Cornel Hoza

August 17, 8:30am - 10:00am EEST. Hosted at ClujHub

part of a series on Community

About the speaker

Cornel Marian Hoza wanted to change rigid and discriminatory mentalities and to make the world a better place. So together with a few bearded friends he created an NGO: Beard Brothers – a group of young people with initiative, offering their help and support where needed, working for the good of society and finally having fun while doing this. Today, Beard Brothers along with the Sisterhood and the Volunteer Crew grew into a community of over 800 active members all around Romania. Their purpose is to ‘promote and practice a cool way of volunteering, to change mentalities, to break social stereotypes’. In the past five years, Cornel managed to grow a beautiful community of volunteers and in the same time touching many more other communities through their social, educational, medical, cultural and sports campaigns. So far, the Beard Brothers have organized around 80 events in over 20 cities in Romania and 10 cities abroad, with a direct impact on more than 10.000 people who were brought together to make the world a better place. From their first campaign of helping people living in a village with a name resembling their own: Bărboși (the Bearded) to their current campaing of raising money to buy a new ambulance for the local emergency system, Cornel and his crew helped many communities through creative and innovative ways.