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My Name My Story

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Inspiring Empathy in Young Leaders

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2011

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Hybrid

Organization Country

United States, CA, West Hills

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United States

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

My Name My Story (MNMS) is a Social Leadership Organization that Inspires Empathy in Young Leaders.

Through Storytelling, Teamwork, Leadership & Service our goal is to develop Students as Empathetic Leaders in their Communities.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

We inspired middle and high school students to be empathetic leaders?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

The "lack of empathy" is the root of most of the challenges of disconnectedness faced by students today. These include: peer harassment, suicide, drop-outs and substance abuse. This lack surfaces later in life when these same students cannot survive in the workplace because they lack the basic skills of empathy & teamwork.

Current programs that try to solve the issue of disconnectedness are ineffective in their ability to engage students.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

My Name My Story, was developed to engage the entire student body, school & community to "Inspire Empathy in Young Leaders" through: Storytelling, Teamwork, Leadership and Service.

MNMS School Club Leaders learn Empathetic Leadership Skills since they operate as micro social entrepreneurs by identifying problems in their school and community, finding solutions, leading teams and reporting their impact.

Hence MNMS focuses its effort on the "cause" of the issues faced by the youth today which is the "lack of empathy." And, through a powerful, peer led program, including our Social Entrepreneurship Camps, we are preparing the youth of today for a connected world where Empathy, Teamwork, Leadership & Service are paramount for survival.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Ex 1: The "moment of obligation" came when we received and email from a MNMS Event Attendee: "when I heard Amit's story I began to question my decision of suicide. My story was't over...thank you for helping me find my purpose to live..."

Ex 2: There is a MNMS School Club in a middle school that serves a very low income segment, troubled homes, financially stressed families, tense & rough campus. But, this school has lead MNMS Activities in their school. Today these same kids have have identified issues in their community that they want to solve. Focusing on solving someone else's issues has made them realize that even though they have problems - when they focus on serving others they forget their own and they are united!

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

In 2013 we have about 400 students, from 11 to 18, engaged from 14 MNMS School Clubs impacting as student body of 13,000+
These leaders have been empowered to identify a problem, find solutions, form teams, execute the plan and even report their impact.
To date, MNMS Stories have been read online from across the world, 25,000+ books donated, 750 toys donated, and Empathy Inspired in students, schools and communities.

We invite you to go beyond the numbers and experience stories of these young changemakers doing incredible things to inspire empathy on their campuses and in their communities, by reading our 2013 Impact Report by visiting:
http://mynamemystory.org/impact-report---2013.html

As we scale the organization, the future impact will be felt in young leaders, schools, communities & governments.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

We limited our growth in 2013 and reached out to 14 MNMS School Clubs with about 400 MNMS Leaders in the clubs, with a reach of approx 13,000 students in 3 states.

In 2014 we will limit our growth to 50 school clubs in 5 states, including our first 2 MNMS Clubs on a College Campuses. We will additionally bring on 6 to 10 MNMS School Club Advisors to support the growth.

By 2018 along with the growth of the organization in the US & International Markets - we want to see that States require Empathy & Social Entrepreneurship taught in middle and high schools through the MNMS Program.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

MNMS School Clubs: Free.
MNMS Leadership Days: Pay Per Attendee. (Currently Active)
MNMS Inspire Empathy Speaking Fees: Pay Per Event. (Currently Active)
MNMS Social Entrepreneurship Summer Camp: Pay per Attendee. (Currently Active)
MNMS Inspire Empathy Day: Pay Per Event (Starting September 2014)
MNMS Curriculum through Education Partners: (Starting September 2015)
MNMS Fiscal Sponsorship: (Currently Active.)

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Businesses, Other.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Although there is no shortage of organizations working in the empathy sphere, we believe here is what makes us special:
- Our goal is to create the Next Generation of Empathetic Leaders by Inspiring Empathy through Storytelling, Leadership, Teamwork and Service.
- Our target market is Middle & High School Students.
- We empower our MNMS Leaders to become "Micro Social Entrepreneurs" in their MNMS School Clubs by introducing them to the concepts of SE.
- Finally, we even offer the Social Entrepreneurship Camp to empower these young changemakers with tools to be in control of their future.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

I am passionate about empathy because I grew up with a speech impediment till the age of 11. Those were some tough years in middle school: comments from students and teachers had eaten up on my self-image. Even though my school had a lot of programs to address issues of bullying, they were ineffective because they represented themselves as an "anti-this" or "anti-that" and students disconnect from such efforts if they are not directly affected by these issues.

In my opinion the "lack of empathy" is the root of most of the challenges of disconnectedness faced by students today. These include: bullying, suicide, drop-outs, and substance abuse.

So as we develop MNMS, the entire focus is to "inspire empathy" and focus on the "cause."

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Julie La Belle - School Club Advisor /
Ra'idah Noohu - School Club Advisor /
A host of Adult Advisors and Mentors that include: Social Entrepreneurs, Educators, Business Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Interfaith Studies & Social Media who choose to believe in the power of the youth!

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On which of the following California counties does your project focus its impact? (check all that apply):

San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, Other.

How does your idea help cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and equip young people to become leaders of change?

The foundational belief of MNMS is that Empathy is inspired through Storytelling, Teamwork, Leadership & Service.

MNMS offers schools to establish a MNMS School Club on heir campus. The MNMS School Club has access to a resource guide that allows them to operate a school club to inspire empathy on their campus.

The School is offered additional programming. For example: Host an Inspire Empathy Keynote or a Inspire Empathy Day on their campuses, the highest level of programming that we currently offer is a MNMS Social Entrepreneurship Camp for Young Changemaker. This is where the students are taken on a journey to identify their strengths, passion and create a tangible action plan to be changemakers in their community.

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Tell us about your partnerships

Ashoka - Start Empathy Initiative.
They are the experts in the field and are a wealth of knowledge.

Peace First
Great resource for activities for young leaders.

Teach for America-LA & KIPP-LA
We have donated books to them and are working on a project for the fall of 2014 to present MNMS to TFA teachers.

Youth Venture
Provide us the fiscal sponsorship.

Challenges

With advice from our mentors we have scaled the program very slowly for the last three years to ensure that our programming did make an impact.
Today we believe that we have the resource & curriculum to inspire young students to be changemakers in the community.
During our presentation at CADA (CA Activity Directors Association) we had tremendous interest in our programming from school all over CA including the counties mentioned.
We have the schools who love our program, are willing to pay for the events. The challenge we faced was having enough manpower to run the program at that scale.

Does your project use any of the following approaches to cultivate community members as empathetic and collaborative leaders?

encouraging philanthropy, creating a safe space, developing emotional competency, building leadership skills, group play, storytelling, collective problem-solving, identifying shared values and differences, instilling courage, enabling action.

Target Age Group(s)

13-17.

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Reciclaje y reutilizacion computacional y electronica

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2011

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Chile, RM, Santiago

Country where this project is creating social impact

Chile, RM, Santiago

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

reutilizáramos la tecnología o basura tecnológica de las grandes empresas para generar herramientas para la educación y sectores pobres del pais

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Debido al avance tecnológico actual, las empresas actualizan la tecnología de sus áreas de negocio en un periodo de dos años aprox. por tecnología nueva,vanguardista y mas potente. Sin embargo aquellos equipos que son remplazados terminan siendo acumulados en las bodegas de dichas empresas generando costo de almacenaje y bodegaje, Recytec soluciona dicho problema a través del reciclajede equipos computacionales, eléctricos y electrónicos.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

1. Reciclaje computacional, eléctrico y electrónico: Apunta a la transformación en materias primas de las 10 categorías contempladas en las RAEE y la rentabilización de sus componentes virtuosos y a su vez la descontaminaciónde sus componentes peligrosos.

2. Reciclaje Solidario: En esta línea identificamos solo el concepto de "Computador" en vez de transformarlo en materia prima extendemos su vida útil por dos años(recuperando y reacondicionando el equipo) para ser colocado o insertado en sectores socialmente vulnerables, carentes de tecnología, transformando lo que para nuestros clientes EMPRESA es basura, en herramientas para la educación y el crecimiento social, acortando la brecha tecnológica de sectores desfavorecidos.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

​Reciclamos desechos computacionales y/o electrónicos de las empresas y las personas, los reacondicionamos y luego los transformamos en herramientas de educación y/o apoyo para sectores más vulnerables. Además, incentivamos el cuidado del medio ambiente.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Customers, Other.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Waste and packaging, Sustainable Sourcing, Inclusive business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Las empresas en ​Chile genera 25 mil toneladas de basura electrónica al año, y se botan mas de 6 millones de celulares al año. Empresas dedicadas al rubro no alcanzan a reciclar mas del 5% de este universo, por lo que hoy en Chile existe un 95% de mercado desatendido. también debemos considerar que ya esta en el SENADO la PROYECTO DE LEY MARCO PARA LA GESTIÓN DE RESIDUOS Y RESPONSABILIDAD EXTENDIDA DEL PRODUCTOR. Que vendría a beneficiar el mercado aun mas.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Con el premio podríamos escalar el negocio comprando maquinaria especializada para el tratamiento y reciclaje de los equipos tecnológicos. Lo que nos permitiría ser el primer reciclador integral de residuos electrónicos y no simples acopiadores.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Como emprendedor he desarrollado el proyecto de reciclaje y reacondicionamiento computacional y electrónico en mi país y he alcanzado premios y logros tales como primeros lugares en concursos de innovación, he sido escogido joven líder en mi país, y embajador de innovación en el mismo.

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The volunteer social network

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2013

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Spain, MD, Madrid

Country where this project is creating social impact

Spain, MD, Madrid

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

HelpUP helps people to get information and find a social project to collaborate. We manage volunteers trought all the projects and help non profit organizations to manage volunteering.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if all social projects where in one platform?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

The dificult to find a social project to collaborate. When is not the money you can spend, is our free time that not coincide with the project dates or the type of help we can offer.
Organizations have a lot of volunteers in punctual periods and the have any some times making more difficulty to manage and develop the project.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

HelpUP guide volunteers trough social projects by location, costs, type of help and so other interest and give them a portfolio of suitable projects where nonprofit organizations need their help.
Nonprofit can manage his costs with more volunteers when needed and increase volunteers cost programs when there is a lot of demand

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our costumers are anyone how is interested in volunteering. This kind of people mostly have between 18 and 35 years old.
The dificulties to find a suitable project to collaborate is the main reason why costumers like our product.
Nowadays we are not investing money in advertisement, we are investing time to contact media and talk about our site and social media. We are looking for economical support to invest in online advertisement to get more users.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Winning the award will help us to invest in development to gain social tools and functionality in the web to manage better the volunteers arround all the social projects we have.
Also advertisement is needed to make international campaigns for worldwide users.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Before this project I had any experience in social entrepreneuship but I formed part of a musical band and we had played is stages in Spain and two edited albums

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HelpUP helps people to get information and find a social project to collaborate. We manage volunteers trought all the projects and help non profit organizations to manage volunteering.

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Imagine, What will we do together!

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

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2013

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Hybrid

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Indonesia, YO, Yogyakarta

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Indonesia, YO, Yogyakarta

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WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Waste and packaging, Sustainable Sourcing, Inclusive business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

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Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

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Are you are a current Unilever employee?

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According to information for our baseline data 90% of the young people interviewed have never save any money for investment purposes. Developing the Coins for Capital Project or Module will motivate a number of our Target audience to save in smaller quantities to start their own business.

