What a way to kick off 2018! In the very first weekend of the year, we joined our friends at the African Leadership Academy for their Baraza in New York City to host our very first Social Venture Challenge of the new year! We selected 3 new SVC winners at the ALA Baraza and are so excited to welcome them to the Resolution family!
• Gift Kiti is launching Zawadi Healthcare Services in Kashani, Kenya (near Mombasa) to enhance the quality of life for residents by constructing a borehole that will provide safe and clean water to the local Zawadi Healthcare clinic, while also providing a water source to a town that is currently facing water rationing. Gift aims to transform the clinic into a community hub for other sustainable enterprises, like a community garden.
• Emmanuel Gweamee & Aime Laurent Twizerimana are launching HORN-Empowers, the Hope Restoration Initiative in Monrovia, Liberia. HORN-Empowers works to uplift disabled people from poverty and build self-reliance and resilience to overcome stigma and unemployment, by providing them with the entrepreneurial training and ongoing support to start their own social enterprises.
Our next SVCs are in February in Boston and New York with the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference and the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, respectively.