Give and Give

Published on June 17, 2014 um 16:57

Summary of your idea

This new service I am proposing is called give and give, instead of give and take. Simply put, this service allows the realization of two things: helping and connecting with people nearby, and help fund initiative in ways other than donation. First part: helping people nearby As an internet application service, how it works is that first, the app allows you to register your abilities. This app will tract your location, and whenever someone nearby needs help that requires your ability, the app will alert you. For example, I would register my ability as English and Japanese language fluency. Say I am at Tokyo station, and someone nearby needs English translation. By using this app, the person in need of help can ask for help through the app, which would alert people nearby like myself, with the required ability. Second part: give and give The service does not end here. The person who helped someone nearby with the help of the app, will be given points. With the earned points, you can use them to contribute to initiatives in crowdfunding websites.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

I believe by making this cycle of give and give, this will bring about an extremely good society, if it can become an infrastructure to change the society.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

I feel that while technology allows us to bypass physical distance with the use of SNS and other communication tools, we do not as much connect with those nearby. People who sits next to us on the train, in a coffee shop, and many more who we encounter everyday. These interactions I believe are really key, and with our talents we can really reach out to others. Additionally, reaching out does not have to be limited to those nearby, nor with money. By helping those nearby, we can contribute to many more, with the collaboration of these crowdfunding websites.

Your profile

I am a very proud citizen of Earth just like all of you, who hopes to change the world for the better. I was born and raised in Japan, and is of Chinese origin, and am extremely passionate about making the world a place where everyone can feel safe and felicity. Regardless of the country we live in or the language we speak, I believe we are all a big family who should look after one another. This idea I have put out is consistent with this belief of mine, using techonology to bridge between us, and alllow for the cycle of compassiona and giving.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

peace-building , environment, education, youth

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July 7, 2014 12:25