Social change designers looking to bring together different worlds to create 1000 social enterprises in hard to reach places. Their pilot took place in Eldoret, Western Kenya with the aim to test whether human-centred design and social enterprise training could prove viable for long-term sustainability and social impact in developing countries. _SocialStarters believe that it’s through social entrepreneurship training that some of the world’s most pressing challenges can have solutions found for them. By now, _SocialStarters runs various programmes for career breakers and career changers (i.e. skilled professionals, freelancers, aspiring social changers) in developing countries such as India, Brasil, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
Ampion enables entrepreneurs to launch businesses in Africa and use technology for innovation. They empower entrepreneurial minds to become successful changemakers in their communities and boost private sector growth for development.
The heart of Ampion’s operations begins with 7-day innovation bootcamps, which take place on the Ampion Venture Buses across 14 African countries. Each Venture Bus is lead by Ampion trained staff, who are accompanied by both expert international experts and mentors. In addition to the Venture Bus and in partnership with Microsoft, Ampion offers an extensive Incubation Program along with mentoring and advisory services.
The Ampion Fellowship, is an international program designed to guide and equip the most promising startups from the AMPION Venture Bus as well as other high potential startups across Africa and prepare them for growth. By bringing together a diverse, experienced and dedicated team of seasoned entrepreneurs, the Fellowship challenges young startups to complete a successful launch of a concept through the provision of structured training courses, mentorship and access to a global investor and advisory network.
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. It was established as a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business in late 2011, in partnership with the Bertha Foundation, a family foundation that works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.
Today the Centre is a dynamic space, with several programme areas in Advancing Social Innovation, Education Innovation, Inclusive Health Innovation, Innovative Finance and ScaleShift with a strong focus on South Africa and Africa.
The Centre also works closely with the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, and the MTN Solution Space which are also part of the GSB.
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.
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.
Familland is a card game, which tackles the complex social issue of families nowadays in a funny and playful way. It plays with diversity, plurality, interculturalism and intergenerationalism of modern families and awakens the creativity of children. Playing Familland will help children to break down racism and intolerance and to create a society with more intercultural ideas.
GROW is passionate about empowering the young in our communities: They do so by providing them with vast opportunities through practical learning. Their objective is to equip them with the necessary skills that will aid them into stepping into their career path or to get them back into the job market.. The programme is aimed at unemployed youth aged 18 -25 years old. The GLA is active at three hubs. RLabs Bridetown HQ, Youth Cafe Rocklands and RLab Iringa Tanzania.
The Hackney Pirates is an enterprising charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people (aged 9-12) in Hackney, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond. They work together with local schools, families and volunteers to deliver unique real-world learning projects in an unconventional learning environment, the Ship of Adventures.
InspirEngage International is a social enterprise focused on developing skills and mindset in people and organisations to help them to do well by doing good. They work with the education sector, business sector and with individuals.
InspirEngage Skills Bootcamp – to awaken ambition in students, to equip them with the essential social and life skills alongside academia and make them more aware of their communities and kindness.
Social Enterprise Revolution – UK’s first complete hands-on social enterprise programme embedded into the curriculum. Through an 8 week Bootcamp programme, they help students turn their area of study into a social enterprise which earns them money, makes a difference to their community and is assessed as part of the curriculum.
Primary Revolution – training 4-11 year-olds to develop their social skills with social enterprise! The young students run real social projects whilst using Maths, Literacy, IT and core curriculum areas.
Startup & Stilettos – the Future is Female – training adult women in an intense 2 month programme (or shorter express version) to firstly sharpen their sense of confidence, their business plans to launch heir own social enterprise and become economically independent.