Derreck Kayongo Set To Promote His Life-Saving Ideology at Upcoming TEDxCharleston Event – The Charleston Chronicle
On Tuesday April 8, Derreck Kayongo will be one of twenty speakers at the 2014 TEDxCharleston Conference held at the Memminger Auditorium. The theme of the event is “Ripple Effect.”
Kayongo, a former child refugee from Uganda, is the founder of the Global Soap Project (GSP). GSP is a non-profit organization formed in 2009 that takes partially-used soap from hotels and repurposes it. The recycled soap is then distributed to disadvantaged parts of the world to be used to restrain the spread of bacteria and prevent illness.
The efforts of Kayongo have not gone unnoticed as he was a recipient of a CNN Hero award in 2011. Now living in Atlanta, he instituted a soap-making factory there and in Hong Kong. Kayongo hopes to expand into the Las Vegas market soon to take advantage of the multitude of hotels in the area.