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The Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools web site has been prepared by Openworld, Inc. as resource for communities to explore new market-sensitive learning initiatives.  It intends to offer a forum for peer-to- peer exchanges by learning entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

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Apply for "Seeds of Change" Microvouchers

Openworld is offering 500 microscholarships 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, former coChairman of Goldman Sachs, Jack Pearce, and the Explorers Foundation. Explore the new Seeds of Change challenge offer and apply for the Seeds of Change resources.

How to Contribute to AES

Openworld welcomes your help in assisting grassroots schools in impoverished communities.  

Supporters interested in making tax-deductible contributions to the Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools and "Seeds of Change" initiatives can do so through the Explorers Foundation
(tel: +1 303-744-1855).


Offering "Seeds of Change" microvouchers in Openworld-assisted communities


Openworld is extending a "Seeds of Change" challenge offer of microscholarships for entrepreneurial schools, to support student research into opportunities for the schools and their communities to become financially sustainable.  Students receiving Seeds of Change funding will create and share brief video clips or Powerpoint slides on their findings.  A related component of the Seeds of Change resource offers will be a downloadable or streaming multimedia toolkit (also in CD/DVD and USB Flash drive formats) on creating local land grant endowments for schools and for ongoing microvoucher systems in the communities. Strategies and techniques covered in the toolkit include options for transfering idle municipal property, negotiating private sector land grants, and awakening land grant value through introduction of free zone-style incentives that remove barriers to investors and entrepreneurs. The toolkit also will give guidance on eligibility and disbursement procedures for microscholarship funds, reporting systems for local and global funders, and opportunities to introduce eGovernment pilot projects in ways that awaken dormant assets in land and workforce skills.

A diagram showing key steps in the Seeds of Change challenge offer path to sustainability is below.