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UniTED - Empowering Students as Social Entrepreneurs and Global Citizens

Peer-to-peer international collaborations and experiential learning to incubate student-led social ventures in Uganda (and beyond!).

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The most common feedback from students was they found access to seed funding for piloting or scaling their initiative difficult after UniTED’s incubation. They would also like their international volunteers coming to Uganda to have longer and more frequent exchange trips. Within Uganda, the students would like more connections to other Ugandan social entrepreneurs.

Explain your project idea in two sentences.

UniTED incubates student–run social ventures in Uganda through peer-to-peer connections with students around the world. Our goal is to create globally-conscious and socially-minded future leaders.

What is your organization name? Explain your organization in one sentence.

Universities Together Empowering Develpment (UniTED)

Is this project idea new for you or your organization? If no, how much have you already executed on?

No, this project has been piloted since November 2015. Currently, UniTED supports 40 social ventures in Uganda, and has connected 14 of these with over 20 international volunteers. 69% of students report that UniTED’s support is ‘transformational’ and they value each tutorial at twice our costs.

What is the problem you aim to solve with this idea? How would you define this problem as urgent and a priority in your target community?

African university graduates are 3 times more likely to be unemployed than their primary-educated peers (The Economist, 2017). Social entrepreneurship is uniquely well placed both to create graduate employment and solve the diverse and urgent systemic social issues facing low income communities.

What is the timeline for your project idea? What are the key steps for implementation in the next 1-3 years?

We will design a training-of-trainers for a new staff member, enabling us to increase ventures from 40 to 70 and recruit more volunteers beyond the UK. We will then test the TOT for effectiveness and seek results-based financing for further expansion to at least 120 ventures. This expansion will include virtual tutorials with some rural ventures. In 2019, we will evaluate progress and write a new strategic plan with a timeline for scaling to other East African countries through virtual support.

Describe the individual or team that will implement this idea (if a partnership, please explain breakdown of responsibility).

Our Executive Director will lead the project’s implementation. He is a Laureate Global Fellow (2016) and a graduate of Oxford University. He will be supported by a new full-time recruit and the 9 members of our board, including our chair, the VSO Director of Operations for East & West Africa.

What do you need the most support with in this project idea?

  • Business Development/Partnerships

What is your primary goal over the next 6 weeks of Refinement?

  • Get feedback from experts

How do you currently measure (or plan to measure) results for this project?

We measure three outcomes: the impact, sustainability, innovation, and scalability of the social ventures; students’ capability as social entrepreneurs; and students’ identifying as global citizens. We hold introductory and biannual surveys. These track key indicators of ventures, such as income and impact. They also measure developing knowledge, attitudes, and practices of students toward key elements, all of which are fundamental for social entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

How has your project proposal changed due to your user research during the Beneficiary Feedback Phase?

We would now like to offer seed-funding to ventures which have cogent strategic plans but need funds to run pilots producing further funds through sales or results-based financing. Also, beneficiaries would like workshops (maybe every 6 months) to complement what they learn in the tutorials and to create collaboration and camaraderie between student social entrepreneurs.

(Optional) What are some of your still unanswered questions or concerns about this idea?

What results will we need to demonstrate to qualify for result-based financing? Who are these potential funders? Can tutorials be effective when held virtually? To what extent will ventures be able to access the funds they need to pilot their initiatives? To what extent do international volunteers add value to ventures? Especially when only working virtually? How many promising youth-led ventures are there in Uganda ready for incubation? How do we reach them most cost-effectively?

During this Improve Phase, please use the space below to add any additional information to your proposal.

