Kola Masha, 3 others win Skoll Prize for Social Entrepreneurship


Skoll Foundation celebrates four outstanding social entrepreneurs for the 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

According to Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman of the Skoll Foundation, “Social entrepreneurs share several important characteristics: concern for the vulnerable, optimism about our future, an ability to think and do, and most importantly, an unfailing belief in solutions. These four remarkable people give us great hope that a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future is within reach.”

The four awardees are: Kola Masha, Babban Gona Group, Elizabeth Hausler, Build Change, Dr. Rajesh Panjabi, Last Mile Health, and Bradley Myles, Polaris. They have been selected on the basis of their deep understanding that human dignity depends on the security that comes from knowing fundamental needs are met which if fulfilled, can enable people achieve their full potential.

The Awardees’ organizations will receive $1.25 million core support investments to scale their work and increase their impact. The social entrepreneurs also gain leverage through their long-term participation in a global community of visionary leaders and innovators dedicated to solving some of the biggest global challenges of our time.
These outstanding social entrepreneurs will be awarded at the 14th Annual Skoll World Forum, April 5, 2017. You can watch livewatch live or follow online via the hashtag: #skollwf at 4:00-6:00PM (GMT+1).

For more information, see source: http://skoll.org/2017/03/27/meet-2017-skoll-awardees-social-entrepreneurship/

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