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Coins for Capital

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2013

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Organization Country

Ghana, GA, Accra

Country where this project is creating social impact

Ghana, GA, Accra

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

According to information for our baseline data 90% of the young people interviewed have never save any money for investment purposes. Developing the Coins for Capital Project or Module will motivate a number of our Target audience to save in smaller quantities to start their own business.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if you dont excel in your Education

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Figures available from the Ghana statistical services states that about 250,000 youth join the labor force annually; over 42.7 percent of unemployed population are people aged between 15 and 24 years. baseline data 90% of the young people interviewed have never save any money to for investment purposes. 85 % indicated that they do not save because the current financial system did not encourage them to save small amounts.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

This is a campus based business. Student volunteer Daily collectors (SVDC) have been recruited to collect dally saving from clients on .

They have be given three days intensive training on the methodology of the project as well as how to fill the clients savings pass books.

The integrity of the SVDCs shall be granted by lectures to help in traceability.Daily savings is banked. There are four key criteria set for the recruitment of the clients:.interest to start a business .must have a business idea or be prepared to conserve an idea .tenacity to save .Age limit between 18 to 35 years. Targeted schools for the pilot were only three Universities with individual school population of 2,500 which about 70% of the students are clients.

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Employment will be created for 100 unemployed young aged 20 - 35.

900 young people’s savings habit will be Increased by 30% in the pilot phase alone

The project will Mobilized at least GHC 12,000 capital from 100 young people.

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Project inception meeting shall be held, the objective of the meeting will be to solicit support from partners as well as create room for people to make inputs for the successful implementation of the project
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Recruitment of Project Beneficiaries
The project shall only recruited young people within the ages of 15 to 35 who are currently in the university.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

ECONOMICALLY
Coins for Capital has empowered students with economic opportunities

Sales of daily collection cards have earned an amount of GH¢12000

SOCIALLY

We have reduced social vices such as prostition,armed robbering and ....
the interest earn on this project are linked up to other projects to help children access education
Reduction of unemployment in the next future.We have empowered youth with entrepreneurial approaches.

The project has a future plan of activating coins for capital on all campuses in Ghana. More the project has a future plan of partnering with the ministry of Education in Ghana. This will enable the project management team to introduce this business to all University Authorities in Ghana.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Our strategic implementation plan seeks a very long partnership contract with a number of stakeholders. these stake holders include: Enablis Ghana, Ghana Education Service and other organizations.

The project again would want to reach about 50 Universities and other tertiary institutions in Ghana. By 2018 the membership client based for coins for capital business should reach 4000 because most of our clients are the majority on the various campuses.

We hope in five years from now the Coins for Capital will finally migrate into savings and loans company for the public.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The primary source of funds for the project is secured from clients savings. Additionally such family and friends have also invested into the business with an anticipation of getting returns in future. Moreover the business has also floated shares on the pilot campuses for investment purposes. Individuals who also share in the Coins for Capital dream have donated financial resources for the project. The proposal is also on an investment platform

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Other banks are already into saving and loans. But Coins for Capital is different because is focused on the coins which are always misused by our target audience. The project also enable students and our client save in very smaller quantities based on their daily, weekly and monthly incomes.It fosters strategic partnerships by linking the youth who are direct beneficiaries of the project to formal financial institutions for the expansion of their businesses.
The project seeks to inculcate the spirit and culture of savings among young people age 15 - 32

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

A report by the Bank of Ghana in 2013 indicated that more than 85% of the coins produced are not used. Because of the following reasons. Majority of the losses happen in tertiary schools, people feel they are too matured to use ins in their business transactions. As up and coming entrepreneur I took the opportunity to identify this problem and find a solution to it. I believe that the coins for capital project enable individual save their coins for capital and even move ahead to use it for their business in the long run. Initially the idea wasn't appealing to so many Ghanaians until it was piloted for the first phase. It was now seen appreciated by students in particular and about 550 clients have been secured.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

The management team is made up Evans Hokey as the Director who hold a degree in Business Administration Accounting option. Dintie Sule as the Project Director, Doreen Quansah as the head of operation and Beatrice Wilson as Head of procurement. All these persons are working as volunteers for the mean time. The team is planning on a training for all the management team and the Students Daily Collectors. All project management team have degree.

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Coins for Capital shall recruit young people within the ages of 15 to 35 who are currently in the university with the ambitions of starting a business after the completion. These group value the solution because about 90% of our clients recruited fulfilled our criterion which is interest to start a business 2) must have a business idea or be prepared to conserve an idea 3) tenacity to save. We intend to engage other people through 1. capacity building trainings 2. Stakeholders’ updates 3. Data analysis.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The prize money would enable the business to expand from its current status to its intended reach. Most importantly the prize money would also enable the business to acquire its resources for effective execution of its plans. The publicity would also help the business to gain credibility. Publicity will help in creating awareness about core values of the business. We believe that Issues that are of general public interest should not be kept as secret. The publicity would also enable the business to put its information about how to help the populace in the public domain.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

In 2010 I led an Enactus team formerly Sife to draft a five year business development plan for a community who were farmers and fisher folks.

We introduced a new way of using green house technology in their farming which increased their crop productivity by 70%.

In 2012 I gain lead the same team to embark on another entrepreneurial project known as business in Prison. A Project that trained prisoners to make money while in Prison.

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2014

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Nicaragua, MT, San Ramon

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Nicaragua, MT, Matagalpa

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Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

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Sustainable Sourcing, Opportunities for Women, Inclusive business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

no

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

no

A.C.T.S. of H.O.P.E.

Activating Communities Through Service (ACTS) Helping Other People Empower (HOPE):The "ACTS OF HOPE" training program uses QPR "Question, Persuade, Refer" As An Effective Suicide Warning Survelliance System that incorporates action-oriented skills-based and environmental contextualization training

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Hope

Last Name

Holland

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Activating Communities Through Service to Help Other People Empower

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2014

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Hybrid

Organization Country

United States, CA, Campbell

Country where this project is creating social impact

United States, CA, San Jose

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Activating Communities Through Service (ACTS) Helping Other People Empower (HOPE):The "ACTS OF HOPE" training program uses QPR "Question, Persuade, Refer" As An Effective Suicide Warning Survelliance System that incorporates action-oriented skills-based and environmental contextualization training

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if YOU and YOUR COMMUNITY could EMPOWER others by being of SERVICE: educate,empathy,empower: A service training that promotes community connectedness, builds empathy skills, and empowers others by providing pathways of supports, Save Lives: Give Hope

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Lack of knowledge of how to respond to and identify the warning signs of people considering suicide leads to an increased number of deaths by suicide

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Build the safest possible network of support for at-risk youth that incorporates development of the culture to model and encourage identification of, assistance for, students in need by using interventions based on well evaluated and effective programs like QPR to expand the base of knowledge within our communities

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Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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On which of the following California counties does your project focus its impact? (check all that apply):

San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara.

How does your idea help cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and equip young people to become leaders of change?

Using a variety of universal prevention strategies such as public education campaigns, media, newspaper, community based seminars, and any and all methods to educate large numbers of citizens about the need for additional increased prevention information programs, government funding, and community support. Special emphasis on reducing the stigma attached to things like poverty, suicide, mental illness, homelessness, and disability to name a few...with a goal of shifting attitudes towards understanding, compassion, and empathy. The young people are provided skills based training like QPR, "Question, Persuade, Refer", which provides a pathway to help identify and assist persons with thoughts of suicide. In addition to the skills, a model appr

Needs/Offers

Need

School Based System Providers, Community Centers, Corporate Sponshorship, Social Media Partner

Offer

Experienced Trainer/Facilitator; Program development assistance; Mental Health Subject Matter Expert (Peer Driven, local, state)

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Challenges

Does your project use any of the following approaches to cultivate community members as empathetic and collaborative leaders?

creating a safe space, developing emotional competency, building leadership skills, group play, storytelling, immersion, collective problem-solving, identifying shared values and differences, instilling courage, enabling action.

Target Age Group(s)

6-12, 13-17, 18-35, 36-64, 65+.

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For Goods

For Goods is a rewards-based platform that enables nonprofits to grow their volunteer communities, businesses to market their products in a new and innovative way and empowers everyday citizens to become the solution! The short of it: the more you volunteer, the more points you earn to spend!

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Beth

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Bond

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For Goods, LLC

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Rewards-based volunteer platform for Non-Profits & Corporations.

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2012

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For‐profit

Organization Country

United States, IL, Chicago

Country where this project is creating social impact

United States, IL, chicago

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

For Goods is a rewards-based platform that enables nonprofits to grow their volunteer communities, businesses to market their products in a new and innovative way and empowers everyday citizens to become the solution! The short of it: the more you volunteer, the more points you earn to spend!

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

people were rewarded for giving back?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Over the course of one week in our country more Americans tune into American Idol than volunteer in their communities over the course of an entire year!

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Imagine an America where unemployed workers can use their skills to earn everyday products and services that they would otherwise have to buy. Where nonprofits can recruit more skills-based volunteers, manage them more efficiently and reward them appropriately. Where businesses can use a new, innovate way to market themselves to the most loyal consumers on the planet. For Goods is a volunteer-management and commerce platform that works to change the way we're changing this world by sparking civic engagement.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

For Goods makes a difference by making the volunteer experience even more rewarding. Volunteers are matched with 'missions' that fit their preselected cause and skill preferences. When a volunteer completes a mission with their favorite nonprofit they're awarded points. We provide full profiles for all of our users and incentivize profile sharing through social media channels. Volunteers can not only compete with friends to see who can receive the most points but also donate those points back to the non-profit or spend them on everyday items they'd otherwise purchase.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Our platform enables socially responsible companies and nonprofits to expand their volunteer efforts in communities across the country.
To date, we have only used a select number of small Chicago non-profits for an initial beta test. We've seen increased retention of volunteers and higher rates of volunteerism in those nonprofits.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

While our testing has mainly been in Chicago, with the exception of a few Canadian organizations, we plan to impact areas across the US. Nonprofits and companies can either use the public interface for a subscription fee - based on the number of real hours managed through the platform, or choose to purchase a white-label version of the software.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

When we launch, we will offer both public and private versions of the platform for a subscription rate or licensing fee.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

There are several sites including Volunteer Match, Points Of Light, GiveGab and others that match volunteers with opportunities but few that are trying to incorporate rewards.

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San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, Other.

How does your idea help cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and equip young people to become leaders of change?

When more citizens volunteer their time in communities across the country, they begin to understand just how essential they are in the change they're hoping to see. For Goods works to leverage the existing and active communities that nonprofits and businesses have created, to incentivize volunteerism.

Needs/Offers

Need

Funding

Offer

Tell us about your partnerships

While developing the For Goods platform, we have several soft commitments from companies and nonprofits such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Groupon Grassroots, Belly, Bank of America and others. Rather than creating our own network of nonprofits and companies, we see immeasurable value in providing tools to established networks already creating change.

Challenges

For Goods' original concept was to provide an open platform for nonprofits to build their networks and reward volunteers. Over the course of development, we found that most are unwilling to share this space with other nonprofits due to concerns about volunteer/investor poaching. As such, we've pivoted to a SaaS model.
Founded by mother and student, Beth Bond, another challenge which is being met currently is assembling a capable team to run the program and sign on partners.

