Platform for Positive Social Change
To identify, direct and facilitate the allocation of individuals' time, energy and skills towards local and global projects that create and support positive social change.
In plain text...
It happens to all of us. We go about our daily lives and observe a situation and think, "Wouldn't it be good if....", but then so often say to ourselves, "Alone I don't have all the time, energy and means needed to make it happen." So we shrug, say "Oh well", and carry on with our daily lives.
Collectively we do have these resources, especially when coupled with the communication ease available today. This site reflects some of the ideas that have sprouted as a result of thinking "Wouldn't it be good if...". By pooling our time, energy, special skills, contacts and, most importantly, our enthusiasm, imagine what we can make happen!
It has been quite a year since the launch of the PPSC one year ago. In August 2013, the Malawi School Building Project in conjunction with buildOn.org was introduced. In the 12 months that followed, the funds required to build the
school were raised, and in early August 2014 eleven Berliners traveled to the Kasungu region of Malawi and worked side by side with the local villagers and built a school! It was an enormously transformational experience for all. See the "School Building" section of this website for some inspiring details!
Charged by the success of the 2014 School Building Project, we are very enthusiastic about now implementing the local programs outlined here under "Projects & Initiatives". By engaging Berlin youth in these programs in 2014 and 2015, we look to foster their community awareness, understanding and self-esteem while at the same time creating a core group of young individuals with whom we will fundraise and build our next school with buildOn.org in 2016.
- Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 - "Share Your World Photography Project"
- Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 - "Youth-Senior Short Documentary Film Project"
- Spring / Summer 2015 - "City & Forest Clean-Up Project"
- Fall 2015 - Launch of the 2016 School Building Project with buildOn.org
Have an initiative of your own? See "Propose an Initiative."