Social Entrepreneurship

How to become a changemaker

A blended learning certificate course for displaced youth  

6 NOVEMBER - 16 DECEMBER 2017

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Course description: This course explores how you can establish projects that make social change in your community. You will learn about the attributes that make a successful social entrepreneur, and work with others to develop and implement projects in your community.

Course location: Study online from anywhere, OR study online and in a physical learning hub in Amman, Jordan, Athens, Greece or Kakuma Camp, Kenya. 

Time commitment: 10 hours per week (approximately 4 hours online, 6 hours face-to-face

Course language: Taught in English, other languages taught in learning hubs

What you will gain from this course

  • Develop your understanding of social entrepreneurship and build the skills to become a social entrepreneur

  • Build a project that addresses an issue in your community, which may also continue after the course has ended

  • Gain a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from Sky School, in partnership with UWC South East Asia, an international school in Singapore

  • Become part of the Sky School community of young social innovators and changemakers

Please note: that this is a stand-alone course and will not lead to a full high school diploma.

Eligibility

This course is designed for young people who want to make a difference in their communities. You might want to join this course because you have an existing project. Or you may have an interest in setting up a project or organisation. Or perhaps you just want to learn more about this topic and gain skills you can put into practice.

You can join this course if you:

  • Are 16 years old or more

  • Are a refugee, internally displaced, asylum seeker or otherwise displaced.

  • Have not completed secondary education

  • Are not currently enrolled in a higher education programme

  • Are interested in this topic and want to have greater impact on your community, through developing projects, improving projects and helping others to develop ideas

  • Are able to read, write and speak in English. We are looking for people who have an intermediate level (B1), and who are eager to learn. You do not need to be fluent in English.

  • Are able to access a smartphone for 6 hours per week

How to apply

Step 1: Read through the prospectus so that you know all of the details of the course, and to see if it is right for you. (See below) 

Step 2: Fill out our application form. (Also below) 

Deadline

Applications have closed for Kakuma, Camp in Kenya; Amman, Jordan; Athens, Grecce and Hanstholm, Denmark.. 

The deadline to apply for students in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon is 17 November at 23.59pm UK time