Ma.sa.me / Me.you.us.
Here are three Estonian words for you: ma — “me”, sa — “you” and me — “us”. You can also see the word “same” in there, referring to the thought that at the fundamental level, we are all the same, regardless of our educational background, religion or skin colour.
I believe that creating change takes place from inside out — as Gandhi said, the first step is to start from ourselves (ma). The workshops and trainings I give intend to increase our self-awareness and understand who we are, so we could improve our thoughts, actions and words for becoming a kinder, more compassionate person. With self-awareness, we can build stronger relationships with “the other” (sa), resulting more trust, empathy and stronger connections. Slowly but surely, we arrive at more cohesive and connected communities (me) and thus contribute towards creating social sustainability — referring to “all-inclusive and resilient societies where citizens have voice and governments respond” (World Bank, 2020).
I work with various non-profit organizations and social enterprises that are aligned in the vision and action to create change from inside out, build trust among and between communities, and enhance social sustainability.