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Changemakers Village

1er prix

Pays de déploiement

Liberia

Secteur

Autre

Changemakers Village is a hub to train and equip promising young Liberians with the technological and entrepreneurial skills, tools, and networking opportunities to create jobs and wide-scale social change in their communities. CV has four areas: Technology for Social Impact, Employment Accelerator, Education Advancement and Girls Entrepreneurship and Technology Program. The Tech for Social Impact track aims to train young Liberians programming and development skills to build applications that solve real problems while creating jobs. The Employment Accelerator aims to train college seniors and recent graduates through high impact, on-demand skills based courses and develop an online job portal to match them with companies across Liberia. The Education Advancement track prepares top performing high school students with demonstrated service to community for quality educational opportunities online and/or overseas. Girls Entrepreneurship and Technology Program aims to empower young girls and women and promote innovation and fighting extreme poverty through entrepreneurship and technology usage by focusing on business development trainings and foundational technology courses. Around the world, environments like this have created substantial, transformative impact. Silicon Valley, African Leadership Academy, Co-Create Hub Nigeria, Ashesi University – just to name a few. Our experience working in Liberia over the last five years has also shown us that this new model will drive change across Liberia.

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Plastic Recycling Project-Monrovia

2e prix

Pays de déploiement

Liberia

Secteur

Autre

Plastic Recycling project is a project that focuses on recycling plastics waste into useful product. This project recycle waster sachet into Geometry tools for students. Green Cities is the leading social enterprise collecting and cleaning plastic waste for recycling purpose. Our share of the market is 70%. There are others collecting and taking out of the country. Our product is a high quality on the market. This project answer the needs of clean environment and support to better education through plastic waste collection and the production of Geometry Tools from collected plastic waste. James K. Mulbah a youth leader, Environmentalism, and Entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Green Cities Inc.(Liberia First Waste Segregation and Recycling Enterprise) He has received numerous certificates and accolades, among are BA, Certificates, and Post Diplomas. He is a 2014 Mandela Fellow, 2015 Tony Elumelu Fellow, member of the United States Ambassador to Liberia Council of Youth Advisors, and Environmental Adviser to the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Marie Kpoto is the Accountant of Green Cities Inc. She graduated from the University of Liberia with degree in Accounting. Marie has received training in Financial Management, and Procurement. Abraham Conneh is the Recycling Technician of Green Cities Inc. He is a senior Student at the University of Liberia. Abraham was trained by the Monrovia City Cooperation in Waste Lawrence Saye is the field supervisor. He head collection of waste and recyclables from various communities. In the first 12 months of this project, we will generate $37,600.00 from the sale of Geometry Tools and others plastic waste ( See Business Plan). The social impact of this project is, it is helping to create livelihood opportunity for youths and Geometry tools for students. Environmental, this project is helping to reduce the amount waste going into our landfill.

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As One Education

3e prix

Pays de déploiement

Liberia

Secteur

Éducation

Liberian students and jobseekers lack access to education and skills training in both academic and vocational subjects. Only 35% of school-aged children attend school of any sort, and estimates of illiteracy rates range from 40 to 75%. Even for students who do manage to complete their educations, jobs are hard to come by. Although the youth unemployment rate is stated as 4.5%, there are high levels of underemployment and most youth work in the informal sector (World Bank 2013). Given the illiteracy rates and lack of jobs for school graduates, we propose to create a vocational training program, focusing on carpentry, graphic design, electrical projects, Tie Die shirt creation, horticulture, tailoring, and computer skills, run by trained facilitators. We will begin with two classrooms in the Singkor area of Monrovia in classroom facilities already available. After expansion, we will train former students as facilitators for new cohorts, which will increase the scale of the initial project.

Changemakers Village

Prix du Public Entrepreneur Club

Changemakers Village is a hub to train and equip promising young Liberians with the technological and entrepreneurial skills, tools, and networking opportunities to create jobs and wide-scale social change in their communities. CV has four areas: Technology for Social Impact, Employment Accelerator, Education Advancement and Girls Entrepreneurship and Technology Program. The Tech for Social Impact track aims to train young Liberians programming and development skills to build applications that solve real problems while creating jobs. The Employment Accelerator aims to train college seniors and recent graduates through high impact, on-demand skills based courses and develop an online job portal to match them with companies across Liberia. The Education Advancement track prepares top performing high school students with demonstrated service to community for quality educational opportunities online and/or overseas. Girls Entrepreneurship and Technology Program aims to empower young girls and women and promote innovation and fighting extreme poverty through entrepreneurship and technology usage by focusing on business development trainings and foundational technology courses. Around the world, environments like this have created substantial, transformative impact. Silicon Valley, African Leadership Academy, Co-Create Hub Nigeria, Ashesi University – just to name a few. Our experience working in Liberia over the last five years has also shown us that this new model will drive change across Liberia.