Technology is the key to transforming the lives of disabled people, believes Ghanaian Derick Omari. His award-winning social enterprise trains people with disabilities to use IT to get educated and employed.
Kilmarnock in New Zealand employs 80 people with intellectual disabilities, delivers commercial contracts for big businesses and is about to launch its own training academy. But just a few years ago the organisation was at breaking point.
“I have the most amazing job in the world!” says Minnie Baragwanath, founder of Be. Accessible in New Zealand. She will be speaking at the Social Enterprise World Forum in September about her social enterprise journey.
Undercover economist Tim Harford set out on a quest for ice-cold sodden hair and maximum impact. New Philanthropy Capital's Iona Joy unearths the prickly issues in Harford's attempt to get the most bang for his benevolent buck.