically engaged celebrities to discuss and develop innovative solutions to global challenges. About 1,200 such leaders are expected to attend the 2014 conference at Arizona State University.
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