July 28, 2011, 05:37PM
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What are your favorite Inspirations, Concepts, Conversations or Moments on OpenIDEO over the last year? Share them and tell us why they are meaningful to you. Find out more...
"Social impact" means different things to different people. Share your thoughts on what social impact looks like in your community, or interview friends, family and experts to get their opinion. Find out more...
Connections for Impact
To achieve social impact in our local area, we need support. Share your favorite examples of services, platforms or people that help connect us with the resources and information we need to realise our ideas. Find out more...
What have we missed? Use this Mission to help us explore examples and stories that don't fit into one of the previous Missions. Find out more...
Try It Out
Take a concept or issue from a past challenge and try implementing it in your local area. What worked? What didn't? Then share your story of real-life implementation with us. Find out more...
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Ghanasan.comI don't know how I discovered ghanasan.com, but it inspired me to learn more about OpenIDEO and eventually contribute. Ghanasan.com
As a mechanical engineer, I was particularly inspired by the Ghanasan Project, which was a realization of the Sanitation challenge. I was interested in using my engineering skills to make a positive impact, but few of my peers seemed to share my interest, and the opportunities locally were limited. At the Ghanasan blog, I found engineers with skills similar to mine doing great work to help people in the third world and was reminded that I CAN use my skills to make an impact. I wanted to learn more about their work, and eventually found openIDEO. Here, I discovered I can use so much more than my engineering skills to help!