Watch “Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!” on YouTube

Another great TED Talk. This one about aid work: push vs pull, preaching vs listening.

Great story about the hippos (aka “hippothomases” for Nat).

Thanks Kyle!

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Categories: Malawi, Volunteering, VSO | Tags: , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Watch “Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!” on YouTube

  1. Reblogged this on Welcome to Zambia and commented:
    Stolen and re-blogged from a fellow VSO volunteer… (Cheers Herman!). It’s a witty reflection on how aid workers think that when they hear of a problem they think they can fix. Simple.
    Sirolli highlights that what is actually needed in the first instance is a listening ear.
    The first story about Hippos in Zambia. Brilliant example… (I still am yet to meet one!)

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  2. Great stuff – very thought-provoking.

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