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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).

Students as Learning Entrepreneurs

  • Creating and sharing eLessons

    Opportunities are growing for students — many of whom have affordable tools and high fluency in digital media content creation — to take a far more active role in entrepreneurial learning than at any time before. This section reviews opportunities for engaging their creative energies in new ways that promote skills and attitudes conducive to fulfilling lives.  More...

  • Rewarding successes in peer learning

    This work-study research project, prepared by students at a "bootstrapped" private Horizon Lanka Academy in rural Sri Lanka, explores ways to build upon the precedents of the widely used 19th-century Lancaster System to recognize and reward peer learning.  More...

  • Vesting students as co-owners of schools

    Students in underperforming public schools may soon have opportunities to launch entrepreneurial alternatives, by helping design and prepare business plans that lead to new for-profit charter schools. More...