Thank you for your investment in the next generation of social entrepreneurs. Since November 2012, TakingITGlobal has provided additional programming and micro financing to the best and brightest of our young innovators.
Recently, TakingITGlobal launched a Micro Mentorship Program in conjunction with Microsoft Innovate for Good. The purpose of the Micro Mentorship Program is to offer a framework of support to graduates of the Sprout E-course to leverage their existing plans, knowledge, skills and capital to advance world-changing initiatives. This program matches a Microsoft employee or alumnus with a participant to address a singular challenge or need and bolster the success of their start-up venture. We look forward to learning the outcomes of this program at the end of April 2013.
At the same time, our 2012 Pearson Fellows, who completed their program commitment on December 14, 2012, will be submitting final reports at end of April 2013 summarizing the outcomes from their project launches and the immediate impact they have observed.
Finally, in addition to our online programming, TakingITGlobal recently facilitated an event-based program called Sprout Unplugged to 200 youth in Dubai, Washington, DC and New York. This training focused on equipping youth participants with the requisite skills, competencies and building blocks of social venture development. Early feedback has confirmed that this participant-driven action learning experience is helping to address a previously unmet need in the social innovation sector.
More details on the evolution of TakingITGlobal's social innovation programming can be found at www.tigweb.org in May 2013. Thank you again for your important contribution to our work!
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