Does your project use any of the following approaches to cultivate community members as empathetic and collaborative leaders?

encouraging philanthropy, building leadership skills, collective problem-solving, identifying shared values and differences, instilling courage, enabling action.

Target Age Group(s)

18-35, 36-64, 65+.

App Cor Ação

O Cor Ação é um projeto na área de inovação social que usa a gamificação e contribui para os programas de responsabilidade social empresarial. Seu principal objetivo é estimular a doação de sangue, captação de doadores e acelerar o processo de chamada de doadores para emergências.

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Rolling Nature

“Share a Plant Campaign” aims at spreading environmental awareness, and revolutionizing green thinking through green gifting! It calls for sharing a plant- one plant per person! We are involving and encouraging individuals and corporate organizations to participate in this initiative.

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DIBUJO UNO

DIBUJO UNO es un emprendimiento innovador, que aborda la temática ambiental dentro de un marco de "taller de papel reciclado", con el objetivo de crear conciencia ecológica y hábitos de conducta desde temprana edad, siendo los niños retransmisores del mensaje tanto a sus pares como a los adultos.

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2014 American Express Ashoka Changemakers Emerging Innovators Announced

May 21, 2014—American Express and Ashoka Changemakers have recognized 45 innovators as future leaders of social change across North America. Their solutions tackle a wide range of the world’s most critical challenges.

AllNighter

O Allnighter é uma plataforma intuitiva de estudos colaborativa, que possui por objetivo reduzir o tempo em dúvida do estudante, o tempo dedicado fora de sala de aula pelo professor e associar métricas a educação e ao processo de aprendizagem.

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S.C.E. of Social Care "ESTIADES"

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THALIA

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MINAKOULI

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Social Care at home for Elderly, Children and Disabled

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2012

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Greece, AT, ATHENS

Country where this project is creating social impact

Greece, AT

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The Social Cooperative Enterprise "ESTIADES" specializes in the field of social care, contributing actively to combating poverty and enhancing social justice and cohesion in Greece and founded under the Law 4019/11, by providing social services in specific population groups such as the elderly etc.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Old age is not a disease

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

The growing percentage of elderly people creates new demand for provision of long-term care. Age and dependence related conditions (pathological ageing) may require less care in the purely medical sense of the term, but require more care in the social sense, which means relatively lower cost but for a longer period of time. Therefore, the demand for formal long-term care and the period of provision increases.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

In all modern societies, care services for older people have changed their structure in recent years. The range of services has been expanded and supplemented with open care and home care services. There is a continuing shift away from hospital and institutional care. Informal care that is provided by the family and the community, due to the increasing instability of household income and the smaller family size, is weakening and obstructs the stay of elderly people in the family environment. Following the above mentioned approach, we created the S.C.E.of Social Care titled ESTIADES, supporting the effort for easy access to professional alternative services, taking into consideration the wish of the persons to preserve their independence.

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The idea of our involvement in this activity was born from both our own families as well as the families of our friends and neighbors. The elderly, healthy or not, who live alone or with their companions, just need someone to care. For that reason we provide: a) Social Support b) Nursing Care and c) Household Support services. Most of the beneficiaries who have already trusted us, greeted us with enthusiasm as we send Social Workers, Nurses and Family Carers, to visit them every week. The Social Workers combat their depression. The Nurses, support them in maintaining their health and Family Carers help them in their daily chores. In urban areas, the need is huge as the isolation is hidden.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

In 2009 by creating an informal network of volunteers we provided home care services and by 2012 we had successfully supported 62 families, acting more as family members rather than social carers. By Law 4029/2011 we had the opportunity to work in a more organized basis and therefore to create the Social Cooperative Enterprise of Social Care "ESTIADES", participating actively in combat poverty and enhance social justice and cohesion in Greece.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

By obtaining certification we shall contribute to the enhanced quality services for the elderly. Moreover, our professionals will seek on their own initiative the people who need help and we shall set up interdisciplinary social care mobile units in order to expand our activities to more municipalities. Furthermore, we shall establish the "escort" for disabled and the "interpreter" for deaf that will significantly enhance their autonomy and active participation in society. Finally, we will exercise actions for early detection for children that prevent exclusion and facilitate their families.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

All our services are free of charge. All revenues will come from beneficiaries' insurance funds. Our aim is to expand our services in wider population and by the present revenue will be funded the growth of our enterprise. It is of great importance for us, to provide a wider range of services for more people, focusing at their needs. The expand of our services will also increase employment for professionals.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Regional government, National government, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Although there is a clear need to pursue a coherent social inclusion for all in the future, the efforts for social entrepreneurship which is very new in Greece, are already delivering results. The continuing transformation of social care that is conveyed by the new technology makes it possible to respond to social inclusion needs, while presenting opportunities for economic growth. Bridging digital divides and accessibility gaps, translates into new jobs and services.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

ESTIADES is a social cooperative enterprise, created in order to keep unquenchable the sacred flame of the family, such as the Vestales did in ancient Rome. As volunteers, till 2012, we successfully supported 62 families, by providing home care, acting more as family members rather than as social carers. By the Law 4029/2011 we had the opportunity to work in a more organized basis and therefore to create this enterprise with the distinctive title ESTIADES and registration number Γ00280. Our aim is the provision of social services in specific population groups such as the elderly, infants, children, people with disabilities and people with chronic diseases.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

The C.S.E. «ESTIADES» is consisted of experienced, individual teams of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and administrative personnel. The level of involvement of each team is based upon the needs of each project and whether it is full time or part time. The educational level of each team varies (from university to high school). Besides the academic qualifications of the Board of Directors, they are all dedicated to solidarity actions.

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S.C.E. of Social Care "ESTIADES"

The Social Cooperative Enterprise "ESTIADES" specializes in the field of social care, contributing actively to combating poverty and enhancing social justice and cohesion in Greece and founded under the Law 4019/11, by providing social services in specific population groups such as the elderly etc.

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IncludAbility - Perpato

IncludAbility has the mission to facilitate and enable the inclusion of people with disabilities into the business and social environment, so that all involved parties will benefit, serve their interests and increase their profits. by providing customized services to public and private sector.

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Gardening North side

Gardening North side is a licensed landscape contractor and has been providing landscaping, garden maintenance, tree removal services for commercial and residential properties around north shore of Sydney.

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Vladimir

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interclean

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

Serbia, Belgrade

Country where this project is creating social impact

Serbia, Belgrade

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A FabLab is a low-cost digital workshop equipped with laser-cutters, routers, 3D scanners, 3D milling machines, and programming tools, where you can "make almost anything." Despite the potential impact of FabLabs in education, they are mostly focused on adults, entrepreneuruship, and product design.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if you could realize your dreams?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

How often you have opportunity just to play for fun with 3D printers, laser-cutters, routers, 3D scanners, 3D milling machines? How often do you have opportunity just to see how above machines are working? What about training to use above machines properly?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Share your ideas and knowledge and FabLab Serbia will share equipment and training with you. In the case you want to keep your BIG ideas just for yourself - it is also OK, and FabLab Serbia will offer equipment and training to you at affordable price.

Safety 1st: In order to use the FABLAB, everyone must complete and successfully pass a safety module for each piece of equipment and be certified by the staff before operating any of the machines on their own. Given the hazards inherent to FabLabs, fabrication lab managers should be aware of workplace safety regulations set by state government agencies.

What awards or honors has the project received?

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Six to eight week program free of charge (scholarships) that consists of participatory technology-based workshop that brings together group of 25 girl-participants. The participants will be aged between 8-16 years who live in underprivileged areas, mostly Roma population. These include both the training and the implementation of projects that bring knowledge, empowerment and potential for social change within their communities.The workshops involve learning about robotics, electronics, 3D printing and simplified engineering. In addition, the will be extensive use of the FabLab machinery including the laser cutter, CNC milling machines and the electronic sewing machine as part of the weekly activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Teaching people how to use the equipment and finding funding for the labs have been challenges. But it goes to show that you can give anyone some tools and a little know-how and they can show that innovation, invention and engineering aren’t just the domain of engineers.

" The real opportunity is to harness the inventive power of the world to locally design and produce solutions to local problems." Dr. Gershenfeld

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

If we expose children to technology concepts from a very young age, we will be one step closer to developing innovative solutions for the sustainable development.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

I am rely on donations in order to buy machines.

However, to keep things going I am expecting multiple sources of revenue:
-Hourly access, personal production, local production
-Workshops, training, degree certification
-Membership fees & interactive art shows
-Patents and copyrights protection and reselling together with inventor
I will provide training to others to take similar or improve my bussiness model and try to replicate it.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Foundations, NGOs, Businesses, Regional government, National government, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

*Public & Private School Children could see, play and test machines – usually here in Serbia children only have books and computers in school to play with
*University Students e.g. from different areas to check new platform possibilities. As a good high school and university student with the general education and finance background here in Serbia, I have seen CNC machine for the first time at the age of 35!!!
*Entrepreneurs -Includes both young inventors, business creators,
as well as college / university students – often do not have access to machine and /or knowledge at affordable price

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

This is one of these ideas that you could not put out of your head, even in the case people around you do not share the same enthusiasm. The idea to create opportunity for everyone and to support talents (without barriers about level of education, age, sex, wealth etc.) and share technical know-how with the people around world is NOT utopia for me. Great talents are waiting to take a chance to make new breakthrough innovations or successful businesses (e.g. Makerbot)

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Mr Boris Radović - mechanical engineering with the following background: jet fighter maintenance , SME and multinational production manager in the role of part-time consultant
Mr Sava Stanković - mechanical engineering with the following background: SME production manager, with long experience in 3D modeling, mould production and plastic injection- in the role of part-time consultant
Ms Jelena Nikolić-journalist-role:PR and marketing

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18 - 35.

Your role in Education

Administrator.

Please specify which of the following best applies:

Other.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with (if applicable)

None.

Intervention Focus

Professional Development, Community, Products or Services.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Equip Adults to Drive Change in Learning: Providing creative learning experiences for teachers, parents, working professions and others that empowers them to drive change in any part of the learning ecosystem.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

One size fits all fits none: Students are disengaged and not being prepared for "real life."

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Offer

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

FabLab Serbia

A FabLab is a low-cost digital workshop equipped with laser-cutters, routers, 3D scanners, 3D milling machines, and programming tools, where you can "make almost anything." Despite the potential impact of FabLabs in education, they are mostly focused on adults, entrepreneuruship, and product design.

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Alexander

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Theodoridis

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BOROUME, Saving Food Saving Lives

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No food waste in supermarkets

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Scaling (the next step will be growing impact on a regional or even global scale)

Year founded

2013

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Greece, AT, Athens

Country where this project is creating social impact

Greece, AT, Athens

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NGO BOROUME facilitates the food saving process of the largest supermarket chain in Greece to nearby welfare organizations & charities as well as municipal social services who help people with food insecurity.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if all the supermarket stores would donate food they could not sell anymore to charity?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

This project addresses the oxymoron of having supermarkets that daily throw tons of edible food away and people who are suffering from food insecurity at the same time, often even in the same neigborhood.
This food waste has a substantial social, environmental (production of methan gas in landfills) and economic impact (wasted resources).

