Soumya Krishnakumar’s social enterprise, The Crisis Project, is helping key workers with messages of support written by volunteers to help spread kindness and positivity during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I want to do things that are meaningful"
Meet the entrepreneur pioneering sustainable fishing in Britain
Any business is only ever as good as the people within it
Just over a year ago, the Prime Minister stood on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street and boldly committed to 'tackle the burning injustices' that impact low income communities. Since that moment a lot has happened, but one thing that has not changed is the existence of the Poverty Premium in Britain.
I was born almost blind with extreme myopia. I was put into care when I was three because of my parents' inability to deal with my worsening eyesight. Life was very hard for me as there was a very real possibility that I would go completely blind by the time I reached 10 years old.
It is becoming obvious why the Ancients saw Pandora with hope whilst all the ills of the world were released around her, hope is the winged possibility needed for us to think outside the box to solve our problems. It's the reminder that we are divine and we've already got what we need to solve our problems when we think creatively (not realistically).
As the campaign trail enters its final week, it is worth looking back at the manifestos released by our political parties and reflecting on what this election means for local places and people. The manifestos from the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives all examined inequality and there was a clear sense that too many people and places are being left behind in today's economy.
Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.
The work of The Possibility Project is never to tell people how to live their lives or what clothes they should be buying, it's simply to demonstrate that there are many versions of doing things. At the heart of what we do is an intrinsic trust in the power of our creative spirit to make great choices for self, and when we do, our greatness will naturally flow into other people's lives.