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Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:48

What are Affordable Private Schools?

By Open Ideo & Enterprising Schools

Affordable Private Schools (APS) for the poor exist throughout the world and serve millions of children living in low-income areas. These schools are enterprising because they offer underserved communities alternatives in access and quality of education, and represent a new frontier for impact investing. 

Watch these students lip-sync Justin Bieber and take a visual tour of the sorts of schols I will be helping.

Friday, 15 March 2013 18:01

The IDEX Fellowship

IDEX Accelerator is a career launch-pad for aspiring social enterprise practitioners. The 6 month program offers intense field experience and leadership training curriculum that equips fellows with the equivalent of 2 years marketable work experience that’s relevant to social enterprise employers.

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:52

Why IDEX?

Two years ago I was thinking about my future and the career I planned in international development. I was reading Muhammad Yunus' Banker to the Poor when chapter 12 Beyond Micro-credit: A New World of Grameen Enterprises introduced me to the larger concept of social entrepreneurship. I was stunned by the simplicity and power of this transformative idea. I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Hi, I’m Andrew and I’m going to India for 6 months with the IDEX Fellowship to work in a local social enterprise to gain the skills I need to fight poverty for a lifetime. Your help is crucial to my success. Your help also nets you some pretty cool perks. To contribute please visit my paypal donation page. 

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