The League of Independent Activists (IndyAct)

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The League of Independent Activists (IndyAct)

Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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Wael Hmaidan is establishing an ethic of social engagement by identifying and promoting “local heroes” to inspire young people and to serve as role models—restoring respect, recognition, and appreciation for those working in the social sector. By creating a network of inspiring local heroes—Wael’s “independent activists”—he will generate environmental, social, and cultural career and volunteer paths, currently regarded as unworthy of respect in Lebanon.

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Wael is engaging young people in challenging social campaigns that reflect the intelligence, inspiration, and commitment they see performed by leading local heroes working to improve the environment, human rights, and more. Seeing a generation of youth motivated by profit, Wael wanted an opportunity to change the current measure of societal success, namely money and power, which he believes have led to the disappearance of engagement and “social conscience.” At the core of Wael’s “social activism” is an entrepreneurial principle: To identify and provide support to local heroes will increase the value of these sectors, where there are few available career choices—motivating future entrepreneurs to accelerate the development of a robust citizen sector.