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Location Based Instant Parking

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Muhammad Imran

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Siddique

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Location Based Instant Parking

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Hybrid

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Pakistan, P, Lahore

Country where this project is creating social impact

, WHOLE WORLD

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?”

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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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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Location Based Instant Parking

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My Dream Home

My Dream Home addresses lack of affordable construction materials. The social business developed and tested a prototype of a high quality interlocking brick that is not only ecologically friendly but also about 50% cheaper than traditional bricks. Every Cambodian citizen should have a decent home.

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Faith

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Shorney

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Devolution

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Innovate - Inspire - Invest

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2013

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Hybrid

Organization Country

United Kingdom, London

Country where this project is creating social impact

, GLOBAL, Global

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

Devolution is a catalyst for change; a social media and investment platform for changemakers and responsible businesses. A global community based on a partnership of mutual respect and responsible action towards others and towards nature, in order that we, and generations to come, may prevail.

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

WHAT IF we gave every person on the planet the opportunity to invest in projects that could change their world?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Even within our hyper-connected online world and growing community of changemakers, projects often have difficulty sourcing funding and communicating their ideas with a broader global audience who have a specific interest in their marketplace. There has been a failure to articulate alternative methods of financing and the actions necessary to achieve sustainable development, and to make them rewarding for businesses, investors and the public.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

To provide a platform which acts as a catalyst for change, bringing together the elements of communication and education with social and corporate investment. A platform which creates rewarding systems that empower, educate and inspire the average person to invest time, energy and finances into projects they believe in, whilst simultaneously offering a platform for changemakers to share their projects with potential investors and gain public support.
For the individual or business looking for investment opportunities, we are providing a space where all projects are clearly identifiable and accessible, where investing is made easy and understandable.

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.

Any of the projects entering this competition could upload their project onto our platform. They would then be able to communicate their ideas to a community of like minded people, perhaps source volunteers and potential business ideas or form new partnerships. They would also be able to source useful information about which method of funding would best suit their project (crowd funding / angel investor / corporate investment) and any other information they require about doing business in their sector or country. They could then launch a crowdfunding campaign or open their project up to interested investors, successfully raising the capital they need, gaining support and inspiring the millions of people who are following their story.

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

At present the impact has been minimal as it we are still in the developmental stages of building the site.

Within the first 18 months of operation Devolution aims to have at least one million unique users worldwide, with the highest concentration being in Europe, Asia and Africa as these are our key early stage development areas. In this time we estimate to have successfully funded over 1,200 unique projects in sustainable development, further ensuring their success with mentorship opportunities and on-the-ground support for each and every projects. We also aim to have over 100 corporate investors signed up to the platform in this time, enabling the growth of their sustainable investment portfolios, improving their CSR reputation and further ensuring the number of successfully funded projects on the platform.

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

Devolution aims to harnesses the power of crowd funding (a 6 billion dollar industry in 2013) and new voluntary standards therein, as well as capitalising on the growing market of formal investments in sustainability. These markets, combined with the growth potential of social media in communicating to a global audience, will allow us to reach at least 10 million unique users and 20,000 successfully funded projects within the first 5 years, with a projected growth of up to 68% per year thereafter.

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

The financial sustainability of the project hinges on the projected success rate of funded project and future investments. Once launched, for each successfully funded project on the site, Devolution will receive 4% of the final funding amount; we will also acquire 5% stakeholding in all for-profit businesses launched through the platform. Alongside this, profits will be gained from marketing fees and membership payments from corporate clients.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Businesses, Customers, Other.

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

There are plenty of crowd funding platforms out there, however none of these have the combination of both crowd funding, individual investment and corporate investment opportunities on one single platform. The openness of Devolution also allows us to work with other investment platforms, supporting and promoting each others unique offerings. The social media element adds the advantage of a shared global network of changemakers, investors and the inclusion and education of every other person interested in sustainable development who has access to the internet.

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.

Since working on the launch of Carbon Trade Exchange in 2009 and experiencing the knowledge shared at the UN Climate change summit in Copenhagen, the inspiration for the platform was seeded in my mind. From there the process of learning began, with a focus on developing my knowledge and understanding of sustainable development and associated investment opportunities globally. In 2013 we officially launched the company, and since then it has been a productive year of building a team who are as dedicated to this vision as I am, and who each bring their own unique background and knowledge to the project. We are now in the development phase, watching the platform slowly come to life under the watchful eye of our tech genius.

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?

Faith Shorney: Founder, visionary and architect.
Andrew Nicholson: Tech Genius, development leader.
Benjamin Khadjeh Nouri: Marketing, PR and design guru and co-conspirator.
Oliver Luscombe: part-time HR mastermind.
Roz Savage MBE: Ocean rowing super-heroine and part-time sustainability advisor.
Kate Wolfenden: Innovation specialist and sustainability advisor.
Development team based in Russia and India.

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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?

Consumer Group 1: Changemakers - Ubun2u delivers a social media platform where changemakers around the world can connect and share ideas and source funding.
Consumer Group 2: Individual Investors / Angels - are able to invest in sustainable projects from a multitude of areas
Consumer Group 3: Corporate / Business sector - locate suitable sustainable investment opportunities globally
Consumer group 4: General Public - can connect to, invest in and be inspired by changemakers around the world.

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

Prize money would enable us to deliver a working model of the platform in a shorter space of time (currently bootstrapping the initial build).
The publicity would allow us to communicate our idea to fellow chaangemakers, investors and the public, as well as source additional investment more easily.

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

My previous entrepreneurial experience includes launching and running Eight Life Health (closed in 2014) - a nutrition and coaching business.

Experience prior to which includes "intrepreneurial" work project managing the build and launch of Carbon Trade Exchange (http://carbontradexchange.com/) alongside Wayne Sharpe (founder and CEO). The company was built in 2008/9 and launched officially at the 2009 UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen

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?

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Devolution

Devolution is a catalyst for change; a social media and investment platform for changemakers and responsible businesses. A global community based on a partnership of mutual respect and responsible action towards others and towards nature, in order that we, and generations to come, may prevail.

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doctHERS

DoctHERS-in-the-House: • Creates opportunities for female doctors who can not access the workplace to practice their profession from home • Provides access to healthcare for millions of women and families in marginaized communities • Offers Innovative approaches to healthcare delivery via technology

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Charity Shop & Internet-shop "Dobroslon"

Charity shops are Social Entrepreneurship projects aimed to resolve employment problems of people with special needs. It can develop kind of charity able to cope with social challanges.
This business will be a tool to improve lives of people with disability, to live with more dignity.

