Dedication and teamwork helped us get to where we are today

This week’s champion of change are Forbes 30 under 30 Emily and Betsy Nunez, Founders of Sword and Plough – a fashion company that works with veterans to re-purpose and recycle military surplus fabrics into fashionable bags and accessories. This unique social enterprise has a quadruple bottom-line: supporting veteran employment and entrepreneurship, bridging the civilian-military divide by educating the public about …

Helping youth realise their dreams is fundamental to creating change

Grace Kinda, is the founder and executive director of SAFWE, a social enterprise aimed at advocating for and supporting collaborative partnerships for community development. She’s a Zawadi Africa Education Fund Scholar, and currently a graduate Clinical Counseling student at Villanova University, USA.   What was the dream when setting up SAFWE and the Starting up Development Initiative? My dream for setting …

Quality of experience counts more than the number of years spent acquiring it

Dziedzorm JayJay Segbefia is the Expedition Leader of BraveHearts Expeditions. JayJay is a Mandela Washington Fellow of the prestigious Young African Leaders Initiative of the US Government. His firm, BraveHearts Expeditions, is West to Central Africa’s sole outdoor leadership and experiential learning expeditions firm which takes teams of European and Ghanaian clients and pushes them beyond their regular limits of …

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

This week we caught up with champion of change, Gal Moore from Desolenator – an invention and breakthrough in the field of solar desalination – on track to becoming the most affordable and environmentally friendly method of purifying water from any source. With a decade worth of experience in the social enterprise space, Gal brings a unique set of skills to the company to propel the …

It’s easier to get the right people on board when you have a social mission

This week we present to you champion of change, Jawad Aslam, founder of Ansaar Management Company (AMC). AMC was founded in 2008 as the first private sector company dedicated to affordable housing in Pakistan. The company was initially funded by the founder as well as Acumen. The unique model was based on the approach to development taken by Akhtar Hameed Khan and …

What humanity can do for you and what we can do for humanity

We caught up with a remarkable champion of change, Yonathan Parienti, Founder and CEO of Horyou. Yonathan has built a dedicated social networking platform for Social Good where Members, Organisations, and Personalities support and promote solidarity through actions, while advocating a humanistic approach to technology. Horyou provides resourceful functionalities to encourage new ways of interacting with one another. At Horyou, social networking facilitates the process from …

Lensational are empowering women through photography

Since the launch of the crowdfunding platform, our Beta campaign by Lensational has raised 117% of its crowdfunding goal within just a few days! Now that they are halfway through their campaign, we decided to catch up with the Co-Founder of Lensational, Bonnie Chiu to get her thoughts on her crowdfunding experience.   Tell us about Lensational and what inspired you to …

Inspiring Individuals and Communities to Create Social Value

History has conveyed that certainly one of the most sustainable and powerful instruments for empowering global development has been education. Community workers and philanthropists who have dedicated their lives to serving poverty-stricken areas across the world have universally agreed that education has been the only long-term resolution for getting communities on their feet.   Indeed, education is a powerful weapon …