Experts requested more information about results currently achieved, including how many viable sustainable social ventures have been created. Of the 40 ventures we’re supporting, we believe that 16 have reached a stage of being ‘viable’ – which we define as a venture’s ability to sustain itself into the foreseeable future, independent of UniTED’s incubation. These include: • Vertical Micro Gardens, which UniTED assisted in writing its business plan, and it recently won a Laureate Global Fellowship. • Leaf and Learn, which UniTED helped in writing a strategic plan and facilitating formal registration in Uganda. Its curriculum has just been accepted to be taught at O-level around Uganda. • Kitabu-Buk Project, which UniTED helped by identifying a value proposition and creating a scalable business model. It has distributed over 5,000 books to the poorest schools and a co-founder won a Mandela Washington fellowship. • Farm Solutions 365, which UniTED helped turn from model farm for a small community to big data organisation. It is currently piloting its new model and will be easily scalable going forward. • Teachers’ Empowerment Platform, which UniTED helped in creating an innovative membership model. This model allows for sharing open-source lesson plans extremely economically between teachers to improve the quality of teaching in Uganda. • Agro-Youth Achievers, which UniTED helped in writing its sustainable business model of cooperative mushroom farming. It came 6th at the 2014 Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Washington. • Disability Rights Initiative, which UniTED has helped through a process of design and systems thinking in order to establish its central activity of auditing institutions to make them more accommodating of persons with disabilities. • Cook stoves – which UniTED has helped to write a sustainable business model based upon a franchisee model. This model can easily scale its climate-friendly indigenous cook stoves to households around Uganda. We believe these are significant achievements given the program began in November 2015 and we have been iterating our Project Narrative curriculum frequently since then to improve our support. Other questions from experts were: 1) How are you solving an urgent, unaddressed problem? 2) How the program relates to planet or prosperity? 3) How will you bake user-feedback into your organization as you grow and scale? On (1), we are solving 3 urgent and insufficiently addressed problems: youth employment, critical social issues, and ineffective international cooperation and empathy. Uganda struggles with a host of societal issues: insecure incomes, diseases, poor education, pollution, lack of access to justice, to name a few. Social entrepreneurs are uniquely well placed to offer systemic, sustainable solutions to these problems. However, graduates are not equipped with the skills to become social entrepreneurs, so solvable problem persist. Instead, youth unemployment is between 52% (East African Institute, 2016) and 83% (African Development Bank). Fewer than 9,000 jobs are created in Uganda’s formal economy annually against 40,000 new university graduates. Out-dated courses don’t use newer teaching methods such as experiential learning, meaning students lack skills such as critical thinking and confidence to be leaders of social change. Finally, a lack of empathy between cultures is a hugely pressing problem in the 21st Century. All the biggest challenges - from climate change and pandemics to global distributive injustice and conflict – are faced on a global level. Therefore, a new emphasis on global collaborations is required to combat disasters and build a fairer future for all. We do this through placing international peer-to-peer collaborations at the heart of our work. . Friendships create greater cultural sensitivity (and impact) on projects, make for a deeper learning experience, and drive virtual collaborations lasting for years. From the above, it is hopefully clear how our program relates to prosperity (2). We incubate ventures which will increase prosperity amongst the most vulnerable people on the planet. Moreover, while our program does not directly improve the environment, the ventures we support (such as Leaf and Learn and Cook Stoves) do, meaning our work has a large multiplier effect which does help the planet. Finally on (3), all ventures supported are surveyed every 6 months. The results, both quantitative and qualitative are fed back into our work. Moreover, our tutors interface directly with beneficiaries every 6 weeks, meaning they are always receiving qualitative feedback which can then be incorporated into the annual review of the Project Narrative Curriculum. As we grow, we will ensure that all tutors are involved in this review process and will allow for slightly different curriculums to be used in different countries where needs may differ.

Note that you may also edit any of your previous answers within the proposal. Here is a great place to note any big final changes or iterations you have made to your proposal below:

