Erin says, ‘It takes persistent and courageous people to push the boundaries and demonstrate that a different way is possible. You have to pair charisma with someone who is going to really be persistent and do the work.’
Oscar agrees. ‘When we started the journey of inspiring the young people we had some very charismatic people among us, but I discovered that charisma alone was not enough. Because challenging a culture that has been there many years before you were born is not easy.
‘One of the secrets of changing culture is not being afraid to fail. A lot of people do not want to fail. Those who are afraid to fail are less likely to make a shift in culture because it is scary.’
Pranaya says, ‘If you think a door is closing, then there are hundreds of doors that God will open. Be persistent, stick to the vision and believe in your destination - where you want to go.’
Erin agrees, ‘You have to have courage to take big steps and to dream. Take that first risk and see what happens. If it is failure - good! That pushes you forwards.’