This week I spoke in Mexico City in Spanish about One Laptop per Child to USEM (Spanish link; English link). USEM is an organization of business owners that use Christian principles for social good and has 26 chapters throughout Mexico. The members support a wide range of social projects related to children, family, education, entrepreneurship and the environment. It is especially enjoyable to speak to like minded people and I would like to thank USEM for the opportunity to speak to their members.
The members of USEM recognize that to achieve social change there are three requirements:
- the will to make a meaningful change
- the capital to carry out the program
- the scale to make a significant difference
Implicit in my three requirements for social change is a recognition by USEM that the private sector cannot wait for the government to address all the social issues.
USEM is the Mexico branch of Uniapac, a worldwide organization of business owners in 25 countries devoted to social change through Christian principles.