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The No Shoe Index: Exploring Wealth & Poverty

How do we define wealth and poverty? Is it the number of shoes we own? The amount of money in the bank? TEDxUNO speaker Susie Louis shares her experiences in Madagascar, a country where these definitions become complex.

Susie Louis is the Founder and Director of Conservation Fusion, an international NGO with a mission to: Educate to build and strengthen our World. Her work spans the globe with a focus on the island of Madagascar. Susie has launched multiple community based education programs and at four sites in rural Madagascar and in Senegal. The Conservation Fusion team is exploring new ways to educate, empowering communities through hands on, inquiry-based education resulting in action to promote the balance between people and endangered species and ecosystems.

In 2014, she constructed the Dream School, followed by a teacher’s quarters, school library, lunch program and girls club. Passionate about teamwork and collaborative efforts, her body of work is the result of connections with diverse partners to include zoos, universities, non-profits, schools, engineers and government agencies to promote solutions to conservation challenges.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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