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Charity Shop & Internet-shop "Dobroslon"

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Maria

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Zaverukha

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NGO "Rodyna"

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Charity Shop & Internet-shop "Dobroslon"

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Business, which aim is to develop an employment for people with special needs.

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

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

Ukraine, Kyiv

Country where this project is creating social impact

Ukraine, Kyiv

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

Charity shops are Social Entrepreneurship projects aimed to resolve employment problems of people with special needs. It can develop kind of charity able to cope with social challanges.
This business will be a tool to improve lives of people with disability, to live with more dignity.

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

What if charity shops start to work, and first three, than more people will have better life, filled with sense. Not like before when they have been just recipients of services.

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

• In our country there is no guarantee that people with special needs will be employed, especially those, who have profound disability.
• One-time donation is not an effective expedient. More efficient for needy people is to give them rod and they will go fishing by themselves.
• Benefactors not always understand in what exactly they are investing.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

• We guarantee an employment first of three people with different kinds of disabilities with gradual increase of their number.
• A liability lies not just on donors but also on people with special needs – they learn to take responsibility for their own earnings.
• We show to benefactors how they can donate (money or applicable for selling things) with understanding a problem they are solving.

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.

People have been interested in the project of charity shops from the very beginning. First it was a small group of enthusiast, later information expended among friends and colleagues.
How does it work? Everyone can donate goods applicable for sale. Our stores are selling the good stuff, not junk. The assortment of products is the most various: household goods, hand-made, furniture, real estate!
We understand that for successful business is not enough just donations, so we will buy popular products for sale.
Our special workers, who do not have permanent employment, are involved in the shops’ work at all stages: from receiving to delivery of goods to buyers.
The public is briskly interested in the new product and is ready to participate.

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

To date we have achievements and confidently move forward.
- Work of people with disabilities: we started a workshop for young people with special needs. These people who until recently were sitting at home without work and contact with the outside world are socialized now, want to have a job and live like all of us. In the future each of them, and other interested people (first three persons then 70% of all employees) will have a field of work in the shop (later in the Centre) that feet their skills and desires.
- We have developed a strategy, mission and know our values. Therefore, systematically we achieve our goals. We have a team providing Internet - shop, working on branding. We have bought a website that is filling.
- Benefactors and donors can support us greatly by having an alternative. We offer a contribution to our cause as social responsibility of their business.

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

Within 5 years we plan to create 2 stationary shops and a training center for learning professions: sorter of goods, courier, laundry worker etc. In 10 years we plan a network of 5 such stores situated in Kiev in different districts, and an occupations full-time center for people with profound disabilities.
The long-term aim is to create a network all over Ukraine, such as national network «GOOD WILL» in the USA. It is not just huge stores, employing socially vulnerable groups of people; it is a way of changing minds, policies and rules of life in society where we all are different but equal.

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

The first step is setting up an Internet shop.
According to our calculations, it is profitable.
Due to the turnover of goods - the operation of the real store.
Proceeds from the store will be spent on salaries, purchase of goods, network development.
Thus, will be provided and implemented such points:
- establishing of training center for people
- step by step creation of a network of shops
- establishing of the Centre of daily employment.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, NGOs.

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

Very small number of people with special needs have meaningful life after they are18 years. We want to create a market of services for people with disabilities because we believe that it is a tremendous resource, not involved in the business yet.
There are only 4 charity shops in our country: in Kyiv, Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv. However, none of them offers employment for disabled people.
Very few disable people are working in field of service, being not only their recipients but providers as well.
The competitors are also clothes «Second hand», which, however, has no social component.

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 story began in 2012 when the Chairman went to USA to participate in program and visited the store «Good Will». It was surprising that the whole community knew about the network, moreover, they were buying everything they need with the feeling of making a noble deed. Principal factors were such:
- «Good Will» is a successful business that is lead by NGO itself.
- The seriousness of developments, sequence from training of people with special needs to their employment.
After returning, we started to think how it would be possible to make start-up putting it into Ukrainian legislation, which is not ready for such kind of business?
These thoughts and educational programs led us to the decision to start with a Charity shop business.

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?

Today we have assembled a team with the following parameters:
Chairman of NGO, project idea / full time
the founder / full time
the social pedagogue / full time
3 persons with disabilities
Accountant / part-time
2 brand makers / part-time
IT technician / part-time
We are planning to include marketers, coaches and accompanying persons for the employees and working on the creation of the Board, a deliberative and governing body.

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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?

Direct users are primarily people with disabilities who are full of desire to be in society having a good work and living a full life.
A wide range of people who buy these products that we offer. They need to understand that are buying not only a good product at low prices, but also buying value.
Benefactors and donors - this can be anybody who just bring something good to sell, or some businessman providing support in the framework of corporate social responsibility.

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

It is very important to realize our intentions, but without help, this process will be delayed in time. Winning money will greatly help us to start a real store, to pay rent for it, to buy equipment and popular products, to order advertising, to cover shipping costs.
The publicity is an essential attribute of success. We do not want to be known only in our neighborhood or city; we need to disseminate information to make a difference in a country. People can unite the efforts.
Due to the financial support and work with the proliferation of information, we hope to term of 10 years to achieve our goals: operating Charity stores in different parts of Ukraine and Kyiv, training centers and Centers where people with disabilities could work.

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

Among our successfully implemented initiatives:
- A day care Centre for children with severe disabilities. 35 children receive professional help here, paying 1/3 of the cost of services.
- A workshop for people with disabilities. It deals with 10 young people who make hand-made products and sale it at fairs, events, thus developing their activities.

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TRAVESIA

Travesía is an initiative focused on rural community empowerment, which through Inspiration, Art Education and Networking Innovation builds upon the recognition and capitalization of cultural and environmental assets as a way to build sustainable local development models.

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TLO

The TLO Model is a model aimed at educating and empowering the underprivileged. Whilst creating environmental and financial sustainability. It also nurtures responsibility and accountably from the beneficiaries.

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TLO

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The TLO Model

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

Year founded

2013

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Zimbabwe, Harare

Country where this project is creating social impact

Zimbabwe, Harare

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

The TLO Model is a model aimed at educating and empowering the underprivileged. Whilst creating environmental and financial sustainability. It also nurtures responsibility and accountably from the beneficiaries.

