Quoted from the IREX Community Solutions Program Newsletter:
“IDEAS For Us is based in Orlando, FL and works to develop, fund, and measure solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental and social problems. They build grassroots chapters on campuses and in communities around the world and instruct them in how to solve the energy, water, food, waste, and ecology issues of their local community.
Over the last three years, IDEAS For Us has hosted three CSP Fellows: Stephen Lavalah from Liberia, Evodius Rutta from Tanzania, Tika Ram Poudel from Nepal, and Marcos Fenterseifer Woortmann from Brazil. IDEAS For Us continues to collaborate with them on projects, grants, and programs.
“The CSP fellows are hard workers and have a multitude of stories to share with our students and chapters around the world. We view them as treasured friends.” said Clayton Ferrara, Executive Director of IDEAS For Us.
Ferrara encourages other organizations to host CSP Fellows. “Give and share and build the kind of friendship that spans the barriers of language to forge a brotherhood to bring about a better world. We are very proud to be a part of the Community Solutions Program.”
IDEAS For Us connected Tika Ram Poudel with Waste Management to help implement his follow-on project. They also plan to take their staff to Nepal next summer for a three week partnership project with Tika.”