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Julie Forrester

Social Innovation Consultant in London

Empowering Communities

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2017
IN LONDON, ONTARIO @ VOL 2

To bring sustainable change, we must empower others to reach their full potential. Based on working with Ugandan and Bolivian youth and her local work, Julie Forrester shares her philosophy on community development. Because when people are given the opportunity to succeed, they will surprise you.

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BY ROBYN SCHWARZ
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