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

NGO BOROUME connects selected supermarket stores which join the program after the company's decision with nearby welfare agencies, charities and municipal social services that help people with food insecurity.
The company provides the manual which stores have to follow in order to ensure food quality and the correct procedure for donating the food.
The recipient agency has the obligation to collect the saved food on specific hours that suit the store, thus minimizing logistic costs for the company.
NGO BOROUME facilitates the creation of these links by providing information regarding suitable recipient organizations and is responsible for any changes regarding these links.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A typical example is the Christodoulio orphanage in the western suburbs of Athens, which has been connected to the local store of AB Vasilopoulos since November 2013.
The orphanage is collecting food on a daily basis from the supermarket which is enough to cover one meal of all 34 children housed in the orphanage.
The donated food is mainly "ready-to-eat" meals which otherwise would have landed in the garbage.
This help reduces the overall food cost of the Christodoulio orphanage, thus giving them the possibility to re-allocate their budget to other important costs, such as heating, repairing infrastructure and even paying for a field trip for the children.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

The impact of the work varies a lot due to the differences in size of the supermarket stores but also due to the fact that the goods that are suited for donation vary a lot (there can be no prediction of damaged packages for example).
From the 13 stores that are already connected with recipient organizations the donated goods vary from 200 to 1500 meals per month / organization.
The future impact looks very promising since only this particular supermarket chain has right now over 260 stores all over Greece and just 13 are on board now. In the coming weeks this number will be increased to 30 supermarket stores.
Apart from the above, the fact that one of the leading supermarket chains of the country has released a press release in DEC2013 about this action means that many other chains could follow.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

The desired impact of the idea is to connect as many supermarket stores as possible with nearby recipient organizations.
The project already has spread in 2 other cities, apart from Athens. Just AB Vasilopoulos has over 260 stores all over Greece which means that the geographic spread will include the whole country.
Having surpassed many legal obstacles the company have succeded in finding the way to save as much food as possible and offer it to people in need. This can and will be used as an important tool in our effort to advocate a substantial change in the existing legal framework.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

This project requires little budget because the main investment in human resources has been made already.
The connection, follow-up with recipient organizations and any changes in the existing partnerships are being handled by BOROUME, which is in the position to cope with this workload with its existing human resources.
The cost of training new personnel at every new store that is included is relatively small.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations, NGOs, Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

To our knowledge there is no similar project in Greece running at this point.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

The "Aha!" moment of the initial founder Ms. Xenia Papastavrou was when she realized, during a restaurant visit with her family, how much food would be thrown in the garbage from their left-overs.
From this moment in May 2011, BOROUME, which means "we can", has offered over 1 million meals to people in need, the vast majority of which saved food.
In just a short period of time BOROUME has become the reference point about food waste in Greece and continues to raise awareness about this issue every day.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

BOROUME has 3 founding members who have the overall strategic leadership regarding this project and also another 2 full-time and 1 part-time employee who play an ad hoc role regarding the connection of new stores with recipient agencies and carrying out the follow-up report with every recipient.
The realization of this project only takes up a small percentage of daily available working hours of our team.

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Road Accident Sampling System - India (RASSI)

Road Accident Sampling System - India (RASSI) is an initiative to create an in-depth road traffic crash database through on-site crash investigations that will help governments, industry, consumer groups and citizens make more informed and data-driven decisions to improve road safety in India.

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Road Accident Sampling System - India (RASSI)

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India's first in-depth scientific accident database

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Scaling (the next step will be growing impact on a regional or even global scale)

Year founded

2011

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Hybrid

Organization Country

India, TN, Coimbatore

Country where this project is creating social impact

India, MM, Pune

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Road Accident Sampling System - India (RASSI) is an initiative to create an in-depth road traffic crash database through on-site crash investigations that will help governments, industry, consumer groups and citizens make more informed and data-driven decisions to improve road safety in India.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

our journeys could be made safer through data-driven, cost-effective strategies?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

India’s staggering record of traffic fatalities has created an urgent need to understand, and mitigate, the factors involved in these crashes. But understanding relies on having quality, in-depth and scientific data available for analysis. Such data is not available due to lack of accident investigation and reconstruction skills in the police force, and poor data collection and reporting capabilities in the government.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Road Accident Sampling System - India (RASSI) is an on-site crash investigation and in-depth accident data collection program. This is conducted in co-operation with the police and ambulance agencies who notify researchers about an accident. Researchers, on reaching the crash scene, use internationally accepted methodologies customized for Indian conditions to examine crashes, collect data scientifically, and identify the factors that caused the accident and the resulting injuries. The analyzed data is reported to the government and industry to enable them to make data-driven decisions and come up with cost-effective measures to reduce accidents and injuries.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway has been seeing a spate of accidents over the past few years. Lack of in-depth accident data restricted the government agencies from pin-pointing the exact problems to be solved, which resulted in simply blaming driver errors. With the help of RASSI, 214 accidents were examined and it was found that apart from over speeding, factors that also influence accidents were driver sleep/fatigue (29%), brake fade in trucks (11%), lack of road signage and information (9%). In addition, it was found that lack of seat belt use (46%), passenger compartment intrusion (73%) and dangerous roadside structures (28%) led to fatal/serious accidents. Such data helps governments save lives through cost-effective decisions & solutions.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

RASSI data helps the local police, governing authorities and automotive companies understand road safety issues, specific to India, better and identify cost-effective solutions to improve road safety in India. In Tamil Nadu, the issue of undivided roads leading to head-on collisions has been raised. Divided roads too have been analyzed to understand areas of improvement. In Maharashtra, the RASSI data is being used by the State Highway police to help improve road conditions and enforcement on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. In Gujarat, the govt road safety committee is using RASSI for examining accidents in Ahmedabad.

In addition, RASSI is also helping automotive manufacturers come up with safer vehicles for India.

As RASSI scales up and grows to include more areas across India, the data generated can help the central government agencies to impact road safety at a national level.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Data-driven road safety strategies have proven to be highly effective in mitigating fatalities and injuries around the world. As RASSI scales up and grows to include more areas across India, the full impact of this program will be to use scientific data to help government regulators, police, vehicle manufacturers, insurance companies, NGOs and other transportation related agencies to direct and review efforts for improving road safety/risk across India.

Once India adopts a data-driven approach to road safety, our journeys will surely become safer in the near future.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Currently RASSI is being marketed only to OEMs who fund this initiative in return for quality data for their vehicle safety engineering and development.

Eventually, government participation in the RASSI consortium will help scale up and sustain the accident data collection activities on a national level. Agencies such has NATRIP, ARAI and SIAM are already being engaged.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

RASSI evolved from a project that was conceived and implemented to address the lack of in-depth scientific accident data in India. JP Research engineers conducted pilot studies from 2008-2010 in the districts of Kanchipuram and Coimbatore with the cooperation of the Tamil Nadu State Police to ensure on-scene, in-depth data collection was possible in India. Later effort was extended to develop standardized in-depth data collection on vehicle accidents (including computerized database development). In 2011, the RASSI consortium was established to obtain financial and technical support. Currently, RASSI consortium members include: JPR-USA, Daimler AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Nissan Motor Company, Renault SAS and Hyundai Kia Motor Company.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Mrs. Jeya Padmanaban, a statistician and an automotive safety expert in the USA, leads this initiative. Mr. Ajit Dandapani, a computer scientist, manages the database development and administration in addition to marketing and finance of RASSI. In India, a team of 25 crash investigators with degrees in mechanical/automobile engineering work full time to investigate crashes, collect data and reconstruct accidents in Coimbatore, Pune and Ahmedabad.

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RASSI Consortium Members who provide financial and technical support, and also use the data.
1. JP Research, Inc.
2. Robert Bosch GmbH
3. Daimler AG
4. Nissan Motor Company
5. Renault SAS
6. Hyundai KIA Motors
7. Honda Car India

How does your idea encourage citizens to participate in making roads safer?

On-site crash investigations and in-depth accident data collection helps researchers not only to identify factors (sleep, over speeding, belt use, road defect, etc.) that contribute to road accidents, but also to estimate their percentage influence on accidents and injuries. Citizens, when made aware of contributing factors, can take steps to correct/avoid such mistakes in the future and to use safety systems.

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Poor government co-operation and slow accident notification support from police and ambulance services can hamper the data collection efforts. These problems are being overcome through proper training and education, increasingly good cooperation from agencies involved, and the use of communication technology such as text messaging and Whatsapp.

Additional Information

Peer-reviewed papers published regarding RASSI are listed and linked at: http://www.jpresearchindia.com/papers.html

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Governance: Projects that address public policy, legal, and/or regulatory issues in the area of road safety, Infrastructure: Projects that address road or administrative infrastructure, emergency care, or financial systems.

Would you like your project to be considered for the Bangalore People’s Choice Prize?

Yes

If yes, how is your project applicable to the Bangalore context?

In-depth accident data collection in Bangalore will help the local government authorities plan their road safety investments better and provide more effective solutions for mitigating injuries and accidents based on conditions specific to Bangalore. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway report for Year 1 of that project is an example of what such a project could offer (see recent newsletters at http://www.jpresearchindia.com/newsletter.html ).

100mentors

100mentors aspires to enable students to choose the profession of their dreams by connecting schools’ classrooms with professionals of all kinds of jobs. Our product is the first global online platform that each week connects classrooms with different role models from their working environment.

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A structure that aims to get the jobless in touch with the labour market

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2009

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Greece, AT, Piraeus

Country where this project is creating social impact

Greece

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

"Ant" it is a a social structure with a mission to support people in need. The mission will be accomplished by giving to excluded social groups the opportunity to cover their basic needs through work and not through charity.The concept of the "Ant " is based on recycling which causes job positions.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if excluded people from work, have again the opportunity to meet their basic needs through work and not through charity?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Each individual interacts with its environment and creates a framework within which they are provided with the opportunity of personal and collective development. Nevertheless the economic crisis has been the cause for a large part of the population to be excluded from work and its inability to cover some basic needs, such as clothing, food and heating.Unemployment causes the feeling of failure so they are not evolving.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The “Ant” it's based on recycling.

Specifically :
1) Large bins with bright colors wll be placed in neighborhoods.
2) Residents will provide to the bins things they don't need such as clothes, kitchenware (plates, cups , forks , pots , etc.) and small furnitures.
3) Every week the “worker ants”, who will be chosen to participate in the program,they will contribute by collecting and sorting out the items that have been placed in the recycle bins and then repair anything that is needed.
4) The last phase will be all these items to be sold at affordable prices in a special shop, called the “Ant Nest”.
5) After covering operating costs, workers will be paid based on a percentage.

What awards or honors has the project received?

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Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

At this moment Greece is under an unprecedented economic and social crisis. Values related to key pillars of the society such as employment and the provision of health,have received radical change to an extent that these are not covering everything that they have created for.

The unemployment rate every year gets higher and this is a great problem in many levels which considers the Society.

This structure will empower socially excluded groups in regards of productivity and create results through work. The level of sustainabilty will rise almost automatically! The mood of participants will change as slowly they will discover that with their participation they develop personal skills,knowledge and behaviours!This positive influence will provoke them to consume so their revenue will "return" to society.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, NGOs, Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Currently, in Greece there are no direct competitors doing the same project. There are, only, companies that collect clothes either choosing to who they will give them either selling them for their own profit. A program that has a lot of similarities, with "The Ants", is the magazine "Shedia". This magazine is sold by street vendors who come from socially vulnerable population groups. Since the selling price of the magazine, 50% goes directly to the same seller. The big difference is that this program is based on recycling and benefits both to society and to the environment.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

When in 2009, I was in Brussels, as Erasmus student, i visited an organization like "The Ants". At this visit, I was impressed by how many items can be repaired and used again. So, before ending up in the trash, they could be given the opportunity for a second life. Like the "Ant workers" who after their unemployment, they have an opportunity to return to work. At that time I said: "I would do the same in Greece."

