#WeAreHere: A Global Pledge for Peace

25 Sep

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of participating in the Mashable Social Good Summit, on behalf of Jynwel Foundation, and joining forces with my friend Alicia Keys as she unveiled the new campaign that is uniting the world for social good, #WeAreHere. #WeAreHere is a movement that understands that social issues don’t exist in…

         

The Next Generation of Philanthropy at Social Good Summit

24 Sep

This week started off in a great way for Jynwel Charitable Foundation as I, along with my brother Szen, participated in the Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City. On Sunday, Jynwel Foundation hosted a roundtable with bright young Millennials working toward social good around the world. I was intrigued by their approaches to…

         

National Geographic: “Plan Will Protect 770,000 Square Miles of Ocean, Working With World’s Governments”

22 Sep

The Society aims to help designate more than 20 new underwater locales as marine reserves in the next five years. “Preserving our oceans is essential for protecting biodiversity,” former President Bill Clinton said as he announced the Society’s efforts at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Monday. “The ocean is the world’s largest natural resource,” Clinton said,…

             

Expanded Commitment to National Geographic ‘Pristine Seas’ Multiyear Campaign/Program Announced at Clinton Global Initiative

22 Sep

This crucial work to save these priceless ocean resources is in keeping with the traditions upon which the National Geographic Society was founded 126 years ago. National Geographic is joined in this effort by partners including the Waitt Foundation, Prince Albert of Monaco, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Jynwel Foundation, the Leona M. and Harry B….

             

Sold Out Social Good Summit Adds Natasha Bedingfield, Caitlin Crosby, Jonathan Greenblatt, Jenna Bush Hager, Bill McKibben, Mayor Parks Tau and Linkin Park to Its Agenda

19 Sep

These speakers will come together in New York to discuss the pressing issues of our time, thanks to sponsors like the film “Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness” and the Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited, which seeks to fund breakthrough programs that help scale and accelerate advancements in global health, education and studies…

                 

Big Data: Let’s Measure its Potential in Kilometers, Not Gigabytes

17 Sep

“Big Data” in medicine usually calls to mind big computers hacking their way through gigabytes of data to find the cures to awful diseases; robotic Ponce De Leon’s searching for the fountain of youth. But as much as we stand in awe of the tools, we should be looking more at how they can be…

         

2014 Social Good Summit Adds Melinda Gates, Alicia Keys, Edward Norton, Robin Roberts & Rick Stengel to its Speaker Roster

15 Sep

…These speakers will come together in New York to discuss the pressing issues of our time, thanks to sponsors like Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited, which seeks to fund breakthrough programs that help scale and accelerate advancements in global health, education and studies in conservation, and the film “Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and…

               

Africa Can Leapfrog Educational Development

11 Sep

It is a tired, old myth that developing nations require decades to catch up to the West. Nowhere is this pernicious myth more true than in Africa, a continent that has leapfrogged nearly a century of land line telephone technology, skipping right to cellular systems. Reflecting on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where leaders from 50 African countries convened…