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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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Apply for "Seeds of Change" Microvouchers

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).

Online Work-Study Projects and Virtual Internships

Work-study projects and internships are two ways for students and new jobseekers to begin building resumes and gaining experience.  Work-study projects are often smaller in scale than internships and are less demanding in skill requirement.  Internships are often a good option for those with moderate experience or tuition in a certain field, such as English or IT.  Below are some examples of possible opportunities and services that appeal to leading international firms.


Short-Term Work-Study Projects

  • Conducting keyword searches on a specific topic and returning a list of best links and a summary
  • Translating an online advertisement into another language
  • Preparing a diagram or sketch to accompany a narrative or insert into a PowerPoint slide
  • Preparing a 150-word abstract of an article or short report
  • Conducting image searches for topic-related photos that can be used in a PowerPoint presentation or on a website

Longer-Term Work-Study Projects

  • Composing a musical score to accompany a Flash animation or PowerPoint presentation
  • Transcribing a short interview from an .mp3 or .wav file
  • Creating slide presentations to accompany recorded interviews and lectures
  • Researching and developing eLessons for organizations or schools
  • Translating documents and websites
  • Conducting market research for small/new firms seeking to enter new markets
  • Offering online tutoring services and language practice sessions


Introductory Virtual Internships

  • In-depth web research
  • Graphic artistry designing custom logos and graphics for company websites and other materials
  • Virtual administration handling client email traffic, voice messaging, and other services
  • Web development maintaining company websites and updating time-sensitive data
  • Data entry tasks assisting clients with spreadsheet creation and other reports


Advanced Virtual Internships

  • Providing multilingual tech support/help desk services via email, instant messaging, or Skype calls
  • Bookkeeping tasks assisting client in maintaining accounting files and balancing books
  • Media relations management identifying media contacts and publicity opportunities