The Sarah Collins CV

The Simple Things - - LIVING -

1969 Sarah is born in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. 1984 Joins the ANC. 1985 Ar­rested for chal­leng­ing the apartheid gov­ern­ment at a po­lit­i­cal fo­rum. 1995 Starts tourism com­pany, African Horse­back Sa­faris, with friends in the Oka­vango Delta. 1999 Starts Planet Oka­vango with six lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. 2004 Founds Take Back The Fu­ture, an eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment pro­gramme for women in 700 com­mu­ni­ties across south­ern Africa. 2008 Gets in­volved in the for­ma­tion of Women For­ward, the first women’s po­lit­i­cal party in South Africa. 2008 Cre­ates the first Won­derbag.

2011 The Guardian re­ports on the Won­derbag at the UN con­fer­ence on cli­mate change, known as COP17. This leads to an in­vi­ta­tion for Sarah to speak at the Eye on Earth sum­mit in Abu Dhabi, a meet­ing with Jane Goodall, and a part­ner­ship with Mi­crosoft. 2018 There are 1.5 mil­lion Won­derbags be­ing used across the world: 2,000 jobs have been cre­ated, and the Won­derbag is used in places such as the Bidi Bidi refugee camp (in Uganda), the largest refugee set­tle­ment in the world.

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