Written by Sahithi Divi as told by Viya Qu
Social Entrepreneur, Peripatetic ( person who travels and works ) Business Consultant, Sustainable Development Goals Influencer
Born in the facet of democratic far sight , Viya as a child often searched for liberating role models. Divided between boundaries of inbound and regulated society , she wished to be validated as a child. Drawing bridges to the journey of a little girl from China who is today a social entrepreneur who lives out of a bag. Her purpose is to connect and inspire in order to understand herself better through every travel or person while making an impact as a social entrepreneur.
My conversation with Viya is a collective insight and experience of more than 25 countries she travelled solo. After travelling for nine months , making every new place her home she was drawn back to China. She explained that the meaning of success is being taught to majority of the people in a rigid culture, which makes everyone go for money. This creates a wide gap between education, self discovery, global awareness and sustainable productivity. Social innovation means simplification concretely. She headed back to China for establishing her start up which broadly educates children about Sustainable Development Goals using collaborative platforms.
Acquaintance of diverse cultures broadened her spectrum of acceptance and also supported her in creating a globally relatable and scalable solution to enlarge the affect of SDGs to students at a young age for maximised impact. She also partnered her travel with volunteering experiences to understand social fabrics in stimulated conditions.
When asked about the safest countries to travel , she emphasises that safety is entirely based on self awareness. Although in her travels she found Europe and Lebanon compatible to external safety conditions still one has to be conjunctionally careful, she says. For her, the hardest thing to let go is the feeling of exploring the untapped.
She continues that, letting go is the greatest part of living out of constant travel but at the same time leaving one place is an opportunity to discover. Automating her learnings for a larger purpose, plants the motivation to move forward with conviction for her. Viya is looking forward to her Indian chapter in order to attain Yoga certification and also to conduct events for promoting SDGs in Indian schools.
Viya states that network , knowledge sharing and collaboration are open solutions for creating an effective ecosystem to lay foundation for newer learnings included with equal and sustainable future. Solutions can be as simple and power as creating awareness.She aligns her work majorly to SDG 4 and SDG 17 . Defines Gender as no biological limitation/ nothing, Democracy as a freedom of speech and Love as actions, acceptance and opposing your ego.
Written By Sahithi Divi as told by Viya Qu ( source: http://www.impactscientist.com )