Chocolate Innovation: ending slavery & other delicious opportunities for everyone to play

Three years ago on a plane I dreamt about connecting cacao farmers (especially the unpaid youth age 8-17) with kids who eat chocolate around the world — through GAMES. Now everything in that dream is coming to fruition!

EvoBOOSTERIn 2012 I went to Singularity University‘s graduate program to disrupt slavery & bridge gaps in the education supply chain to make sure that everyone on this planet has access to free learning resources. Eddefy grew out of this work and will be releasing public products for free learning in a few months….and we want to put these tools in the hands of cacao farmers worldwide.

Chocolate makers agree! Last week I won an Innovation Challenge award from the Hershey Company & SU Labs to implement skillbuilding, learning and games to change the way chocolate (and happiness) is delivered by this industry.

If chocolate producers dedicate .25% of their profits for one year we can provide tablets, access and learning opportunities to the hundreds of thousands of youth currently working to grow our chocolate. This starts with one company making a real effort to change the system – Chocolate portraitsHershey’s is starting with the CocoaLink initiative to make sure kids are connected and given every opportunity to learn and grow their skills to create new opportunities. We want to do more, and we need your help!

We want every kid to have access to a healthy future and you play a big part in making this REAL for everyone. We need your insight, expertise and support to grow this opportunity.

I believe that this is the way we will end slavery in our food system….and there are more slaves on this planet now than ever before. Our disconnection from the sources of our food is a divide ready to be bridged in fun, playful ways….and you can help make this real NOW.

Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 4.38.04 PMWe are working on solutions through Seeds the Game and Eddefy and we invite you to be a part of this journey.

Today’s the last day of crowdfunding for Seeds, the first series of games designed to connect the people who grow food with the people who love to play and eat it! Your gifts will help us go farther and change the way our food is grown on every continent. Help identify and beat pest challenges, share seeds and grow biodiversity at home and on the farm.

We want to grow a world where everyone has access to lifelong learning, healthy food and seeds to grow on. You can help. http://igg.me/at/seeds is a great place to start if you can share today.

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