Educate! to Write World’s First National Social Entrepreneurship Curriculum!
Educate! was asked by the government of Uganda and the United Nation’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) to write the social entrepreneurship section of Uganda’s new national high school entrepreneurship curriculum! The social entrepreneurship curriculum—the first of its kind to be scaled to a national level—marks the first time that youth across a country will be taught as part of a national education system how to create initiatives that address the challenges of poverty, disease and environmental degradation. The curriculum will empower as many as 100,000 diverse high school students across Uganda.
The concept of social entrepreneurship has been growing rapidly since the 1980’s when Ashoka, Echoing Green, and other organizations began to seek and support social entrepreneurs - people and organizations driving effective and sustainable solutions to social and economic issues facing communities around the world.
As part of the Educate! social entrepreneurship curriculum, students across Uganda will start a business or community initiative. In addition, the new social entrepreneurship curriculum will empower students and translate into real change in the community, while developing a new generation of leaders prepared to solve the critical challenges that Uganda faces today.