Online School of Social Entrepreneurship in Central Asia

2013 - 2018
Area of Expertise

As they seek solutions to address pressing social issues, community leaders in Central Asia are faced with many challenges, including a lack of effective management tools and limited exposure to modern models for sustaining their social projects.

Launched in 2013, EF’s Online School of Social Entrepreneurship strengthened the capacity of young leaders in Central Asia to build more prosperous and stable communities innovatively and sustainably. The program fostered robust networks and professional exchanges among a broad group of Central Asian social innovators, and ultimately grew to include over 900 community leaders from across Central Asia.

The School offered courses covering business plan development, fundraising, project management, and financial sustainability. It provided participants practical, hands-on information so they were left equipped with the necessary tools to implement social development projects in the real world. The School fostered social projects focused on identifying alternative energy resources, improving access to education, and increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS among young people. Through the School, EF built a foundation for the long-term development of civil society in the region.