Daniela Papi: Changing the Way We Give

Daniela Papi

Daniela Papi

This month on Voices of the Cliff Douglas is joined by Daniela Papi, cofounder of PEPY an international non-governmental organization working to provide and promote quality education in rural Cambodia. Daniela’s experiences over the last 6 years as Executive Director of PEPY provide energetic and earnest guidance on overcoming the challenges of starting an educational development organization, quickly moving through setbacks, and leading with passion. 

 

Listen to this Podcast (30.5 Mb, 42:16) — Program 7 –June 17, 2011

Podcast Outline with Time Codes

  • 00:00 – 00:35 — Intro
  • 00:36 – 01:02 — The Challenge of Doing Good with Money
  • 01:03 – 01:25 — Daniela Papi’s Biography
  • 01:26 – 07:01 — PEPY and PEPY Tours: Their Development and Evolving Vision 
  • 07:02 – 08:35 — Engaging and Building Trust with Community and Government
  • 08:36 – 10:30 — Power and Financial Dynamics of Aid
  • 10:31 – 12:47 — Creating a Sustainable Organization
  • 12:48 – 14:12 — Finding and Growing the Right Expertise
  • 14:13 – 18:49 — Today’s Interactive Cambodia that PEPY Operates in
  • 18:50 – 21:16 — Daniela’s Evolution as an Entrepreneur 
  • 21:17 – 21:48 — Recap
  • 21:49 – 24:50 — Using Anecdotes and Stories in Measuring Systemic Change
  • 24:51 – 26:15 — Role of Passionate Leadership and Organizational Change
  • 26:16 – 29:00 — Dealing with Naysayers
  • 29:01 – 30:17 — Building Success from Quick Failure / Quick Recovery
  • 30:18 – 32:41 — Lessons Learned for Education in the West
  • 32:42 – 39:56 — Conscious Living / Conscious Giving
  • 39:57 – 41:18 — Changing the World by Coming Alive
  • 41:19 – 42:16 — Sign-off

Daniela Papi’s Biography

An economics graduate from New York State, Daniela Papi is convinced of education’s power to affect national development. She has already established a non-governmental organization (NGO) to improve Cambodians access to schooling. Now she sees the “voluntourism” business as the next step to grow her development enterprise.

Daniela herself has long been an enthusiastic traveller, right from the time she took a “semester at sea” programme with other American students in 1998. Stopping off in several developing countries during the 100-day voyage, she began to appreciate the educational opportunities she enjoyed. She also started to consider how she might bring similar chances to less wealthy people in poorer countries.

Contact Daniela at http://lessonsilearned.org/contact-info and on twitter at @danielapapi. 

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