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Global Cause Days Round out the Social Good Village at Cannes

The first Social Good Village launched last week at Cannes with film screenings, interviews and live performances.  Global Cause Days are also a part of the Social Good Village festivities providing a deep dive into five topics: nature and environment, education, women’s empowerment, climate and innovation for good.

Today takes a look at Women’s Empowerment with a panel including Alexandre LecouillardCarla Ortiz, actress and producer of the film Olvidados, Virginie Cicco  from Tous contre le cancer, Joanne Reay, Director Terra Mater, Rula Nassar, producer and founder of Imaginarium and Aya Al Balushi , the Founder and Managing Partner of SEAT 26.

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Day 2: Social Good Village at Cannes

Featured Photo: Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti interviewing YUAN MA & DAKE DONG, directors of Legend of the Rabbits: The martial of fire (China)

Day 2 of the Horyou Social Good Village was marked by a live performance by Carmen Maria Vega. You can watch her performance that was also live streamed yesterday.

At Horyou Village, there is an exhibition area for NGOs to present their causes and how attendees can become involved in their global projects.

“The non-profit world and its initiatives will resonate in Cannes this year, ” said Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti. “We are very happy to have non-profit organizations from our social network showcasing their contributions at Horyou Village.”

CUI Bao Zhang (NGO stand Paris VIA)
CUI Bao Zhang (NGO stand Paris VIA)

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Social Good Village Opens at Cannes Film Festival

We are happy to be a media partner of Horyou Village, the very first social good village at Cannes Film Festival. The Horyou Village opened last night to great fanfare at Le Grand Hotel.

Chapelier Fou, a traditional electro musical act from France, provided live performances and “Social Good through the Arts” was showcased through five remarkable short films including CNA, Green Bronx Machine, Tous A Table, Amesip, and Ascovime.


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Help Send Books to Ethiopian Schoolchildren

Children everywhere deserve an exceptional education. In fact, it it their right. In Ethiopia, there is a 10-20% increase of school-age children meaning there is a greater need for educational materials.

Bruktawit Tigabu, the award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder of Tsehai Loves Learning, is bringing storybooks to thousands of children in Ethiopia and needs your help. Higher Circle has launched their Opening Books to Open Doors campaign where they are raising $10,000 to provide books for 4,000 Ethiopian schoolchildren.

$10 will provide four books for children in need. Donate now.

Below Bruktawit Tigabu talks about the importance of reading for Ethiopian children.


Photo: Jennifer James
Inforgraphic: UNESCO