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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).







 (interview pending)


"Partnering with the next generation of cell phone providers to stimulate new skills and jobs"

Soleman Abdi Idd (Chairman, Openworld, Inc.; partner, National Geographic cell phone venture) 

Soleman Idd is an investor and entrepreneur active in private sector cell phone and information technology, geotourism, and free economic zone development projects in Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East. His expertise includes structuring private partnerships for geotourism and Internet-based learning, and promoting land grants and leaseholds for free zones.  In addition, Mr. Idd has organized private initiatives for environmental preservation including incentives for carbon trading offsets for reforestation. Mr. Idd graduated as national valedictorian and pursued studies at the Mogadishu School of Medicine in Somalia. He holds an MBA from the Milan School of Business.