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

What if there was no more need for charity and non profits?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

25% of the children in Zimbabwe’s urban areas live in extreme poverty while 46% of families in Harare are living below the Poverty Datum Line. With even higher rates of children out of school.The poor are distrusting of anyone who offers help and lack confidence in their ability to deliver.The underprivileged are stuck in a poverty cycle.Non profits feel their donations and contributions are abused and often do not reach the right target audience

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

TLO model does research into all community centres then evaluates their need and partners with other NPOs able to provide the projects needed. We work with the children doing a career guidance and mentorship course as well as reading rooms and revision classes. Contracts are signed to commit the community centre to fully participating as well as to at the end of a 5year period reinvest into another TLO approved community centre. TLO coordinates all the donors at the community centre to ensure that they are all aligning with the long term and short term goals that would have been agreed upon with the centre.During the 5year period the community centre is obligated to invest its proceeds from projects into its own infrastructure and upkeep.

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.

Tichakunda now has an Agrlink project run by Enactus UZ and a poultry project run by ZW Connect. Both projects have involvement of the youth and students of Tichakunda. The projects will provide end]ergy to power up lights to allow students to study at night, provide supplement to diet while allowing them to gain skills through participation and training.The TLO360 career guidance and mentorship programme has allowed the children to start thinking more about different careers and requirements while giving them access to different mentors.The Reading Rooms are allowing the children to improve their reading and get support.The Founder of ZW Connect is in America and TLO helps her stay up to date with the progress of her project and the centre

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

The 100 children in ECD will have a more balanced diet with mushroom,vegetables and poultry. Tichakunda should is projected to be generating revenue of over $3000 a month in 3months time from the mushroom and fishery project. This means the youth who are co-owns of Agrilink are getting revenue allowing them to invest elsewhere while Tichakunda gets money to buy stationery and textbooks.They will also be able to pay their teachers and get other qualified teachers. All 900 students will benefit from a better motivated staff as well better equipped helping improve the pass rate from the current below 20%. Once the poultry project starts the students will also be involved allowing the alumni of the school to be able to participate and the current students to gain skills. The projects help educate and conscientize all aspects of business from production-marketing until customer relations.

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

In the next 5years Tichakunda should have finished building the school and orphanage.Be self sustainable enough to provide at least 50% of their students with scholarships and bursaries with a pass rate of over 80%.They should be able to pay their staff will providing 3 meals a day to the students at the early development centre.After year 2 TLO and its partners will only be there at an advisory level.The centre should become a hub for the community to get produce, training and jobs.Tichakunda should be able to start supporting and investing in another TLO Approved community centre in Hatcliff

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

The initial investment has been made by donors. With partner NPOs finding their own funding. The Agrilink has needed a budget of about +/-$10000 and the poultry project is -/+ $6000. The various projects incorporate self sustainability, more revenue will be generated by the projects once they are fully operational. For Future projects TLO will be starting an investment portfolio to generate funds to invest and assist future projects.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Foundations, NGOs.

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

There are currently no direct competitors to the tLO Model. There are micro-financing organisations been addressing this problem with offering loans to small entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe Ecocash has been the biggest one yet. The difference is however they do not offer direct training to the projects.Other NPOs may offer projects but they do not offer our 5year plan with the 2year partial exist.Our requirement that the community centre invest and mentor another community centre is one that is not yet applied by any other NPO in Zimbabwe.We also collaborate with other NPOs offering projects we need

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.

Kudakwashe was waiting to go to University for 2011 and she became aware of the struggles many of her fellow classmates were facing to generate funding for tertiary education. This prompted her to take a closer look at her community at large and realised that this problem was rampant especially more so in the underprivileged of society.

The inspiration for TLO came from Isaiah 44:5 KJV “One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.” It was a reminder that we are all children of God and like wise we all deserve the chance to pursue our inner greatness.Hence TLO is a call of all of us to help each

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Improving Nutrition, 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?

Our recipient groups are community centres defined by us as orphanages and schools.The TLO Model provides them with sustainability, empowerment and training.
And the other group are non profit organisations. Through partnerships we help provide vetted organisations and support systems with the relationship with the community centre.

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 allow us to invest in 3 other high need locations around Harare, namely Mbare, Epworth and Killarney. This would allow us to provide training for the teachers, introduce extra curricular activities while also investing in tailored revenue generating projects at each community centre. The money would go toward also more research into each area.

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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Bamboo Grove Aqua Farms

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Bus to the Future

This project seeks to engaged the transportation constraints faced by University of Liberia Students when commuting from Monrovia to the University campus at Fendell, outside Monrovia and provide employment opportunities for Liberians.

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Bus to the Future

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Saint Louis
United States
38° 37' 46.1568" N, 90° 12' 2.4624" W

The Bus to the future is intended to eased the struggling transportation problems that thousands of students faced on a daily basis while commuting to and from classes at the state run University of Liberia. The University of Liberia has an estimated population of more than thirty thousand students. It has two campuses and is gradually finalizing relocation plans to its main campus outside the capital, Monrovia.

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the labor of love project of Salinas Ca-a journey of our at-risk homeless community

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salinas
United States
36° 40' 24.0168" N, 121° 39' 39.3408" W

OK!! In a nutshell, I was homeless from January 1997 to  January 2005. The experience changed my life for good and for the good of others, Ive embraced this targetpopulation since September 2005 through winter weather Hot soups and Picnic Events in our parks with motivational speakers and inspirational music. Since I cameout of this homeless community, they already knew me and had already had a good name with the at-risk community. I have "personalized empathy"  Ive walked a mile

Sobalı evlerde anti-karbonmonoksit havalandırması

Rüzgar ters estiği zaman basit bir rüzgar sensörlü pervane düzeneği ile içeri basılan duman bacadan hava çıkışı sağlanarak dışarı atılabilir. Sensör baca ağızının 15-20 cm gerisine koyulursa sadece içeri giren rüzgarın etkisi ölçülebilir ve o zaman çalışır. Bu sayede gereksiz enerji israfı olmaz.

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Sobalı evlerde anti-karbonmonoksit havalandırması

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Sobalı evlerde rüzgardan dolayı zehirlenmeler için baca havalandırması

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

Turkey, Trabzon

Country where this project is creating social impact

Turkey

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

Rüzgar ters estiği zaman basit bir rüzgar sensörlü pervane düzeneği ile içeri basılan duman bacadan hava çıkışı sağlanarak dışarı atılabilir. Sensör baca ağızının 15-20 cm gerisine koyulursa sadece içeri giren rüzgarın etkisi ölçülebilir ve o zaman çalışır. Bu sayede gereksiz enerji israfı olmaz.

