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Horyou Documentary Screening

A REFLECTION:

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” -Kofi Annan

ACTIONS: Recently, the Horyou team started a new initiative in the United States by visiting universities in New York and California. The first school visited was the Tisch School of The Arts at NYU, followed by Chapman University and the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (downtown LA and Orange County). It was very rewarding to experience the understanding and enthusiasm of students regarding the importance of social networking with a purpose.

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We had the opportunity to discuss and share different views on the use of social media in todays modern World. Questions such as: How can the creation of positive content facilitate the process of social commitment via social networking? To what extent is social networking creating a positive impact in society, locally and globally? Students were diving in! They shared their thoughts and aspirations, but they also discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead when using technology for good.

THE FUTURE: The sharing of knowledge, exchanging of ideas, conversation starting, and the promotion of social good are a fundamental part of what Horyou promotes. In the coming year, Horyou is planning to explore the world of academia by sparking innovative conversations among students and youth regarding social networking with a purpose, when applied to a cross-cultural setting in different fields of expertise.

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Each presentation aims to explore this concept, while creating space for open discussions and the exchange of ideas, creativity, and much more. Horyou wants to encourage younger generations, to become involved with technology in constructive ways, while promoting and reciprocating knowledge and sharing ideas.

MORE TO COME!

Horyou considers this initiative a valuable exchange. Therefore, the team will continue on a global sphere, bringing social networking with a purpose to the classroom. More news to come!

Horyou Screening California

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On the March 4, the Horyou team participated in the Entrepreneurship Week in one of the major universities in Lausanne, Switzerland. The HEC Lausanne, also known as the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, is one of the major campuses in the city, with 13,000 students.

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The Entrepreneurial Week gathered around 45 startup projects from students and professionals alike who were eager to showcase their ideas to a young and receptive public. It ranged from Internet startups to food-and-beverage startups and emphasized that innovation is at its best in the midst of a young, vibrant crowd.

The Horyou stand included two screens displaying documentaries and the platform. The team got the opportunity to speak to students and some professionals to introduce Horyou as a way to present their ideas to a large audience with similar interests in doing good in their community.

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