Know A Hero: His Name Is Mechai Viravaidya, But You Can Call Him Mr. Condom

A round of applause for Mechai Viravaidya! No, really. The guy's a genius. Since the 1970s, he's been raising the standard of living in Thailand through bold and innovative programs in family planning and poverty reduction — and the results are remarkable. But perhaps the way he's done it is the greatest part of all. Hint: It involves taxi drivers, balloons, monks, Coca-Cola, and laughter.
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ORIGINAL: By Mechai Viravaidya and TED. This TED talk is a few years old, but it's still super relevant. If you wanna learn more about Mechai and the work he's doing in Thailand right now, check out his foundation.
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Nov 26, 2013

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