Ikigai = more joy
Better Me provides a way to break the cycle of physical and mental poverty, using the concept of Ikigai.
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that combines the terms iki, meaning “alive”, and gai, meaning “benefit”. When combined, these terms mean that which gives your life joy, meaning and purpose.
Our theory is, that by supporting young people with particular education, training and life-skills, we support the development of a wholesome person (self-responsible, compassionate and curious) who is “unleashed” from any limitations – free to dare, free to dream and empowered to build an independent life full of joy, purpose and harmony (Ikigai).
This, in return, creates a ripple effect of positive change for their surrounding communities and for the world at large.