Komorabi was founded in 2018 with a mission to make doing good fun. We run both public and private immersive events that incorporate charitable and volunteering elements. Our public events are all currently based in London, however private events can be located throughout the UK and make a perfect alternative to the standard team-building options.
Our name came about from our founder, Maria Lazar, brainstorming names. The words camaraderie and community kept coming up, and suddenly a Japanese word she had always loved came to mind: Komorebi, which describes the appearance of sunlight shining through the leaves of a tree. To Maria, komorebi represented the joy of appreciating your surroundings, noticing nature’s beauty and feeling gratitude. We knew we wanted something unique and catchy, and so after months of meetings without a brand name, we combined the words on the drawing board and officially became Komorabi in early 2017.
The term immersive volunteering may sound longwinded, but in reality it’s simple: immersive events have been around for years, what we’re doing is combining the fun you have on the day with a lasting impact for others through charity and community partners.
Flee spies while spreading some good will around London, defeat the Snow Queen while gathering school supplies for a child in a developing country, the possibilities are endless. Have fun, do good. That’s really all there is to it.
We want to make doing good a part of daily life for young urbanites, rather than a time-consuming thing only some are able to commit to. We know that people aged 20-40 are keen to make the world a better place, but amidst busy work and life schedules – and the constant negatives in the news – doing good can feel out of reach.
Our mission is simple: to make doing good fun, and to make it bitesize. By incorporating charitable acts into our events, we enable people to do good while having fun.
Our upcoming app will centre around the idea of being able to find charitable ‘quick wins’ you can do in your area each day. With repetition, habits are formed, and we see a future where volunteering is as much a part of daily life as going to the gym.
There are also numerous wellbeing benefits for those who participate in charitable activities, so it is as much self-care as it is care for others.
Our founder, Maria Lazar, created Komorabi as a combination of three of her loves and interests: app development, immersive activities, and giving something back to the community. While the Komorabi app is still under development, Maria first bandied together a team of people in 2018 for an event, with a contagious energy that still spurs on the Komorabi team.
DO GOOD. HAVE FUN
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