Update at SolvePoverty

Since its launch in 2001 at Oxford University by Princess Anne, (with Opportunity International), YOU and SolvePoverty.comhave helped raise funds for social entrepreneurs and other internet-connected projects across the world. By clicking the ‘Freely Donate’ button on the front page, over 15,000,000 times to-date, you have helped release funds from our sponsors that have been allocated to a number of Poverty Alleviation projects across the world ranging from Micro-Finance programs, creation of telecentres and the provision of scholarships via our ongoing relationship with the Global e-Inclusion Movement and our primary sponsors.

Although we are no longer formally involved with Opportunity International we continue to be inspired by their work and methodology. Opportunity International is a global leader of microfinance and social enterprise development, and recently celebrated their 35th anniversary.The ultimate aim of this website is to stimulate strong flows of solidarity and resources (i.e., funds, knowledge, experience, employment.) between rich and poor areas of the world, with a focus on educational and employment projects. SolvePoverty.com has been funded over the last decade by a range of sponsors and private funders and is made possible with a dedicated team of volunteer managers.

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New Foundation - SolvePoverty

As part of our long term plan, it’s our intention to create an easy-to-use site showing you  the best eLearning platforms globally, where you can certified in almost anything, anytime and anywhere.  Once you have gained the skills or training you need, we will then offer you with a very large selection of links to internships, job placements and other volunteer positions to get that position. This will be ready in 2016.

“Learn..Anything..Anywhere”

We’re not a college or a university but you can find and learn just about anything at one of the premium education providers found here. Our mission is “to enable knowledge on as many devices as possible, via the internet, accessing internships, courses & jobs through platforms like edXMOOCsthe Khan AcademyCoursera, jobs and internships via CareerJet & more. We believe in world class education for anyone enabling healthy lives.”

-You help create sustainable skills and livelihoods.
-Visit your 20+ award winning projects at OrphanIT.com
-Since 2000 you clicked well over 5 million times.

SolvePoverty and OrphanIT History

2000 - SolvePoverty.com launched at Oxford University by Princess Anne.
2001 - Built 1st Pilot ICT ‘GLOW’ Telecentre school in Manila.
2002 OrphanIT.com launched as youth powered web development service.
2003 - Partner with Global eInclusion Movement on SolvePoverty Click Fund.
2004 - 100+ web dev jobs completed in 12 countries - work ongoing.
2005 - SolvePoverty.com begins programming software for telecentres.
2006 OrphanIT helps create Youth Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.
2007OrphanIT launch of YSEI mentor program.
2007- Partner with PageOneRankings.com.au to develop social outsourcing.
2008 -Launch Social Impact to assist telecentres create employment.
2009 - Over 900 ICT jobs created by SolvePoverty’s Social Outsourcing work.

Facilitation of all Mentorship Programs.

youth employment and telecentresOrphanIT was created in 2002 to help locate and provide social outsourcing jobs to the graduates of the Philippines 1st Telecentre called GLOW which SolvePoverty helped fund. The GLOW Telecentre (Global Learning Opportunities on the Web) was integrated into our microfinance partners CCT in 2005. Founded in 1992, the Center for Community Transformation began as an informal network of development practitioners who believed that development strategies could best be achieved by enriching the spirituality of a person. CCT ministers to micro-entrepreneurs, service workers, itinerant vendors, orphans, and abandoned children in urban poor communities. CCT Mission Statement: Changing Lives, Strengthening Families and Transforming Communities.

Philippines Mobile Telecenters.

self-contained, wireless enabled, mobile telecentres

Mobile - Telecenters - internet and telecommunications for Filipinos. Offering education in villages and baranguays in the urban regions of Manila’s metropolis, 5 young Filipinos are building the country’s first mobile, self-contained, wireless telecentre. The students are all graduates of the Philippines 1st telecenter, GLOW, which launched in 2002. They have designed a new and innovative approach of delivering ICT learning combined with a sustainable model, to communities that typically have no access to these services.

Our Inspiration to Help Youth

The inspiration for our programs has come from the pioneering and highly successful micro enterprise development model of David and Carol Bussau and Microfinance organisation - Opportunity International Australia. In 2000 we were fortunate to be able to engage with David, Denis Perry, Andrew Tyndale and a number of the Opportunity International team on the deployment of a 3 year pilot telecentre program called GLOW Learning Centres. This team also helped create SolvePoverty.comGLOW telecentre Philippines

This GLOW project created the Philippines first ICT Telecentre for disadvantaged youth in Ermita, Manila with CMED partners CCT.  Although we are no longer involved with Opportunity International we continue to be inspired by their work and methodology. Opportunity International is a global leader of micro-finance and enterprise development, and they recently celebrated their 35th anniversary.

“Enabling education and job opportunities for the poor on devices globally

We’re not a college or a university but you can find and learn just about anything at one of the premium education providers here. Our mission is “to enable knowledge on as many devices as possible, via the net, accessing internships, courses & jobs through places like edXMOOCsthe Khan AcademyCoursera, jobs and internships via CareerJet & more. We believe in world class education for anyone enabling healthy, sustainable lives.”

-You help create sustainable skills and livelihoods.
-Visit your 20+ award winning projects at OrphanIT.com
-Since 2000 you clicked well over 5 million times.

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Use this site to learn and gain knowledge. Start an internship or land a job wherever you are. It’s easy. Find a device connected to the internet and follow these simple steps.

  • Work out what skill or course that you really need to get a job where you live right now?
  • Are you OK learning with real teachers & sometimes remotely from professors online?
  • You can try a free demo example of how you would study online to get you’re training or certificate.
  • Do you (family/friend) have access to a device. ie a smartphone, laptop, desktop, tablet or TV.

These sites have compiled excellent collections of the leading colleges, courses and skills so you will be sure to find what you need ……. “they that love reading and learning have everything within their reach”.

Find device. Choose link below and choose from the world’s largest ‘colleges’. You’ll find 100’s of leading courses at no cost. Start at The Khan Academy or edX.  Directory ready here in 2016.

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YSEI Asia 2009 Fellows Announced

Youth Social Enterprise Initiative (YSEI) is pleased to announce its Asia 2009 Start-up Stage fellows who will receive USD75,000 start-up funding. More details..

The five young social entrepreneurs who have been selected from the YSEI Asia 2009 programme have showed great commitment towards realising their business idea. In addition, Cyril Devan from Malaysia, Stephanie Caragos and Khristine Lopez, both from the Philippines, Ajay Shakya from India, and Thailand’s Patipat Susumpow have successfully demonstrated competence in building viable social enterprises through their participation in YSEI which is a GKP Global Partnership Programme.

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