The solution to end poverty once and for all

The title of this blog might seem unrealistic but believe me when you read this you’ll know it’s possible to end poverty and it has been done in the past but nearly everyone forgot about it.

I want you to think about a situation where you give say a dollar to a homeless person. Is this Dollar making any difference? He’ll take the money and will have a good meal for one or two times and then he is back on the street asking for more money. I’m not saying to stop giving it to them, you should try to help them as much as you can but this change is temporary think of a permanent solution and imagine it for a minute whatever comes to your mind.

Another Reason to Care

Do you think it’s important to look out for one another? Do you like to get involved in your community? And how important is that to your well-being?

“You Get What You Give: The MassMutual 2018 Financial Wellness and Community Involvement Study” is a study conducted by PSB online Sept. 7-28, 2017 using a nationally representative sample of 10,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and above which looks into the intersection of community and financial well-being. In this context, most Americans don’t see a direct link between community involvement and their financial well-being, though 7 in 10 says community involvement is important to their well-being. The interesting find here is that Americans who are involved in more types of communities are less anxious about their financial well- being than those who are less involved. So what does that mean exactly?

Youth Experiencing Homelessness

(Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Life tough? Ask youth who are experiencing homelessness. You will feel blessed because you have so much that others are missing completely.

This morning, at the start of spring and heavy snow, I left for the office at 5 am to supervise our delivery crew unloading the newspapers. That’s how media houses work– they don’t care about the weather or the situation, they do what they are supposed to do. While I was few blocks away from my office, I saw a young man on the street, probably fourteen years old, asking for a change (money) for breakfast.

Here’s to thriving social impact careers!

This article is about building a thriving environment for social impact careers in social impact organisations.

Social impact organisations, problem-solving ecosystems — working at a small or large scale — must function internally accordingly to what they preach externally. Breaking down the systemic barriers standing between people and opportunity is definitely a noble mission to pursue, but when not practiced in-house, It becomes no longer noble but dangerous.

Here is an attempt to create a coherent work environment for the change makers investing their time in your social impact organisations.


Time to Counter the Narrative!

History reveals that religion has been used to construct different narratives, of such narratives many have harmed humanity. Unfortunately, many of the countries have passed through these religious narrative constructions’ revolutions. If such revolution has taken place 50 years ago, when can we say that it was possible, but, if this has happened in last 30-35, then it’s a shame – where religion has been used for lobbying, self-interest, and exploiting humanity.

Let me take you to Pakistan – a country having over 193.2 million people, of them, approximately, 97 percent are Muslims. You won’t believe that this country is prouder of the religious Islamic identity rather than national. Eventhough Pakistan is an Islamic republic country, still it faces national identity crisis because of religious narrative – constructed by Saudi Arabia with the support of some others. This religious narrative where Islam was used to exploit the local people, has ruined Pakistan’s every walk of life.

One month in Boston!

One month is probably not a long enough period of time to have accurate experience insights to share. Yet, here I go!

1. I made it here!

I never thought that I will one day be part of MIT D-Lab’s team in Cambridge, Boston, and here I am. I have the opportunity to be here through Atlas Corps, to be part of this team of smart and friendly individuals, to be immersed in the design for development experience to alleviate poverty in the world, and luckily enough, and to be part of a project taking place in Morocco, my home country!

Oscars 2018 Predictions – Part I

Hello Atlas Corps Community,

It is Oscar Time! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will be hosting the ceremony for the 90th Edition of the Academy Awards this Sunday, March 4th, 2018. I am a passionate fan of the art of filmmaking and this is THE institution for film accolades, especially in the United States. Without further blah, I share with you my Graphic Blog #10 , where I share my predicted winners – and insights – for the 90th Oscars.

Oscars 2018 Predictions – Part II

Hello Atlas Corps Community,

My 2018 Predictions – and insight – continued for the less exciting, albeit equally important – and sometimes more artistry driven – categories for the 90th Academy Awards. I share with you my Graphic Blog #11.

Disclaimer: I do not encourage anyone to engage in gambling, but if you are so inclined I have a solid feeling my predictions are about 93% accurate and they are your best bet. However, I do not make myself responsible for any total or partial loss of stipend due to any sort of gambling. I ( again sadly) do not know anyone within the AMPAS that would give me access to Oscar insider trading, hence these predictions are based purely on empirical knowledge.  I do not have ownership or rights to the promotional posters displayed above.

The Work of Marina Bulavsky

My Graphic Blog #9 is a kaleidoscopic, surrealistic, deeply personal account of an exceptional example of #EmpowerGlobalWomen – A photovisual collage-journey of the amazing global work of #AtlasCorps Fellow (Class 23) Marina Bulavsky, from Russia.

Disclaimer: I do not have ownership or rights to any of the logos displayed above. All photographs were taken by the creator of the piece or have been obtained from open sources.