- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have said they would donate 99% of their wealth to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
- Among other things, CZI is seeking to control and eliminate all human diseases, and also improve the quality of education
- The donation is necessary as the couple said that the tools that would help people like teachers and scientist achieve their goals are very expensive
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Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have said that they would donate 99% of their earnings to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). This amounts to over GH¢250billion at the time the idea was launched.
It should be noted that CZI is one that is targeted at using its resources to deal with all human diseases and improve education in the world.
They stated their resolve to put that whopping amount of their income in the project during an interview with CBS This Morning.
Zuckerberg complained about how there are no tools to empower people like scientists, teachers, doctors, who are really in the business of changing lives.
"There are a lot of philanthropies that try to bring capital, right? And help fund important work. But there aren't that many that have the capability to build tools to empower different folks who are on the front lines," he said.
The couple then said that because getting all those tools cost a lot, they would be giving the initiative almost all their wealth.
Chan said that one of the things the initiative is trying to achieve is to map out all the cells of the human body in the proper elimination of diseases.
The biggest social media CEO also spoke about how parenting changes the way one sees life, saying that it makes seeing the world with hope.
"When you're about to have a new child, it's just - you're so filled with hope about how things can go," he said.
Many people are dedicating their lives to works that impact the lives of others.
Just recently, YEN.com.gh reported that People like Nigerian Dr Auwal Abubakar deserve to be featured on a hall of fame for saving lives and achieving an unprecedented feat in the medical field.
Abubakar is the chief medical director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola in Adamawa state. The erudite scholar and surgeon has in the past operated several cases of conjoined twins successfully and brought joy to families who otherwise had no hope.
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