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TEDxSantaCruzChange - Peter Laugharn - Helping Africa Help Itself

Peter Laugharn has been the Executive Director of Firelight Foundation since July 2008. Previously, Peter served as Executive Director of the Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), a private foundation that funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development and children's rights. Peter worked for more than 11 years in a variety of roles for Save the Children USA, with much of his extensive experience focused on Africa. As Save the Children's Deputy Director in Mali, Peter helped develop the "Village Schools" model, which promoted access to basic education, girls schooling, and community participation. He was later Save the Children's West Africa Area Director and then Education Adviser for Africa, providing technical assistance for programs in 10 countries. Currently a member of the Council on Foundations International Committee, Peter is also co-chair of the Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and HIV and AIDS.This TEDxSantaCruz talk was given at TEDxSantaCruzChange held on April 8, 2012 at Cruzio Internet in Santa Cruz, CA. the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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