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Be The Change
Be The Change

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
The participants in this ground-breaking program come from different backgrounds, but hold common values, beliefs and goals. They all want to effect change in our world by helping others.

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About the project

CNN has equipped a group of volunteers with cameras, laptops and a brand new Web site. They will blog and post videos of their lives and new jobs as they fan out across three continents for the next 12 months.

We invite you to find out about the individuals taking part in this program, the organizations who are sponsoring them and the people they are helping.

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Lizzie Cameron
Lizzie Cameron

Lizzie, the daughter of two teachers, may call on inherited skills when she works with local children in Tanzania.


Cassie Phillips
Cassie Phillips

Cassie is in Battambang, Cambodia, where she will work with underprivileged children from the region.

Vimlendu Jha
Vimlendu Jha

Vimlendu, founder of Swechha -- We For Change Foundation, will be working to tackle India's environmental problems.


Josh Macabuag
Josh Macabuag

Josh is taking his engineering knowledge to Jozini, South Africa, where he will help to build a new sports complex.

Phonchan Kraiwatnutsorn
Phonchan Kraiwatnutsorn

Phonchan (Newey) is the director of Youth Venture, which supports social development for local youths in Thailand.


Jennifer Staple
Jennifer Staple

Jennifer is head of Unite For Sight, and will lead volunteers to Ghana and India to take eye care to areas in need.

Make your own change

Are you are interested in following the example of our Be The Change participants? Why not visit some of the following charitable organizations for more information.

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