Microblog, Part 1 of 6: “The Summit has shown me to see things in a new light.” May 9th, 2014
Written and compiled by Banu Raghuraman
We featured Global ProBono Summit thoughts from Andrea Wong, our president, in last month’s newsletter. Since then, we have reached out to other participants worldwide to find out what they thought of the event. We will be presenting their insights as a microblogging series. Here we present Part 1 of 6.
Monika Broskova represented Pontis Foundation, Slovakia at the Summit.
1. What impact will the 2014 Global Pro Bono Summit have on pro bono in Slovakia?
We are just starting the pro bono initiative in Slovakia, so this Summit came at a very opportune moment. First and foremost, being part of this global network which is run by the thought leaders in this realm, gives relevance and sense of purpose to our mission. Secondly, armed with the information and insights on various pro bono models, their advantages and challenges, we now have priceless ideas on how to tackle our own challenges. Last but not the least, the people I had a chance to meet during the Summit are my source of strength and inspiration.
2. How have you changed personally after this Summit?
The Summit has shown me to see things in a new light, as in the words of Marcel Proust – “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” I would like to use this new insight to make Slovakia a better country through pro bono efforts.
Stay tuned for the next post in this series. We welcome your comments and thoughts on this post.