Providing employment through arts in Latin America, training environmental consultants in Vietnam, instructing young entrepreneurs in Kenya, radio programs by and for young people in Mexico: there are many, many small projects around the world with new ways of engaging their people, reconnecting them with the community and improving their lives. Building on the each other’s strengths, such programs can make a difference in safer, more prosperous communities.
Date: 3 June
A panel conversation will take its starting point in the new global risk environment, and highlights initiatives from the meeting that in different ways improve the conditions for vulnerable groups in society.
Invited participants to this panel include:
Anders Sundtröm, Folksam, Sweden
Aryan Mayram, Ministry of Rural Development, India
Chair: Rushnara Ali, The Young Foundation, United Kingdom
You can also find the session on our on-line
The Swedish Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen), Fryshuset och Friends join forces to more effectively reach marginal groups
Arbetsförmedlingen is facing the realization that their job seeking programmes don’t reach the intended targets. The gap in language, culture and expectations is too wide to attract the groups at risk. For meeting the challenge Arbetsförmedlingen has now established collaborations with Fryshuset and Friends, two socially-driven organizations, to thus assimilate skills and networks they themselves lack.
Supporting sustainable entrepreneurship in young women, Femina Hip
Femina HIP publishes one of the most popular magazines in Tanzania, targeting youth with the overall aim to prevent HIV/AIDS. Seeing the need to provide its readers with information about entrepreneurship opportunities, its established media platform is a key asset to channel skills development and entrepreneurial ideas to young people on a large scale.
Promoting social entrepreneurship through reality TV, Bamyan Media
Bamyan media uses Reality TV to identify support and train social entrepreneurs and encourage entrepreneurship nation-wide. A model tested in Afghanistan is now globally distributed.
Delivering creative financial skills for inner city youth to unleash entrepreneurship, MyBnk
MyBnk works with young people to build the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their money effectively and make enterprising choices throughout their lives.
Managing creative arts centres in shanty towns to generate youth art enterprises, Crear Vale la Pena
Crear Vale la Pena has developed a program of social inclusion for Argentinian youth, integrating education in the arts, artistic production, and community service as mediums for social and individual development.
Please click here to read more about these and other projects.