4 Social Entrepreneurs Win SVC at One Young World 2019

Four social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of our Social Venture Challenge held at One Young World 2019 in London. We are excited to welcome these young innovators to a community of now over 500 Fellows working to solve some of our world’s most pressing challenges.

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge provides a pathway to action for socially responsible young leaders who want to create profound and sustainable change. The winning ventures will work in a variety of issue areas, including education and mentorship, waste reduction, water sustainability, and civic engagement.

YE! (Youth of Excellence)
Fellow: Jasmine Duncan
Location: Castries, St. Lucia

YE! seeks to provide outreach and mentorship programs for young entrepreneurs and students who have left their schooling to equip them with the knowledge and skills to develop their businesses and grow personally. It also seeks to identify and disseminate information on jobs, scholarships, and business opportunities available to young people. 

Fellow: Ghislain Irakoze
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

With a vision of creating a waste-free world, Wastezon is using its mobile application to trace, sort, and collect household organic waste in Kigali, Rwanda. This household organic waste will then be recycled into organic fertilizers, which will be distributed to smallholder farmers to improve their crop yields.

Fellow: Emerson Darío Salguero González
Location: Guatemala

Involúcrate’s mission is to educate young people across Guatemala about the importance of youth participation in the electoral process and national issues through online candidate forums and in-person workshops. Involúcrate also seeks to create pathways for young people to get involved with political parties and representatives to drive civic engagement.

Shape of Water
Fellow: Areej Al Medinah
Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Shape of Water seeks to alleviate the water crisis in Karachi, Pakistan by utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar and their Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to map and identify the weaknesses of water infrastructure systems in the city. Once maps are developed, other technologies such as water meters and sensors can be deployed to monitor the distribution and usage of water to reduce the socioeconomic disparity to water access citizens face.