Voice|Vision: South Africa
(November, 2009)

From June 11th to July 11th the World‘s attention will be on South Africa. For the first time the most popular game in the world will be played at the highest level on the African continent.

SeeChangeGlobal’s goal is to harness the World’s attention on the stories of contemporary South African visionaries.

During the month of January we will travel the South African countryside documenting cutting edge artists, musicians, innovators, and everyday people to create a visual and auditory mosaic of the South African experience.

Melding photography, video, and audio stories, we will present a unique vision of the South African landscape, showcasing the beauty and diversity of the unique cultural and physical landscape.

At the root of our journey will be two questions: What does it mean to be South African, and what does it mean to have the World Cup in South Africa?

See Change Global is growing
(August, 2009)

Here's what's new with us:

We are editing the content generated from our around the world journey. We are looking for individuals to help us produce stories to launch through traditional media outlets and social networks. Are you a writer, videographer, or designer? Get in touch!

We are creating a story about eight young women with dreams of building a motorcycle repair shop to support their families and help rebuild war-torn Sri Lanka. We have established a partnership with a local lending agency, and will launch a campaign to make these young women’s dream a reality in the fall of 2009.

Furthermore, we are collaborating with a local production company, The Invisible Cities, to tell the stories of the marginalized in Africa’s biggest slum from their own perspective.

Four new members have joined our team. We would also like to welcome and thank Meg Ryan, Ridhima Hedge, Abigail McNally, and Prairie Summer for their continued service in building See Change Global.

We are also building coalitions with social change organizations in New York, San Francisco, and with global implementing partners. Stay tuned for many upcoming stories connected to actionable campaigns.

Please contact us if you are interested in being part of our community, we are growing rapidly and would love to integrate your vision into our endeavors.

Please contact us if you are interested in being part of our community, we are growing rapidly and would love to integrate your vision into our endeavors.

See Change Global is now in Kenya!
(January, 2009)

Currently, we are documenting the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai and the Greenbelt movement.

We are also working in the slums of Nairobi to support Kids for Tomorrow, which is working with a local community initiative to provide renewed hope for village children through education.

We also seized this historic moment to document the inaguration of President Obama from a Kenyan perspective. We traveled to Kogelo (view on Google maps), the birthplace of President Obama's father and the current home of 'Mama' Obama, the President's grandmother. While documenting an amazing celebration in this small village we find that many in the country embrace Obama as one of their own.

Launch Event on December 17th - Thank you!
(December 23, 2008)

"Thanks for all the support! The New York web launch event was a tremendous success.

We will be posting from the journey to Africa, which begins the 8th of January. If you know of any great organizations doing innovative work for social change drop a line.

Also, there will be events in San Francisco and Chicago in the coming months, if you want to help or participate email Michael at

I wish you all a happy and healthy new year, may it lead us all to a more promising global future."

Michael Trainer

Click here for photos of the See Change Global launch event (Facebook group)

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