I have a friend I met over a year ago through Church, we would spot each other around at certain events, hang out and talk about wanting to mix creative talents and careers with humanitarian work. After a few months she moved to Uni to Wales and we spoke less, then last week out of the blue comes an email and she tells me about all the things she has been doing and...its AMAZING!!!
While studying her Architecture course she, with a couple of friends founded a non-profit called:
What Orkidstudio actually is, is an non-profit humanitarian design organization that focus on helping young people and communities, through innovative and sustainable architecture, art and design. They work alongside communities in developing countries to design sustainable infrastructure as well as holding classes and workshop for the children in the villages. They are also developing ideas of creating transient shelters for places that experience sudden physical and political disasters.
Please check out their website and see how you can help, even just by spreading awareness. www.orkidstudio.co.uk
I am actually so blessed to have people around me that inspire me in what they do in helping the poor and needy. Using skills that they have, and used so commonly in Western world to benefit those with less services available to them. It spurs me on in persevering with what I want to achieve through The Bamboo District and I am glad I have people in my life I can learn from.