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Pantelis Pantelidis - Communication,
Eleftheria Sintrou - Social Worker

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Pantelis Pantelidis, at this moment, is working as Direct Sales Manager for Vasillis Kallidis's TV Show "Delicious Earth". In the past, he has successfully designed, developed, and supported sponsorships campaign for a first launched event such as the Wonder Festival the 1st Greek Festival of Volunteerism & NGO teams.

Eleftheria Sintrou at this moment she is working as Social Worker in a school for kids with specials needs. She Loves to work or be volunteer to Social projects

The Ant

"Ant" it is a a social structure with a mission to support people in need. The mission will be accomplished by giving to excluded social groups the opportunity to cover their basic needs through work and not through charity.The concept of the "Ant " is based on recycling which causes job positions.

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Jaldaan

To install and operate portable water purification systems in Government schools in India where students don't have access to clean drinking water.
The systems will be donated by a consortium of corporate and individual doners through our platform.

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Masti - A life simulation game

An eye opener on what life is all about. By playing the game a few times, the player understands the benefits and limitations of a job and business, becomes aware of what success means, understands the importance of giving back to society and learns how to make a social enterprise sustainable.

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Foresee life and achieve to your full potential

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

India, MM, Pune

Country where this project is creating social impact

India, MM, Pune

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

An eye opener on what life is all about. By playing the game a few times, the player understands the benefits and limitations of a job and business, becomes aware of what success means, understands the importance of giving back to society and learns how to make a social enterprise sustainable.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Can I plan and redesign my life to achieve what I really want?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Social enterprises (SE) in India are unorganized with thousands of small outfits trying to create social impact, in ways unique to them. Professionals are hesitant to leave their career for SE. Encouraging people to associate with an SE and nurturing them to success is required for their sustainability. Attending schools, reading books or internet learning are not practical solutions. The alternate is to play and learn how to create a robust SE.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The solution is a board game with three boards – job, business and social enterprise. Each player chooses an occupation at start and plays on the respective board using a die and tokens (boards can be switched during play). The game centres on parameters of earning money, acquiring fame and reputation, attaining satisfaction or well-being and creating societal wealth through a point system. Real-time scenarios of a job, business and social activity are captured on cards; picked up during play to simulate a realistic environment. Practices to be adopted and followed are encouraged; those that are detrimental are discouraged through the point system. The game continues till players accumulate the target points on each parameter collectively.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

I recently started playing the game with people. It will take some time to see concrete cause-effect results as an outcome of playing the game. However, players have learnt a lot about their occupation and the ground realities. They have realized the limitation of their current pursuit and are now thinking about a wider perspective of life, in particular of doing something or giving back to society. Some myths about social enterprises (SE), especially those related to funds availability and their own ability to run an SE have been addressed. Critical success factors for SE have been appreciated. What they learnt during play is much more valuable than years of reading. Professionals are now more willing to be associated with or start an SE.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

The game is designed as a tool for my Ph.D. and accepted by my guides at IIT Bombay. I am tracking the moves and choices of players during play to extract data for analysis. Initial feedback and analysis shows that players have enjoyed playing the game and learning about social enterprises (SE). They appreciated the game cards and boards which simulate a real-time environment. Their initial suggestion of creating an online or computer version of the game was withdrawn after playing the game. They enjoyed the physical act and motions of play along with 3-4 other real players and expressed a strong desire to play the game again. They would normally never have taken time out to learn about SE. However, learning in this manner was an eye-opener for them. They got a compact course on why they should pause to redesign their life, give back to society and what makes SE succeed or fail.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

The board game can be manufactured for distribution or sale as a fun game and as a learning tool. It is simple and enjoyable to play again and again. It is a mind opener encouraging people, especially professionals and the higher strata, to give back to society. It can be created in multiple languages for wider reach, spreading awareness and knowledge of how to make social enterprises sustainable. India would immensely benefit if the game is distributed across the length and breadth of the country. The game can also be exported worldwide and included as pedagogy in social entrepreneurship.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

At present the game is part of my Ph.D. research work at IIT Bombay (scheduled completion is August 2015). The game can be taken up as an educational tool for dissemination to students and larger populace. If external support is available as a tie-up or alliance, the partner can take up marketing and distribution immediately. The cost can be supported by revenue from sale of the game or funded under corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

My game is flexible, low cost and convenient to play. It can be made in multiple languages and played repeatedly, reaching remote corners as it is not technology or resource dependent. It can be played in schools, institutions and at home. The game is targeted for school students, teachers and adults to learn and become aware of social enterprises and encourage them to work for the society. It also acts as a mind-opener to influence professionals and busy people to adopt social activity to enrich their own life. The teacher can act as a facilitator to reinforce player learning and retention.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

While doing literature review on social enterprises and interacting with them, I got a feel of who started such enterprises and realized the practical difficulties they faced. Their needs are rather simple compared to the larger corporate world from where I come from but they do not have a real mentor or guide to show them ways to become sustainable. Basic corporate concepts of planning, budgeting, reviews, SWOT, surveys, costing, marketing, etc often become overwhelming for them. What they require is a helping hand who can empower them do it themselves in the most simplest form and manner possible. As is said: "Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Engage me and I will understand." Aha - why not make a board game?

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Just me at present and my guides at IIT Bombay. I am an engineer and finance post-graduate with 28 years experience of working with small / medium sized entrepreneurs and in the education field as a visiting faculty. I have worked closely with the Japanese for 10 years for their business needs in India. My specialty is working with start-ups on feasibility, business plans and sustainable operations. I am open to team expansion as the need arises.

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13 - 17, 18 - 35, 35+.

Your role in Education

Counselor, Teacher, Other.

Please specify which of the following best applies:

Other.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with (if applicable)

Other.

Intervention Focus

Community, other.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Equip Adults to Drive Change in Learning: Providing creative learning experiences for teachers, parents, working professions and others that empowers them to drive change in any part of the learning ecosystem.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

Lack of structures to facilitate meaningful community ownership in learning process: It is challenging to ensure parents and the broader community are involved as full co-owners in the learning process.

Need

To spread awareness about social enterprises and show how to make them sustainable.

Offer

Alliance with a respectable and socially conscious organization to take the game to commercial implementation.

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

1. Spread the importance of working for and contributing to the society.
2. Create awareness of what is life all about (not just making money).
3. Create awareness about social enterprises and the work they do.
4. Help understand what makes social enterprises succeed or fail.
5. Remove some myths about social enterprises.
6. Encourage more people to start or be associated with social enterprises.
7. Make students and adults socially conscious to work for the community and other not-so-privileged people.
8. Make students and adults better human beings.

Discover Your Talent

Discover Your Talent is a yearly event organized by a team of four companies (this year’s team is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Elia, Accenture and Securex) together with Maks vzw and Business & Society Belgium. About sixty volunteers from these companies help eighty unemployed Brussels youngsters during one day, by sharing their professional experiences in several workshops to sharpen the youngsters’ employability skills.

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Type of organization (e.g. NGO, association, not-for-profit, foundation, social enterprise)

Non profit organisation

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

32,7

Lead Contact First Name

Gunter

Lead Contact Last Name

Vandeplas

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Project coordinator of Kurasaw Tewerkstelling

Country

Belgium

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Organization Name

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

87

Lead Contact First Name

Anneleen

Lead Contact Last Name

Straetemans

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Associate

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Belgium

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2011

Primary European Country where this Project is creating social impact

Belgium

Additional European countries where this Project is creating social impact

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Discover Your Talent is a yearly event organized by a team of four companies (this year’s team is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Elia, Accenture and Securex) together with Maks vzw and Business & Society Belgium. About sixty volunteers from these companies help eighty unemployed Brussels youngsters during one day, by sharing their professional experiences in several workshops to sharpen the youngsters’ employability skills.

Problem: What problem is this project trying to solve?

In Brussels, youth unemployment is higher than in the rest of Belgium. In some neighborhoods more than 50% of the youngsters remain jobless. 20% of adolescents never finish secondary school, have limited knowledge of their own competences and hold unrealistic ideals when it comes to their own job perspectives. In Brussels, the labor market geared towards high skilled job seekers, (50% jobs require at least higher education). Many youngsters don't have the necessary skills to hunt successfully for a job. Often they don't have a resume, are unsure how to respond to job ads, how to present themselves, generally have no experience with the professional world or are brought up in an environment without any positive role models,

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

With Discover Your Talent, we aim to bridge the gap between the youngsters’ world and the professional world, and give them practical tips on how to look for a job. To that end, we have set up various workshops that run throughout the day, and cover basic skills such as drafting a CV, carrying out a mock job interview, and learning how to use the internet to look for a job. In addition, both youngsters and volunteers get the chance to interact closely throughout the day, which helps overcoming stereotypes and prejudice.

Co-Creation Model: Tell us about your main strategic partners and how the partnership truly create value. For each Partner please include its type (business/social/public), its name, a short description, its key motivation to participate in the co-creation project, and the key contributions it is making in the co-creation project. Please follow the format displayed below:

--Maks vzw
-Social
-MAKS stimulates collaboration between inhabitants and organizations in Brussels with the intent to strengthen the social fabric and improve the image of our neighborhood, Cureghem.
-Recruiting the youngsters, preparing them, making cv’s for those without one,
-Subsidies (Actiris and VGC) : with these means we pay the salary of one half time employee who accompanies the youngsters and operating costs during the entire year and the event

-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
-Business
-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a leading international law firm providing business law of the highest quality throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.
-Organizing Discover Your Talent in cooperation with the other organizations and companies; running two workshops during the day; recruiting volunteers within Freshfields
-Each year, 15 to 20 Freshfields volunteers participate to Discover Your Talent, in addition to the four members of the core Freshfields team. Freshfields also covers part of the costs to set up the day.

- Elia
-Business
-Elia’s job is to ensure transparent and non-discriminatory access to the power transmission system. Not content with simply carrying out this task, Elia wants to do much more by playing a social role in the community.

-Accenture
-Business
-The principles of corporate social responsibility are fundamental to Accenture's character and the way we run our business. Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship commitments are anchored in our core values, our Code of Business Ethics and, ultimately, reflected in the actions of our people.

-Securex
-Business
-Securex offers specific expertise, advice and innovative sollutions in all aspects of the management of human capital and strongly believes that for a society to grow, nothing is more important than its employees.

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Discover Your Talent is innovative as it establishes a link between the corporate world and the world of disadvantaged youngsters, to the benefit of all participants. Discover Your Talent focuses specifically on employability skills – Discover Your Talent is not a job fair, but volunteers are encouraged to transfer their inside knowledge of the corporate world to the youngsters, to help them advance in their job search. Discover Your Talent aims to enable and empower youngsters.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact. Please specify using qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. # of indirect and direct beneficiaries); help us understand how this solution truly makes a difference.

