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  • 02.16.11

Doing Well by Doing Good

Check out what’s going on with prior Fast Company interviewees, Michael Murphy and Jessica Posner.

Doing Well by Doing Good
Michael Murphy, Mass Design Group

MASS DESIGN GROUP’S Michael Murphy, who was featured as an up-and-coming master of design in October (“Can Design Save the World?”), led his team to victory at the World Architecture Festival’s student competition in November. Competitors were asked to create a model of rehabilitation for cities undergoing transformation; the winning plan proposed a vocational school in Port Au Prince, Haiti, embedded in existing temporary settlements as the city is rebuilt. Says Murphy: “We’re raising money to implement the next steps.”

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SINCE WINNING THE $100,000 Do Something prize, 24-year-old Jessica Posner, founder of Kenya’s Kibera School for Girls, plans to expand enrollment through the eighth grade and has opened a community health clinic. After reading Fast Company’s profile of Posner in October’s “Five Millennials Who Have Done Something,” Aiducation International offered to provide high-school scholarships to 15 graduates annually. Each will receive up to 1,600 euros (about $2,100) per year. “It’s enough to go to some of the best schools in the country,” says Posner.

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