This Blog is the journey of fulfilling a dream of reaching at least a third of the world’s population through technology, innovation and creativity and leaving a positive impact in the lives of those reached. Although this journey started over 6 years ago, I’ve now made it a lifetime purpose to pursue this will all my heart, skills and passion and dream of the day of reaching that goal of 2 Billion people through activities that I am involved in. You can expect updates from my journey and I will share what are new in the world of technology and innovation that can be used to make this dream a reality. There will still be a strong focus on using technology for community empowerment as I believe this is vital to support the global change agents who will make this dream a reality.

Short Bio of Marlon Parker
Marlon Parker is an Entrepreneur and advocate for using Technology for Social Good. His passion for community development has influenced his work and led to being the founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) a global movement currently having activities in 21 countries. He has been listed as one of the 100 World Class South Africans in 2013, an alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative and honorary faculty member of the International School of Digital
Transformation. During 2014 is was also selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He was the co-founder of JamiiX that was the backbone to one of the largest mobile chat counseling networks in the world with more than 3 million people being reached since its inception. Marlon is also a trustee of the Mxit Reach Trust and his most recent initiative is co-founding the Kukua Fund an early stage investment company seeking to invest in high growth social entrepreneurs in Africa.


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  2. Hi Marlon,

    Have been trying to follow up our meeting at Mobile Brain Bank, email bounced. I told you about an mHealth project I am working on in Uganda. Could you please get in touch?

    Regards, Daniel

  3. impressed every time by his presentations , ideas and projects . Happy to meet you at the 1% club during lunch and thanks for the stimulating conversation and for you to connect with Dennis for his project. Maybe till next time….

  4. I feel that Marlon Parkers work is indeed inspiring and I want to feel part of this work to do good for those less privileged.

    I have been speaking to my university teacher Jorn Messeter who has also been involved in teaching in South Africa and help with interactive design projects.

    I would like to undertake my thesis in Cape town/Johannesburg and help in designing a positive interactive process.

    I look forward to hearing from you

    Kind Regards

  5. Hi Rozina. Great hearing from you and apologies for my late response. I would be delighted to speak to you about the work you intend doing. Jorn is definitely a great person who have done lots of work with RLabs in Cape Town. Looking forward hearing from you.

    Best Wishes

  6. Dear Marlon

    I received your details from Melanie Burke with Brent’s details. I sent a email but at this stage I have not managed to make a connection. I would like to share with you what we are doing at the University of the Western Cape in terms of substance abuse and explore possibilities of collaboration.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

  7. Hello,
    We are in Cape Town for 2 more days with the Unreasonable Institute and we’de love to come visit you tomorrow (friday). Please let us know if that works for you.

  8. Hi Marlon,
    I am doing research for a Masters thesis for Cambridge University on the topic of obstacles and challenges facing social enterprises and social entrepreneurs in SA. Would you be able to give me 30 minutes of your time to get a few insights? I’ll pay for the coffee! warm regards, LB.

  9. Hi Marlon, Im part of a community project that employs over 3000 participants – Work varies from cleaning the environment, school & ECD support, HIV/Aids counselling, Local economic development, Revycling initiaties and the list goes on.
    My inetersest and passion is also to get the youth involved in this initiative through introducing interactive and educational initiatives to them. The website is exciting, but can we look into a way of introducing the same model into our area and community as well?

  10. Hi Craig. Hope you are well and I do apologise for my delayed response. I would be happy to discuss more in the coming weeks and wish you all the best for 2014. Have a great year ahead. Best wishes. Marlon

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