Ambassador: Cecilia Chapiro , Argentina
Cecilia Chapiro co-founded Yunus&Youth, a global online mentoring platform for social entrepreneurs. The aim is to train, equip and connect young social entrepreneurs with the expertise, resources and opportunities needed to maximise their impact. The website pairs budding entrepreneurs with established business people, politicians and academics who share their skills and knowledge to support the mentees’ social business development. The Fellows and Mentors, who offer their time for free, meet the social entrepreneurs for a minimum of two hours a month, and up to eight hours a month. The six-month mentoring programmes helped 43 young social entrepreneurs from over 18 countries The latest programme received 155 applications from 50 different countries and the 25 best were chosen. Yunus&Youth also offer a bi-weekly webinar with an expert Mentor, organise social business events and workshops around the world. So far, 200 hours of workshops, teaching 600 people the value of social business, have been held in Morocco, Brazil and the USA.