Meet Derreck Kayongo, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Keynote Speaker

Meet Derreck Kayongo, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Keynote Speaker

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From 500 bars of soap a wk to 10MM bars per year, hear Derreck Kayongo's story: @globalsoap @VM_Solutions #VMSummit15

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In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch SummitIn this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:40pm

Name: Derreck Kayongo

Title: Founder

Organization: Global Soap Project

What is your session about?

My session will focus on the power of volunteerism as an avenue of expressing personal consciousness and rebuilding SELF and community. SELF in this case stands for Service, Education, Leadership and Faith in what you believe in. Your Ethos. I would have never been able to build Global Soap Project if it weren’t for volunteers who understood SELF.

Why should attendees care about this topic?

The attendees will hear an amazing story of self-determination and actualization. Born out of a remarkable survival of war story and refugee status, they’ll see transformation into building an organization that is now saving lives all over the world.

The power of events in our lives can either destroy us or become an inspiration locomotive to success. How you can do that is what is at the heart of this session.

What is a professional achievement you are particularly proud of?

Founding the Global Soap Project and building it from my basement. When I started, I was just making about 500 bars of recycled soap a week. Now, we are partners with Clean the World, are going for 10 million bars per year, and are present in close to 90 countries around the world.

To learn more about Derreck, check out his biography on our Summit speakers’ page. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!