Need4Peace – ‘Share your thoughts’
Many of us are baffled about the lack of tolerance for our fellow man, but often we don´t have the answer ourselves. Now the problems are stacking up:
from little unnecessary irritations in the street to all-out wars that are even being waged today. Men and women whose freedoms are taken away and live in fear everyday. Children who have to grow up without parents. On top of all that we have a looming food and drinking water crisis, ongoing global financial tragedy and an ever growing environmental crisis. These will no doubt bring about more chaos. In short, it's time for a little change. It's time for NEED4PEACE!
Making work of peace is a heavy burden for a single person. You could even say a sacrifice, but divided among a mass it becomes bearable. So now there are social media platforms emerging where people all around the world can have their say and be heard by a global audience, but the whole phenomenon remains still on the surface. Yet this newest of new media has proven to be very powerful and can even support a revolt, like recently in Serbia, Tunisia and Egypt.
Need4Peace wants to use this powerful medium as an ideal means to increase awareness for the necessity for peace. We want to motivate people and corporations to provide a positive contribution to a more peaceful society worldwide, however small the contribution may be.
Need4Peace is a project by two idealistic online creatives: Jordy Wouters and Patrick Rosema. In August 2010 Jordy came up with a raw concept: a website with photos of people giving the well-known peace sign. Then and there, Need4Peace was born. The gentlemen combined their powers and the concept was developed into what stands today. The idea was to give people the
opportunity to make a contribution to a more peaceful world. Not alone, but together. Many people have great ideas, big and small, but they usually don't have the connections or the resources to execute them. Thus arose the idea of giving companies the opportunity to sponsor peace projects created by random people. Companies may have the means, but they may not always have the best ideas. Need4Peace provides a platform to bring these two parties together and a stage for anyone who wants to show their heart is in the right place.