After war broke out in Ukraine, José Andrés, a famous Spanish chef, travelled to the Polish-Ukrainian border. With his team he prepared thousands of meals a day for refugees, supported by local chefs, restaurants, food producers and suppliers.
A Japanese grandma who couldn’t find a game she liked on her smartphone took up programming at the age of 81. After studying for three years she designed a game inspired by traditional puppet theatre which has since been downloaded by tens of thousands of users.
A father who wanted to spend Christmas with his daughter bought tickets for all six flights she worked as a flight attendant so they could be together on 24th and 25th of December while flying around the country.️
When students in Bristol learned that their school’s caretaker hadn’t visited his relatives in his native Jamaica for four years, they collected money for hus air ticket.
For the second time in history, the International Refugee Olympic Team was competing in the Olympic Games. 29 professional athletes forced to leave their homes by war or oppression competed in Tokyo together under a joint flag. They act as a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide and bring global attention to the magnitude of the refugee crisis.
After decades-long efforts polio has been eradicated in Africa. Vaccination has saved an estimated 1.8 million children from being paralysed for life and prevented 180,000 deaths.
Orphaned children in Montreal have been making daily visits to retirement homes, spending time with the residents and for cross generational learning.
Jane Goodall, the British primatologist who has studied chimpanzees and humans since 1960, received the prestigious Templeton Prize for her unwavering scientific and spiritual curiosity. A world-famous toymaker congratulated her on the award by unveiling a special-edition doll depicting Goodall as part of its “Inspiring Women” collection.