Every year since the first edition in 2011 between 60 and 80 youngsters participate. In 2013, 72 youngsters participated during the day, of which 61% found a job or started a professional training by the end of 2013. The project has a positive impact not just on the youngsters who found a job or professional training, but also the volunteers who have broadened their scope, and established contacts with young and ambitious people who live in the same city as them.
The image of the neighborhood is rarely positive in media coverage. When our project appeared in the national and local media, we were able to present a positive image of the youngsters and organizations that want to show that the neighborhood is not just a source of negative coverage.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)

As youth unemployment is not limited to the Brussels region, the topic is easily transplanted to other urban settings in Europe. Important is that there is a NPO that can reach and gain the trust of the youngsters while at the same time having a good understanding with the companies. Trust is the key word as both have to work together towards the same or similar goals (promote mutual understanding among participants and volunteers, show a positive image of young job seekers and impoverished areas, give volunteers an opportunity to contribute their time and experience, etc.). It's crucial to manage and discuss expectations on both sides: the social organization may see the companies as potential future employers of the participating youngsters , while the companies may not be in a position to accommodate this. All companies are encouraged to become part of the project.

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Funding: How is your project financial supported? [select all that apply]

Sustainability Plan: Has your project already reached financial sustainability? If not, what is this solutio’s plan to ensure financial sustainability? Do the main partners have enough stake to sustain the solution? If this project requires limited budget, how will other resources be secured to maintain or grow this work?

Our project has three different sources of revenue. Actiris, the regional employment agency for Brussels is our main subsidiary source and with those funds we pay a half time employee who works the whole year round on the project . She works on the event, but also on the mentoring, the individual guidance and 4 groups per year. The project is considered as a pilot project and despite the importance of Brussels youth unemployment, we are the only project that focuses on the subject. Current subsidies are safe until the end of 2014, we hope to continue the project in some form. Besides Actiris, the VGC, the Flemish Community of Brussels donate working funds to help organize the event. We have received their support since the edition of 2012. Last but not least, there is a modest fee contributed by the participating companies and also Abattoir who allow us to use the event hall for free.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

As unemployment among Young Brussels job seekers is an important issue, it is not surprising that quite a few organisations focus on this group. However, the main issue for all these projects is to reach the youngsters and to engage them. Even for Discover Your Talent, this remains one of the biggest challenges each year.
Discover Your Talent is unique in that it brings corporations, nonprofit organizations and Young Brussels job seekers. Most other projects do not benefit from the support of the corporate world, whereas we believe that it is the direct contact between professionals and youngsters that make Discover Your Talent a successful format for all participants.

Team

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Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the Partners to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

The participating companies wanted to work around youth unemployment in Brussels and contacted Maks. After a few initial meetings we decided to create the event more or less as it now stands today. The companies contribute funds and volunteers who have a lot of professional expertise, while Maks helps young Brussels job seekers find a job or a professional training. The first year was crucial to set up the framework of the project and work out the concept, which we are still using today.

Team: What type of team will ensure that you achieve your projected impact? Specifically, how do the corporations’ and the social-mission organisations’ top management each play a role in the success of this project?

About five times per year we meet with one or more representatives of each company. Each meeting considers the preparation and evaluation of the event. We discuss results, expectations, budget, and other aspects systematically. We take decisions by consensus which functions smooth as we are still relatively few in numbers. Every meeting is organized at one of the participating companies.

About the Co-Creation

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Barriers: What main barriers may you have encountered to co-create during the creation and implementation of the project and how did you try to overcome them?

During the preparation of the first edition it was a bit of a challenge for the volunteers to estimate the exact needs and the profiles of the youngsters. Maks provided assistance in explaining or predicting what approach would work or not. Maybe more troubling for Maks was the budget, as the luxury of local governmental aid didn’t exist during the first edition. Yet a lot of work was put in the dossier, especially with the recruiting of the youngsters. The solution to this problem was that the companies contributed a fee that would enable Maks to engage somebody who could work on the project for 3 months. As the event was very successful, both with the youngsters and volunteers, but also in attracting national and local media. Thanks to these funds Maks was able to secure subsidies for the next editions of the Discover Your Talent event and annually help almost 100 job young job seekers

Governance: What is the type of the relationship between the partners? (e.g. joint venture, contractual relationship, joint project...)

With the subsidiary partners there's a good functioning relationship, all depend that Maks delivers them results of the event. The VGC demands a yearly report with results and testimonials of the event. With Actiris there's a more intensive activities report as well as a Financial justification. There also are several meetings (2-3/year) where we discuss the preparations, results and try to improve the project. With Actiris we also discuss the follow up Maks organizes with the youngsters in addition to the event. Together we compare the results to the criteria we set up before the event

Interaction model: How is the project a transformative partnership? How is the interaction transforming the partnering organizations and their employees/ leadership in terms of creating a new vision, new management practices, new skills and new organizational structures? Please provide for concrete examples

There was no lack of respect, but there now is maybe more than there was before for people working in the private sector. Nonprofit organizations can learn a lot from companies on different levels and we think that it has had an impact on how we think and work internally, although we definitely remain a social oriented organization.

For companies whose main business is very remote from the work Maks is doing, Discover Your Talent is a unique forum to exchange views and know how and to get deeper insight in societal problems close to their offices. The partnership with Maks has proven to be invaluable to get a profound understanding of youngsters’ needs and the world they live in.

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Cape Town
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33° 59' 15.7164" S, 18° 29' 22.7904" E

The Business Acumen for Artists programme helps turn artists into creative entrepreneurs. It develops the creative industry in South Africa by helping artists understand business, and business strategy. Elaine Rumboll, the course director and founder, is an internationally published poet, performance artist, and blues singer who has also worked at top levels in business - winning awards like "Business Woman of the Year" in South Africa.

UPC's e-Senior Academy

The lack of computer and Internet skills means not only digital exclusion, but also social exclusion. In Poland there are more than 9 million people aged over 50 who are the target group of our proprietary educational program demonstrating benefits related to computer and internet use.

About the Lead Co-Creation Partners

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LEAD SOCIAL-MISSION ORGANIZATION

Type of organization (e.g. NGO, association, not-for-profit, foundation, social enterprise)

ngo

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

Lead Contact First Name

Tomasz

Lead Contact Last Name

Schimanek

Title

Advisor

Country

Poland

Twitter URL

Facebook URL

LEAD CORPORATE PARTNER

Organization Name

UPC Polska

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

1600

Lead Contact First Name

Dagmara

Lead Contact Last Name

Krzesińska

Title

CSR Project Manager

Country

Poland

Twitter URL

Facebook URL

Organization Website

ww.upc.pl

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Project Name

UPC's e-Senior Academy

Project Subtitle

Internet for all ages!

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Scaling (the next step will be growing impact on a regional or even global scale)

Project Starting Year

2007

Primary European Country where this Project is creating social impact

Poland, MZ

Additional European countries where this Project is creating social impact

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Last mile distribution: Entries in this category focus on solutions that enable the physical delivery of life-changing services to people with restricted mobility or restricted access (senior people, people with disability, remote or difficult areas, etc.).

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Elevator Pitch: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences. Share a concise summary

The lack of computer and Internet skills means not only digital exclusion, but also social exclusion. In Poland there are more than 9 million people aged over 50 who are the target group of our proprietary educational program demonstrating benefits related to computer and internet use.

Problem: What problem is this project trying to solve?

The lack of effective computer courses for seniors. Today, almost all aspects of life moved into the Internet and those who are digitally excluded do not stand a chance of participating fully in social, cultural and professional life. We strive to present mature Poles the opportunities offered by new technologies to develop and facilitate everyday life, just as the younger generation is doing. The need to prepare and conduct a dedicated educational program for seniors.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We prepared in cooperation with seniors answers their needs. It consists of a special method of teaching, a textbook, a web site and training sessions for instructors. We teach seniors by demonstrating the benefits of internet use in everyday life. In order to expand the program, we enlisted a social partner (The Academy for the Development of Philanthropy) as well as local partners (103). We opened a network of computer studios, trained instructors, prepared educational materials and offered donations for the implementation of the program. As a result of further evaluations and suggestions, we gained new partners with whom we share the know-how and the formula of the coursers, thanks to which the program is conducted in 67 cities.

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Co-Creation Model: Tell us about your main strategic partners and how the partnership truly create value. For each Partner please include its type (business/social/public), its name, a short description, its key motivation to participate in the co-creation project, and the key contributions it is making in the co-creation project. Please follow the format displayed below:

-Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland - social partner
Local partners:
Bieniów
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna Gminy Żary z/s. w Bieniowie, tel. 68 374 16 88, ul. Zielonogórska 14
Boguchwała
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Boguchwale, tel. 17 87 15 355, ul. Dr Tkaczowa 146
Bojadła
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Bojadłach, tel. 68 352 33 68, ul. Sulechowska 35
Brzeźnica
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Brzeźnicy, tel. 68 377 18 04, ul. Zielonogórska 24b
Bydgoszcz
Dom Kultury “Modraczek”, tel. 52 371 33 31, ul. Ogrody 15
Kazimierzowski Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku w Bydgoszczy, ul. Chodkiewicza 30
Medyczny Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku przy Wyższej Szkole Nauk o Zdrowiu w Bydgoszczy,
ul. Karpacka 54
Ciosaniec
Biblioteka Publiczna w Sławie Filia w Ciosańcu, tel. 68 356 78 73, ul. Ciosaniec 19
Chełmża
Powiatowa i Miejska Biblioteka im. Juliana Prejsa w Chełmży, tel. 56 675 61 33, ul. Rynek 4
Chorągwica
Powiatowa i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Wieliczce Filia w Chorągwicy, ul. Chorągwica 140 (Dom Strażaka)
Chrzanów
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Chrzanowie, tel. 32 763 27 49, ul. Broniewskiego 10c
Czarna
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Czarnej, ul. Wara 221
Człuchów
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Człuchowie, tel. 600 334 896, ul. Szczecińska 5
Dzietrzychowice
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Dzietrzychowicach, tel. 68 377 24 64, ul. Dzietrzychowice 51
Elbląg
Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku i Osób Niepełnosprawnych w Elblągu, ul. Rzeźnicka 14B
Gdańsk
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Josepha Conrada - Korzeniowskiego w Gdańsku, tel. 58 301 38 18, ul. Targ Rakowy 5/6
Goleniów
Miejska i Powiatowa Biblioteka Publiczna im. C.K. Norwida w Goleniowie, tel. 91 418 22 60,
ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 26
Gorlice
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Gorlicach, tel. 18 352 19 62, ul. Jagiełły 1
Gorzów Wielkopolski
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Gorzowie Wielkopolskim, tel. 95 727 80 40,
ul. Sikorskiego 107
Gozdnica
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Gozdnicy, tel. 68 360 10 15, ul. Świerczewskiego 25
Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Biblioteka Publiczna Gminy Grodzisk Mazowiecki, tel. 22 734 79 06, ul. Spółdzielcza 9
Hrubieszów
Powiatowa Biblioteka Publiczna im. prof. Wiktora Zina w Hrubieszowie, tel. 84 697 26 89, ul. 3-go Maja 11
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Hrubieszowie, tel. 602 588 295, ul. 3 Maja 7
Jaktorów
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Jaktorowie, tel. 46 856 40 17, ul. Chełmońskiego 4
Jasień
Biblioteka Publiczna Miasta i Gminy w Jasieniu, tel. 68 371 04 57, ul. XX-lecia 20
Katowice
Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Śląskim Katowice, ul. Bankowa 12B/1
Kęty
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna im. Ambrożego Grabowskiego w Kętach, tel. 33 845 31 02,
33 845 28 66, ul. Reymonta 2
Kielce
Zakład Doskonalenia Zawodowego, tel. 41 342 54 41, ul. Śląska 9
Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna im. Witolda Gombrowicza w Kielcach, tel. 41 361 53 51 w. 101,
ul. ks. P. Ściegiennego 13
Kożuchów
Biblioteka Publiczna Miasta i Gminy w Kożuchowie, tel. 68 388 08 48, ul. Klasztorna 14,
Koźmice Wielkie
Powiatowa i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Wieliczce Filia w Koźmicach Wielkich, tel. 12 250 15 32, ul. Koźmice Wielkie 427
Kraków
Fundacja Teatru Ludowego w Krakowie, tel. 12 680 21 56, os. Teatralne 34
Nowohucka Biblioteka Publiczna, tel. 12 644 23 52 w. 21, os. Dywizjonu 303 nr 1
Podgórska Biblioteka Publiczna w Krakowie, tel. 12 267 28 25, ul. Powroźnicza 2
Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Krakowie, tel. 12 375 22 00, ul. Rajska 1
Krosno Odrzańskie
Biblioteka Publiczna Miasta i Gminny w Krośnie Odrzańskim, tel. 68 383 50 26, ul. Parkowa 1
Krotoszyn
Krotoszyńska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Arkadego Fiedlera w Krotoszynie, tel. 62 725 27 83,
ul. Benicka 9
Krzeszowice
Miejsko-Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna Krzeszowice, tel. 12 282 15 13, pl. Fr. Kulczyckiego 1
Lublin
Dział Instrukcyjno-Metodyczny Wojewódzkiej Biblioteki Publicznej im. H. Łopacińskiego
w Lublinie, tel. 81 532 59 46, ul. Narutowicza 4
Dzielnicowy Dom Kultury SM "Czechów", tel. 81 741 99 11, ul. Kiepury 5a
Lubelski Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku, ul. Sowińskiego 12
Łazy
Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku Łazy, ul. Jesionowa 1
Łódź
Akademia Humanistyczno - Ekonomiczna Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku Łódź, ul. Rewolucji
1905 r. 52
Łódzki Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku w Łodzi, ul. Traugutta 18
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego w Łodzi, tel. 42 663 03 53, ul. Gdańska 100/102
Małomice
Biblioteka Publiczna Gminy i Miasta w Małomicach, tel. 68 376 90 58, ul. Piastowska 7
Nowe Kramsko
Biblioteka Publiczna im. W. Sautera w Babimoście Filia w Nowym Kramsku, tel. 68 351 11 81,
ul. Gromadzka 3
Nowy Targ
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Nowym Targu, tel. 69 555 66 83, al. Tysiąclecia 37
Oświęcim
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Ł. Górnickiego Galeria Książki w Oświęcimiu, tel. 33 847 98 16, ul. Nojego 2b
Pawłów
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Pawłowie, tel. 41 272 16 85, ul. Pawłów 45
Piekary Śląskie
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Piekarach Śląskich, tel. 32 767 59 75, ul. Kalwaryjska 62d
Pietrowice Wielkie
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna Pietrowice Wielkie, tel. 607 373 385, ul. Szkolna 5
Rozdrażew
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Rozdrażewie, tel. 62 722 13 22, ul. Rynek 3
Secemin
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Seceminie, tel. 343 556 096, ul. Ogrodowa 1
Skarżysko Kamienna
Powiatowa i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Skarżysku-Kamiennej, tel. 41 25 13 381,
ul. Towarowa 20
Sława
Sławskie Centrum Kultury Biblioteka Publiczna Gminy i Miasta w Sławie, tel. 68 356 64 07,
ul. Głogowska 5
Starachowice
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Starachowicach, tel. 41 274 76 06, ul. Kochanowskiego 5
Stargard Szczeciński
Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku w Stargardzie Szczecińskim, ul. Piłsudskiego 105
Starogard Gdański
Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku przy Starogardzkim Centrum Kultury, Aleja Jana Pawła II 3
Szczaniec
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Szczańcu, tel. 68 341 07 09, Szczaniec 73
Szczecin
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Szczecinie Filia nr 12, tel. 91 42 27 109, ul. Marcina
Szprotawa
Miejska Bibliotek Publiczna w Szprotawie, tel. 68 376 26 03, ul. Niepodległości 16
Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku Szprotawa, ul. Krasińskiego 23
Tarnów
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Juliusza Słowackiego w Tarnowie, tel. 14 656 08 06,
ul. Krakowska 4
Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku Tarnów, ul. Waryńskiego 14
Trzebiechów
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Trzebiechowie, tel. 68 351 40 12, ul. Sulechowska 2
Trzebinia
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Adama Asnyka w Trzebini, tel. 32 612 13 57, ul. Narutowicza 10
Uchanie
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna, tel. 724 689 985, ul. Partyzantów 1
Ustka
Ustecki Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku Żyj Kolorowo, ul. Grunwaldzka 24
Urszulin
Gminna Biblioteka Publiczna w Urszulinie, tel. 82 57 130 45, ul. Lubelska 32
Warszawa
Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej w Warszawie, ul. Szczęśliwicka 40
Biblioteka Publiczna w Dzielnicy Ochota m.st. Warszawy, tel. 22 822 44 17, ul. Grójecka 77
Biblioteka Publiczna im. J. U. Niemcewicza w Dzielnicy Ursynów m.st. Warszawy, tel. 22 446 36 18, ul. Braci Wagów 1
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Drzwi, tel. 22 619 85 01, ul. Równa 10/3
Węgrzce Wielkie
Powiatowa i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Wieliczce - filia w Węgrzcach Wielkich, tel. 12 251 14 64, ul. Węgrzce Wielkie 359
Wieliczka
Powiatowa i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Wieliczce, tel. 12 278 30 75, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 2
Wrocław
Dolnośląska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego we Wrocławiu, tel. 71 335 22 00,
ul. Rynek 58
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 01, tel. 71 364 69 68, ul. Sztabowa 98
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 02, tel. 71 354 72 71, ul. Eluarda 51-55
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 03, tel. 71 347 12 78, ul. Morelowskiego 43
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 06, tel. 71 364 69 65, ul. Lwowska 21
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 18, tel. 71 364 69 62, ul. Grabiszyńska 236a
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 22, tel. 71 354 72 67, ul. Chociebuska 8-10
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 23, tel. 71 354-72-64, bulwar Ikara 29-31
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 34, tel. 71 326 60 60, ul. Kard. S. Wyszyńskiego 75
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 42, tel. 71 326 60 72, ul. Serbska 5
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna Wrocław Filia nr 44, tel. 71 347 12 60, ul. Powstańców Śląskich 210
Dolnośląski Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku we Wrocławiu, ul. Wagonowa 9
Zabrze
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Jerzego Fusieckiego w Zabrzu, tel. 32 271 42 24, ul. Ks. J. Londzina 3
Zielona Góra
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. C. Norwida w Zielonej Górze, tel. 68 453 26 00, Al. Wojska Polskiego 9
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Zielonej Górze Filia nr 1, tel. 68 45 10 891,
ul. Ptasia 32
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Zielonej Górze Filia nr 2, tel. 68 32 58 282,
os. Pomorskie 28 (budynek Przedszkola)
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Zielonej Górze Filia nr 4, tel. 68 45 26 334,
ul. Podgórna 45
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Zielonej Górze Filia nr 5, tel. 68 45 41 060, ul. II Armii 30-40
Żagań
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Żaganiu, tel. 68 477 64 85, ul. Szprotawska 4
Żary
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Żarach, tel. 68 374 37 36, ul. Wrocławska 11

Impact

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Example: Walk us through a specific example of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities. (Hint: consider telling us a real story about the solution in action and how it creates impact. For idea-stage projects, consider providing a hypothetical example.)

Thanks to the e-Senior Academy we influence the lives of people and organizations with which we cooperate. Up to date we trained close to 10 thousand seniors. We know from questionnaires that 100% of those past the age of 50 who gained computer and internet skills see that the quality of their lives improved.
Ms Krystyna from Szczecin said she gained self-confidence – she got a job and impressed her grandchild. Ms Anna from Warsaw found her cousin via internet and frequently talks with her family she found in the United States. Ms Ola from Lodz claims that “internet can be loved as much as her own husband” . Our partners develop their activities, create new projects addressed to mature people, gain funds and win prizes.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact. Please specify using qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. # of indirect and direct beneficiaries); help us understand how this solution truly makes a difference.

We cooperate with 103 partners in 67 cities, we trained close to 10 thousand seniors in computer and Internet skills. Our courses are conducted by 256 instructors. Our partners are libraries, associations and foundations as well as the Polish Scout Union. In 2007 there were 10 applicants for every place available in the courses. The best ambassadors of our Academy are its graduates who conduct lessons for their close ones and friends. Apart from computer and internet skills, course participants learn how to use these tools in everyday life. 78% of them have never used computers before. 97% of graduates want to further develop the skills they gained. They appreciate the knowledge and acquired abilities and highly evaluate the courses, textbook and work of instructors. Graduates know how to search for information, use email, communicators, shop on-line and use e-banking.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)

Basing on project evaluation, questionnaires filled out by participants, instructors and research on the problem of digital exclusion in Poland, we strive to adjust to the situation. E.g., at present there is no need to support local partners by creating computer studios. It is more important to share knowledge and competencies. In answer to this issue, we changed the formula of the program and expanded it substantially. In the coming years we want to expand the program locally by making it available to local self-management institutions which will be looking for effective solutions for decreasing digital exclusion as part of the governmental operational program Digital Poland.

Sustainability

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Funding: How is your project financial supported? [select all that apply]

Businesses.

Sustainability Plan: Has your project already reached financial sustainability? If not, what is this solutio’s plan to ensure financial sustainability? Do the main partners have enough stake to sustain the solution? If this project requires limited budget, how will other resources be secured to maintain or grow this work?

The financial stability of the project is based on UPC Poland’s strategy which focuses its CSR activities primarily on helping the excluded. Thanks to cooperation and sensitivity to needs of our partners, we offer them training which helps them independently gain funds for conducting the project.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

UPC has been the pioneer in digital education of seniors in Poland. Later on, a number of projects were launched such as the government program “Lamplighters” based on voluntaries. There is also a number of local programs such as School of @ctive Seniors conducted by the Regional Public Library in Krakow. Our project differentiates from the others as it is based on research on the needs and situation of the target group, long term approach, cooperation with numerous partners, regular evaluation, its effectiveness and scale. Thanks to the unique method of teaching, we know that the courses we developed for seniors serve and help them substantially.

Team

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Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the Partners to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

In 2007 we were working on a new social program. However we were nor clear to whom it should be addressed and how to conduct it. We came to the conclusion that we want to share what we know best, i.e., knowledge on new technologies. Following research we saw that there is no program of digital education for the 50+ group. We then prepared a pilot program of courses for seniors. Thanks to an evaluation we found out we hit the right spot – the number applicants was huge! . This is what seniors were waiting for! Questionnaires at the end of the course proved that although the idea was excellent, we needed to prepare a new educational offer, create space friendly to seniors and primarily, train a cadre of instructors. And this is what we did.

Team: What type of team will ensure that you achieve your projected impact? Specifically, how do the corporations’ and the social-mission organisations’ top management each play a role in the success of this project?

