Social Entrepreneurship July 12, 2020

[Ask IH] Anyone working to help towards global issues(climate change, mental health, cancer etc )?

Gautam Prajapati @brainbreaker

Hey IH!
I wanted to know about communities/products that you're building which are helping with real-world problems like climate change, mental health, cancer, HIV etc.

Would love to connect and learn from your journey of making an impact.

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    I founded Atman, a legal psychedelic retreat. Intentional psychedelic use is exceptionally good for mental health, and has a range of positive downstream effects 🙂

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      Wow, this is amazing. Thanks for sharing. I can really connect to the idea. I'd love to attend one of the retreats personally, but I'm from India, wayy far from Jamaica. :)

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        Awesome! We'd be glad to host you one day if you can make it 🙂

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    Hi Gautam,

    I'm super passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth.

    Personally, I think remote work can be an engine to help with UN SDG 8.

    Check out the about page last section here - https://www.prospercircle.org/about

    Look forward to hearing from you.

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      Oh, nice. Thanks for mentioning SDG 8. I've already been through your product ProsperCircle, just didn't see it this way before. Will connect to you personally some time.

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        Looking forward to it.

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    I'm growing a curated network of coaches/mentors who care about social justice and equity and support developers like me to grow in a more compassionate and balanced way.

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      What sort of help does developers need from mentors to have a more compassionate and balanced life?

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        Good question Leo.

        On the surface Actionables mentors still help developers with program/tech problems.

        Since mentors/coaches are PoC, allies, have lived abroad, etc. they can also help us be more aware of the larger picture, the impact of our work on others.

        At the moment, I'm growing the network of coaches and mentors from my personal connections and their connections. These are individuals whom I admire and respect for how they balance work, life and community services, not solely based on their work achievements alone.

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    I'm currently building an app that helps people develop positive habits backed by evidenced based lifestyle medicine and to educate people about the healthy ways to live in 5 minutes.

    It's a struggle since i'm learning to code but it's been a great journey so far!

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      Wouldn't be possible to do with no-code? Are you coding to learn a new skill?

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        Personally I do want to learn coding because it will seem good as a new skill, but I think the app would need to be coded.

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          If you want to learn a new skill, coding your own app seems like a good one

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    We are helping people with Avocation to establish healthy habits to improve their life. People already reached out to us, letting us know that our app helps them dealing with depression for example, which is incredible!

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      Wow. Improving people's lives, which is the aim of social enterprises. It must be the best feeling

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    Trying to with buildfor.org! Happy to connect.

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      @shashank is looking for help from developers. He's building a free platform for covid centric teams post their projects

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    I’m not currently, but also would love to hear from IHers doing this! You might get more of the right eyes in this post if you move it to the Social Entrepreneurship group 👍

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      That makes sense. Moving from community building to social entrepreneurship.