Challenge

The Light Challenge

 

Support the SDGs!
Take the #HoryouLightChallenge

This world is the one thing we all have in common! By working together, we can achieve great good things for the future of humanity. Change for social good, however, is an everyday endeavor and it starts with you and us to inspire others around us.

To put this idea into practice, Horyou has decided to set up the #HoryouLightChallenge for all changemakers, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals!

As a proponent of the SDGs, our Horyou community believes in the power of positivity and is constantly spreading positive actions and ideas worldwide; and by ensuring international cooperation and inclu- sion, it directly promotes SDG#17.

Be a part of this global partnership and take our #HoryouLightChallenge. All you have to do is choose one SDG, support it with a positive action (see examples below), and share it on Horyou.

Together, we can show the world that every expression of positivity, no matter how big or small, has a great positive impact. Each one of us, in our own way, can be a light within our own community and be- yond. Share your light with the ones around you and the SDGs will be met.

To take the challenge and have a chance to win an all inclusive trip to Singapore and participate in SIGEF18 (or one of our many other prizes*), we invite you to use your creativity and share your social good actions with Horyou.

#HoryouLightChallenge Instructions

  • Create an account on www.horyou.com
  • Create your Horyou Light Challenge post (photo, video or text) on the platform with the one SDG that you have selected among the 17 SDG examples. You can also create your own positive challenge and post it!
  • Share your Horyou post via Twitter, Facebook or any other Social Media with the #HoryouLightChallenge hashtag, along with the hashtag of the SDG that you have supported (ex: #SDG7)
  • Invite your friends to light (watch how lights work here) your post on Horyou
  • Try to get the largest number of lights and win a trip to SIGEF18 Singapore!

17 SDGs challenge examples

Make a contribution to a charity of your choice or directly to a person in need
Prepare your favorite dish for someone who can’t afford to have it
Share a healthy food recipe
Educate / share your educational sources on a topic you’re passionate about
Share an inspiring speech from someone defending gender equality
Share the ways in which you can reduce water waste in your community
Tell us about your favorite source of renewable energy and how it supports sustainable development
Share with us how your job or dream job contributes to sustainable economic growth
Tell us which innovative idea you would invest in
Tell us about the most inspiring action you’ve done to help others
Use your bike or public transport to go to work
Share tips on package free/ second hand/ fair trade and ethic shopping
Sort out your waste for recycling
Pick up the trash on your favorite beach/ lake/ river
Plant a tree
Tell us about your favorite figure promoting peace and justice and post one of his/her inspiring quotes
Share your challenge on the Horyou platform and light your favorite posts

Are you up to the challenge? Go ahead, pick your SDG, engage your friends and be a special guest on the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum in Singapore.

Take the challenge!
Be the change, be Horyou

*Prizes

All Inclusive (flight + hotel) 3 days Trip to Singapore and a free ticket to participate in the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2018) + T-shirt and Bag
A free ticket to participate in the SIGEF 2018 +100 Spotlights + Ambassador opportunity + T-shirt and Bag
…30 Horyou Bags and T-shirts for the 30 remaining most lighted posts
The challenge will be running until June 18th 2018

 

Horyou community is pleased to share an account of its major actions and events in 2017 while it is bracing for more in 2018!

Opening ceremony SIGEF 2017

The clock is ticking and it’s only a few hours before New Year’s Eve and our community is full of joy and excitement, both for the things it has fulfilled during the year that has just elapsed than for the ones it has got in store for 2018. We’ve lived so many things together, we’ve grown and learned from each other, we’ve made new friends and became stronger while welcoming new members and organizations! So, now is the time to remember and the time to look ahead!

Our ever-growing community is our first reason to rejoice! We have now broken the glass ceiling of 250,000 users and 1,500 organizations and attained a full global presence. Horyou is growing stronger in Asia, with a more effective presence in Japan, Philippines, Singapore and India. Yonathan Parienti, Horyou founder and CEO, has spent several months travelling through the region to share our community’s message of social good and to officially launch Spotlight, our global digital social currency for economic inclusion. This was achieved during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, in India to highlight the fact that «Horyou values were more than welcome and that Spotlight can make a difference for many projects, organizations and change makers, in Asia and all over the world», as he put it.

Horyou at the GES!

It is in that context of expanding our community and extending our activities in Asia that SIGEF, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, was organized by Horyou in Astana, Kazakhstan, during the EXPO 2017. A landmark really! Through its several panels, SIGEF fostered the debate on some of the most crucial subjects of interest of our time, including smart cities, future energy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Horyou also led an international and diverse delegation through EXPO 2017, focusing on the importance of clean and efficient energy globally.

And on the 18th of December, Horyou has launched the #HoryouLightChallenge, which aims to call everyone to join efforts in view of a swift and effective implementation of the SDGs. The concept of the challenge is to use social media to spread positivity, as well as social good actions and projects, and create a buzz around the many ways we can act to help the SDGs come true. The challenge is still on; click here to know more about it and have a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to SIGEF 2018 in Singapore next September.

Join the #HoryouLightChallenge!

 

Looking ahead, there is a lot more to come, all of which will be shared with you in the next few weeks. But one thing that you should be already saving the date is SIGEF 2018 will be held in Singapore, one of the most innovative and fast-growing cities in the world. Stay tuned.

Happy New Year!

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Horyou is launching the website www.GreatDoingGood.com, a website dedicated to gathering testimonials from global citizens sharing their views on why it’s great to do good. The campaign supports the Social Good work promoted by the Horyou platform which has over one thousand non-profit organizations on the network sharing positivity everyday. The website presents 64 videos where citizens of the world in various cities answer the question: Why is it great to do good? The aim of the campaign is to inspire citizens of the world to support and spread positive actions. To encourage participation, a game has been established so that once the campaign has a global reach, a winner will be chosen to share $3000 for a personal social good project or action and a non-profit organisation or cause from the Horyou platform. Watch the promo video here !