There have been 3 main changes to the proposal. The first is the idea to provide seed funding to ventures when they have can present a cogent strategic plan to UniTED which needs a small amount of money in order to pilot their initiative. The second is to start running workshops which bring all ventures together to both save time on teaching certain topics and to stimulate collaboration between social entrepreneurs. The third change is to be slightly slower in our ambitions to scale. As one expert pointed out, “there is more work to be done in Uganda before scaling.” We agree. Therefore, we will focus on Uganda for the next two years in order to continue to improve our tutorials and peer-to-peer partnerships while getting further proof-of-concept. Then in June 2019, we will launch a strategic review which will consider a timeline for beginning to scale our model to East Africa and beyond. In terms of specific targets for the next couple of years, in 2017/18 we are targeting: • 630 Tutorials held, amounting to 1,400 hours of contact time for 70 student social ventures. • Venture’s income and number of beneficiaries on average doubling over the year and over 75+% reporting UniTED’s impact to have been ‘transformational’. • 25 social ventures connected to teams of international volunteers, and these volunteers reporting 85+% satisfaction rating. • 100 students meeting the qualities of social entrepreneurs and global citizens. • 20 Students hosted in Uganda. • 200+ competition entires; 3 winners hosted in the UK • UniTED generating over UGX 100 million (approx. £22,250, $28,600) – 25% from hosting students in Uganda; 25% from fundraising; 10% from sponsorship; & 40% from grants. For 2018/19, we’re aiming for: • 1080 Tutorials held, amounting to 2,400 hours of contact time for 120 student social ventures. • Venture’s income and number of beneficiaries on average tripling over the year and 80+% reporting UniTED’s impact to have been ‘transformational’. • 50 social ventures connected to teams of international volunteers, and these volunteers reporting 85+% satisfaction rating. • 170 students meeting the qualities of social entrepreneurs and global citizens. • 45 students hosted in Uganda. • 300+ competition entries; 4 winners hosted in the UK • UniTED generating over UGX 170 million (approx. £37,750, $48,600) – 35% from hosting students in Uganda; 15% from fundraising; 10% from sponsorship; & 40% from grants. Please see the attached strategic plan for more details.

UniTED takes students with promising social projects in low-income countries and students who want to volunteer internationally, and provides a unique partnership experience to both accelerate the social venture and empower all students with the skills and values of social entrepreneurship and global citizenship. 

This idea is a program. It tackles the problem of the youth social entrepreneurship in Uganda, as well as growing intolenrance between borders. We address the problem by: incubating early-stage social ventures (to begin with only in Uganda) with face-to-face tutorials and international collaborations with peers over the internet. 

This intersects peace and prosperity by creating intercultural empathy and understanding whilst also improving the social impact of ventures which will bring about great prosperity in a low-income country. 

Currently, UniTED supports 40 social ventures in Uganda. YOu can read about some of them on our website. In a January 2017 survey, 69% of students said that UniTED’s support had been transformation to their project. 100% would recommend UniTED to other students. On average, students valued each tutorial at UGX 211,250 ($58/£47), approximately twice our costs of offering them.  

Over the next two year, we would like to begin to expand this program to other low-income countries by trialing whether our incubation can work equally well over internet calls. We will support 70 projects in year one and 120 in year two.  By the end of the second year, we are targeting to triple over the year in the income and number of beneficiaries of ventures. Additionally, we aim to have 80+% reporting UniTED’s impact to have been ‘transformational’.

Explain your idea

The process for each student project partnership can be broken down into 9 simple steps: • Recruiting Social Projects – We find most new social projects either by a referral from another student project or NGO partner. Another stream of projects come through competitions and events we run. Students can also hear about us through media exposure and get in contact through our website. • An Interview - to assess whether the project is of a high enough standard relative to those we are currently supporting. • Signing Agreement – Projects will pay a commitment fee of $5, complete an introductory survey, and sign an agreement to committ for 12 months. • Tutorials – Project leaders then begin to start receiving UniTED tutorials. These tutorials are generally held every 6 weeks and last 2 hours each. In these sessions new targets for the next months are set and advice and toolkits given, based upon the UniTED Project Narrative framework, which breaks down project development into 60 measurable steps. During these sessions, projects can list tasks which an international volunteers could help with (e.g. research, writing projections/strategic plans, designing marketing materials…). • Recruiting Volunteers – International student volunteers are found either through a campus UniTED Group, or through getting in contact over the internet after hearing about us. • Volunteer Preparation – Volunteers are given the UniTED Volunteering Manual and have a conversation with a UniTED student leader or a member of staff about the volunteering process before being assigned a student project which complements their skills and interests. • Partnership Tutorials – The new volunteer(s) will join the next project tutorial over an internet video call, and tutorials will continue to be held with the same regularity to both incubate the initiative and oversee the partnership between students. • Partnerships – UniTED then gives students full control about the frequency and means of communication between students outside of tutorials. In general, we expect students to be communicating at least once a week over social media and holding meetings every 2-3 weeks. After an initial 3 month period, UniTED asks students to evaluate progress on their initial task, and whether they wish to continue working on the project together more continuously on developing, and then implementing, a strategic plan. • Exchanges - As Partnerships flourish, it is hoped some volunteers will travel to Uganda on a 3 week UniTED Exchange during their summer vacation to work on their project face-to-face. For other volunteers, the exchange is the start of their volunteering experience with UniTED. Students can also fundraise from their institutions to hold return exchanges.

