Meet Dan, the Challenge:Future Fan

by C:F Team on 14th September, 2010 at 11:06 AM CEST

Today we are happy to introduce our new staff member: Dan Croitoru! Dan is an exceptional youth from the Challenge:Future community. He is a vital member in the C:F Youth Advisory Board as well as in the finalist team, VIP Romania, in the 2009/10 competition year. You can also catch a glimpse of him in The Future Book. C:F is thrilled to have Dan on board. And without further ado, let's get to know more about him:

Dan, you have shown to be truly an analytical thinker as well as a burst of energy for your fellow C:F summit participants. Tell us how would you be using your strengths to create an innovative habitat for global youths in C:F?

In order to create an innovative habitat for our Global Youth in C:F I will start by searching for the members of C:F community that I believe can create an impact and also have viable and creative ideas and I’ll stick to them as much as possible. I'm fond of open collaboration and the outcome of masses should and will provide a better result than the sum of individuals. A few minds together think better than a few minds alone. The second thing is passion for the work I do and for what I enjoy doing. I think this is one of the most important issues, to feel good and have fun while you remain focused and motivated in reaching your target.

Tell us a story or an episode in your life that you draw inspiration from and that made you to ultimately decide to join C:F for the cause of a positive vision for the future.

There are two types of people: those who do good and those who do not focus on doing good. And there might be a third one: those that don’t care and live in their own world. Either way, you, me, each person has to decide on which side it stands and where to invest the energy we have. The story I want to tell you is about Romania and the indifference of people and authorities regarding the environment. The region where I come from is the second county in Romania when speaking about the land covered by forests, or at least it used to be. Because of the lack of regulations and the greed of authorities, entire forests that have been cut both by authorities and even people living there. One day I was hiking in the mountains and I reached a point where I could clearly see the disaster: entire sides of mountains and valleys had the trees cut. And by talking to some people in ‚the system’ I found out that this is not an isolated case but a mass phenomenon. It’s such a nasty feeling knowing that by the time people will wake up it will be too late.

What is the achievement that you are most proud of up to this moment?

There have been a few times when I was proud of my accomplishments and myself. Also there have been times when I looked back and thought I did not accomplish much, I did not do enough for society, for me or for my family. Depending on the perspective, I am right both times. The thing that I am most proud of up to now is the fact that I made my parents a really big and pleasant surprise by sending them on vacation for their Silver Wedding (25 years anniversary). I think this is the one to mention because it was something I had planned starting a year before and also it has been a real surprise for my parents. Non the less I regard it as the accomplishment that I’m most proud of because it involved my family, my parents and I care a lot for them.


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Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

Hey ... nice to know about you buddy... specially your achievement.. !! :)

its seems from your personality that you enjoy the work you do..
basicallly those people who are living in their world also basically doing good work.. atleast they r not coming on the way of peope who are doing good... ;)

ya i agree few minds work together then things can be done better, ...

btw... at the end let me say congratulation to your parents because they have Dan with them.. :)

14th September, 2010 @ 12:10 PM CEST

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra | Action team

Hi there!

Interesting story. I like a lot your achievement :-) You are a true leader Dan, keep going ;-) and congratz!!


14th September, 2010 @ 1:00 PM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

Hooray for Dan! You are thE awesome!

14th September, 2010 @ 1:33 PM CEST

Bulent Duagi

Bulent Duagi

Keep up the great work, my friend!

14th September, 2010 @ 2:48 PM CEST

Damjan Obal

Damjan Obal

... and that "coffee" of ours is getting closer and closer ;) Cheerio dude and welcome among us!

14th September, 2010 @ 4:47 PM CEST

Jude Christoper  Roxas

Jude Christoper Roxas | Action team | CF Chapters

Congrats to Dan! :D

I hope that I can join you all sooon! <3

15th September, 2010 @ 7:41 AM CEST

Tanase Anca-Manuela

Tanase Anca-Manuela

Congratulations, Dan! :)

I always admired your enthusiasm and I believe you deserve all this!
Keep up the good work!

P.S.: Note that Dan is a modest guy and, although he has many great achievements (VIP Romania & not only), he highlighted only the personal ones. Congratulations again!

15th September, 2010 @ 11:19 AM CEST

Lucian Croitoru

Lucian Croitoru | Action team

It is very nice to read the thoughts of a person who I have known for 23 years now.

Dan, with no doubt your entire family is very proud of you.

Congratulations and good luck with your work!

15th September, 2010 @ 12:07 PM CEST

Maria Alexandra Tusa

Maria Alexandra Tusa

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

Congratulations, Dan! Keep up the excellent work! :)

15th September, 2010 @ 10:43 PM CEST

Krste Kostoski

Krste Kostoski | CF Chapters

Good luck and loooots looots of success!!!

16th September, 2010 @ 12:12 AM CEST

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