Combining sociological imagination & inquiry with social creativity and design to effect positive social change and responsible leadership.
WHO WE ARE (OUR VISION):
DRAMBLYS is a non-profit organization committed to positive social change and responsible leadership that works for the promotion of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
We combine sociological imagination & inquiry with social creativity and design to approach, explore, and innovate solutions to emerging social problems. To strengthen local capacity and foster social creativity.
AND WHAT DOES “DRAMBLYS” HAVE TO DO WITH IT?
“Dramblys” comes from the Lithuanian word for “elephant”. Our philosophy and vision has been inspired by the tale of the “Blind men and an elephant”, which illustrates a range of truths and fallacies depending on the perspective we adapt and our subjective experiences. The tale tells us about a group of blind men touching an elephant to find out what it is. Each of them touches different parts of the elephant and then compare their experiences, leading to complete disagreement.
The Elephant story and metaphor challenges us and inspires to think outside the box, while applying social creativity and design – this is our working methodology. We combine strategic thinking and visioning across disciplines to develop new partnerships and collaborations across sectors to foster and support social creativity ventures.