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Transforming Africa through Social Entrepreneurship November 17, 2016 in Our Change Leaders

Faraja Nyandu is just one an example of a local innovator who tapped into the power of social entrepreneurship. Based in Tanzania, she leads Shule Direct, a digital solution for teacher shortages across the country. She is working to implement a lasting solution to the teacher shortage issue in Tanzania's educational sector and to provide ...

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Social Entrepreneurship: A tool to address Africa’s illiteracy problem September 08, 2016 in Social Entrepreneurship

Africa is the only continent where more than half of parents are unable to help their kids with their homework due to illiteracy. A report by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) indicates that about 38 percent of African adults are illiterate, two thirds of which are women.

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Bayport and Reach for Change reward teacher with GH¢8,000 August 29, 2016 in Press releases

Bayport Financial Services and Reach for Change Ghana have awarded Rita Siaw, a primary school teacher at the Likpe Nkwanta L/A Basic School with an amount of GH¢8,000 for emerging the most exceptional teacher in the Bayport Teacher Innovation Program.

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Meet Lily Kudzro: A social entrepreneur with creative impact November 14, 2017 in Our Change Leaders

When a child glides a blue paintbrush across a canvas to compose a lake, or sculpts an elephant from clay, something magical happens. That magic is not found in the finished product; it’s unimportant whether a painting resembles a real lake, or if an elephant’s trunk is proportional to its body. The magic is in the process of creating ... 

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Women’s economic empowerment: an urgent need for African women and children March 08, 2018 in Social Entrepreneurship

One of the areas in which African women’s equality is lagging is economic participation and opportunity. This is concerning because we understand that when women are disadvantaged economically, their children also suffer. 

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Fostering football for social good: how one social entrepreneur is influencing the development of the sport in Rwanda April 09, 2018 in Our Change Leaders

Jacques leads the Dream Team Football Academy in Rwanda, a football club for children and youth that fosters the development of football, while providing opportunities for young people to learn about teamwork, develop their abilities and make friends ...

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Empowerment through literature: Imagine We fosters a culture of reading and writing in Rwanda June 08, 2018 in Our Change Leaders

Dominique Uwase Alonga is a smart, brave and passionate social entrepreneur who we are proud to support in our incubator. She is the founder and CEO of Imagine We, a publishing house that is working to change the reading culture among children in Rwanda.

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Day of the African Child Contest to award innovative youngsters June 16, 2018 in Press releases

Reach for Change has launched its fourth annual Day of the African Child Contest, this year challenging African children to come up with solutions to the problems they and their peers face. The annual innovation contest will provide two awards of $500 to two youngsters aged 18 years or younger to help them implement ideas ...

 

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Reach for Change launches Big Ideas for Children Challenge to improve children’s lives June 20, 2018 in Press releases

Reach for Change has launched the second phase of this year’s Big Ideas for Children Challenge, an innovation competition that finds and supports Addis Ababa’s top social enterprises with solutions ...

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Report: Reach for Change impacts over 200,000 children and youth across Africa July 05, 2018 in Press releases

A report released by Reach for Change highlighted the substantial impact the organization has made through its support programs for social entrepreneurs, positively impacting 237,490 African children and youth in 2017 alone. 

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