Initiatives

  • AWTAD UP Community

    Egyptian entrepreneurship is booming. With over 30 percent of the country aged between 15 and 29, and thousands of unemployed young people, SME growth in Egypt right now is coming less out of innovation and more out of necessity. In one sense, therein lies the definition of small business potential: that individual empowerment will rise directly in proportion with employment and economic levels. Delving further, that in May 2016 the executive manager of the Egyptian Banking Institute's declared SME projects as accounting for roughly 78% of jobs nationally, we begin to get a bigger picture of how influential SME growth can be for Egypt. On the other hand however, if this growth is not dealt with in a sustainable manner, the implications on the future of Egypt's economy could be dismal.

    At this crucial turning point which will largely determine Egypt's future, the give first initiative is proud to partner with AWTAD whos latest masterpiece is the UP Communities.

  • Arij Palestine Sustainability

    ARIJ Natural Resources Program aims to assess alternative options, policies and strategies to conserve natural resources, which can be used as the basis for formulating recommendations and informing strategic decision making to improve the management of these resources and assist in their sustainability.

  • As their mission statement suggests, their learning environment, the ship of adventures- a creative space in the design of a pirate ship, is certainly ‘dynamic’. This is a magnificent example of local people channelling their time and energy to provide for community development. At Hackney Pirates, creativity blossoms in line with the vision to nurture well-rounded education. 

  • Many companies have study programs but Will’s content is unique. They are encouraging students to engage in meaningful and valuable studies. Aside from studies, they provide an opportunity to see the reality of Nepal.

  • Ouseburn Farm could have just been a farm. Instead, it acts as a registered charity located a mile from Newcastle city centre aiming to provide an integrated setting where people with disabilities and the able-bodied can work together on a farm project benefitting the community.

  • Autistic Youth

    Sandwiched between Great Britain and Ireland lies the proud Isle of Man where a middle aged woman named Jennifer is brewing up a social support program for young adults with autism spectrum disorder to learn job skills which help place them in permanent employment.

  • CynteQ is beginning to utilise their platform to a greater degree of success, taking it, as Samuel said, “as part of their corporate social responsibility” to travel to rural Nairobi villages educating 8-13 year olds who would otherwise have no computing opportunity.

  • Loyverse is a software company deeply aware of two points. The first is regarding the common challenges that come with starting new businesses and projects, and the second is just how correlative SME development is with a nation's overall economic development.

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