Sunday, January 22, 2012

Educate! Preparing Uganda’s Next Generation of Leaders

This post I wrote went up yesterday. Re-posting here!

I got to meet social entrepreneur Boris Bulayev while covering SOCAP11 for Care2. I loved hearing this story. 

In 2002, Boris and Eric Glustrom co-founded Educate!, a Boulder, CO based nonprofit that is developing the next generation of Ugandan leaders. The organization’s Ugandan Mentors spend two hours per week in each classroom, reaching a total of 1,400 students at 24 partner high schools across Uganda. The mentors are all implementing the organization’s leadership-focused curriculum which involves classroom learning and experiential learning. In addition to the classroom instruction, the students, known as Educate! Scholars, create and implement community projects with the support of their Educate! Mentors. 

At the conclusion of the two-year Educate! curriculum, the Educate! Scholars and Educate! Mentors become members of a nationwide alumni program. The network and Educate! continues to serve as a resource to these amazing young people as they scale their ventures and build their careers. Educate! Scholars have already created 100+ businesses and community initiatives, impacting 15,000+ lives in Uganda. 

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