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The Philanthropy of African Billionaires

Started by Daniel Bassill Jan 10.

The Philanthropy of African Billionaires

Started by Daniel Bassill Jan 10.

Africa-Based organizations - introduce yourselves 6 Replies

Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Apr 20, 2013.

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Comment by Daniel Bassill on June 22, 2011 at 2:32pm
I encourage friends from Africa to view and use this Social Enterprise Map that is highlighting International, European, UK and African organisations that are assisting social enterprises. I found it inthis discussion on Linked in
Comment by Daniel Bassill on January 31, 2011 at 7:04pm
This Map Kibera project shows how a neighborhood in Narobi, Kenya is being mapped.  This blog article compares that project to the Tutor/Mentor Connection's mapping project in Chicago.
Comment by Jay Marinus Nalini van Amstel on January 16, 2011 at 5:29pm

Now we are working on transposing our Robin Hood Brasil to Africa... you know our country have much in commom with Africa... but we on the begining, we need help from people that already have projects or contacts in Africa. We have partners in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya but we need sponsors.


Comment by Ben Parkinson on January 16, 2011 at 11:19am
We use games - board games and RPG - to develop problem-solving skills and strategic/planning/social skills - in the Butterfly project.  We do work in an area which is environmentally challenging, so we may be able to spread the message with/for you.  Here's a picture of a group we ran in December for 12-14s - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7540340&l=3707f46e81&...
Comment by Jay Marinus Nalini van Amstel on January 16, 2011 at 11:02am


We are developing an environmental education project for children and tennagers. We are looking for internacional partners, watch:


access our game blog: http://ehcos.blogspot.com


Jay van AmstelAmbiente em Movimento Institutehttp://pt.wiserearth.org/organization/view/c6f107f1ce89a1dd43dd44cc11529b7d/section/main#

Comment by Ben Parkinson on December 27, 2010 at 7:07pm

I am running the Butterfly Project in Kampala and Lyantonde, which is developing young Ugandans, who can and are creating change in their schools and neighbourhoods.

In Feb 2011 we are also planning to launch a school for social enterprise, which will add three subjects alongside the other core subjects - social enterprise, ethics and international citizenship.  We still need to raise some money for this - about £2,000 left to find (donations accepted on our web-site www.socialenterpriseafrica.org) - but we are also interested in finding partners and mentors for the new cohort from Kitgum and Lamwo starting soon.  If you feel you can contribute to the new curriculum or help in any other way with the development of the school, then please contact me.  There is plenty of other information about the Butterfly Project on-line, so browse to our web-site, if you are interested in hearing.  If you have any questions, then mail me!

Comment by Daniel Bassill on December 27, 2010 at 4:07pm

Thisweb portal, titled The Communications Initiative, might be useful for organizations serving Africa, Asia, etc. The link I'm pointing to is a table you can search, by country, for funding opportunities, specific to different categories, such as children, education, etc.

If any of you find it useful, please share your experiences.

Comment by Midi Berry on November 20, 2010 at 11:27am
Hi Daniel
re your earlier comment on linkedin.com, I find a number of people do use this who are are social entrepreneurs. It is well organized as a network and has grown exponentially since I first joined. For people wanting a volunteer/development orientation idealist.org may suit their purposes. And then there are a number of other networks springing up like WorldPulse, My Social Actions and Changents... the field is opening up everywhere, but the basic challenge of access remains, for so many people like your Brakwa school below and the foundation I mentor to in Northern Rwanda, called Fair Children Youth Foundation (www.fairchildrenrwanda.org). Nowehere is the gap between haves and have-nots or have mores and have less more starkly illustrated currently than in our ability to connect with and utilise the benefits of internet... I'm inclined to want to turn this on its head too and ask "what are the opportunities and what is also essentially right about not being easily connected to internet?". Wishing everyone a great day and night!
Comment by Daniel Bassill on November 20, 2010 at 10:18am
I introduced you to the BRAKWA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL in a Nov. 12 post. Here is a message that describes their need for a modum.

"I have contacted all the Networks in Ghana concerning the Modems and they asked me to consult the Ghana Telecommunication and they said unless I register and buy from those Networks in Ghana but as for Foreign Networks because they have no Licensed in Ghana they cannot help us and these are the only Networks allowed to sell Modems in Ghana therefore I should go and buy from anyone of them. They are as follows:

1. Vodafone Ghana Ltd @ $ 1,200.00 each and the total cost for the (3) three is $ 3,600.00

2. Tigo Ghana Ltd @ $ 1,000.00 each and the total cost for the (3) three is $ 3,000.00

3 MTN Ghana Ltd @ $ 1,200.00 each and the total cost for the (3) three is $3, 600.00

We are appealing to you, our friends and all well wishers to assist our students to get these Modems in other for them to pass their exams well because we could not get the Internet or the Modems our I.C.T. results last year was not encouraging.

Kindly us your good offices to help us. Hope to hear good news from you.

Yours truly,
Bishop Dr. J. B. Saforo"

If anyone in this group can help Dr. Saforo get the modem he needs, please do.
Comment by Daniel Bassill on November 15, 2010 at 10:30am
Are you familiar with www.linkedin.com? It's used by business people to help them find connections to jobs. I'd like to see something like this available to social entrepreneurs in different parts of the world, helping them to connect to each other in ways that benefit each, and their clients.

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