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

What if The death of a single person what does it mean to you?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Sobalı evlerde karbonmonoksit gazından dolayı sadece Türkiye'de bir kış mevsiminde 20 den fazla kişi hayatını kaybediyor.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Havalandırma sayesinde bu durum engellenebilir. Yılda sebepsiz 20 insan!!! Çok fazla ölüm.

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.

Örneğin; evine kombi veya doğalgaz taktırmayan bir aileyi veya tekil bir şahısı düşünelim. Bu kişi veya kişiler gecenin rüzgarlı olacağını tahmin edemedi ve haber alamadı diyelim. O gece de sobalarına kömürü koydular ve yattılar. gece rüzgar tersten estiğinde evin içine duman doldu ve evde yaşayanlar zehirlendi. Sobaya kömür koyup yatmalarının bir çok nedeni olabilir. örneğin evde bir bebek varsa veya bir hasta varsa ev gece boyu sıcak tutulmalı. Eğer anti-karbonmonoksit havalandırmaları olsaydı rüzgar ne kadar tersten eserse essin sensör rüzgarı algılayacak ve bir facianın önüne geçilecek.

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

Yanlızca Türkiye'de 10 senede 336 kişi soba zehirlenmesinden hayatını kaybediyor. Kaldı ki bu sadece bilinen rakamı. Bu rakam 2 katı hatta 3 katı oranında olduğu düşünülüyor. Tek bir insan hayatının önemini düşünecek olursak bu kadar kayıp oldukça fazla. Anti-karbonmonoksit havalandırması sayesinde düşük maliyetle büyük bir maneviyat olan insan hayatı kurtarılabilir.

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

Yılda ölen insan sayısını düşünürsek, eğer doğru reklam ve bilinçlendirme yapılırsa 1 senede sonuçlar %98 başarıya ulaşır. Her ülkede sobalı evlerin yoğun olarak bulunduğu bölgeler satışın odak noktaları olacaktır. Sert Rüzgarların bulunduğu bölgelerdeki sobalı evler de önem teşkil ediyor.

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

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations.

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

Daha önce böyle bir düşünceyle bu tarz bir üretim gerçekleştirilmedi. Bir benzeri yok.

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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?

Alıcılar zehirlenme tehlikesi ile karşı karşıya kaldıkları için düşük maliyetli bu havalandırmaları kendi sağlıkları için alacakdırlar.

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

ortalama 200.000 tl maliyet ile "kamu spotu" reklamları sayesinde 6 ayda hedefe ulaşılabilir

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DASLAND GHANA LIMITED

Micro business investment creates creditors and debtors among the poor. The creditors engaged in micro business and save for three months. The debtors work with the saved amount. The creditors receive interest as profit whiles the debtors received the initial investment continually plus profit.

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MICRO BUSINESS INVESTMENT

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

Year founded

2012

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Ghana, accra

Country where this project is creating social impact

Ghana, accra

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

Micro business investment creates creditors and debtors among the poor. The creditors engaged in micro business and save for three months. The debtors work with the saved amount. The creditors receive interest as profit whiles the debtors received the initial investment continually plus profit.

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

Imagine if the poor in the society get meaningful employment?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

the engine of growth of every country depend on private business. private businesses helps in reducing unemployment, increase tax revenue and reduces government wage bills thereby creating multiplier effects among individuals, institutions and governmental projects. however,majority of young people especially women do not have access to funds to undertake their own businesses due financial sector failure. funds are given to the rich not the poor.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The solution to the situation faced by the poor is to create all inclusive micro business investment where the poor who are engaging in business employs their friends through 90 day contributions (savings). At the end of the the 90 day contributions, the contributors obtained 20% interest on the total fund plus the principal contribution. The unemployed are to engage in micro business which capital requirement amount to at most $25 a month which they contribute back daily up to one month. At the end of the month, they receive the initial $25 back continually plus their own profit. The most important thing is that the principal business fund will be available whiles receiving the same amount every month. We therefore manage and educate them.

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.

women with no capital for business gain small capital of 50 dollars from the company from which they have now manage multiply it into their own capital

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

the project has raise the capital of the clients by almost 100% , increase their consumption by 50% and increase their net profit hence increase in savings and investment

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

by 5 to 10 years time, we would have migrate the whole country. reaching about at least 50,000 people. we will be setting up centres from town to town

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

we are seeking 10 000 dollars through equity financing and debt financing but it is difficult in ghana

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Customers, Other.

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

facebook, online platfoms such as changemakers.com

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.

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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?

The main customers are the extreme poor women in the society. women in my society engage in business whose capital are less. also women have great impact on the society as they do well to cater for their wards. again most women do not get funds to engage . in those business with the least capital. others will be any young person who want to start their own micro business. those group will be educated, screen and manage to start their own business in the community. also empowering youths reduce jobless

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

the prize money will be able to help us build reserve for the first year thereby serving as security we will rely on to start creating the jobs for people. Again, we need administrative funds including educating them in their local language through their phones, managing, mobilizing contributions , rent , transportation, salaries and paperwork. Moreover, the publicity will help us market our project for us to collaborate with interest groups to create more jobs for the poor jobless in the whole country. Again, it will help us enlarge our market and invested funds and products into other forms of investment and job creation avenues such micro finance and others which will have positive impact on the society by 2 years time.

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

I have BA ECONOMICS from university of Ghana. I have pioneer a lot of initiatives. One is das education. This education is a remedial helping those who are unable to go to school or fail their exams. I started this in 2007 and has manage it to a full school. again, I started micro investment in 2013 . Also, i started mathematics tutor to learn and have quiz in mathematics in social network form. Coming from extreme poverty has give me experiences

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E-BURUNDI: Software Solutions Provider

E-BURUNDI is a company working in the field of ICT. E-BURUNDI is a provider of IT solutions tailored to customer needs. E-BURUNDI managed to develop with international partners a group of highly qualified experts in various fields to meet the very complex market demands.

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Software Solutions Provider

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

Year founded

2012

Is your organization a

For‐profit

Organization Country

Burundi, BJ, Bujumbura

Country where this project is creating social impact

Burundi, BJ, Bujumbura

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

E-BURUNDI is a company working in the field of ICT. E-BURUNDI is a provider of IT solutions tailored to customer needs. E-BURUNDI managed to develop with international partners a group of highly qualified experts in various fields to meet the very complex market demands.

