Get to know Karima

 
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Carpe Diem - enjoy the present & live the life you love...

It’s my motto forever !!!! Enjoy every moment as if it was the last and without worrying about  tomorrow! So I follow my heart and build my life step by step, without plan or big (long term) project! Just me and my feelings!

I grew up in Paris where I did a mathematics’ bachelor degree. Then, I went to Marseille to do a Management and Communication Master, with sustainable development option!!! I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but I wanted to be useful and work with values.

I have always done what I’m passionate about whether it be doing animations for children age 3 to 17, creating/calculating carbon footprint and giving advice for SD, taking care of people with disabilities,  managing various teams or organizing projects and events.

Fun, Love & Smile!

I’ve traveled a lot, but always seek for more! I was a volunteer in India, danced salsa in Cuba, took english lessons in Dublin, ate vegan in Berlin, discover Sicily living in a  car and more!!!!

I’ve followed my heart and love brought me to Marseille where I lived for 6 years. I then went back to my family in Paris. Only 2 years ago, I discovered the mountains and Switzerland!

In Geneva, I’ve discovered euforia and the step into action project ! 2 volunteering years later, to develop the project I have become an employee for step Geneva :).  I am also happy to work  for euforia to help them with administration work!

12 moves and 9 years since I left my parents house, it means a lot of homes, lives, friends, experiences, life sortings and discoveries!!!

Take time & Relax...

This year I have decided to stay in the same place the longest possible! After 10 years of  madness and hard work, I choose to take time for myself, and work part-time. I’m lucky to be part of Euforia, where  finally the values I defend are present in my work.

Can’t wait to meet you euforic euforia community <3

seif Business Creation Seminar

seif is holding once again its Business Creation Seminar for Social Entrepreneurship (May 30th, 31st, June 8th, 19th and 29th, 2017). This five-day seminar is aimed at people who have an idea for a social enterprise and want to take it a step further. Throughout a series of workshops crucial issues around the initial phases of founding a social enterprise will be discussed, including business modelling, marketing & communication, and financial strategy and resources. Guest speakers, coaches as well as real-life social entrepreneurs will share their knowledge and experience with those attending the seminar. Future social entrepreneurs will also have the chance to put into practice those learnings by working their own business idea. The seminar will equip you with the tools that you need to successfully start a social business, as well as introducing you to other social entrepreneurs and active members oft he community.

Find further information and the link for registration online. Places are strictly limited.

Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day

The first ever Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day, A Public Expo Showcasing Innovative Solutions focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, will be held on March 24th in Geneva, Switzerland

Exhibitors displaying interactive installations that give the public a up close look at innovative solutions.

Workshops and Hackathons that bring together the diverse sectors and actors (social entrepreneurs, funders, international orgs, and NGOs, companies) to focus their effort on solving real problems and create new amazing viable solutions.

G3iD wants to unleash the amazing potential in Geneva coming from such a rich ecosystem of NGOs, International Organizations, Multinational Companies, Governments, and Entrepreneurs. What happens when the Geneva community harnesses our collective power, radically collaborating to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? That is one of the main questions G3iD will answer.

The Sustainable Development Goals, announced in November 2015 by the United Nations, created a set of 17 goals that include all countries and people to create a sustainable and viable world for the future of humankind.  These 17 goals were co-created and ratified by all UN member states and address big topics that the UN would like to solve by 2030.

G3iD, a Swiss association, founded in June 2016, comprises individuals from several organisations, many working in Innovation labs across Greater Geneva. Innovation labs are where revolutionary innovations and collaborative work takes place. With the SDG announcement of its goals for 2030 being set, a group immediately formed saying that 2030 wasn’t ambitious enough. The group hatched a plan to create an innovation day in Geneva that speed ups innovations to achieve the SDGs.

Come discover our Solutions Fair and Co-Creation factory on March 24th!
More info at www.g3id.org

 

 

>>> You can also support the organizing team — SIGN UP HERE

 
 

Radical Collaboration Retreat

Our first Radical Collaboration® workshop with Malika and Théo, will take place from Friday March 31st until Sunday April 2nd in Brénaz, France (Arrival in the evening of Thursday 30th of March). It is a three day interactive training, which focuses on five skills that are essential to building and maintaining climates of trust and collaboration between individuals, team and within organizations: Collaborative Intention, Truthfulness, Self-Accountability, Self-Awareness and Interest Based Negotiation.

Radical Collaboration® is a guide for individuals and organizations wishing to become more skillful at collaborative relationships. Collaboration doesn't just happen by itself, it requires both a skill-set and a mind-set, both of which can be learned through this workshop.

It will take place in a beautiful farm, renovated in an environmentally friendly way, in the French countryside and will include several sessions outside in nature. Brénaz is at about 1h from Geneva.
This 3 day training includes:

  • Accommodation from Thursday 30th of March to Sunday April 2nd
  • Transport from Bellegarde to Brénaz (Bellegarde is easily accessible from Geneva by train)
  • Local, fresh, vegetarian and organic food
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Facilitation by Malika and Théo, who are certified Radical Collaboration® trainers
  • Radical Collaboration® learning material

In other words, you will only have to worry about learning and experiencing this life-changing workshop, we will take care of the rest.
Max. 12 participants, first come first served!

Love

Malika & Théo

>>> SIGN UP HERE

>>> Website

Support bare Ware (born at imp!act)

 
 

Our dream is to establish a more conscientious way of consuming in Winterthur: organic and packaging-free

At bare Ware you will find goods that are organic, regional and packaging-free – and at the same time avoid creating food waste. We want to establish a revolutionary way of consumption in our store in Winterthur, in which sufficiency, efficiency, sustainability and fairness are the foundation, and the strengthening of the relationship between producers and consumers is the heart. At bare Ware, the ideas and creative solutions come from the “bare community,” which is building this project hand in hand with us. We want to be involved with local shops and organizations as much as with alternative sustainable economic models. Since odd-looking fruits and vegetable are as tasty as the ones complying with the norm, these will be found at bare Ware as long as they are biologically produced. 

Helps us go Packaging free in Winterthur and support our Crowdfunding campaign here: https://differencelab.org/en/bare-ware/

 

 
 

Step into action is back – bigger than ever this summer in Bern!

At the moment, 14 highly motivated young people from all over Switzerland are working together to realize the next step into action event, which will take place in Burgdorf (BE) from the 4th to the 6th of September 2017.

At this step-event, 1500 teenagers are going to go through an interactive parcours to learn more about social and environmental causes, how to tackle them and how they can step into action to make the world a better place. The participants will get in contact with relevant NGOs and sustainable companies, which will be on site.

Keep your eyes open for further information later in the year, if you are interested in participating at the event as a volunteer.