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Live with Five Jr in Cartagena

Date: July 16, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Category: Travel Blog

You are too young to know what to do. I know you want to help, but you are still too young.

Do we honestly believe our children are too young to help fix the world’s problems? The team at Big Five doesn’t think so. We demonstrated that on Friday with our first Live with Five Jr event, which was simulcast on Facebook, Zoom and Twitch.

We put a group of children looking for a challenge to fill that summer camp void in charge of a force of police and military. Working with our Kids Kouncil™, Abe in Cartagena was able to give participants a first-hand look at the situation on the ground and gave them the opportunity to make an immediate difference!  The kids made key decisions in real time in a Minecraft-like game setting. And, indeed, they did, becoming the generals leading this mission to deliver food and groceries to needy families. They succeeded in helping the nonprofit Cartagena Unida deliver 1,500 grocery packets to communities in need around the city in just two hours.

A key decision the kids made went beyond delivering food. It led the team on ground to deliver a crib to the home of a nine-week old baby who needed one. It didn’t stop there. Later, more cribs were delivered to homes in those communities. These are the same kids that led us to find ways to help these impoverished farmers as well as introducing the idea of the reusable life straw in Colombia. Now why didn’t we think of that? Because they are smarter than we are!

Check out the video! Big Five is the first travel company to broadcast a live event on the gaming platform Twitch. Don’t worry, we still talked about poop and video games. Now go clean your room (and watch the video).

Live with Five Jr. Season 1 Chapter 1 – level complete. Chapter 2 coming soon.


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