Social media changed Jaz’s life, and the lives of thousands of people she works with.
Not to be underestimated as a tool for procrastination, Jaz O’Hara demonstrates the power of Facebook and Instagram (and other channels), not just through her own crazy story, but through several inspiring examples of the refugees she works with in camps across Europe and the Middle East and how they have been impacted by this amazing resource we all have at our fingertips!
In under a year, Jaz went from her job in fashion in London, to sleeping in a tent in a refugee camp in Northern France, to speaking at the UN headquarters in New York, all after a post she wrote about her first experience visiting a refugee camp in Calais, known as the Jungle, went viral.
After visiting the Jungle camp in Calais in August 2015, the raw and emotional post that Jaz wrote about her experience went viral, with over 65,000 shares. What followed was an immense outpouring of support that has a direct, positive impact on the ground.
This birthed The Worldwide Tribe, a registered charity with the mission to highlight the humanity behind world issues, inspire global community and leave a legacy of positive, social change. The charity uses creative storytelling to bring a personal, human perspective to the issues that people want to know about, while investing in grassroots projects that make a direct difference to the lives of those in need.