Who Benefits?

Our direct beneficiaries are students, both in Uganda and around the world. They learn new skills to be able to lead their own social ventures. Indirectly, many vulnerable groups benefit from the impact of the students' social ventures. A good example of a student project is Leaf and Learn, run by Emma and Sadam. In 2014 we gave them advice on reaching a wider audience of students and connected them to a volunteer who helped them to create a strategic plan to increase awareness of climate change in Uganda. The impact this had for them helped us to create the tutorials format a year later. Fast forward 2 and a half years, and they have established an NGO, Leaf & Learn. Their secondary curriculum has just been approved by the Ugandan National Curriculum Development to be use by all schools in Uganda. Their team of international volunteers continue to help with the plan now to train teachers to educate their students well about climate change.

How is your idea unique?

We are unique in our focus on early-stage, youth-led, social ventures. This form of experiential learning is diametrically opposite to the traditional academic training offered by most universities. Our framework of support provides the optimum return on investment. By relying on international volunteers for much of the support, we are able to offer more support for less money - crucial in the context of limited resources. This allows us to reach a demographic which other organisations can't. Moreover, by placing relationships at the centre of international volunteering we transform the traditional ‘voluntourism’ experience. Collaborations predominantly take place over the internet, rather than through short-term exchanges – making the volunteering more sustainable. Peer-to-peer friendships create both greater cultural sensitivity (and so impact) on projects and also valuable training for global changemakers.

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Full-scale roll-out: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the users I am trying to reach with my idea. I am ready to expand the pilot significantly.

Tell us more about you

Universities Together Empowering Development – or UniTED – was founded in 2013 from a partnership between students from Oxford and Makerere universities. We spent the 2013/14 academic year piloting a model for more in-depth and year-round international collaborations, as well as testing the effectiveness of different levels of support for increasing student participation and strengthening their initiatives. For instance, in February 2014 we held a conference at Makerere around engaging in civic action (‘Innovating Change’) which was attended by over 500 students.. In 2014, we expanded to another 6 universities around Uganda with our new model of UniTED Groups. We quickly build up a network of 107 initiatives and began developing systems of supporting them with remote support of links to volunteers and toolkits. We ran a Bootcamp for 102 of our student leaders (‘Uniters’) in August 2015 which was reported as either ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ by 95% of participants. Legally, on 22nd October 2014, we became a UK registered charity No.1158935. In 2015, we then became registered at an international NGO in Uganda, No.11853. However, with evaluation we began to realise that the UniTED Groups would not provide the necessary support to develop projects sufficiently. Therefore, in November 2015 we began to pilot our new programme of Tutorials. A May 2016 survey quickly validated this approach with students valuing the tutorials at over 3 times their costs, so we started to concentrate on this, developing a ‘Project Narrative’ to standardise the tutorials and increase their impact further. As of June 2017, we are supporting 40 projects, 14 of which have teams of international volunteers. 22 Makerere students have been on exchanges to the UK, and 21 British students have been hosted in Uganda.

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

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How reliable and accessible is the Internet to your beneficiaries/participants? You mention Internet calls but you also say, "There are extremely few tools for them to create social change, despite the number of societal problems. And, there is poor global cooperation in overcoming these issues too." What would you be able to do if you had affordable, solar-powered satellite/wireless broadband in the communities you serve? Our solution works anywhere in the world. Please see our submission: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder/improve/appalachia-empowerment-collaborative
Anne

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Thanks Anne! How much would it cost of students to access the satellite broadband?

Currently the vast majority of our members are in Kampala, where internet connectivity over smartphones is pretty reliable and they can also go to lots of internet cafes if needed. However, we'd like to begin delivering tutorials to students in rural areas where internet access is much more problematic, so your technology could be very useful.

