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September JudgesWe are proud to reveal our latest round of prolific business, cultural, creative and student judges.
Samantha YarwoodMD Starbucks EMEA
- Business Vote
Everybody has a story..
And after all, aren’t we all the same – we think, we love, we hurt, we need food, we need shelter, and we all bleed. I’ve often thought, we are potentially one step away from being homeless. What if we hit hard times and didn’t have family or friends to look after us, or didn’t have the mental capacity to understand our plight and how to integrate into society. I often wonder when I see someone is homeless – what is their story, how did they get there? If they had the family and friends like I did, would this still have happened? I love this idea, as it tells some stories of the most interesting people you will meet. It gives people a face and a voice that are often overlooked, while educating and investing in programs to change lives. All through the power of storytelling and ultimately brining people closer together. We all long to have a senses of meaning, and this program creates that. Love this!
Nadia BoegliCo-founder and PR and MD of The Changer
- Cultural Vote
People who end up in jail, often remain being punished by other prisoners, their complete isolation and their inability to cope with their own psychological traumas etc. Giving them an opportunity to strengthen their body and mind though yoga and other projects could be helpful in creating the first steps for reintegration into society, hopefully as a better and not worse person.
Amber CowburnStudent at Cambridge University
- Student Vote
The ‘Signs’ restaurant project in Toronto has really stood out to me, which is no easy task from a list of such varied and amazing ventures in the nominations for the better awards. I think a restaurant is a great non-threatening space where deaf people can experience a career they might well have been exempt from otherwise, and it gives hearing people the chance to meet and interact with deaf people in a sociable and novel way. When integration and being educated is enjoyable and social, it will ultimately be much more successful. I would definitely head to Signs for a meal, and think it presents a fascinating dining opportunity that stands out from the normal restaurant experience!
Gijs de KogelMD Oilily
- Guest Vote
There are 7 billion people living on this planet, of which 750 million people are over 60 years. That’s roughly 11% of the world population. By the time we have reached the year 2050 no less than 2 billion people will be older than 60 years. That’s about 22% of the world population. This means a significant increase of people with a great deal of time on their hands not knowing what to do with it.
The founders of fashion brand ‘Granny’s Finest’ came up with a great idea for 65+ pensioners that still want to contribute to society and have a passion for knitting. By asking them to knit the designs of trendy, young fashion designers, you get the best of both worlds: trendy designs that are hand-made. And the money that is generated by selling these fine products, is spent on events for the elderly. A great way to repay the generations that paved the way for us. That’s why my vote goes to ‘Granny’s Finest’.
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