Design Thinking for Social Good

Design Thinking for Social Good

Knowledge Without Borders™ used design thinking for social good to implement a user-centered solution for a school in a poor district of Lima, Peru.   For several years I represented Knowledge Without Borders™ in a philanthropic project at the Madre Admirable

What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is a dynamic and fluid approach to problem solving that has captured the imagination of innovators in education and philanthropy, as well as entrepreneurs around the globe. Originally focused on the exclusive domain of engineering, design thinking has

Design Thinking and Innovation in Istanbul

Design Thinking and Innovation in Istanbul

  Located on Istanbul’s Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait, Kadiköy is a bustling municipality with a diverse population of more than 500,000 professionals, artists, workers and their families.  Its street markets are stocked with fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, Turkish

Giving 2.0: Creative Philanthropy

Giving 2.0: Creative Philanthropy

In her book, Giving 2.0: Transforming Your Giving and Our World (Jossey-Bass, 2012), Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen gives us a guided tour of the 21st century philanthropic landscape. Arrillaga-Andreessen does not focus on “traditional” giving models associated with large foundations where the

Creating community to serve the poor

Creating community to serve the poor

A Maltese priest, Father Alex Busuttil, works primarily with single mothers and their children in the “old” and “new” settlements in Alto Cayma, a mountainous enclave on the outskirts of Arequipa, Peru. Through mutual respect, flexibility and the courage to

Nourish2Flourish

Nourish2Flourish

Since 2007, Knowledge Without Borders™ has worked with the Madre Admirable School in the El Agustino district of Lima, Peru to provide protein to the neediest students – a program called Two Eggs a Week.  Through the fundraising efforts, the Two Eggs

Two Eggs a Week

Two Eggs a Week

[also available in Spanish] Madre Admirable, a school in the El Agustino barrio of Lima, Peru, serves 1500 students, aged 5-18. The children, who live in pockets of poverty throughout the northern barrios of the city, find refuge in this oasis of learning.

Leaving a Legacy

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elizabeth Kubler Ross Experts in the aging field use the

Global Learning Experiences Change Lives

Global Learning Experiences Change Lives

Bailey Kaiser is a college graduate who majored in Spanish and Sociology.  She applied what she learned in school to a life-changing sojourn in Uruguay.  Originally from a small farming community in Wisconsin, Bailey comments on the impact of international