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Leo,
We are looking at offering for approx $14/mo in Mexico, $29/mo in Appalachia --costs depend somewhat as you might imagine on the nature of the local economy. In places where we are able to combine with mobile money to get a revenue share that will enable us to lower the broadband cost to customers. Shall we talk? Feel free to reach out to me at aevans@ashoka.org

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Wow . can't wait. Just keep in touch. Thank you

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Hi Leo,

It is great to see the progress on your submission. With regards to the peace/prosperity bridge, are you able to share feedback from the students of the program about how it benefitted them in this respect?

Are you able to tell me more about the rollout of the project over the next 3 years?

Are there certain organisations in specific geographies or in specific sectors you are keen to connect to for this project and in general?

I am tagging a few people here who may be able to give you some feedback on the project - Anne-Laure Fayard DFA NYU Ali Gardezi University Sussex Philip Jefferies Anne Marie Nzioki Destin Ndebo Rugereza 

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Thanks Kate! These contacts could be really useful.

In terms of other connections, we'd love to form relationships with more international universities to find more students to volunteer with their Ugandan peers. Geography is not particularly important for this, although English is required to communicate with Ugandan students. It would also be great to find other NGOs within Uganda who could provide technical expertise to students with ventures in their fields.

On feedback from students on the peace/prosperity bridge, our statistics on this aren't fantastic because we only adjusted our KAP surveying technique in January this year. So, whilst 94% of students identified themselves as global citizens and 56% said UniTED has contributed 'a lot' to this answer (31% said a little), we cannot give more concrete stats about their changing attitudes and practices, as well as prosperity, caused by UniTED at this time. When asked to list skills they had gained from UniTED, student mentioned: leadership, communication, time management, use of internet/skype, planning, proposal writing, critical thinking, administration, public speaking, handling finances, and teamwork. So qualitatively, we know our tutorials really are greatly benefiting students and their ventures; and now we are laying the foundations to make more quantitative measurements. In our August 2015 training camp for 100 students, 97% told us at the end of the week that they cared more about global issues.

On the rollout of the project over the next 3 years, I will attach our strategic plan for 2017-19. And write a summary in the iterations section above.

Thanks for all the feedback! Let me know if there are more improvements I can make.

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What a commendable project!
I am currently based as a postdoc in South Africa but I happen to have half of my family living in Uganda at the moment.
I would like to point out that there are very many educated but unemployed youth in Uganda. I would suggest coming up with a way that UniTED can train a certain number of people who can then administer the workshops. This might help with the access to rural areas.
Have you thought of incorporating e-learning programs on tablets as part of your training?
I'd love to get involved with UniTED, please email me on Nzioki@ukzn.ac.za
I look forward to hearing from you.
Anne Marie

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Thanks Anne Marie! Great to e-meet you.

Our plan is to train tutors to administer tutorials. However, these tutors require a wage asthe degree of expertise required meansthey need to be professionals. So, our current work is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the tutorials in incubating ventures and training young leaders so that we can attract grants to employ more tutors and reach more young people.

We have discussed e-learning in the past as something to think about, and linked a few students to online courses. However, our conclusions so far have been that not enough youths have access to tablets/internet to make them a core component of our work. Instead, we incorporate tools found on e-learning platforms (design thinking, lean start-up methodology, storytelling...) into our face-to-face tutorials. Whilst this may seem counter-intuitive, it is more cost-effective than providing students with tablets, more accessible to students unfamiliar with e-learning, and there is a great deal of added value with a personalised tutor dedicating their time to students (e.g. confidence, critical thinking, accessibility and applicability of toolkits).

I will send you an email to get you involved! :)

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Hi Leo,
Thanks for the response. With regard to the tablets, I actually meant tablet computers with preloaded programs that the participants can use during the training period.....

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Your efforts to print future leaders who are global-minded, are awesome. An effort that should be supported to achieve its objectives. In Indonesia also after becoming a scholar generally then queue up in the labor ministry to get a job. It is important for them to be prepared to build business since they were in high school. Salute for you.

