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Would you be ready to host a refugee? | Egils Grasmanis | TEDxRiga
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Added Sep 6, 2016
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What questions do you ask yourself after seeing the news about sinking boats full of refugees at the doorsteps of Europe?

Egils Grasmanis and his wife asked themselves if they would be ready to host a refugee. Would you? What would it feel like to have a stranger in your house? Watch Egils' talk and see the story unfold.

In addition to running a board games publishing business, entrepreneur Egils Grasmanis has spearheaded various social activities.

In 2015 he founded the Facebook group “Gribu Palīdzēt Bēgļiem” (I Want to Help Refugees) which has evolved into an active movement, trying to help refugees in Latvia and breaking the existing stereotypes.

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