Social Enterprise Schools

By giving young people in Egypt a real-life experience of running their own social enterprise, this programme delivers transformational learning which impacts them, their school and their community.

The Pilot

The pilot program with the American International School involved 192 students from grades 9-12 and they developed 91 aspiring social enterprises.

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Some of the winning social enterprises:



A social enterprise which helped women who had experencied domestic abuse living in shelters by teaching them to make and sell earrings, creating a source of income for them. 

Mamma's Donuts

Mamma's Donuts

A successful donut business, selling both in their school & online. The proceeds help an NGO that provides resources for people in need.

Orphans For Egypt

Orphans For Egypt

Planned to work with orphans to prepare them for the work by giving them vocational and interpersonal skills training. The money for these courses came from selling logo designs to start-ups.




They transform and renovate houses owned by the underprivileged using the proceeds from their pudding enterprise. Featured in the Big Issue Schools Special 2022.

Light A Spark

Phase 2 started in March 2022, with 75 grade 9 students from AIS. This time, we have organised a partnership with the Misr El Kheir Foundation - a community school for underprivilaged students. 

In the recent field trip, the 9th graders went to Fayoum to meet these students and get to know them. It allowed the AIS students to better understand the most pressing social issues in Egypt. 

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Dragons' Den Judges

The Dragons' Den Event gives our learners the opportunity to pitch their social enterprise concepts developed during the Social Enterprise Schools program to a board of experts. Winning enterprises will receive funding to further develop the scale of their businesses. 



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Awards Ceremony 

At the conclusion of the Social Enterprise Schools programme, we celebrate the achievements of the students' social enterprises during the awards ceremony. There is also a Dragons' Den competition where students have the opportunity to pitch their social enterprise to a professional board of judges and receive funds to continue the development of their business. 

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Awards Ceremony Nov2021

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