Join us for BedTalks Florence
The Student Hotel Florence will host our 6th BedTalks on Thursday June 7. Drop by, connect and get inspired to help us to achieve that ultimate goal: World Peace, via a bed.
We will announce the first speakers, workshops and pop-up program in the coming weeks. Check back on the BedTalks site regularly for updates!
Fatuma Abdulkadir AdanNobel Peace Prize Nominee
Bibian MentelParalympic World Champion
Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan
Adan was born to parents who were from two warring tribes in Marsabit, Northern Kenya. After her training as a lawyer, she returned to her hometown in order to promote peace between the conflicting Borana Oromo, Gabra and Rendille peoples. In 2003, she founded Horn of Africa Development Initiative, a non-governmental organization she uses to foster peace and advocate for education in Kenya.
Through the Horn of Africa Development Initiative, Adan launched a programme called “Shoot to score, not to Kill”, that uses soccer to engage Kenyan youths in advocacy for peace.
In January 2011, Adan received the Stuttgart Peace Prize for “combining soccer and emancipation”. In 2013 she was invited to talk about her work with the Horn of Africa Development Initiative at the Geneva Peace Talks on 20 September 2013. The talks were organised by the United Nations and other groups for the International Day of Peace.
Bibian Mentel is the reigning World Champion Paralympic Snowboarder and Netherland’s Sportswoman of the year. Bibian has battled cancer 4 times and was forced to amputate her leg as a result. Despite losing her limb due to cancer she was back on the slopes within just 7 months. Today this World Champion is fighting for kids with physical disabilities to be able to play extreme sports through her Mentelity Foundation.
#34: Refugee Camps On Lesvos
Made a commitment to fly to Lesvos Greece alongside Adil Izemrane (Co-founder, Movement on the Ground foundation) to photograph the reality of the refugee camps on the island. More about the results: Learn More
#74: Bike Ride Across Asia
Charlie MacGregor supported Jaehoon Cho, a previous student at The Student Hotel, bike ride across Asia to meet inspired individuals and drive awareness to the Stella Foundation, an organization devoted to fighting against depression in South Korea. Watch Video
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