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Technology is the key to transforming the lives of disabled people, believes Ghanaian Derick Omari. His award-winning social enterprise trains people with disabilities to use IT to get educated and employed. Read the full article on Pioneers Post here
The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), the leading international forum for social entrepreneurship and social investment, is set to be hosted in Addis Ababa next year.
With growing popularity of social enterprises in the country, the gathering is to be the first time such an event has taken place in the region which was first started in Edinburgh in 2008, rotating in a number of countries around the world. Click here to read the full article
Bruktawit Tigabu awarded Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the year 2018 by the Schwab Foundation at World Economic Forum.
Bruktawit Tigabu began her professional career as a primary school teacher in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Determined to improve the conditions of children in her country, she looked for ways to educate children on a mass scale. In 2005, with her husband, Bruktawit established the educational multimedia enterprise Whiz Kids Workshop. Working from their living room, using sock puppets, computer graphics and their own voices, they began producing Tsehai Loves Learning, the first educational preschool television program in the country. Whiz Kids Workshop went on to develop further programs and win numerous international awards such as the Next Generation Prize at Prix Jeunesse International (2008) and the Japan Prize International Contest for Educational Media (2008, 2009). Bruktawit was named a Rolex Young Laureate in 2010 and one of Fast Company’s 2012 most creative people in business.