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The Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools web site has been prepared by Openworld, Inc. as resource for communities to explore new market-sensitive learning initiatives.  It intends to offer a forum for peer-to- peer exchanges by learning entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

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Openworld is offering 500 microscholarships in coming months to fund digital "work-study" projects by students at entrepreneurial schools for the poor to create video clips on opportunities for sustainability. The initiative is funded by recent grants from John C. Whitehead, former coChairman of Goldman Sachs, Jack Pearce, and the Explorers Foundation. Explore the new Seeds of Change challenge offer and apply for the Seeds of Change resources.

How to Contribute to AES

Openworld welcomes your help in assisting grassroots schools in impoverished communities.  

Supporters interested in making tax-deductible contributions to the Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools and "Seeds of Change" initiatives can do so through the Explorers Foundation
(tel: +1 303-744-1855).

Digital Donations

 

GlobalGivingScreenshot-Small.jpgNew funding opportunities for entrepreneurial schools are emerging with the growth of digital donations, a form of online philanthropy explored in a comprehensive Sabre- and Whitehead Foundation-backed 2005 white paper on digital philanthropy. Online giving makes it possible for donors today to assist good causes around the world with a minimum of transaction costs or delay.

A pioneer in digital donations has been Globalgiving.com, which offers hundreds of project opportunities for online contributors to directly send resources to entrepreneurial NGOs and grassroots schools for the poor. 

Horizon Lanka Academy, the entrepreneurial village ICT school in Sri Lanka, is reaping benefits from its relationship with digital donors through Globalgiving and similar web sites.  Its GlobalGiving profile can be seen by clicking on the image above.

Media recognition is also growing, meanwhile, of the value of digital philanthropy in spreading skills (click on the image below for the full article).