Education & Entrepreneurship
E&E is a Tanzanian social enterprise that promotes equal access to a high-quality vocational education offering low-income youth, the attitudes, behaviors and skills they need to become active citizens and change makers in their communities. E&E has funded in 2011 the Professional College of Njombe and has established on-campus production units run by teachers and students, selling high-quality goods and services in the local market. These production units serve as platforms for students to gain practical and entrepreneurial skills and finance the costs of the Professional College itself
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Education & Entrepreneurship
Náiss Limitada is a Mozambican social enterprise that sells affordable good quality toilets in the low-income peri-urban areas of Maputo with a high rate of families without a home toilet or with unsafe and unhealthy toilets as a result of high costs or lack of access. Náiss leverages on mobile technologies, mobile payment methods and on giving the possibility to pay by monthly instalments to ensure the access to its products to its customers.
The Maramao social enterprise was founded in 2014. While producing vegetables , cereals , grapes , hazelnuts and processed products grown and produced according to organic farming techniques , Maramao promotes social integration , the well-being of the people involved and builds trusting relationships between people that cultivates and those who consume the products. Maramao fosters training opportunities and job placement of disadvantaged people such as asylum seekers and refugees.
The e- commerce platform Familydea services , operating since 2014, allows families and individuals to access services offered by companies and social cooperatives , combined in a qualified and certified web platform. Familydea offers services throughout the country by promoting quality at affordable cost along with a qualified and useful information to support daily decisions of households relating to Health Care , Childhood and adolescence etc.
BLITAB is the World’s first tactile tablet that delivers real-time content to blind and visually impaired people. BLITAB is an innovative device for Braille reading and writing that displays one a whole page Braille text at once, without any mechanical elements. BLITAB offers a new user experience for Braille and non-Braille readers via touch navigation, text-to-speech output and Perkins-style keyboard application. It allows a direct converting of any text file into Braille from USB sticks, Internet and obtaining information via NFC tags. BLITAB is also a platform for all existing and future software applications for blind readers. Blitab inner motivation is to make blind people independent at school, at home and at work and to enable them to maintain gainful employment.
Pedius is a communication system helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to make phone calls, using voice recognition and speech synthesis technologies. Pedius provides products and services as follows:
–Mobile APP – The app gives Deaf and Hard of Hearing people the freedom to have real-time conversations when they need to call a plumber, book a table at their favorite restaurant, or talk to their doctor.
–Work inclusion – Deaf employees can use Pedius technology as an alternative to traditional phone, with a customized experience for conference call.
–Call center solution – Pedius enables traditional call centers to receive phone calls from Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. The service has no impact on companies’ infrastructures, pricing is based on company’s customer base size.
Devergy is a social enterprise with headquarters in Tanzania, where only 2% of the rural population has access to electrical energy from the national electrical network.
Devergy aims to fill this huge gap by supplying power to rural areas of Tanzania, without ever imposing restrictions on the way that power is used.
Devergy constructs and manages micro electrical and solar energy grids in villages located in rural areas of Tanzania that are not connected to the electricity network, supplying an affordable and reliable electric service to low-income people.
An empty building, an abandoned space, a deserted place to revive, a project, a socio-cultural laboratory.
This is how to describe what is happening to the former military armoury of Reggio Emilia, one of the most important social cooperation investments in real estate assets that have been abandoned and underutilized, now destined to activities of collective interest. A symbolic action that represents a sui generis interpretation of the re-cycling economy, linked to the regeneration of real estate assets and their transformation into “communitarian assets” that recover a new social function in addition to a strictly architectural and environmental dimension.