Harnessing Student Potential In Microfinance
Oct 2012 update - nutrition (including food deserts, food security, renewed methods like aquaponics, goals like end obesity in developed nations and end hunger i developing nations) continues to be a number 1 attractor of student competition entries - eg oregon 1 oct 2012 featured a keynote from one of most noticeable youth-led food deerst SB http://mystreetgrocery.com/ and included competition entries like southern oregon aquaponics, SOU Sustainable Students Farm, Planting The Seed. More generally is nutrition on an unsopable rise across usa- celebrate the simplicity of just do it with nutrition as one
of clinton globals 4 civil service prizes of 2012 is awarded to a 14 year old
(see www.Katieskrops.com ) and the biggest youth summit of the
year (Pittsburgh October) celebrating Yunus and broadcasting superstar of
nutritional chefs Jamie Oliver- who is also an activist of social restaurants
designed to create jobs as well as providing youth community centres with great
THE START OF 21st C Pro-Youth Economics in USA
Over 100 southern universities, around the region where Nobel Laureate Dr Yunus used to work in late 60s, surprised him in Atlanta twice during the ac year 2011-2012. In April they explained how their 11th year of collaboration in student entrepreneur competitions had impressed regional principals to add their own entry- a university built in US's poorest county to converge yunus sb competitions and all other open education resouurces.
. 2012-2013 yunus world series of jobs/SB competitions by students begins N Carolina on 27 Sept 2012 ...
October 2011 Atlanta had seen the first competition cheerled by yunus- 3 of its first winners are at this facebook space as well as dowloaded below. I have added a brief commentary on the different ways these open up huge job creation movements across usa- of course I hope you can improve on this first round of optimism
|.ATLANTA NUTRITION.UK , the Social Impact bonds linked into Big Society andOlympics revisioning of UK's interests in 2010s being youth's most productive decade are billed to open in every major capital a combo between an incubator space and a youth community centre- early SB franchises are expected from Jamie Oliver whose passion for food cultures across usa has been seen on several tv series. Question- could usa also create a lot of jobs by developing nutrition services for the rich obese- why shoukdnt diet and fitness salons be social businesses especially if a few us olympic stars wanted to start dinating their fame to creating jobs that end obesity. As you may know Yu7nus daughter Monica already runs the most economic model of superstars give back at www.singforhope.org -in a world where american youth cant assume Dr Yunus will be such a frequent visitor in the future, i hugely welcome positive suggestions on how to linkin round Monica. In the||
For 2012-2013 - yunus is doing a week lng states tour with 2 full student sb competitions involving over 20 universities in N Carolina 27 Sept and a similar number in state of Oregon oct1. He is also stopping off in DC to see if there will be enoughth entries across other states to come back to host the first end-of year sb competition . Atlanta continues to hold its more general student entreprenur compeittion April 2013 www.ofcvc.org
My main question is : do we have a virtual way of creating sb competitions so that they converge in DC in April 2013. Can we assemble 500 us youth that scakle jobs competions to 2015. Currently there is a japanese clusetr guaranteed- they are laready sacling to 12000 live youth competition in tokyo 30 Jan. The Free university and mandela-branson partners out of s. africa led by my friend www.taddyblecher.com already use competitions and can find us 500 youth out of s.africa. While I realise some of the world's richest universities have their own indiviual competitions the sb colaboration focus can produce more jobs than the big guys can on their own- and anyway if you want to find a society that is prepared to be a social lab the connections of americas 100 poorest universities multiply much deeper trust than those MBA schools can muster
What are your main questions?