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

ICT serving the country

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Burundi does not use a lot of computers in everyday life and most public and private services. But Phones are commonly used by most of Burundi and with them lots of solution can be solved like sensitize the population or to send money quickly.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The solution is to use Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) to raise awareness on climate, contraception, new farming techniques, good governance, ... Like most Burundian possess a mobile phone, ca be a shame not to take advantage of this new communication channel. The MVAS can also be used to send money quickly to families who are in the interior of the country, for example in case of illness or other emergency.

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.

Say for example a new illness occurring in the country, the government can use the MVAS to communicate more quickly and the population across the country at the same time. Or a son in the capital wants to send money to his father suffering.

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

Most Burundian know how to use the mobile phone to listen to or read a message, if a message is sent to utilisateirs phones, the message pass very quickly.

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

In 5 years, I want to make my company one of the greatest men ICT companies most effectively perform.

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

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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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.

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Health and Hygiene, Improving Nutrition, Water Use, Greenhouse Gases, Waste and Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing, Fairness in the Workplace, Opportunities for Women, Inclusive Business.

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SPARC

SPARC is a summer program that brings the nation’s top high school students to Silicon Valley. Besides math and science classes, we teach the students to become better decision makers, to be mindful of their personal impact on others, and to meet, connect, and collaborate with other people.

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Summer Program on Applied Rationality and Cognition

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Year founded

2012

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Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

United States, CA, Berkeley

Country where this project is creating social impact

United States, CA, Stanford

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

SPARC is a summer program that brings the nation’s top high school students to Silicon Valley. Besides math and science classes, we teach the students to become better decision makers, to be mindful of their personal impact on others, and to meet, connect, and collaborate with other people.

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

What if the most talented math and CS students in the country also cared about understanding of how other people feel, think and react?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

For every young Bill Gates, there are scores of other young geniuses who are led to isolation from society due to their perceived differences from other people. It is a tragedy when one of them fails to thrive, and it is a disaster when one of them gives up and uses that intellect for selfish gain. High IQs alone do not make good decisions; we must foster these kids’ empathy and decision-making skills to offset these alarmingly invisible dangers.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

To improve their communication and to overcome alienation from other people, we teach the kids to better understand their and others’ brains, emotions, and desires with a tested curriculum in psychology and neuroscience including courses like “Social Communication Channels.” To cultivate curiosity and altruism, we give the kids positive examples, both in instructors and guest speakers, through technically-gifted people who benefit the world in diverse ways such as academia (Berkeley), business (Dropbox), and nonprofits (Givewell). To synergize with both of the above, SPARC crafts a strong alumni network that inspires its members to help each other to succeed, to touch other communities, and to become better human beings.

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.

Typical anxious new SPARC students quickly find themselves delighted to bond with new peers of comparable IQs over games, stimulating technical classes, and conversations. Through classes mixing theory and practice they learn to understand people better from classes such as “Cognitive Biases,” “Social Communication Channels,” and “The Economics of Altruism.” From class activities to casual mentoring conversations, they work out insecurities and problems when it might seem few others can truly empathize, thanks to focused instructors with similar life experiences. After SPARC, many of them gain (as we happily hear) the confidence to consider internships, projects, and human interactions that they would not have considered previously.

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

SPARC measurably impacts the attitudes and behavior of its students in order to create a community of socially aware intellectuals embodying positive values. We already give pre- and post-program assessments, which show meaningful changes in independence and social awareness. Our students also report significant changes in their attitude in everyday situations. One of many examples from our alumni states: “While I used to ignore strangers around school and while jogging around the neighborhood… I actually speak to strangers now… It’s especially fun trying to figure out people who are different from me… Had I not gone to SPARC, I’d probably still be the uber-introvert I once was.” As we develop our curriculum and a stronger community it will be exciting to watch as such seeds of transformation sprout for a new generation of young quantitative thinkers.

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

SPARC plans to scale up its core programs to reach as many quantitatively gifted youth as possible, likely on the order of hundreds; to broaden its recruitment to reach a broad variety of talented students; and to continue to improve our curriculum through experimentation. We aim to reach a significant fraction of the very top academic performers in the US, and to change the culture of young quantitative thinkers around the world. By developing and experimenting with curricula that help students fulfill this ambitious role, we aim to help other programs do the same for other audiences.

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

Today SPARC is supported by non-profit and corporate partners in addition to individual philanthropy; over the last three years corporate partners have accounted for 0%, 30%, and now 50% of total funding. We expect fundraising to become even easier as we build out a network of alumni who feel that SPARC has had a positive impact on their lives; we already draw volunteers from alumni who are enthusiastic about the program’s mission.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Businesses, Other.

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

Other programs, such as EPGY, CTY, RSI, or various Olympiads, enrich gifted students, usually through intense classes and competitions. In fact, many SPARC instructors are successful alumni of these programs, an advantage for reaching our target students. Unlike other programs, we stress soft skills on top of academics, developing students who try to better connect with rather than distance themselves from the world. Our students seriously ask themselves questions like “How do I feel and why?” in an non-competitive, reflection-based environment, and have thanked us for this unique experience.

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.

Paul spent much of high school and undergraduate study developing his enthusiasm for mathematics and science. After contact with Anna and Andrew, two founders of CFAR (Center for Applied Rationality), Paul began to reflect and think more seriously about his impact on the world instead of solving problems for their own sake, leading him to change his academic focus and spend time on altruistic projects. During a discussion with old friends about their shared experiences in high school and the effect on their current identities, Paul catalyzed Jacob and Yan, the said friends, with an idea: what if a generation of quantitative thinkers prided themselves not only on their analytic skills, but on applying those skills to care for the world?

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?

SPARC has ~10 instructors and ~10 trained volunteers on-site during the program. As SPARC scales we plan to invest in community management while keeping the staff/student ratio high. Team experience includes: advanced degrees in Mathematics, CS, and Math Education from MIT/Stanford/Berkeley; gifted programs such as RSI, MIT-PRIMES, and International Olympiads; researching/teaching decision making at CFAR (Center for Applied Rationality).

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Santa Clara.