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Thanks Eldy! Hopefully in the future we can scale our work to Indonesia. Fingers crossed!

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Leo,
The rural needs are especially interesting to us though urban settings without affordable true broadband options are of interest too. If we can figure out the capital costs the operating costs/subscriber costs are very low thanks to a special arrangement with Intelsat. Shall we set up a time to talk with David Stephens of Concero Connect? My email is Aevans@ashoka.org. Look forward to hearing from you. Anne

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Hi Leo and Team!

We’re excited to share with you feedback and questions from the BridgeBuilder team and an external set of experts. We encourage you to think about this feedback as you continue to improve and refine your idea. You are welcome to respond in the comments section and/or to incorporate feedback into the text of your idea. Your idea and all associated comments will all be reviewed during the final review process.

When thinking about desirability, feasibility and viability here’s what experts shared:
• One expert shared, “The idea is desirable because it is focusing on a social challenged group, it is feasible because it is cost effective and is addressing the major challenges facing youths today and these causing unrest situation to many families, communities and nations, the youth energy if left idle can bring negative impact in the society. It is viable because youths operate in their own countries, social ventures are designed in the context where they are viable and this makes them sustainable apart from the cost effective nature the idea holds. On the other hand the use of the growing technology makes easier in sharing information, skills and knowledge due to the linkage and multicultural diversity.”
• Another shared: “The project is both desirable and feasible! The viability prompts some questions, for example, it feels like there is more work to be done in Uganda before scaling. How many viable sustainable social ventures have been created?”

Human-centered design starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit their real needs. How does this idea consider user needs?
• Yes! How will you bake user-feedback into your organization as you grow and scale?

Outstanding comments and questions:
• One expert shared: "I would like to hear a more thorough articulation of: 1) How are you solving an urgent, unaddressed problem? 2) How the program relates to planet or prosperity? More details on results currently achieved?"

Thank you so much for sharing the important work you are doing!

In case you missed it, check out this Storytelling Toolkit for inspiration for crafting strong and compelling stories: http://ideo.to/DXld5g Storytelling is an incredibly useful tool to articulate an idea and make it come to life for those reading it. Don’t forget - June 16 at 11:59PM PST is your last day to make changes to your idea on the OpenIDEO platform.

Have questions? Email us at bridgebuilder@ideo.com.

Looking forward to reading more!

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Hi Leo,
I am the Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at Wofford College in South Carolina, USA. Many of our students are interested in social entrepreneurship and UniTED seems like an ideal platform for them to actually practice social entrepreneurship by collaborating on a UniTED project. I would love to explore this more as we are looking for a structured approach to providing our students with "field experience" while they pursue their studies at Wofford. Is there a possibility that we might have a conversation sometime soon? I am very excited about how our students might collaborate with Ugandan social entrepreneurs and help them accelerate their projects. I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Lynne S Mullin

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Hi Lynne,
Thanks for getting in touch. I would love to have a discussion about how we could get students from Wofford involved in some of the projects. My email is leo@unitedpartnerships.org. Please send me an email and we can organise a time to skype.
Best wishes,
Leo

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Hello Leo,
A good idea, empowering students to start a business. It also will reduce consumerism attitude among teenagers.

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Thanks Eldy! Yep - we want to create a more socially-conscious youth.

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Hi Leo!

Thank you for posting.

I would recommend using the following sentences so you can really make it clear what two or more areas your project bridges:

'This idea is a_________________ [campaign/app/service/program/online platform/toolkit/social enterprise/etc.].

It tackles the problem of _____________[short problem statement].

It addresses the problem by :__________[what your idea looks like in practice]. It intersects XYZ topics (peace, prosperity, or planet).’

In the evaluation criteria, 'Proposed projects should not extend beyond a three-year time horizon. ' Within the work you are doing is there a project or certain milestones or measurables you aim to achieve at the end of 1 year, 2 years and 3 years.

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Tip: to activate links in your post, hit the Edit Contribution button at the top of your post . Scroll down to your Full Description field. Select the text you'd like to link, hit the link icon in the Rich Text Editor at the top of this field and enter your link. That way everyone will be able to check it out easily, straight from your post.

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Thanks Kate!

Changes made. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to strengthen the application!