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Aqeel Camal

I’m a 17 year-old designer, problem solver and community builder. I’ve got a tendency to be extremely optimistic about people and the world we live in. I truly believe that everyone has value to add in this world, but the systems of education currently in place don’t help us realise that potential. There are so many issues out there to be solved, and so many people with great ideas who want to make a difference but are not empowered to act on them. I think that if we were able to help young people around the world reach their potential, we’d have generations growing up who interact mostly through kindness, empathy and compassion, while being empowered with the skills to make the world a better place. The thought of such a world is what drives me.

An Incredible Trip to Guatemala, Part 2: Guest Blog by Robin Canfield, Director of Actuality Media

Yesterday was amazing and I am exhausted. Sleeping on a cement floor in a sleeping bag is not comfortable, but it definitely beats sleeping out in the rain showers we heard outside, pounding on the metal roof of the little town’s city hall building where Quetzaltrekkers rented us a space to lay down for the night.

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