Thank you for your gift to EARTH University through our GlobalGiving project "Buy a Dream for a Student at EARTH University!" An EARTH education is unique in many regards, including our focus on entrepreneurial education. Recognizing the role of business ownership in stimulating rural economies, EARTH seeks to nurture entrepreneurial leaders with the capacity and commitment to empower their communities.
To do so, EARTH created the Jorge Manuel Dengo O. Entrepreneurial Projects Program, in which all students develop and operate a business venture during their first three years at EARTH. What makes our program unique? It gives students a meaningful opportunity for experiential learning about entrepreneurship that few institutions in the world offer. Even at business schools, most programs never offer students a chance to move beyond the planning and feasibility stages of a project.
In the program:
Students must work in multicultural and mixed-gender teams to form a company;
The company receives a loan from the University, with financial incentives awarded to innovative projects and to those with a positive environmental and social impact;
Student groups share two thirds of the profits, returning one third of the profits to a revolving fund that will finance future projects;
Students learn about ethical business practices, and ethical business behavior forms part of their overall grade.
Your gift to our project helps to fund the Jorge Manuel Dengo O. Entrepreneurial Projects Program and is an investment in job creation and prosperity for communities throughout the developing world.
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