Not only are we invested in creating environments that encourage fun and diverse education, but we are also active supporters of the concept of social entrepreneurship. Although it may be a trendy buzzword right now, the ideas behind the concept are what keep us on board. That’s why we’ve decided to team up with the Center for Social Innovations (CSI), a social enterprise based in Kumasi, Ghana.
Benson, one of CSI’s co-founders, has been a dear colleague and friend of mine for years now. We began working together at another social enterprise, ThinkImpact, in 2013 and have both taken the leap to create and nurture our own socially-focused businesses.
Benson and I during our time in South Africa, where we co-led a social entrepreneurship program to a rural community in the Western Cape.
Harnessing the principles of design thinking and asset-based community development, CSI runs programs that foster youth development by encouraging younger generations to think creatively about leveraging available resources to solve pressing community issues. These programs encourage youth to become active change makers, to get up off the side lines and realize they can play an integral role in creating lasting, positive change in their own communities.
We will be working with CSI to support their work in human-centered design and youth empowerment as they roll out social design challenges in five basic schools in Kumasi.
We are excited and grateful to be part of this partnership—stay tuned for more updates on CSI and the youth design challenges we will be supporting!