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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Inspiration at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

My wife, her sister and I visited the Visitor Center of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle on June 2. With a guide headlined, "Every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life," the visitor center aims to inspire as well as to inform people.

The center has features five rooms:

Voices. Visitors can hear from people around the world who support, work for and benefit from the foundation.

Family and Foundation. Visitors can find how why and how the Gates family started the foundation, see examples of how the foundation works around the world.

Partnerships. Visitors can discover how foundation partners are making progress on tough problems globally and locally.

Theater. A rotating program of short videos offers a perspective on the work of the foundation.

Innovation and Inspiration. Using hands on computer and "old-fashioned" tools, visitors can try solving real-word problems and learn more about how people are making a difference.

Check out the foundation website for more information.


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