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

Technically gifted teens frequently become innovators in business, academia, and other avenues of human expertise. However, their intense academic focus frequently outpaces their development of empathy and communication skills. This combination makes SPARC’s mission both more valuable and more difficult. Through classes such as “Social Communication Channels” and “The Emotional API” and a constant focus on nonviolent, productive conversations, SPARC breaks down the relevant skills, such as understanding emotions, being open to others, and modeling other people’s behavior, in a manner tailor-made for these children who have different pedagogical needs. CFAR’s extensive experience and experimentation with such curriculum is a great advantage.

Needs/Offers

Need

networking, donors interested in gifted education

Offer

pedagogy, gifted students, curriculum development

Tell us about your partnerships

SPARC’s main partnership is with CFAR, its founding non-profit organization, which has a proven record of developing and teaching similar material for adults from a diversity of backgrounds. In the private sector, SPARC has partnerships with Dropbox and Quixey, Silicon Valley tech companies with interests for making gifted students more impactful, who give funding and design SPARC activities such as programming labs and talks.

Challenges

The biggest challenge comes from the kids themselves, who are traditionally resistant to “soft skills” outside of their technical interests and tend to disengage when they outshine their peers, parents, and teachers. Our team’s unique advantage come from battle-tested experience: we combine instructors from academia who have extensive advantages in this sector (having not only attended but also taught at many other gifted programs) and instructors from CFAR who have experience teaching and researching pedagogically difficult subjects such as self-reflection, metacognition, and human emotion.

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, immersion, collective problem-solving, identifying shared values and differences, instilling courage, enabling action.

Target Age Group(s)

13-17, 18-35.

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Play4Health

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Year founded

2013

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Canada, ON, Mississauga (Etobicoke)

Country where this project is creating social impact

Canada, ON, Hamilton/ Mississauga

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

Play4Health Project will use play therapy and games to improve the health and nutritional status of children. Children do what they enjoy doing best in a way that informs them about good nutritional practices. We will use innovative approaches, including games, dance and networks to professionals.

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

What if games and dance could talk about food and fruits to our loved children?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

It is a well established fact that 1 in 3-4 Canadian children are obese or overweight and fewer get physical exercise daily. Consideration should be given to children from immigrant and refugee community who fall behind in nutritional status. Reasons for these include time constraints for struggling parents; lack of access to nutritional information; high cost of living, transportation and existing gym/ services; access and interest issues.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Play4Health prioritizes the health of children aged 18 years and below, based on the problems identified above. We recognize that parents and guardians need to be carried along too!

Play4Health's unique approach uses what children love doing best to educate them on food and nutrition, in comfortable, family-supported environments. Using strategic approaches incorporated in games and dance, children consciously or unconsciously learn to make educated decisions about their diet from a tender age while interacting freely with a child-friendly network of professionals in health and fitness industry.

Introduction of use of apps, a new '360' project and client monitoring process will enhance the features of our 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.

While in Africa, I managed a project that used targeted play therapy to influence the nutritional and mental status of malnourished children. The improvement in the nutritional indices of the hospitals was impressive.

Our idea is founded on the basis that children love to play, and since it is proven that their understanding is better during gameplay, we predict that their understanding of key issues related to their health can be made easier and better presented during 'educative' gameplay. Since the underlying medium resonates with them, attention to their health, overall nutritional consciousness and diet will improve.

Children and parents will be encouraged to participate in easily accessible and interactive games and exercises.

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

The projected impact of this project is a national conscious and unconscious awakening to the need for exercises and healthy diets in all children 18 years and below. Simple, scalable, interactive messages and strategies, designed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals, will be incorporated in fun exercises and variety games, through which children will learn on the positive effect of diet and exercise on their health and imbibe early preventive and corrective approaches.

The initial phase will target a 95% success rate in understanding and translation of nutrition information by all families who participate in the project. Monitoring and evaluation approaches will be designed for individual, system and organizational improvement.

Successes and lessons learnt will be clearly and simply documented for ease of replication of strategies by key institutions across the country.

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

While the initial phase will target Hamilton ON (city with third highest obesity rate in Canada after St John's and Saint John) with innovative 'Play Therapy' preventive and corrective high strategies, more cities in NL, Manitoba and QC will be enrolled as the project expands. The results of the project, over the next five (5) years, will help shape provincial policies and strategies on how to effectively deal with childhood obesity and chronic diseases like Diabetes, Cancers and Cardiovascular diseases from a public health perspective.

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

While the project requires moderate start up costs, these will reduce significantly within one year. The project design is such that the project is replicable and scalable on a larger scale. Our plan includes wide dissemination of project process and results. As the idea becomes institutionalized within our network partners and organizations, MIST will focus on core project strategies that are self sustaining.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Businesses, Customers, Other.

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

There are a couple of projects on changemakers.com trying to address the same problem: Obesity and bad nutritional habits. While many of these focus on the traditional 'teach & learn' approach, we have adopted a 'Play and learn' approach which we believe will be more interesting and appealing to our clients. Introducing professional networking for children and incorporating easy to use technology, we believe, make our project significantly different from others.

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.

Charles Ajayi is a medical professional with significant project management, public health, HIV/ AIDS, TB and nutritional programming experience working in Africa. When he moved to Canada in 2012 with his family, he was surprised to note that while he dealt with undernutrition in Southern Africa, the opposite was a problem in North America. As he began to explore the cultural context, ongoing interventions, root causes and possible solutions, he hypothesized that the best, and potentially fast acting, solution lay in using the children's love of games and dance, as well as available technology, to pass across knowledge. This led to the founding of Play4Health.

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?

While the project founder is a medical professional and experienced project manager, he is supported by a network of internationally experienced medical professionals and consultants within his organization.

An interdisciplinary team comprising of a nutritionist, psychologist, fitness and dance instructor, information technologist/ app developer and other competent professionals will soon be constituted to brainstorm on improving the idea.

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Primary Target Age Group

3 - 5, 6 - 12, 13 - 17.

Your role in Education

Administrator, Coach, Counselor, Teacher, Other.

Please specify which of the following best applies:

I am applying on behalf of a particular program or initiative.

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

Other.

Intervention Focus

Childcare, Extracurricular, Community, Products or Services.

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

Putting Children in Charge: Giving children a voice and cultivating agency via experiential learning, project-based learning, and civic engagement.

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

Whole child development is undervalued: Essential parts of development get left behind as children get older, such as healthy habits, executive function, and social and emotional learning.

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Offer

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

Nouveau modèle économique pour crèche

Je souhaite changer le système économique du secteur de la crèche.

