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Entrepreneurship is key to helping to solve the youth unemployment problem. There are a few organisations that have started to look at franchising out social enterprises and business models. Although each context is different, the ability to have access to successful business models from other places in the world could help improve entrepreneurial success rates.

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Have a look at these examples. 

Social Franchise Accelerators
Bertha Centre's Social Franchise Accelerator 

The ICSF 

Social Franchising at work 

Sidai - Replicating centers to administer animal healthcare and professional advice to livestock farmers in kenya

Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership - Replicating and scaling social enterprises, like distribution, supply chain and training centre businesses.

 

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Howzit Simon!
Couldn't agree more; entrepreneurship is key. You know, in the not-too-distant past, over here in the U.S., less than 20% of youth made it past 5th grade. Before the social reforms of the Progressive Era, American children would go to work from a very young age, entering indentured apprenticeships. Youth who weren't able to enter into these types of agreements would hustle on the street, in various degrees of legality. You know what, I see a followup post coming. I'm thinking of a young John D. Rockefeller...

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I didn't catch the howzit until the third time reading your comment :) South African friends?

It is interesting how geared we are towards formality, where informality supports much of the worlds emerging economy and without it, we really would be up the creek without a paddle.

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Yebo--a few South African friends :)

"It's superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them." --Pascal

I tend to submit, but selectively and sparingly.

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