Reach for Change find and support local early stage social entrepreneurs who work towards one or more of the sustainable development goals set up by the UN. The entrepreneurs are supported to scale their innovations through capacity building, networks and funding, all in partnership with multiple sectors. Being Co-created by successful entrepreneurs in the non-profit and the business sector in 2010, we have supported entrepreneurs in 18 countries across three continents.
Key and distinct for our program implementation is that we have local knowledge and expertise of our markets. If we are to work with scaling social entrepreneurs and ensuring their impact on children we have to have the local knowledge and first-hand understanding of our target group - children and youth. Local knowledge is secured through local staff and locally executed programs.
♦ We are agile: We embrace innovation and we learn through trial and error.
♦ We are business-savvy: We understand our customers, we are cost conscious and results-driven.
♦ We keep it simple: We always look for the shortest way to the biggest impact.
♦ We bet on the pioneers and the untried ideas – because that’s where innovation happens.
♦ We act and we challenge others to act: We’d rather fail than do nothing.
♦ We stand up for what we believe in: We are always the voice of our entrepreneurs and the children they help.
♦ We won’t take no for an answer: We are obsessed with creating a better world for children, and we will do what it takes to succeed.
♦ We are in this together: We realise that we can’t change the world alone.
♦ We are one Reach for Change – and we stand side by side with partners and social entrepreneurs.
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