WHY #GREATDOINGGOOD

Great Doing Good is a campaign to spread positivity and good actions. The idea is that there is a lot of different ways to make a positive impact in this world and everyone can do this through simple actions. The campaign supports the Social Good work promoted on the Horyou platform, where NGOs and members connect on a daily basis to share good news. The campaign takes this positivity beyond the platform and to the streets of different cities of the world by interviewing their citizens on the meaning of doing good. Ultimately, the game prize will serve to support the winner’s personal social good project(s) or action and an NGO of his/her choice so that concrete good actions can come from it.

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HOW IT WORKS

Anyone aged 18 and up can play. By visiting the website participants watch and Light their favorite videos. At any given moment there is a “winning video” amongst them. When the participant Lights the winning video, he/she automatically enters the draw to win $3,000. When the counter on the top left of the screen reaches 1 million Lights, a winner will be chosen from the draw and wins the $3,000. From the $3,000; 1,500 for a personal social good action and 1,500 dollars to donate to an NGO of their choice on the Horyou platform. Horyou platform members and organizations participate with their profiles and their existing Lights. If you are not yet a member of Horyou, you can participate using the five Horyou Lights available on the website. To obtain more Lights and be eligible for the global draw you will have to register to the Horyou Platform.

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THE CHALLENGE

Horyou is organizing a social media challenge in support of this campaign. The #GreatDoingGood challenge involves people sharing a good action on social media and challenging their friends to do the same. We invite everyone to participate through the Horyou App, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and show why it’s great to do good. Simply take a photo/video of a good action you witness or do, share it via the HoryouApp, Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook, challenge/tag two friends to have them post their own good actions and have them tag their friends to keep the challenge going. Finally, always include in your post #GreatDoingGood and the website www.GreatDoingGood.com.

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    Horyou lance le site web www.GreatDoingGood.com, un site rassemblant des témoignages de citoyens du monde entier sur l’importance d’agir pour le bien. La campagne soutient les actions solidaires promues sur la plateforme Horyou, sur laquelle se trouvent plus de mille organisations à but non lucratif qui partagent leurs actions positives. Le site propose 64 vidéos de citoyens du monde venant de nombreuses villes et répondant à la question: Pourquoi agir pour le bien? Le but de la campagne est d’inspirer les citoyens du monde entier à soutenir et partager des actions positives. Pour les encourager à participer, un jeu a été mis en place. Une fois que cette campagne atteindra une portée mondiale, un gagnant sera alors désigné et remportera la somme symbolique de $3’000 à partager entre un projet ou action solidaire personnel(le) et une organisation ou cause à but non lucratif qui se trouve sur la plateforme Horyou. Regardez la vidéo de promo ici !

    POURQUOI #GREATDOINGGOOD ?

    Great Doing Good est une campagne promouvant les actions positives et solidaires. A travers le monde, il y a de nombreuses manières de créer un impact positif et toute personne peut y parvenir grâce à de simples actions. La campagne soutient les actions solidaires promues par la plateforme Horyou sur laquelle les organisations à but non-lucratif et les membres se connectent pour partager de bonnes actions. La campagne va au-delà de ces actions sur la plateforme en s’étendant jusque dans les rues de nombreuses villes du monde en interrogeant ces citoyens sur l’importance d’agir pour le Bien. Le prix de $3’000 servira de moyen de financement pour un projet ou une action personelle pour le gagnant ainsi que d’un soutien financier pour une organisation que celui-ci choisira sur la plateforme.

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    COMMENT CA MARCHE ?

    Toute personne ayant 18 ans ou plus peut participer au concours. Il lui suffit d’aller sur le site Great Doing Good pour regarder et lighter ses vidéos favorites parmi celles qui montrent ce que cela apporte de faire le bien. Une des vidéos est la “vidéo gagnante” du moment, sélectionnée par un ordinateur à intervalles aléatoires. Si l’une de vos vidéos Lightées correspond à la sélection de l’ordinateur de la “vidéo gagnante” du moment, vous êtes éligible pour gagner le prix GDG. Lorsque le site web atteint les 1’000’000 lights, un gagnant(e) sera tiré(e) au sort et gagnera la somme de $3’000 : $1’500 pour une action solidaire personnelle et $1’500 pour l’organisation à but non lucratif de son choix sur la plateforme Horyou. Les membres et les organisations Horyou participent avec leurs profils et leur nombre de Lights. Si vous n’êtes pas encore un membre Horyou, vous pouvez participer en utilisant les 5 Lights Horyou disponibles sur le site. Pour obtenir plus de Lights et être éligible pour le tirage au sort final, vous devrez cependant vous inscrire sur la plateforme Horyou.

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    LE CHALLENGE

    Horyou organise un challenge sur les réseaux sociaux en parallèle avec la campagne #GreatDoingGood. Le challenge Great Doing Good consiste à partager une action positive sur les réseaux sociaux et défier deux ami(e)s qui devront le réaliser à leur tour. Nous invitons tout le monde à participer à ce challenge à travers les applications Horyou, Twitter, Instagram ou Facebook et de démontrer l’importance d’agir pour le bien. Il vous suffit simplement de prendre une photo ou une vidéo d’une bonne action dont vous êtes témoin ou que vous avez réalisé, partager la photo sur les applications Horyou, Facebook, Twitter et/ ou Instagram sous forme de vidéo ou photo. Partagez-la sur ces applications défiez deux de vos amis en les taguant. Ils devront alors eux aussi poster leurs actions positives pour continuer le challenge. Il faut toujours inclure #GreatDoingGood ainsi que le site www.GreatDoingGood.com dans vos publications.

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