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TEDxRC2 - Alberto Cairo - Scraps of Men Do Not Exist

Alberto Cairo is the head of the ICRC's orthopaedic program in Afghanistan. He's spent the past two decades in this war-ravaged nation -- far from his native Italy -- helping more than 100,000 Afghan landmine and accident victims learn to find the strength within themselves to not only walk, but also to hope, again.??In a country where the disabled are generally given pity but no rights, Cairo found a way -- through micro-loans, local employment solutions and home schooling -- to give tens of thousands of disabled Afghans a job and a sense of dignity and pride. ??At TEDxRC?, he shares with us his wish for overcoming the social and physical barriers the disabled face in war-torn communities across the globe. In 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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