The Global Entrepreneur Academy is an initiative of The 1010 Project, a humanitarian organization founded upon four primary values: Poverty Matters, Relationship Matters, Justice Matters, Community Matters.
Over the years and in the context of these values, we’ve engaged in building friendships in Kenya. These relationships continue to shape and define our work as we seek to help our friends break the cycle of poverty.
Working together in this common mission of breaking the cycle of poverty, friendships grew into partnerships. Today we have a thriving network of partners that educate disadvantaged children, empower women, prevent HIV/AIDS, and provide microfinancing.
Initially, The 1010 Project engaged in grant-making and advocacy in order to mobilize the resources available in the U.S. to assist our partners in Kenya.
To further support our partners’ work, we wanted to know the key to effectively break the cycle of poverty. So we asked our friends.
Our partners told us the key to breaking the cycle of poverty is education; specifically, training in creating successful and sustainable businesses. Based upon a triple bottom line business philosophy (People, Planet, and Profit), The GEA is an 8 session business training program.
Facilitated by indigenous instructors, The GEA is a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship and business management and equips students with a business plan, which can also be used in their efforts to secure financing for their businesses.
Changing the World
Employing the terms of the familiar analogy about giving a man a fish versus teaching him to fish, we are truly teaching people how to fish. In so doing, we are offering a realistic means of breaking the cycle of poverty for families and communities.
International development has evolved over the years from direct provision of goods to efforts to foster economic development through microfinance.
The Global Entrepreneur Academy is the next step – equipping people to use available financing to create enterprises that meet their own needs. It is only through self-sufficiency and sustainability that the cycle of poverty can truly be broken. And as it is, the world as we know it will be changed.
Come Change the World With Us
Just $50/mo ($600/yr) equips one entrepreneur to break the cycle of poverty through business education.
Make a contribution of $3000 and join the Founder’s Circle for an academy. Founders are honored on The GEA publications for their extraordinary investment in business education.
Leave A Legacy
Contact us about how you can establish a yearly scholarship, sponsor a new academy, and more.
Donations are tax-deductible, and can be made anonymously and in honor/memoriam.
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