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African projects launched

Openworld has offered support to projects in Gabon, Senegal, and Somaliland for students and jobseekers to research market-based learning and sustainable development. A presentation on Gabon's "Green Free Zone" opportunity has been released. In Somaliland, teleworkers helping the new Somaliland-based entrepreneurial school, recipient of a 37 acre land grant, have also begun producing video clips on Internet-enabled job creation solutions. An entrepreneurial academy in Senegal is also preparing video clips, with microscholarship funding, on new learning-and-earning opportunities to promote school sustainability.

Seeds of Change Offer: Microvouchers for student projects

Openworld is offering 500 microvouchers 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, Jack Pearce, and the Explorers Foundation. Explore the new Seeds of Change challenge offer and apply for the Seeds of Change resources.  Initial video projects are being prepared by students at the Horizon Lanka Academy in Sri Lanka, as well as high school age students in North America.

Openworld Team Launched on

In response to failing public sector systems for delivery of services and infrastructure, Openworld has launched new pages in John Robb's resilient communities wiki to spread practical innovations for self-funding and sustainable alternatives.

Sponsor/Partner Opportunities

Openworld welcomes your help in spreading grassroots free market initiatives in impoverished communities.
For those interested in supporting new self-help opportunities, Openworld welcomes Global Resource Partnerships with individuals, policy institutes, and organizations that can contribute to global challenge offers. Donors interested in making tax-deductible contributions to support Openworld’s nonprofit activities can do so through the Explorers Foundation (tel: +1 303-744-1855). Sponsor options are also offered to supporters who seek early-stage access to new talent and development opportunities.

Opportunities for campus-based groups to enrich "Seeds of Change" offers


Campus-based students and organizations can provide valued inputs for entrepreneurial schools seeking to improve the quality of learning resources in the community, as well as for developers interested in maximizing the value of land grant endowments.

Specific opportunities to assist include:

  • preparing video clips that can enrich the onsite or online curriculum of local schools interested in expanding their language, technical, or business skills training resources
  • proofreading and graphically enhancing "eLessons" produced by student work/study teams in entrepreneurial schools in poor regions (see samples of such student-created online learning resources)
  • sharing practical insights (through video clips and slides) on innovative technologies, site development planning, market studies, and business climate reforms for potential inclusion in Openworld toolkits for eAcademies, eCenters, and "quickstart" free zones.
  • Assisting specific grassroots self-help projects of their choosing.  Inputs can be provided in the form of:

A diagram showing on options for campus group engagement is here.  Please use this signup form if your campus-based group is interested in helping expand and deepen the "Seeds of Change" challenge offers for grassroots self-help initiatives.

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