Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Drawing on case studies from the IPOW’s network, including over 40 international partners, the programme aims to expose learners to innovative concepts and working models. Equally, through practical tasks, including the creation of a creative proposal, the course seeks to develop critical thinking, life and business skills. At the end of the course, industry experts will give feedback on creative proposals and learners will be allocated a mentor to support them in further developing their creative proposal. Furthermore, the most viable project will be awarded a small seed fund to support the development of the project.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
• 40 countries involved in the programme development.
• Over 25 countries, across five continents interested in delivering the programme through cultural spaces, academic institutions and NGOs.
• British Council, philanthropists and industry interest in the programme and it’s future implementation.
• Resources created: video (160 resources), audio, text (170 documents).
• Over £200,000 of collected music, film and TV equipment.
The programme has been piloted in three countries to date, we have trained 50 trainers, who will now deliver the programme to over 2,000 participants in the next year. We have received funding to deliver the programme across seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa, training 210 trainers and over 5,000 participants before the end of 2016. Our aim is to deliver the programme across 25 countries to 25,000 participants in year three.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
We see this as having potential impact to improve social situations for young people; opportunity; the local economy and to build sustainable communities.
We intend to work with:
- 25,000 young people by year three with the creative entrepreneurial programme.
- 15,000 young people per year accessing our three cultural spaces.
We track the young people through their journeys and record how the work impacts upon them and their opportunities. For us our social impact is as important to us as our commercial revenue generation.