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Empowering underserved communities in the war-affected regions of Sri Lanka – Aravinth Panch – The Green Leadership Series

December 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Three decades of civil war in Sri Lanka caused a massive impact on socio-economy and environmental ecosystems. International aid provided significant support, but imported solutions couldn’t solve fundamental local problems sustainably. So we set out to empower locals to solve local socio-economic and environmental challenges.


Aravinth is a devoted social entrepreneur empowering underserved communities in war-affected regions of Sri Lanka to solve local socio-economic and environmental challenges. He was born at a difficult time when his family lost several members – innocent civilians slaughtered as collateral damages in the civil war. At the age of 14, he escaped the country in fear of becoming a child soldier, for ten years exiled as a refugee, and returned when the war ended almost after three decades. His craving to uphold those who went through the same life experiences propelled him to co-found DreamSpace Academy.


The Green Leadership Impact Heroes series is a partnership between Bridge and Earth Company. 

Earth Company’s flagship program, Impact Heroes, selects an exceptional changemaker in the Asia Pacific who has the potential to realize social change for future generations. Impact Heroes receive customized three-year support including funding ($>100k), marketing support, and coaching to maximize their impact and potential as leaders. In addition to one Impact Hero, Earth Company works with a cohort of changemakers every year as part of an empowerment program.


This talk is online and we will Livestream it at The Bridge.

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Meeting ID: 966 0500 2826
Passcode: 466484


December 9, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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