Une crèche peut faire plus qu'être un simple mode de garde contre le paiement de la prestation et pourrait fonctionner différemment et de manière plus solidaire face aux difficultés que rencontre le secteur.

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The earlier the better. Children have to be given choices in different fields as they develop throughout kindergarten and primary level and find which one fits them best. This will aid them make better choices of their careers in future; as they join high school and universities.

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StoryLand Teachers-Special School Maca Ovcharova

We promote the interactive method of learning through drama and play for children with special educational needs, at the age of 6-12 years. Almost, 10 years we develop this method and we achieve significant results in the areas of behavior, knowledge,psycho motor development and inclusion.

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Life adventures through Storytelling

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

Year founded

1971

Is your organization a

Government

Organization Country

Macedonia, Veles

Country where this project is creating social impact

Macedonia, Veles

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

We promote the interactive method of learning through drama and play for children with special educational needs, at the age of 6-12 years. Almost, 10 years we develop this method and we achieve significant results in the areas of behavior, knowledge,psycho motor development and inclusion.

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

How the learning can be fun, creative and applicable in practice?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Learning through drama creates experience of children with special needs in everyday life. Those children think and learn in a concrete way. The drama method allows simulation of realistic situations, learning the roles and correct social behavior. Our team offers a range of innovative and creative ideas to address the developmental and educational problems, designed for educators,rehabilitators and parents of children with special needs.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Our method is promoted among professionals through multilingual blog and social networking profile. Also, we have participated in several national and regional conferences. Life adventures through Storytelling is a unique and innovative because besides the basic drama techniques, it contains planned structured inclusive séances and exercises for psycho-motor reeducation. The stories that are dramatized by the children are new, innovative and designed for separate aspect of the development.
The promotional printed materials need to be translated into several languages, quality to be printed and promote. All promotional materials will be posted online and will be a treasure trove for the professional experts, parents and children.

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.

Due to the lack of adequate literature for the children with special educational needs, we as a team of special educators have created simple stories and applied them in the educational process. Along with the children and parents we achieved prevention of the violent behavior among students in our school, development of tolerance, friendship among students of different ethnic backgrounds. Then this method we developed to more areas-social, emotional, cognitive, motor and speech development. We were invited to to more conferences to present our method and the results achieved.
Each year we enrich the method more and make videos that we observed and later we upgrade their capacity.

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

Active participators in the drama play so far are over 250 children with special needs, aged 6-12 years, who attend special school or they are included in the regular school
The families of more than 250 children are actively involved by helping in making props, lyrics, and scene costumes,
Team of three special educators represent this method to other professionals and parents, through the participation of over 15 national and regional conferences
The team makes dissemination of the method in other local schools, enabling applicability of the same method in the teaching process and the extracurricular activities with children with special educational needs included in mainstream schools.
Drama plays are promoted in the local community to the citizens, thus it is contributing to a more successful integration of children with special needs in the community

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

In order to spread this method at global level, requires strategy for promotion which will consist few steps:
To give children opportunities to perform at international theater festivals for children with special needs. Also, there is a chance our team to organize an international theater festival for children with special needs.
To print the promotional materials (CDs with exercises and games, storybooks, brochures with drama plays, guidelines for making accessories, costumes and scenes, video movies with ready drama texts), in multiple languages.
The materials could be offered online.

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

The project implementation requires creativity and initiative from the educators. In order, for our team to be able to participate in international conferences and festivals, we plan to create promotional materials. If we manage to get the initial funding award, we will be able to print and publish the materials.This material we will offer for sale online. This will provide us resources for educational innovation, better drama games and materials

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Foundations, NGOs.

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

In the basic of the other proposals is the game as a foundation for overcoming the racism and ethnic conflicts among young people. Some projects use an innovative game to promote sustainable development. Our method differs from others, because it is a combination of drama plays, psycho motor reeducation and sensor and motor stimulation.Into it, the children with special needs are direct participants along with friends from regular schools. In this way,besides the development of the child, it also affects to the inclusion of the children in the society.It is applicable in different environments

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.

We are team of three special educators who work with children with special needs,aged 6-12 years.We have 10 years work experience. Our children have difficulties in understanding the outside world and critical thinking, behavior problems, learning and speech difficulties.They are children with pervasive developmental disorders, hyperactivity, intellectual disability and multiple disabilities.Firstly, we started quite accidentally to process education content using drama andplay.When we saw how easily children learn in this way, we decided this method to combine with special educational and rehabilitation practice.And thus we created the method Life adventures through Storytelling.Team:Tanja Bogatinova,Marija Davcevska,ZivkaPanovaSazdova

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?

Our team has experience in project management and research. Our project will enrich the future through online promotions, and representation at international level. We would like to have an opportunity to publish the interactive CD with plays, and instructions for using this method, which could be translated into several languages, and other promotional and creative materials. As well as a chance for international drama performances.

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6 - 12.

Your role in Education

Resource Officer, Teacher.

Please specify which of the following best applies:

I am applying on behalf of a particular program or initiative.

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

Public (tuition-free).

Intervention Focus

Childcare, Curricular, Extracurricular.

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

Creating Peer Support Networks for All Stakeholders in Education: Creating peer-to-peer learning and support for teachers, parents, expecting mothers and more that enables them to transform learning.

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

Whole child development is undervalued: Essential parts of development get left behind as children get older, such as healthy habits, executive function, and social and emotional learning.

Need

Offer

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

Through this method and the most complex reality can be divided into fundamental components, and so in a more specific and concrete way to get closer to children. Learning through drama is intended to create the experience of children with special needs in everyday life.The play raises the need to expand their knowledge beyond the limits laid down in the curriculum. Also, we are trying to encourage parents to be active participators in the development and learning of their child. We achieve significant results in the areas of knowledge, socialization, inclusion and psycho motor development.

Empowering youth for economic self-sufficiency

Secure Future$ is an English and Spanish language financial empowerment program designed to support youth to understand their own financial needs and the needs of others, plan for their future, build confidence and have the tools and resources to help them become successful.

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Creating empathy with dollars and sense

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

1984

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

United States, CA, East Palo Alto

Country where this project is creating social impact

United States, CA, East Palo Alto

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

Secure Future$ is an English and Spanish language financial empowerment program designed to support youth to understand their own financial needs and the needs of others, plan for their future, build confidence and have the tools and resources to help them become successful.

