Do something good!
Do something good is a new project developed by a young Maltese driven by his will to see a change in the world. The website and social media contacts will work as virtual incubator and hub for social start-ups, allowing idea sharing and networking for social entrepreneurs to-be.
Fighting isolation in the digital world
The 2017 Basic Digital Skills report suggests that in the UK, at least 3% of young people aged 15 to 24 are being left behind when it comes to digital skills. Far from being alarming, this data translates in increased social inequalities for the left behind, opening space for an intervention lead by CSR initiatives of tech companies. These initiatives are generally addressing the needs of young people who have support and motivation to take part. What about those that have no motivation neither support to acquire digital skills? How to reach out and help these tech-vulnerable young people?
A support programme has being developed and placed in practice. The programme makes use of the outreach of youth workers and youth focused organisations in order to provide services.
The idea of linking up digital skills training and youth work is based on the assumption that youth workers and youth organisations are better equipped to understand the challenges and the systemic factors that stop there young people from acquiring digital skills. This allows a better service provision, tailored to the needs of the users.
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Products that solve real challenges faced by the people
South African social enterprise Lumkani is helping the spreading of fires in informal settlements through special fire detectors which are able to distinguish between ‘safe’ fire – the one that is used to cook or to heath houses – and dangerous fire, thus limiting the occurrence of false alarm.
EntrInno 4th Newsletter
Read some interesting quotes from the participants who tested EntrInnO in partners' countries.
The importance of being circular
The traditional economic models are based on linear and simplified models, where increased consumption translates in an increase in the production and in the overall growth of the system. In the last decades this oversimplified model has been questioned by economists and policy makers as not taking in consideration all the factors that in reality influence the movements of the economic system.
EntrInnO focus groups in Lithuania
2016.01.13 at the premises of Social Innovation Fund in Kaunas, focus groups meeting within the EntrinnO project was held. The participants were divided into two teams: stakeholders and the target group. The expert group consisted of practitioners, entrepreneurs, university teachers, while in the other group (target group) there were young people (students), who are potential entrepreneurs.
The meeting was conducted by two experts, one of which moderated the discussion and meeting, and the other was preparing minutes. Focus groups were carried out in Lithuanian language, and in accordance with the project coordinator’s guidelines.