In April, we kicked off our very first CAS in Global Social Entrepreneurship in cooperation with the Centre for Philantrophy Studies at the University of Basel. Five months later, the team of highly motivated social entrepreneurs open up their learning center with Ankhiluun Davaa, our talented new Community Hero from Chinggis Town, Mongolia.
Following an intensive co-creation phase and a successful investor pitch to HILTI Foundation, the team finally met Community Hero Ankhiluun to implement the business plan in a team effort. They were accompanied by Amar, Tunga, Emilie and Altaa, a former student of Uuganaa‘s learning center. It is the first team that a former student participated in an implementation module and we thank Altaa for her support.
From September 4 to 12, the team members acted as real social entrepreneurs in Mongolia. Thanks to the active contribution of everyone, the opening ceremony successfully took place in Chinggis Town and gathered students, teachers, government officials, journalists, artists, World Vision employees, Peace Corps Volunteers and other members of the civil society.
According to the business plan, this new learning center in Eastern Mongolia offers English, IT classes and daycare services to support the students in their homework and exams. The learning center is also a window to the world. It follows the goal to create happiness. Students and their parents can join the new Star Club. The club offers activities, music sessions and virtual calls with BOOKBRIDGE BridgeBuilders who tell about their life and stories. The learning center is run as a social enterprise by Ankhiluun Davaa, her team and her local partners.
In two months time, the team will meet again in Basel to transfer the skills they have learnt, assess their impact and report back to their investor. We keep fingers crossed for Ankhiluun and her team!
Are you interested in becoming part of our next CAS in Global Social Entrepreneurship? Then download the program brochure and contact Carsten at carsten [at] bookbridge.org .