Hugo the Humanitarian

May 2019 | SEE News

By Alaina Livingston

Former Development Specialist

Just the other week, I received an email from a teacher in New York who leads a TED-Ed club, which is a branch of the TED organization. She sent along the video of a speech one of her students prepared on preventable blindness. He spoke about why the world should be talking about it and the ways in which we can all make a difference. I was inspired by Hugo’s passion and poise. Following his speech, Hugo was able to raise $44 for SEE in his auditorium’s lobby.

Each time I watch Hugo speak, I find myself reinvigorated to the cause of preventable blindness. I am excited about this next generation of humanitarians, like Hugo, who are inspired by SEE’s mission and are dedicated to making a difference in this world. Please take a moment to see Hugo’s talk for yourself. If you do, I’m sure you’ll find a tear or two to spare.

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