1. Inspire others to make change – We want others to feel confident that they can play a part in fixing the things that are broken in our world and feel compelled to join the community of people dedicated to doing something about it. We want to leave people inspired and energised to act. 2. Showcase social entrepreneurship – We want to use our stories not only to illustrate what this somewhat ambiguous phrase means but also to showcase the way that social entrepreneurs bring innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social and environment issues. We want to show people what can be achieved. 3. Demonstrate that Africa is ‘on the up’ – The total lack of drama we experienced on our trip challenges those who label Africa a ‘dark and dangerous’ continent. On the Up is our effort to counterbalance the bad press that Africa often receives and show that, despite the challenges, there are a lot of good things to shout about. We want to celebrate the progress that is being made.
Rob Wilson, Ashoka – The View From The Ground
Social EntrepreneurshipIsolating today’s problems to invent tomorrow’s solutions www.uk.ashoka.org facebook.com/ashokauk @iamrobertwilson @ashokauk
A bit about me 2004: Collecting books for Tanzania 2005: Created READ International 2006 onwards: READ goes big 2011: On the Up 2012: NoPC, Wripped, Ashokawww.uk.ashoka.org www.readinternational.org.uk www.nopc.org.uk www.ontheup.org.uk
On the Up: Goals 1 Inspire others to make change 2 Showcase social entrepreneurship 3 Demonstrate that Africa is ‘on the up’www.uk.ashoka.org www.readinternational.org.uk www.nopc.org.uk www.ontheup.org.uk