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Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.
CUiB (meaning “nest”) is an innovative board game that aims to enlighten both teachers and kids about global issues, such as migration, climate change, desertification and pollution. While using the concept of birds’ migration, kids are invited to reflect on the usualness of people themselves migrating, while also cultivating a sense of respect for nature.
MakeSense is not an organization like others. It’s an open project built by a worldwide community. Until today, 10 000 Sense-Makers across the globe have built MakeSense all around the world by launching new cities, finding new social entrepreneurs, structuring partnerships and creating new tools! Their main objective is to boost the impact of social entrepreneurs by connecting them with individuals and who support those social entrepreneurs with their challenges. And in order to sustain their social impact, they promote the concept of social business.
MakeSense affiliates organisations are:
MKS Room: recorded events blending live performance and talks connecting art and social entrepreneurship. By using music and culture, our mission is to promote social business and make it accessible to everyone.
Sense Cube: accelerator program for social start-ups using digital technologies to mobilize strong communities and solve social and environmental issues.
Commons Sense: engaging employees on the challenges of Social Entrepreneurs.
Sense School: engaging students on the challenges of Social Entrepreneurs.
StartSomeGood is a global crowdfunding platform for social entrepreneurs, non-profits & changemaker.
The platform was build to help social entrepreneurs, non-profits and community groups to raise the funds they need to make a difference. StartSomeGood provides personalised support to enable campaign creators to launch great campaigns, rally a community of supporters and raise funds to create world-changing impact. The team personally reviews and approves all projects on StartSomeGood.
Social Traders is a specialist organisation based in Melbourne that supports the development of commercially viable social enterprises throughout Australia. They support start-ups and existing social enterprises.
Spark* International is the impact arm of YGAP. Spark* International is finding and supporting local startups that change lives across Africa, Asia and Australia. Since 2011 they have supported over 260 entrepreneurs in 5 countries. Impact entreprenuers in the early startup phase can apply for a one week accelerator progamme where their business models are strengthened and they are equipped with the tools they need to turn their startups into viable ventures.
Indiegogo is a global crowdfunding platform founded in 2008, for individuals, groups and non-profits to raise money online. Indiegogo allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business.
A simple tool. A massive need.
For many, clean water comes with the twist of a tap. But in rural underdeveloped countries, access to water requires hours of walking, waiting in line and heavy lifting. On average, a woman spends six hours a day collecting and transporting water to supply her family’s daily needs. The time spent on this basic necessity keeps many children out of school and prevents women from engaging in more empowering activities and income-generating opportunities.
But there is a simple solution: The simple design of the hippo water roller allows the transport of water more easily and efficiently by placing the water inside its “wheel.” A full hippo roller holds 200 lbs of water – five times the amount possible using traditional methods. But because the weight is borne on the ground, it has an effective weight of just 22 pounds allowing even children to easily manage a full roller over most types of terrain.
This simple tool will change the lives of millions of women and children in rural communities. A single hippo roller carries enough water to meet the basic needs of five people per day. Fewer trips to collect water means women and children can spend their time on productive educational and economic opportunities. It gives them access to better hygiene and living conditions, and it's now possible for families and schools to collect enough water to grow their own vegetables gardens.
Educate-Me is a registered Egyptian non-profit foundation (registration number 8418) that was founded in 2010 and aspires to redefine education in Egypt.
Through a grass-roots community-based and community-driven model, Educate-Me serves underprivileged communities with a vision of giving every child the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enables him/her to have the freedom and opportunity to aspire to their dreams.
Their mission is to improve the state of well-being of financially underprivileged children in Egypt through developing and delivering a self-directed learning program that empowers them to pursue their dreams.
Fagnoon Arts School is a 5 acre art studio giving an open place for anyone to explore their artistic potential. It's one of the few places where bot parents and children can spend a few hours away from the noisy and polluted city. It has become one of Egypt's most popular destinations for young and old, Egyptian and non-Egyptian. Families are allowed to bring their own food and drinks for a picnic. There are different activities & workshops available for children. There is an entry fee of 25 LE per child. Parents do not pay a charge unless they are taking part.