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Sophie Zaken and Jessica Hendricks discuss the amazing work of Tzu Chi in disaster relief, environmental protection, and climate action with Steve Chiu, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s Main Representative at the United Nations. Steve Chiu explains how they've managed to mobilize over 10 million volunteers and supporters in 98 countries over the past 53 years to take action to alleviate the suffering of those in need.
Steve Chiu from Tzu Chi
Steve Chiu is Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s Main Representative at the United Nations. In alignment with Tzu Chi’s work in disaster relief, climate action, education for global citizenship, sustainable development and gender equality, Steve works to build relationships, share best practices and develop programs with other organizations to make tangible impacts on the ground, with the mission of alleviating the suffering of those in need. With over 19 years of experience in community based development and local interfaith partnership, Steve seeks to connect the importance of grassroots action to policies that are being developed on the international level.
Read more at tzuchi.us or find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TzuChiUSA/
Air Date: June 18, 2019