Tell us about your partnerships
We have partnered with www.freethechildren.com to build the schools. They also have in roads at many schools in Canada due to their extensive youth programs. We have been speaking with SIFE to determine if there is a fit for SIFE students to help teach the classes during the process. This has not been 100% confirmed.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?
We will start with Canada. The US is an easy transition, but the curriculums are all very different state to state, so we are looking to keep it more as an extra curricular approach for now, but I am sure there will be parallels as this progresses - opening up new opportunities for them to slot it into their curriculum. The other countries, in Europe for example, will take more time, so we are focussed on North America for the next 5 years.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
We would like to attain the funding needed to get our materials ideal for Canadian curriculum. Media is of course a wonderful help with spreading the word to gain more teachers and a great reputation.