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

What if we could break the cycle of poverty by empowering every youth in America – regardless of the circumstances of their birth or the income level of their families – to work together, not in isolation, to establish goals for their futures as they transition into adulthood and have the knowledge, resources, access and confidence to succeed, as well as the empathy to help others to thrive, as well?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Renaissance found that over 1/3 of our clients, lower income English and Spanish speaking adults seeking to achieve economic stability by starting and growing their own businesses, had little or no savings, poor or no credit and were using predatory products. Children were learning these behaviors and, without any financial capabilities programs being provided in their public schools, and so the cycle of poverty is being perpetuated.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The solution is financial democracy for youth from under-resourced communities and populations. Secure Future$ will provide training, support services, coaching and products that will support youth to establish goals for their futures, understand their own, and others’ financial needs and concerns, and develop sound economic behaviors that they can carry into adulthood. The program includes: facilitated peer discussions in a safe and nurturing environment; training and coaching on money management skills and behaviors; raising awareness of predatory financial products; and providing real solutions to asset-poverty in the form of fair and appropriate financial products and incentivized rewards for building savings to achieve goals.

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.

Renaissance partnered with Project WeHOPE, an East Palo Alto homeless shelter, to provide our Secure Future$ program to all clients in the Project WeHOPE transitional program - the most under-served members in the community. This was an innovative and exciting partnership for both organizations. One client praised the program and said "for the first time in my life I am living by a budget and actually saving money. I get paid next week, and I am not tempted to touch my savings account. In the past, I would put money in savings only to withdraw it between paychecks. Secure Future$ has helped me make a budget and stick with it." This type of transformative feedback inspires our clients to succeed and help others to do so, as well.

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

Through Secure Future$, transitional age youth will develop goals for their futures and plans to achieve them, and will increase their understanding of their own financial needs and challenges, as well as the financial needs and challenges of their fellow students. Youth will become empowered by setting goals, expanding their financial acumen and developing sound fiscal behaviors, as they become more aware of the needs of others.
We anticipate that 75% of the students who begin Secure Future$ will complete the program and 60% of those who complete the program will open a checking and/or savings accounts.
At the completion of each cohort, a graduation celebration will be held to recognize the accomplishments of the graduates. It will also give them the opportunity to share their achievements with their friends and family members and introduce others to the program.

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

Secure Future$ can be offered in schools, civic and religious organizations. Students will each participate in 12 hours of hands-on training in a lively, highly-supportive atmosphere. In facilitated discussions, students may share their views on money, their challenges, their outlook for the future, and learn from, and be supported by, each other. They will also create achievable goals, develop sound behaviors, open bank accounts and receive incentives to grow their savings. Renaissance will broaden the curriculum to reach hundreds to thousands of students throughout the region.

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

Sustainability of Secure Future$ will require a combined commitment from Renaissance, our partners, consultants and funding partners. Specifically, we will sustain financial mentorship from Renaissance staff, consultants and volunteers; engage graduates as guest speakers for future classes, events and workshops, inspiring others and building a network of peers; and continually pursue additional funding opportunities.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Foundations, Businesses, Regional government, Customers.

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

Unlike financial education programs offered at other organizations, Secure Future$ is geared specifically for youth and offers a prize drawing to incentivize clients’ progress on developing positive financial behaviors. Harnessing group motivation, clients will work together to earn tickets at each class for completion of activities, including for example: clarifying goals, tracking spending, completing homework, creating a budget. These tickets will be entered into a prize drawing for deposits of $50 and $100 (a total of $500 per class) into clients’ savings accounts.

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 Secure Future$ program has created many new inspiring stories of hope that demonstrate the potential for Secure Future$ success. In the words of, Victor S., "I have not had a checking account in years. Through Secure Future$ I opened a checking account at San Mateo Credit Union. I also met with Neal (financial coach) who is helping me repair my credit." And, Darlene P. stated, "I now have a secured credit card from CFR. This is the first time in years that I have had anything like this. I also am participating in the 2 for 1 match with the Opportunity Fund. They sent me a card with my name on it. I'm excited to see my savings grow each month. I haven't saved money in years."

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?

Tim Russell, Program Director, leads the English/Spanish bilingual Mid-Peninsula Team. Nora Razon, Program Coordinator, is primarily responsible for Secure Future$. Originally from Mexico, Nora moved to East Palo Alto at age 12. She previously worked in community development in East Palo Alto with children and families. Joining them are Luis Vizcardo, Program Coordinator, and Crystal Rasmussen, Program Associate.

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San Mateo.

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

For youth, talking about money can be difficult because they are not exposed to financial education through the public school curriculum. Also, many lower income parents feel excluded by the financial system and, therefore, are not equipped to teach sound financial practices to their children. As a result of these formal and informal education gaps, many young people are not developing appropriate financial behaviors, leading them to potentially make poor and dangerous economic decisions. Secure Future$ will provide a supportive environment in which youth can explore their own and others' understanding of money and their concerns, goals and hopes for their futures, as they take steps towards creating their financial security and confidence.

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Need

Offer

Tell us about your partnerships

Renaissance is partnering with the East Palo based nonprofit organizations Nuestra Casa, dedicated to increasing civic participation and promoting economic self-sustainability of the Latino immigrant population, and Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto (CLESPA), dedicated to serving low-income individuals in East Palo Alto. We work with Nuestra Casa to increase outreach and CLESPA to provide legal workshops for our clients.

Challenges

Challenges our clients face are a lack of financial knowledge, savings and access to appropriate financial products. These situations are being passed on to their children resulting in financial isolation. To break the silence about money, we will customize our Secure Future$ program to provide crucial financial training and services in a youth-friendly, safe and supportive space. To meet the unique financial needs of youth transitioning to adulthood, we will incorporate discussions on each person’s beliefs about money, and how this hinders or supports their goals and visions for the future.

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, collective problem-solving, identifying shared values and differences, enabling action.

Target Age Group(s)

13-17, 18-35.

OKONOMIA

Okonomia es una Escuela Popular de Economía que basándose en la pedagogía de Freire, busca que las personas adquieran conocimientos en materia económica que les permita empoderarse frente al sistema económico.

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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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Manos que Hablan: Desarrollo de aplicación en Android para el aprendizaje y la enseñanza del lenguaje dactilológico en Colombia.
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THALIA

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

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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The Sociact was planned in 2010 and founded in 2012, and aims to raise funds, organize and highlight the institutions of the third sector (NGOs) certified and most recognized, nationally and internationally.

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