Boy using an electric grinder on a post with sparks flying

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.Proverbs: 21:13

Dreams InDeed 2014 Program Achievements

Equipped seven indigenous social entrepreneurs, reinforced five regional networks for their support, and assessed eleven new social entrepreneur prospects with upgraded communications and program management across the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

intersectarian group of students precariously painting a mosque

Coached and documented an award-winning national youth coalition transcending sectarian violence by deploying over 170,000 work days as volunteers in community service and summer camps for disadvantaged children.

Sustained community-based support for a residential community of mentally challenged orphans and over 300 internally displaced families with mentally challenged children, with strategic planning, financial stewardship, and relief supplies.

Strengthened an indigenous grassroots network providing literacy, public health, and organic agriculture education to tribal children in seven Himalayan communities with training on program design, financial stewardship, and servant leadership.

Full classroom of southeast asian, rural school children.

Piloted, edited, and published a values assimilation curriculum with bi-lingual teacher’s manuals and full-color illustrations for distribution in the Middle East and East Africa.

Provided financial stewardship oversight to ensure over 700 children at risk of child labor and premature marriage received a values-based education in a sectarian conflict zone.

Mobilizing Social Entrepreneurship.


In support of social entrepreneurship mobilization, conducted strategic planning research and developed open-source training materials for internet deployment. Networked with board members, advisors, and philanthropists to strengthen European support of Dreams InDeed initiatives in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Contributed to the field of social entrepreneurship with case research commissioned by the American University of Beirut Olayan School of Business; delivering a keynote address at the Mennonite Economic Development Associates annual convention and presentations at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Wheaton College, and Oxford University Saïd Business School; and networking at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

See abbreviated version of address to Mennonite Economic Development Associates:

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