Samasource is an organization that breaks down large projects into "microwork" and that can be performed by anyone with basic computer skills. The two direct benefits is that the financial benefit and then enhancing learning experiences and gaining new skills.
The prefix “Sama” in the title of the organization and that of its proprietary products, services, and programs is aSanskrit word, meaning “equal”.
To breakdown this model:
1) Samasource's proprietary technology platform, the SamaHub, breaks down complex data projects from large companies into small tasks that can be completed by women and youth in developing countries with basic English skills after a few weeks of training at delivery centers with which Samasource partners.
2) These delivery centers are required to follow Samasource’s social impact guidelines, which include reinvesting at least 40% of revenue in training, salaries, and community programs, and hiring workers who were previously earning less than the local poverty line.
3) Samasource and in-country partners collaborate on the recruiting process, which targets women and youth without formal work experience who are earning below a local living wage.
4) The Samahub technology features a five-step quality assurance mechanism that continually gauges the success of each individual worker. Workers are not, however, in direct competition with one another as they are incrowdsourcing models
Current companies working with Samasource are Google, eBay, Autodesk, Linkedin, Microsoft, Walmart Labs, Stanford University, Rocketfuel, Qualcomm, NVidia and many more.
I think if we focus on the Samahub part of this model where we can leverage such training camps to develop basic skills, then it creates a learning opportunity and a learning sustainability model for the community (also creates new kind of workforce).
Source: samasource.org, wikipedia artcile on Samasource