Last year, after scouring the globe for the organizations and individuals working to harness the power of innovation on behalf of poor and vulnerable populations, we were thrilled to announce three winners of the 2013 Next Century Innovators Award. One of the winners was Global Minimum’s Innovate Salone initiative, a challenge that empowers youth in Sierra Leone to build solutions to the most pressing problems that their families and communities face.
They don’t seem to be slowing down in 2014: Now Innovate Salone is spearheading a series of Innovation Labs in four Sierra Leonean schools, where enterprising students will be able to access the tools and mentorship they need to convert their ideas into lasting achievements. Check out Global Minimum’s website for more info on their inspiring work.
And while you’re at it, take a look at this video. It tells the story of Kelvin Doe, a DJing and inventing whiz-kid whose work with Innovate Salone took him all the way to the halls of MIT: