Lots of good news is coming from social entrepreneurs. For instance,  The Guardian has published a piece called “The young social entrepreneurs who are changing the world,” which mentions the important and brilliant accomplishments of some of these inspiring individuals. One of those featured in this article is Fraser Doherty. He founded SuperJam, and invests […]

Wow. That’s the reaction when reading the short profiles of the 26 social entrepreneurs who are the 2012 awardees of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. The Schwab Foundation’s press release lists some of the 2012 awardees: Veronica Colondam of YCAB Foundation (Indonesia), Ronald Bruder and Jamie McAuliffe of Education For Employment  (United States), Jane Hunt […]

Azad Foundation is challenging stereotypes in India. It is fighting discrimination against women and girls. The Foundation’s mission is “livelihoods with dignity for women.” Azad Foundation has reached into the slums of Delhi, recruiting young women to help them become breadwinners, while simultaneously giving them a profession, empowerment and confidence. It does this through one of […]

Building on the strong relationship between Morocco and its European trading partners, the EnACT programme in the country is focusing on strengthening links between its leather suppliers and European brands. In Morocco, the leather sector is composed of microenterprises where women and youth make up 70% of the employees. The sector thus has the potential […]

Giving Women is a non-profit association based in Geneva. Its members support selected projects directed at women and/or founded by women. Village Exchange International-Ghana (the VEG Project) is one such venture. It aims “to improve the lives of women in poverty through a combination of income-generating activities, education, and financial services.” Specifically, the project promotes “the self-actualization of Ghana’s […]

The Harmony Program is a New York-based non-profit music education organization that “provides daily after-school music lessons to children from economically disadvantaged communities. Harmony’s unique model taps the city’s college- and graduate-level music students as teachers, training them to develop the talents of young people who would not ordinarily be exposed to music education.” The program is […]

It’s expensive to keep people poor!” Those are the words of Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporatio​n. His business aims “to create empowering educational environments for adults-in-transition as well as urban and at-risk youth, enriching Southwestern Pennsylvania and, eventually, the world.” In particular he has built the Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, an adult career training institution that […]

Unite for Sight, an organization founded in 2000 to provide “high quality eye care for all,” was created by Jennifer Staple-Clark. The non-profit’s website celebrates having provided eye care services to 1 million people, performed over 36,800 sight-restoring surgeries and trained 7,450 fellows to help eliminate preventable blindness. The eye care is administered by local […]