How a School Dropout is Changing the Lives of Youth

Society has conditioned people to believe the only way one can have a worthy career in the formal sector is having a university degree.

Noeline Kirabo was fully sold on this conditioning until her dream of attaining a university degree was dashed by a family tragedy. Left with no choice, Kirabo went on a hunt for an alternative way to get legitimate certification into the formal sector but instead found her purpose that she now uses to make other disadvantaged youth's lives better.

Kirabo describes herself as a family therapist, life coach and social entrepreneur. Her brand of social entrepreneurship helps charity organizations create successful positive social impact using business models.

She is the founder of Kyusa, a not-for-profit organisation which works with out of school youth from urban slum settings and helps them become employable through starting their own businesses or being able to leverage available job opportunities.

Read the Entire Article


Recent Grant News Headlines

Up to the minute current grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Giving Away Silicon Valley’s Billions
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Stanford Magazine highlights Nicole Taylor, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), who plans to put the 'community' back in 'community foundation.' As SVCF's new...more

How to Write a Theory of Change

Bridgespan tackles how a theory of change is a nonprofit's conceptual road map to impact. Bridgespan features how to write one that will help nonprofit leaders achieve their goals. According to...more

Online Course -Voices of Social Change
Foundation: International Youth Foundation

Coursera announces its Voices of Social Change, a free online short course co-designed and delivered by eight young social entrepreneurs. Voices of Social Change, powered by Laureate...more

Every Adult Can Build Youth Resilience and Help Students Thrive
Foundation: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the Tacoma Whole Child Partnership, and Tacoma Public Schools address how school employees who work in a capacity often referred to as support staff can also...more

A Pioneering Mangrove Conservation Project in Madagascar

Madagascar communities launched the world's largest mangrove carbon conservation project, sequestering a huge amount of carbon and securing an ecosystem vital to fishery health. In partnership...more

Financing for Social Entrepreneurship in Peru

In a study conducted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, "Financing For Social Entrepreneurship in Peru," finds that social enterprises in Peru have to a large extent relied on their founders,...more