Our programs

Reach for Change helps high potential social entrepreneurs develop effective solutions to pressing issues for children and youth. We find local social entrepreneurs through our search and selection, and we support them in becoming investment ready to qualify for support in our development programs.

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Core principles on how we design our programs:
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Local expertise. We support those who are closest to the problems of the community and know better how to lead to the change in need.

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System change. We are looking for those who dare to change the system and won't stop by solving the problems only.

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Co-creation, partnering for change. We work with local and international partners, who are brave enough to innovate together and to invest in new ideas and people.

Ecosystem Development

In addition to direct support for social entrepreneurs, Reach for Change also works to create a sustainable supportive environment that enables social entrepreneurs to develop and scale. This includes increasing awareness of social entrepreneurship, facilitating cross-sector exchange, establishing support networks and advocating for supportive legislation.

We have been working to shape the social enterprise ecosystem in Ethiopia since 2015. Our work has included contributing to the creation of Social Enterprise Ethopia as a founding partner, raising awareness about social enterprise among key stakeholders and advocating for policies that support social entrepreneurship in Ethiopia.

Our main goal is to create a sustainable supportive environment that enables social entrepreneurs to impact a significant share of the children in their target group, through increased number of social entrepreneurs and more social innovation, improved awareness of and attitude towards social entrepreneurship, more supportive legislation for social entrepreneurship, a higher degree of cross-sectoral exchange and partnership opportunities for social entrepreneurs and better opportunities and conditions for attracting funds to social entrepreneurs.

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