Interviewing students after the GECKO class
We just got back from a three-day trip in Yangshuo in South China, where we joined Morgan Parker and his team of Wheel2Wheel. Wheel2Wheel is an independent non-profit organization created to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to grassroots projects throughout Australasia.
We were invited to participate as to present our GECKO program in the school in Yangshuo and discuss our challenges and needs. The Wheel2Wheel team showed a great commitment to their mission. Adventurer Morgan has a tough journey of 20,000 kilometers ahead with 10 countries and 10 charitable organizations to visit.
We decided to choose Yangshou as a location for meeting Wheel2Wheel. because the town is an example of a place which needs conservation and promotion of eco-tourism. Besides, the beautiful mountains provided a stunning backdrop for film, which will turn Morgan's journey into a TV series.
For us Greennovators, was really great being back in Yangshuo and seeing how the city cleaned up since our last visit in 2009. We noticed much larger interest among students and teachers of Yangshuo Vocational Technical School, and were continuously invited to come back again, and to permanently integrate the GECKO program into the curriculum.
The Wheel2Wheel journey and persistence of the team working behind it is just another indicator that combining business skills with social potential can challenge old paradigms and make a big change happen. Stay tuned for GECKO's TV appearance.
In class with Morgan Parker
Greennovators with adventurer Morgan Parker