By treating youth living with the problem as experts, EVE taps into local intelligence. By challenging youth to develop solutions to problems they know well, EVE develops a belief system in local brainpower. By getting youth to visit other problem areas and work with youth from different places, EVE rattles their assumptions on what is a problem and introduces diversity of thinking on how to approach solving problems.
This creates new thinking and ideas on how to solve problems. Youth work cross-culturally to develop ideas they can launch as projects and organizations. This changes perspectives and creates long-term cross-cultural relationships of trust.
From there, anything is possible.
Most EVE programs look at addressing one or all of the following areas of risk:
Board of Directors
Jay Godsall, Founder, EVE, Solar Ship Inc.
Patricia Heath, Apple Canada
Matt O’Leary, Idea Bank
Michel Rugema, Solar Ship Inc.
Mei-Lyn Freeman, Microbiologist, China
Bob Kennedy, Solar Ship Inc.