The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and One Young World have joined forces to find and empower Thailand’s most impactful young leaders, giving them the skills they need to become successful social entrepreneurs for the Thai Young Leaders Programme. This competitive programme brings together 100 young leaders from across Thailand to attend a unique training camp. At the end of the three-day camp each team pitched their proposal to expert judges. The below teams have been selected by a panel of judges as the winners of the competition and will be featured on stage at the One Young World Summit 2015 in a special session led by Professor Muhammad Yunus and receive seed funding for their new venture.
Social enterprise is booming in Thailand with over 120,000 social entrepreneurs running businesses valued at $27 billion USD. The country is recognised as one of the most sophisticated social entrepreneurship ecosystems in East Asia.
Goody Truck is an alternative retail channel connecting low-income communities and manufacturers with the aim to reduce household spending in low income families and decrease economical loss from overstocking. Our mission is providing access to quality products at lower prices, we increase community well-being and reduce poverty right at their doorstep.
Trawell is a travel agency offering new travel experiences in local communities. Trawell engages locals, investors and travelers to create co-owned businesses to help solve urban poverty in a sustainable way. While travelers enjoy traveling, this model gives local communities and businesses the opportunity to gain economic opportunities from the preservation of the local ways of life and last long heritage architectures in Bangkok's historic old town.
Tidy works in Thailand's waste management sector through a unique platform that enables implementation of source segregation between recyclables & non-recyclables in every household in Thailand. Tidy works on the provision of better work conditions, access to medical facilities and guaranteed employment for the of its employees.
Aroi Hor aspires to create additional income and occupation options for underprivileged people in the urban area. They also aim to uplift the quality of street food in Thailand through the use of food carts. Our services include food cart leasing, training on small business and financial management, quality location provision, food hygiene standard guarantee, and online market access via well-known website and application platform. Through Aroi Hor, the underprivileged will have more job opportunities and better quality of life, while customers will have access to clean and good quality street food.
Social entrepreneurship and sustainable business have been at the core of each One Young World Summit. Over 400 social businesses have been founded by members of our global Ambassador community.
The father of social enterprise, Professor Muhammad Yunus, has appeared at the past three One Young World Summits. We have also been providing financial support to Ambassador led social enterprises since 2012 through the Social Business Accelerator and partnership with the Rwanga Foundation.