My team consists of colleagues from NGOs and the company. I am working closely with Tomasz Schimanek from the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland who supports me with his knowledge and we work together on the strategy of the project. In the company, I work with my superior Patrycja Golos who sets goals and challenges. I conduct the program on a daily basis with local partners involved in conducting our courses.

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Barriers: What main barriers may you have encountered to co-create during the creation and implementation of the project and how did you try to overcome them?

The first challenge was the development of an effective teaching method and then the expansion of the project to be able to share the knowledge with as many as possible. The method we used to overcome the challenge the first time proved effective when solving subsequent problems. First of all, we listen to our beneficiaries and strive to meet their expectations – we regularly evaluate the project. Secondly, we listen to our experts (ARF), thanks to which we can avoid lots of problems. Thirdly we regularly monitor research to check the current situation in the area of digital exclusion.

Governance: What is the type of the relationship between the partners? (e.g. joint venture, contractual relationship, joint project...)

With part of our partners we have cooperation and donation agreements. With the others we operate as partners on the basis gentlemen’s agreements – up to date this formula worked very well.

Interaction model: How is the project a transformative partnership? How is the interaction transforming the partnering organizations and their employees/ leadership in terms of creating a new vision, new management practices, new skills and new organizational structures? Please provide for concrete examples

Each year we organize two day training/workshops for our partners and instructors. During the meetings we prepare them for independent conducting of courses, prepare additional workshops for gaining skills as project coordinators. We also organize for special meetings with representatives of businesses on how to operate effectively and gain partners. A good example of such cooperation is Public Library No 34 from Wroclaw. Thanks to cooperation with UPC, the library developed its offer and became the center of activities for seniors. At present more than a dozen libraries from Wroclaw joined our program.

How did you find out about this competition?

From Ashoka Fellow

Gatans Lag FF

“Gatans Lag ( team of the street or Street Law) is working to defeat homelessness, substance abuse, crime and social exclusion through football. This by creating motivation and effort of the players so that they change their life situation. We see motivation as the desire to change and the power to actually cope implement change. A positive community "

About the Lead Co-Creation Partners

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LEAD SOCIAL-MISSION ORGANIZATION

Type of organization (e.g. NGO, association, not-for-profit, foundation, social enterprise)

NGO

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

3

Lead Contact First Name

Elisabeth

Lead Contact Last Name

Anderton

Title

Operation Manager

Country

Sweden

LEAD CORPORATE PARTNER

Organization Name

SvFF

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

130

Lead Contact First Name

Jessica

Lead Contact Last Name

Palm

Title

Financial Expert

Country

Sweden

Twitter URL

Facebook URL

Organization Website

Basic Info

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Project Name

Gatans Lag FF

Project Subtitle

Social inclusion through football

Select the stage that best applies to your project

Established (past the previous stages and has demonstrated success)

Project Starting Year

2011

Primary European Country where this Project is creating social impact

Sweden, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Västerås, Lund and Helsingborg

Additional European countries where this Project is creating social impact

(Scotland, Norway, Finland through the partner network Homeless World Cup)

Select the category that best fits the type of your project:

Other: If you feel that your entry does not fit any of the above categories, please suggest another category name..

What awards or honors has the project received?

Best coach - Homeless World Cup 2012, Operation Manager listed over 100 most powerful in Western Sweden,

Project Summary

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Elevator Pitch: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences. Share a concise summary

“Gatans Lag ( team of the street or Street Law) is working to defeat homelessness, substance abuse, crime and social exclusion through football. This by creating motivation and effort of the players so that they change their life situation. We see motivation as the desire to change and the power to actually cope implement change. A positive community "

Problem: What problem is this project trying to solve?

In Sweden almost 34 000 people live in homelessness. Addiction is a very big problem for individuals and for the society. People in homelessness, in addiction and criminality live very far from society and have in most cases lost faith in both themselves and in society. Many of the resources that are available for the “Target group” is joined with requirements and the individual perspective and their free will is often forgotten. The cost for one person in homelessness is approx. €100000. We want the players to go from social exclusion to be involved and to feel as a part of society.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The solution is to create motivation and empowerment by a positive community where all team members aim for the same goal. We are a regular football club with membership in the Swedish FA. This means the players can identify themselves as football players not homeless or addicts. As long as you are sober you can come to football practise just as you are. The coaches have either lived in homelessness themselves or have a long experience from the situation. Since we don´t need to know about the players history or future we have a unique position. The only thing we need to focus on is to provide a positive community so that the players want to come back to practise and develop by their own inner power and come back to society.

Co-Creation Model: Tell us about your main strategic partners and how the partnership truly create value. For each Partner please include its type (business/social/public), its name, a short description, its key motivation to participate in the co-creation project, and the key contributions it is making in the co-creation project. Please follow the format displayed below:

-Partner 1 SvFF (Swedish FA)
-Type of partner [business/social/public] Federation
-Short description sentence [Max 25 words/partner] The Swedish FA is a member organisation for Swedish football. The F.A. has 24 district organisations with member clubs all over Sweden
-Key motivation to participate in the co-creation project [Max 35 words/partner] The motto of Swedish football - "one club in every village, football for all. Gatans Lag is one of the Swedish FA´s partner organisations under their SR-work.
-Key contributions in the co-creation project [Max 35 words/partner] We get access to the platform that a national FA provides. It helps the players to gain motivation. Gatans lag´s players help out during national games. We get help with education and football material etc.

-Partner 2 IFK Göteborg - Samspelet
-Type of partners [business/social/public] Football Club
-Short description sentence [Max 25 words/partner] IFK Göteborg is one of Swedens leading football clubs. Samspelet is their name for their SR-work.
-Key motivation to participate in the co-creation project [Max 35 words/partner]Gatans Lag use football they same way they want to, as a driver for good powers quote Kennet Andersson – former WC football player (1994), today Operations Manager Samspelet
-Key contributions in the co-creation project [Max 35 words/partner] A close work with a professional football club helps us reducing prejudice and increase necessary knowledge regarding social exclusion, and through IFK work towards social inclusion through football.

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Impact

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Example: Walk us through a specific example of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities. (Hint: consider telling us a real story about the solution in action and how it creates impact. For idea-stage projects, consider providing a hypothetical example.)

Keijo 45 years old has 25 years of addiction and 15 years effective time in prison. His income used to be covered by a pre pension due to his histrory,
Through a twelve step program he became sober. After one year he still had nothing to do during the days. Then he got invited to a football practise. He started to come to each pracise and he was responsible for different activities that Gatans Lag arranged. He played for the national team during Homeless World Cup in Paris 2011. He said, “I became sober through a twelve step program but I found back to life and society through football.” Today he has broke out of his pension, he is employed at Gatans Lag.
He recently took his driving license and he has been sober and clean for 5 years.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact. Please specify using qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. # of indirect and direct beneficiaries); help us understand how this solution truly makes a difference.

2013 approx 200 players played with Gatans Lag (2011<50). A person in homelessness costs society approx. 1 000 000 SEK. Almost the same amount is the cost to run Gatans Lag on a yearly basis. So if one person comes back to society it is a win. Today we run practise in five different cities (2011=2 cities). Both men and women at ages 19-65 played with us last year. Plus we counted 37 children who came with their parents since the football field is a neutral place to meet instead of the normal meeting place that might be an institution.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)

We have taken forward a strategic expansion plan that will help us grow without losing values or our independence. At the year 2019 we want to have full going practises and programmes in ten different cities with 1000 players involved. Programmes including small steps to be able to go from being a player during drop in session to become a coach instructor etc. We want to be a natural part in the debates regarding football and society. Players from Gatans Lag are resources to other established football clubs and can help out where players for an example have diagnoses or other things that require extra resources.

Sustainability

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Funding: How is your project financial supported? [select all that apply]

Individuals, Foundations, Businesses, Regional government, National government.

Sustainability Plan: Has your project already reached financial sustainability? If not, what is this solutio’s plan to ensure financial sustainability? Do the main partners have enough stake to sustain the solution? If this project requires limited budget, how will other resources be secured to maintain or grow this work?

We haven´t reached financial sustainability. We are a fairly new organisation who quite recently have been able to show the impact we achieve. We work hard with partnerships both to be able to reduce costs in our budget through services rather than actual financial support. By arranging three events per year with our ambassadors; Henrik Larsson and Pia Sundhage, who helps us for no cost, we cover a big part of our budget. We have tried different partner packages and solutions and have now found a level where we feel satisfied.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

We have no one doing what we do. So when it comes to our method and our work we have no competitors.
Some rehabilitation centres and prisons have football teams but it´s always connected to the people who live there at the moment. We are a football club with no time limit, based on free will who give each individual the possibility to develop from where he or she is at the moment. Financially we compete mainly with other charity organisations. But we have a broad offer so that there are other ways to support us than through regular sponsoring. We also offer interaction. We do speaches and play partner games where employees play a football game towards Gatans Lag.

Team

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Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the Partners to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

In 2003 I, Elisabeth Anderton started working as a volunteer at a street magazine. A magazine sold by homeless people. I was thrown into a reality that I didn´t think existed in Sweden. I met people with no secureness, neither socially or economically. I thought that the authorities help for the individuals were rather unhuman and static, with no individual perspective. Most achievements were based on demands, force and punishment I wanted to create an organisation which did the complete opposite. An organisation that could give people a positive, pleaseurable, environment, so that players could overcome their fears and get the motivation and power necessary to be able to change their life situation.

Team: What type of team will ensure that you achieve your projected impact? Specifically, how do the corporations’ and the social-mission organisations’ top management each play a role in the success of this project?

We have members and a board. The yearly meeting set an organisation plan to work after including goals and impact. We work close to an organisation called Inkludera Invest that invests in a few chosen social entrepreneurial ideas in Sweden. They help out with the strategic work so that we can show and measure our impact and grow in the right pace. Our coaches have a very important role. They need to be flexible and have a strong character to be able to create flexible and positive practises. I, Elisabeth Anderton, have the main responsibility to be the spider in the net and make sure the plan is followed and also to ensure that partners live up to our policies and values. We are a team of a board, members, three employees, voluntary coaches, players, ambassadors and partners.

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Barriers: What main barriers may you have encountered to co-create during the creation and implementation of the project and how did you try to overcome them?

The Swedish FA have very strict policies due to sponsorships and certain agreements. I don´t see it as a barrier but something we always have to be aware of. We got great support from the Swedish FA when applying for membership.

Governance: What is the type of the relationship between the partners? (e.g. joint venture, contractual relationship, joint project...)

We are developing our cooperation to see exactly where we can be each others access.
The Swedish FA have a huge platform including education, strategies etc. We can take part in that.
Our cooperation will be an offer to the professional clubs in Sweden. A SR-project for the clubs to apply and be a part of, working with a society problem through football, which is their main area.
We provide work hours during games etc. We provide knowledge helpful in the FA´s daily work with questions regarding how to handle certain players, huliganism etc.

Interaction model: How is the project a transformative partnership? How is the interaction transforming the partnering organizations and their employees/ leadership in terms of creating a new vision, new management practices, new skills and new organizational structures? Please provide for concrete examples

No one else use football the way we do. That we are actual members in the Swedish FA is unique among the more than 70 members in Homeless World Cup. We provide football and knowledge on a level that no other football club do. We attack a problem the opposite way that other organisations working with the same target group do.

How did you find out about this competition?

Nathalie Ahlstedt Mantel at Ashoka

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